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West Coast ports backing up

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The nation's top labor official flew Monday to California in an attempt to resolve a damaging contract dispute between West Coast dockworkers and their employers.

February 16, 2015 | | State


17-year-old boy dies playing Russian roulette

CARSON (AP) - A 17-year-old boy shot and killed himself early Monday during what authorities are describing as a game of Russian roulette in his apartment with other teens.

February 16, 2015 | | State


Security guard killed chasing cigar thieves

SAN JOSE (AP) - Authorities say a security guard was shot and killed trying to stop a pair of men stealing cigars from a Northern California liquor store.

February 16, 2015 | | State


Medi-Cal rolls swell to 12 million

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Since California embraced the federal health care overhaul, the state's Medicaid program for the poor has added more than 2.7 million people, a surprisingly high number that has left the state to grapple with making sure there are enough doctors to care for all of them.

February 15, 2015 | | State


Citrus exports hurt by labor dispute

FRESNO (AP) - California's citrus growers already grappling with a fourth year of drought say their exports are taking a hit from a labor dispute at West Coast seaports, costing farmers millions of dollars a week.

February 15, 2015 | | State


Redding police chief says city attracts homeless with free services

REDDING (AP) - A police chief in Northern California has drawn criticism from homeless advocates for saying charities are to blame for attracting more transients to town by offering them services, a newspaper reports.

February 15, 2015 | | State


USC adds humanist chaplains for nonbelievers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - When Bart Campolo broke with the church almost five years ago, he immediately began to feel something missing.

February 15, 2015 | | State


Carjacker thwarted by confusion over using stick shift

CONCORD (AP) - Police in Northern California say a man attempting an armed carjacking bailed when he couldn't drive a stick shift.

February 15, 2015 | | State


Pot legalization backers eye 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Marijuana legalization proponents are gathering in San Francisco this weekend to hear about efforts to add the nation's most populous - and arguably most pot-infused - state to the four others where it is now legal for adults to buy and use the drug recreationally.

February 13, 2015 | | State


Obama: Cyberspace is new ‘Wild West’

PALO ALTO (AP) - Cyberspace is the new "Wild West," President Barack Obama said Friday, with everyone looking to the government to be the sheriff. But he told the private sector it must do more to stop cyber attacks aimed at the U.S. every day.

February 13, 2015 | | State


West Coast seaports reopen for day

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Seaports from Southern California to Seattle reopened - for a day - as negotiators labored to resolve a crippling contract dispute and resume the free flow of international trade across the West Coast waterfront.

February 13, 2015 | | State


BLEAK WINTER FOR SKIING

TRUCKEE - With California entering its fourth drought year, even some big resorts with millions of dollars in modern snow-making equipment don't have all their lifts running.

February 13, 2015 | By SCOTT SMITH The Associated Press | State


Even bigger longer droughts for West?

SAN JOSE (AP) - As bad as recent droughts in California, the Southwest and the Midwest have been, scientists say far worse "megadroughts" are coming - and they're bound to last for decades.

February 12, 2015 | | State


High-speed falls behind buying land

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's $68 billion high-speed rail project is as much as a year behind schedule in buying the land needed to start construction on the first 29-mile stretch in the Central Valley, rail officials say.

February 12, 2015 | | State


Los Angeles officer who saw replica gun shoots teen in back

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles police officer shot and wounded a 15-year-old boy in the back after spotting him in an alley standing near someone holding what appeared to be a gun, authorities said Thursday.

February 12, 2015 | | State


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Home-threatening Southern California wildfires on wane

LOMPOC (AP) - A trio of wildfires that threatened at least 100 homes on California's Central Coast appeared to be easing Friday night. But some ...

September 29, 2017 | | State


Second video shows man punching officer before shooting

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A new video surfaced Saturday that appears to show a man throwing punches at a California police officer during a scuffle before ...

September 24, 2017 | | State


Lawmakers look to free older, younger inmates

SACRAMENTO (AP) - To ease overcrowding in state prisons, California lawmakers want to release more of the state's older prisoners and more of the inmates ...

September 24, 2017 | | State


Right-wing activist holds short, small Berkeley rally

BERKELEY (AP) - A weeklong conservative free speech showcase at famously liberal University of California, Berkeley was supposed to start Sunday. But it apparently ended the ...

September 24, 2017 | | State


A’s catcher first MLB player to kneel during anthem

OAKLAND (AP) - Bruce Maxwell of the Oakland Athletics became the first major league baseball player to kneel during the national anthem Saturday, pulling the sport ...

September 24, 2017 | | State


On last day of summer, snow falling in Sierra

TRUCKEE (AP) - Snow fell in the Sierra Nevada on the last day of summer, giving the towering mountain range shared by California and Nevada a ...

September 21, 2017 | | State


California hits Gatorade in court for ‘anti -water’ videogame

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gatorade has agreed not to make disparaging comments about water as part of a $300,000 settlement reached Thursday with California over allegations ...

September 21, 2017 | | State


Woman brandishes gun in boutique

WEST HOLLYWOOD (AP) - A woman screaming about Cuba pointed a gun Thursday at employees inside the Kardashian-owned DASH boutique in West Hollywood and returned hours ...

September 21, 2017 | | State


Soroptimist plans ‘meet & greet Saturday for potential members

Soroptimist International of Manteca members are hosting their "Join Us" meet and greet event at Delicato's Tuscan Room on Saturday Sept. 23, from to ...

September 20, 2017 | | State


Twin Tunnels fight continues after big jolt from Westlands

FRESNO (AP) - In California's long-raging water wars, pitting north against south and farmer against city dweller, the one thing everybody agreed on Wednesday was ...

September 20, 2017 | | State


Judge likely to strike down ballot title for gas tax repeal

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - California's attorney general wrote a misleading description of a ballot initiative to repeal the recently approved gas tax increase, a judge concluded ...

September 20, 2017 | | State


Great Valley Academy suspends 5-year-old for ‘terroristic’ threat

MODESTO (AP) - The parents of a 5-year-old boy in central California say their son's school suspended him for a day for allegedly making a ...

September 20, 2017 | | State


Lodi skydiver dies from crash injuries

LODI (AP) - A skydiver who crashed last week in Northern California after a parachute malfunction has died.

September 20, 2017 | | State


Hepatitis A outbreak seen in LA; homeless at great risk

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Public health authorities on Tuesday declared an outbreak of the highly contagious liver disease hepatitis A in Los Angeles County, the third ...

September 19, 2017 | | State


Did CPUC fire whistleblower in PG&E investigation?

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The former chief administrative law judge at California's powerful utility regulator said Tuesday she was fired for cooperating with investigators looking into ...

September 19, 2017 | | State


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