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UC system sets new record for applicants for 13th straight year

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Students are applying to the University of California system in record numbers for the 13th straight year, according to preliminary data released Thursday.

December 14, 2017 | | State

Police bust multimillion-dollar weed ‘fortress’

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police in Southern California raided a weed "fortress" on Wednesday, seizing 35,000 marijuana plants and shutting down an operation they believe was bringing in millions of dollars a month.

December 14, 2017 | | State

Set more fires to try to stop wildfires

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California's seemingly endless cycle of wildfires is prompting authorities to make plans to set more "controlled burns" to thin forests choked with dead trees and withered underbrush that serves as kindling to feed monster blazes that force entire communities to flee, destroy homes and take lives.

December 14, 2017 | | State

State wildfires prompt tougher rules for utilities

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Devastating California wildfires this year - and expectations of more to come under the extremes of climate change - prompted regulators Thursday to toughen rules for utility companies to keep power lines clear of brush and tree branches that can easily spark into flames.

December 14, 2017 | | State

Firefighter dies fighting SoCal wildfire

SANTA BARBARA . (AP) - A firefighter died Thursday while working a colossal wildfire burning in coastal mountains northwest of Los Angeles that has become the fourth largest in California history.

December 14, 2017 | | State

Prominent 9th Circuit judge faces sex misconduct inquiry

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The chief judge of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Thursday that he has opened a misconduct inquiry into a judge accused of inappropriate sexual conduct and comments by six women.

December 14, 2017 | | State

Homeless fire started SoCal wildfire

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A cooking fire at a homeless encampment sparked a wildfire last week that destroyed six homes in the Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles, authorities said Tuesday, while the fifth-largest wildfire in California history burning northwest of the city kept expanding and kept thousands out of their homes.

December 12, 2017 | | State

San Francisco native becomes city’s 1st black woman mayor

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco native London Breed became the city's acting mayor Tuesday following the sudden death of Mayor Ed Lee, and is the first African-American woman to lead the city in the midst of a seemingly endless technology driven economic boom.

December 12, 2017 | | State

SF Mayor Lee leaves behind city in turmoil

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Under Mayor Ed Lee's seven-year watch, San Francisco went from a city mired in recession to a technology-fueled economic powerhouse where housing costs skyrocketed and the chasm between the wealthy and everyone else grew. Lee died Tuesday at 65 after collapsing while grocery shopping.

December 12, 2017 | | State

Cheech Marin touts state tool for new pot businesses

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Comedian and legendary stoner Cheech Marin doesn't want your pot business to go up in smoke.

December 12, 2017 | | State

NorCal man gets life for teen abduction

SAN JOSE (AP) - A Northern California man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for abducting and killing a 15-year-old girl on her way to school.

December 12, 2017 | | State

Ash falls like snow as celebrities flee

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ash fell like snow and heavy smoke had residents gasping for air Monday as a huge Southern California wildfire exploded in size, becoming the fifth largest in state history and driving celebrities from a wealthy hillside enclave.

December 11, 2017 | | State

Democrats temporarily lose Assembly supermajority

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California Democrats will be without a supermajority in the Assembly for months and risk losing the two-thirds edge needed to pass tax and fee increases in the Senate.

December 11, 2017 | | State

LA subway work yield array of Ice Age fossils

LOS ANGELES (AP) - As part of the crew digging a subway extension under the streets of Los Angeles, Ashley Leger always keeps her safety gear close by.

December 11, 2017 | | State

LA goes car free for a day for CicLAvia

LOS ANGELES (AP) - It's a car free day in parts of LA.

December 10, 2017 | | State

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California hero firefighter Bill Clayton passes away

CARLSBAD. (AP) - Bill Clayton, a firefighter who helped rescue hundreds of people and twice received California's highest honor, has died.

January 30, 2018 | | State

State may create taxpayer backed bank for pot sales

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California officials announced Tuesday that they will take a detailed look at the possibility of creating a taxpayer-backed bank to handle what ...

January 30, 2018 | | State

Stanford drops sex assault plaque idea

PALO ALTO (AP) - Stanford University is canceling plans to put a plaque on the campus site where a woman was sexually assaulted by a former ...

January 30, 2018 | | State

‘Beetle Bailey’ cartoonist Mort Walker dies at age 94

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Comic strip artist Mort Walker, a World War II veteran who satirized the Army and tickled millions of newspaper readers with the ...

January 28, 2018 | | State

Case of shackled kids revives home-school regulation debate

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Just over a week after California officials found 13 siblings allegedly held captive and younger children apparently not missed by schools because ...

January 28, 2018 | | State

Congressmen criticize end of free checking accounts at BofA

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Two Democratic U.S. congressmen want Bank of America to explain its decision to eliminate a popular free-checking account.

January 28, 2018 | | State

Thousands march in SF pro life event

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Thousands of people who want to outlaw abortion marched Saturday in San Francisco in the 14th annual Walk for Life.

January 28, 2018 | | State

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