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State mandates low-water lawns on renovated, new homes & buildings

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Driven by a historic drought, California regulators on Friday mandated that lawns and other landscaping on new and renovated homes and buildings across the parched state guzzle less water.

May 29, 2015 | | State


Federal agencies defend response to SoCal oil spill

LOS ANGELES (AP) - On the afternoon of the largest coastal oil spill in California in 25 years, graduate student Natalie Phares quickly organized a volunteer bucket brigade to clean a beach north of Santa Barbara.

May 29, 2015 | | State


State Senate offers 24-hour rides for drunken members

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California senators too drunk to drive can turn to a 24-hour ride service funded by taxpayers, a local newspaper reports.

May 29, 2015 | | State


Battle over ownership of giant emerald may be over

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The legal battle over ownership of a 752-pound emerald may have been settled after six years and millions of dollars in legal and other costs.

May 29, 2015 | | State


Competency trial for 2012 mass shooting

OAKLAND (AP) - A judge has ruled that an Alameda County jury will have the final say on whether a mentally ill man is competent enough to stand trial for a 2012 massacre at a small nursing college.

May 29, 2015 | Vince Rembulat | State


Arrest in Ripon attempted murder

A Ripon man has been arrested on charges he stabbed a relative,

May 29, 2015 | | State


Cemetery annual meeting Wednesday

The East Union Memorial Cemetery will have its annual meeting on Wednesday, June 3, at 7 p.m. at the Manteca Transit Center on Moffat Boulevard.

May 29, 2015 | | State


State to vote on water limits for new lawns

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California regulators are expected to vote today on water limits for new lawns as the historic drought persists in parched California.

May 29, 2015 | | State


After security scandal, a tech firm says it’s changing focus

PALO ALTO (AP) - A Silicon Valley startup says it's shutting down operations and shifting to a new business model after it was blamed earlier this year for turning unwitting computer users into targets for annoying web ads - and hackers.

May 28, 2015 | | State


Rebates drive grass removal frenzy

LOS ANGELES (AP) - There's a torrent of Californians taking advantage of rebates for ripping out water-guzzling lawns during the drought, and that's providing a big boost to landscapers.

May 28, 2015 | | State


Cupertino cancels fireworks

CUPERTINO. (AP) - The Cupertino sky will be free of July 4 fireworks this year.

May 28, 2015 | | State


New tech is changing restaurant reservations

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - At noon on a recent Wednesday in May, San Francisco's Lazy Bear restaurant began taking reservations for June. Just 45 minutes later, nearly every seat for the entire month was sold out.

May 28, 2015 | | State


Bills reinstating penalties for some crimes shelved

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A key legislative panel on Thursday shelved several attempts to scale back a ballot measure that California voters approved to reduce penalties for some crimes, including stalling a bill that would have made stealing firearms a felony once again.

May 28, 2015 | | State


Steel rod fails test on Bay Bridge

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A second steel rod anchoring a tower along the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge failed a critical strength test, marking the latest problem for the replacement structure, a newspaper reported Thursday.

May 28, 2015 | | State


Training turns into real deal

SANTA BARBARA (AP) - Firefighters, emergency workers and officials from Plains All American Pipeline had gathered last week at a fire station preparing to train for the worst - an oil spill - when a 911 call came in reporting a noxious smell in the air at a nearby beach.

May 28, 2015 | | State


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Authorities take custody of baby born to mom lost in forest

PARADISE . (AP) - A woman who became stranded and gave birth in a Northern California national forest says she took methamphetamine to get an energy boost ...

July 25, 2015 | | State


PLANNED PARENTHOOD VIDEOS

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California Attorney General Kamala Harris said Friday that she plans to review two undercover videos released by anti-abortion activists aimed at discrediting Planned ...

July 24, 2015 | | State


Schools chief presents blueprint for cradle to career education

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California should provide a cradle-to-career education system in which children are provided learning opportunities from a young age and given support and ...

July 24, 2015 | | State


Man pleads in murders of 5

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles man has unexpectedly pleaded guilty in the samurai sword stabbing and bludgeoning deaths of a woman, her two children ...

July 24, 2015 | | State


State senators heading to Mexico

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Democratic members of the California state Senate are heading to Mexico for a four-day trip to improve government relations.

July 24, 2015 | | State


PRIMARY CARE

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Mary Venturacci is 98 years old and lives by herself in her northeast Salem home.

July 24, 2015 | | State


Future of children’s program up in air

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Children's health advocates are wary of the state's plans to redesign the California Children's Services program with a managed care ...

July 24, 2015 | | State


ROGUE DAIRY QUEEN

MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) - The Dairy Queen in downtown Moorhead has been thumbing its nose at corporate HQ pretty much since it opened in 1949, despite ...

July 23, 2015 | | State


Cracking down on ‘sanctuary cities’

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House passed legislation Thursday cracking down on "sanctuary cities" that shield residents from federal immigration authorities. Angry Democrats accused Republicans of aligning ...

July 23, 2015 | | State


University of California OKs top execs pay raises

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Fifteen of the University of California's highest-paid executives are getting a 3 percent raise to keep pace with the cost of ...

July 23, 2015 | | State


Environmentalists decry latest tunnel plan as ‘water grab’

SACRAMENTO - Conservation groups in California warned regulators Wednesday that their rush to approve construction of massive water-diversion tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta violates state ...

July 22, 2015 | | State


Special Olympics athletes sleep on gym floor

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Special Olympics competitors arriving in Southern California were greeted by a logistics mess that forced many to sleep on a gymnasium floor ...

July 22, 2015 | | State


Crews work to reopen I-10 in desert by Friday

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Construction crews worked Wednesday in the Southern California desert to fortify a bridge that a surge of floodwater damaged, their goal to ...

July 22, 2015 | | State


Woman rescued after being held captive in closet

RICHMOND (AP) - Authorities said Wednesday they rescued a human trafficking victim who told police she was kept in a closet and sexually and physically abused ...

July 22, 2015 | | State


Water theft case aided by detailed records

MOUNTAIN HOUSE (AP) - California's vast network of reservoirs, canals and rivers is among the world's most engineered water systems, but it is tough ...

July 22, 2015 | | State


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