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Sheriff disputes utility account of what caused gas explosion

FRESNO (AP) - A California sheriff on Monday disputed an account by the state's largest utility that suggests a county worker using heavy equipment ruptured a gas pipeline and triggered an explosion last week that injured 11 people.

April 21, 2015 | | State


Court shoots down tiered water pricing

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An Orange County appeals court ruled Monday that San Juan Capistrano's tiered water rates are unconstitutional, potentially dealing a blow to agencies statewide that have used the pricing structure to encourage people to save water.

April 20, 2015 | | State


Boy, 8, found asleep in car that was stolen

FAIRFIELD (AP) - An 8-year-old boy snoozing in the backseat of his family's running car slept through his brief kidnapping Monday after the vehicle was stolen in front of his California home, his parents said.

April 20, 2015 | | State


Sheriff’s domestic violence-related conviction erased

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi no longer has a criminal record.

April 20, 2015 | | State


SF Bay Area researchers fear ‘super storm’ flood

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Even as California struggles to cope with a long-running drought, scientists are worried that the San Francisco Bay Area is unprepared for an inevitable super storm that could drop 12 inches of rain in a week.

April 20, 2015 | | State


High-speed rail approves 5 bidders for more construction

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's High-Speed Rail Authority says five construction teams have submitted qualifications allowing them to bid on the third segment of the project.

April 20, 2015 | | State


Uber driver accused of running down bicyclist

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An Uber driver is accused of running down and seriously injuring a bicyclist in an apparent road-rage incident.

April 20, 2015 | | State


Quake fault in Ventura poses tsunami risk

VENTURA (AP) - Scientists say the earthquake fault that runs through the coastal city of Ventura can produce strong shaking and dangerous tsunamis, prompting state officials to study whether to revise hazard maps.

April 20, 2015 | | State


PG&E: No leaks found line that exploded

FRESNO (AP) - A gas pipeline that exploded at a sheriff's gun range in Central California, injuring 11 people, had been inspected twice in April for gas leaks, and no leaks were found, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. said Sunday.

April 19, 2015 | | State


Breakfast in class triggers flap

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The number of breakfasts served in the nation's schools has doubled in the last two decades, a surge driven largely by a change in how districts deliver the food.

April 19, 2015 | | State


Delta smelt survey turns up only 1 fish

STOCKTON. (AP) - California's drought appears to be taking a toll on a threatened fish species.

April 19, 2015 | | State


Berkeley law cerates buffer zones around tobacco sales

BERKELEY (AP) - The city of Berkeley is considering what would be among the nation's strictest buffer zones for tobacco products, as it tries to keep them away from schoolchildren.

April 19, 2015 | | State


Police say seal or sea lion pup abducted from Los Angeles beach

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Whoever snatched a seal or sea lion pup from a Los Angeles beach early Sunday should not be fooled by the animal's cuteness - they could suffer a vicious bite, an animal rescue expert said.

April 19, 2015 | | State


Body found 6 days after bridge crash

ANTIOCH (AP) - The body of a motorcyclist who fell off the Antioch Bridge six days ago has been found.

April 19, 2015 | | State


GAS BLAST CLOSES HIGHWAY 99

FRESNO - A large gas pipeline exploded into a tower of fire Friday in Central California, closing both directions of a major highway in the region and injuring at least 11 people, three of them critically, authorities said.

April 17, 2015 | By SCOTT SMITH Associated Press | State


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Big-rig crash scatters McDonald’s fries by freeway

IRVINE (AP) - All that was missing was the ketchup after a crashed big-rig truck scattered thousands of french fries bound for a McDonald's restaurant ...

March 25, 2018 | | State


Grenades found in LA home

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The bomb squad was called out to a Los Angeles neighborhood after people cleaning out the house of a relative who had ...

March 25, 2018 | | State


Sharpton attending funeral of black shot by Sacramento police

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Rev. Al Sharpton says he plans to attend Thursday's funeral for an unarmed black man shot to death by Sacramento police ...

March 25, 2018 | | State


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


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