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Google self-driving car strikes bus

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - A self-driving car being tested by Google struck a public bus on a Silicon Valley street, a fender-bender that appears to be the first time one of the tech company's vehicles caused a crash during testing.

February 29, 2016 | | State


KKK leader: Request for police security denied before rally attack

ANAHEIM (AP) - A Ku Klux Klan leader who was injured when his small group of demonstrators brawled with counter-protesters in a Southern California park this weekend said Monday that he called police beforehand asking for security and was told, "We don't do that."

February 29, 2016 | | State


Lawmakers OK revamped health insurance tax

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers approved a tax package Monday that preserves $1.1 billion in federal funding for the state's health care program for the poor and sends about $300 million in funding to provide services for the developmentally disabled.

February 29, 2016 | | State


SoCal school lets students to display anti-gay stickers

INDIO (AP) - Students who placed anti-gay stickers on their identification badges at a Southern California high school have the right to wear the symbols, just as others can sport insignia supporting gay rights, administrators said.

February 29, 2016 | | State


Arraignment postponed in SF corruption case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The arraignment of a former San Francisco city commissioner and two other people on bribery charges was postponed Monday, as prosecutors and defense attorneys argued over disclosing evidence.

February 29, 2016 | | State


Ruins emerge from sand on SF beach

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Ruins have begun to emerge from the sand in San Francisco, puzzling beachgoers.

February 29, 2016 | | State


Yosemite Park attractions scheduled for name changes

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - Authorities are scheduled to formally change the names of some of Yosemite National Park's most iconic attractions unless an 11th hour settlement to a bitter legal dispute is reached by midnight Monday.

February 29, 2016 | | State


Stolen taco truck fleeing police hits school bus

SAN BERNARDINO . (AP) - Authorities in Southern California say two men fleeing from police in a stolen taco truck sideswiped a school bus full of children, took down the lights at an intersection and smashed into a propane truck.

February 29, 2016 | | State


Spate of freeway shootings kills two in Bay Area

RICHMOND (AP) - A driver was fatally shot over the weekend in the seventh shooting on a Northern California freeway in recent months, authorities said Monday.

February 29, 2016 | | State


Anaheim has history intertwined with KKK

ANAHEIM (AP) - The home of Disneyland, the self-proclaimed Happiest Place on Earth, is also the town where the Ku Klux Klan once ran the City Council, burned crosses and rallied 10,000 people in a city park.

February 28, 2016 | | State


Lake Tahoe rises but mild stretch puts brakes on snow

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE (AP) - The water level at Lake Tahoe continues to rise, but a dry February is putting the brakes on the heavy snowpack that was fueling relief earlier this winter from four years of drought on both sides of the Sierra.

February 28, 2016 | | State


Bill sets discipline for California students who engage in sexting

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A state lawmaker is carrying a bill that would let schools suspend or expel kids for sexting - sharing sexually explicit material via text message.

February 28, 2016 | | State


Deadline expires for homeless tent city

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A city deadline for homeless people to vacate a San Francisco tent city came and went Friday evening with no action.

February 26, 2016 | | State


California high court allows governor’s prison initiative

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's Supreme Court on Friday allowed Gov. Jerry Brown's bid to put his plan to reduce the state's prison population before voters in November.

February 26, 2016 | | State


Officials scrap proposal for San Francisco bonfire permits

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Officials with the Golden Gate National Recreation Area have abandoned a proposal that would have required people to acquire permits before making bonfires at Ocean Beach, a San Francisco tradition.

February 26, 2016 | | State


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Weston Ranch High staging ‘Cinderella the Musical’ play

The Weston Ranch High Drama Club is gearing up for the spring production of "Cinderella, the Musical."

April 17, 2016 | | State


Hosting Clinton fundraisers, Clooney decries political cash

WASHINGTON (AP) - Actor George Clooney would like to get big money out of politics - so he doesn't have to raise it.

April 17, 2016 | | State


Woman dies after she’s run over by mom

SANTA MARIA (AP) - A California woman died after a car driven by her mother ran over her while they were fighting, police said Saturday.

April 17, 2016 | | State


Thousands of voters register to wrong party

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A survey has found that tens of thousands of voters, including Demi Moore and other celebrities, have mistakenly registered as members of ...

April 17, 2016 | | State


Shell shock: $7.6M in nut thefts

FRESNO (AP) - International crime rings targeting California's booming agriculture industry are increasingly stealing truckloads of high-value nuts, prompting authorities and the firms falling victim ...

April 15, 2016 | | State


Court upholds California tenure

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A California appeals court handed teacher unions a big victory Thursday by reversing a trial judge's ruling that found tenure deprived ...

April 15, 2016 | | State


California doles out $70.5M in tax credits

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A California economic development board handed out $70.5 million in tax credits on Thursday for private companies promising to create jobs in ...

April 15, 2016 | | State


Parole OK for Manson family member

CHINO (AP) - A California panel recommended parole Thursday for former Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten more than four decades after she and other cult ...

April 15, 2016 | | State


System reconsiders tobacco divestment

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Anti-smoking groups on Thursday stepped up pressure on the nation's largest public pension system to drop plans to consider re-investing in tobacco ...

April 15, 2016 | | State


RAIN WATER + WARMER DAYS = MOSQUITOES

San Joaquin County Mosquito and Vector Control District (District) urges mosquito prevention now to reduce the spread of mosquito-borne disease later.

April 15, 2016 | | State


SJ County is among agencies suing Metro Water District

STOCKTON - The Planning and Conservation League and Food and Water Watch, as well as three Delta local agencies, Central Delta Water Agency, Contra Costa County ...

April 15, 2016 | | State


La Nina: Dry winter in 2016-17?

LOS ANGELES (AP) - In the midst of an epic El Nino, federal meteorologists say its flip side, La Nina, is around the corner.

April 15, 2016 | | State


Challenge to Obama water deal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California Democrats in Congress launched challenges Thursday to a proposed Obama administration settlement with a powerful California water district, including announcing their ...

April 15, 2016 | | State


EPA fails to protect drinking water

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is failing in its mandate to protect underground drinking water reserves from oilfield contamination, according to ...

April 13, 2016 | | State


Trump to speak at GOP convention ahead of primary

BURLINGAME (AP) - Donald Trump, who has been sharply criticizing the Republican Party's system for selecting delegates in the presidential contest, will speak at a ...

April 13, 2016 | | State


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