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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


Movie star Maureen O’Hara , dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Fiery-haired and feisty, Maureen O'Hara could handle anything the world and Hollywood threw at her. Director John Ford punched her in the jaw at a party and John Wayne dragged her through sheep dung - real sheep dung - in "The Quiet Man." In "Miracle on 34th Street" she learned to believe in Santa Claus.

October 25, 2015 | | State


Law aims to help immigrant crime victims to obtain visas

SANTA ANA (AP)) - Nubia Rodriguez was assaulted and kidnapped by an ex-boyfriend, crimes that made her eligible for a special visa for immigrants in the U.S. illegally.

October 25, 2015 | | State


Another small quake hits East Bay area

SAN RAMON (AP) - The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a small earthquake hit the San Ramon area early Saturday morning, the latest in a series of small quakes to hit the region recently.

October 25, 2015 | | State


Bismarck school gets historic postcard from Stockton man

STOCKTON (AP) - A nearly 100-year-old postcard of Bismarck High School found its way home thanks to a good-humored California antique store patron.

October 25, 2015 | | State


High speed rail costs soar

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California's ambitious Los-Angeles-to-San-Francisco high-speed rail project will likely miss its 2022 deadline and go over its $68 billion budget, a newspaper analysis concluded.

October 25, 2015 | | State


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100 Mexicans seek return to US under suit

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Nearly 100 Mexicans have sought to return to the U.S. by Wednesday's deadline under the settlement of a class-action lawsuit ...

December 23, 2015 | | State


Snowpack above average for December

FRESNO (AP) - The Sierra Nevada snowpack measured above average for this time of year, but it's not enough to make a dent in California ...

December 23, 2015 | | State


State Senate raises employees ‘pay just a year after layoffs

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The California state Senate is giving all its employees pay raises just one year after laying off several dozen employees due to financial ...

December 23, 2015 | | State


Officer who killed transient initially said he saw no weapon

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A San Diego police officer who shot and killed a transient within seconds of exiting his car initially told investigators that he ...

December 23, 2015 | | State


Church, artist can’t agree on gun protest in Nativity display

CLAREMONT . (AP) - For the last eight years, a Southern California church has hosted an artist's socially provocative Nativity scenes addressing issues such as homelessness ...

December 23, 2015 | | State


Final curtain for junkyard

LOS ANGELES (AP) - It's not just a junkyard - or even a really big junkyard - but a living, breathing monument to Los Angeles pop culture ...

December 22, 2015 | | State


Black students persuade UC to sell prison shares

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The University of California has decided to unload at least $25 million worth of stock in three private prison companies following a ...

December 22, 2015 | | State


Video shows San Diego police officer shooting man in April

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The San Diego County district attorney released a video Tuesday that shows a police officer fatally shooting a transient seconds after the ...

December 22, 2015 | | State


America’s power grid vulnerable to hacking

SAN JOSE (AP) - Security researcher Brian Wallace was on the trail of hackers who had snatched a California university's housing files when he stumbled ...

December 21, 2015 | | State


State regulators propose relaxing water conservation

FRESNO - California regulators on Monday proposed relaxing water conservation targets that have required communities statewide to cut use by 25 percent during historic drought.

December 21, 2015 | | State


Luxury hotel cleaning firm owners charged with $7M fraud

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The owners of a janitorial company serving luxury hotels in Southern California and Nevada are charged with running a $7 million workers ...

December 21, 2015 | | State


‘Star Wars’ opening weekend generates record $238 million

LOS ANGELES (AP) - To say that the force is strong with this one is an understatement.

December 20, 2015 | | State


5 bodies found in plane wreckage near Bakersfield

BAKERSFIELD (AP) - Rescuers pulled five bodies from the wreckage of a small plane that crashed into an orchard in central California after vanishing from radar ...

December 20, 2015 | | State


SF hospital suspends kidney donations after patient’s death

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - One of the nation's most prominent medical centers has voluntarily suspended its living donor program for kidney transplants after a living ...

December 20, 2015 | | State


Officer kills man reaching for gun

TORRANCE (AP) - A man brought to a hospital after attacking police was shot to death by a Los Angeles officer in the emergency room after ...

December 20, 2015 | | State


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