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NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• LIGHT QUAKE SHAKES CENTRAL CALIFORNIA AREA: KING CITY (AP) - A light earthquake has shaken a Central California region southeast of Monterey Bay.

January 20, 2015 | | State


Brown, UC president to study finances

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown and University of California President Janet Napolitano have agreed to try to iron out their differences on tuition increases, the state's duty to fund higher education and the university's responsibility to control costs by tackling them together with help from their respective staffs and outside experts.

January 19, 2015 | | State


Fight threatens health coverage

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A contract dispute between health insurance provider Blue Shield of California and the Sutter Health network of doctors and hospitals is threatening to force nearly 280,000 consumers in Northern and Central California to find new doctors.

January 19, 2015 | | State


Tahoe tiny critter population plunges

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE (AP) - Researchers at Lake Tahoe are trying to figure out why some of the tiniest creatures and plants at the bottom of the alpine lake appear to be disappearing at an alarming rate.

January 19, 2015 | | State


Last ‘Freedom Train’ makes its final excursion

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The last of the nation's "Freedom Train" rides paying tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. made its final trip in California on Monday after more than 30 years of operation.

January 19, 2015 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

2 TEACHERS ARRESTED ON ALLEGATIONS OF SEX WITH STUDENTS: SANTA ANA (AP) - Authorities say two teachers have been arrested following allegations they had sex with high school students on an overnight beach camping trip in Southern California.

January 19, 2015 | | State


California rates 50th for guidance counselors

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California ranks worst in the nation when it comes to providing students with guidance counselors, according to the U.S. Department of Education, and authorities say the scarcity disproportionately affects the state's most vulnerable students because there simply are not enough counselors to track transient students and make sure they are taking the right credits to graduate.

January 19, 2015 | | State


Coughing neighbors: Bay Area rethinks outdoor cooking

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The booming popularity of outdoor kitchens among homeowners in the San Francisco Bay Area has an increasing number of their neighbors coughing and hacking from the smoke, leading air-quality officials to consider tightening rules on wood-burning pizza ovens and smokers.

January 19, 2015 | | State


Cosby welcomed by audience in Turlock

TURLOCK (AP) - Bill Cosby was embraced by fans on Sunday during his first performance in California since allegations of past sexual assaults surfaced.

January 19, 2015 | | State


Plan to implode Candestick Park scrapped

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco's Candlestick Park will be torn down instead of blown up following concerns that a planned implosion of the venerable stadium might create health problems for people living nearby.

January 18, 2015 | | State


Ellison to underwrite wildlife center

SAN JOSE (AP) - One of the world's richest men, Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison, is using some of his wealth to establish a wildlife breeding and rehabilitation center in Northern California that will focus on helping endangered insects, reptiles and amphibians thrive.

January 18, 2015 | | State


Brown tackles $72B health liability

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - After tackling pension changes for public employees and teachers, Gov. Jerry Brown is now setting his sights on another big debt: retiree health care benefits.

January 18, 2015 | | State


Nurses and Kaiser reach contract deal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The union that represents about 18,000 Kaiser Permanente nurses in Northern and Central California has reached a tentative contract with the medical provider and canceled a two-day strike planned for next week at 86 hospitals and clinics.

January 18, 2015 | | State


University of California ties coach bonuses to academics

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The academic performance of student athletes will be a factor in how coaches and athletic directors at University of California campuses are evaluated and compensated under a new policy approved by university President Janet Napolitano and made public Friday.

January 18, 2015 | | State


Unknown substance killing seabirds in SF Bay

OAKLAND (AP) - An unknown, viscous substance has been found in dozens of seabirds, including 20 dead ones, on the San Francisco Bay's eastern shores, rescuers and state wildfire officials said Saturday.

January 18, 2015 | | State


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‘Screw-up’ behind release of molester

MERCED (AP) - A California sheriff says a "screw-up" led to the mistaken release of an inmate who had pleaded guilty to child molestation.

December 07, 2017 | | State


Officials to update community about troubled Oroville Dam

OROVILLE (AP) - California water officials plan to update a Northern California community Wednesday about their efforts to repair the nation's tallest dam after damage ...

December 06, 2017 | | State


Carrillo wins LA seat in Assembly

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Democrat Wendy Carrillo of Los Angeles will be the newest member of the California Assembly in January.

December 06, 2017 | | State


Witness recalls escape from Oakland warehouse

OAKLAND (AP) - Aaron Marin was convinced his life was over as smoke engulfed a California warehouse in what was the country's deadliest building fire ...

December 06, 2017 | | State


LA will be largest US city going to rec pot

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles is in line to become the nation's largest city with legal recreational marijuana after the City Council voted Wednesday ...

December 06, 2017 | | State


Officials want to cancel red abalone fishing season

SANTA CRUZ (AP) - California wildlife officials are recommending that the 2018 abalone fishing fishing season be canceled due to concerns about declining population.

December 06, 2017 | | State


Relatives, others want remains of Charles Manson

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The body of murder mastermind Charles Manson was barely cold when competing bids began for his remains and belongings among relatives and longtime ...

December 06, 2017 | | State


Groundwater fees don’t need voter approval

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The state's water conservation districts don't need the approval of property owners or voters to charge their customers fees to ...

December 04, 2017 | | State


In wake of Weinstein, men wonder if hugging women still OK at work

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Steve Wyard thought he knew what sexual harassment looked like: a put-out-or-lose-your-job overture. Now he's not so sure.

December 04, 2017 | | State


Ex-lawmaker charged with aiding suicide

RIVERSIDE (AP) - A former California state lawmaker was charged with providing a gun to his wife so she could kill herself last year.

December 04, 2017 | | State


Lawmakers look at wildfire warning failures

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The failure of cellphone and other privately owned systems crippled emergency-warning efforts during California's deadly October wildfires, and the state lacks authority ...

December 04, 2017 | | State


Los Angeles, NYC, London chase growing sex cases

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police in London, Los Angeles and New York are working to untangle an ever-growing mass of sexual assault and harassment complaints against ...

December 03, 2017 | | State


SF defends sanctuary status, backlash grows

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The attacks on San Francisco and other cities with similar immigration policies began moments after a jury acquitted a Mexican man of ...

December 03, 2017 | | State


Police investigating video of boy throwing cat onto street

ONTARIO (AP) - Authorities say an animal cruelty investigation is underway after a 16-year-old boy was seen on video throwing a cat onto the street.

December 03, 2017 | | State


Police: Teen admits to molesting 50 kids in SoCal

RIVERSIDE (AP) - A teenager who turned himself in to police confessed to molesting some 50 children over the past several years across Southern California, authorities ...

December 03, 2017 | | State


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