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Protection sought for scenic region

WOODLAND (AP) - A contingent of California environmental groups, business representatives and politicians will use a visit Friday from Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to push for permanent protection of some 350,000 acres of picturesque federal land near the state's famous wine country.

December 19, 2014 | | State


Sides ‘far apart’ in port talks

LOS ANGELES (AP) - While West Coast seaports struggle to keep up with billions of dollars of cargo, dockworkers and their employers apparently aren't close to a new contract nearly six months after their old deal expired.

December 19, 2014 | | State


CHP, Oakland in tiff over plainclothes cops

OAKLAND (AP) - The California Highway Patrol said it told local police that plainclothes officers would mingle with protesters demonstrating against police brutality on the east side of the San Francisco Bay, but Oakland Police Department officials said they were not notified.

December 19, 2014 | | State


Bay Bridge light sculpture to keep on shining

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The sponsors of an illuminated art project on the San Francisco-Bay Bridge that was supposed to stay up for only two years say they have found a way to keep the lights on.

December 17, 2014 | | State


Carjacking suspect arrested in ‘Hobbit’ screening in SoCal

NATIONAL CITY (AP) - Moviegoers watching "The Hobbit" in San Diego County were treated to a real-life drama after police chased down a carjacking suspect who'd dashed into the theater and arrested him at gunpoint.

December 17, 2014 | | State


Exchange sign-ups exceed last year

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - California's health care exchange has exceeded last year's insurance sign-ups during its first month of open enrollment as it nears a deadline for coverage to begin Jan. 1, Covered California Executive Director Peter Lee said Wednesday.

December 17, 2014 | | State


Lawsuit over immigrant license data

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Immigrant advocates filed a lawsuit Wednesday over concerns that federal immigration agents could use state driver's license databases to track down people for deportation.

December 17, 2014 | | State


Alcatraz inmates could have survived escape

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The three prisoners who escaped from Alcatraz in one of the most famous and elaborate prison breaks in U.S. history could have survived and made it to land, scientists concluded in a recent study.

December 17, 2014 | | State


Rim Fire supports need for controlled burns

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - A fierce wildfire that scorched part of Yosemite National Park burned less intensely in places that had fires in recent years - a finding that researchers said Wednesday supports a belief that controlled burning often curtails extreme fires.

December 17, 2014 | | State


PG&E email alleges offer by regulator

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - In a newly released email, a Pacific Gas & Electric Co. executive says a state official offered to write the utility a favorable opinion for a proposed gas rate hike.

December 16, 2014 | | State


Rain could spell trouble for water conservation

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - After California's driest three years on record, there have been few sounds as disturbing to water conservationists as the whisk-whisk-whisk of automatic lawn sprinklers kicking on directly behind TV reporters covering some of the state's first heavy downpours in years.

December 16, 2014 | | State


Soggy California gets wind, rain from new storm

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Another storm moved into water-logged California on Tuesday with the potential to create more flooding and trigger mudslides.

December 16, 2014 | | State


Bill Cosby won’t be charged

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles prosecutors on Tuesday declined to file any charges against Bill Cosby after a woman recently claimed the comedian molested her around 1974.

December 16, 2014 | | State


LA mayor plans 7,000 police body cameras

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Tuesday a plan to equip 7,000 officers on the Los Angeles police force with on-body cameras by next summer, making the law enforcement agency the nation's largest to make the move to date.

December 16, 2014 | | State


State retiree health care gap hits $72B

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's unfunded obligation to pay for the health and dental care of retired state government workers grew by 11 percent during the most recent fiscal year to nearly $72 billion, according to a report released Tuesday by the state controller's office.

December 16, 2014 | | State


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Big-rig crash scatters McDonald’s fries by freeway

IRVINE (AP) - All that was missing was the ketchup after a crashed big-rig truck scattered thousands of french fries bound for a McDonald's restaurant ...

March 25, 2018 | | State


Grenades found in LA home

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The bomb squad was called out to a Los Angeles neighborhood after people cleaning out the house of a relative who had ...

March 25, 2018 | | State


Sharpton attending funeral of black shot by Sacramento police

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Rev. Al Sharpton says he plans to attend Thursday's funeral for an unarmed black man shot to death by Sacramento police ...

March 25, 2018 | | State


Facebook questioned about pulling data from Android devices

MENLO PARK (AP) - On the same day Facebook bought ads in U.S. and British newspapers to apologize for the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the social ...

March 25, 2018 | | State


California Gov. Brown’s top adviser dies after cancer battle

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Nancy McFadden, chief of staff for California Gov. Jerry Brown and a driving force behind his agenda, died Thursday in her home after ...

March 23, 2018 | | State


FBI seeks motive for fiery van crash at Travis AFB

FAIRFIELD (AP) - Investigators said Friday that they are stumped as to why a man who emigrated 25 years ago from India drove a flaming minivan ...

March 23, 2018 | | State


POWERFUL STORM BRINGS RAIN

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - The storm that drenched California this week brought much-needed rain to the state, which has been slipping back into drought conditions ...

March 23, 2018 | | State


Parents raffle off gun for graduation party fundraiser

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A group of parents raffling off a gun to support a Maine high school graduation celebration is receiving backlash online.

March 22, 2018 | | State


Officers shot 2, believing escaped inmate was in car

DENVER (AP) - Denver police officers who opened fire killing one man and injuring another after a high-speed car chase erroneously believed an escaped inmate was ...

March 22, 2018 | | State


Former Playboy model says Trump tried to pay her after sex

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former Playboy model apologized to first lady Melania Trump for a 10-month affair she claims she had with President Donald Trump ...

March 22, 2018 | | State


PG&E to cut power in areas at grave fire risk

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's Pacific Gas & Electric Co. will start switching off power to minimize sparks in vulnerable areas during times of extreme fire ...

March 22, 2018 | | State


Suspect dies following shootout with SF police

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A 21-year-old suspected gunman died after a shootout with police in a barbershop, San Francisco authorities said Thursday.

March 22, 2018 | | State


Protest over shooting of unarmed black man spills onto nearby freeway

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Protesters decrying this week's fatal shooting of an unarmed black man marched from Sacramento City Hall and onto a nearby freeway Thursday ...

March 22, 2018 | | State


Lawyers for Marine call serviceman’s stabbing an accident

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Defense attorneys for a Marine accused of fatally stabbing a fellow military member on a California Marine Corps base are arguing the ...

March 22, 2018 | | State


California storm forces flood rescues but spares Montecito

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A powerful storm dropped more rain across California on Thursday, swelling rivers, flooding streets and causing some mudslides but so far sparing ...

March 22, 2018 | | State


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