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SF area water agencies move to expand reservoir

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A dozen water agencies preparing for the next California drought are moving ahead with an $800 million expansion of one of the largest reservoirs in the San Francisco Bay Area.

July 04, 2017 | | State

Hate crimes up; blacks, Jews, gay men targets

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The number of hate crimes in California increased about 11 percent last year, the second consecutive double-digit increase, but the overall number still was a third lower total than a decade ago, the state's attorney general reported Monday.

July 03, 2017 | | State

LA jury finds man guilty of killing movie executive

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A jury found Monday that a drug dealer crushed the skull of a movie studio executive who had been having an affair with his wife, burying him in a shallow desert grave that would go undiscovered for two years, authorities said.

July 03, 2017 | | State

California man pleads not guilty to killing 5-year-old son

ALHAMBRA (AP) - A California man who authorities say killed his son after a family trip to Disneyland pleaded not guilty to a murder charge Monday, days after his son's body was found near a Southern California lake.

July 03, 2017 | | State

Silicon Valley’s sexism problem: Could the tide be turning?

NEW YORK (AP) - Sexism in Silicon Valley has been an open secret for years. What's changing: A growing number of women are coming forward with personal stories of sexual harassment and discrimination, prompting apologies, resignations and plenty of hand-wringing.

July 03, 2017 | | State

Facebook now deleting 66K posts a week in anti-hate campaign

MENO PARK (AP) - Facebook said Tuesday that it deleted about 66,000 posts a week in the last two months as the social media giant cracks down on what it deems to be hate speech.

June 27, 2017 | | State

California regulators blocking planned assault weapon rules

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California regulators announced Tuesday that they have temporarily blocked proposed new rules on assault weapons.

June 27, 2017 | | State

Gov. signs $125B budget boosting education funds

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown signed a $125 billion California budget Tuesday that gives doctors and dentists a raise while increasing funding for education and social services.

June 27, 2017 | | State

Cosby rejects ‘sexual assault tour’ idea floated by his reps

SANTA MONICA (AP) - Bill Cosby's "town hall" tour is unlikely to happen before his retrial on sex assault charges in Pennsylvania, one of his lawyers said Tuesday.

June 27, 2017 | | State

Work progressing on family entertainment zone infrastructure improvements Project

Underground utilities construction is nearing completion for the $8.7 million family entertainment zone (FEZ) infrastructure improvement project west of Costco along the 120 Bypass.

June 27, 2017 | | State

111 terminally ill end lives under new California law

SAN DIEGO (AP) - California health officials reported Tuesday that 111 terminally ill people took drugs to end their lives in the first six months after a 2016 law made the option legal in the nation's most populous state.

June 27, 2017 | | State

LA City Council oks plans for $1.5B George Lucas museum

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Force was with George Lucas on Tuesday as the Los Angeles City Council moved with lightsaber speed to clear the way for a $1.5 billion Museum of Narrative Art the "Star Wars" creator plans to build down the road from his alma mater.

June 27, 2017 | | State

Tioga Road opening Thursday

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - A mountain pass across the Sierra Nevada that runs through Yosemite National Park is opening to traffic later than it has in nearly two decades, rangers said Tuesday.

June 27, 2017 | | State

Activists take step to recall judge in sex assault case

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Activists seeking to recall a judge who sentenced a former Stanford University swimmer to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman say they believe voters will still support the effort even if it appears on the ballot two years after the trial.

June 27, 2017 | | State

Doctors Medical Center performs its 20,000th open heart surgery

MODESTO – Reaching a major milestone, surgeons at Doctors Medical Center have performed the institution's 20,000th open heart surgery since 1976, when the hospital first began offering the procedure.

June 26, 2017 | | State

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California hero firefighter Bill Clayton passes away

CARLSBAD. (AP) - Bill Clayton, a firefighter who helped rescue hundreds of people and twice received California's highest honor, has died.

January 30, 2018 | | State

State may create taxpayer backed bank for pot sales

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California officials announced Tuesday that they will take a detailed look at the possibility of creating a taxpayer-backed bank to handle what ...

January 30, 2018 | | State

Stanford drops sex assault plaque idea

PALO ALTO (AP) - Stanford University is canceling plans to put a plaque on the campus site where a woman was sexually assaulted by a former ...

January 30, 2018 | | State

‘Beetle Bailey’ cartoonist Mort Walker dies at age 94

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Comic strip artist Mort Walker, a World War II veteran who satirized the Army and tickled millions of newspaper readers with the ...

January 28, 2018 | | State

Case of shackled kids revives home-school regulation debate

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Just over a week after California officials found 13 siblings allegedly held captive and younger children apparently not missed by schools because ...

January 28, 2018 | | State

Congressmen criticize end of free checking accounts at BofA

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Two Democratic U.S. congressmen want Bank of America to explain its decision to eliminate a popular free-checking account.

January 28, 2018 | | State

Thousands march in SF pro life event

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Thousands of people who want to outlaw abortion marched Saturday in San Francisco in the 14th annual Walk for Life.

January 28, 2018 | | State

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