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HITCHHIKING ROBOT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - With its thumb raised skyward and a grin on its digital face, the robotic creation of two researchers in Canada embarked on a hitchhiking journey across the U.S. on Friday.

July 17, 2015 | | State


Final beach fouled by oil spill reopened

SANTA BARBARA (AP) - The last of several Southern California beaches soiled by last spring's massive oil spill reopened Friday to enthusiastic crowds that quickly jammed its campgrounds to capacity.

July 17, 2015 | | State


Bus-safety mandates introduced after deadly California crash

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A California state lawmaker proposed sweeping bus-safety reforms Friday that were recommended by federal officials who investigated a fiery bus crash that killed five high school students on a tour last year.

July 17, 2015 | | State


Oakland may drop plan to sell land for at-market high-rise housing

OAKLAND (AP) - Oakland has paused a plan to sell land for a luxury high-rise in the sparkling Lake Merritt district, possibly killing the idea after months of protests by housing advocates, a councilmember said Friday.

July 17, 2015 | | State


Kidnapping suspect : Victim merits apology

DUBLIN (AP) - The 38-year-old man charged in the kidnapping of a Northern California woman that police initially dismissed as a hoax says his alleged victim deserves an apology.

July 17, 2015 | | State


SF ballot to include freeze on luxury housing

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A proposal to freeze the construction of luxury housing in a San Francisco neighborhood has qualified for the Nov. 3 ballot.

July 17, 2015 | | State


DESTROYS 20 VEHICLES

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A fast-moving wildfire swept across a Southern California freeway in a mountain pass, destroying 20 vehicles and sending motorists running to safety before burning at least five homes. Two people suffered minor injuries, authorities said Friday.

July 17, 2015 | | State


California jobless rate drops to 6.3%

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - California's jobless rate dropped back to 6.3 percent in June after seeing a slight increase in May, the state Employment Development Department reported Friday.

July 17, 2015 | | State


NAACP calls paper’s drawings of Sacramento mayor racist

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A weekly newspaper has been criticized for its illustrations of Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson that civil rights leaders and prominent members of the black community have deemed racist and stereotypical.

July 17, 2015 | | State


Long Beach opens shelter due to outage

LONG BEACH (AP) - City officials were providing shelter and handing out food, flashlights, ice and water Friday as thousands of Long Beach residents endured a third day without electricity after fires in three electrical vaults short-circuited a power grid.

July 17, 2015 | | State


Most new California licenses go to drivers in US illegally

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - After a new law went into effect in January, more than half of all new driver's licenses issued in California this year have gone to people who are in the country illegally, the state said Friday.

July 17, 2015 | | State


Survivors of fatal crash involving pizza oven sue

PETALUMA (AP) - Survivors of a crash that left one man dead after a nearly two-ton mobile pizza oven slammed into their vehicle are suing for damages.

July 17, 2015 | | State


House passes bill to stem California drought

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House on Thursday passed GOP-led legislation designed to bring more water to California's farm belt amid a severe and lengthy drought.

July 16, 2015 | | State


Lawsuit :Schools breaking law in teacher evaluations

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The same organization that backed a landmark case on California's teacher tenure laws is funding a lawsuit filed Thursday that takes aim at districts not enforcing an act that requires student achievement data to be used on teacher evaluations.

July 16, 2015 | | State


Thousands in Long Beach still without power for second day

LONG BEACH (AP) - Thousands of Long Beach residents remained without power Thursday and stoplights around downtown were still dark, more than 24 hours after fires in three electrical vaults knocked out electricity to a section of the beachfront-port city.

July 16, 2015 | | State


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Facebook questioned about pulling data from Android devices

MENLO PARK (AP) - On the same day Facebook bought ads in U.S. and British newspapers to apologize for the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the social ...

March 25, 2018 | | State


California Gov. Brown’s top adviser dies after cancer battle

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Nancy McFadden, chief of staff for California Gov. Jerry Brown and a driving force behind his agenda, died Thursday in her home after ...

March 23, 2018 | | State


FBI seeks motive for fiery van crash at Travis AFB

FAIRFIELD (AP) - Investigators said Friday that they are stumped as to why a man who emigrated 25 years ago from India drove a flaming minivan ...

March 23, 2018 | | State


POWERFUL STORM BRINGS RAIN

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - The storm that drenched California this week brought much-needed rain to the state, which has been slipping back into drought conditions ...

March 23, 2018 | | State


Parents raffle off gun for graduation party fundraiser

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A group of parents raffling off a gun to support a Maine high school graduation celebration is receiving backlash online.

March 22, 2018 | | State


Officers shot 2, believing escaped inmate was in car

DENVER (AP) - Denver police officers who opened fire killing one man and injuring another after a high-speed car chase erroneously believed an escaped inmate was ...

March 22, 2018 | | State


Former Playboy model says Trump tried to pay her after sex

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former Playboy model apologized to first lady Melania Trump for a 10-month affair she claims she had with President Donald Trump ...

March 22, 2018 | | State


PG&E to cut power in areas at grave fire risk

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's Pacific Gas & Electric Co. will start switching off power to minimize sparks in vulnerable areas during times of extreme fire ...

March 22, 2018 | | State


Suspect dies following shootout with SF police

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A 21-year-old suspected gunman died after a shootout with police in a barbershop, San Francisco authorities said Thursday.

March 22, 2018 | | State


Protest over shooting of unarmed black man spills onto nearby freeway

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Protesters decrying this week's fatal shooting of an unarmed black man marched from Sacramento City Hall and onto a nearby freeway Thursday ...

March 22, 2018 | | State


Lawyers for Marine call serviceman’s stabbing an accident

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Defense attorneys for a Marine accused of fatally stabbing a fellow military member on a California Marine Corps base are arguing the ...

March 22, 2018 | | State


California storm forces flood rescues but spares Montecito

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A powerful storm dropped more rain across California on Thursday, swelling rivers, flooding streets and causing some mudslides but so far sparing ...

March 22, 2018 | | State


Students plan abortion protest after debate on shooting walkout

ROCKLIN (AP) - Students at a California high school are organizing an anti-abortion rights protest that was inspired by the recent nationwide student walkout for gun ...

March 22, 2018 | | State


YouTube bans some firearm videos

SAN BRUNO (AP) - YouTube has tightened its restrictions on firearms videos.

March 22, 2018 | | State


Authorities investigate cause of SF building fire

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Several San Francisco residents remained displaced Sunday as fire authorities continued investigating the cause of a massive building blaze that broke out ...

March 18, 2018 | | State


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