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Extreme athlete Dean Potter dies during Yosemite BASE jumping

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - Extreme athlete Dean Potter, renowned for his bold and sometimes rogue climbs and BASE jumps, was among two people who were killed while attempting a wingsuit flight in Yosemite National Park, a park spokesman said Sunday.

May 17, 2015 | | State


Audit questions Medicaid billing made by 335 dentists

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A California dentist who treats children under Medicaid billed for more than 1,000 services a day for almost 100 days in 2012. Another provided 33 procedures - including multiple stainless steel crowns and baby root canals - to a 4-year-old during a visit. Another received an extremely high payment per child - $699 compared with a statewide average payment of $166 per child.

May 17, 2015 | | State


Man in jail after bank robbery, hostage-taking

ANTIOCH (AP) - Northern California police say a suspect is in custody after robbing a bank, leading authorities on a high-speed chase and then briefly taking a hostage.

May 17, 2015 | | State


Orange County district moves toward buying desalinated water

FOUNTAIN VALLEY (AP) - Faced with the ongoing drought, Orange County water officials have moved toward buying water from a proposed desalination plant.

May 17, 2015 | | State


It’s ‘Wild West’ for stem cells

BEVERLY HILLS (AP) - More than 170 clinics across the country are selling experimental stem cell procedures for dozens of diseases and conditions - a mushrooming industry that has flourished despite little evidence of its safety or effectiveness.

May 17, 2015 | | State


Congresswoman apologizes for Indian whooping-cry caricature

ANAHEIM (AP) - U.S. Senate candidate Loretta Sanchez apologized Sunday after a videotape surfaced showing her making a whooping cry in reference to Native Americans that brought her a cascade of reprimands from fellow Democrats to posts on Twitter.

May 17, 2015 | | State


Spending tops $7 million in nasty East Bay Senate contest

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A special election Tuesday for state Senate is being pitched as a decision about who represents real Democratic values: the state lawmaker and former teacher endorsed by the California Democratic Party, or the Orinda mayor and longtime adviser to Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown.

May 17, 2015 | | State


Hundreds attend ‘family picnic’ for San Francisco archbishop

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hundreds turned out for a "family support picnic" held for a Northern California religious leader who is the subject of heated debate over policy changes for Catholic high school teachers.

May 17, 2015 | | State


Mothers guilty of chaining, starving girl

SALINAS . (AP) - A Northern California jury on Friday found two women guilty of child abuse and neglect for chaining their daughter to a wall and starving her.

May 17, 2015 | | State


Best hope for drought: El Nino pattern next year

LOS ANGELES (AP) - This week's wet storm isn't expected to provide much, if any, relief from California's historic drought. But there is hope for a serious drenching next year in the form of El Nino, a tropical weather pattern over the Pacific Ocean that typically brings rain to the West Coast. Climatologists say the system forming near the equator looks like a big one that has the potential to provide relief from the yearslong dry spell.

May 15, 2015 | | State


Court sides with fruit farm in fight with workers union

FRESNO (AP) - A California appeals court sided with one of the largest fruit farms in the nation, ruling that a law allowing the state to order unions and farming companies to reach binding contracts was unconstitutional.

May 15, 2015 | | State


Advocates push lawmakers to help social programs in budget

SACRAMENTO (AP) - As California lawmakers begin drilling into Gov. Jerry Brown's $115 billion budget proposal, Democrats and social welfare advocates say they see many areas that need even more funding to make up for deep cuts during the recession.

May 15, 2015 | | State


State tells for-profit ITT colleges to stop enrolling veterans

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A for-profit college company with 15 campuses in California was ordered by the state Friday to stop enrolling new or returning students who plan to fund their educations with GI Bill benefits.

May 15, 2015 | | State


Rare spring storm sweeps across Southern California

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A second round of rain from a rare spring storm swept into drought-stricken Southern California on Friday, along with heavy winds and snow in the mountains before heading inland, where other states were also feeling weird late-season weather.

May 15, 2015 | | State


TAKING IT TO THE STREET

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - The latest version of Google's self-driving car - a pod-like two-seater that needs no gas pedal or steering wheel - will make its debut on public roads this summer, a significant step in the technology giant's mission to have driverless cars available to consumers in the next five years.

May 15, 2015 | | State


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Google expands paid Waze carpooling throughout California

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google is expanding its paid carpool service throughout California, building on an effort to get more traffic-weary drivers to share their rides ...

June 01, 2017 | | State


Gov. Brown looks abroad for climate changes allies

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Looking for allies in the fight against climate change, California Gov. Jerry Brown heads to China this week in a push to build ...

June 01, 2017 | | State


Oakland to pay nearly $1M o teen in police scandal

OAKLAND (AP) - Oakland officials agreed Wednesday to pay nearly $1 million to settle a teenager's claims that city police officers sexually abused her while ...

June 01, 2017 | | State


Guardsman killed, 3 injured during training

FORT IRWIN (AP) - One Mississippi National Guard member was killed and three others were injured when their tank rolled over during a training exercise in ...

May 31, 2017 | | State


GECAC awards 10 service challenge college scholarships

Give Every Child a Chance (GECAC) gave out a record amount of scholarships due to the generosity of an anonymous donor.

May 31, 2017 | | State


Justices side with police in California shooting

LANCASTER (AP) - A unanimous Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with sheriff's deputies in a legal dispute stemming from 2010, when an innocent couple was ...

May 31, 2017 | | State


Judge: Trump deportation order for man ‘inhumane’

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A Trump administration order to deport a man who entered the country illegally nearly three decades ago and became a respected businessman ...

May 31, 2017 | | State


DA secures food stamp $30,000 fraud conviction

STOCKTON- A San Joaquin County Jury found 31-year-old Stockton resident , Cindy Berry guilty of welfare fraud, grand theft and perjury on May 24.

May 31, 2017 | | State


Kathy Griffin apologizes for Trump photo

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kathy Griffin says she went way too far when she appeared in a brief video Tuesday holding what looked like President Donald ...

May 31, 2017 | | State


Bank of Stockton exec tapped for UOP board

STOCKTON - Bank of Stockton executive Mary-Elizabeth Eberhardt has been named to University of the Pacific's Board of Regents, continuing the family's long tradition ...

May 31, 2017 | | State


California law may require pet shops sell only rescue dogs, cats

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California may ban pet stores from selling dogs, cats and rabbits unless they are rescue animals under a bill passed by the state ...

May 31, 2017 | | State


Uber fires autonomous car researcher involved in suit

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Uber has followed through on threats to fire star autonomous-car researcher Anthony Levandowski, whose hiring touched off a bitter trade-secrets fight with ...

May 31, 2017 | | State


Members of motorcycle gang indicted for high-tech auto theft

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Nine members of a motorcycle gang known as the Hooligans have been indicted in the high-tech theft of more than 150 Jeep ...

May 31, 2017 | | State


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