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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

LA, Vegas ink $45M water deal

LOS ANGLES (AP) - Water managers in Los Angeles and Las Vegas are poised to adopt a drought-driven deal to send enough water to serve about 300,000 homes annually from the Lake Mead reservoir to Southern California.

September 16, 2015 | | State

4 charged with kidnap, torture of couple at marijuana store

BAKERSFIELD (AP) - Four people have been charged with kidnapping, torturing and sexually assaulting a couple for days at a Central California marijuana supply store.

September 16, 2015 | | State

Battered by wildfires, Lake County remains resilient

LOWER LAKE (AP) - A Northern California county known for its large freshwater lake and clothing-optional hot springs resort recently has gained attention for something else: several devastating wildfires that have destroyed hundreds of homes and sent much of its population scrambling for shelter.

September 16, 2015 | | State

Teen not responsible for sex with teacher

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles school district was wrong when it argued that a 14-year-old girl shared responsibility for sexual abuse by a teacher because she consented to the sex, a California appeals court said Wednesday, overturning a jury verdict in favor of the district.

September 16, 2015 | | State

Magazine ranks UOP No. 6 among state’s private colleges

STOCKTON - University of the Pacific tied with University of San Francisco for the No. 6 spot among California private institutions on U.S. News & World Report's annual Best Colleges ratings of national universities.

September 14, 2015 | | State


STOCKTON - "Tents that once protected entire families from temperatures reaching 115 degrees, deteriorating before their eyes. Young children developing skin diseases and a rash of illnesses from just a lack of simple hygiene. ISIS on one side determined to kill them should they leave their compounds. Death from a simple lack of concern by the rest of the world, should they decide to stay."

September 14, 2015 | | State

Brown confronts political setbacks

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown has grown accustomed to reveling in political victories since his return to the state capital in 2011, his national luster restored by shoring up the state's finances and the spotlight on his agenda to cut carbon emissions.

September 13, 2015 | | State

Special needs student found dead on bus

WHITTIER Calif. (AP) - Authorities have identified a man who was found dead on a school bus as a special needs student who regularly rode the bus to his home in Whittier.

September 13, 2015 | | State

LA police, city vehicles go green with 160 electrics

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The sounds of city vehicles on Los Angeles streets are about to get a bit quieter.

September 13, 2015 | | State

School districts see teacher shortages after years of cuts

LOS ANGELES (AP) - When a new school year began at the Sierra Sands Unified district 150 miles north of Los Angeles in August, students in four classes were greeted by a substitute.

September 13, 2015 | | State

Exhibit’s CT-scanned mummies give new look at old world

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ever wonder what's really underneath that 5,000-year-old mummy's elaborate wrapping? There will be a rare chance to find out when "Mummies: New Secrets From the Tombs" opens Sept. 18 at Los Angeles' Natural History Museum.

September 13, 2015 | | State

Appeals court blocks pesticide use over concerns about bees dying off

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court Thursday blocked the use of a pesticide over concerns about its effect on honey bees, which have mysteriously disappeared across the country in recent years.

September 10, 2015 | | State

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Man who says he was cartel enforcer pleads guilty to murders

VISALIA . (AP) - A man who says he was a cartel enforcer pleaded guilty Tuesday to nine counts of murder in California after acknowledging to investigators ...

October 07, 2015 | | State

Study: No fracking bonanza for California’s Monterey Shale

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A U.S. Geological Survey report out Tuesday downgrades the fracking potential of California's vast Monterey Shale oil deposits.

October 07, 2015 | | State

Golden Gate Park slaying victim was 23-year-old Canadian tourist

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A young Canadian woman whose body was found in Golden Gate Park over the weekend was on her first solo backpacking trip ...

October 07, 2015 | | State

Homicide victim found on Bay Area hiking trail

FAIRFAX (AP) - A man was found shot to death on a Northern California hiking trail with his wounded dog attached by leash to his hand.

October 07, 2015 | | State

Twitter gives co-founder second chance as CEO

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Twitter is embracing Jack Dorsey as its CEO in hopes that its once-spurned co-founder can hatch a plan to expand the short ...

October 05, 2015 | | State

General Mills recalling Cheerios over incorrect gluten-free labeling

LODI (AP) - General Mills is recalling 1.8 million boxes of Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios produced at a plant in Lodi, California, saying the ...

October 05, 2015 | | State

Nevada, SF agree to settle mental patient dumping suit

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Nevada has tentatively agreed to pay $400,000 to the City and County of San Francisco to settle allegations that the ...

October 05, 2015 | | State

Pension overhaul backers alter language

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Backers of a proposed ballot initiative to cut pension spending for California state and local government employees said Monday that they were dropping ...

October 05, 2015 | | State

Group sues over demolition of Marilyn Monroe’s one-time home

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The city of Los Angeles trampled state and local laws when it approved demolition of a home where Marilyn Monroe briefly lived ...

October 05, 2015 | | State

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

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