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Southern California water district finalizes land purchase

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Southern California's largest water supplier has bought sprawling farmland that could be used to help build twin tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.

July 18, 2016 | | State

Judge rejects plea deal of ex-LA County sheriff

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Minutes after former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca acknowledged failing the public by lying to federal authorities investigating jail beatings, a judge overseeing his corruption case shocked a packed courtroom Monday by rejecting the ex-lawman's plea agreement as too lenient.

July 18, 2016 | | State

Hawaiian Electric, NextEra walk away from merger plans

HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii's largest utility and Florida-based NextEra Energy are walking away from their plans to merge, following months of hearings and deliberations on what would have been one of the largest business deals in Hawaii history.

July 18, 2016 | | State

Tobacco companies give $17 M to defeat tax

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Tobacco companies are giving about $17 million to defeat a proposed cigarette tax that's quickly attracting some of the highest spending among the initiatives on California's November ballot.

July 18, 2016 | | State

Mountain lion spotted, not detained in San Mateo

SAN MATEO (AP) - Experts say a suspected mountain lion spotted roaming through a residential neighborhood is a rather large domestic cat.

July 18, 2016 | | State

Police look into Playboy model’s post of naked woman at gym

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police were investigating after a Playboy model took a photo of a naked woman in a gym locker room and posted it to social media with insulting comments about the woman's body, authorities said.

July 18, 2016 | | State

World-class Mexican Museum being built in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco is getting another cultural treasure - a world-class museum to showcase the largest collection of Mexican and Latino art in the nation.

July 18, 2016 | | State

US-Mexico border residents feel ignored

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Residents along the U.S.-Mexico border are feeling ignored in the midst of a U.S. presidential election in which immigration, border security and a proposed wall are being hotly debated, a poll released Monday suggests.

July 18, 2016 | | State

California student among the 84 dead

BERKELEY (AP) - An American student from the University of California, Berkeley was identified Sunday as one of the 84 killed in Thursday's Bastille Day truck attack on the French city of Nice, according to statement from his school.

July 18, 2016 | | State

California certifies low primary turnout, Clinton victory

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California Secretary of State Alex Padilla certified Friday that more than 8.5 million people, or 47.7 percent of registered voters, participated in the June primary, and that Hillary Clinton decisively won the state's Democratic race.

July 18, 2016 | | State

Juice Newton appearing at the Bankhead Theater

LIVERMORE – August at the Bankhead Theater opens with an appearance by country pop's "Queen of Hearts," singer/songwriter Juice Newton.

July 16, 2016 | | State

First ever Red Dirt & Gold Dust Music Fest on Aug. 6

ANGELS CAMP– Grab a cowboy hat and low-back lawn chair or blanket and settle under the shade of heritage oaks at the first ever Red Dirt and Gold Dust Music Fest on Saturday, Aug. 6.

July 16, 2016 | | State

Invasive citrus tree pest found near Tracy

The San Joaquin County Agricultural Commissioner, in cooperation with the California Department of Food and Agriculture and the United States Department of Agriculture, is beginning an extensive survey in response to the detection of one additional Asian Citrus Psyllid (ACP) within the boundaries of the City of Tracy.

July 13, 2016 | | State


NEW YORK (AP) - On an unusually cool night for summer, Mike Perry and his crew thread the sidewalks running through the Stapleton Houses, tracked by police cameras bolted to the apartment blocks and positioned atop poles.

July 13, 2016 | | State

Will shaming drugmakers discourages price spikes?

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Frustrated by the rising cost of prescription drugs, California health advocates hope sunlight and a dose of shame will discourage drugmakers from raising their prices too quickly or introducing new medications at prices that break the bank.

July 10, 2016 | | State

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Judge refuses to suspend California’s assisted death law

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A California judge on Friday rejected a request by physicians to immediately suspend a new state law allowing terminally ill people to ...

August 26, 2016 | | State

Brown signs bill banning coal-export funding at ports

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday banning state transportation funding for new coal export terminals.

August 26, 2016 | | State

Tank explodes at SoCal refinery

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A sulfur storage tank exploded Friday at the largest oil refinery in California, sending a chemical cloud into the air and causing ...

August 26, 2016 | | State

Protections imposed for endangered frogs, toads in Sierra Nevada

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Two types of yellow-legged frogs, and a kind of toad found in Yosemite National Park, won extra protection Thursday when federal authorities ...

August 25, 2016 | | State

Audit IDs state waste, misuse

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A California state district engineer approved $3.9 million in payments to the firm that employed the worker's spouse and the ...

August 25, 2016 | | State

Boy in legal fight dies after ventilator removed

LOS ANGELES (AP) - In a swift end to a long legal battle, a brain-dead California toddler died Thursday after being taken off life support.

August 25, 2016 | | State

Activists: Will police be charged in sex scandal?

OAKLAND (AP) - Activists and relatives of a teenage woman at the center of a San Francisco Bay Area police sex scandal say they want to ...

August 25, 2016 | | State

Judge in Stanford rape case asks for move to civil cases

SAN JOSE (AP) - A California court said Thursday that a judge who was harshly criticized and subjected to a recall campaign for the leniency of ...

August 25, 2016 | | State

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