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LA to beef up data on officers’ use of force

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Police Department will collect and report more extensive data about cases in which officers use force, the police chief said Tuesday, adding that the expanded information will help the public better analyze officer behavior.

November 03, 2015 | | State


Robin Williams’ widow: I forgive him

SANTA ROSA (AP) - Robin Williams' widow says his medical afflictions would have claimed his life within three years - "hard years" - and that she doesn't blame him for his suicide.

November 03, 2015 | | State


STICKY LEGAL MESS

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Big Sugar and Big Corn face off in court this week in a bitter, multibillion-dollar battle of sweeteners that boils down to a mix of science, semantics and marketing.

November 02, 2015 | | State


EPA: Volkswagen does it again

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Volkswagen emissions scandal widened Monday when the U.S. government accused the German automaker of cheating for a second time. Although VW denied the charge, it faced the prospect of steeper fines and lost sales, as well as more intense scrutiny from disbelieving U.S. lawmakers.

November 02, 2015 | | State


Fitbit posts strong 3Q, shares fall on stock plan

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Wearable fitness device maker Fitbit said its net income and revenue more than doubled in the third quarter, topping Wall Street's expectations, but Fitbit's shares skidded after the company announced a large stock sale.

November 02, 2015 | | State


California settles Chase debt collection lawsuit

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The nation's largest bank will pay $100 million to settle a California lawsuit alleging it used illegal methods to collect debts from more than 125,000 credit card holders, the state's attorney general announced Monday.

November 02, 2015 | | State


Rain snow & highway pileups

BAKERSFIELD (AP) - The first winter-like storm of the season brought rain and snow to California on Monday, triggering traffic accidents including a 20-vehicle crash in the southern San Joaquin Valley when gusts ahead of the front whipped up dust.

November 02, 2015 | | State


Justin Bieber completes sentence for egg vandalism

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Justin Bieber's cleanup work at a homeless shelter has paid off, with a judge agreeing Monday to take him off formal probation in a vandalism case filed after he damaged a neighbor's home with eggs.

November 02, 2015 | | State


800 turbines to shut down

LIVERMORE (AP) - Hundreds of turbines on Altamont Pass will shut down at the massive wind farm amid pressure from environmental groups.

November 02, 2015 | | State


Tech tycoon spearheads pot legalization bid

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The push to put California among the states where marijuana can be sold to and legally used by adults for recreation took a major step forward on Monday as ballot language backed by Napster co-founder Sean Parker, other wealthy entrepreneurs who support pot legalization and leading advocacy groups was filed with the state.

November 02, 2015 | | State


Storm dumping rain and snow

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The National Weather Service says a cold front coming down from the northwest dropped some rain in the Sacramento region Sunday, which could see up to three-quarters of an inch of rain that is expected to continue to this

November 01, 2015 | | State


28 deaths from West Nile virus so far this year

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California health officials say 28 people have died from West Nile virus so far this year.

November 01, 2015 | | State


Lyft ‘kidnapping’ is misunderstanding

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco police say the case of a woman who jumped out of a Lyft car because she thought she was being kidnapped turned out be a misunderstanding that happened after she couldn't communicate with her hard of hearing driver.

November 01, 2015 | | State


Court: Man was denied public trial

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A man serving a 15-year prison sentence for conspiring to burn down his Sacramento restaurant had his conviction thrown out on the rare argument that his trial was not actually public.

November 01, 2015 | | State


Seawater desalination plant opens soon

CARLSBAD (AP) - There's far more riding on the Americas' largest seawater desalination plant than the 50 million gallons of drinking water it will produce for the San Diego area each day.

November 01, 2015 | | State


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Forest Service reviews Nestle bottling plant

SAN BERNARDINO (AP) - The U.S. Forest Service has begun an environmental review of Nestle Waters North America's bottling operations in Southern California's ...

January 03, 2016 | | State


Amid drought, LA eyes ‘swamp cooler’ upgrades

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Old-school cooling systems on the roofs of larger Los Angeles buildings may be wasting billions of gallons of water each year.

January 03, 2016 | | State


Housing costs cerate teacher shortages

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - As the days get shorter, first grade teacher Esmeralda Jiménez watches the dimming afternoon sky outside her classroom window the way ...

January 03, 2016 | | State


Security concerns, temperatures don’t take fun out of parade

PASADENA (AP) - The flower-drenched Rose Parade rolled with few hitches Friday under cloudless blue skies to the delight of hundreds of thousands of fans, some ...

January 01, 2016 | | State


Dungeness crabs safe to eat in parts of California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - People in Southern and Central California were able to feast on Dungeness and rock crabs on New Year's Day.

January 01, 2016 | | State


California condor that helped save species released

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Banking into the wind and then gliding out of sight, a male California condor flew back into the wild after a captive ...

January 01, 2016 | | State


Mom of ‘affluenza’ teen is jailed in LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The mother of a fugitive Texas teen known for using an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving accident will likely remain jailed ...

January 01, 2016 | | State


No muscle to wildfire safety rules

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Amid the most destructive wildfire season in more than a decade, California's firefighting agency amped up its warnings to thousands of property ...

December 30, 2015 | | State


San Bernardino Shooter’s friend indicted on gun, terrorism charges

RIVERSIDE (AP) - A friend of one of the shooters in the San Bernardino massacre that killed 14 people was indicted Wednesday on charges that include ...

December 30, 2015 | | State


California snowpack at 136 percent of normal

ECHO SUMMIT (AP) - The water content of the Sierra Nevada snowpack in drought-stricken California was 136 percent of normal Wednesday when officials took the winter ...

December 30, 2015 | | State


California gets more time to meet federal ID Act rules

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security granted a last-minute extension giving California more time to comply with the federal Real ID Act ...

December 30, 2015 | | State


Magnitude-4.4 earthquake shakes south state suburbs

SAN BERNARDINO (AP) - A moderate earthquake shook an inland area of Southern California near San Bernardino on Tuesday night, giving a start to thousands across ...

December 29, 2015 | | State


LA County ends ‘potty watch’ for jail inmates

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles County jail has ended a policy of chaining inmates to a wall - sometimes for as long as 11 hours ...

December 29, 2015 | | State


Jim Carter serves ‘Downton Abbey’ as its beloved butler

NEW YORK (AP) - In the grand domain of splendid characters at Downton Abbey, Mr. Carson is perhaps the first among equals. Among the superb cast ...

December 29, 2015 | | State


Did firefighter get buzzed at training event?

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A San Diego firefighter is challenging discipline he received after getting drunk at a department-sponsored training event, arguing that there is no ...

December 29, 2015 | | State


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