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Massive traffic expected in Yosemite

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK - Yosemite National Park anticipates a very busy Fourth of July weekend and visitors are urged to arrive at the park very early to avoid potential traffic congestion and difficulties with parking.

June 30, 2015 | | State


Stranded woman rescued after giving birth in forest

OROVILLE (AP) - Authorities rescued a woman and her newborn baby after her family says she gave birth in a remote national forest in Northern California.

June 30, 2015 | | State


Group seeking to pull plug on offshore fracking

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Environmentalists Tuesday called on California Gov. Jerry Brown to halt plans for months of hydraulic fracturing in the waters off Southern California, warning that it could lead to chemical pollution or an oil spill.

June 30, 2015 | | State


New laws affect lead ammo, paid sick leave, smartphones

SACRAMENTO (AP) - More than 6 million workers are expected to benefit from a new law taking effect Wednesday that requires California employers to provide them at least three paid sick days a year.

June 30, 2015 | | State


Plea deal appears to be in works for ex-senator

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A former California state senator charged in a sweeping organized crime and public corruption case centered in San Francisco's Chinatown may have reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors.

June 30, 2015 | | State


Firefighters getting handle on Markleeville

MARKLEEVILLE (AP) - After nearly two weeks, a 28-square-mile blaze south of Markleeville in Alpine County is more than 55 percent contained.

June 30, 2015 | | State


Farmer in field dies in bee attack near tractor

RIO HONDO, Texas (AP) - A South Texas farmer has died after being stung by hundreds of bees while using a tractor on a field near Rio Hondo.

June 29, 2015 | | State


Legislature passes strict vaccine bill

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - California lawmakers on Monday sent the governor a contentious bill that would impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country in reaction to a recent measles outbreak at Disneyland.

June 29, 2015 | | State


Lawmakers to tackle health care, road funding

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The California Legislature is holding two special sessions this summer to tackle long-vexing funding shortfalls in the state's transportation and health care programs. But talk of targeted tax increases has prompted political hand-wringing.

June 29, 2015 | | State


Wet weekend helps wildfire fights

BIG BEAR LAKE (AP) - A damp weekend helped firefighters stop the growth of a huge Southern California wildfire, one of many burning around the state.

June 29, 2015 | | State


Teen cleared of slaying arrested on same charge

MERCED (AP) - A teenager spent the night at a central California jail after he was arrested on a warrant for a murder charge a judge had cleared him of months earlier.

June 29, 2015 | | State


Lightning strikes spark new wildfires

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hundreds of lightning strikes overnight have sparked three dozen new wildfires in Northern California, authorities said Sunday.

June 28, 2015 | | State


35 counties extend health care to illegals

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A group of 35 California counties have agreed to provide basic health care to people who are in the United States illegally.

June 28, 2015 | | State


Lawmakers tie $20 million in grants to police use of force

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The state budget that takes effect on Wednesday includes $20 million in grants for local law enforcement agencies, but lawmakers are linking the money to the national debate over killings by police.

June 28, 2015 | | State


Pest fruit flies found in Cupertino

CUPERTINO (AP) - A state lab has found a fruit fly infestation in a Northern California neighborhood.

June 28, 2015 | | State


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Boating warning: Whales cavort off coast

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Dozens of whales are frolicking off Northern California's coast in a feast for the eyes that has also prompted federal officials ...

July 12, 2015 | | State


California gas prices spike; may top $4

CAMARILLO (AP) - While gas prices nationwide are on a downward trend, California is experiencing a spike that could see prices top $4 a gallon before ...

July 12, 2015 | | State


Firefighter speaks for first time

FRESNO (AP) - A Fresno Fire Department captain made his first public appearance since falling through a roof while fighting a house fire more than three ...

July 12, 2015 | | State


Drone grounds firefighting planes

YUCAIPA (AP) - Authorities said a drone temporarily halted air tankers that were fighting a wildfire on the edge of the San Bernardino National Forest.

July 12, 2015 | | State


California bills to regulate Electronic cigarettes

SACRAMENTO (AP) - In a victory for Big Tobacco, two California bills aimed at curbing youth smoking by cracking down on e-cigarettes and boosting the smoking ...

July 09, 2015 | | State


Study: Science lacking on safety of fracking boom

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Some of the chemicals used in California's fracking boom likely pose a risk to public health, and the state for years ...

July 09, 2015 | | State


Actress Kelly Rutherford testifies at custody hearing

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Actress Kelly Rutherford testified about her finances, travel and her ties to Los Angeles in an attempt to convince a judge to ...

July 09, 2015 | | State


Panel hears conflicting safety assessments for Diablo Canyon

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Environmentalists argued Thursday that government regulators have allowed California's last operating nuclear power plant to sidestep federal rules and conceal the ...

July 09, 2015 | | State


Civil War-era soldier buried at San Diego national cemetery

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A Civil War-era Medal of Honor recipient forgotten in an unmarked grave for nearly a century finally got a funeral Thursday when ...

July 09, 2015 | | State


LAPD: Man in critical condition after being shot by police

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man suspected of breaking windows with a skateboard was shot and critically wounded by police Thursday after he shocked an officer ...

July 09, 2015 | | State


Stress on fish spurs push to reduce kills

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - Drought and record hot weather are producing lethal conditions for salmon and trout in rivers across the West.

July 08, 2015 | | State


Fewer ex-cons return to prison but crime rates stay steady

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Ex-felons in California are committing new crimes at a relatively steady rate compared with previous years, but more of them are going to ...

July 08, 2015 | | State


Jury awards over $4 million to family of deceased farmworker

RIVERSIDE (AP) - A jury awarded more than $4 million to the family of a farmworker electrocuted by a Southern California Edison power line.

July 08, 2015 | | State


California regulators discuss water pricing in drought

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California water regulators heard proposals for a statewide drought fee and hefty fines for water-guzzling homeowners as part of a Wednesday workshop discussing ...

July 08, 2015 | | State


Crime up 13 percent in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Crime increased by 13 percent in Los Angeles the first six months of the year, ending more than a decade of declines ...

July 08, 2015 | | State


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