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Burning Man crews stuck at Wal-Mart

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Ah, Burning Man, the annual weeklong rave that draws thousands of free-thinkers to a remote spot in the Nevada desert. It's a festival so remote and bizarre that the only limit to free expression is imagination ... and that dust that always gets into the electronics.

August 26, 2014 | | State


Fresno mayor touts independence in bid

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin, who is regarded as the Republican Party's best hope for winning a statewide office in November, introduced herself on Tuesday as an outsider who would bring fiscal independence as California's state controller.

August 26, 2014 | | State


Group files petition to idle PG&E nuke plant

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An environmental group asked federal regulators Tuesday to idle California's last operating nuclear plant to review whether its reactors can withstand strong shaking from nearby earthquake faults.

August 26, 2014 | | State


Bright-colored air gun bill passes

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The state Assembly has approved legislation that would require imitation airsoft guns to be sold in transparent or bright colors to avoid deadly mix-ups with police officers.

August 26, 2014 | | State


Court: California wait period doesn’t apply to gun owners

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A federal judge has overturned part of a California law requiring a 10-day waiting period for gun buyers, ruling that it does not apply to those who already own firearms.

August 25, 2014 | | State


Assembly rejects statewide plastic bag ban proposal

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Assembly on Monday rejected legislation that would make California the first state to impose a ban on single-use plastic bags, but the bill could be heard again later this week.

August 25, 2014 | | State


Hearings planned after call to close Diablo Canyons

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A senior federal nuclear expert is urging regulators to shut down California's last operating nuclear plant until they can determine whether the facility's twin reactors can withstand powerful shaking from any one of several nearby earthquake faults.

August 25, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

MAN GUILTY IN RUSSIAN ROULETTE KILLING: FRESNO (AP) - A Central California man has been convicted of killing his friend playing a version of Russian roulette.

August 25, 2014 | | State


Napa quake damage: $1 billion

NAPA (AP) - The earthquake that jarred California's wine capital caused $1 billion in damage, Napa County officials estimated Monday as business owners mopped up high-end vintages that spilled from barrels and bottles and swept away broken glass in the rush to get the tourist hotspot back in shape for the summer's final holiday weekend.

August 25, 2014 | | State


Rare rains, mud close Burning Man temporarily

BLACK ROCK DESERT, Nev. (AP) - Thousands of Burning Man enthusiasts were on the outside looking in Monday after a rare batch of heavy rain forced organizers to temporarily close entry to the counterculture event in the desert 90 miles north of Reno.

August 25, 2014 | | State


Calls for early-warning system

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - In the coming years, Californians could have valuable seconds of warning before earthquakes such as this week's wine country temblor strike, allowing trains to slow down or stop, power plants and factories to shut off valves, and schoolchildren to dive under desks to avoid falling objects.

August 25, 2014 | | State


Wildfire burns near Weaverville

WEAVERVILLE (AP) - Crews working in steep terrain were building containment lines around a wildfire that chased people from about 200 homes near the California Gold Rush-era boomtown of Weaverville.

August 25, 2014 | | State


Californians tearing out lawns

LONG BEACH (AP) - Rick Blankenship was tired of an insatiable lawn he couldn't keep green, no matter how he watered it, so he decided to tear it out.

August 24, 2014 | | State


Push to avert higher gas prices stalls

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Lawmakers from both parties are pushing to halt an increase in the price of gasoline and other fuels expected to hit consumers in January, but their efforts appear to be dead with just a week to go in the legislative session.

August 24, 2014 | | State


Woman attacked by bear may face feeding charges

KINGS BEACH (AP) - A Lake Tahoe woman who was attacked by a black bear in her backyard could become the first person in the area charged with illegally feeding the wild animals.

August 24, 2014 | | State


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Mudslide death toll hits 20; search for victims continues

MONTECITO . (AP) - Parishioners prayed Sunday for those killed and for families still searching for missing relatives in a Southern California community ravaged by mudslides, and ...

January 14, 2018 | | State


State burn areas brace for rain, possible mudslides

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Forecasters say a storm expected to bring heavy rain to California could drop several inches in recent burn areas, raising the risk ...

January 07, 2018 | | State


Judge aims to referee fight over Manson’s remains

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The fight over the body and possessions of apocalyptic cult leader Charles Manson has fragmented into at least three camps competing over ...

January 07, 2018 | | State


Pot industry frets, then shrugs off Sessions’ policy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - This week's announcement that the U.S. Justice Department was ditching its hands-off approach to states that have legalized marijuana initially ...

January 07, 2018 | | State


High or dry? State legal pot to test supply pipeline

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Most Californians with an urge to smoke a joint will enter the state's legal marijuana marketplace through a single doorway - at ...

January 07, 2018 | | State


Packed ERs, deaths as flu hits state hard

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The flu has hit California so hard this season, pharmacies have run out of medicine to treat it, emergency rooms are packed ...

January 07, 2018 | | State


Memorial held for CHP officer killed in DUI crash

STOCKTON (AP) - A California Highway Patrol rookie killed by a drunken driving suspect in the San Francisco Bay Area was remembered Saturday as a loving ...

January 01, 2018 | | State


Legal recreational marijuana: What you need to know

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California on Monday became the nation's largest state to offer legal recreational marijuana sales. Here's a snapshot of how the ...

January 01, 2018 | | State


Retail outlets celebrate legal marijuana sales

OAKLAND (AP) - It wasn't exactly reefer madness Monday as California launched the first legal retail sales of marijuana, but those who could find the ...

January 01, 2018 | | State


Some lawsuits can proceed over cigarettes touted as being natural

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A U.S. judge in New Mexico has dismissed more than two dozen complaints against the maker of American Spirit cigarettes ...

December 29, 2017 | | State


Trump looks at delivering more water to farmers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Trump administration said Friday it will look at revving up water deliveries to farmers from California's Central Valley Project, the ...

December 29, 2017 | | State


2 dead, 1 hurt in shooting at SoCal law firm

LONG BEACH (AP) - A man walked into the Southern California law firm where he worked and shot two men Friday before turning the gun on ...

December 29, 2017 | | State


DMV cracks down on improper use of car placards

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California officials plan to crack down on thousands of "dead" drivers.

December 29, 2017 | | State


Medley of agencies enforcing pot laws

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Licensed businesses around California can begin legally growing and selling marijuana for recreational use Monday, and a hodgepodge of enforcement agencies will ...

December 29, 2017 | | State


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