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Long Beach opens shelter due to outage

LONG BEACH (AP) - City officials were providing shelter and handing out food, flashlights, ice and water Friday as thousands of Long Beach residents endured a third day without electricity after fires in three electrical vaults short-circuited a power grid.

July 17, 2015 | | State

Most new California licenses go to drivers in US illegally

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - After a new law went into effect in January, more than half of all new driver's licenses issued in California this year have gone to people who are in the country illegally, the state said Friday.

July 17, 2015 | | State

Survivors of fatal crash involving pizza oven sue

PETALUMA (AP) - Survivors of a crash that left one man dead after a nearly two-ton mobile pizza oven slammed into their vehicle are suing for damages.

July 17, 2015 | | State

House passes bill to stem California drought

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House on Thursday passed GOP-led legislation designed to bring more water to California's farm belt amid a severe and lengthy drought.

July 16, 2015 | | State

Lawsuit :Schools breaking law in teacher evaluations

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The same organization that backed a landmark case on California's teacher tenure laws is funding a lawsuit filed Thursday that takes aim at districts not enforcing an act that requires student achievement data to be used on teacher evaluations.

July 16, 2015 | | State

Thousands in Long Beach still without power for second day

LONG BEACH (AP) - Thousands of Long Beach residents remained without power Thursday and stoplights around downtown were still dark, more than 24 hours after fires in three electrical vaults knocked out electricity to a section of the beachfront-port city.

July 16, 2015 | | State

California Native American tribe plans resort & winery trigger controversy

WINDSOR (AP) - A casino-owning Native American tribe has plans for housing, a resort and a winery around a small Northern California town, and some locals are not happy.

July 16, 2015 | | State

LA votes for Uber, Lyft pickups

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles has moved toward becoming the biggest city in the U.S. to allow ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft to pick up passengers at the airport.

July 16, 2015 | | State

Trump invited to attend San Francisco’s Mexican festival

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Mexico's consul general in San Francisco is inviting Donald Trump to attend a festival in the Bay Area next week that will highlight Mexican food and culture.

July 16, 2015 | | State

California Senate candidate Sanchez trails rival on funds

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California Rep. Loretta Sanchez raised $618,000 in her first six weeks as a U.S. Senate candidate, according to figures released Wednesday, well short of the pace she will need to keep up with fundraising by her chief rival, Attorney General Kamala Harris.

July 16, 2015 | | State

San Diego awarded $188 million in major water charge dispute

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A California judge gave San Diego a big victory Wednesday in its quest for water independence, ruling that the region's water agency is owed $188 million it overpaid for having Colorado River water brought to the coast.

July 15, 2015 | | State

State softens approach to curtailing water

SACRAMENTO (AP) - State water officials on Wednesday softened their approach to telling thousands of California farmers to stop pumping from rivers to irrigate crops during the drought but warned that stiff penalties still await anybody who takes water they don't have a right to use.

July 15, 2015 | | State

Uber fined $7M for keeping info from California regulators

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Uber picked up a hefty tab Wednesday when a judge fined the taxi-alternative's California subsidiary $7.3 million for refusing to give state regulators information about its business practices, including when its drivers turn down ride requests and how accessible vehicles are to disabled riders.

July 15, 2015 | | State

Agency sets low-water lawn rules in drought

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California extended its drought-inspired purge of idyllic emerald lawns from new developments, with state officials voting Wednesday to adopt more stringent water limits on landscapes for new homes and businesses.

July 15, 2015 | | State

Uber settles suit over 6-year-old’s death

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Uber is settling lawsuit with the family of a 6-year-old girl who died when a company driver hit her with his SUV.

July 15, 2015 | | State

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Legislators debate push for police drones

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California law enforcement agencies are looking to fly drones as an affordable and efficient way to monitor crime scenes, pursue suspects and search ...

August 14, 2015 | | State

Rights groups: Schools block access to PE

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A coalition of civil rights and community health groups in California has filed an administrative complaint with the U.S. Department of ...

August 14, 2015 | | State

California Highway Patrol officers, others eyed in killing

MODESTO (AP) - Three current and former California Highway Patrol officers, a prominent criminal defense lawyer and five other people were arrested Friday in connection with ...

August 14, 2015 | | State

Fires burning as heat wave hits SoCal

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Wildfires have burned a cabin and more than 130 acres of brushland as Southern California roasts in a heat wave.

August 14, 2015 | | State

El Nino talk: What does it mean?

FRESNO (AP) - Chances are strong that a record-setting El Nino is headed toward California this winter. What is unknown is how it will play out ...

August 14, 2015 | | State

Great ferret debate may go on ballot

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The great ferret debate is returning to California.

August 14, 2015 | | State

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