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FBI tries new approach with Super Bowl sex trafficking fight

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - For the first time in its efforts to crack down on sex trafficking during the Super Bowl, the FBI will try to reach out to women and girls selling sex in the run-up to the game to give them a way out and get them to turn against their traffickers.

January 12, 2016 | | State


Self-driving cars still need human assistance

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Google's futuristic self-driving cars needed some old-fashioned human intervention to avoid 11 crashes during testing on California roads, the company revealed Tuesday, results it says are encouraging but show the technology has yet to reach the goal of not needing someone behind the wheel.

January 12, 2016 | | State


Los Angeles tourism sets record for 5th straight year

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles has set a tourism record for the fifth year in a row.

January 11, 2016 | | State


Assembly picks Rendon as new speaker

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A former nonprofit director, environmentalist and recipient of national humanities fellowship will become California's next Assembly speaker after the state Legislature officially selected him Monday.

January 11, 2016 | | State


Applications to UC campuses surpass 200K for first time

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A record number of prospective undergraduates have applied to the University of California for the fall, the 12th consecutive year of increasing demand and the first time the number of applicants surpassed 200,000, the university reported Monday.

January 11, 2016 | | State


LAPD chief selsks charges for officer in Venice shooting

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles police chief has recommended criminal charges against an officer who shot and killed an unarmed homeless man.

January 11, 2016 | | State


California prisons end controversial visitor strip searches

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California prison officials are ending visitor strip searches in response to a recent change in state law, but visitors will face increased scrutiny for a year if traces of drugs are detected by dogs or airport-style scanners.

January 11, 2016 | | State


Last survivor of Great SF Quake dies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The last survivor of the devastating San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906 has died, a relative confirmed Monday.

January 11, 2016 | | State


Tesla software update allows self-parking & limits speed

FREMONT (AP) - Some Tesla Motors vehicles can park themselves without a driver inside with a software update beamed to customers over the weekend.

January 10, 2016 | | State


Gas leak drives people from upscale LA community

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Laura Gideon and her family endured the sickening stench from an out-of-control natural gas leak for about a month before they could no longer tolerate the nausea, headaches and nosebleeds.

January 10, 2016 | | State


Homeless woman, 70, dies of exposure during storms

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police say a 70-year-old homeless woman who refused services died of exposure during last week's fierce El Nino-driven storms dumped several inches of rain across the region.

January 10, 2016 | | State


Police search for man who fatally shot BART passenger

OAKLAND (AP) - Police on Sunday were searching for a man who fatally shot a passenger on a packed Bay Area Rapid Transit train and then fled when the train stopped at the West Oakland station, causing panic among riders who thought it was a terrorist attack.

January 10, 2016 | | State


Manteca Unified open enrollment underway

Manteca Unified School District currently has five comprehensive high schools and twenty elementary schools. All comprehensive high schools offer the same courses of study, curriculum, and co-curricular activities. All elementary schools offer the same curriculum. All Manteca Unified School District schools will be accepting intra-district transfer requests for grades 1 through 12, through the Open Enrollment process.

January 10, 2016 | | State


Money flows back into schools

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Soaring tax revenues have carried per-pupil education spending in California beyond where it stood before the recession, but even the record sum proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown is unlikely to reverse the state's standing as a comparative miser when it comes to investing in public schools, advocates and education officials said.

January 10, 2016 | | State


Move to capture rainwater

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Much of the torrential rain that fell on Southern California this week flowed right into the ocean, just like it did before the state's epic drought.

January 08, 2016 | | State


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Plan offered to divide funds among victims

SAN BERNARDINO. (AP) - Eighty percent of the nearly $2.5 million donated to the United Way following the San Bernardino terror attack that killed 14 ...

March 31, 2016 | | State


San Diego harbor cruise boat hits pier, injuring 7

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A San Diego harbor cruise boat crashed into a pier while docking Thursday, injuring seven people and causing significant damage to the ...

March 31, 2016 | | State


Last day for hikers at popular Los Angeles trail for months

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles fitness fanatics whose daily routine includes a hike or a run along the Runyon Canyon trail are bracing themselves for ...

March 31, 2016 | | State


SUV fleeing police crashes into jet at California naval base

FRESNO (AP) - A wrong-way driver leading authorities on a high-speed chase crashed through a gate and into a fighter jet at a central California naval ...

March 31, 2016 | | State


Hufstedler, first US education secretary, dies at 90

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Shirley Hufstedler, a former federal appellate court judge who served as the nation's first education secretary, has died. She was 90.

March 31, 2016 | | State


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