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SHEET METAL REFLECTION CAUSE OF CALIFORNIA FIRE : CORONA (AP) - A Southern California wildfire that prompted evacuations over the weekend in the Cleveland National Forest was started by the sun's rays reflecting off sheet metal that edged a homeowner's backyard garden, fire officials said Monday.

September 15, 2014 | | State


State Sen. Wright resigns after sentencing

SACRAMENTO (AP) - State Sen. Rod Wright submitted his resignation Monday after he was sentenced last week to three months in jail for lying about where he lived when he ran for office.

September 15, 2014 | | State


Emails show PG&E, CPUC collusion?

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Four senior officials with Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and the state commission regulating it were removed or resigned over emails released Monday showing the utility and state regulators appeared to negotiate which judge would be assigned to hear one of the utility's rate cases.

September 15, 2014 | | State


Meters raise change for homeless

PASADENA (AP) - The city of Pasadena is letting homeless people keep the change.

September 14, 2014 | | State


‘Pop-up’ wetlands provide bird habitat during state drought

YUBA CITY (AP) - For the swirling flock of migrating shorebirds banking to a landing in California's Central Valley, a recently flooded rice field is providing a new kind of triage station during a drought that's drastically reducing places where they can rest on their long journeys.

September 14, 2014 | | State


$1M to evaluate its happiness

SANTA MONICA (AP) - As Eileen Brown and her dog stand on a bluff at Santa Monica's Palisades Park and survey endless miles of sparkling blue ocean, clear skies and shimmering sandy beaches, she ponders how life could possibly get any better in this corner of paradise.

September 14, 2014 | | State


Rising inequity in income slows state tax growth

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Rising income inequality has led to slowing tax revenue growth in California, but the state has responded by increasing its top marginal tax rate, causing its growth rate to accelerate after 2009, according to a new study released Monday by credit rating agency Standard & Poor's.

September 14, 2014 | | State


Oakland deck collapse injures 9

OAKLAND (AP) - Nine people were hurt during a Northern California family gathering when a deck collapsed, authorities said Sunday.

September 14, 2014 | | State


Hundreds evacuate from 3 California wildfires

SANTA ANA (AP) - Two out-of-control wildfires in California are forcing hundreds of residents to flee from their homes.

September 14, 2014 | | State


Cabbies cry foul over body odor test

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Body odor is among 52 criteria that officials at San Diego International Airport use to judge taxi drivers. Cabbies say that smacks of prejudice and discrimination.

September 12, 2014 | | State


Wildfire erupts in Southern California forest

SANTA ANA (AP) - Flames chewed through brush in Southern California's Cleveland National Forest and sent up a huge column of smoke Friday, but authorities did not order evacuations and said no homes were immediately threatened by the blaze.

September 12, 2014 | | State


Fight over WW II-era tank goes to court

REDWOOD CITY (AP) - A company headed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has filed a lawsuit in the San Francisco Bay Area over a World War II-era German tank it says it paid $2.5 million for but never received.

September 12, 2014 | | State


Voter fraud sentencing brings call for state Senator Wright to resign

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California state Sen. Rod Wright was sentenced Friday to three months in prison for lying about where he lived when he ran for office and leaders of the Senate said he should resign immediately.

September 12, 2014 | | State


Nudist camp stealing water

LOS GATOS (AP) - Officials in Northern California are accusing a nudist resort of stealing water during the state's historic drought.

September 12, 2014 | | State


Californian wants to give back diploma, redo work

NEWPORT BEACH (AP) - A Southern California high school graduate has filed a federal lawsuit asking that her diploma be invalidated so she can redo part of her senior year.

September 12, 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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