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El Nino: Wet California winter expected

LOS ANGELES (AP) - This year's El Nino is staying unusually strong, and forecasters say it's still expected to bring a wet winter to drought-stricken California.

December 11, 2015 | | State


Reinforcing need for military-style gear

SAN BERNANDINO (AP) - Backlash over the images of protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, clashing with officers in combat gear drove an ongoing national push to scale back the militarization of police - an effort that has mostly steamrolled over concerns among law enforcement that they're losing equipment they need.

December 09, 2015 | | State


San Francisco’s police chief to ask for Tasers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco's police chief wants city officials to arm his department with Tasers amid continued protests over the shooting death of a knife-wielding suspect last week.

December 09, 2015 | | State


LA-area Democratic lawmaker now opposes high-speed rail

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Democratic state Assemblywoman Patty Lopez of San Fernando said she is withdrawing support for California's high-speed rail project amid opposition in her district and that five other legislative Democrats are also reconsidering their support, the Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday.

December 09, 2015 | | State


San Jose, San Francisco OK extra beds for homeless

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee plans to add 1,100 temporary beds to shelter the homeless during the El Niño storms expected this winter.

December 09, 2015 | | State


US WAS REFUGE FROM FEAR

SAN BERNARDINO (AP) - Isaac Amanios dodged bullets in Eritrea's war for independence. Bennetta Bet-Badal endured bullying and harassment for her Christian faith in Iran. Tin Thanh Nguyen fled Vietnam with her mother as a child in the violent aftermath of the country's long war.

December 07, 2015 | | State


Catholic hospital under fire for not doing sterilizations

REDDING . (AP) - A Northern California Catholic hospital is under fire again for refusing to allow doctors to perform sterilizations on two pregnant women after they give birth, citing religious reasons.

December 07, 2015 | | State


Pediatric nurse sentenced to 80 years for molesting infant

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A San Diego judge on Monday sentenced a pediatric nurse to 80 years in federal prison for molesting a 2-month-old boy and making lewd photos of a baby girl.

December 07, 2015 | | State


CHP helicopter avoids near-collision with drone

MARTINEZ (AP) - Authorities say a California Highway Patrol helicopter tracking a suspected stolen vehicle almost collided with a drone hovering above Northern California.

December 07, 2015 | | State


Mom of newborn uried alive arrested

COMPTON (AP) - A woman who allegedly buried her newborn daughter alive near a Compton bike path has been charged with attempted murder and child abuse.

December 07, 2015 | | State


DA: Shooting death of stabbing suspect justified

MERCED (AP) - Merced County's district attorney has concluded that police were justified in the shooting death of an 18-year-old student who went on a stabbing rampage at a central California university last month, injuring four.

December 07, 2015 | | State


San Bernardino mourns its dead, calls for unity

SAN BERNARDINO (AP) - At a church, a mosque, a makeshift street-corner memorial and other sites, they gathered Sunday to mourn the 14 victims of the San Bernardino massacre and lament that the community has now been added to the tragic list of U.S. cities scarred by terrible violence.

December 06, 2015 | | State


Women want spot in big wave surf competition

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - It was the first set of the day at Mavericks, a rock-studded, once-secret surf spot 20 miles south of San Francisco, and Andrea Möller was out charging big waves with a dozen other women when her surfboard hit her in the cheek under her left eye.

December 06, 2015 | | State


Crowd asks SF police chief to resign over death

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Some San Francisco residents are asking for the police chief to resign over the shooting death of a man by police partially captured on video that was widely circulated on social media.

December 06, 2015 | | State


FBI investigates Southern California attack as act of terror

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - The FBI announced Friday that it is investigating the mass shooting at a Southern California office party as an act of terrorism, but the agency's director said there is no indication the husband and wife who killed 14 people were part of a larger plot or members of a terror cell.

December 04, 2015 | | 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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