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‘Superstar’ beach in OC

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) - An Orange County beach is the only one in California to get a "superstar" rating from the Natural Resources Defense Council in its annual water quality report card. The NRDC says 38th Street beach in Newport Beach didn't exceed bacteria levels a single time over the course of 50 tests. The Orange County Register reports the nonprofit released its 24th annual beach ranking on Wednesday.

June 26, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• DA: Shooting of Calif. college student justified: SAN BERNARDINO (AP) - Prosecutors say two campus police officers at Cal State University, San Bernardino, were justified when they shot a graduate student to death while trying to detain him. The San Bernardino County District Attorney's office says the fatal shooting of 39-year-old Bartholomew Williams on Dec. 8, 2012, was justified because campus police officers feared for their lives and acted in self-defense. In a report released Thursday, prosecutors say Williams suffered from bipolar disorder and was off of his medication when he fought with three officers who were trying to take ...

June 26, 2014 | | State


Early poll favors Gov. Brown

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The first public opinion poll since California's June 3 primary shows Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown maintaining a 20-point lead over his general election challenger, Republican Neel Kashkari.

June 25, 2014 | | State


DASHING DOGS

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Shih Tzu is a whirl of fur on a course studded with obstacles, flying through tunnels, leaping over bars, scrambling up bridges and zigzagging through poles as its owner tears alongside, calling out commands and flashing hand signals. At the finish line, there are hugs, treats and lots of slobber.

June 25, 2014 | | State


Michaels leaving ‘Loser’ for 3rd time

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jillian Michaels is exiting "The Biggest Loser," NBC and the producer of the weight-loss competition series said Wednesday.

June 25, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS THE STATE

• SUBWAY PROJECT REACHES MILESTONE: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The construction of a $1.6 billion subway through San Francisco's Chinatown has reached a milestone. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that crews finished digging the tunnel for the Central Subway earlier this month. John Funghi, the subway's project manager, says the excavation was completed on time and within budget. The 1.7-mile subway will connect the city's South of Market and North Beach neighborhoods. Next up is station construction and the installation of tracks, overhead wires and electronic systems. Train service through the tunnel is expected to start in ...

June 25, 2014 | | State


NEWS ACROSS THE STATE

• Suspect in Northern California standoff found dead: FAIRFIELD (AP) - Police in Northern California say officers found a man suspected of shooting multiple rounds in his neighborhood dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after a roughly eight-hour standoff. The Fairfield police SWAT team entered the suspect's home at 8:39 p.m. Monday. They killed an aggressive dog after a stun gun failed to subdue it and then found the man dead upstairs. He has not been identified.

June 24, 2014 | | State


Court rejects appeal of gay jury selection case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court on Tuesday refused to reconsider its ruling granting heightened legal protections to gays and lesbians, prompting three dissenting judges to warn of far-reaching implications in same-sex marriage cases in the Western United States.

June 24, 2014 | | State


Attorney defends security officer who hit student

OAKLAND (AP) - A student in a wheelchair who was seen on surveillance footage being repeatedly slapped by a Northern California high school security officer bears some responsibility for the incident, the security officer's attorney said.

June 24, 2014 | | State


Brown signs bill to fully fund teachers’ pensions

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill creating a long-term plan to pay down California's $74 billion in unfunded teacher pension liabilities.

June 24, 2014 | | State


15 medical professionals indicted in $25M scheme

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Fifteen doctors, pharmacists and others medical professionals in Southern California have been charged in a $25 million workers' compensation scam that prosecutors say was linked to the death of a baby.

June 24, 2014 | | State


NTSB faults pilot in Asiana flight

WASHINGTON (AP) - Mismanagement by the pilots of Asiana Flight 214, including confusion over whether one of the airliner's key controls was maintaining airspeed, caused the plane to crash while landing in San Francisco last year, the National Transportation Safety Board concluded Tuesday.

June 24, 2014 | | State


Lawmakers modify sex-assault bill targeting teens

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A bill responding to the sexual assault of a Northern California teenager who committed suicide after a photo of the attack was posted on social media was amended Tuesday to remove a mandatory two-year sentence for juvenile offenders.

June 24, 2014 | | State


Auditor finds four campus’ sexual assault efforts inadequate

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's public universities need to do a better job of educating students and staff members about campus sexual harassment and violence policies and then keeping students who bring complaints informed about the status of their cases, the state auditor said Thursday.

June 24, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• LUCAS CHOOSES CHICAGO FOR 'STARS WARS' MUSEUM: "Star Wars" creator George Lucas has selected Chicago to build his museum of art and movie memorabilia. Bill McCaffrey, a spokesman for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, confirmed the decision Tuesday. McCaffrey did not have any immediate details about the much-anticipated decision by the filmmaker. But the choice is a major victory for Emanuel and the city, which was competing with San Francisco for the museum.

June 24, 2014 | | State


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Give Every Child a Chance offering STEM programs

This summer the Give Every Child a Chance Science Technology Electronics (STEM) program visited summer day camps at French Camp, Sequoia, Banta and Ripon Schools.

July 25, 2017 | | State


$6M grant aids SJ effort with addressing mental, substance abuse issues

STOCKTON - The San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors Tuesday formally adopted a resolution to accept $6 million in grant funding from the California Board of ...

July 25, 2017 | | State


New Jerusalem School District starts 141st year on Aug. 14

TRACY – New Jerusalem Elementary School District, on the verge of collapse a decade ago, will open its 141st school year on Aug.14 as healthy ...

July 25, 2017 | | State


Should you be worried about rise of artificial intelligence?

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tech titans Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk recently slugged it out online over the possible threat artificial intelligence might one day pose ...

July 25, 2017 | | State


Firm offers to microchip staff to access facilities

RIVER FALLS, Wisconsin (AP) - A Wisconsin company is offering to microchip its employees, enabling them to open doors, log onto their computers and purchase break ...

July 25, 2017 | | State


IRS sees big drop in ID theft, stolen refunds

WASHINGTON (AP) - The IRS is seeing a big drop in the number of identity theft victims after the agency teamed up with tax preparers to ...

July 25, 2017 | | State


Disney picks Galaxy’s Edge for name

ANAHEIM (AP) - Disney Parks isn't letting Han Solo or Luke Skywalker save the day at their new Star Wars-themed lands.

July 16, 2017 | | State


California climate law backers look lawmaker backing

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers leading an effort to extend the state's signature climate change initiative made a last-minute appeal Saturday to critics on the ...

July 16, 2017 | | State


Firefighter who died from injury fell into chain saw

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Authorities say a firefighter who died after he was cut with a chain saw lost his balance while battling a San Diego ...

July 16, 2017 | | State


9th District’s agenda has topics that draw Trump’s ire

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The nation's largest federal court circuit has clashed repeatedly with President Donald Trump over the past six months, and the agenda ...

July 16, 2017 | | State


2 killed when car crashes into home

LINCOLN (AP) - Police in Northern California say two people were killed after a car crashed into a home, setting both on fire.

July 16, 2017 | | State


Black teenager says Bakersfield police wrongly roughed her up

BAKERSFIELD (AP) - A black woman contends she was confronted by police at gunpoint, punched in the mouth and bitten by a police dog after she ...

July 11, 2017 | | State


Men who stopped train attack to star in Clint Eastwood film

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The three California men who thwarted a terror attack on a French train in 2015 will play themselves in a Clint Eastwood-directed film ...

July 11, 2017 | | State


Interstate 80 reopens along stateline

TRUCKEE (AP) - Fire crews were getting the upper hand on a wildland blaze that shut down U.S. Interstate 80 along the Nevada-California line most ...

July 11, 2017 | | State


WILDFIRES ARE EARLY, UNPREDICTABLE

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Timber and brush parched from a years-long dry spell and thick grass that grew after drought-busting winter downpours are making for early ...

July 11, 2017 | | State


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