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Bid to save salmon in Wine Country creeks

SONOMA (AP) - California is taking desperate steps to save the last endangered salmon in Wine Country creeks that are going dry because of over-pumping and the drought, officials said Thursday.

June 12, 2015 | | State


Oculus’ virtual-reality headset is able to simulate touches, gestures

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Oculus is expanding its virtual-reality headset to simulate the sensation of touch and gesturing as part of its quest to blur the lines between the fake and genuine world.

June 12, 2015 | | State


Cellphone industry sues Berkeley over warning-label

BERKELEY (AP) - A new Berkeley city ordinance that requires cellphone sellers to warn customers about radiation from the devices violates free speech rights, an industry trade group says in a new lawsuit.

June 11, 2015 | | State


Agency approves fire pits in some of Newport Beach

NEWPORT BEACH (AP) - The California Coastal Commission on Thursday approved fire pits at a Southern California beach after three years of heated debate.

June 11, 2015 | | State


Police: Retired judge arrested after firing gun in standoff

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A retired Superior Court judge surrendered to police after firing a weapon at officers during a standoff at his Los Angeles townhouse, authorities said Thursday.

June 11, 2015 | | State


‘Throwing shade’; Taco Bell execs bone up on youth lingo

IRVINE (AP) - Taco Bell executives are studying a strange new vocabulary emerging on this side of the border - the lingo of its young customers.

June 10, 2015 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• WAR MEMORIAL VANDALIZED WITH GRAFFITI: DANVILLE (AP) - Northern California officials are offering a reward for information on vandals who covered a war memorial with graffiti over the weekend.

June 10, 2015 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

LOS BANOS PRIEST ARRESTED ON CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGE: LOS BANOS (AP) - A former Los Banos Catholic priest has been charged with possession of child pornography following a 10-month investigation by the city's police department.

June 10, 2015 | | State


SF’s sexy ads promote water saving

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Too sexy for the drought?

June 10, 2015 | | State


Oil spill cleanup costs reaches $62 million

GOLETA (AP) - The cost of cleaning up the oil spill that fouled beaches last month on the California coast has reached $62 million so far, the pipeline company said Wednesday.

June 10, 2015 | | State


California bounces back as world’s 7th largest economy

SACRAMENTO (AP) - After taking a significant recession-era hit, California's economy has bounced back up to the seventh largest in the world as the state's gross domestic product reached $2.3 trillion in 2014, show figures released Wednesday by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

June 10, 2015 | | State


Demos propose Prop 13 businesses overhaul to reflect current values

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California businesses would pay billions more in property taxes under a longshot bid by two Democratic lawmakers to unravel some of the voter-approved tax limits in Proposition 13.

June 10, 2015 | | State


Wal-Mart violated state minimum wage laws

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Wal-Mart could be on the hook for more than $100 million in back pay after a federal judge ruled the company failed to pay California minimum wage to truck drivers for activities that included inspecting and washing their trucks, an attorney said Wednesday.

June 10, 2015 | | State


High-speed rail: Gutting communities?

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown has compared the state's high-speed rail line to construction of the Golden Gate Bridge and the great cathedrals of Europe. Isobel Cook doesn't see it that way.

June 09, 2015 | | State


California lawmaker proposes 300 percent tax for water guzzlers

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's worst water-guzzling residents and businesses could get slapped with 300 percent taxes on their bills under drought-inspired legislation that was proposed Tuesday but faces a tough path before it could actually affect local water bills.

June 09, 2015 | | State


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3 bids received to fix Oroville Dam

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Three construction contractors have submitted bids to fix Oroville Dam's two damaged spillways, California water officials said Saturday.

April 16, 2017 | | State


For some Californians, effects of punishing drought not over

HANFORD (AP) - Knee-high tufts of grass dot the streets of Hardwick, a rural neighborhood with a few dozen homes hemmed in by vineyards and walnut ...

April 16, 2017 | | State


Move to lower voting age to 17

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Donald Trump's characterization of Mexican immigrants as criminals and rapists during his presidential campaign angered Heidi Sainz, whose family is from Mexico ...

April 16, 2017 | | State


Ex-Yosemite chief belittled female workers

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - The former superintendent of Yosemite National Park created a hostile workplace by belittling employees, using words such as "stupid," ''bozo" and ...

April 10, 2017 | | State


2 dead after SUV slams into people

CHINO (AP) - An SUV has slammed into a group of pedestrians in a church parking lot in California, killing two people and injuring several others.

April 10, 2017 | | State


Teacher, boy die when husband opens fire in special education class

SAN BERNARDINO (AP) - A man walked into his estranged wife's elementary school classroom in San Bernardino and opened fire without saying a word, killing ...

April 10, 2017 | | State


Ex-California tribal leader sentenced to death in killings

ALTURAS (AP) - The former leader of a small Northern California Indian tribe was sentenced to death Monday for fatally shooting four people and trying to ...

April 10, 2017 | | State


Divers find more body parts in search for missing woman

REDDING (AP) - Divers found a human leg attached to a cinder block and other body parts at a lake in Northern California, and authorities believe ...

April 02, 2017 | | State


Driver dies after slamming into back of fire truck

ANTIOCH (AP) - Authorities in Northern California say a driver was killed when he rammed his SUV into the back of a fire truck stopped at ...

April 02, 2017 | | State


South state rescuers on lookout for tangled whale

DANA POINT (AP) - Boaters were asked Sunday to be on the lookout for a gray whale tangled in an unknown material heading north along Southern ...

April 02, 2017 | | State


Tesla reports record auto deliveries in 1st quarter

PALO ALTO (AP) - Electric car maker Tesla Inc. says it delivered a record 25,000 vehicles in the first quarter, up 69 percent from the ...

April 02, 2017 | | State


UC Berkeley chancellor making $517K took $5,000 in fitness freebies

BERKELEY (AP) - The outgoing leader of the University of California's Berkeley campus improperly accepted free benefits, mostly related to personal fitness, an investigation found.

March 26, 2017 | | State


Podiatrist who set free throws world record dies at age 94

LONG BEACH (AP) - A California podiatrist who made history when he shot 2,750 consecutive free throws has died. He was 94.

March 26, 2017 | | State


Berkeley killing renews debate over use of gender pronouns

BERKELEY (AP) - Pablo Gomez Jr. was a University of California, Berkeley, senior majoring in Latino studies and a prominent campus activist when authorities say he ...

March 26, 2017 | | State


Wells Fargo: All ATMs will take phone codes, not just cards

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Wells Fargo plans to upgrade all 13,000 of its ATMs next week to allow customers to access their funds using their ...

March 21, 2017 | | State


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