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California key to raising high school graduation rate

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The high school graduation rate in the United States will not increase as quickly as experts think it can without more improvement in California, which educates one-fifth of the nation's low-income school children and more Hispanic students than any other state, a report set to be released Monday concludes.

April 27, 2014 | | State


Court clears California man of drug crime after 6 years in prison

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court has overturned the drug conviction of a San Francisco man after he had served out a prison sentence of nearly six years.

April 27, 2014 | | State


SF bicycle couriers making comeback

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Bicycle couriers in San Francisco are making a comeback in the digital age by supplying a culture with a growing hunger for instant gratification.

April 27, 2014 | | State


2 arrested in kidnapping, bank robbery

FRESNO (AP) - Fresno police have arrested two young women on suspicion of kidnapping an elderly woman, stealing her car and taking her on a crime spree.

April 27, 2014 | | State


California cities unleash water cops

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Steve Upton thinks of himself more as an "Officer Friendly" than a water cop.

April 27, 2014 | | State


Scientists: California drought threatens fish, birds & trees

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's drought threatens some fish, birds and trees that are already struggling to survive, university researchers said at a summit held in Sacramento.

April 27, 2014 | | State


Man found in freezer married to suspected killer

CERES (AP) - A man found dead in the freezer of an abandoned Ceres auto shop was married to the man charged with killing him, authorities said.

April 27, 2014 | | State


Months ahead, illegal immigrants study for California’s driver test

SANTA ANA (AP) - There's a lot riding on a California law to grant driver's licenses to immigrants in the country illegally and supporters are already preparing prospective drivers to pass the test required to get one.

April 27, 2014 | | State


SUV rams people at ice cream shop; one dead, six hurt

BUENA PARK (AP) - An SUV surged forward from a parking space into a small crowd waiting outside a Los Angeles-area ice cream parlor, killing a 73-year-old woman and leaving six people injured.

April 27, 2014 | | State


LA man who spent half his life building boat in backyard gets ready for launch

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Miles from the sea, an 82-year-old retired mechanic has spent nearly four decades building a 64-foot boat in his backyard that he hopes to launch this summer.

April 27, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• MOM TELLS POLICE SHE STABBED INFANT SON: LIVERMORE (AP) - A young mother believed to be suffering from depression admitted to investigators that she stabbed her 7-month-old son to death in a Livermore park, police said Sunday.

April 27, 2014 | | State


Dems return convicted Internet CEO’s money

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Democratic National Committee said Friday that it has returned $20,000 donated by a wealthy San Francisco Internet entrepreneur recently convicted for domestic violence.

April 25, 2014 | | State


Video: Bieber celebrating after egg attack

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Surveillance footage from Justin Bieber's home appears to show the pop star high-fiving friends and celebrating after throwing eggs at a neighbor's home in January, an investigator's affidavit released Friday shows.

April 25, 2014 | | State


3 teens die when car crashes into Modesto tree

MODESTO (AP) - Three 16-year-olds died in Modesto when the stolen vehicle they were riding in hit a tree following a brief police pursuit, police said.

April 25, 2014 | | State


Yosemite toad, two frogs get protection

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK - (AP) - Federal wildlife officials on Friday granted Endangered Species Act protections to three species of Sierra Nevada amphibians.

April 25, 2014 | | State


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State inmates can appeal compassionate release denials

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that terminally ill inmates can appeal judicial denials of compassionate early release from their prison sentences.

March 05, 2015 | | State


GOP lawmaker launches bid for US Senate seat

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A two-term Republican legislator who has sought to broaden the appeal of the party with Hispanics launched an uphill campaign Thursday to become the next U.S. senator from California, a state that hasn't sent a GOP senator to Washington since the 1980s.

March 05, 2015 | | State


Chain of kidney transplants begins at Bay Area hospital

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Zully Broussard thought she was going to help one person by donating a kidney.

March 05, 2015 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• STORE OWNER SUES LOTTERY WINNER FOR HALF OF PRIZE: MILPITAS (AP) - A woman who won $1 million from the California lottery is being sued by a San Francisco Bay Area liquor store owner who sold her the winning scratch-off ticket.

March 05, 2015 | | State


Government failures preceded man’s death

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Mistakes and miscommunication by three governments on three continents over nearly 20 years led to a homeless man known as "Africa" being on Los Angeles' Skid Row, where he was shot by police after authorities say he became combative and appeared to reach for an officer's weapon.

March 04, 2015 | | State


Manslaughter charge for mom in infant’s death

WOODLAND (AP) - The mother of an infant found dead near the Sacramento River was charged Wednesday with involuntary manslaughter and abusing or endangering the health of a child.

March 04, 2015 | | State


Children in Southern California breathing easier today, study says

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Smog-covered mountains, gritty sidewalks, smelly fumes from traffic-choked freeways. The Los Angeles area was a tough place to breathe several decades ago. Now a study shows how much that has changed, especially for the region's youngest residents.

March 04, 2015 | | State


Thieves crash truck into SF electronics store

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - In the most recent smash-and-grab in San Francisco, thieves again drove a truck into a store and stole high-end merchandise.

March 04, 2015 | | State


Court upholds Sunnyvale’s ban of 11+ bullet gun- magazines

SUNNYVALE (AP) - An appeals court on Wednesday upheld a San Francisco Bay Area city's ban on gun magazines that can hold more than 10 bullets.

March 04, 2015 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

LAWYER FOR WOMAN PUNCHED BY CHP OFFICER JAILED FOR CONTEMPT: LOS ANGELES (AP) - The lawyer for a bipolar woman who was beaten by a California Highway Patrol officer has been declared in contempt of court and sent to jail until she answers questions from a federal judge.

March 03, 2015 | | State


Sierra snowpack far below normal

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California received a double dose of bad drought news on Tuesday, with state officials saying the snowpack in the Sierra Nevada is far below normal and that residents again aren't coming close to meeting Gov. Jerry Brown's call for a 20 percent cut in water use.

March 03, 2015 | | State


UC capping non-resident enrollment

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Non-resident enrollment will be capped at the University of California's Berkeley and Los Angeles campuses next year to address concerns that California students are being displaced, but the system also does not plan to admit more residents to any of its campuses unless it gets more state funding, university President Janet Napolitano said Tuesday.

March 03, 2015 | | State


Teachers charged with giving cocaine to students

SANTA ANA (AP) - Two teachers have been charged with having sex with students and providing alcohol and cocaine to them during an overnight beach camping trip in Southern California.

March 03, 2015 | | State


Family of girl declared brain- dead sues hospital

OAKLAND (AP) - The family of a 13-year-old girl who was declared brain-dead after her sleep apnea operation went awry filed a medical malpractice lawsuit on Tuesday detailing the emotional, chaotic hospital drama that included a court battle over ending life support.

March 03, 2015 | | State


Man killed by LA police was wanted

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A homeless ex-convict killed on Skid Row by Los Angeles police had an active warrant for violating probation in a bank robbery case, a U.S. marshal said Tuesday.

March 03, 2015 | | State


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