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Self-driving cars still need human assistance

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Google's futuristic self-driving cars needed some old-fashioned human intervention to avoid 11 crashes during testing on California roads, the company revealed Tuesday, results it says are encouraging but show the technology has yet to reach the goal of not needing someone behind the wheel.

January 12, 2016 | | State


Los Angeles tourism sets record for 5th straight year

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles has set a tourism record for the fifth year in a row.

January 11, 2016 | | State


Assembly picks Rendon as new speaker

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A former nonprofit director, environmentalist and recipient of national humanities fellowship will become California's next Assembly speaker after the state Legislature officially selected him Monday.

January 11, 2016 | | State


Applications to UC campuses surpass 200K for first time

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A record number of prospective undergraduates have applied to the University of California for the fall, the 12th consecutive year of increasing demand and the first time the number of applicants surpassed 200,000, the university reported Monday.

January 11, 2016 | | State


LAPD chief selsks charges for officer in Venice shooting

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles police chief has recommended criminal charges against an officer who shot and killed an unarmed homeless man.

January 11, 2016 | | State


California prisons end controversial visitor strip searches

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California prison officials are ending visitor strip searches in response to a recent change in state law, but visitors will face increased scrutiny for a year if traces of drugs are detected by dogs or airport-style scanners.

January 11, 2016 | | State


Last survivor of Great SF Quake dies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The last survivor of the devastating San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906 has died, a relative confirmed Monday.

January 11, 2016 | | State


Tesla software update allows self-parking & limits speed

FREMONT (AP) - Some Tesla Motors vehicles can park themselves without a driver inside with a software update beamed to customers over the weekend.

January 10, 2016 | | State


Gas leak drives people from upscale LA community

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Laura Gideon and her family endured the sickening stench from an out-of-control natural gas leak for about a month before they could no longer tolerate the nausea, headaches and nosebleeds.

January 10, 2016 | | State


Homeless woman, 70, dies of exposure during storms

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police say a 70-year-old homeless woman who refused services died of exposure during last week's fierce El Nino-driven storms dumped several inches of rain across the region.

January 10, 2016 | | State


Police search for man who fatally shot BART passenger

OAKLAND (AP) - Police on Sunday were searching for a man who fatally shot a passenger on a packed Bay Area Rapid Transit train and then fled when the train stopped at the West Oakland station, causing panic among riders who thought it was a terrorist attack.

January 10, 2016 | | State


Manteca Unified open enrollment underway

Manteca Unified School District currently has five comprehensive high schools and twenty elementary schools. All comprehensive high schools offer the same courses of study, curriculum, and co-curricular activities. All elementary schools offer the same curriculum. All Manteca Unified School District schools will be accepting intra-district transfer requests for grades 1 through 12, through the Open Enrollment process.

January 10, 2016 | | State


Money flows back into schools

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Soaring tax revenues have carried per-pupil education spending in California beyond where it stood before the recession, but even the record sum proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown is unlikely to reverse the state's standing as a comparative miser when it comes to investing in public schools, advocates and education officials said.

January 10, 2016 | | State


Move to capture rainwater

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Much of the torrential rain that fell on Southern California this week flowed right into the ocean, just like it did before the state's epic drought.

January 08, 2016 | | State


3 pleading no contest in SoCal student bullying attack

ROWLAND HEIGHTS (AP) - Three students from China who attend high school in Southern California will plead no contest to criminal charges and spend years in jail for bullying a classmate they allegedly stripped, kicked with high heels, slapped and burned with cigarettes.

January 08, 2016 | | State


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Nancy Reagan funeral plans announced for this Friday

SIMI VALLEY (AP) - The funeral for former first lady Nancy Reagan will be held on Friday at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley ...

March 07, 2016 | | State


Gladys Knight sings ‘Happy Birthday’ during traffic stop

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Utah police officer who pulled over a car carrying iconic soul singer Gladys Knight was treated to an impromptu rendition ...

March 06, 2016 | | State


Police arrest suspected robber at Subway restaurant

ANAHEIM (AP) - Police in Anaheim have shot and wounded a suspected robber at a Subway restaurant after seeing him hold two employees hostage at knifepoint.

March 06, 2016 | | State


Drive bypasses roadblock, downs in water on Route 70

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A woman died in Northern California after being trapped in a car that became submerged in floodwater on a section of highway that ...

March 06, 2016 | | State


Snowy plovers spotted in record numbers in The City

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The number of Western snowy plover in its overwintering grounds in San Francisco has quadrupled this year but experts say the increase ...

March 06, 2016 | | State


Doctor confidence necessary part of quality care

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have great confidence in my doctor, but my friends and family are concerned about my medical care. I'm in my ...

March 06, 2016 | | State


Sailors face more lenient body fat rules

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The Navy is giving another chance to thousands of sailors who otherwise would be kicked out for repeatedly failing their physical fitness ...

March 06, 2016 | | State


7-month-old Pug’s separation anxiety

DEAR DIDI: My pug, Daisy, is 7 months old. She is potty trained, listens most of the time, and I absolutely adore her. She has ...

March 06, 2016 | | State


Nguyen inspired by her family

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jacqueline Nguyen knows adversity.

March 06, 2016 | | State


Egyptian student may be deported after Trump threat

ORANGE (AP) - A flight student from Egypt is facing deportation from the United States after being investigated by federal agents for posting on his Facebook ...

March 02, 2016 | | State


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