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Swimmer nabs monster lobster off coast

HUNTINGTON BEACH (AP) - Joseph Ali says onlookers thought he was drunk when he dove into the nighttime waters around a Southern California pier. But he came away with a monster of a lobster and the catch of a lifetime.

December 12, 2013 | | State


Judge orders removal of San Diego war cross

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A federal judge in San Diego says a 43-foot war memorial cross must be removed from the top of a mountain in 90 days because it violates the principle of separation of church and state.

December 12, 2013 | | State


Population growth rate highest in years

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's population grew by the highest rate in nearly a decade over the last year, swelling the state's ranks to more than 38.2 million, new population figures released Thursday showed.

December 12, 2013 | | State


1 dead, 2 injured in blast near Merced

MERCED (AP) - Sheriff's deputies say one worker was killed and two others seriously injured in a fuel tank explosion on a ranch near Merced.

December 12, 2013 | | State


SJ County Jail project in hunt for $33.3 million

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Fifteen counties are in line to split $500 million in state-issued bonds to upgrade jails and build classrooms for inmate rehabilitation programs.

December 12, 2013 | | State


News from around the Bay Area

CAR DEALER TO BE SENTENCED FOR $1 MILLION FRAUD: SUNNYVALE (AP) - A luxury used car dealer in Northern California faces prison time after pleading no contest to defrauding customers of more than $1 million in cash and cars.

December 12, 2013 | | State


Gold crucifix stolen from body of former Mantecan

OAKDALE (AP) - Authorities in Oakdale said they are searching for a man who is a person of interest in the theft of a gold crucifix necklace from a dead man's body that later turned up at a pawn shop.

December 12, 2013 | | State


Driver arrested in fatal I-580 crash

LIVERMORE . (AP) - A driver who rear-ended another driver on Interstate 580 in Livermore has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence.

December 12, 2013 | | State


Judges extend deadline for inmate reduction

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A panel of federal judges on Wednesday extended California's deadline to cut its prison population until April 18, while ordering that negotiations continue over how best to reduce inmate crowding.

December 11, 2013 | | State


News from around California

SUSPECT BROUGHT INFANT CHILD ALONG FOR BURGLARY: DIXON (AP) - Authorities say a Northern California burglary suspect apparently couldn't find a baby sitter. The man brought his infant child along while he and a partner burglarized a shop.

December 11, 2013 | | State


News from across the Bay

OAKLAND SETTLES WITH VET HURT IN OCCUPY PROTEST: OAKLAND (AP) - The city of Oakland has agreed to settle a claim by an Iraq War veteran who was beaten by a police officer during an Occupy Oakland protest two years ago.

December 11, 2013 | | State


Livermore golf coach facing molestation charges

LIVERMORE (AP) - A popular golf coach in Livermore has been charged with child molestation after allegedly sexually assaulting multiple boys during a three-year period, authorities said.

December 11, 2013 | | State


Sheriff: Deputy who shot teen followed procedures

SANTA ROSA (AP) - A preliminary review by a Northern California sheriff's office shows a deputy who shot and killed a 13-year-old boy did not violate department procedure governing the use of deadly force, sheriff's officials said.

December 11, 2013 | | State


News from around the Bay Area

MAN, 72, ACCUSED OF VIEWING PORN AT RESTAURANT: MENIFEE (AP) - A 72-year-old Southern California man was arrested after allegedly using free Wi-Fi at a restaurant to view child porn on his laptop, authorities said.

December 11, 2013 | | State


Assembly Demos urge $8B budget reserve

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - Assembly Speaker John Perez pledged Wednesday to cautiously begin restoring funding to some social programs that were slashed during the recession and said lawmakers will ask voters to approve a revised rainy day fund on the November 2014 ballot.

December 11, 2013 | | State


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Panel hears conflicting safety assessments for Diablo Canyon

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Environmentalists argued Thursday that government regulators have allowed California's last operating nuclear power plant to sidestep federal rules and conceal the ...

July 09, 2015 | | State


Civil War-era soldier buried at San Diego national cemetery

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A Civil War-era Medal of Honor recipient forgotten in an unmarked grave for nearly a century finally got a funeral Thursday when ...

July 09, 2015 | | State


LAPD: Man in critical condition after being shot by police

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man suspected of breaking windows with a skateboard was shot and critically wounded by police Thursday after he shocked an officer ...

July 09, 2015 | | State


Stress on fish spurs push to reduce kills

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - Drought and record hot weather are producing lethal conditions for salmon and trout in rivers across the West.

July 08, 2015 | | State


Fewer ex-cons return to prison but crime rates stay steady

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Ex-felons in California are committing new crimes at a relatively steady rate compared with previous years, but more of them are going to ...

July 08, 2015 | | State


Jury awards over $4 million to family of deceased farmworker

RIVERSIDE (AP) - A jury awarded more than $4 million to the family of a farmworker electrocuted by a Southern California Edison power line.

July 08, 2015 | | State


California regulators discuss water pricing in drought

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California water regulators heard proposals for a statewide drought fee and hefty fines for water-guzzling homeowners as part of a Wednesday workshop discussing ...

July 08, 2015 | | State


Crime up 13 percent in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Crime increased by 13 percent in Los Angeles the first six months of the year, ending more than a decade of declines ...

July 08, 2015 | | State


Feds seize marijuana from Indian tribal lands

ALTURAS (AP) - Federal agents seized at least 12,000 marijuana plants on Wednesday from land in far Northern California that belongs to two federally recognized ...

July 08, 2015 | | State


Right-to-die bill stalls in blow to movement

SACRAMENTO (AP) - In a blow to the right-to-die movement, California lawmakers on Tuesday dropped one of the strongest legislative efforts in the U.S. to ...

July 07, 2015 | | State


Rock fall in Yosemite changes face of world-class climb

FRESNO (AP) - A massive sheet of rock fell from the vertical face of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park, making one of the most popular ...

July 07, 2015 | | State


City OKs planned Millennium Hollywood skyscrapers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles building officials approved plans to build a 1 million-square-foot complex of skyscrapers, stores and restaurants in the heart of Hollywood ...

July 07, 2015 | | State


Democrats in Congress blast San Francisco’s sanctuary policy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Leading Democrats - including San Francisco's former mayor Sen. Dianne Feinstein - are joining mounting criticism of the city's policy of refusing ...

July 07, 2015 | | State


Public gets pathway to ‘Billionaires’ Beach’

MALIBU (AP) - With a bright blue sign that reads "Beach Access" on an open gate replacing what used to be private property, the public now ...

July 07, 2015 | | State


Judge refuses to dismiss case against Suge Knight

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge ruled Tuesday that Marion "Suge" Knight should stand trial on murder charges even though a key witness - one of the ...

July 07, 2015 | | State


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