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Meningitis threat not high

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Officials say the public health threat of meningitis isn't high enough to justify the widespread use of a vaccine approved for use in the United States in 2014.

February 07, 2016 | | State

Doctor gets 30 to life in deaths

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles-area doctor convicted of second-degree murder for prescribing pain killers that killed three patients was sentenced Friday to 30 years to life in prison in a landmark case that many in the medical community believe will create a chilling effect among physicians across the country.

February 05, 2016 | | State

Executive facing ouster defends tenure

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The top executive at the powerful California Coastal Commission defended his record on the job Friday as he faced an effort to oust him, a potential shake-up that environmentalists fear could unleash runaway development on the state's fabled coastline.

February 05, 2016 | | State

2 planes collide midair, plunge into ocean

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Two small planes collided over the ocean just outside Los Angeles Harbor and plunged into the water Friday, prompting a massive search by dozens of boats and divers. As darkness fell there was no sign of survivors.

February 05, 2016 | | State

Man who gave name to ‘Peanuts’ Linus dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Linus Maurer, a cartoonist and illustrator whose old friend and colleague Charles M. Schulz borrowed his first name for Charlie Brown's blanket-wielding best friend Linus in his "Peanuts" comic strip and cartoons, has died at age 90.

February 05, 2016 | | State

1996: Severance pay for Spreckels

100 years ago

February 05, 2016 | | State

Some say San Francisco’s open-air urinal must go

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An attorney representing a group of civic organizations has sent a legal claim letter to the city of San Francisco threatening to sue if an open-air urinal in Dolores Park is not removed in 20 days.

February 05, 2016 | | State

California man convicted of robbing Craigslist customers

OAKLAND (AP) - A Northern California man has been convicted of participating in an elaborate jewelry robbery ring that used online ad service Craigslist to lure victims, prosecutors announced Friday.

February 05, 2016 | | State

Drought’s hardest-hit sectors may need years of support

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Dying native fish, rural communities with dry wells and some other sectors hardest-hit by California's drought may still need extra support long after the current dry spell ends, an analysis of the state's drought response said Friday.

February 05, 2016 | | State

First research links California earthquakes to oil operations

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A 2005 spate of quakes in California's Central Valley almost certainly was triggered by oilfield injection underground, a study published Thursday said in the first such link in California between oil and gas operations and earthquakes.

February 05, 2016 | | State

No one submits verified claim for $63 million lotto jackpot

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Luck may have run out for the winner of a California Lottery jackpot: The person has apparently let $63 million slip away.

February 05, 2016 | | State

Manhunt continues for LA inmate mistakenly freed

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Investigators scrambling to recapture a Los Angeles County murder suspect accidentally released from jail have been notifying potential targets of his freedom, interviewing those who know him best and chasing down tips from the public.

February 03, 2016 | | State

Brown signs emergency amendment to law

SACRAMENTO (AP) - An emergency bill to fix a legislative drafting error that had local governments in California racing to ban medical marijuana cultivation won Gov. Jerry Brown's signature on Wednesday.

February 03, 2016 | | State

El Nino could signal easing of drought

FRESNO (AP) - In the strongest indication yet that the California drought could be easing, officials said strict water conservation orders could be dramatically scaled back or even ended if El Nino storms keep pummeling the state into the spring.

February 03, 2016 | | State

49ers reschedule Scouts sleepover at Levi’s Stadium

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The Girl Scouts of Northern California are getting their big sleepover at Levi's Stadium after all, just rescheduled from its original date.

February 03, 2016 | | State

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Disabled man seeks to have voting rights restored

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A former producer at NPR who lost his ability to walk and speak asked a judge Tuesday to restore his right to ...

August 23, 2016 | | State

Demand sags for state credits that target greenhouse gases

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's latest carbon auction brought disappointing results Tuesday as litigation and lagging support by lawmakers weigh down the state's landmark ...

August 23, 2016 | | State

Stanford bans hard liquor from undergraduate campus parties

PALO ALTO (AP) - Stanford University officials say hard liquor is now prohibited in undergraduate on-campus parties.

August 23, 2016 | | State

Last resident of historic Chinese Bay Area shrimping village dies

CHINA CAMP STATE PARK (AP) - The last remaining resident of a shrimping village established by Chinese immigrants on the northern shore of San Francisco Bay ...

August 22, 2016 | | State

Split court protects teacher tenure

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - In a victory for teacher unions, a divided California Supreme Court decided Monday to let the state's teacher tenure law stand.

August 22, 2016 | | State

Talks fail to resolve dispute over Yosemite site names

YOSEMITE VALLEY (AP) - A trademark dispute over the names of historic hotels and other beloved landmarks at Yosemite National Park won't likely end without ...

August 22, 2016 | | State

State lawmakers revive farmworker overtime bill

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's state Senate on Monday revived a bill that would make the state the first in the United States to give farmworkers ...

August 22, 2016 | | State

Court upholds gold dredging ban

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's ban on the use of suction dredges to extract gold from rivers is legal and not overridden by a 19th ...

August 22, 2016 | | State

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