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NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• SIGNS AIM TO SAVE SOCAL DRIVERS FROM FLOODING: FONTANA (AP) - Southern California may be in a drought, but San Bernardino County is thinking about the safety of motorists who use roads prone to flash flooding.

February 12, 2014 | | State


Governor: Drought requires compromise

TULARE (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown visited California's drought-stricken agricultural heartland on Wednesday and called on Republicans and Democrats in Congress to strike a compromise that will benefit the region and nation.

February 12, 2014 | | State


Nuclear fusion project takes key step in lab test

LIVERMORE (AP) - Scientists say they've taken a key step toward harnessing nuclear fusion as a new way to generate power, an idea that has been pursued for decades.

February 12, 2014 | | State


Feds approve more fracking off coast

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The federal government has approved three new fracking jobs off the shores of California as state coastal regulators voiced concerns about potential environmental impacts.

February 12, 2014 | | State


French leader in Bay Area for tech talks

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - France's president met with Silicon Valley and government leaders in the heart of tech country Wednesday, just days after a French regulator hit Google with an embarrassing regulatory slap and after years of efforts to wrest more taxes from tech firms.

February 12, 2014 | | State


LA takes first step toward urban beekeeping

LOS ANGELES (AP) - For three years, Rob McFarland has kept 25,000 illegal bees on the roof of his West Los Angeles home - but his hive might not have to fly under the radar much longer.

February 12, 2014 | | State


San Diego gives GOP a win in mayor’s race

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A moderate Republican city councilman scored a decisive win in the election for San Diego mayor, offering a dose of good news for a party that has fared poorly in California and in races to lead major American cities.

February 12, 2014 | | State


Calif. highway signs urge water conservation

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California is taking to the highways to spread the word about water conservation after months of drought.

February 12, 2014 | | State


Lady Gaga shoots video at Hearst Castle.

SAN SIMEON (AP) - Tourists are giving way to dancers as a production crew takes over Hearst Castle on the California coast, where Lady Gaga is shooting a big-budget music video.

February 12, 2014 | | State


Tom Brokaw diagnosed with cancer

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Veteran TV newsman Tom Brokaw has been diagnosed with cancer, NBC News said Tuesday.

February 11, 2014 | | State


Feds warn of lasers pointed into cockpits

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Airline pilots and federal officials launched a campaign Monday to warn about the dangers of people pointing lasers into cockpits. They're promising prosecution for those who are caught, and a reward for those who turn them in.

February 11, 2014 | | State


Newscaster apologizes for black actor mix-up

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles newscaster apologized to Samuel L. Jackson for confusing him with fellow actor Laurence Fishburne during a live TV interview.

February 11, 2014 | | State


PG&E plans to heighten security after attack

SAN JOSE (AP) - Pacific Gas & Electric Co. renewed its support on Tuesday for a three-year, $86 million project to heighten security at electricity substations following the sabotage last April of one of its Silicon Valley facilities.

February 11, 2014 | | State


Man sentenced in counterfeit cash scheme

CLOVIS (AP) - A Northern California man has been sentenced to 10 months in prison for conspiring to buy, receive, alter and pass counterfeit money.

February 11, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• RACIST, SEXIST FLIERS FOUND AT USC, UCLA CAMPUSES: LOS ANGELES (AP) - Campus police are investigating fliers with profane, racist and sexist language that have been distributed at the University of Southern California and the University of California, Los Angeles.

February 11, 2014 | | State


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PLANNED PARENTHOOD VIDEOS

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California Attorney General Kamala Harris said Friday that she plans to review two undercover videos released by anti-abortion activists aimed at discrediting Planned Parenthood's procedures for providing fetal tissue to researchers, to see if any laws were broken.

July 24, 2015 | | State


Schools chief presents blueprint for cradle to career education

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California should provide a cradle-to-career education system in which children are provided learning opportunities from a young age and given support and services inside and outside the classroom, the state's schools chief recommended Friday.

July 24, 2015 | | State


Man pleads in murders of 5

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles man has unexpectedly pleaded guilty in the samurai sword stabbing and bludgeoning deaths of a woman, her two children, her boyfriend and a NASA scientist, prosecutors said Friday.

July 24, 2015 | | State


State senators heading to Mexico

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Democratic members of the California state Senate are heading to Mexico for a four-day trip to improve government relations.

July 24, 2015 | | State


PRIMARY CARE

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Mary Venturacci is 98 years old and lives by herself in her northeast Salem home.

July 24, 2015 | | State


Future of children’s program up in air

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Children's health advocates are wary of the state's plans to redesign the California Children's Services program with a managed care model.

July 24, 2015 | | State


ROGUE DAIRY QUEEN

MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) - The Dairy Queen in downtown Moorhead has been thumbing its nose at corporate HQ pretty much since it opened in 1949, despite some efforts from the home office to have the store mind its Ds and Qs.

July 23, 2015 | | State


Cracking down on ‘sanctuary cities’

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House passed legislation Thursday cracking down on "sanctuary cities" that shield residents from federal immigration authorities. Angry Democrats accused Republicans of aligning themselves with Donald Trump and his anti-immigrant views, and the White House threatened a veto.

July 23, 2015 | | State


University of California OKs top execs pay raises

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Fifteen of the University of California's highest-paid executives are getting a 3 percent raise to keep pace with the cost of living and help the system hold onto its top talent, the university's governing board decided Thursday.

July 23, 2015 | | State


Environmentalists decry latest tunnel plan as ‘water grab’

SACRAMENTO - Conservation groups in California warned regulators Wednesday that their rush to approve construction of massive water-diversion tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta violates state and federal laws.

July 22, 2015 | | State


Special Olympics athletes sleep on gym floor

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Special Olympics competitors arriving in Southern California were greeted by a logistics mess that forced many to sleep on a gymnasium floor before they were finally shuttled to their host cities on Wednesday.

July 22, 2015 | | State


Crews work to reopen I-10 in desert by Friday

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Construction crews worked Wednesday in the Southern California desert to fortify a bridge that a surge of floodwater damaged, their goal to reopen the main route connecting Los Angeles and Phoenix by Friday.

July 22, 2015 | | State


Woman rescued after being held captive in closet

RICHMOND (AP) - Authorities said Wednesday they rescued a human trafficking victim who told police she was kept in a closet and sexually and physically abused almost daily for a year.

July 22, 2015 | | State


Water theft case aided by detailed records

MOUNTAIN HOUSE (AP) - California's vast network of reservoirs, canals and rivers is among the world's most engineered water systems, but it is tough to prove when water is illegally siphoned because of sparse metering, infrequent reporting and a complex web of tens of thousands of water rights.

July 22, 2015 | | State


LA County moves toward $15 wage

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles County on Tuesday became the latest area in the country to take a step toward lifting the minimum wage to $15 an hour after officials were told it would either kill business or help lift bread-winners out of poverty.

July 21, 2015 | | State


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