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California man says he served as sex slave after adoption

SAN JOSE (AP) - A man has filed a lawsuit against a California couple he says used him as a sex slave after adopting him from an orphanage in Russia at the age of 9.

March 11, 2016 | | State

California regains control of second prison’s health care

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California regained responsibility for providing medical care at a second state prison on Thursday as it slowly makes progress toward ending a decade of federal control.

March 11, 2016 | | State

California lawmakers raise smoking, vaping age to 21

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers voted Thursday to raise the legal age for purchasing and using tobacco and e-cigarettes from 18 to 21, putting the nation's most populous state on the brink of becoming only the second after Hawaii to bar teenagers from lighting up, dipping or vaping.

March 11, 2016 | | State

School district, Administrators ignored sex abuse

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Twenty Los Angeles-area boys who say a Torrance High School wrestling coach sexually abused them are suing the school district and administrators, claiming they failed to protect the teens and ignored past allegations, attorneys announced Thursday.

March 11, 2016 | | State

Ill Californians may take life- ending drugs starting in June

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Terminally ill California residents will be able to legally end their lives with medication prescribed by a doctor beginning June 9.

March 11, 2016 | | State

California struggles to remove illegal guns

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California will have a backlog for the foreseeable future in a unique firearms seizure program even if state lawmakers approve permanent funding, officials said Thursday.

March 11, 2016 | | State

Jury: No excessive force in San Francisco police shooting

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Four San Francisco police officers did not use excessive force when they shot and killed a college student at a park, a federal jury decided Thursday.

March 11, 2016 | | State

Blizzard closes I-80 for several hours

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Powerful thunderstorms raged throughout California on Monday, walloping the Sierra Nevada with blizzard conditions and briefly knocking out power at the Los Angeles airport.

March 07, 2016 | | State

Son of Nancy & Ronald Reagan inspired by their devotion

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The son of Nancy and Ronald Reagan says he was inspired by his parents' unfailing devotion to each other during their half-century marriage.

March 07, 2016 | | State

Former Head Start leader takes over state Assembly

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Speaker Anthony Rendon, a former Head Start director who ascended to the chamber's top spot Monday, says he plans to use his new role to steer the Legislature toward initiatives that expand educational programs for California's 2.5 million impoverished children, raise California's minimum wage and increase voter participation.

March 07, 2016 | | State

Nancy Reagan funeral plans announced for this Friday

SIMI VALLEY (AP) - The funeral for former first lady Nancy Reagan will be held on Friday at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation announced Monday.

March 07, 2016 | | State

Gladys Knight sings ‘Happy Birthday’ during traffic stop

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Utah police officer who pulled over a car carrying iconic soul singer Gladys Knight was treated to an impromptu rendition of "Happy Birthday."

March 06, 2016 | | State

Police arrest suspected robber at Subway restaurant

ANAHEIM (AP) - Police in Anaheim have shot and wounded a suspected robber at a Subway restaurant after seeing him hold two employees hostage at knifepoint.

March 06, 2016 | | State

Drive bypasses roadblock, downs in water on Route 70

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A woman died in Northern California after being trapped in a car that became submerged in floodwater on a section of highway that was closed amid heavy rain, authorities said Sunday.

March 06, 2016 | | State

Snowy plovers spotted in record numbers in The City

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The number of Western snowy plover in its overwintering grounds in San Francisco has quadrupled this year but experts say the increase doesn't mean the snowy plover population is growing.

March 06, 2016 | | State

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Bill to increase farm overtime moves to California governor

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Four decades after he signed the nation's first law giving farmworkers collective bargaining rights, California Gov. Jerry Brown will again consider a ...

August 29, 2016 | | State

With help from goat, wily Clydesdale goes on lam

SANTA CRUZ (AP) - A dwarf billy goat gave new meaning to the word "scapegoat" when he busted out a surprisingly slippery Clydesdale that went on ...

August 29, 2016 | | State

Congressmen blast California’s high- speed rail plan

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's $64 billion high-speed rail plan lacks reliable funding sources and is in danger of ending up with only one line ...

August 29, 2016 | | State

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