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Lawsuit says California could have stopped slaying

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A federal lawsuit claims California officials could have stopped what it says was the "assassination" of a notorious California inmate who was stabbed 19 times just days after he was released into the general prison population last year.

October 06, 2016 | | State


BACKPAGE OFFICES RAIDED

DALLAS (AP) - State agents raided the Dallas headquarters of adult classified ad portal Backpage and arrested Chief Executive Officer Carl Ferrer on Thursday following allegations that adult and child sex-trafficking victims had been forced into prostitution through escort ads posted on the site.

October 06, 2016 | | State


Judge questions Airbnb in fight over SF law

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal judge expressed skepticism Thursday that a San Francisco ordinance setting fines for short-term rental websites that process bookings for unregistered units violates federal law.

October 06, 2016 | | State


Taser death victim went 14 minutes without medical care

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 66-year-old man who died this week after California police stunned him with a Taser during a struggle lay on the ground for 14 minutes without medical assistance because officers were in a standoff with his brother, who was threatening them with a gun, authorities said Thursday.

October 06, 2016 | | State


Sheriff: LA County sergeant was shot execution-style

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles County sheriff's sergeant was the victim of "a calculated execution" by a parolee with a long history of arrests who pumped bullets into his body as he lay wounded, Sheriff Jim McDonnell said Thursday.

October 06, 2016 | | State


State tightens rule on popular agricultrure pesticide, citing health

FRESNO (AP) - California will tighten rules on how much farmers can use a common pesticide listed by the nation's most productive agricultural state as a chemical known to cause cancer, regulators said Thursday.

October 06, 2016 | | State


Person in clown suit tried to kidnap baby girl

CONCORD (AP) - Concord police say a person dressed in a clown suit tried to abduct an infant.

October 06, 2016 | | State


Teen shot by LA officer was suicidal

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 16-year-old boy shot dead last weekend as he pointed a fake gun at police wanted to kill himself, Police Chief Charlie Beck said Thursday.

October 06, 2016 | | State


ONCE CALLED A HOAX

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A disbarred Harvard University-trained attorney is trying to avoid a life prison sentence with a plea bargain in a kidnapping so elaborate and bizarre that police in California initially dismissed it as a hoax.

September 29, 2016 | | State


$389M spent so far on measures

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Supporters and opponents of California's 17 November ballot measures have raised nearly $390 million six weeks before the election, putting the state as close as $50 million shy of record initiative fundraising with some of the heaviest spending yet to come.

September 29, 2016 | | State


Brown approves gender-neutral status for single occupant restrooms

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown waded further into the national debate over transgender rights Thursday as he signed a bill requiring that all single-stall toilets in California be designated as gender neutral.

September 29, 2016 | | State


Parks close Halloween ride amid charges of stereotyping

SANTA CLARA (AP) - More than 3,000 people have signed a petition asking Knott's Berry Farm to reopen a Halloween horror attraction that was closed after mental health advocates said it was insensitive to the mentally ill.

September 29, 2016 | | State


Soda-tax battle bubbles up in the SF Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The national fight over sugary soda is bubbling up in the San Francisco Bay Area, where voters in November will consider a tax on the drinks that many health experts say contribute to diabetes, obesity and tooth decay.

September 28, 2016 | | State


El Cajon ifficer guns down refugee in ‘shooting stance’

EL CAJON (AP) - The fatal police shooting of a Ugandan refugee who drew something from his pocket and extended his hands in a "shooting stance" happened about a minute after officers in a San Diego suburb arrived where a distraught man was reportedly walking in traffic, a police spokesman said Wednesday.

September 28, 2016 | | State


Gun owners expect to fail in blocking new California laws

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The leader of a gun owners' group said Wednesday that he expects to fall short of forcing a statewide vote to overturn recent California laws that will require people to turn in high-capacity magazines and mandate background checks for ammunition sales.

September 28, 2016 | | State


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Leaning San Francisco tower seen sinking from space

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Engineers in San Francisco have tunneled underground to try and understand the sinking of the 58-story Millennium Tower. Now comes an analysis ...

November 28, 2016 | | State


Details scarce in case of California woman who went missing

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A Northern California woman who disappeared while jogging three weeks ago turned up on the side of a California interstate before dawn ...

November 28, 2016 | | State


3 California mosques receive letters threatening Muslims

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A civil rights group has called for more police protection of mosques after several in California received letters that praised President-elect Donald ...

November 28, 2016 | | State


California county annuls Saturday wedding ceremonies

VENTURA (AP) - A Southern California county will soon be saying "I don't" to couples looking for thrifty weddings on Saturdays.

November 28, 2016 | | State


Shark attack survivor fights to protect them

SANTA ANA (AP) - A Southern California woman who survived a near-deadly shark attack is now fighting to save the storied, yet often dangerous fish.

November 28, 2016 | | State


Reward offered after California prisoners escape

SAN JOSE (AP) - The Latest on the search for two prisoners who escaped from a California jail on Thanksgiving Eve (all times local):

November 25, 2016 | | State


California officer critically injured in skateboard attack

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A suspect fleeing a police officer in the city of South San Francisco turned and cracked him in the head with ...

November 25, 2016 | | State


Wrong-way car hits Greyhound bus, killing driver, hurting 13

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) - A Greyhound bus smashed head-on into a car going the wrong way on a suburban Phoenix highway early Friday, killing the car ...

November 25, 2016 | | State


Sister ecstatic over return of missing California woman

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The older sister of a Northern California mother who was missing for three weeks said Friday the return of her sibling made ...

November 25, 2016 | | State


Program trains young garbage collectors amid US shortage

OAKLAND (AP) - Like most little boys, Corey Lever liked trucks and his favorite was always the garbage truck.

November 25, 2016 | | State


They want to secede from union

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A group calling for California to secede from the United States submitted a proposed petition Monday seeking a ballot measure that would strip ...

November 22, 2016 | | State


Father suspected of drowning daughter inside Catholic church

HEALDSBURG (AP) - A Northern California man was arrested on suspicion of drowning his 4-year-old daughter in a baptismal pool in a church and then carrying ...

November 22, 2016 | | State


Wesson among volunteers helping Fiji residents hear

In the poorest villages on the island of Fiji, where healthcare is not readily available, Doug Wesson – owner and founder of Wesson Hearing Aid Center ...

November 22, 2016 | | State


Rain forces river rescue; mountains set for snow storm

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Firefighters using boats rescued four people trapped on an island of the raging Los Angeles River early Monday after a storm gorged ...

November 22, 2016 | | State


Woman rescued near Sacramento after tumble down slick bluff

ORANGEVALE . (AP) - A woman was rescued from a slippery spot on a steep bluff along the American River in suburban Sacramento after tumbling about 70 ...

November 22, 2016 | | State


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