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State wildfires prompt tougher rules for utilities

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Devastating California wildfires this year - and expectations of more to come under the extremes of climate change - prompted regulators Thursday to toughen rules for utility companies to keep power lines clear of brush and tree branches that can easily spark into flames.

December 14, 2017 | | State


Firefighter dies fighting SoCal wildfire

SANTA BARBARA . (AP) - A firefighter died Thursday while working a colossal wildfire burning in coastal mountains northwest of Los Angeles that has become the fourth largest in California history.

December 14, 2017 | | State


Prominent 9th Circuit judge faces sex misconduct inquiry

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The chief judge of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Thursday that he has opened a misconduct inquiry into a judge accused of inappropriate sexual conduct and comments by six women.

December 14, 2017 | | State


Homeless fire started SoCal wildfire

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A cooking fire at a homeless encampment sparked a wildfire last week that destroyed six homes in the Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles, authorities said Tuesday, while the fifth-largest wildfire in California history burning northwest of the city kept expanding and kept thousands out of their homes.

December 12, 2017 | | State


San Francisco native becomes city’s 1st black woman mayor

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco native London Breed became the city's acting mayor Tuesday following the sudden death of Mayor Ed Lee, and is the first African-American woman to lead the city in the midst of a seemingly endless technology driven economic boom.

December 12, 2017 | | State


SF Mayor Lee leaves behind city in turmoil

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Under Mayor Ed Lee's seven-year watch, San Francisco went from a city mired in recession to a technology-fueled economic powerhouse where housing costs skyrocketed and the chasm between the wealthy and everyone else grew. Lee died Tuesday at 65 after collapsing while grocery shopping.

December 12, 2017 | | State


Cheech Marin touts state tool for new pot businesses

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Comedian and legendary stoner Cheech Marin doesn't want your pot business to go up in smoke.

December 12, 2017 | | State


NorCal man gets life for teen abduction

SAN JOSE (AP) - A Northern California man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for abducting and killing a 15-year-old girl on her way to school.

December 12, 2017 | | State


Ash falls like snow as celebrities flee

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ash fell like snow and heavy smoke had residents gasping for air Monday as a huge Southern California wildfire exploded in size, becoming the fifth largest in state history and driving celebrities from a wealthy hillside enclave.

December 11, 2017 | | State


Democrats temporarily lose Assembly supermajority

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California Democrats will be without a supermajority in the Assembly for months and risk losing the two-thirds edge needed to pass tax and fee increases in the Senate.

December 11, 2017 | | State


LA subway work yield array of Ice Age fossils

LOS ANGELES (AP) - As part of the crew digging a subway extension under the streets of Los Angeles, Ashley Leger always keeps her safety gear close by.

December 11, 2017 | | State


LA goes car free for a day for CicLAvia

LOS ANGELES (AP) - It's a car free day in parts of LA.

December 10, 2017 | | State


‘Firefighting at Christmas’ new normal in California?

FALLBROOK (AP) - A week of destructive fires in Southern California is ending but danger still looms.

December 10, 2017 | | State


Man freed after 15 years for shaken baby death

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A California man who spent 15 years in prison for shaking his baby to death was freed Saturday, one day after a judge set aside his conviction.

December 10, 2017 | | State


New evacuations as fire flares up

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A powerful flare-up on the western edge of Southern California's largest and most destructive wildfire sent residents fleeing Sunday, as wind-fanned flames churned through old-growth brush in canyons and along hillsides toward coastal towns.

December 10, 2017 | | State


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Students plan abortion protest after debate on shooting walkout

ROCKLIN (AP) - Students at a California high school are organizing an anti-abortion rights protest that was inspired by the recent nationwide student walkout for gun ...

March 22, 2018 | | State


YouTube bans some firearm videos

SAN BRUNO (AP) - YouTube has tightened its restrictions on firearms videos.

March 22, 2018 | | State


Authorities investigate cause of SF building fire

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Several San Francisco residents remained displaced Sunday as fire authorities continued investigating the cause of a massive building blaze that broke out ...

March 18, 2018 | | State


Police find 286 bunnies in home

FOLSOM (AP) - A Sacramento animal shelter is seeking supplies and cash donations to care for nearly 300 rabbits taken from a single property.

March 18, 2018 | | State


SJCOE christens FabLab for budding student engineers

STOCKTON - The San Joaquin County Office of Education (SJCOE) hosted an open house and ribbon cutting on March 7 to celebrate the new FabLab, a ...

March 11, 2018 | | State


Man arrested in officer killing in south state

PONOMA (AP) - A man suspected of shooting two California police officers, killing one of them, was arrested Saturday after barricading himself in an apartment and ...

March 11, 2018 | | State


Afghanistan war impacted Army vet behind attack

YOUNTVILLE (AP) - The Army veteran who killed three women after a siege in California had long dreamed of serving his country in the military, but ...

March 11, 2018 | | State


California bound: Trump is visitihng state he loves to hate

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Donald Trump is coming - at last - to the state he loves to hate, setting foot in California for his first time as ...

March 11, 2018 | | State


California attorney general foes spar

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has become the face of the state's resistance to President Donald Trump, challenging the Republican administration's ...

March 04, 2018 | | State


Friends defend couple charged with child abuse

JOSHUA TREE (AP) - A Southern California couple charged with child abuse was extremely poor and too proud to accept charity, but they were attentive parents ...

March 04, 2018 | | State


Hiker found after 6 days missing in Yosemite

YOSEMITE, Calif. (AP) - A well-prepared California hiker missing for six days in the icy backcountry of Yosemite National Park was found in good health after ...

February 25, 2018 | | State


Tribes cut out of California pot market might grow their own on reservations

LOS ANGELES (AP) - American Indian tribes that say they have been cut out of California's legal marijuana market have raised the possibility of going ...

February 25, 2018 | | State


San Diego may decide to close the book on library fines

SAN DIEGO (AP) - San Diego may decide to join several other U.S. cities in closing the book on library fines.

February 25, 2018 | | State


State Democrats won’t endorse Feinstein

SAN DIEGO (AP) - U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein failed to win the official endorsement of the California Democratic Party as she seeks her fifth term ...

February 25, 2018 | | State


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