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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 technology is safe before a licensed driver could get chauffeured around town.

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 complaints of neglect, an official said Wednesday.

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 guns and bombs, and LA reacted by shutting down the entire district, while New York dismissed the warning as an amateurish hoax and held class as usual.

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 starving, injured 9-year-old at a house about 140 miles away, authorities said Tuesday.

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, with special enthusiasm for the return of Han Solo and Chewbacca after a 32-year hiatus.

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 years ago has sued an Oakland hospital and the doctor who performed a sleep apnea operation.

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 of Chino Hills was charged Monday with a hate crime, authorities said, in one of several anti-Muslim incidents under investigation in the region.

December 15, 2015 | | State


LIVING NEAR SCHOOLS

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Three-quarters of paroled sex offenders in California who were previously banned from living near parks, schools and other places where children congregate now face no housing restrictions after the state changed its policy in response to a court ruling, according to data compiled at the request of The Associated Press.

December 14, 2015 | | State


Microsoft picks Manteca teacher to serve an innovative educator

Manteca Unified School District teacher Tammy Brecht Dunbar was selected to be a member of the Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert Regional Lead Program for 2015-2016.

December 14, 2015 | | State


Fatal police shooting in LA suburb was different from others

LYNWOOD (AP) - When deputies confronted a man carrying a handgun in a Los Angeles suburb, the fatal shooting that unfolded was notably different from other recent flashpoints in the debate over police use of force: The suspect was armed and in an area crowded with people.

December 14, 2015 | | State


Senate candidate clarifies comment on Muslims

BUENA PARK (AP) - A California congresswoman and U.S. Senate candidate sought Monday to clarify comments she made about Muslims that were condemned by advocacy groups and members of her own party.

December 14, 2015 | | State


Mental health care would curb violence, some at hearing say

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A gun club owner and a gun dealer are among those telling a congressman Monday that closing loopholes in federal background checks and increasing mental health help would reduce gun violence.

December 14, 2015 | | State


Search for shooters’ hard drive concludes in lake

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An underwater search for a computer hard drive and anything else linked to the husband-and-wife shooters who killed 14 in the California attacks has concluded.

December 14, 2015 | | State


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Hufstedler, first US education secretary, dies at 90

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Shirley Hufstedler, a former federal appellate court judge who served as the nation's first education secretary, has died. She was 90.

March 31, 2016 | | State


Apple in dark on how FBI hacked iPhone

CUPERTINO (AP) - The FBI's announcement that it mysteriously hacked into an iPhone is a public setback for Apple Inc., as consumers suddenly discover they ...

March 29, 2016 | | State


Student measles case closes charter school

NEVADA CITY . (AP) - A charter school in the Sierra Nevada closed Tuesday after an unvaccinated child was diagnosed with measles.

March 29, 2016 | | State


Oscar-winning actress Patty Duke dies at 69

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Patty Duke, who as a teen won an Oscar for playing Helen Keller in "The Miracle Worker," then maintained a long career ...

March 29, 2016 | | State


Saudi land purchases fuel debate over US water rights

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Saudi Arabia's largest dairy company will soon be unable to farm alfalfa in its own parched country to feed its 170 ...

March 28, 2016 | | State


UC boss to monitor campus’ plan to combat harassment

BERKELEY (AP) - University of California President Janet Napolitano announced Saturday it will closely monitor UC Berkeley's efforts to address sexual harassment complaints and assaults ...

March 27, 2016 | | State


Law enforcement investigators seek out private DNA databases

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Investigators are broadening their DNA searches beyond government databases and demanding genetic information from companies that do ancestry research for their customers.

March 27, 2016 | | State


Sonoma Coast commercial crab season starts

SANTA ROSA (AP) - The commercial crab season officially opened Saturday after being postponed for more than four months because tests showed high levels of domoic ...

March 27, 2016 | | State


Push in Sacramento for $15 wage

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California legislators and labor unions have reached a tentative agreement that will take the state's minimum wage from $10 to $15 an ...

March 27, 2016 | | State


Gov. Brown grants 59 pardons on Good Friday

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown granted 59 pardons on Good Friday, in keeping with his tradition of giving pardons to convicted offenders around major ...

March 25, 2016 | | State


Arrests in ‘horrific’ killings

SANTA BARBARA (AP) - A business associate of a popular practitioner of Chinese herbal medicine was arrested Friday in connection with what California authorities say was ...

March 25, 2016 | | State


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