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Judge rejects plea deal of ex-LA County sheriff

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Minutes after former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca acknowledged failing the public by lying to federal authorities investigating jail beatings, a judge overseeing his corruption case shocked a packed courtroom Monday by rejecting the ex-lawman's plea agreement as too lenient.

July 18, 2016 | | State


Hawaiian Electric, NextEra walk away from merger plans

HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii's largest utility and Florida-based NextEra Energy are walking away from their plans to merge, following months of hearings and deliberations on what would have been one of the largest business deals in Hawaii history.

July 18, 2016 | | State


Tobacco companies give $17 M to defeat tax

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Tobacco companies are giving about $17 million to defeat a proposed cigarette tax that's quickly attracting some of the highest spending among the initiatives on California's November ballot.

July 18, 2016 | | State


Mountain lion spotted, not detained in San Mateo

SAN MATEO (AP) - Experts say a suspected mountain lion spotted roaming through a residential neighborhood is a rather large domestic cat.

July 18, 2016 | | State


Police look into Playboy model’s post of naked woman at gym

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police were investigating after a Playboy model took a photo of a naked woman in a gym locker room and posted it to social media with insulting comments about the woman's body, authorities said.

July 18, 2016 | | State


World-class Mexican Museum being built in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco is getting another cultural treasure - a world-class museum to showcase the largest collection of Mexican and Latino art in the nation.

July 18, 2016 | | State


US-Mexico border residents feel ignored

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Residents along the U.S.-Mexico border are feeling ignored in the midst of a U.S. presidential election in which immigration, border security and a proposed wall are being hotly debated, a poll released Monday suggests.

July 18, 2016 | | State


California student among the 84 dead

BERKELEY (AP) - An American student from the University of California, Berkeley was identified Sunday as one of the 84 killed in Thursday's Bastille Day truck attack on the French city of Nice, according to statement from his school.

July 18, 2016 | | State


California certifies low primary turnout, Clinton victory

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California Secretary of State Alex Padilla certified Friday that more than 8.5 million people, or 47.7 percent of registered voters, participated in the June primary, and that Hillary Clinton decisively won the state's Democratic race.

July 18, 2016 | | State


Juice Newton appearing at the Bankhead Theater

LIVERMORE – August at the Bankhead Theater opens with an appearance by country pop's "Queen of Hearts," singer/songwriter Juice Newton.

July 16, 2016 | | State


First ever Red Dirt & Gold Dust Music Fest on Aug. 6

ANGELS CAMP– Grab a cowboy hat and low-back lawn chair or blanket and settle under the shade of heritage oaks at the first ever Red Dirt and Gold Dust Music Fest on Saturday, Aug. 6.

July 16, 2016 | | State


Invasive citrus tree pest found near Tracy

The San Joaquin County Agricultural Commissioner, in cooperation with the California Department of Food and Agriculture and the United States Department of Agriculture, is beginning an extensive survey in response to the detection of one additional Asian Citrus Psyllid (ACP) within the boundaries of the City of Tracy.

July 13, 2016 | | State


DIVIDED AMERICA

NEW YORK (AP) - On an unusually cool night for summer, Mike Perry and his crew thread the sidewalks running through the Stapleton Houses, tracked by police cameras bolted to the apartment blocks and positioned atop poles.

July 13, 2016 | | State


Will shaming drugmakers discourages price spikes?

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Frustrated by the rising cost of prescription drugs, California health advocates hope sunlight and a dose of shame will discourage drugmakers from raising their prices too quickly or introducing new medications at prices that break the bank.

July 10, 2016 | | State


Online school agrees to pay state $168.5M

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A for-profit company that operates online charter schools in California has reached a $168.5 million settlement with the state over claims it manipulated attendance records and overstated the academic progress of students.

July 10, 2016 | | State


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Dental records needed to identify 4

COLUMBIA (AP) - It will be next week before the four people killed when a small plane crashed and burned in Northern California are identified, authorities ...

July 28, 2016 | | State


Skydiver jumping without parachute

SIMI VALLEY (AP) - He's made 18,000 parachute jumps, helped train some of the world's most elite skydivers, done some of the stunts ...

July 28, 2016 | | State


Most death-defying stunts of all time

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Although he's one of the most accomplished skydivers in the world, Luke Aikins will tell you what he's about to ...

July 28, 2016 | | State


Bulldozer operator killed fighting blaze

BIG SUR (AP) - The operator of a bulldozer was killed when it rolled over during the fight against a wildfire near Big Sur that has ...

July 27, 2016 | | State


California heat prompts energy conservation ‘Flex Alert’

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Operators of California's power grid called for electricity conservation Wednesday as high temperatures hit much of the state, including scorching weather ...

July 27, 2016 | | State


Busy camps serve needs of front-line state firefighters

SANTA CLARITA (AP) - As flames from a raging wildfire raced down mountainsides last weekend toward houses tucked in canyons north of Los Angeles, a sprawling ...

July 27, 2016 | | State


Big cats returned to sanctuary

LOS ANGELES (AP) - About a dozen lions, tigers, cougars and other big cats were returned Wednesday to a sanctuary north of Los Angeles, four days ...

July 27, 2016 | | State


Boy to get new prosthetic leg after beach theft

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA (AP) - A 4-year-old boy whose artificial leg was stolen while he played at a Southern California beach will soon get a replacement.

July 27, 2016 | | State


Cushman plans online ‘town hall’

Manteca City Council candidate David Cushman will be hosting an online live video chat on Facebook, which will take place on Friday, July 29, beginning ...

July 27, 2016 | | State


Prestige program engages seniors

With age comes the freedom of retirement, the joy of grandchildren and the wisdom gained from lifelong experiences. But, it can also come with the ...

July 27, 2016 | | State


Fifth civil judge restored for SJ

San Joaquin Superior Court, Presiding Judge Jose L. Alva, and Assistant Presiding Judge Linda L. Lofthus have announce the reinstatement of a fifth judge, Elizabeth ...

July 27, 2016 | | State


Wildfire shuts down Big Sur parks

BIG SUR (AP) - California's signature parks along the Big Sur coastline that draw thousands of daily visitors were closed Tuesday as one of the ...

July 26, 2016 | | State


Pitching for twin Delta tunnels

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Representatives of California Gov. Jerry Brown and the Obama administration began making their pitch for approval Tuesday to build a pair of massive ...

July 26, 2016 | | State


Home trends make fires worse

SANTA CLARITA (AP) - When Pat Telleria saw the wind-driven flames sweeping across the grass foothills toward his dream home, he picked up the phone.

July 26, 2016 | | State


Prosthetic leg stolen from boy, 4

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA (AP) - A 4-year-old Southern California boy visiting the beach for the first time had his prosthetic leg stolen but hundreds of people ...

July 26, 2016 | | State


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