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California misses target for saving water

FRESNO (AP) - Californians posted a 22 percent savings in water use in October, marking the first month residents have missed the state's mandatory 25 percent conservation target since enforcement of the cutbacks began in June, officials said Tuesday in Sacramento.

December 01, 2015 | | State


Flights aid post-Thanksgiving travel efforts

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A cold air mass over California prompted widespread freeze warnings and watches Friday, raising concerns for crops in the agricultural San Joaquin Valley and for homeless people in urban centers, even as skiers and snowboarders took advantage of snowy slopes.

November 29, 2015 | | State


Cold air mass brings freeze warnings to California

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A cold air mass over California prompted widespread freeze warnings and watches Friday, raising concerns for crops in the agricultural San Joaquin Valley and for homeless people in urban centers, even as skiers and snowboarders took advantage of snowy slopes.

November 27, 2015 | | State


California reactors face uncertain future

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Six years ago, the company that owns California's last operating nuclear power plant announced it would seek an extended lifespan for its aging reactors. Pacific Gas and Electric Co. envisioned Diablo Canyon as a linchpin in the state's green energy future, with its low-carbon electricity illuminating homes to nearly midcentury.

November 27, 2015 | | State


Costco salad linked to E. coli is being recalled

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Federal officials say a business is recalling a vegetable mix believed to be the source of E.coli in Costco chicken salad that has been linked to an outbreak that has sickened 19 people in seven states.

November 27, 2015 | | State


Questions about private equity returns

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Questions of risk and expense have been raised by the revelation that the California Public Employees' Retirement System paid private equity managers $3.4 billion in bonuses since 1990, including $700 million in performance fees for the last fiscal year, a newspaper reported.

November 25, 2015 | | State


Actor Paul Walker’s father sues Porsche over fatal crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Paul Walker's father sued Porsche for negligence and wrongful death Wednesday over the 2013 accident that killed the "Fast & Furious" star.

November 25, 2015 | | State


Casey Kasem’s widow sued for wrongful death

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Three of the radio personality Casey Kasem's children and his brother sued his widow on Wednesday, claiming her actions led to his death in 2014.

November 25, 2015 | | State


HP’s last earnings report shows decline

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Hewlett-Packard went out with a whimper Tuesday, as the venerable computer-maker issued its final quarterly earnings report as a unified tech conglomerate, showing another drop in sales for most of its business divisions.

November 24, 2015 | | State


SAN JOSE. (AP) — San Jose has joined other cities in a program that gives homeless people a chance t

SAN JOSE. (AP) - San Jose has joined other cities in a program that gives homeless people a chance to staff coffee carts to make money.

November 24, 2015 | | State


HIV-POSITIVE LAWS

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Charlie Sheen's recent revelation that he's HIV-positive served as a reminder that his home state of California remains among a large group of states with HIV-specific criminal laws that activists consider outdated and that the U.S. Justice Department says should be revised.

November 24, 2015 | | State


1-pound puppy has tons of problems, but faces them head-on

RANCHO SANTA FE (AP) - A 1-pound puppy named Rocky because he has the heart of a heavyweight needs a special forever home.

November 24, 2015 | | State


Utility gas leak stinks neighorhood

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A utility trying to stop a monthlong leak at a massive natural gas storage facility near a Los Angeles neighborhood said Tuesday it planned to use a mist to mask the sickening stench as work continues - possibly for three more months - to plug the well.

November 24, 2015 | | State


‘King Tides’ hitting California

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A series of exceptionally high tides began all along the California coast Tuesday, bringing the possibility of minor flooding to low-lying areas including bay fronts, beach parking lots, coastal roads and marinas.

November 24, 2015 | | State


Obama warns against overreaction to attacks

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Trying to reassure a nation on edge, President Barack Obama said Sunday the Islamic State group "cannot strike a mortal blow" against the U.S., and he warned that overreacting to the Paris attacks would play into extremists' hands. "We will destroy this terrorist organization," he vowed.

November 22, 2015 | | State


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5 people die in abandoned house fire

FRESNO (AP) - Fire officials say five people are dead after a fire broke out at an abandoned home in Fresno early Sunday.

December 13, 2015 | | State


Mother of man shot dead by SF police sues

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The grieving mother of a young black man shot dead by San Francisco police has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit, saying ...

December 13, 2015 | | State


Third storm in a week brings more rain, snow

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A third winter-like storm in a week brought rain and strong winds to much of Northern California and snow to the Sierra ...

December 13, 2015 | | State


‘Force Awakens’ premieres tonight

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hollywood is preparing for what could be the largest movie premiere in its history t night when the hugely anticipated "Star Wars ...

December 13, 2015 | | State


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