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FIREBALL ACROSS SKIES IN WEST WAS FLAMING COMET: MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - A California researcher says a fireball seen streaking across Western skies last week was a flaming comet.

January 23, 2013 | | State


Mickelson sorry for airing of tax issues

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Phil Mickelson turned to his biggest blunder on the golf course to apologize for his latest mistake with his mouth.

January 23, 2013 | | State


California foreclosures hit 6-year low

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Rising prices sent California home foreclosure activity to a six-year low in the fourth quarter, a real estate research said Wednesday.

January 23, 2013 | | State


ACLU pushes English classes for 20,000 kids

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union of California on Wednesday charged that about a quarter of California school districts are violating state and federal laws by failing to provide English language instruction to all students who need it and demanded state education officials take action.

January 23, 2013 | | State


Pro golfer Mickelson may move over taxes

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Republican state lawmakers reacted Tuesday with an "I told you so" after golf champion Phil Mickelson said he might leave California because voters approved higher income taxes on the wealthy.

January 22, 2013 | | State


SJ senior community sterilizing deer

SAN JOSE (AP) - A gated California senior community overrun by deer has decided to sterilize the critters.

January 22, 2013 | | State


State news briefs

POLICE: SACRAMENTO HOMEOWNER KILLS MAN: SACRAMENTO (AP) - Police say a homeowner in Sacramento shot and killed a man in self-defense after the man refused to leave his yard and became increasingly violent.

January 22, 2013 | | State


Cal State system: $250M funding gap

LONG BEACH (AP) - California State University officials said Tuesday they will need nearly $250 million more in state funding for the next academic year than is currently proposed, an amount that Gov. Jerry Brown called "a dream more than reality."

January 22, 2013 | | State


Police say Los Angeles hospital nurse arrested for sex with corpse

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A nurse was arrested for committing a sex act with a corpse at a hospital, police said Tuesday.

January 22, 2013 | | State


5 held in shooting of Oakland officer

OAKLAND . (AP) - Five men were in custody Tuesday in connection with the shooting of an undercover police officer in Oakland.

January 22, 2013 | | State


World's best big wave surfers compete at Mavericks as faces reach 30 feet

HALF MOON BAY (AP) - Mother Nature saved the best for last, with some of the largest swells of the day arriving during the final heat of Sunday's Mavericks Invitational big wave surfing contest as thousands of spectators invaded a quaint coastal town known more for its annual pumpkin festival than for surf.

January 21, 2013 | | State


Governor attends funeral for fallen Galt police officer

ROSEVILLE (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown joined hundreds of law enforcement officers from around the state Monday in honoring a Sacramento-area police officer who was killed in the line of duty last week.

January 21, 2013 | | State


Californians avoid jail for assisted suicides

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Californians who helped kill their friends or spouses have avoided jail time as prosecutors struggle with the troubling issue of assisted suicide.

January 21, 2013 | | State


AG seeks money for prescription database

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A system that tracks prescription drugs and has assisted in several celebrity death investigations is in jeopardy of ending, prompting California's top law enforcement official to seek new funding.

January 21, 2013 | | State


UP Railroad line through Colfax open again

COLFAX (AP) - A Union Pacific Railroad spokesman says trains are running as scheduled again through a section of Northern California where a freight train derailed on Sunday.

January 21, 2013 | | State


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Legal pot? Taxes, black market pose challenges

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Legalizing marijuana for recreational use in California would raise an array of unknowns, from how it would be taxed to the threat of environmental damage from thirsty pot plants in a state gripped by drought, a commission was told Tuesday.

April 21, 2015 | | State


Need medical pot? There’s an app for that

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Medical marijuana patients in Los Angeles and Orange counties have a new way to pick up their prescription.

April 21, 2015 | | State


SF bans chewing tobacco from playing fields

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Supervisors unanimously voted Tuesday to ban chewing tobacco from sports playing fields in the city, including AT&T Park.

April 21, 2015 | | State


Sheriff: Man facing charges intentionally crashes plane

REDDING (AP) - A pilot killed himself by intentionally crashing his plane into a field in California a day after pleading not guilty to domestic violence charges, authorities said Tuesday

April 21, 2015 | | State


Huntington Beach drops plastic bag ban

HUNTINGTON BEACH (AP) - A single vote was cast in favor of keeping the plastic bag ban that's been in place in

April 21, 2015 | | State


US Marshals reviewing video of deputy grabbing woman’s phone

SOUTH GATE (AP) - The U.S. Marshals Service said Tuesday that it's reviewing a video that shows a deputy grab a woman's cellphone from her hands, smashing it to the floor.

April 21, 2015 | | State


Sheriff disputes utility account of what caused gas explosion

FRESNO (AP) - A California sheriff on Monday disputed an account by the state's largest utility that suggests a county worker using heavy equipment ruptured a gas pipeline and triggered an explosion last week that injured 11 people.

April 21, 2015 | | State


Court shoots down tiered water pricing

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An Orange County appeals court ruled Monday that San Juan Capistrano's tiered water rates are unconstitutional, potentially dealing a blow to agencies statewide that have used the pricing structure to encourage people to save water.

April 20, 2015 | | State


Boy, 8, found asleep in car that was stolen

FAIRFIELD (AP) - An 8-year-old boy snoozing in the backseat of his family's running car slept through his brief kidnapping Monday after the vehicle was stolen in front of his California home, his parents said.

April 20, 2015 | | State


Sheriff’s domestic violence-related conviction erased

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi no longer has a criminal record.

April 20, 2015 | | State


SF Bay Area researchers fear ‘super storm’ flood

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Even as California struggles to cope with a long-running drought, scientists are worried that the San Francisco Bay Area is unprepared for an inevitable super storm that could drop 12 inches of rain in a week.

April 20, 2015 | | State


High-speed rail approves 5 bidders for more construction

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's High-Speed Rail Authority says five construction teams have submitted qualifications allowing them to bid on the third segment of the project.

April 20, 2015 | | State


Uber driver accused of running down bicyclist

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An Uber driver is accused of running down and seriously injuring a bicyclist in an apparent road-rage incident.

April 20, 2015 | | State


Quake fault in Ventura poses tsunami risk

VENTURA (AP) - Scientists say the earthquake fault that runs through the coastal city of Ventura can produce strong shaking and dangerous tsunamis, prompting state officials to study whether to revise hazard maps.

April 20, 2015 | | State


PG&E: No leaks found line that exploded

FRESNO (AP) - A gas pipeline that exploded at a sheriff's gun range in Central California, injuring 11 people, had been inspected twice in April for gas leaks, and no leaks were found, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. said Sunday.

April 19, 2015 | | State


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