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Drug deaths put focus on youth music events

POMONA (AP) - Two women died from suspected drug overdoses at a popular weekend music festival at the Los Angeles County fairgrounds, prompting calls for an investigation and concern over the use of drugs at youth-oriented events.

August 03, 2015 | | State

Minimum wage initiative cleared for signatures

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A union-backed effort to raise California's minimum wage has been approved to start collecting signatures for a statewide ballot initiative.

August 03, 2015 | | State

Authorities search rugged area in ongoing manhunt

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities on Monday searched a rugged, five-square-mile area east of Bakersfield, California, as part of a six-day manhunt involving a killing, kidnapping and the wounding of two deputies.

August 03, 2015 | | State

Tip Manteca firemen, help struggling kids with school

Manteca Firefighters Local #1874 IAFF is again hosting their annual Tip a Fireman event on Wednesday, Aug. 26, from 5 until 9 p.m. in support of the Give Every Child a Chance's free after school mentor/tutoring programs.

August 03, 2015 | | State

Judge extends hold on videos made by anti- abortion group

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal judge in San Francisco extended a restraining order on Monday that blocks an anti-abortion group from releasing any recordings that it secretly gathered at annual meetings of an abortion providers' association.

August 03, 2015 | | State

Americans favor farmers & food

LOS ANGELES (AP) - When water gets scarce and the government slaps restrictions on its use, who should be first in line at the spigot? Farmers, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll.

August 03, 2015 | | State

San Diego residents mull suicide barrier on iconic bridge

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A group of San Diego residents is studying the feasibility of adding a barrier to the city's iconic Coronado Bridge to prevent people from jumping to their deaths.

August 03, 2015 | | State

Man goes back to sleep after train runs over him

RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) - Police say an eastern Indiana man tried to return to sleep on top of railroad tracks after a conductor woke him to say he had been struck by a train.

August 03, 2015 | | State

President Obama to order steeper cuts in emissions for power plants

NEW YORK (AP) - President Barack Obama will impose even steeper cuts on greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants than previously expected, senior administration officials said Sunday, in what the president called the most significant step the U.S. has ever taken to fight global warming.

August 03, 2015 | | State

Negligence in bee sting therapy

ALHAMBRA (AP) - An acupuncturist in Southern California could have his medical license suspended by state regulators who claim he used bee stings to treat patients and didn't have an allergic reaction kit in his office.

August 03, 2015 | | State

Golden eagle dies 3 months after being released into wild

WALNUT CREEK (AP) - A young golden eagle rescued by firefighters and released from a wildlife hospital three months ago has died after being struck by a wind turbine, officials said.

August 03, 2015 | | State

Suicide spike boosts oversight of California women’s prison

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A spike in suicides and attempted suicides has prompted corrections officials to step up oversight at a California women's prison as inspectors try to pinpoint the cause of the troubling increase.

August 03, 2015 | | State

Firefighter dies in wind-fueled NorCal wildfire

REDDING (AP) - A firefighter evaluating a Northern California wildfire was killed by the erratic, wind-stoked blaze while he was surveying an area to decide the best way for crews to handle the flames, a U.S. Forest Service official said Saturday.

August 03, 2015 | | State

Judge to decide if ex-lawmaker’s trial proceeds

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California Sen. Ron Calderon strolled into the Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas two years ago primed for another weekend of fun. In a 10th floor room, overlooking the hotel's iconic dancing fountains, his plans folded.

August 03, 2015 | | State

Fire raging north of SF threatens homes

LOWER LAKE (AP) - Wildfires blazing in several Western states Sunday chewed up forests and threatened homes but were most numerous in Northern California where dozens are raging and setting off evacuations.

August 03, 2015 | | State

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MERCED (AP) - A decade has passed since America's newest research university opened amid farmland in central California. And surprisingly little on the landscape has ...

August 23, 2015 | | State

Feinstein wants Obama to create three monuments

LOS ANGELES (AP) - U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein has asked President Barack Obama to bypass Congress and create three national monuments in the California desert.

August 23, 2015 | | State

Water agencies sue Bureau over releases for fish

The San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority along with Westlands Water District has filed a lawsuit in federal court to stop the Bureau of Reclamation from ...

August 23, 2015 | | State

Blaze burns lodge, threatens recreation spot

KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK (AP) - A wildfire burned a lodge in Kings Canyon National Park, the first structure the huge blaze has burned in the ...

August 23, 2015 | | State

SF looks to to civil courts to curb graffiti

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - You spray, you pay.

August 23, 2015 | | State

Napa earthquake year ago today

NAPA (AP) - The 6.0 magnitude quake that woke the placid wine town of Napa at 3:20 a.m. on Aug. 24, 2014 was ...

August 23, 2015 | | State

Gun-wielding teen fatally shot; suicide note found

ONTARIO (AP) - A Southern California teenager robbed a fast-food restaurant and threatened passers-by with a gun from his skateboard until he was fatally shot in ...

August 21, 2015 | | State

Sierra fire bears down on popular Hume Lake

FRESNO (AP) - A weeks-old wildfire that has now burned across 60 square miles was bearing down Friday on a popular recreational lake near Kings Canyon ...

August 21, 2015 | | State

Seed bugs swarming high desert, invade homes, cars

LONE PINE (AP) - The gas station's ground was covered with the small winged bugs. Piles of carcasses, inches deep, sat swept to the sides.

August 21, 2015 | | State

State jobless rate drops to 6.2% in July

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's jobless rate dropped to 6.2 percent in July, a slight decrease from a month earlier, as the state added 80 ...

August 21, 2015 | | State

Group says Covered California slow to fix customer problems

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - California's health insurance exchange is still sluggish when it comes to resolving customer service problems, leaving many people unable to access health ...

August 21, 2015 | | State

Ex-Clovis High School teachers get probation

CLOVIS (AP) - Two central California teachers charged with unlawful sex with a minor have each been sentenced to three years of probation for having sex ...

August 21, 2015 | | State

Pickup truck hit by train lands on river tuber near Brentwood

BRENTWOOD (AP) - Authorities say a woman floating on a Northern California river was seriously hurt when an Amtrak passenger train struck a pickup truck and ...

August 21, 2015 | | State

Court rejects Oakland lawsuit over fed action on marijuana dispensary

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The federal government's decision to try to seize the property of a large medical marijuana dispensary cannot be second-guessed by a ...

August 21, 2015 | | State


SAN DIEGO (AP) - Watch out TSA: You'll be joining the ranks of beauty salons, taco stands, and other services reviewed on Yelp, and Uncle ...

August 19, 2015 | | State

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