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Bid to save salmon in Wine Country creeks

SONOMA (AP) - California is taking desperate steps to save the last endangered salmon in Wine Country creeks that are going dry because of over-pumping and the drought, officials said Thursday.

June 12, 2015 | | State


Oculus’ virtual-reality headset is able to simulate touches, gestures

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Oculus is expanding its virtual-reality headset to simulate the sensation of touch and gesturing as part of its quest to blur the lines between the fake and genuine world.

June 12, 2015 | | State


Cellphone industry sues Berkeley over warning-label

BERKELEY (AP) - A new Berkeley city ordinance that requires cellphone sellers to warn customers about radiation from the devices violates free speech rights, an industry trade group says in a new lawsuit.

June 11, 2015 | | State


Agency approves fire pits in some of Newport Beach

NEWPORT BEACH (AP) - The California Coastal Commission on Thursday approved fire pits at a Southern California beach after three years of heated debate.

June 11, 2015 | | State


Police: Retired judge arrested after firing gun in standoff

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A retired Superior Court judge surrendered to police after firing a weapon at officers during a standoff at his Los Angeles townhouse, authorities said Thursday.

June 11, 2015 | | State


‘Throwing shade’; Taco Bell execs bone up on youth lingo

IRVINE (AP) - Taco Bell executives are studying a strange new vocabulary emerging on this side of the border - the lingo of its young customers.

June 10, 2015 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• WAR MEMORIAL VANDALIZED WITH GRAFFITI: DANVILLE (AP) - Northern California officials are offering a reward for information on vandals who covered a war memorial with graffiti over the weekend.

June 10, 2015 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

LOS BANOS PRIEST ARRESTED ON CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGE: LOS BANOS (AP) - A former Los Banos Catholic priest has been charged with possession of child pornography following a 10-month investigation by the city's police department.

June 10, 2015 | | State


SF’s sexy ads promote water saving

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Too sexy for the drought?

June 10, 2015 | | State


Oil spill cleanup costs reaches $62 million

GOLETA (AP) - The cost of cleaning up the oil spill that fouled beaches last month on the California coast has reached $62 million so far, the pipeline company said Wednesday.

June 10, 2015 | | State


California bounces back as world’s 7th largest economy

SACRAMENTO (AP) - After taking a significant recession-era hit, California's economy has bounced back up to the seventh largest in the world as the state's gross domestic product reached $2.3 trillion in 2014, show figures released Wednesday by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

June 10, 2015 | | State


Demos propose Prop 13 businesses overhaul to reflect current values

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California businesses would pay billions more in property taxes under a longshot bid by two Democratic lawmakers to unravel some of the voter-approved tax limits in Proposition 13.

June 10, 2015 | | State


Wal-Mart violated state minimum wage laws

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Wal-Mart could be on the hook for more than $100 million in back pay after a federal judge ruled the company failed to pay California minimum wage to truck drivers for activities that included inspecting and washing their trucks, an attorney said Wednesday.

June 10, 2015 | | State


High-speed rail: Gutting communities?

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown has compared the state's high-speed rail line to construction of the Golden Gate Bridge and the great cathedrals of Europe. Isobel Cook doesn't see it that way.

June 09, 2015 | | State


California lawmaker proposes 300 percent tax for water guzzlers

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's worst water-guzzling residents and businesses could get slapped with 300 percent taxes on their bills under drought-inspired legislation that was proposed Tuesday but faces a tough path before it could actually affect local water bills.

June 09, 2015 | | State


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Delta saltier from SF Bay water

STOCKTON (AP) - State officials say they are struggling to keep portions of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta fresh as saltier water from the San Francisco ...

July 26, 2015 | | State


Michelle Obama opens Special Olympics in LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Michelle Obama welcomed thousands of athletes with intellectual disabilities to the Special Olympic World Games on Saturday during a festive opening ceremony ...

July 26, 2015 | | State


Firefighters make headway on 2 fires

WINTERS (AP) - Firefighters made progress Friday against two wildfires in Northern California, allowing some people to return home outside Napa Valley after flames threatened hundreds ...

July 25, 2015 | | State


LA police kill gunman on busy shopping street

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man with a gun was fatally shot by Los Angeles police on Friday in a busy shopping district in the San ...

July 25, 2015 | | State


VidCon showcased online video stars

ANAHEIM (AP) - A swarm of spontaneous selfie sessions has commenced in the lobby of the Anaheim Convention Center as hundreds of fans have gathered for ...

July 25, 2015 | | State


Retired detective faces charges

RIVERSIDE (AP) - Federal prosecutors on Friday charged a retired Los Angeles police detective with bank robbery after members of his family called authorities with information ...

July 25, 2015 | | State


SCREAMING KIDS

NEW YORK (AP) - What went down at Marcy's Diner in Portland, Maine, between the vacationing parents of an antsy toddler and the annoyed, profanity-prone ...

July 25, 2015 | | State


Authorities take custody of baby born to mom lost in forest

PARADISE . (AP) - A woman who became stranded and gave birth in a Northern California national forest says she took methamphetamine to get an energy boost ...

July 25, 2015 | | State


PLANNED PARENTHOOD VIDEOS

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California Attorney General Kamala Harris said Friday that she plans to review two undercover videos released by anti-abortion activists aimed at discrediting Planned ...

July 24, 2015 | | State


Schools chief presents blueprint for cradle to career education

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California should provide a cradle-to-career education system in which children are provided learning opportunities from a young age and given support and ...

July 24, 2015 | | State


Man pleads in murders of 5

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles man has unexpectedly pleaded guilty in the samurai sword stabbing and bludgeoning deaths of a woman, her two children ...

July 24, 2015 | | State


State senators heading to Mexico

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Democratic members of the California state Senate are heading to Mexico for a four-day trip to improve government relations.

July 24, 2015 | | State


PRIMARY CARE

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Mary Venturacci is 98 years old and lives by herself in her northeast Salem home.

July 24, 2015 | | State


Future of children’s program up in air

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Children's health advocates are wary of the state's plans to redesign the California Children's Services program with a managed care ...

July 24, 2015 | | State


ROGUE DAIRY QUEEN

MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) - The Dairy Queen in downtown Moorhead has been thumbing its nose at corporate HQ pretty much since it opened in 1949, despite ...

July 23, 2015 | | State


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