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First-time jumper was among 1 of 2 skydivers killed at Lodi center

LODI (AP) - One of two skydivers who died plummeting into a Northern California vineyard was 18 and jumping for the first time, and his family was there watching when he hit the ground, the owner of the skydiving center and local authorities said Sunday.

August 07, 2016 | | State

New trend: ‘Pop-ups’ preschools

SAN JOSE (AP) - Cindy Rivera entered the family resource center in the Hillview neighborhood library at 10 a.m. and began transforming it. She replaced chairs and tables with furniture half the size, unfurled colorful round rugs, and unpacked boxes of books and blocks, clay and costumes, and math and science games.

August 07, 2016 | | State


STOCKTON AP) - Stockton's mayor was charged Thursday with providing alcohol to young adults last summer and making a secret recording of what prosecutors said was a game of strip poker that included a 16-year-old boy at a camp for underprivileged children run by the mayor.

August 04, 2016 | | State

Pot backers sue over opposing arguments

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Supporters of a California initiative to legalize recreational marijuana filed a lawsuit Thursday accusing opponents of including false and misleading language in official ballot materials.

August 04, 2016 | | State

SF Chinatown gang leader gets life in prison

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A dapper San Francisco Chinatown gangster known as "Shrimp Boy" whose conviction on murder and racketeering charges was part of a major federal organized crime investigation that also brought down a state senator was sentenced Thursday to two life terms - one for killing a rival.

August 04, 2016 | | State

Demos tout endorsements for California Senate seat

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The two Democrats seeking California's U.S. Senate seat rolled out dueling endorsements Thursday that highlighted political dynamics that are shaping the race.

August 04, 2016 | | State

2 babies born with Zika-related defects in state

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Two babies have been born with Zika-related birth defects in California to mothers who were infected overseas, health officials said Thursday.

August 04, 2016 | | State

Pokemon Go player in brutal attack

SAN JOSE (AP) - A man is recovering after being brutally attacked with a knife while playing Pokemon Go in San Jose last week.

August 04, 2016 | | State

Man arrested in old killing after woman browses LAPD website

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police arrested a suspect in a 16-year-old homicide after a woman browsing the "most wanted" section of the Los Angeles Police Department website recognized a man she knew and called a tip line, authorities said.

August 04, 2016 | | State

Probe of fatal crash starts with driver, bus

LIVINGSTON (AP) - Investigators are collecting medical records and lining up interviews with relatives of a bus driver in a crash that killed four passengers in Central California when the vehicle hit a highway sign post that tore through its frame, officials said Thursday.

August 04, 2016 | | State

San Diego police view body-camera footage

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Investigators viewed body-camera footage to learn how one San Diego police officer was killed and another seriously injured in a gunbattle during a traffic stop. But the city's police chief said Saturday that she has yet to determine if the shooting was similar to targeted, premeditated attacks on police in other parts of the country.

July 31, 2016 | | State

Big Sur fire grows; new blaze near Fresno

BIG SUR. (AP) - Crews battled a massive wildfire near California's Big Sur that is threatening thousands of homes as it burns for the tenth day, while a much newer fire in Fresno County quickly spread, damaging homes as it grew to more than two square miles Sunday.

July 31, 2016 | | State

State bill would prevent LGBT discrimination at religious schools

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The conflict between religious freedom and gay rights has a new battleground - California's religious colleges and universities.

July 31, 2016 | | State

Weapon used in teen’s killing was stolen from Stockton mayor

STOCKTON (AP) - A gun stolen from the Stockton mayor's home whose theft he failed to immediately report was used to kill a 13-year-old boy, prosecutors said.

July 31, 2016 | | State

Skydiver jumps, lands without chute

LOS ANGELES (AP) - After leaping from an airplane, Luke Aikins rocketed toward earth for two minutes, and then calmly flipped onto his back at the last second and landed dead center into a 100-by-100-foot net in California.

July 31, 2016 | | State

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Disabled man seeks to have voting rights restored

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A former producer at NPR who lost his ability to walk and speak asked a judge Tuesday to restore his right to ...

August 23, 2016 | | State

Demand sags for state credits that target greenhouse gases

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's latest carbon auction brought disappointing results Tuesday as litigation and lagging support by lawmakers weigh down the state's landmark ...

August 23, 2016 | | State

Stanford bans hard liquor from undergraduate campus parties

PALO ALTO (AP) - Stanford University officials say hard liquor is now prohibited in undergraduate on-campus parties.

August 23, 2016 | | State

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