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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


Cal alerts 80,000 to cyberattack

BERKELEY . (AP) - The University of California, Berkeley says a hacker broke into a computer system holding financial data of 80,000 students, alumni, current and former employees.

February 26, 2016 | | State


CEO Tim Cook defends Apple’s resistance of FBI

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple CEO Tim Cook got a standing ovation Friday at his first stockholder meeting since his company's epic clash with the FBI unfolded. He defended the company's unbending stance by saying: "These are the right things to do."

February 26, 2016 | | State


Apple: FBI seeks ‘dangerous power’

WASHINGTON (AP) - Apple Inc. on Thursday asked a federal magistrate to reverse her order that the company help the FBI hack into a locked iPhone, accusing the federal government of seeking "dangerous power" through the courts and of trampling on its constitutional rights.

February 26, 2016 | | State


California Senate candidates split on iPhone access fight

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Apple Inc.'s fight with the FBI over accessing a locked iPhone used by a gunman in the San Bernardino terror attack created a split Thursday between the leading Democrats in California's U.S. Senate race.

February 26, 2016 | | State


Man killed when wave sweeps four into ocean in south state

REDONDO BEACH (AP) - A large wave swept four people off a Los Angeles County jetty as high surf pounded much of the California coast, leaving one man dead and his three companions seriously injured, authorities said.

February 26, 2016 | | State


California governor appeals prison ballot measure ruling

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday asked California's Supreme Court to stay a judge's ruling that could stall his proposal to reduce the state's prison population for two years.

February 26, 2016 | | State


Retired police officer fatally stabbed in Stockton

STOCKTON (AP) - A retired Stockton police officer has died after being stabbed at a park.

February 24, 2016 | | State


Butte County ends bid to use inmate funds to build jail

OROVILLE (AP) - Butte County is abandoning a plan to use inmate welfare funds to help pay for a new jail.

February 24, 2016 | | State


Ex-firefighter in California gets 5 years for arson

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A former firefighter who pleaded guilty to starting an 80-acre wildfire in California has been sentenced to five years in prison.

February 24, 2016 | | State


Lawmakers slam officials for technology deficiencies

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers at a hearing Wednesday accused officials from the Department of Technology of failing to protect state agencies considered vulnerable to hacking.

February 24, 2016 | | State


SF OKs condoms at middle schools

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Unified School District school board has unanimously approved a controversial decision to distribute condoms to middle school students.

February 24, 2016 | | State


Senate candidate Harris not taking sides in FBI, Apple fight

NORWALK (AP) - U.S. Senate candidate Kamala Harris said Wednesday that she isn't picking sides in Apple Inc.'s fight with the FBI over accessing a locked and encrypted iPhone used by used by a gunman in the San Bernardino shootings that left 14 dead.

February 24, 2016 | | State


Stanford creates world’s biggest scholars program at $700M

PALO ALTO (AP) - Nike co-founder Phil Knight is donating $400 million to Stanford University to help create the largest fully-endowed scholarship in the world with the goal of preparing a new generation of global leaders, university officials said Wednesday.

February 24, 2016 | | State


Judge blocks Brown plans for prison initiative for ballot

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A state judge on Wednesday blocked Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed ballot initiative to reduce California's prison population, siding with district attorneys who argued that it improperly bypassed normal procedures.

February 24, 2016 | | State


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Trump’s rants about rules may backfire

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Donald Trump's relentless assault on the rules that govern how Republicans choose their nominee is coming far too late to ...

April 17, 2016 | | State


Medical pot backers leery of epilepsy drug

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - An experimental epilepsy drug made from cannabis plants grown in England is complicating the medical marijuana debate in hospitals and statehouses.

April 17, 2016 | | State


It’s time to look for a medical cause

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have a problem that is opposite many other peoples'. I lost 10 pounds, going from 130 to 120. I am 5 ...

April 17, 2016 | Keith Roach, M.D. | State


Farm board backs ruling that grower interfered with vote

FRESNO (AP) - The California farm labor board has upheld a court ruling that one of the nation's largest fruit growers interfered as employees were ...

April 17, 2016 | | State


Oil island draws criticism

LOS ANGELES (AP) - One of California's early offshore oil drilling operations is under fire from state regulators to clean up its act after severely ...

April 17, 2016 | | State


Los Angeles body camera program delayed by $57.6M ‘sticker shock’

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A $57.6 million plan to equip nearly every Los Angeles police officer with body cameras by the end of the year ...

April 17, 2016 | | State


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


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