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State unemployment rate dips to 7.2%

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California recorded its lowest jobless rate last month since the early months of the Great Recession, while the number of additional jobs was the second-largest gain since the state began keeping that record in 1990, the state Employment Development Department reported Friday.

December 19, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• MAN SHOCKED 20 TIMES DURING JAIL BOOKING SUES: SANTA ROSA (AP) - A Sonoma County man who had criminal charges dismissed after video emerged showing correctional deputies beating him and shocking him with a stun gun more than 20 times has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit.

December 19, 2014 | | State


Whaling protesters in contempt of court

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Radical environmentalists who threw acid and smoke bombs at Japanese whalers were found in contempt of court Friday for continuing their relentless campaign to disrupt the annual whale hunt off the waters of Antarctica.

December 19, 2014 | | State


Special needs tot’s wheelchair stolen

CORONA (AP) - Southern California police are searching for an expensive wheelchair stolen from the home a 4-year-old girl with Down syndrome.

December 19, 2014 | | State


Three pedestrians killed

REDONDO BEACH (AP) - Pedestrians were filing out of a church Christmas service when a car sped around other vehicles at a red light and plowed into the crowd before hitting another car head-on, police and witnesses said. Three people were killed, and several more were injured, California authorities said.

December 19, 2014 | | State


PEEVEY: ‘I SURRENDER!’

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's chief utility regulator ended the last scheduled public hearing of his increasingly embattled 12-year term Thursday with no explicit reference to the alleged back-channel dealings with the state's largest utility company that have marred his tenure.

December 19, 2014 | | State


Drunk man shot while entering wrong house

BENICIA (AP) - Police say an intoxicated man was shot by a homeowner after breaking into a house he thought was his own.

December 19, 2014 | | State


Protection sought for scenic region

WOODLAND (AP) - A contingent of California environmental groups, business representatives and politicians will use a visit Friday from Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to push for permanent protection of some 350,000 acres of picturesque federal land near the state's famous wine country.

December 19, 2014 | | State


Sides ‘far apart’ in port talks

LOS ANGELES (AP) - While West Coast seaports struggle to keep up with billions of dollars of cargo, dockworkers and their employers apparently aren't close to a new contract nearly six months after their old deal expired.

December 19, 2014 | | State


CHP, Oakland in tiff over plainclothes cops

OAKLAND (AP) - The California Highway Patrol said it told local police that plainclothes officers would mingle with protesters demonstrating against police brutality on the east side of the San Francisco Bay, but Oakland Police Department officials said they were not notified.

December 19, 2014 | | State


Bay Bridge light sculpture to keep on shining

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The sponsors of an illuminated art project on the San Francisco-Bay Bridge that was supposed to stay up for only two years say they have found a way to keep the lights on.

December 17, 2014 | | State


Carjacking suspect arrested in ‘Hobbit’ screening in SoCal

NATIONAL CITY (AP) - Moviegoers watching "The Hobbit" in San Diego County were treated to a real-life drama after police chased down a carjacking suspect who'd dashed into the theater and arrested him at gunpoint.

December 17, 2014 | | State


Exchange sign-ups exceed last year

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - California's health care exchange has exceeded last year's insurance sign-ups during its first month of open enrollment as it nears a deadline for coverage to begin Jan. 1, Covered California Executive Director Peter Lee said Wednesday.

December 17, 2014 | | State


Lawsuit over immigrant license data

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Immigrant advocates filed a lawsuit Wednesday over concerns that federal immigration agents could use state driver's license databases to track down people for deportation.

December 17, 2014 | | State


Alcatraz inmates could have survived escape

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The three prisoners who escaped from Alcatraz in one of the most famous and elaborate prison breaks in U.S. history could have survived and made it to land, scientists concluded in a recent study.

December 17, 2014 | | State


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Judges hike rates for music streamers; Pandora shares jump

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A panel of copyright judges on Wednesday raised the amount Internet music streaming services like Pandora must pay to record labels next ...

December 16, 2015 | | State


Emergency declaration for gas leak in Los Angeles County

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles County officials have declared a state of emergency over a leaking natural gas well above a neighborhood that has forced ...

December 16, 2015 | | State


SF police brass say pointing gun is use of force

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco police officers must tell supervisors when they point guns at suspects under a new policy implemented by the police chief.

December 16, 2015 | | State


California may allow self-driving cars by 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California regulators have unveiled a roadmap that would let consumers begin using self-driving cars, though manufacturers would have to prove the emerging ...

December 16, 2015 | | State


Probationers found with theft ‘to-do’ list

ENCINITAS . (AP) - They were making a list but police say it was more naughty than nice.

December 16, 2015 | | State


Social workers had visited home of killing suspect

QUINCY (AP) - Child welfare workers repeatedly visited the California home of a woman now under investigation in the deaths of two children to check on ...

December 16, 2015 | | State


‘Terrorist’ email threat closes LA schools

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The nation's two biggest school systems - New York City and Los Angeles - received threats Tuesday of a large-scale jihadi attack with ...

December 15, 2015 | | State


Investigation leads to 2 dead kids in storage

REDDING (AP) - A child abuse investigation led to the bodies of two young children inside a commercial storage unit in Northern California, along with a ...

December 15, 2015 | | State


Truckee climbers buy rock wall to preserve as trust

TRUCKEE (AP) - A group of California rock climbers have purchased a wall at Donner Summit to preserve it as a land trust.

December 15, 2015 | | State


‘Star Wars’ premiere crowd cheers for familiar faces

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The VIP audience at "The Force Awakens" world premiere began cheering from the moment the movie's first words appeared on screen ...

December 15, 2015 | | State


Father of girl declared brain-dead sues hospital

OAKLAND (AP) - The biological father of a girl who remains on a ventilator to keep her heart beating after she was declared brain-dead nearly two ...

December 15, 2015 | | State


Anti-Muslim hate crimes investigated

SAN BERNARDINO (AP) - A 40-year-old Southern California man accused of pulling a knife and threatening a Muslim woman at a car wash in the city ...

December 15, 2015 | | State


LIVING NEAR SCHOOLS

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Three-quarters of paroled sex offenders in California who were previously banned from living near parks, schools and other places where children congregate now ...

December 14, 2015 | | State


Microsoft picks Manteca teacher to serve an innovative educator

Manteca Unified School District teacher Tammy Brecht Dunbar was selected to be a member of the Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert Regional Lead Program for 2015-2016.

December 14, 2015 | | State


Fatal police shooting in LA suburb was different from others

LYNWOOD (AP) - When deputies confronted a man carrying a handgun in a Los Angeles suburb, the fatal shooting that unfolded was notably different from other ...

December 14, 2015 | | State


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