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Taxpayer groups slam state buying new vehicles

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The state is drawing criticism from taxpayer groups for buying California's top elected officials new hybrid cars while many ordinary residents still struggle financially.

February 16, 2015 | | State

Many sex offenders killed in state prison

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Shortly after 2 a.m. on April 6, 2010, a guard at Salinas Valley State Prison noticed Alan Ager's cellmate trying to stuff something under a mattress. It was Ager, blood trickling from his mouth and a cloth noose tied around his neck.

February 16, 2015 | | State

Amid measles outbreak, few rules on teacher vaccinations

LOS ANGELES (AP) - While much of the attention in the ongoing measles outbreak has focused on student vaccination requirements and exemptions, less attention has been paid to another group in the nation's classrooms: Teachers and staff members, who, by and large, are not required to be vaccinated.

February 16, 2015 | | State

West Coast ports backing up

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The nation's top labor official flew Monday to California in an attempt to resolve a damaging contract dispute between West Coast dockworkers and their employers.

February 16, 2015 | | State

17-year-old boy dies playing Russian roulette

CARSON (AP) - A 17-year-old boy shot and killed himself early Monday during what authorities are describing as a game of Russian roulette in his apartment with other teens.

February 16, 2015 | | State

Security guard killed chasing cigar thieves

SAN JOSE (AP) - Authorities say a security guard was shot and killed trying to stop a pair of men stealing cigars from a Northern California liquor store.

February 16, 2015 | | State

Medi-Cal rolls swell to 12 million

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Since California embraced the federal health care overhaul, the state's Medicaid program for the poor has added more than 2.7 million people, a surprisingly high number that has left the state to grapple with making sure there are enough doctors to care for all of them.

February 15, 2015 | | State

Citrus exports hurt by labor dispute

FRESNO (AP) - California's citrus growers already grappling with a fourth year of drought say their exports are taking a hit from a labor dispute at West Coast seaports, costing farmers millions of dollars a week.

February 15, 2015 | | State

Redding police chief says city attracts homeless with free services

REDDING (AP) - A police chief in Northern California has drawn criticism from homeless advocates for saying charities are to blame for attracting more transients to town by offering them services, a newspaper reports.

February 15, 2015 | | State

USC adds humanist chaplains for nonbelievers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - When Bart Campolo broke with the church almost five years ago, he immediately began to feel something missing.

February 15, 2015 | | State

Carjacker thwarted by confusion over using stick shift

CONCORD (AP) - Police in Northern California say a man attempting an armed carjacking bailed when he couldn't drive a stick shift.

February 15, 2015 | | State

Pot legalization backers eye 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Marijuana legalization proponents are gathering in San Francisco this weekend to hear about efforts to add the nation's most populous - and arguably most pot-infused - state to the four others where it is now legal for adults to buy and use the drug recreationally.

February 13, 2015 | | State

Obama: Cyberspace is new ‘Wild West’

PALO ALTO (AP) - Cyberspace is the new "Wild West," President Barack Obama said Friday, with everyone looking to the government to be the sheriff. But he told the private sector it must do more to stop cyber attacks aimed at the U.S. every day.

February 13, 2015 | | State

West Coast seaports reopen for day

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Seaports from Southern California to Seattle reopened - for a day - as negotiators labored to resolve a crippling contract dispute and resume the free flow of international trade across the West Coast waterfront.

February 13, 2015 | | State


TRUCKEE - With California entering its fourth drought year, even some big resorts with millions of dollars in modern snow-making equipment don't have all their lifts running.

February 13, 2015 | By SCOTT SMITH The Associated Press | State

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Coronado Bridge safety at issue after deadly pickup plunge

SAN DIEGO (AP) - People living near the Coronado Bridge called Tuesday for new safety measures after a suspected drunken driver plunged off the San Diego ...

October 18, 2016 | | State

Man dies after stepping off RV ladder on Interstate 5

SOLANA BEACH (AP) - Authorities say a man has died after stepping off the back of an RV ladder on a California freeway.

October 18, 2016 | | State

‘Played the fool’: Several car owners slam VW emissions deal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Several angry Volkswagen owners told a federal judge on Tuesday that a $10 billion settlement does not adequately compensate them for the ...

October 18, 2016 | | State


VALLEJO (AP) - A man wearing body armor pointed an assault rifle at two police officers in a California Starbucks, only to have the weapon malfunction ...

October 17, 2016 | | State

Netflix tests limits of price increases for original shows

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Netflix is testing the financial limits of its streaming video service as the rising cost of producing original programming pushes up subscription ...

October 17, 2016 | | State

Policing leader apologizes for historical racial abuse

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The president of one of the largest police organizations in the United States on Monday apologized for historical mistreatment of minorities, calling ...

October 17, 2016 | | State

People found dead were pastor, 2 grandsons

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A pastor and her two grandsons were identified Monday as the three people found dead Saturday with traumatic injuries in a housing complex ...

October 17, 2016 | | State

Truck plunges off San Diego bridge, killing 4 in crowd

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A member of the U.S. Navy was arrested after the pickup truck he was driving plunged off a San Diego bridge ...

October 16, 2016 | | State

Golden Gate Bridge to hire more officers to prevent suicides

SAN RAFAEL. (AP) - Five new officers will be hired to patrol the Golden Gate Bridge specifically to search for people looking to jump to their ...

October 16, 2016 | | State

Measure extends ‘temporary’ state tax for 12 years

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - When Gov. Jerry Brown and his allies urged voters to adopt a temporary income tax on the wealthiest Californians and a statewide ...

October 16, 2016 | | State

Repealing English-only school measure

SANTA ANA (AP) - California voters are considering repealing a law banning most bilingual education, an idea state residents overwhelmingly endorsed almost 20 years ago.

October 14, 2016 | | State

Man charged with attempted murder of officers

RIVERSIDE . (AP) - A man who allegedly led Southern California authorities on a gunfire-punctuated chase was charged Friday with attempting to murder three officers.

October 14, 2016 | | State

Measure would give voters say on mega-projects over $2 billion

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A proposition that a prosperous farmer brought to the California ballot would threaten two ambitious water and rail projects that Gov. Jerry ...

October 09, 2016 | | State

Democrats look to bolster majority in state Legislature

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California Democrats are looking to regain supermajorities in the state Legislature that would allow them to govern without Republicans, an endeavor that will ...

October 09, 2016 | | State

Gun or stun gun? Different police responses

SAN DIEGO (AP) - When Alfred Olango pulled out an object from his right pocket last month and assumed a shooting stance in a strip mall ...

October 09, 2016 | | State

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