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KIM KARDASHIAN CITED FOR SPEEDING ON LA FREEWAY: LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kim Kardashian was cited for speeding Tuesday after a California Highway Patrol officer spotted the reality star apparently being chased by paparazzi on a Los Angeles freeway.

November 12, 2013 | | State


Demolition of old Bay Bridge span begins

OAKLAND (AP) - The new, $6.4 billion eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is done, and demolition of the 1930s-era bridge has begun.

November 12, 2013 | | State


Embattled senator removed from committees

SACRAMENTO (AP) - State Sen. Ron Calderon was stripped of his committee assignments Tuesday amid a federal investigation involving allegations that he accepted money in return for promoting certain bills.

November 12, 2013 | | State


Anthem extends 104,000 health insurance policies

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Health insurer Anthem Blue Cross of California has agreed to a two-month extension of about 104,000 individual policies after failing to give the required 90-day cancellation notice, state Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced Tuesday.

November 12, 2013 | | State


2 charged with Sierra bear poaching

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE (AP) - Nevada County prosecutors have filed criminal charges against two California men accused of illegally killing a black bear near the edge of the Eldorado National Forest about 30 miles southwest of Lake Tahoe.

November 12, 2013 | | State


Lancaster builds house for wounded GI

LANCASTER (AP) - When Jerral Hancock came home from the Iraq war missing one arm, with another that barely worked and a paralyzed body that was burned all over, he was a hero to this Mojave Desert town that wears its military pride on its sleeve.

November 11, 2013 | | State


Three killed, 2 wounded in Stockton home shooting

STOCKTON (AP) - Authorities in Northern California were seeking a motive Monday in a home-invasion shooting that left three adult family members dead and two wounded, and sent a child fleeing to a nearby house for safety.

November 11, 2013 | | State


Cloud seeding may bolster snowpack

SACRAMENTO (AP) - With California experiencing a second straight dry year, water agencies are turning to cloud seeding to help pad the state's snowpack.

November 11, 2013 | | State


Lansbury: Mistake to recycle 'Murder, She Wrote'

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Angela Lansbury says "it's a mistake" for NBC to call a new series "Murder, She Wrote."

November 11, 2013 | | State


Olympic gold medal won by Jesse Owens to be sold

LAGUNA NIGUEL (AP) - One of the four Olympic gold medals won by track and field star Jesse Owens at the 1936 Berlin Games is set to go on the auction block.

November 11, 2013 | | State


Thieves bypass luxury cars, opt for watches

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Police say burglars smashed a plate glass window at a San Diego County luxury car dealership, but it wasn't the Rolls-Royces, Bentleys or Lamborghinis they were interested in. They walked out with watches worth between $20,000 and $60,000 apiece.

November 11, 2013 | Nina Frisby | State


Burglary suspects caught after online post

ROCKLIN (AP) - Four burglary suspects have been arrested in Northern California after posting a photograph online of an expensive fast food feast that they allegedly purchased with a stolen credit card.

November 11, 2013 | | State


Girl burned playing with glass of gasoline

VICTORVILLE (AP) - A girl is recovering from burns over 20 percent of her body including her face after she and friends lit a glass of gasoline on fire in a playhouse in Southern California.

November 11, 2013 | | State


DNA to determine if rare fox spotted

TRUCKEE . (AP) - Wildlife biologists are conducting a DNA test to determine if a rare native fox has been spotted at a lake in northern California near the Nevada state line.

November 10, 2013 | | State


Officials seek to find how 2 California condors died

TEHACHAPI (AP) - State wildlife officials are trying to learn how two endangered California condors died after the birds were found last month in water tanks used by firefighters in California's Central Valley.

November 10, 2013 | | State


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Plastic bag ban suspended by ballot referendum

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's first-in-the-nation statewide ban on plastic shopping bags was put on hold Tuesday when state election officials confirmed a trade group had turned in enough signatures to place the issue before voters in 2016.

February 24, 2015 | | State


Agency reduces gas tax by 6 cents

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's tax board on Tuesday approved a 6-cent cut in the state gas tax because of lower gas prices, but it isn't likely to affect drivers' wallets.

February 24, 2015 | | State


Former LA Mayor Villaraigosa opts out of Senate bid

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has decided against running for the U.S. Senate in 2016, leaving state Attorney General Kamala Harris, the only announced candidate so far, as the heavy favorite to succeed the retiring Barbara Boxer.

February 24, 2015 | | State


Abandoned truck’s driver arrested after train crash

OXNARD . (AP) - A commuter train bound for Los Angeles derailed before dawn Tuesday in a fiery collision with an abandoned commercial pickup truck after its driver took a wrong turn and got stuck on the tracks.

February 24, 2015 | | State


Former state GOP chair may run for US Senate seat

LAFAYETTE (AP) - Tom Del Beccaro, a former chairman of the California Republican Party, said Tuesday he has formed an exploratory committee for potentially entering the 2016 U.S. Senate race to succeed Barbara Boxer.

February 24, 2015 | | State


Lawmakers blast overuse of psychiatric drugs on foster kids

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers on Tuesday blasted the overuse of psychiatric drugs on the state's foster children and pledged to improve the lives of thousands of vulnerable teens after more than a decade of government inaction.

February 24, 2015 | | State


No charges filed against LAPD officers who fatally shot man

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Prosecutors have declined to file charges against three Los Angeles police officers who fatally shot an unarmed, disabled man on live television after a car chase.

February 23, 2015 | | State


Water thefts on the rise

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - As California's drought drags on, officials are cracking down on thieves who wrench open fire hydrants and ignore or tamper with meters to access one of the state's precious commodities - water.

February 23, 2015 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• JUDGE ORDERS 3 FORMER EXECS TO PAY $1.8M IN ASBESTOS CASE: FRESNO (AP) - Three former executives of a now-defunct non-profit have been ordered to pay $1.8 million in restitution to 65 people who were exposed to airborne asbestos after their company directed workers to illegally remove debris containing asbestos from a former air force base in Northern California.

February 23, 2015 | | State


Shoot-out at grow-house kills 1, wounds 1

SANTA ROSA (AP) - One man was killed and another wounded during a gun battle at a Northern California marijuana grow-house.

February 23, 2015 | | State


Trial nears in high-profile Silicon Valley sex bias case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A jury was picked Monday to determine whether a venerable Silicon Valley venture capital firm is liable in a sexual discrimination lawsuit or is the victim of a former employee forced out because of poor performance.

February 23, 2015 | | State


2 Californians get 25 years in federal prison for terror try

RIVERSIDE (AP) - Two California men were sentenced Monday to 25 years in prison for conspiring to support terrorists and kill Americans overseas, federal prosecutors said.

February 23, 2015 | | State


Girl Scout robbed of cash records plate

SAN JOSE (AP) - Police say a quick-thinking Girl Scout wearing her badge for cleverness recorded the license plate number of a man who swiped her money box from outside a San Francisco Bay Area supermarket.

February 23, 2015 | | State


Tiny crab species invades Southern California shores

NEWPORT BEACH ( AP) - Thousands of tiny crabs rarely seen north of Mexico washed ashore with the high tide in Southern California.

February 22, 2015 | | State


It’s getting to be an expensive world after all

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Visiting Mickey and Minnie just got more expensive.

February 22, 2015 | | State


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