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Alcatraz inmates could have survived escape

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The three prisoners who escaped from Alcatraz in one of the most famous and elaborate prison breaks in U.S. history could have survived and made it to land, scientists concluded in a recent study.

December 17, 2014 | | State


Rim Fire supports need for controlled burns

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - A fierce wildfire that scorched part of Yosemite National Park burned less intensely in places that had fires in recent years - a finding that researchers said Wednesday supports a belief that controlled burning often curtails extreme fires.

December 17, 2014 | | State


PG&E email alleges offer by regulator

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - In a newly released email, a Pacific Gas & Electric Co. executive says a state official offered to write the utility a favorable opinion for a proposed gas rate hike.

December 16, 2014 | | State


Rain could spell trouble for water conservation

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - After California's driest three years on record, there have been few sounds as disturbing to water conservationists as the whisk-whisk-whisk of automatic lawn sprinklers kicking on directly behind TV reporters covering some of the state's first heavy downpours in years.

December 16, 2014 | | State


Soggy California gets wind, rain from new storm

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Another storm moved into water-logged California on Tuesday with the potential to create more flooding and trigger mudslides.

December 16, 2014 | | State


Bill Cosby won’t be charged

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles prosecutors on Tuesday declined to file any charges against Bill Cosby after a woman recently claimed the comedian molested her around 1974.

December 16, 2014 | | State


LA mayor plans 7,000 police body cameras

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Tuesday a plan to equip 7,000 officers on the Los Angeles police force with on-body cameras by next summer, making the law enforcement agency the nation's largest to make the move to date.

December 16, 2014 | | State


State retiree health care gap hits $72B

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's unfunded obligation to pay for the health and dental care of retired state government workers grew by 11 percent during the most recent fiscal year to nearly $72 billion, according to a report released Tuesday by the state controller's office.

December 16, 2014 | | State


Federal ruling a win for bullet train

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A federal agency that has jurisdiction over California's bullet train has ruled that it has the authority to pre-empt state environmental law, creating uncertainty for numerous groups fighting the project in court.

December 15, 2014 | | State


Undersea border dispute settled

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court waded into the Pacific Ocean to settle a long-running dispute Monday over where California ends and federal offshore lands begin.

December 15, 2014 | | State


Officer on leave after threatening tweets

SAN JOSE (AP) - A Northern California police department put one of its officers on leave Monday and is investigating threatening comments from his Twitter account about demonstrators who have participated in protests over the recent deaths of unarmed black men in Ferguson, Missouri and New York.

December 15, 2014 | | State


River diverted near Carmel to allow for dam removal

CARMEL VALLEY (AP) - The largest dam removal project in California history hit an important milestone last week with the successful diversion of the Carmel River into a man-made river bed, an engineering feat that experts said was the first of its kind.

December 15, 2014 | | State


California gets funds for earthquake warning system

PASADENA (AP) - California has received a spurt of federal funding to expand an earthquake warning system intended to provide enough time for trains to brake, utilities and factories to shut off gas lines, and people to dive under a table until the shaking stops.

December 15, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• CITY ASKS PG&E TO RELEASE EMAILS: SAN BRUNO (AP) - A Northern California city is asking the state to force Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to release tens of thousands of emails between the state's largest utility and state regulators.

December 15, 2014 | | State


Protesters block roads by Oakland police building

OAKLAND (AP) - Demonstrators blocked streets around Oakland police headquarters and chained shut four of the building's doors Monday to protest recent grand jury decisions not to indict white officers who killed unarmed black men in Ferguson, Missouri, and New York.

December 15, 2014 | | State


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Ministry of Caring hosts lunch for Valley CAPS

One of the fun features of Sister Ann's Ministry of Caring events with those of Valley CAPS are some of the old recess games.

May 15, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | State


Man attempts to rob car wash with potato chip bag

ROHNERT PARK (AP) - Authorities say a man tried to rob a car wash in Northern California with an empty potato chip bag and an alleged ...

May 15, 2016 | | State


Schools offer tips on accommodating transgender pupils

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - From locker rooms and sex education classes to dress codes and overnight field trips, many U.S. public schools already are balancing ...

May 15, 2016 | | State


SHOPLIFTING SKYROCKETS

ROCKLIN . (AP) - Perry Lutz says his struggle to survive as a small businessman became a lot harder after California voters reduced theft penalties 1½ years ...

May 15, 2016 | | State


Crowds honor fallen SEAL

CORONADO (AP) - Thousands of people - including motorcycle-riding combat veterans, schoolchildren waving flags and mothers with strollers - lined the streets of this military town Friday as ...

May 14, 2016 | | State


Suicide sparks misconduct probe

OAKLAND (AP) - An officer's suicide prompted an investigation into allegations that Oakland police officers committed sexual misconduct with a minor, the department's police ...

May 14, 2016 | | State


Mom giets week to keep toddler on life support

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A federal judge in California on Friday granted a one-week extension for a mother's request to keep her toddler on life support ...

May 14, 2016 | | State


Driver runs onto sidewalk, injuries 9 children in SoCal

DEL MAR . (AP) - San Diego police say a car drove onto a sidewalk and struck nine children in front of a Del Mar school.

May 14, 2016 | | State


PROTECTING STUDENT-ATHLETES

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A policy that would nearly triple the number of University of California student-athletes guaranteed continued financial aid in the event of a ...

May 11, 2016 | | State


SoCal water wholesaler ends drought cutbacks

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Southern California's water wholesaler for cities and districts serving 19 million people will see water deliveries restored to their previous levels ...

May 11, 2016 | | State


Mud Run on the Farm taking place on May 22 in Lathrop

Advance registration for the 206 Mud Run on the Farm ends Monday, May 16.

May 11, 2016 | | State


Move to extend income tax increases

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A group of unions, hospitals and doctors said Wednesday it will turn in more than enough signatures to qualify a ballot initiative asking ...

May 11, 2016 | | State


Man convicted in blocked parking spot beating

TORRANCE (AP) - A man will be sentenced in the beating of a mother over a parking spot she was blocking while putting her 6-month-old son ...

May 11, 2016 | | State


From drag queens to aliens

LOS ANGELES (AP) - At first glance, it has all the trappings of San Diego Comic-Con.

May 10, 2016 | | State


Trump campaign faults computer error for state delegate mix-up

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Donald Trump's campaign said Tuesday that a computer problem resulted in a prominent white nationalist being mistakenly included on a list ...

May 10, 2016 | | State


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