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Fire forces evacuation of mountain town

IDYLLWILD (AP) - Artist Lewis Millett didn't need much more than an order to leave his longtime Idyllwild mountain home after seeing 100 foot flames marching toward the mile-high hamlet that draws tourists, summer campers and students to a year-round arts and music school.

July 18, 2013 | | State


Napolitano gets OK as UC system president

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The University of California's governing board voted Thursday to appoint Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano as the first female president of the 10-campus system despite objections to her record on immigration.

July 18, 2013 | | State


Bay Area briefs

SONOMA COUNTY SUPE IN COURT AFTER PROWLING ARREST: SANTA ROSA (AP) - A Sonoma County official arrested on suspicion of prowling and burglary at a woman's house has made his first court appearance.

July 18, 2013 | | State


Experts to test phone anti-theft locks

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The top prosecutors in San Francisco and New York say they are bringing in state and federal security experts to test the newest anti-theft features designed to thwart the surge of stolen smartphones nationwide.

July 18, 2013 | | State


More oversight sought at developmental centers

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Citing a stack of reports criticizing state officials for not properly overseeing facilities that care for people with developmental disabilities, advocates called on Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday to appoint an independent figure to improve safety at state-run care facilities.

July 17, 2013 | | State


Buy-America snag stalls Vegas plan

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The U.S. Department of Transportation has suspended its review of a $5.5 billion loan request that is critical for building a private bullet train between a Southern California desert community and the Las Vegas Strip, leaving the future of the project in jeopardy.

July 17, 2013 | | State


Packs of young folks cause chaos in Hollywood

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) - Los Angeles police were combing through cell phones and security footage Wednesday trying to identify dozens of young people who'd rampaged through Hollywood the night before, knocking down people, stealing their cellphones, and grabbing souvenir trinkets from shops before a police sweep and arrests ensued.

July 17, 2013 | | State


State news briefs

RESIDENTS OF SINKING SUBDIVISION FILE CLAIM: LAKEPORT (AP) - For months homeowners agonized as houses in their subdivision sank one-by-one into a California hilltop. It got so dangerous that the U.S. Postal Service refused to deliver mail.

July 17, 2013 | | State


3 arrested over city's LGBT proclamation

PORTERVILLE (AP) - Police in the central California town of Porterville say they arrested three people protesting the City Council's decision this week to rescind a proclamation declaring June lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender pride month.

July 17, 2013 | | State


Port of Oakland shuts down after worker's death

OAKLAND (AP) - The Port of Oakland was shut down Wednesday as Longshoremen went on a 24-hour shutdown following the death of a worker while on the job.

July 17, 2013 | | State


Small town publisher wins public records case

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A state Court of Appeal has ruled that a small-town California newspaper publisher does not have to pay legal fees to a school board he sued over his public records request -a decision hailed by First Amendment advocates as a victory for government transparency.

July 17, 2013 | | State


Price dispute triggers jewelry store killings

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A man charged with the gruesome deaths of two jewelry store clerks and critically wounding the shop owner believed he had overpaid by about $300, prosecutors said in revealing a possible motive for a crime that has shocked the San Francisco Bay Area for its savagery.

July 17, 2013 | | State


Muslim student now in UC board

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The University of California's governing board confirmed its first Muslim student member Wednesday, despite some Jewish groups' claims that she marginalized Jewish students and promoted an anti-Israel agenda.

July 17, 2013 | | State


Wildfire forces more evacuations

IDYLLWILD (AP) - Authorities in Southern California issued evacuation orders for hundreds of homes Wednesday as a major wildfire approached in the mountains southwest of Palm Springs.

July 17, 2013 | | State


CPUC scales back PG&E fine to $300M

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California regulators on Tuesday called on Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to pay at least $300 million in fines in connection with a deadly 2010 gas pipeline blast in what they said would amount to the largest fine ever levied by the state Public Utilities Commission.

July 16, 2013 | | State


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State revenue is growing, so why the talk of deficits?

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's economy is expanding and voters just approved billions of dollars in tax increases, yet Gov. Jerry Brown this week projected a ...

January 11, 2017 | | State


Flooded California residents rescued as storms recede

HOLLISTER (AP) - Rescue workers used boats and firetrucks to evacuate dozens of Northern California residents from their flooded homes Wednesday as a drought-busting series of ...

January 11, 2017 | | State


Rapper sues San Diego over gang conspiracy law

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A hip-hop musician and a community organizer have sued the city of San Diego for federal civil rights violations over being jailed ...

January 11, 2017 | | State


A tornado in California? Not as rare as you might think

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The latest storm to wallop Northern California whipped up a small tornado that downed trees and fences near Sacramento.

January 11, 2017 | | State


‘Atmospheric rivers’ soak California

LOS ANGELES (AP) - They're called "atmospheric rivers" and they can dump massive quantities of Pacific Ocean water on California, carrying it through the air ...

January 09, 2017 | | State


I-80 reopens in Sierra 20 hours after mudslide

TRUCKEE (AP) - U.S. Interstate 80 has reopened over the top of the Sierra Nevada after a mudslide shut it down for nearly 20 hours ...

January 09, 2017 | | State


Wine country hit hard by heavy storms

FORESTVILLE (AP) - Emergency crews in rescue boats and helicopters rushed to take advantage of a one-day break between storms Monday to rescue stranded people and ...

January 09, 2017 | | State


LA advises swimmers, surfers to avoid ocean due to runoff

NEWPORT BEACH (AP) - Los Angeles County health officials are advising swimmers and surfers to stay out of the ocean for at least three days because ...

January 09, 2017 | | State


Mudslides partially close I-80, US 50

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Mudslides have partially closed two major trans-Sierra routes.

January 08, 2017 | | State


Uber to help cities get grasp on traffic patterns

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Uber is offering a helping hand to some of the same city leaders it sometimes antagonizes with the aggressive way it runs ...

January 08, 2017 | | State


SeaWorld San Diego ending killer whale show

SAN DIEGO (AP) - SeaWorld San Diego is ending its long-running killer whale show after years of outcry and falling attendance prompted it to renounce theatrical ...

January 08, 2017 | | State


Brown reps budget amid uncertainty

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown will release a proposed state spending plan this week without knowing the answers to key questions that will have a ...

January 08, 2017 | | State


CONVICTED AS MAN, IN JAIL AS WOMAN

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A 57-year-old convicted killer serving a life sentence in California became the first U.S. inmate to receive state-funded sex-reassignment surgery, the prisoner ...

January 06, 2017 | | State


San Diego mayor eyes 2018 race for governor

LOS ANGELES (AP) - San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer pledged to finish his four-year term as he campaigned for re-election last year, a decision that would ...

January 06, 2017 | | State


Foreign government may have breached Anthem health data

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A foreign government may have been behind a cyber breach of health insurance company Anthem Inc. that compromised the records of more than ...

January 06, 2017 | | State


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