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IT”S STILL RAINING

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The hillside above the California home of Wayne Socha had held firm against thunderstorms over the past three decades. But after a wildfire two years ago stripped away vegetation and loosened soil, he feared the strong El Nino storms pounding the state could bring it all down.

January 06, 2016 | | State


Monkey can do but monkey can’t sue

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A macaque monkey who took now-famous selfie photographs cannot be declared the copyright owner of the photos, a federal judge said Wednesday.

January 06, 2016 | | State


Governor declares gas leak emergency

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency Wednesday over a massive natural-gas leak that has been spewing methane and other gases into a Los Angeles neighborhood for months, sickening residents and forcing thousands to evacuate.

January 06, 2016 | | State


Chinatown racketeering, murder trial goes to jury

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An attorney for a man charged with murder and racketeering in an organized crime case centered in San Francisco's Chinatown railed Tuesday against federal prosecutors for using what he called secret surveillance and shady witnesses against an innocent man.

January 05, 2016 | | State


Mother of ‘affluenza’ teen agrees to be sent to Texas for charges

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The mother of a fugitive teenager known for using an "affluenza" defense in a deadly drunken-driving case agreed Tuesday to be sent from California to Texas to face a charge.

January 05, 2016 | | State


RECORD-TYING EL NINO

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Forced by drought to become miserly with water, Californians were warned against reverting to old habits Tuesday as the first of several storms spawned by a record-tying El Nino began drenching the state.

January 05, 2016 | | State


Twitter appears ready to expand beyond 140-character tweets

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Twitter appears ready to loosen its decade-old restriction on the length of messages in a bid to make its service more appealing to a wider audience accustomed to the greater freedom offered by Facebook and other forums.

January 05, 2016 | | State


California officials focus on water conservation amid storms

FRESNO (AP) - State regulators said Tuesday they are confident that residents of drought-stricken California will meet long-term water conservation goals but worried that the onslaught of storms dousing the state might lead to backsliding.

January 05, 2016 | | State


Reward in Mosque firebombing

TRACY (AP) - The FBI has offered a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrests of the people who threw a Molotov cocktail at the door of a Tracy mosque.

January 05, 2016 | | State


HERE COME EL NINO STORMS

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - After all the talk, El Nino storms have finally lined up over the Pacific and started soaking drought-parched California with rain expected to last for most of the next two weeks, forecasters said Monday.

January 04, 2016 | | State


State lawmakers push $2B plan to aid homeless

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California would spend more than $2 billion on permanent housing to help the nation's largest homeless population, under a proposal outlined by state senators on Monday.

January 04, 2016 | | State


‘American Idol’ swan Song after 15 seasons

LOS ANGELES (AP) - It started on June 11, 2002, with a couple of unfamiliar hosts posing in an empty theater and making an overblown declaration to TV viewers.

January 04, 2016 | | State


Ink & watercolors highlight next Grand Theatre exhibit

TRACY – The Grand Theatre Center for the Arts presents an exhibition surveying 15 years of ink and watercolor works, titled "Drawn from Nature – California Landscapes by Milt Bullard."

January 04, 2016 | | State


Workers return to San Bernardino offices following massacre

SAN BERNARDINO (AP) - Behind a chain-link fence and under heavy security, workers on Monday returned to their offices at the San Bernardino campus where 14 people died last month in a massacre.

January 04, 2016 | | State


Spree suspect critically wounded by police

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man critically wounded in an officer-involved shooting on a Los Angeles-area freeway following a police pursuit and a crash on Monday was identified as a suspect wanted in a series of violent crimes, including murder.

January 04, 2016 | | State


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Plan offered to divide funds among victims

SAN BERNARDINO. (AP) - Eighty percent of the nearly $2.5 million donated to the United Way following the San Bernardino terror attack that killed 14 ...

March 31, 2016 | | State


San Diego harbor cruise boat hits pier, injuring 7

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A San Diego harbor cruise boat crashed into a pier while docking Thursday, injuring seven people and causing significant damage to the ...

March 31, 2016 | | State


Last day for hikers at popular Los Angeles trail for months

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles fitness fanatics whose daily routine includes a hike or a run along the Runyon Canyon trail are bracing themselves for ...

March 31, 2016 | | State


SUV fleeing police crashes into jet at California naval base

FRESNO (AP) - A wrong-way driver leading authorities on a high-speed chase crashed through a gate and into a fighter jet at a central California naval ...

March 31, 2016 | | State


Hufstedler, first US education secretary, dies at 90

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Shirley Hufstedler, a former federal appellate court judge who served as the nation's first education secretary, has died. She was 90.

March 31, 2016 | | State


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