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Law aims to help immigrant crime victims to obtain visas

SANTA ANA (AP)) - Nubia Rodriguez was assaulted and kidnapped by an ex-boyfriend, crimes that made her eligible for a special visa for immigrants in the U.S. illegally.

October 25, 2015 | | State


Another small quake hits East Bay area

SAN RAMON (AP) - The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a small earthquake hit the San Ramon area early Saturday morning, the latest in a series of small quakes to hit the region recently.

October 25, 2015 | | State


Bismarck school gets historic postcard from Stockton man

STOCKTON (AP) - A nearly 100-year-old postcard of Bismarck High School found its way home thanks to a good-humored California antique store patron.

October 25, 2015 | | State


High speed rail costs soar

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California's ambitious Los-Angeles-to-San-Francisco high-speed rail project will likely miss its 2022 deadline and go over its $68 billion budget, a newspaper analysis concluded.

October 25, 2015 | | State


‘Back to the Future’ fans transform town

FILLMORE (AP) - For one day only, a picturesque town about 60 miles north of Los Angeles was transformed into Hill Valley, the fictional hometown of Marty McFly from the "Back to the Future" franchise.

October 23, 2015 | | State


Bill Walton stoked Amgen Tour will start in San Diego

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Walton was so stoked to hear that the 2016 Amgen Tour of California will start in his hometown that he rode his custom bike - with a Grateful Dead paint job - from his home near Balboa Park to the news conference on the waterfront.

October 23, 2015 | | State


Major drug tunnel found

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Authorities seized 12 tons of marijuana and arrested 22 people after discovering one of the longest cross-border tunnels between the U.S. and Mexico, officials said Thursday.

October 23, 2015 | | State


Authorities suspect Odom overdosed on cocaine, drugs

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Lamar Odom is believed to have overdosed on cocaine and other drugs before he was found unconscious in a Nevada brothel, according to search warrant records.

October 23, 2015 | | State


State eyes people eligible for health care subsidies

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Heading into a third enrollment season with less fanfare and a more modest budget, California health exchange officials said Thursday they will strategically target about 750,000 uninsured people who qualify for health insurance subsidies but haven't signed up for coverage.

October 23, 2015 | | State


Court OKs longer sentence for laughing defendant

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court says a judge did not overstep his authority when he doubled a defendant's prison sentence after the man began laughing in court.

October 23, 2015 | | State


$400M settlement tied to closed nuke

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The operator of the defunct San Onofre nuclear power plant in Southern California announced Thursday that it reached a $400 million insurance settlement covering power outages caused by failed equipment, most of which will go to customers.

October 23, 2015 | | State


EU Cemetery still needs clean-up day volunteers

East Union Cemetery supporters are seeking volunteers for a big fall clean-up day set for Saturday, Oct. 24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the 143-year-old cemetery at Union Road and Louise Avenue.

October 22, 2015 | | State


Manteca couple adds organic feel & look to Mac keyboards

A Manteca husband and wife team are adding beauty to function when it comes to Mac keyboards.

October 22, 2015 | | State


Man found buried in mud

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man found dead in a van buried under several feet of mud at the scene of last week's flash flood was a 49-year-old Palmdale resident, Los Angeles County authorities said Wednesday.

October 22, 2015 | | State


ELECTION IRKS PRINCIPAL

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A student government election at a mostly Hispanic San Francisco middle school turned into a debate about the democratic process when the principal delayed the results because the winners did not reflect the school's diverse student body.

October 21, 2015 | | State


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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


Senate candidate clarifies comment on Muslims

BUENA PARK (AP) - A California congresswoman and U.S. Senate candidate sought Monday to clarify comments she made about Muslims that were condemned by advocacy ...

December 14, 2015 | | State


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