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More than 380 sickened by cilantro-linked infection

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - More than 380 people in 26 U.S. states have been diagnosed with a stomach illness tied to Mexican cilantro contaminated by human waste, two federal agencies said Tuesday.

August 04, 2015 | | State

Woman can go ahead with suit alleging Facebook defamation

MENLO PARK (AP) - A teacher who said her ex-boyfriend broke into her Facebook account and sent malicious sexual statements can proceed with her lawsuit, a court decided Tuesday as it further defined how long someone can wait to bring computer-related claims.

August 04, 2015 | | State

John Deere recalls 2,070 lawn tractors

NEW YORK (AP) - Deere is recalling more than 2,000 lawn tractors because the brake arm can fail and cause a crash.

August 04, 2015 | | State

Netflix to give workers with babies a year of paid leave

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Netflix is giving new parents on its payroll up to a year of paid leave in a move that could pressure other technology employers to improve their baby benefits as they vie for talent.

August 04, 2015 | | State

Illegals named to city commissions

LOS ANGELES (AP) - When Karina Macias was elected mayor of Huntington Park, a small city in Los Angeles County, she noticed that many of its commissions were no longer active.

August 04, 2015 | | State

Drought could hurt endangered fish caught in water fight

TRACY (AP) - California's historic drought could wipe out a tiny, endangered fish that's played an outsized role in the state's water wars.

August 04, 2015 | | State

Judge rejects challenge to water cuts

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A California judge has rejected a challenge by a farmers' group to agricultural water cuts sought by state regulators during the drought.

August 04, 2015 | | State

Deaths of Yosemite base jumpers remain a mystery

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - World-famous wingsuit flier Dean Potter had strapped his iPhone to the back of his head and hit record before jumping from a cliff in Yosemite National Park in what was to be an exhilarating flight through a V-shaped rocky formation - a route that left little margin for error.

August 04, 2015 | | State

Week-old wildfire wreaks havoc on NorCal vacation spot

MIDDLETOWN (AP) - A predictable but painful summertime ritual played out in half a dozen resort communities near California's largest freshwater lake on Tuesday as an erratic, week-old wildfire that has wiped out dozens of buildings continued to threaten nearly 7,000 more.

August 04, 2015 | | State

Thousands of California convicts to regain voting rights under deal

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California restored voting rights Tuesday to tens of thousands of criminals serving sentences under community supervision, reversing a decision by a state official that they could not participate in elections.

August 04, 2015 | | State

Adoption fees waived for pet adoption

STOCKTON - Stockton Animal Shelter is staging a three-day "Empty the Shelter" adopt-a-thon.

August 03, 2015 | | State

Telescope Night Thursday

MODESTO – The Modesto Junior College Astronomy Club's next Telescope Night is Thursday, Aug. 6, from 9 to 11 p.m. on the fourth floor rooftop of the Science Community Center on West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Avenue.

August 03, 2015 | | State

Drug deaths put focus on youth music events

POMONA (AP) - Two women died from suspected drug overdoses at a popular weekend music festival at the Los Angeles County fairgrounds, prompting calls for an investigation and concern over the use of drugs at youth-oriented events.

August 03, 2015 | | State

Minimum wage initiative cleared for signatures

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A union-backed effort to raise California's minimum wage has been approved to start collecting signatures for a statewide ballot initiative.

August 03, 2015 | | State

Authorities search rugged area in ongoing manhunt

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities on Monday searched a rugged, five-square-mile area east of Bakersfield, California, as part of a six-day manhunt involving a killing, kidnapping and the wounding of two deputies.

August 03, 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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