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UC Berkeley cuts off waterfall access

GEORGETOWN (AP) - The University of California, Berkeley has shut down public access to four waterfalls east of Sacramento, saying people were leaving trash and not following rules about alcohol, dogs and firearms.

August 26, 2014 | | State


Burning Man crews stuck at Wal-Mart

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Ah, Burning Man, the annual weeklong rave that draws thousands of free-thinkers to a remote spot in the Nevada desert. It's a festival so remote and bizarre that the only limit to free expression is imagination ... and that dust that always gets into the electronics.

August 26, 2014 | | State


Fresno mayor touts independence in bid

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin, who is regarded as the Republican Party's best hope for winning a statewide office in November, introduced herself on Tuesday as an outsider who would bring fiscal independence as California's state controller.

August 26, 2014 | | State


Group files petition to idle PG&E nuke plant

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An environmental group asked federal regulators Tuesday to idle California's last operating nuclear plant to review whether its reactors can withstand strong shaking from nearby earthquake faults.

August 26, 2014 | | State


Bright-colored air gun bill passes

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The state Assembly has approved legislation that would require imitation airsoft guns to be sold in transparent or bright colors to avoid deadly mix-ups with police officers.

August 26, 2014 | | State


Court: California wait period doesn’t apply to gun owners

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A federal judge has overturned part of a California law requiring a 10-day waiting period for gun buyers, ruling that it does not apply to those who already own firearms.

August 25, 2014 | | State


Assembly rejects statewide plastic bag ban proposal

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Assembly on Monday rejected legislation that would make California the first state to impose a ban on single-use plastic bags, but the bill could be heard again later this week.

August 25, 2014 | | State


Hearings planned after call to close Diablo Canyons

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A senior federal nuclear expert is urging regulators to shut down California's last operating nuclear plant until they can determine whether the facility's twin reactors can withstand powerful shaking from any one of several nearby earthquake faults.

August 25, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

MAN GUILTY IN RUSSIAN ROULETTE KILLING: FRESNO (AP) - A Central California man has been convicted of killing his friend playing a version of Russian roulette.

August 25, 2014 | | State


Napa quake damage: $1 billion

NAPA (AP) - The earthquake that jarred California's wine capital caused $1 billion in damage, Napa County officials estimated Monday as business owners mopped up high-end vintages that spilled from barrels and bottles and swept away broken glass in the rush to get the tourist hotspot back in shape for the summer's final holiday weekend.

August 25, 2014 | | State


Rare rains, mud close Burning Man temporarily

BLACK ROCK DESERT, Nev. (AP) - Thousands of Burning Man enthusiasts were on the outside looking in Monday after a rare batch of heavy rain forced organizers to temporarily close entry to the counterculture event in the desert 90 miles north of Reno.

August 25, 2014 | | State


Calls for early-warning system

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - In the coming years, Californians could have valuable seconds of warning before earthquakes such as this week's wine country temblor strike, allowing trains to slow down or stop, power plants and factories to shut off valves, and schoolchildren to dive under desks to avoid falling objects.

August 25, 2014 | | State


Wildfire burns near Weaverville

WEAVERVILLE (AP) - Crews working in steep terrain were building containment lines around a wildfire that chased people from about 200 homes near the California Gold Rush-era boomtown of Weaverville.

August 25, 2014 | | State


Californians tearing out lawns

LONG BEACH (AP) - Rick Blankenship was tired of an insatiable lawn he couldn't keep green, no matter how he watered it, so he decided to tear it out.

August 24, 2014 | | State


Push to avert higher gas prices stalls

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Lawmakers from both parties are pushing to halt an increase in the price of gasoline and other fuels expected to hit consumers in January, but their efforts appear to be dead with just a week to go in the legislative session.

August 24, 2014 | | State


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Gov. Brown approves $900M for air quality

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday approved $900 million in funding for environmental programs, signing legislation that frees up an unusually large influx of ...

September 15, 2016 | | State


COURT FILING ON FANT’S BEHALF

Editor's note: The following is the filling made in San Joaquin County Superior Court on behalf of Manteca Unified School District trustee Sam Fant ...

September 13, 2016 | | State


Study: California’s albino redwoods filter soil toxins

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A researcher may have figured out that albino redwoods - long considered freeloaders - contribute to the health of California's deep green redwood ...

September 13, 2016 | | State


Football player suspended after knocking out referee

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Southern California community college football player was suspended for five years on Monday after knocking out a referee during a game ...

September 13, 2016 | | State


Farmworkers OT pay expanded

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Farmworkers in the nation's largest agricultural state will be entitled to the same overtime pay as most other hourly workers under a ...

September 12, 2016 | | State


Court: Yelp not liable for negative rating ‘stars’ on site

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Online review site Yelp's star rating system does not make it responsible for negative reviews of businesses because it is based ...

September 12, 2016 | | State


California turns to civilians as inmate ranks to fight fires dwindle

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Faced with a shrinking pool of inmates to help fight major wildfires, California is increasingly turning for new recruits to its state Conservation ...

September 12, 2016 | | State


Jim Anderson & The Rebels will rock 2016 Pumpkin Fair

Jim Anderson & The Rebels will close both days of the 2016 Pumpkin Fair on the Community Stage at Wilson Park in downtown Manteca.

September 12, 2016 | | State


Authorities ID body found by whale watcher

MOSS LANDING (AP) - Authorities say a body found floating in the Monterey Bay by people on a whale watching tour belongs to a man reported ...

September 12, 2016 | | State


Man pulled from attic by K-9 after wild chase

SANTA ANA (AP) - An armed suspect accused of leading Southern California police on a wild chase has been arrested after being dragged from a Santa ...

September 12, 2016 | | State


Convicted Los Angeles killer won’t fight death penalty

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man who was found guilty of arranging the murder of a witness from his jail cell has refused to defend himself ...

September 12, 2016 | | State


Stranded cargo ship finally unloads

LONG BEACH (AP) - A Hanjin container ship that was stranded off the California coast for more than a week began unloading Saturday after a judge ...

September 11, 2016 | | State


Yosemite adding 400 acres

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK. (AP) - Visitors to Yosemite National Park will soon have more room to roam after officials on Wednesday announced a 400-acre expansion, the ...

September 08, 2016 | | State


Great Valley Museum plans science festival

MODESTO – The Great Valley Museum is holding the 6th annual Wild Planet Day family science festival on Saturday, Sept. 24, 10 a.m. to 3 ...

September 08, 2016 | | State


Rose Wood marks her 90th birthday

Rose turned 90 years old on Tuesday, Sept. 6.

September 07, 2016 | | State


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