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Water use drops 11.5% in August

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Californians facing fines for wastefulness significantly cut their water usage this summer, as community wells run dry, farm fields turn to dust and key reservoirs shrink to a fraction of their capacity.

October 07, 2014 | | State


Biggest increases, decreases in August water consumption

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Water suppliers serving more than 3,000 customers must submit monthly production numbers to the State Water Resources Control Board, which imposed statewide water restrictions in July.

October 07, 2014 | | State


Tutor charged in grade fixing scandal

SANTA ANA (AP) - A private tutor who fled the country after allegedly hacking a Southern California high school computer and changing student grades was arrested and charged Monday, authorities said.

October 06, 2014 | | State


Reports show huge cash advantage for Jerry Brown

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown reported Monday that he has nearly $24 million left for his re-election campaign after spending very little so far this year, while his Republican challenger, Neel Kashkari, has about $680,000 left for the final month of the campaign.

October 06, 2014 | | State


Man, woman shot to death along river in Modesto

MODESTO (AP) - Authorities have detained a suspect in the shooting death of two people along the Tuolumne River in Modesto.

October 06, 2014 | | State


COZY RELATIONSHIP

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's largest utility released an email Monday saying the state's top regulator privately asked the company to donate more than $1 million to support a state-backed environmental ballot initiative.

October 06, 2014 | | State


Hot air balloon dips into ocean; 3 saved

ENCINITAS (AP) - A romantic ride in a hot air balloon turned into a rescue operation, with lifeguards and surfers saving three people after the basket dipped into the ocean off a Southern California beach.

October 06, 2014 | | State


SWIMMING POOLS

SANTA ANA (AP) - California swimming pool companies just regaining their financial footing after the recession are now facing a new challenge: a devastating drought that has put the state's ubiquitous backyard pools under the microscope.

October 05, 2014 | | State


Paul Revere of Raiders rock band dies from cancer at 76

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Paul Revere, the organist and leader of the Raiders rock band, has died. He was 76.

October 05, 2014 | | State


Dog owner gets 15 years in fatal mauling

LANCASTER (AP) - The morning walk that would be the last of Pamela Devitt's life was more than just a routine stroll. It was part of the retiree's effort to keep fit for her golden years with a young grandson.

October 03, 2014 | | State


Is ‘brain-dead’13-year-old dead?

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Debate over the definition of "brain-dead" reignited this week when a California family and its lawyer asked a judge to declare that 13-year-old Jahi McMath is alive 10 months after a coroner signed her death certificate.

October 03, 2014 | | State


California reports 14 cases of virus hitting kids

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - At least 14 children in California recently have been infected with a virus that has caused hundreds of respiratory illnesses and possibly several deaths nationwide, public health officials said Friday.

October 03, 2014 | | State


Shark attack closes beaches at California air base

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE (AP) - Three beaches along coastal Vandenberg Air Force Base have been closed through the weekend after a 28-year-old surfer survived an attack by a shark, authorities said Friday.

October 03, 2014 | | State


Environmentalists divided over water bond

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A proposal on the November ballot to borrow billions of dollars to build reservoirs and restore watersheds has divided California's environmental community over fears that it could open the way for salmon-killing dams or giveaways to corporate fruit and nut growers.

October 02, 2014 | | State


Ruling lets Stockton cut employee pension benefits

STOCKTON (AP) - U.S. bankruptcy law allows the California city of Stockton to cut pension benefits because it can treat its obligations to the public retirement fund like other debts, a federal judge said in a ruling that could help clarify who gets paid first by financially strapped cities around the nation - pension funds or creditors.

October 02, 2014 | | State


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Juice Newton appearing at the Bankhead Theater

LIVERMORE – August at the Bankhead Theater opens with an appearance by country pop's "Queen of Hearts," singer/songwriter Juice Newton.

July 16, 2016 | | State


First ever Red Dirt & Gold Dust Music Fest on Aug. 6

ANGELS CAMP– Grab a cowboy hat and low-back lawn chair or blanket and settle under the shade of heritage oaks at the first ever Red ...

July 16, 2016 | | State


Invasive citrus tree pest found near Tracy

The San Joaquin County Agricultural Commissioner, in cooperation with the California Department of Food and Agriculture and the United States Department of Agriculture, is beginning ...

July 13, 2016 | | State


DIVIDED AMERICA

NEW YORK (AP) - On an unusually cool night for summer, Mike Perry and his crew thread the sidewalks running through the Stapleton Houses, tracked by ...

July 13, 2016 | | State


Will shaming drugmakers discourages price spikes?

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Frustrated by the rising cost of prescription drugs, California health advocates hope sunlight and a dose of shame will discourage drugmakers from raising ...

July 10, 2016 | | State


Online school agrees to pay state $168.5M

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A for-profit company that operates online charter schools in California has reached a $168.5 million settlement with the state over claims it ...

July 10, 2016 | | State


Firms bail on Republican convention under pressure

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Donald Trump has promised to liven up this year's Republican National Convention. But some of America's biggest corporations are bailing ...

July 10, 2016 | | State


SF bans foam for cups, coolers, toys

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco, say goodbye to those squeaky, Styrofoam-like coffee cups that have long been a staple of picnic outings.

July 10, 2016 | | State


San Jose’s Chestnut downs record 70 hot dogs in eating contest

NEW YORK (AP) - Joey "Jaws" Chestnut beat his own record in regaining the Mustard Yellow International Belt on Monday, downing a stomach-churning 70 hot dogs ...

July 04, 2016 | | State


Pot exhibit aims for debate over provocative plant

OAKLAND (AP) - It's known as Mary Jane, ganja, Chronic and even the sticky icky and has been featured in countless movies, including one that ...

July 04, 2016 | | State


CHP officers shoot motorist who drove at them in Fullerton

FULLERTON (AP) - One man was killed and another was wounded after California Highway Patrol officers say they opened fire after a motorist they were following ...

July 04, 2016 | | State


Tesla vehicle deliveries slip in 2nd quarter

FREMONT (AP) - Tesla Motors shipped fewer autos to customers in the past three months, making it unlikely to meet prior expectations for delivering 80,000 ...

July 04, 2016 | | State


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