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Judge largely upholds Berkeley cellphone law

BERKELEY (AP) - A federal judge has mostly upheld a new Berkeley ordinance that requires cellphone sellers to warn customers about keeping their cellphones too close to their bodies.

September 22, 2015 | | State

District eyes building huge recycling plant

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Southern California's largest water provider said it's looking into partnering with sanitation districts to create what officials say could be one of the world's largest systems for recycling sewage water.

September 22, 2015 | | State

Fire evacuees return to little more than ash

ANDERSON SPRINGS (AP) - Krystal La Plante and her boyfriend returned to the remains of their three-bedroom home to find only a ceramic drip coffee pot and one of her pottery pieces. Her little "piece of heaven," flanked by trees as high as she could see, was gone.

September 22, 2015 | | State

1 killed, 5 hurt after car smashes into health club

LIVERMORE (AP) - An 80-year-old driver accidentally hit the gas pedal instead of the brake Tuesday before plowing through the doors of a Northern California health club, killing one person and injuring five others, police said.

September 22, 2015 | | State

Baking SoCal may get rain

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Southern California is in for more end-of-summer heat and then a chance of showers and thunderstorms.

September 21, 2015 | | State

Family, kid arrests at border soar 52 percent

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The U.S. Border Patrol arrested nearly 10,000 unaccompanied immigrant children and families caught illegally crossing the border with Mexico in August, a 52 percent jump from August 2014, according to statistics published by the agency Monday afternoon.

September 21, 2015 | | State

Man dies during attempted robbery at foothill pot grow

FRESNO (AP) - Authorities say a man died after being struck by a pickup truck during a robbery attempt at a marijuana grow in Central California.

September 21, 2015 | | State

Teen pleads not guilty in 8-year-old Santa Cruz girl

SANTA CRUZ (AP) - A 15-year-old boy pleaded not guilty Monday in the kidnapping and killing of an 8-year-old girl at the tight-knit artist community where they both lived.

September 21, 2015 | | State

Deputies shoot at, injure 82-year-old brandishing gun

FRESNO (AP) - Authorities say deputies in Central California shot at and injured an 82-year-old woman who brandished a handgun.

September 21, 2015 | | State

Man finds $1,300 in box, returns it

BERKELEY (AP) - A California man found $1,300 in cash in what he thought was a box full of chicken wings from Domino's, only to return the money and get free pizza for a year for doing the right thing.

September 21, 2015 | | State

Wildfires devastate Lake County

MIDDLETON (AP) -The scope of devastation from one of California's most destructive wildfires is becoming clearer and so too is the size of the humanitarian need in one of the state's poorer counties.

September 21, 2015 | | State

California Assembly speaker to fight for State Senate seat

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins plans to fight a fellow Democrat for a state Senate seat when her tenure expires.

September 21, 2015 | | State

Emmy wins for Viola Davis, Jon Hamm

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Long-standing barriers fell at Sunday's Emmy Awards as Viola Davis became the first non-white actress to claim top drama acting honors, Jon Hamm finally won for "Mad Men," and "Game of Thrones" overcame Emmy anti-fantasy resistance to claim the top drama award.

September 20, 2015 | | State

3 officers charged with child boot camp cruelty

SAN LUIS OBISPO (AP) - Three Southern California police officers have been charged with abusing 10 children at a boot camp for troubled youths.

September 20, 2015 | | State

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Cooling towers blamed for Legionnaires’ disease at prison

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Dirty cooling towers were to blame for an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease that has sickened dozens of inmates and at least four employees ...

October 01, 2015 | | State


LAFAYETTE (AP) - Africanized honeybees, known as killer bees because of their swarming, aggressive and deadly nature when a colony is threatened, have made their way ...

September 30, 2015 | | State

SoCal couple charged after woman found locked in shed

LANCASTER (AP) - A woman found locked in a storage shed behind a Los Angeles County home appeared malnourished and had old and fresh wounds, investigators ...

September 30, 2015 | | State

2 plead not guilty to murder

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Two 22-year-old men fatally stabbed a University of California, Los Angeles student before setting her apartment on fire, prosecutors said Tuesday.

September 30, 2015 | | State

2 men sue 49ers over bathroom stadium assault

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The 49ers knew intoxicated fans were especially dangerous on long lines waiting to use the restroom at Levi's Stadium, but failed ...

September 30, 2015 | | State

Why are Guadalupe fur seals dying?

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Scientists are looking at ocean-warming trends to figure out why endangered Guadalupe fur seals are stranding themselves and dying in alarming numbers ...

September 30, 2015 | | State

Making a living driving driverless cars

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - After a friend recommended that he join a secret Google project six years ago, Brian Torcellini suddenly found himself on the road ...

September 30, 2015 | | State

Google unveils phones with ‘Marshmallow’ flavor

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google is countering the release of Apple's latest iPhones with two devices running on a new version of Android software designed ...

September 30, 2015 | | State

Tesla’s 1st SUV, the Model X, is finally debuting

FREMONT (AP) - Electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors has mastered the sporty two-seater and the elegant sedan. Now, it wants to conquer the family hauler.

September 30, 2015 | | State

Why phones break: Screens get stronger, yet we demand more

SAN JOSE (AP) - Ask a roomful of people to take out their phones, and you're bound to see several with cracked screens.

September 30, 2015 | | State

Reforms: No savings or spike in crime

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Landmark changes in California's criminal justice system four years ago have not saved the state money or reduced the rate of convicts ...

September 29, 2015 | | State

Dating apps fire back at LA billboards linking STD spread

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An AIDS health care group is defending an ad campaign in Los Angeles that links popular dating apps with the spread of ...

September 29, 2015 | | State

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