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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 the emotionally charged bill forced him to consider "what I would want in the face of my own death."

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 be a small blaze.

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 buildings and roads, closed a major East Coast interstate route and threatened the drinking water supply for the capital city.

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 he says are the mental illnesses and addictions of himself and his family members, and takes on what he portrays as a veil of secrecy used to hide the problems of America's most famous political family.

October 04, 2015 | | State


$100M resort planned for Tahoe

STATELINE, Nev. (AP) - A multimillion-dollar resort will put roots down on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe's south shore.

October 04, 2015 | | State


SF’s last gun store closing

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The only gun store in San Francisco is shuttering for good, saying it can no longer operate in the city's political climate of increased gun control regulations and vocal opposition to its business.

October 04, 2015 | | State


More California winemakers use less water to grow grapes

RUTHERFORD (AP) - The grape vines that grower Frank Leeds tends in Napa Valley stand among the unheralded heroes of California's drought, producing decade after decade of respected Cabernets and other wines without a drop of added water.

October 04, 2015 | | State


State may ban concealed handguns on campuses

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California is once again considering a move to tighten its restrictions on guns with a ban on the concealed carry of handguns at colleges and schools.

October 04, 2015 | | State


Bay Bridge designer fears leaks damaging main cable

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The lead designer of the Bay Bridge has warned Caltrans that the cable that holds up the new bridge's eastern span is vulnerable to corrosion because of rainwater leaking into its anchorages.

October 04, 2015 | | State


Berkeley requests recommendation letters from freshmen applicants

BERKELEY (AP) - The University of California, Berkeley, will ask some freshman applicants to submit letters of recommendation from teachers and mentors this fall, and the UC system is considering having all campuses eventually do the same, according to a report.

October 04, 2015 | | State


High-speed rail seeks private investors

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - The California High-Speed Rail Authority has received 35 responses from private companies interested in financing, building and operating the first 300-mile segment of the controversial rail project. Officials say the responses are a positive sign of private interest after lawmakers last year dedicated a long-term funding source.

October 03, 2015 | | State


Plastic bag manufacturers file second ballot measure

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Plastic bag manufacturers filed a second ballot measure on Friday in California's fight over a statewide plastic bag ban.

October 03, 2015 | | State


LA County leases 2 more firefighting aircraft

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles County has leased two additional SuperScooper firefighting aircraft from Canada as a precaution in case of fall wildfires in Southern California.

October 03, 2015 | | State


Homeland Security seizes Stockton Mayor Silva’s electronics at SFO

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A mayor of a Northern California city said Homeland Security agents briefly detained him and seized his laptop and cellphone earlier this week at San Francisco International Airport.

October 03, 2015 | | State


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5 people die in abandoned house fire

FRESNO (AP) - Fire officials say five people are dead after a fire broke out at an abandoned home in Fresno early Sunday.

December 13, 2015 | | State


Mother of man shot dead by SF police sues

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The grieving mother of a young black man shot dead by San Francisco police has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit, saying ...

December 13, 2015 | | State


Third storm in a week brings more rain, snow

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A third winter-like storm in a week brought rain and strong winds to much of Northern California and snow to the Sierra ...

December 13, 2015 | | State


‘Force Awakens’ premieres tonight

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hollywood is preparing for what could be the largest movie premiere in its history t night when the hugely anticipated "Star Wars ...

December 13, 2015 | | State


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