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Reinforcing need for military-style gear

SAN BERNANDINO (AP) - Backlash over the images of protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, clashing with officers in combat gear drove an ongoing national push to scale back the militarization of police - an effort that has mostly steamrolled over concerns among law enforcement that they're losing equipment they need.

December 09, 2015 | | State


San Francisco’s police chief to ask for Tasers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco's police chief wants city officials to arm his department with Tasers amid continued protests over the shooting death of a knife-wielding suspect last week.

December 09, 2015 | | State


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


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America’s power grid vulnerable to hacking

SAN JOSE (AP) - Security researcher Brian Wallace was on the trail of hackers who had snatched a California university's housing files when he stumbled ...

December 21, 2015 | | State


State regulators propose relaxing water conservation

FRESNO - California regulators on Monday proposed relaxing water conservation targets that have required communities statewide to cut use by 25 percent during historic drought.

December 21, 2015 | | State


Luxury hotel cleaning firm owners charged with $7M fraud

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The owners of a janitorial company serving luxury hotels in Southern California and Nevada are charged with running a $7 million workers ...

December 21, 2015 | | State


‘Star Wars’ opening weekend generates record $238 million

LOS ANGELES (AP) - To say that the force is strong with this one is an understatement.

December 20, 2015 | | State


5 bodies found in plane wreckage near Bakersfield

BAKERSFIELD (AP) - Rescuers pulled five bodies from the wreckage of a small plane that crashed into an orchard in central California after vanishing from radar ...

December 20, 2015 | | State


SF hospital suspends kidney donations after patient’s death

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - One of the nation's most prominent medical centers has voluntarily suspended its living donor program for kidney transplants after a living ...

December 20, 2015 | | State


Officer kills man reaching for gun

TORRANCE (AP) - A man brought to a hospital after attacking police was shot to death by a Los Angeles officer in the emergency room after ...

December 20, 2015 | | State


Families shield terrorists from detection

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The San Bernardino attack that left 14 people dead represented a type of extremist plot law enforcement authorities consider exceedingly difficult to ...

December 20, 2015 | | State


Open house for retiring fire employee

Manteca Fire Department Debbie Williams administrative assistant Debbie Williams is retiring.

December 19, 2015 | | State


Special program Sunday at LDS church

A special Christmas program is planned for this Sunday, Dec. 20, at 11 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints ...

December 18, 2015 | | State


They wanted to massacre motorists

LOS ANGELES (AP) - When the FBI went to speak with a man accused of buying the assault rifles used by his friend in the San ...

December 18, 2015 | | State


Religious colleges seek waivers on transgender students

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Nearly three dozen religious colleges and universities in 20 U.S. states have received federal waivers allowing them not to accommodate transgender ...

December 18, 2015 | | State


Cleanup from 2 NorCal wildfires may top $243M

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Cleaning up from two destructive Northern California wildfires this fall will cost at least $243 million, far exceeding the cost for other recent ...

December 18, 2015 | | State


Sister of governor on board of firm in gas leak

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown's sister is a paid board member of the company that owns a natural-gas well whose leak is forcing ...

December 18, 2015 | | State


Facebook adding ‘Photo Magic’

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook is trying to make it easier to send photos as the holiday season's picture-taking frenzy escalates with the arrival of ...

December 17, 2015 | | State


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