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FEDERAL SCHOOL EXAM

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California student performance in math and reading has stagnated while wide achievement gaps for black, Hispanic and low-income students persist, according to results released Wednesday from a federal exam taken by students across the United States.

October 28, 2015 | | State


Former California Senate leader enters Sacramento mayor race

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - A former leader of the California Senate on Wednesday announced his bid for mayor of Sacramento, saying he wants to build on the city's renaissance.

October 28, 2015 | | State


Principal body- slammed in student fight, 3 arrested

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A Northern California high school principal was body-slammed and three students arrested in a wild cafeteria fight that was filmed and posted online, officials said Wednesday.

October 28, 2015 | | State


Man shoots self in foot, bullet also hits 9-year-old boy

SAN JOSE (AP) - Authorities say a man shot himself in the foot and the round went through a floor, hitting a 9-year-old sleeping boy.

October 28, 2015 | | State


Salmon: Lingering drought may lead to extinction

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Another deadly summer of drought has heightened fears of extinction in the wild for an iconic California salmon, federal officials said Wednesday.

October 28, 2015 | | State


Ripon staging Halloween trick or treat downtown

Downtown Ripon businesses are opening their doors Friday from 2 until 5 p.m. for trick-or-treaters in advance of Halloween.

October 28, 2015 | | State


Owens Valley at mercy of LA, drought

OLANCHA . (AP) - Water in the aqueduct that helped fuel Los Angeles' growth was flowing toward the city Wednesday for the first time in six months after workers removed an earthen and concrete dam that had diverted runoff to the parched Owens Valley.

October 28, 2015 | | State


Alameda sheriff’s office ends mandatory pregnancy tests

DUBLIN (AP) - A Northern California sheriff's office will no longer require women arrested and booked into the county jail to undergo a pregnancy test under the terms of a settlement announced on Wednesday.

October 28, 2015 | | State


SF OKs patient- dumping suit settlement

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco supervisors accepted a $400,000 payment from Nevada Tuesday, settling a two-year dispute over allegations that psychiatric patients were wrongly shipped to California upon discharge.

October 28, 2015 | | State


LA council OKs measure locking away handguns

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Handgun owners in Los Angeles will be required to store their firearms in locked containers or disable the weapons with trigger locks under a law unanimously approved Tuesday by the City Council.

October 28, 2015 | | State


California takes step toward using one drug in executions

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - California took the next step Tuesday in its plan to use a single drug to execute condemned prisoners, nine years after the nation's most populous state last carried out the death penalty.

October 28, 2015 | | State


Mormons: Promote ‘traditional family,’ but show compassion

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A high-ranking Mormon leader Tuesday reiterated the religion's commitment to promoting families led by married heterosexual couples, but also urged attendees at a conservative conference not to shun those with opposing views.

October 28, 2015 | | State


Airbnb battles hostile SF ballot measure

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Travelers worldwide may love using Airbnb to book vacation stays, but the company that revolutionized home-sharing faces a hostile ballot measure in the city where it was founded.

October 25, 2015 | | State


Dermatologist for Michael Jackson, other stars, dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dr. Arnold Klein once said, "Put me next to a patient, give me a needle and I'm really happy."

October 25, 2015 | | State


Suspect steals police car, leads wild chase ending on Bay Bridge

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A man suspected of stealing a San Francisco police car led authorities on a dangerous chase across city streets onto Treasure Island, and was arrested on the Bay Bridge Saturday by an officer who jumped from the upper to the lower deck to catch him.

October 25, 2015 | | State


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RECORD-TYING EL NINO

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Forced by drought to become miserly with water, Californians were warned against reverting to old habits Tuesday as the first of several ...

January 05, 2016 | | State


Twitter appears ready to expand beyond 140-character tweets

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Twitter appears ready to loosen its decade-old restriction on the length of messages in a bid to make its service more appealing ...

January 05, 2016 | | State


California officials focus on water conservation amid storms

FRESNO (AP) - State regulators said Tuesday they are confident that residents of drought-stricken California will meet long-term water conservation goals but worried that the onslaught ...

January 05, 2016 | | State


Reward in Mosque firebombing

TRACY (AP) - The FBI has offered a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrests of the people who threw a Molotov cocktail at ...

January 05, 2016 | | State


HERE COME EL NINO STORMS

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - After all the talk, El Nino storms have finally lined up over the Pacific and started soaking drought-parched California with rain expected ...

January 04, 2016 | | State


State lawmakers push $2B plan to aid homeless

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California would spend more than $2 billion on permanent housing to help the nation's largest homeless population, under a proposal outlined by ...

January 04, 2016 | | State


‘American Idol’ swan Song after 15 seasons

LOS ANGELES (AP) - It started on June 11, 2002, with a couple of unfamiliar hosts posing in an empty theater and making an overblown declaration ...

January 04, 2016 | | State


Ink & watercolors highlight next Grand Theatre exhibit

TRACY – The Grand Theatre Center for the Arts presents an exhibition surveying 15 years of ink and watercolor works, titled "Drawn from Nature – California Landscapes ...

January 04, 2016 | | State


Workers return to San Bernardino offices following massacre

SAN BERNARDINO (AP) - Behind a chain-link fence and under heavy security, workers on Monday returned to their offices at the San Bernardino campus where 14 ...

January 04, 2016 | | State


Spree suspect critically wounded by police

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man critically wounded in an officer-involved shooting on a Los Angeles-area freeway following a police pursuit and a crash on Monday ...

January 04, 2016 | | State


Right-to-die foes fail to make ballot

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Opponents of a new California law that will allow terminally ill patients to legally end their own lives say they did not collect ...

January 04, 2016 | | State


Woman dies trying to save her dogs

SANGER (AP) - Authorities say a woman was killed in a Central California fire after running back into her home to save her dogs that had ...

January 03, 2016 | | State


2 of 3 killed at SoCal cemetery were married

ONTARIO (AP) - Authorities say a man and a woman killed by a former in-law in a murder-suicide at a Southern California cemetery were a married ...

January 03, 2016 | | State


California lawmakers return with full plate of heady issues

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers return to the Capitol Monday facing two of the most vexing problems from last year: a looming $1 billion hole in ...

January 03, 2016 | | State


Storms to bring rain, snow to state all week

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Light rain began falling north of San Francisco on Sunday in what forecasters said was the first sign of a series of ...

January 03, 2016 | | State


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