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HIKERS LOST OVERNIGHT IN SOCAL. CANYON: RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA (AP) - Two people lost in the Cleveland National Forest contacted Orange County sheriff's officials by cell phone and said they went hiking in Holy Jim Canyon but were unable to find their way back.

April 01, 2013 | | State


San Onofre submits draft for restart bid

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The operator of the shuttered San Onfore nuclear power plant submitted a draft plan to federal regulators Monday that could help pave the way to restart one of the twin reactors by summer.

April 01, 2013 | | State


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April 01, 2013 | | State


Arts officials didn't report alleged abuse

WALNUT CREEK (AP) - Four employees of this Northern California city are facing possible charges after a law enforcement investigation concluded they failed to report suspected child abuse by another city employee.

April 01, 2013 | | State


Gang threatens retaliation after police shooting

FRESNO (AP) - Police in Fresno have called in SWAT teams and additional resources after learning of threats to an officer by gang members angered by the shooting of a suspect in a killing, the police chief said.

April 01, 2013 | | State


Guilty plea for man who ran illegal pot shops

SANTA ANA . (AP) - A man who made millions from a string of illegal marijuana dispensaries pleaded guilty Monday to federal drug trafficking and tax offenses.

April 01, 2013 | | State


Sacramento high-rise death linked to graffiti

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A man who was found dead hanging by a rope off an 18-story Sacramento high-rise appears to have been a graffiti tagger, Sacramento police said Monday.

April 01, 2013 | | State


Culver City launches Smart911 system

CULVER CITY (AP) - The city's new 911 system allows residents to set up profiles that provide specific information about medical conditions, location of bedrooms, language preferences and pets.

April 01, 2013 | | State


Symphony strike sounds as if it may end

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The sound of silence from the San Francisco Symphony appeared to be coming to an end as a tentative agreement was reached Sunday to end a 2½-week strike.

April 01, 2013 | | State


Bill seeks changes to prison realignment law regarding drug pushers’ release

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A Democratic state lawmaker on Monday said he wants to alter part of Gov. Jerry Brown's prison realignment law so serious drug pushers are sent to state prisons instead of county jails.

April 01, 2013 | | State


State’s historic artifacts to get new home

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's past is getting a new, safer home in a building built to survive a nuclear blast.

April 01, 2013 | | State


Bay Area briefs

POLICE SUSPECT DRUG USE IN SAN JOSE WALMART CRASH: SAN JOSE. (AP) - Police said Monday they suspect a man was on drugs when he rammed his car through the front of a California Walmart store and began assaulting customers, injuring four people.

April 01, 2013 | | State


209 News

PASTOR TACKLES BURGLAR AT CHURCH: STOCKTON - A pastor in his 60s tackled a burglar to the ground as he allegedly tried to break in to the church.

April 01, 2013 | | State


3 of 4 reptiles stolen from museum found

FRESNO (AP) - A Central California science museum has recovered three of four reptiles stolen in a burglary caught on surveillance video, and arrested a suspect in the heist.

March 29, 2013 | | State


Dozens of detectives investigate LA girl abduction from bedroom

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Nearly 50 detectives hunted Friday for clues to kidnappers who snatched a 10-year-old girl from her bedroom and dumped her, scratched and barefoot, miles from her home.

March 29, 2013 | | State


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Apple loses bid to block sales of 9 Samsung phones

SAN JOSE . (AP) - A federal judge has rejected Apple's attempt to block the sale of several older Samsung smartphones that copied features in the iPhone.

August 27, 2014 | | State


Court rules against FedEx in labor case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal court has ruled that FedEx Corp. improperly classified about 2,300 drivers in California as independent contractors instead of employees.

August 27, 2014 | | State


Free yourself from cycle of emotional investing

If you've been investing for a while, you know the financial markets go through "up" and "down" cycles. And you may respond to these normal market cycles by going through emotional cycles. But this can lead to problems.

August 27, 2014 | | State


Boy hurt in quake: ‘I should be dead’

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Thirteen-year-old Nicholas Dillon's screams could be heard throughout his pitch black house when the earth shook and the falling bricks hit him. His mother, who later called it the worst night of her life, couldn't get to him.

August 26, 2014 | | State


Quake major test for hard-luck Vallejo

VALLEJO (AP) - The historic blue-collar town of Vallejo is a short distance but a far cry from the touristy Napa Valley vineyards and quaint towns. So when Sunday's earthquake struck, the damage to the wine industry took center stage and the rubble in Vallejo got scant attention.

August 26, 2014 | | State


Mexican president praises California policies

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto praised Gov. Jerry Brown and state lawmakers Tuesday for approving a series of immigrant-friendly laws, saying California is taking a lead role in the absence of national immigration reform.

August 26, 2014 | | State


US eager to cater to Chinese

COSTA MESA (AP) - On a hot summer day, nearly two dozen Chinese tourists descended from a white shuttle bus for an afternoon of shopping at one of Southern California's signature upscale malls.

August 26, 2014 | | State


UC Berkeley cuts off waterfall access

GEORGETOWN (AP) - The University of California, Berkeley has shut down public access to four waterfalls east of Sacramento, saying people were leaving trash and not following rules about alcohol, dogs and firearms.

August 26, 2014 | | State


Burning Man crews stuck at Wal-Mart

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Ah, Burning Man, the annual weeklong rave that draws thousands of free-thinkers to a remote spot in the Nevada desert. It's a festival so remote and bizarre that the only limit to free expression is imagination ... and that dust that always gets into the electronics.

August 26, 2014 | | State


Fresno mayor touts independence in bid

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin, who is regarded as the Republican Party's best hope for winning a statewide office in November, introduced herself on Tuesday as an outsider who would bring fiscal independence as California's state controller.

August 26, 2014 | | State


Group files petition to idle PG&E nuke plant

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An environmental group asked federal regulators Tuesday to idle California's last operating nuclear plant to review whether its reactors can withstand strong shaking from nearby earthquake faults.

August 26, 2014 | | State


Bright-colored air gun bill passes

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The state Assembly has approved legislation that would require imitation airsoft guns to be sold in transparent or bright colors to avoid deadly mix-ups with police officers.

August 26, 2014 | | State


Court: California wait period doesn’t apply to gun owners

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A federal judge has overturned part of a California law requiring a 10-day waiting period for gun buyers, ruling that it does not apply to those who already own firearms.

August 25, 2014 | | State


Assembly rejects statewide plastic bag ban proposal

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Assembly on Monday rejected legislation that would make California the first state to impose a ban on single-use plastic bags, but the bill could be heard again later this week.

August 25, 2014 | | State


Hearings planned after call to close Diablo Canyons

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A senior federal nuclear expert is urging regulators to shut down California's last operating nuclear plant until they can determine whether the facility's twin reactors can withstand powerful shaking from any one of several nearby earthquake faults.

August 25, 2014 | | State


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