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New debate over LA mansionization

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Lawmakers in Los Angeles made news six years ago when they put limits on renovated houses they called "homes on steroids." Now they are being told that law is failing because it has too many loopholes.

May 05, 2014 | | State

I-15 closes after bridge catches on fire

HESPERIA (AP) - All three lanes of Interstate 15 in Hesperia were closed in both directions Monday after a construction worker's blowtorch accidentally ignited the wooden supports of an overpass that was under construction.

May 05, 2014 | | State

Police want to talk with SJ stowaway

SAN JOSE (AP) - San Jose police plan to interview a California teen who stowed away on a Hawaii-bound flight two weeks ago, surviving sub-freezing temperatures in the wheel well of a jetliner that crossed the Pacific Ocean.

May 05, 2014 | | State

Santa Barbara looks to sea for water

SANTA BARBARA (AP) - This seaside city thought it had the perfect solution the last time California withered in a severe drought more than two decades ago: Tap the ocean to turn salty seawater to fresh water.

May 04, 2014 | | State

Cinco de Drinko triggers protests at Cal Davis

DAVIS (AP) - Students at the University of California, Davis, have cancelled plans for a drinking party dubbed Cinco de Drinko, after protesters called it racially insensitive.

May 04, 2014 | | State

UK firm seeks to mine headwater of Smith River

CRESCENT CITY, Calif. (AP) - Residents of Del Norte County in the upper reaches of California fear what may happen if a company based in London follows through with plans to mine nickel along the Smith River tributaries.

May 04, 2014 | | State

Twin sisters reunited in SoCal after 78 years apart

FULLERTON (AP) - It's been 78 years since Ann Hunt and Elizabeth Hamel were last together - in their mother's womb.

May 04, 2014 | | State

SF man enters wrong apartment, shot dead

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The family of a 26-year-old San Francisco man who was fatally shot says he entered the wrong apartment in the early morning hours after a night out drinking.

May 04, 2014 | | State

Veteran’s daughter sues over father’s remains

SACRAMENTO AP) - The daughter of a Vietnam War veteran who died in 2005 has sued county officials, saying they mishandled her father's remains by burying him in a pauper's grave when he deserved higher honors.

May 04, 2014 | | State

Spam to be used to lure invasive big-headed ants

COSTA MESA (AP) - California agriculture officials are on the hunt for an invasive species of ant that's been spotted in an Orange County yard -- and they'll use Spam as bait.

May 04, 2014 | | State

Biplane crashes at Travis AFB air show

FAIRFIELD (AP) - A vintage biplane crashed Sunday while performing at a Northern California air show attended by thousands of people.

May 04, 2014 | | State

Wildfire fear rises; tanker fleet incomplete

LOS ANGELES (AP) - With a vast swath of the West primed for wildfires, federal foresters are preparing for the worst with a budget that might run dry and a fleet of air tankers that in some cases aren't ready for takeoff.

May 02, 2014 | | State

Illegal drones a daily sight in Yosemite

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - The bald eagle, the yellow warbler and the peregrine falcon have been joined in the skies above Yosemite National Park by a noisy newcomer: the drone.

May 02, 2014 | | State

Stabbing prompts search for state fire battalion chief

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Law enforcement authorities were searching Friday for a training instructor for the state's firefighting agency after a woman was found fatally stabbed in a Sacramento-area home.

May 02, 2014 | | State

Sonoma enters power business against PG&E

SANTA ROSA (AP) - A second public agency began providing electricity to residents under California's community choice aggregation program.

May 02, 2014 | | State

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Want a self-driving car? California considers public use

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California regulators asked the public Wednesday to critique proposed regulations that would - eventually - allow self-driving cars that lack a steering wheel or pedals ...

October 19, 2016 | | State operators seek to drop pimp charges

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The operators of an international website that advertises escort services asked a California judge Wednesday to throw out charges against them of pimping ...

October 19, 2016 | | State


ANAHEIM (AP) - "The Twilight Zone" is ceding way to "Guardians of the Galaxy" on Disneyland's popular Tower of Terror ride, but a change that ...

October 18, 2016 | | State

Two slain police officers remembered

PALM SPRINGS (AP) - Thousands of people gathered Tuesday to remember a rookie police officer just back from maternity leave and a veteran only months away ...

October 18, 2016 | | State

Mom’s friend named as suspect in Sacramento triple homicide

SACRAMENTO AP) - A family friend is suspected in a weekend triple homicide that killed a pastor and her two grandsons, Sacramento police said Tuesday.

October 18, 2016 | | State

Coronado Bridge safety at issue after deadly pickup plunge

SAN DIEGO (AP) - People living near the Coronado Bridge called Tuesday for new safety measures after a suspected drunken driver plunged off the San Diego ...

October 18, 2016 | | State

Man dies after stepping off RV ladder on Interstate 5

SOLANA BEACH (AP) - Authorities say a man has died after stepping off the back of an RV ladder on a California freeway.

October 18, 2016 | | State

‘Played the fool’: Several car owners slam VW emissions deal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Several angry Volkswagen owners told a federal judge on Tuesday that a $10 billion settlement does not adequately compensate them for the ...

October 18, 2016 | | State


VALLEJO (AP) - A man wearing body armor pointed an assault rifle at two police officers in a California Starbucks, only to have the weapon malfunction ...

October 17, 2016 | | State

Netflix tests limits of price increases for original shows

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Netflix is testing the financial limits of its streaming video service as the rising cost of producing original programming pushes up subscription ...

October 17, 2016 | | State

Policing leader apologizes for historical racial abuse

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The president of one of the largest police organizations in the United States on Monday apologized for historical mistreatment of minorities, calling ...

October 17, 2016 | | State

People found dead were pastor, 2 grandsons

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A pastor and her two grandsons were identified Monday as the three people found dead Saturday with traumatic injuries in a housing complex ...

October 17, 2016 | | State

Truck plunges off San Diego bridge, killing 4 in crowd

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A member of the U.S. Navy was arrested after the pickup truck he was driving plunged off a San Diego bridge ...

October 16, 2016 | | State

Golden Gate Bridge to hire more officers to prevent suicides

SAN RAFAEL. (AP) - Five new officers will be hired to patrol the Golden Gate Bridge specifically to search for people looking to jump to their ...

October 16, 2016 | | State

Measure extends ‘temporary’ state tax for 12 years

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - When Gov. Jerry Brown and his allies urged voters to adopt a temporary income tax on the wealthiest Californians and a statewide ...

October 16, 2016 | | State

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