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Wildfires devastate Lake County

MIDDLETON (AP) -The scope of devastation from one of California's most destructive wildfires is becoming clearer and so too is the size of the humanitarian need in one of the state's poorer counties.

September 21, 2015 | | State

California Assembly speaker to fight for State Senate seat

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins plans to fight a fellow Democrat for a state Senate seat when her tenure expires.

September 21, 2015 | | State

Emmy wins for Viola Davis, Jon Hamm

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Long-standing barriers fell at Sunday's Emmy Awards as Viola Davis became the first non-white actress to claim top drama acting honors, Jon Hamm finally won for "Mad Men," and "Game of Thrones" overcame Emmy anti-fantasy resistance to claim the top drama award.

September 20, 2015 | | State

3 officers charged with child boot camp cruelty

SAN LUIS OBISPO (AP) - Three Southern California police officers have been charged with abusing 10 children at a boot camp for troubled youths.

September 20, 2015 | | State

Stockton Police under fire over tackled teen video

STOCKTON (AP) - A cellphone video showed police officers in Stockton grappling with and tackling a 16-year-old who allegedly refused to get out of a bus lane.

September 20, 2015 | | State

Brown to sign expanded fair pay legislation for women

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Female employees in California are poised to get new tools to challenge gender-based wage gaps and receive protection from discrimination and retaliation if they ask questions about how much other people earn.

September 20, 2015 | | State

Two injured in car-to-car shooting on SF freeway

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Authorities say two men were injured in a car-to-car shooting on a San Francisco freeway.

September 20, 2015 | | State

California GOP softens stance on immigration

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The California Republican Party voted Sunday to soften its stance on immigration, seeking to appeal to the state's growing Latino population and distance itself from the harsh rhetoric of presidential candidate Donald Trump.

September 20, 2015 | | State

4-million- year-old whale fossil

SCOTTS VALLEY (AP) - The 4-million-year-old fossilized skeleton of whale has been excavated at a construction site in Santa Cruz County.

September 20, 2015 | | State


SALINAS (AP) - A new wildfire in Northern California has killed one person and destroyed or damaged 10 homes in Monterey County, a week after two other blazes killed five people and destroyed at least 1,400 homes, fire officials said Sunday.

September 20, 2015 | | State

California unemployment rate decreases to 6.1%

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's unemployment rate dropped to 6.1 percent in August, down slightly from 6.2 percent in July, the state Employment Development Department reported Friday.

September 18, 2015 | | State

State eases restrictions for some farmers

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The state on Friday cleared some farmers, water agencies and others to resume pumping from three Northern California waterways, easing one of the toughest restrictions stemming from the state's four-year drought.

September 18, 2015 | | State

Farmworkers union claims win in SJ Valley labor battle

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Organized labor claimed a victory in a decades-long fight with one of the nation's largest fruit growers when a judge ruled that the company interfered with its employees' vote on whether to reject union representation.

September 18, 2015 | | State

Some say they weren’t warned

MIDDLETOWN (AP) - High school math teacher Bill Davis watched from his home as smoke mounted from one of the most destructive fires in California in recent memory.

September 18, 2015 | | State

2 die in foothills fire

MOUNTAIN RANCH (AP) - Two bodies were found at the site of a wildfire in the Sierra Nevada foothills, while dogs were used Wednesday to search for a former police reporter and several other people who authorities fear were killed in a separate, fast-moving blaze in Northern California.

September 16, 2015 | | State

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Agency issues custody standards for illegals

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The U.S. Border Patrol's parent agency on Monday issued nationwide custody standards, a little more than a year after its ...

October 05, 2015 | | State

Brown OKs right- -to-die legislation for terminally ill

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Monday allowing terminally ill people in the nation's most populous state to take their own lives, saying ...

October 05, 2015 | | State

Report details trapped firefighters’ ordeal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Four California firefighters were in serious trouble almost immediately after a helicopter dropped them near ground zero of what they thought would ...

October 05, 2015 | | State

Shooter showed little sympathy

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) - The gunman had already shot several students at close range when he stood inches from Lacey Scroggins and demanded she stand up.

October 04, 2015 | | State

Heavy rain, hundreds rescued

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Hundreds were rescued from fast-moving floodwaters Sunday in South Carolina as days of driving rain hit a dangerous crescendo that buckled ...

October 04, 2015 | | State

Kennedy memoir takes hard look

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A new book by former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy, youngest son of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy, openly discusses what ...

October 04, 2015 | | State

$100M resort planned for Tahoe

STATELINE, Nev. (AP) - A multimillion-dollar resort will put roots down on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe's south shore.

October 04, 2015 | | State

SF’s last gun store closing

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The only gun store in San Francisco is shuttering for good, saying it can no longer operate in the city's political ...

October 04, 2015 | | State

More California winemakers use less water to grow grapes

RUTHERFORD (AP) - The grape vines that grower Frank Leeds tends in Napa Valley stand among the unheralded heroes of California's drought, producing decade after ...

October 04, 2015 | | State

State may ban concealed handguns on campuses

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California is once again considering a move to tighten its restrictions on guns with a ban on the concealed carry of handguns at ...

October 04, 2015 | | State

Bay Bridge designer fears leaks damaging main cable

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The lead designer of the Bay Bridge has warned Caltrans that the cable that holds up the new bridge's eastern span ...

October 04, 2015 | | State

Berkeley requests recommendation letters from freshmen applicants

BERKELEY (AP) - The University of California, Berkeley, will ask some freshman applicants to submit letters of recommendation from teachers and mentors this fall, and the ...

October 04, 2015 | | State

High-speed rail seeks private investors

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - The California High-Speed Rail Authority has received 35 responses from private companies interested in financing, building and operating the first 300-mile segment of ...

October 03, 2015 | | State

Plastic bag manufacturers file second ballot measure

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Plastic bag manufacturers filed a second ballot measure on Friday in California's fight over a statewide plastic bag ban.

October 03, 2015 | | State

LA County leases 2 more firefighting aircraft

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles County has leased two additional SuperScooper firefighting aircraft from Canada as a precaution in case of fall wildfires in Southern ...

October 03, 2015 | | State

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