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People slide down bedsheets to escape

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Some residents slid down knotted bedsheets or clambered down people standing on one another's shoulders to flee a raging Christmas night fire that injured six people and badly damaged a residential motel near downtown Los Angeles, authorities said Friday.

December 26, 2014 | | State


LA Police policy for impounding cars is OK

OAKLAND (AP) - Protesters smashed business windows on the edge of downtown Oakland and tore ornaments and lights from a large Christmas tree in a protest designed to keep police working on the holiday.

December 26, 2014 | | State


Powers left mark on Manteca

Ed Powers was a 24 year-old when he arrived in Manteca with a dream.

December 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | State


Will ‘The Interview’ change how Hollywood does business?

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "The Interview" was never supposed to be a paradigm-shifting film. But unusual doesn't even begin to describe the series of events that transpired over the past few weeks, culminating in the truly unprecedented move by a major studio to release a film in theaters and on digital platforms simultaneously.

December 26, 2014 | | State


4 dead in fiery Fair Oaks car crash

FAIR OAKS (AP) - Two vehicles collided head-on in a fiery crash near Sacramento, California, leaving four people dead and two more seriously injured.

December 26, 2014 | | State


PlayStation, Xbox outages spark debate over online hacker claims

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Sony's PlayStation network remained offline Friday on the second day of an outage that began roiling the online world just as eager video game players were unwrapping new consoles on Christmas morning.

December 26, 2014 | | State


Brown issues 105 pardons

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Continuing a Christmas Eve tradition, Gov. Jerry Brown issued pardons to 105 people Wednesday, before retracting one to a man hours later after learning he had not disclosed recent discipline by financial regulators, a spokesman said.

December 25, 2014 | | State


Mom uses grief to help murder victims’ families

OAKLAND (AP) - Lorrain Taylor smiled a toothy grin and was warmly welcomed by customers and employees as she entered a popular barbecue restaurant just off Oakland's waterfront for a lunch meeting last week.

December 25, 2014 | | State


SF creates court only for veterans

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A San Francisco court system that emphasizes rehabilitation over punishment for those accused of low-level crimes has created a weekly offshoot to hear cases involving veterans.

December 25, 2014 | | State


State audit highlights employee wrongdoing

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A new audit highlights wrongdoing and errors by California state employees and agencies that have cost taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars.

December 25, 2014 | | State


Regulations would expand coastal California sanctuaries

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - National marine sanctuaries off Northern California are due to double in size early in the new year in order to protect a massive underwater nutrient flow that biologists say makes the coast's salmon and seabirds thrive and sea lions fat and yappy.

December 25, 2014 | | State


Homeless camps being cleared around San Jose

SAN JOSE (AP) - Following the closure of The Jungle, the nation's largest homeless camp, city officials are aggressively cleaning out other encampments before they grow.

December 25, 2014 | | State


Police, firefighters save family’s Christmas

COVINA (AP) - Josh Roffeis was about to leave for work Wednesday morning when he discovered his green Honda filled with most of the family's Christmas presents had been stolen.

December 25, 2014 | | State


Man shot with stun gun dies at border crossing

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A 40-year-old U.S. citizen died after a border inspector shot him with a stun gun at the nation's busiest crossing, authorities said Thursday.

December 25, 2014 | | State


Safeway pulls caramel apples

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Safeway has pulled prepackaged caramel apples from its shelves, the grocery chain said Tuesday, a day after the family of a person who died from a listeria infection linked to the fruit sued the company.

December 24, 2014 | | State


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Most of center will reopen Jan. 4

SAN BERNARDINO (AP) - The Southern California social services center where a husband and wife killed 14 people earlier this month plans to reopen its administrative ...

December 16, 2015 | | State


San Bernardino shooters privately discussed commitment to jihad

SAN BERNADINO (AP) - The husband-and-wife team who killed 14 people and wounded 21 others this month in San Bernardino, California, communicated privately about jihad and ...

December 16, 2015 | | State


Judges hike rates for music streamers; Pandora shares jump

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A panel of copyright judges on Wednesday raised the amount Internet music streaming services like Pandora must pay to record labels next ...

December 16, 2015 | | State


Emergency declaration for gas leak in Los Angeles County

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles County officials have declared a state of emergency over a leaking natural gas well above a neighborhood that has forced ...

December 16, 2015 | | State


SF police brass say pointing gun is use of force

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco police officers must tell supervisors when they point guns at suspects under a new policy implemented by the police chief.

December 16, 2015 | | State


California may allow self-driving cars by 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California regulators have unveiled a roadmap that would let consumers begin using self-driving cars, though manufacturers would have to prove the emerging ...

December 16, 2015 | | State


Probationers found with theft ‘to-do’ list

ENCINITAS . (AP) - They were making a list but police say it was more naughty than nice.

December 16, 2015 | | State


Social workers had visited home of killing suspect

QUINCY (AP) - Child welfare workers repeatedly visited the California home of a woman now under investigation in the deaths of two children to check on ...

December 16, 2015 | | State


‘Terrorist’ email threat closes LA schools

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The nation's two biggest school systems - New York City and Los Angeles - received threats Tuesday of a large-scale jihadi attack with ...

December 15, 2015 | | State


Investigation leads to 2 dead kids in storage

REDDING (AP) - A child abuse investigation led to the bodies of two young children inside a commercial storage unit in Northern California, along with a ...

December 15, 2015 | | State


Truckee climbers buy rock wall to preserve as trust

TRUCKEE (AP) - A group of California rock climbers have purchased a wall at Donner Summit to preserve it as a land trust.

December 15, 2015 | | State


‘Star Wars’ premiere crowd cheers for familiar faces

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The VIP audience at "The Force Awakens" world premiere began cheering from the moment the movie's first words appeared on screen ...

December 15, 2015 | | State


Father of girl declared brain-dead sues hospital

OAKLAND (AP) - The biological father of a girl who remains on a ventilator to keep her heart beating after she was declared brain-dead nearly two ...

December 15, 2015 | | State


Anti-Muslim hate crimes investigated

SAN BERNARDINO (AP) - A 40-year-old Southern California man accused of pulling a knife and threatening a Muslim woman at a car wash in the city ...

December 15, 2015 | | State


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