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LA-area Democratic lawmaker now opposes high-speed rail

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Democratic state Assemblywoman Patty Lopez of San Fernando said she is withdrawing support for California's high-speed rail project amid opposition in her district and that five other legislative Democrats are also reconsidering their support, the Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday.

December 09, 2015 | | State


San Jose, San Francisco OK extra beds for homeless

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee plans to add 1,100 temporary beds to shelter the homeless during the El Niño storms expected this winter.

December 09, 2015 | | State


US WAS REFUGE FROM FEAR

SAN BERNARDINO (AP) - Isaac Amanios dodged bullets in Eritrea's war for independence. Bennetta Bet-Badal endured bullying and harassment for her Christian faith in Iran. Tin Thanh Nguyen fled Vietnam with her mother as a child in the violent aftermath of the country's long war.

December 07, 2015 | | State


Catholic hospital under fire for not doing sterilizations

REDDING . (AP) - A Northern California Catholic hospital is under fire again for refusing to allow doctors to perform sterilizations on two pregnant women after they give birth, citing religious reasons.

December 07, 2015 | | State


Pediatric nurse sentenced to 80 years for molesting infant

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A San Diego judge on Monday sentenced a pediatric nurse to 80 years in federal prison for molesting a 2-month-old boy and making lewd photos of a baby girl.

December 07, 2015 | | State


CHP helicopter avoids near-collision with drone

MARTINEZ (AP) - Authorities say a California Highway Patrol helicopter tracking a suspected stolen vehicle almost collided with a drone hovering above Northern California.

December 07, 2015 | | State


Mom of newborn uried alive arrested

COMPTON (AP) - A woman who allegedly buried her newborn daughter alive near a Compton bike path has been charged with attempted murder and child abuse.

December 07, 2015 | | State


DA: Shooting death of stabbing suspect justified

MERCED (AP) - Merced County's district attorney has concluded that police were justified in the shooting death of an 18-year-old student who went on a stabbing rampage at a central California university last month, injuring four.

December 07, 2015 | | State


San Bernardino mourns its dead, calls for unity

SAN BERNARDINO (AP) - At a church, a mosque, a makeshift street-corner memorial and other sites, they gathered Sunday to mourn the 14 victims of the San Bernardino massacre and lament that the community has now been added to the tragic list of U.S. cities scarred by terrible violence.

December 06, 2015 | | State


Women want spot in big wave surf competition

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - It was the first set of the day at Mavericks, a rock-studded, once-secret surf spot 20 miles south of San Francisco, and Andrea Möller was out charging big waves with a dozen other women when her surfboard hit her in the cheek under her left eye.

December 06, 2015 | | State


Crowd asks SF police chief to resign over death

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Some San Francisco residents are asking for the police chief to resign over the shooting death of a man by police partially captured on video that was widely circulated on social media.

December 06, 2015 | | State


FBI investigates Southern California attack as act of terror

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - The FBI announced Friday that it is investigating the mass shooting at a Southern California office party as an act of terrorism, but the agency's director said there is no indication the husband and wife who killed 14 people were part of a larger plot or members of a terror cell.

December 04, 2015 | | State


California killing spurs concerns about fiance visa program

WASHINGTON (AP) - The woman who carried out the San Bernardino massacre with her husband came to the U.S. last year on a special visa for fiances of U.S. citizens, raising questions about whether the process can adequately vet people who may sympathize with terrorist groups.

December 04, 2015 | | State


Mourners remember US student killed in Paris attacks

DOWNEY, Calif. (AP) - Mourners filled a chapel to pay their respects to a California university student, the only known American killed in the Paris terrorist attacks last month.

December 04, 2015 | | State


California shooting doesn’t fit familiar gun debate

WASHINGTON (AP) - As investigators search for a motive behind the deadly rampage in San Bernardino, politicians are searching for a way to talk about it.

December 04, 2015 | | State


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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


Elephant seal that crossed freeway sedated

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Rescue crews in Northern California tranquilized a wayward seal that snarled traffic for two days by trying to cross a highway several ...

December 29, 2015 | | State


SQUEEZING OUT BLACKS

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tired of paying nearly $4,000 a month for a one-bedroom in San Francisco's popular South of Market district, two newlyweds ...

December 29, 2015 | | State


Did texting lead to man’s death?

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A man who was believed to have been distracted by an electronic device he was carrying has fatally fallen off a cliff ...

December 27, 2015 | | State


Drug shows promise in California for endangered fox

TORRANCE (AP) - The Catalina Island fox, one of the world's most endangered species, suffered from frequent tumors for the past decade until scientists discovered ...

December 27, 2015 | | State


Lawsuits seek to abolish state’s’s bail bond system

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Crystal Patterson didn't have the cash or assets to post $150,000 bail and get out of jail after her arrest ...

December 27, 2015 | | State


San Joaquin Valley gun sales soaring

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Gun sales in California rose despite the state's tough firearms laws, according to a newspaper review of state Department of Justice ...

December 27, 2015 | | State


Dog specially trained to comfort crime victims at courthouse

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A 2-year-old black lab has been specially trained to comfort crime victims at the Thurston County courthouse.

December 27, 2015 | | State


Research finds graded ski runs lack recovery over time

LAKE TAHOE (AP) - Abandoned ski areas with cleared runs are recovering faster than those that were graded.

December 27, 2015 | | State


Mom, 3 kids killed in mobile home fire Christmas morning

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Three children and their mother were killed in a Southern California mobile home fire on Christmas morning, while the family's father ...

December 27, 2015 | | State


Ventura wildfire 60 percent contained, evacuations lifted

VENTURA (AP) - Fire crews have stopped the spread of a wind-whipped wildfire along the Southern California coast, reopened a scenic highway and lifted an evacuation ...

December 27, 2015 | | State


FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has reached $1 billion at the box office, achieving the milestone with record-setting hyper speed.

December 27, 2015 | | State


Inmates not getting enough sleep

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Some of California's most dangerous inmates could be getting more sleep under an agreement announced Thursday that requires guards to hold down ...

December 25, 2015 | | State


Storm dumps snow in Sierra

TRUCKEE (AP) - A storm that brought two feet of snow to parts of the northern Sierra Nevada and sparked a tornado moved Friday to Southern ...

December 25, 2015 | | State


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