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7 San Francisco officers suspended over racist texts

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Seven San Francisco police officers accused of sending racist and homophobic text messages have been suspended, and the police chief has recommended that they be fired.

April 03, 2015 | | State


Q&A on California’s drought

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The stubborn drought gripping California is dragging into a fourth year, prompting Gov. Jerry Brown this week to call for mandatory cutbacks in water use across the state. The drastic action marked the first time in California's history that involuntary water restrictions have been ordered, underscoring the seriousness of the drought.

April 03, 2015 | | State


California appeals court issues ruling about out-of-control kids

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The state can remove an out-of-control child from the custody of a parent even if the mother or father is not to blame for the child's behavior, a California appeals court said Thursday.

April 02, 2015 | | State


California eyes deadline for shutting more oilfield wells

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California regulators on Thursday proposed an Oct. 15 deadline for starting to close more of the 2,000-plus oil-industry wells that funnel waste and other fluids into federally protected underground water reserves.

April 02, 2015 | | State


Stock split could cost Google $500M

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - An unorthodox stock split designed to ensure Google CEO Larry Page and fellow co-founder Sergey Brin retain control of the Internet's most profitable company could cost Google more than half a billion dollars.

April 02, 2015 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

TEACHER BURNED IN SCIENCE EXPERIMENT ACCIDENT: PALO ALTO (AP) - Fire officials in the San Francisco Bay Area say a high school teacher suffered first- and second-degree burns in a science experiment accident.

April 02, 2015 | | State


Kill the lawn, save the water

LONG BEACH (AP) - What's it going to take to get people to use a lot less water in drought-stricken California, the Technicolor landscape of lush yards, emerald golf courses and aquamarine swimming pools?

April 02, 2015 | | State


Schuller turned drive-in movie ministry into megachurch

ARTESIA (AP) - The Rev. Robert H. Schuller didn't wait for the faithful to flock to his upstart church in Southern California - he took his message to them.

April 02, 2015 | | State


Judge orders California to pay for inmate’s sex change

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A federal judge on Thursday ordered California's corrections department to provide a transgender inmate with sex reassignment surgery, the first time such an operation has been ordered in the state.

April 02, 2015 | | State


THE NEW GOLD IS BROWN

ECHO LAKE (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown ordered officials Wednesday to impose statewide mandatory water restrictions for the first time in history as surveyors found the lowest snow level in the Sierra Nevada snowpack in 65 years of record-keeping.

April 02, 2015 | | State


DROUGHT Q&A

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown's executive order on Wednesday for mandatory water conservation in cities and towns statewide means people inside and outside California will start feeling more of the pain of the state's four-year severe drought.

April 01, 2015 | | State


Hottest March on record

LOS ANGELES (AP) - While much of the nation shivered, many Western cities sweltered through their hottest March on record.

April 01, 2015 | | State


Yosemite entrance fee jumps $5

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - Be prepared to pay a bit more if you're headed to some national parks and recreation areas this summer.

April 01, 2015 | | State


LA agrees to spend $1B to fix sidewalks

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The City Council on Wednesday agreed to spend more than $1 billion over 30 years to repair its sidewalks, settling a lawsuit filed by disabled residents who said they couldn't navigate broken walkways, potholed crosswalks and curbs that lacked wheelchair ramps.

April 01, 2015 | | State


Sacramento OKs ban on plastic bags at stores

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Sacramento has become the latest city in California to approve a ban on plastic bags at supermarkets, pharmacies and convenience stores.

April 01, 2015 | | State


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Greta Garbo fortune heiress dies at age 85

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Gray Gustafson Reisfield, the sole heiress to her aunt Greta Garbo's estate and a woman who was a long-time companion to ...

July 10, 2017 | | State


Chocolate milk off the menu at San Francisco’s schools

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco school kids who learned to live without soda and candy will soon have to give up chocolate milk too.

July 10, 2017 | | State


Surfers paddle out to honor wetsuit pioneer Jack O’Neill

SANTA CRUZ (AP) - Thousands of surfers have taken to the waters off California in tribute to wetsuit pioneer Jack O'Neill.

July 10, 2017 | | State


Tesla provides first look at Model 3 sedan

PALO ALTO (AP) - Electric automaker Tesla has produced its first Model 3 sedan, a highly anticipated car because it carries a relatively low sticker price.

July 09, 2017 | | State


Power restored after LA outage

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Electricity was restored Sunday to tens of thousands of customers who lost service when a power station in suburban Los Angeles caught ...

July 09, 2017 | | State


Thousands flee burning wildfires

SANTA MARIA (AP) - Wildfires barreled across the baking landscape of the western U.S., destroying a smattering of homes, forcing thousands to flee and temporarily ...

July 09, 2017 | | State


LA Freedom Sculpture to be unveiled at Fourth of July party

LOS ANGELES (AP) - New York has the Statue of Liberty.

July 04, 2017 | | State


Survivors of California freeway plane crash identified

SANTA ANA (AP) - Authorities have identified the couple whose small plane crashed and burst into flames on a Southern California freeway.

July 04, 2017 | | State


Governor pushes for cap-and trade deal as deadline looms

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown is working with lawmakers, business groups and environmentalists to reach a deal on extending cap and trade, California's landmark ...

July 04, 2017 | | State


Museum exhibits lowrider cars, the artwork they’ve inspired

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Lowrider cars these days are far more than tricked-out automobiles with gravity-challenged rear suspensions and ear-rattling exhaust systems that seem to cry ...

July 04, 2017 | | State


SF area water agencies move to expand reservoir

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A dozen water agencies preparing for the next California drought are moving ahead with an $800 million expansion of one of the ...

July 04, 2017 | | State


Hate crimes up; blacks, Jews, gay men targets

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The number of hate crimes in California increased about 11 percent last year, the second consecutive double-digit increase, but the overall number still ...

July 03, 2017 | | State


LA jury finds man guilty of killing movie executive

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A jury found Monday that a drug dealer crushed the skull of a movie studio executive who had been having an affair ...

July 03, 2017 | | State


California man pleads not guilty to killing 5-year-old son

ALHAMBRA (AP) - A California man who authorities say killed his son after a family trip to Disneyland pleaded not guilty to a murder charge Monday ...

July 03, 2017 | | State


Silicon Valley’s sexism problem: Could the tide be turning?

NEW YORK (AP) - Sexism in Silicon Valley has been an open secret for years. What's changing: A growing number of women are coming forward ...

July 03, 2017 | | State


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