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Obama opposes China Lake expansion

RIDGECREST (AP) - The Obama administration said Tuesday it opposed a House bill that would expand a naval base in the Western Mojave Desert and permanently place the military in charge of managing its nearly 1.1 million acres.

April 29, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• ABDUCTED GIRL, 3, FOUND ALIVE: HURON (AP) - A 3-year-old Central California girl was found alive, alone and apparently unharmed in a field about 12 hours after she was taken from her car seat in what sheriff's officials believe was a stranger abduction.

April 29, 2014 | | State


Google: Driverless cars mastering city streets

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Google says that cars it is programming to drive themselves have started to master the navigation of city streets and the challenges they bring, from jaywalkers to weaving bicyclists - a critical milestone for any commercially available self-driving car technology.

April 28, 2014 | | State


Planes collided while passing over SF Bay

RICHMOND (AP) - A collision between two planes that ended with one crashing into the San Francisco Bay over the weekend happened during a passing maneuver, a National Transportation Safety Board investigator said Monday.

April 28, 2014 | | State


Man will plead guilty to killings at Seal Beach salon

SANTA ANA (AP) - A California man charged with shooting and killing his ex-wife and seven others at a hair salon has agreed to plead guilty, his defense attorney said Monday.

April 28, 2014 | | State


Donnelly pushes for California gun rights

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Republican state Assemblyman Tim Donnelly is continuing his focus on gun rights in his campaign for governor, promoting legislation Monday that would expand the right to carry a concealed weapon despite public opinion polls showing Californians generally favor greater firearm restrictions.

April 28, 2014 | | State


Toyota forsaking California to move United States base to Texas

TORRANCE (AP) - Toyota delivered a surprise pink slip to California on Monday, announcing the company would move its U.S. headquarters and about 3,000 jobs from the Los Angeles suburbs to the outskirts of Dallas.

April 28, 2014 | | State


Romney, Wilson, Issa endorse Neel Kashkari

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Three nationally known Republicans endorsed California gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari on Monday: former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, former California Gov. Pete Wilson and Rep. Darrell Issa.

April 28, 2014 | | State


Politician acquitted as peeping Tom

SANTA ROSA (AP) - A Northern California politician who was accused of being a peeping Tom has been acquitted.

April 28, 2014 | | State


16 prison months for LA man who crushed Chihuahua

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles man who was caught on video running over his estranged wife's Chihuahua has been sentenced to a year and four months in prison.

April 28, 2014 | | State


College trend: Trauma warnings

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - It seemed like a modest proposal, or so thought Bailey Loverin, a literature major at the University of California, Santa Barbara: What if professors were prodded to give students a written or oral heads-up before covering graphic material that could cause flashbacks in those who had been sexually assaulted, survived war or suffered other traumas?

April 27, 2014 | | State


California key to raising high school graduation rate

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The high school graduation rate in the United States will not increase as quickly as experts think it can without more improvement in California, which educates one-fifth of the nation's low-income school children and more Hispanic students than any other state, a report set to be released Monday concludes.

April 27, 2014 | | State


Court clears California man of drug crime after 6 years in prison

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court has overturned the drug conviction of a San Francisco man after he had served out a prison sentence of nearly six years.

April 27, 2014 | | State


SF bicycle couriers making comeback

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Bicycle couriers in San Francisco are making a comeback in the digital age by supplying a culture with a growing hunger for instant gratification.

April 27, 2014 | | State


2 arrested in kidnapping, bank robbery

FRESNO (AP) - Fresno police have arrested two young women on suspicion of kidnapping an elderly woman, stealing her car and taking her on a crime spree.

April 27, 2014 | | State


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Extreme athlete Dean Potter dies during Yosemite BASE jumping

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - Extreme athlete Dean Potter, renowned for his bold and sometimes rogue climbs and BASE jumps, was among two people who were killed while attempting a wingsuit flight in Yosemite National Park, a park spokesman said Sunday.

May 17, 2015 | | State


Audit questions Medicaid billing made by 335 dentists

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A California dentist who treats children under Medicaid billed for more than 1,000 services a day for almost 100 days in 2012. Another provided 33 procedures - including multiple stainless steel crowns and baby root canals - to a 4-year-old during a visit. Another received an extremely high payment per child - $699 compared with a statewide average payment of $166 per child.

May 17, 2015 | | State


Man in jail after bank robbery, hostage-taking

ANTIOCH (AP) - Northern California police say a suspect is in custody after robbing a bank, leading authorities on a high-speed chase and then briefly taking a hostage.

May 17, 2015 | | State


Orange County district moves toward buying desalinated water

FOUNTAIN VALLEY (AP) - Faced with the ongoing drought, Orange County water officials have moved toward buying water from a proposed desalination plant.

May 17, 2015 | | State


It’s ‘Wild West’ for stem cells

BEVERLY HILLS (AP) - More than 170 clinics across the country are selling experimental stem cell procedures for dozens of diseases and conditions - a mushrooming industry that has flourished despite little evidence of its safety or effectiveness.

May 17, 2015 | | State


Congresswoman apologizes for Indian whooping-cry caricature

ANAHEIM (AP) - U.S. Senate candidate Loretta Sanchez apologized Sunday after a videotape surfaced showing her making a whooping cry in reference to Native Americans that brought her a cascade of reprimands from fellow Democrats to posts on Twitter.

May 17, 2015 | | State


Spending tops $7 million in nasty East Bay Senate contest

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A special election Tuesday for state Senate is being pitched as a decision about who represents real Democratic values: the state lawmaker and former teacher endorsed by the California Democratic Party, or the Orinda mayor and longtime adviser to Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown.

May 17, 2015 | | State


Hundreds attend ‘family picnic’ for San Francisco archbishop

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hundreds turned out for a "family support picnic" held for a Northern California religious leader who is the subject of heated debate over policy changes for Catholic high school teachers.

May 17, 2015 | | State


Mothers guilty of chaining, starving girl

SALINAS . (AP) - A Northern California jury on Friday found two women guilty of child abuse and neglect for chaining their daughter to a wall and starving her.

May 17, 2015 | | State


Best hope for drought: El Nino pattern next year

LOS ANGELES (AP) - This week's wet storm isn't expected to provide much, if any, relief from California's historic drought. But there is hope for a serious drenching next year in the form of El Nino, a tropical weather pattern over the Pacific Ocean that typically brings rain to the West Coast. Climatologists say the system forming near the equator looks like a big one that has the potential to provide relief from the yearslong dry spell.

May 15, 2015 | | State


Court sides with fruit farm in fight with workers union

FRESNO (AP) - A California appeals court sided with one of the largest fruit farms in the nation, ruling that a law allowing the state to order unions and farming companies to reach binding contracts was unconstitutional.

May 15, 2015 | | State


Advocates push lawmakers to help social programs in budget

SACRAMENTO (AP) - As California lawmakers begin drilling into Gov. Jerry Brown's $115 billion budget proposal, Democrats and social welfare advocates say they see many areas that need even more funding to make up for deep cuts during the recession.

May 15, 2015 | | State


State tells for-profit ITT colleges to stop enrolling veterans

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A for-profit college company with 15 campuses in California was ordered by the state Friday to stop enrolling new or returning students who plan to fund their educations with GI Bill benefits.

May 15, 2015 | | State


Rare spring storm sweeps across Southern California

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A second round of rain from a rare spring storm swept into drought-stricken Southern California on Friday, along with heavy winds and snow in the mountains before heading inland, where other states were also feeling weird late-season weather.

May 15, 2015 | | State


TAKING IT TO THE STREET

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - The latest version of Google's self-driving car - a pod-like two-seater that needs no gas pedal or steering wheel - will make its debut on public roads this summer, a significant step in the technology giant's mission to have driverless cars available to consumers in the next five years.

May 15, 2015 | | State


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