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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


Atari’s ‘E.T.’ game joins Smithsonian collection

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - One of the "E.T." Atari game cartridges unearthed this year from a heap of garbage buried deep in the New Mexico desert has been added to the video game history collection at the Smithsonian.

December 15, 2014 | | State


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State regulators reject new lethal injection method

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California regulators for the second time Monday rejected a proposed new method of carrying out the death penalty by lethal injection, another move ...

October 09, 2017 | | State


Pence raises campaign funds for Republicans

NEWPORT BEACH (AP) - Vice President Mike Pence visited Southern California on Monday to raise money for endangered Republican congressional candidates, hoping to foil Democrats' hopes ...

October 09, 2017 | | State


State to require advance notice on drug price hikes

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Drug companies doing business in California will soon have to notify the public two months in advance of dramatic price spikes under ...

October 09, 2017 | | State


4.1 earthquake shakes San Jose

SAN JOSE (AP) - A small earthquake in Silicon Valley was felt by many thousands of people, but there were no reports of damages or injuries.

October 09, 2017 | | State


Plenty of free Pumpkin Fair entertainment

There are two stages of free entertainment today and Sunday during the 33rd Sunrise Kiwanis Pumpkin Fair from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m ...

October 07, 2017 | | State


California sues Trump over rollback of birth control rules

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's attorney general sued the Trump administration Friday over new rules allowing more employers to opt out of providing no-cost birth control ...

October 07, 2017 | | State


BART fined $220,000 in workers deaths

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A Northern California judge fined the Bay Area Rapid Transit agency $220,000 on Friday for the deaths of two workers accidentally ...

October 07, 2017 | | State


ICE will make arrests at California’s worksites

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - In another sign of escalating tensions between President Donald Trump's administration and California, the nation's top immigration official said Friday ...

October 07, 2017 | | State


Yosemite Park rock falls don’t mean more danger

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - Rock falls that killed a British tourist and injured two other people in Yosemite National Park aren't stopping climbers intent ...

October 02, 2017 | | State


SoCal schools warn flutes could be tainted with semen

FOUNTAIN VALLEY (AP) - Parents were warned Saturday that a music teacher with a nonprofit group may have handed out flutes to schoolchildren that were tainted ...

October 01, 2017 | | State


‘Let’s Make a Deal’ host, philanthropist Monty Hall dies

BEVERLY HILLS (AP) - Monty Hall, the genial TV game show host whose long-running "Let's Make a Deal" traded on love of money and merchandise ...

October 01, 2017 | | State


Government jobs sprouting as legal pot sales draw near

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Scientists. Tax collectors. Typists. Analysts. Lawyers. And more scientists.

October 01, 2017 | | State


State reviews LA’s 30-year-old beach curfew

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California regulators will consider relaxing a 30-year-old curfew at Los Angeles beaches after the city agreed to seek a permit to close ...

October 01, 2017 | | State


No increased danger after El Capitan rocks fall in Yosemite park

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - A geological analysis Friday found there was no more danger than usual of another giant rock fall after two huge slides ...

September 29, 2017 | | State


Old military explosives found in yard of California home

LOS ANGELES (AP) - About 100 people were forced from their Los Angeles-area homes Thursday night after sheriff's deputies discovered a cache of World War ...

September 29, 2017 | | State


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