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Audit questions Medicaid billing made by 335 dentists

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A California dentist who treats children under Medicaid billed for more than 1,000 services a day for almost 100 days in 2012. Another provided 33 procedures - including multiple stainless steel crowns and baby root canals - to a 4-year-old during a visit. Another received an extremely high payment per child - $699 compared with a statewide average payment of $166 per child.

May 17, 2015 | | State


Man in jail after bank robbery, hostage-taking

ANTIOCH (AP) - Northern California police say a suspect is in custody after robbing a bank, leading authorities on a high-speed chase and then briefly taking a hostage.

May 17, 2015 | | State


Orange County district moves toward buying desalinated water

FOUNTAIN VALLEY (AP) - Faced with the ongoing drought, Orange County water officials have moved toward buying water from a proposed desalination plant.

May 17, 2015 | | State


It’s ‘Wild West’ for stem cells

BEVERLY HILLS (AP) - More than 170 clinics across the country are selling experimental stem cell procedures for dozens of diseases and conditions - a mushrooming industry that has flourished despite little evidence of its safety or effectiveness.

May 17, 2015 | | State


Congresswoman apologizes for Indian whooping-cry caricature

ANAHEIM (AP) - U.S. Senate candidate Loretta Sanchez apologized Sunday after a videotape surfaced showing her making a whooping cry in reference to Native Americans that brought her a cascade of reprimands from fellow Democrats to posts on Twitter.

May 17, 2015 | | State


Spending tops $7 million in nasty East Bay Senate contest

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A special election Tuesday for state Senate is being pitched as a decision about who represents real Democratic values: the state lawmaker and former teacher endorsed by the California Democratic Party, or the Orinda mayor and longtime adviser to Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown.

May 17, 2015 | | State


Hundreds attend ‘family picnic’ for San Francisco archbishop

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hundreds turned out for a "family support picnic" held for a Northern California religious leader who is the subject of heated debate over policy changes for Catholic high school teachers.

May 17, 2015 | | State


Mothers guilty of chaining, starving girl

SALINAS . (AP) - A Northern California jury on Friday found two women guilty of child abuse and neglect for chaining their daughter to a wall and starving her.

May 17, 2015 | | State


Best hope for drought: El Nino pattern next year

LOS ANGELES (AP) - This week's wet storm isn't expected to provide much, if any, relief from California's historic drought. But there is hope for a serious drenching next year in the form of El Nino, a tropical weather pattern over the Pacific Ocean that typically brings rain to the West Coast. Climatologists say the system forming near the equator looks like a big one that has the potential to provide relief from the yearslong dry spell.

May 15, 2015 | | State


Court sides with fruit farm in fight with workers union

FRESNO (AP) - A California appeals court sided with one of the largest fruit farms in the nation, ruling that a law allowing the state to order unions and farming companies to reach binding contracts was unconstitutional.

May 15, 2015 | | State


Advocates push lawmakers to help social programs in budget

SACRAMENTO (AP) - As California lawmakers begin drilling into Gov. Jerry Brown's $115 billion budget proposal, Democrats and social welfare advocates say they see many areas that need even more funding to make up for deep cuts during the recession.

May 15, 2015 | | State


State tells for-profit ITT colleges to stop enrolling veterans

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A for-profit college company with 15 campuses in California was ordered by the state Friday to stop enrolling new or returning students who plan to fund their educations with GI Bill benefits.

May 15, 2015 | | State


Rare spring storm sweeps across Southern California

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A second round of rain from a rare spring storm swept into drought-stricken Southern California on Friday, along with heavy winds and snow in the mountains before heading inland, where other states were also feeling weird late-season weather.

May 15, 2015 | | State


TAKING IT TO THE STREET

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - The latest version of Google's self-driving car - a pod-like two-seater that needs no gas pedal or steering wheel - will make its debut on public roads this summer, a significant step in the technology giant's mission to have driverless cars available to consumers in the next five years.

May 15, 2015 | | State


San Francisco police under fire for racist, homophobic texts

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The original charges were shocking: Six San Francisco police officers were accused of stealing from drug dealers. Then federal prosecutors released racist and homophobic text messages.

May 15, 2015 | | State


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Orca attacks on gray whales up in Monterey bay

MONTEREY (AP) - Killer whales are on an unprecedented killing spree in California's Monterey Bay, attacking and feeding on gray whale calves, a marine biologist ...

April 30, 2017 | | State


Shark attacks woman wading at SoCal beach

CAMP PENDLETON (AP) - A shark attacked a woman wading in the ocean with friends, tearing away part of her upper thigh off a popular Southern ...

April 30, 2017 | | State


Jihadist with California ties loses United States citizenship

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal judge revoked the U.S. citizenship of a man who prosecutors say ran a communications hub for an Egyptian terrorist ...

April 24, 2017 | | State


Democrats could tighten grip on California politics

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Republicans have a lock on power in Congress and the White House. But far across the country in California, the party of ...

April 24, 2017 | | State


San Francisco sports figures honored with street names

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Joe Montana passed to Dwight Clark for another memorable play on Sunday.

April 23, 2017 | | State


California move toward resuming executions

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California has long been what one expert calls a "symbolic death penalty state," one of 12 that has capital punishment on the books ...

April 23, 2017 | | State


Thousands of Californians join March for Science

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Thousands of people in cities across California took to the streets Saturday as part of the nationwide March for Science, decrying President ...

April 23, 2017 | | State


California high-speed rail chairman steps down from job

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The chief executive officer of California's $64 billion high-speed rail program said Friday he's stepping down after five years seeing ...

April 21, 2017 | | State


Electricity fully restored after San Francisco outage

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A San Francisco power outage that stranded people in elevators and left tens of thousands of others in the dark Friday was ...

April 21, 2017 | | State


Battle for Berkeley: Will Coulter spark clash?

BERKELEY (AP) - The word "CANCELED" is printed across a poster of Ann Coulter's face at the University of California, Berkeley. But that appears to ...

April 21, 2017 | | State


Whittier College to close law school

COSTA MESA (AP) - Whittier College in Southern California is shutting down its law school.

April 21, 2017 | | State


Brown’s state agriculture board pick hit by backlash

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Isadore Hall was a veteran Democratic legislator from Compton until he gave up his seat to run for Congress and lost. But Gov ...

April 21, 2017 | | State


LA budget plan has $176M to combat homelessness

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti proposed a $9.2 billion budget on Thursday, which includes $176 million specifically aimed at combatting the ...

April 20, 2017 | | State


UC Berkeley flip-flops on Ann Coulter

BERKELEY (AP) - University of California, Berkeley officials said Thursday they have a "grave concern" of violence on campus if Ann Coulter follows through on her ...

April 20, 2017 | | State


University of California alleges $12M health fraud scheme

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The University of California is asking a judge to halt what it claims is a health care fraud scheme that targeted students ...

April 20, 2017 | | State


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