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Cal releases report on student- athlete grad rates

BERKELEY (AP) - California will raise the academic requirements of incoming student-athletes as part of an effort to improve graduation rates for football players and other athletes.

September 26, 2014 | | State


Powerball winner claims $228.4M

SAN MATEO (AP) - Nail technician Vinh Nguyen says he just wants to be a normal man, but he's going to have a lot more to spend than most people after winning the $228.4 million Powerball ticket this week. California lottery officials said Friday that Nguyen bought the winning ticket at Dehoff's Key Market in San Mateo on Wednesday and showed up at their offices Thursday.

September 26, 2014 | | State


Turlock man, son drown at Ocean Beach

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A father and son have died after being pulled from storm-driven waves off a San Francisco beach, authorities said Friday.

September 26, 2014 | | State


Challenger would drop tenure-ruling appeal

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The challenger in the unexpectedly tight race for California's elected schools chief said Thursday that if he wins in November he would immediately withdraw the state superintendent from an appeal of a landmark legal decision that struck down teacher-tenure laws and other job protections.

September 25, 2014 | | State


Chase, police shooting snarl SF traffic

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Officers shot and killed a man Thursday after he led them on a lengthy high-speed chase, crashed in downtown San Francisco and then fired a gun at good Samaritans who tried to help him, authorities said.

September 25, 2014 | | State


Farmers may have to stop using grape, nut pesticide

FRESNO (AP) - California farmers who spray a widely used insecticide on some of the state's most abundant crops may soon have to overcome the nation's steepest restrictions or find another pest killer, officials said Thursday.

September 25, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | State


Rain helps efforts to control King Fire

PLACERVILLE (AP) - Firefighters are taking advantage of rainy weather to make progress on a massive wildfire threatening thousands of homes in the Sierra Nevada foothills of California, authorities said Thursday.

September 25, 2014 | | State


Woman hit by CHP officer gets $1.5M

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A woman punched repeatedly by a California Highway Patrol officer on the side of a freeway in an incident caught on video will receive $1.5 million under a settlement, and the officer has agreed to resign.

September 25, 2014 | | State


Bodies found during search for source of odor

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Authorities investigating a noxious odor that prompted evacuations in a San Francisco Bay Area city discovered two bodies inside a residence.

September 25, 2014 | | State


Prison guard union leader to retire

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The leader of the union representing state prison guards is retiring, leaving an organization that had sparred with then-governor Arnold Schwarzenegger before making peace with Gov. Jerry Brown.

September 25, 2014 | | State


State sales of Confederate flag banned

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation prohibiting California state government agencies from selling or display items displaying the Confederate flag.

September 25, 2014 | | State


Fight against King Fire is California’s 2nd most costly

PLACERVILLE (AP) - A massive blaze in California that threatens thousands of homes has become the second-most expensive blaze to fight in the state this year, officials said Wednesday.

September 24, 2014 | | State


91 arrests, 12 rescues in SoCal sex trafficking

LONG BEACH (AP) - A crackdown on sex trafficking in Southern California has led to 91 arrests and the rescue of nearly two dozen children who had been forced into prostitution, authorities announced Wednesday.

September 24, 2014 | | State


Judge rules against billionaire in dispute

REDWOOD CITY (AP) - A Northern California judge ruled Wednesday against a Silicon Valley billionaire who had shut down public access to a beach beloved by surfers and swimmers, ordering him to reopen his private road to the beach.

September 24, 2014 | | State


Renewable plan hinges on huge caverns

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A proposal to export twice as much Wyoming wind power to Los Angeles as the amount of electricity generated by the Hoover Dam includes an engineering feat even more massive than that famous structure: Four chambers, each approaching the size of the Empire State Building, would be carved from an underground salt deposit to hold huge volumes of compressed air.

September 24, 2014 | | State


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Body may be from crash that killed eight

MENDOCINO (AP) - A body was recovered Saturday in the vicinity where an SUV plunged off a Northern California cliff last month, killing a family of ...

April 08, 2018 | | State


Yosemite reopens after flooding

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - Yosemite National Park reopened Sunday after flooding that washed out roads during a strong Pacific storm, park officials said.

April 08, 2018 | | State


Pot grow houses tied to China gang

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Hundreds of federal and local law enforcement agents have seized roughly 100 Northern California houses purchased with money wired to the United States ...

April 04, 2018 | | State


YouTube shooter calm efore attack

MENIFEE (AP) - Just hours before she shot and wounded three people at YouTube headquarters, Nasim Aghdam calmly told police who found her sleeping in her ...

April 04, 2018 | | State


What causes YouTube to take down videos?

SAN BRUNO (AP) - YouTube often takes action against videos that violate its guidelines , and has well-established procedures for doing so. The "YouTubers" who produce videos ...

April 04, 2018 | | State


Four Marines killed in SoCal helicopter crash

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Four Marines were killed when their helicopter crashed while they were practicing desert landings in Southern California, the Miramar air station in ...

April 04, 2018 | | State


Warriors’ Kerr questioned on not attending Sacramento rally

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr found himself on the defensive for not attending a rally in California's capital city after he ...

April 01, 2018 | | State


SoCal voters to choose new Assembly reps

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Los Angeles-area voters go to the polls Tuesday in special elections to fill three open Assembly seats. Two spots are vacant because lawmakers ...

April 01, 2018 | | State


Tesla: SUV in crash was on Autopilot

PALO ALTO (AP) - The vehicle in a fatal crash last week in California was operating on Autopilot, making it the latest accident to involve a ...

April 01, 2018 | | State


Trump slams Brown’s immigrant pardons

LOS ANGELES (AP) - President Donald Trump blasted California Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday for his pardon of five ex-convicts facing deportation, including two who fled ...

April 01, 2018 | | State


Family of man killed by police joins reform rally

SACRAMENTO AP) - The family of Stephon Clark joined hundreds of people at a rally urging California's capital city not to let his memory or ...

April 01, 2018 | | State


2 dead in homebuilt plane crash

SANTA PAULA (AP) - Officials say two people have been killed after a homebuilt airplane crashed into a shed outside the Southern California city of Santa ...

April 01, 2018 | | State


Self-taught rocket scientist blasts off into California sky

AMBOY (AP) - He finally went up - just like the self-taught rocket scientist always pledged he would.

March 25, 2018 | | State


Gas prices rise 7 cents a gallon over past 2 weeks

CAMARILLO (AP) - The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline shot up 7 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $2.66.

March 25, 2018 | | State


Police investigate 3-story fall from SoCal apartment

FULLERTON (AP) - Police are investigating whether drugs or alcohol may have played a role in a 19-year-old man's plunge from a third-floor apartment balcony ...

March 25, 2018 | | State


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