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Ex-LA sheriff with Alzheimer’s faces trial on corruption counts

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca went on trial on federal corruption charges Friday stripped of a ceremonial badge and unable to present a defense that might have won him sympathy if jurors knew he was in the early stage of Alzheimer's disease.

February 25, 2017 | | State


2 arrested for running over evacuee

BIGGS (AP) - Authorities have arrested two people accused of carjacking and running over a man preparing to flee when authorities ordered those living downstream from the Oroville Dam to evacuate.

February 19, 2017 | | State


Japanese Americans order marking 75th anniversary

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Satsuki Ina was born behind barbed wire in a prison camp during World War II, the daughter of U.S. citizens forced from their home without due process and locked up for years following Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor.

February 19, 2017 | | State


Two dams illustrate challenge of upkeep on older designs

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Twelve years ago, widespread destruction from Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast helped compel federal engineers 2,000 miles away in California to remake a 1950s-era dam by constructing a massive steel-and-concrete gutter that would manage surging waters in times of torrential storms.

February 19, 2017 | | State


Water flow slowing over emergency Oroville Dam spillway

OROVILLE (AP) - Water will continue to flow over an emergency spillway at the nation's tallest dam for another day or so, officials said Sunday.

February 12, 2017 | | State


Ridiculed LA tower may get face-lift

LOS ANGELES (AP) - For 40 years, Joseph Young festooned public buildings, open spaces and private places across his adopted city of Los Angeles with dozens of brilliant, colorful mosaics, larger-than-life murals and towering sculptures.

February 12, 2017 | | State


Push to end drought emergency

FRESNO (AP) - A coalition of state and local leaders is pressing California to lift restrictions on urban water use after the wettest winter for years.

February 07, 2017 | | State


School bus crash critically injures student

LANCASTER (AP) - A school bus and car crashed in California, toppling the bus onto its side and critically injuring two people, including a student Tuesday, authorities said.

February 07, 2017 | | State


Sirens, rescues as new storm hits Northern California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Emergency crews in the San Francisco Bay Area rescued stranded residents from flooded homes and cars Tuesday as the latest storm in this wet California winter set off street flooding and rockslides.

February 07, 2017 | | State


Parole agent trades state bus passes for drugs

SANTA ANA . (AP) - A former parole agent has been sentenced to 90 days in jail for embezzling funds from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation so he could buy prescription drugs from a parolee.

February 07, 2017 | | State


Sacramento calls on cruise to bring historic ship to town

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The city of Sacramento is calling for a river cruise company to bring a historic vessel to the Sacramento River.

February 07, 2017 | | State


Berkeley probes ‘hands-off’ response to protest chaos

BERKELEY (AP) - University of California, Berkeley police took a hands-off approach to protesters on the campus last week when violent rioters caused chaos when they overtook a largely peaceful protest against a right-wing speaker. But that response by campus officers is being questioned amid widening political polarization and increasingly hostile demonstrators.

February 07, 2017 | | State


3 face murder charges in 1993 LA apartment fire

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Three gang members accused in a 1993 fire set to retaliate against an attempt to quell drug sales at a Los Angeles apartment building were charged Tuesday with murder after the blaze killed seven children, three women and two late-term fetuses, prosecutors said.

February 07, 2017 | | State


Appeals court hammers on government

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A panel of appeals court judges reviewing President Donald Trump's travel ban hammered away Tuesday at the federal government's arguments that the ban was motivated by concerns about terrorism, but also questioned an attorney who said it unconstitutionally targeted Muslims.

February 07, 2017 | | State


Twitter broadens campaign against hate and abuse

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Twitter announced Tuesday that it is expanding efforts to protect its users from abuse and harassment, the latest milestone in a broader, growing corporate campaign to crack down on online hate.

February 07, 2017 | | State


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PBS CEO: Federal cuts may close stations

BEVERLY HILLS (AP) - The chief executive for PBS is sounding the alarm about public broadcasting's future if federal funding is axed as called for ...

July 30, 2017 | | State


Trump’s travel ban keeps orphan kids from foster families in USA

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tianna Rooney has already bought the poster board for the sign she'll wave when the 16-year-old refugee boy her family is ...

July 30, 2017 | | State


Give Every Child a Chance offering STEM programs

This summer the Give Every Child a Chance Science Technology Electronics (STEM) program visited summer day camps at French Camp, Sequoia, Banta and Ripon Schools.

July 25, 2017 | | State


$6M grant aids SJ effort with addressing mental, substance abuse issues

STOCKTON - The San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors Tuesday formally adopted a resolution to accept $6 million in grant funding from the California Board of ...

July 25, 2017 | | State


New Jerusalem School District starts 141st year on Aug. 14

TRACY – New Jerusalem Elementary School District, on the verge of collapse a decade ago, will open its 141st school year on Aug.14 as healthy ...

July 25, 2017 | | State


Should you be worried about rise of artificial intelligence?

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tech titans Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk recently slugged it out online over the possible threat artificial intelligence might one day pose ...

July 25, 2017 | | State


Firm offers to microchip staff to access facilities

RIVER FALLS, Wisconsin (AP) - A Wisconsin company is offering to microchip its employees, enabling them to open doors, log onto their computers and purchase break ...

July 25, 2017 | | State


IRS sees big drop in ID theft, stolen refunds

WASHINGTON (AP) - The IRS is seeing a big drop in the number of identity theft victims after the agency teamed up with tax preparers to ...

July 25, 2017 | | State


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