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Lawyer wants California court to parole Manson follower

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A lawyer for a Charles Manson follower who was convicted in the 1969 murders of a California couple said Thursday he will ask a court to overturn Gov. Jerry Brown's decision to deny her parole.

July 28, 2016 | | State

Dental records needed to identify 4

COLUMBIA (AP) - It will be next week before the four people killed when a small plane crashed and burned in Northern California are identified, authorities said Thursday.

July 28, 2016 | | State

Skydiver jumping without parachute

SIMI VALLEY (AP) - He's made 18,000 parachute jumps, helped train some of the world's most elite skydivers, done some of the stunts for "Ironman 3." But the plunge Luke Aikins knows he'll be remembered for is the one he's making without a parachute. Or a wingsuit.

July 28, 2016 | | State

Most death-defying stunts of all time

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Although he's one of the most accomplished skydivers in the world, Luke Aikins will tell you what he's about to do - jump out of a plane without a parachute - is one crazy stunt.

July 28, 2016 | | State

Bulldozer operator killed fighting blaze

BIG SUR (AP) - The operator of a bulldozer was killed when it rolled over during the fight against a wildfire near Big Sur that has destroyed 20 homes and spread across more than 36 square miles (93 sq. kilometers), California fire officials said Wednesday.

July 27, 2016 | | State

California heat prompts energy conservation ‘Flex Alert’

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Operators of California's power grid called for electricity conservation Wednesday as high temperatures hit much of the state, including scorching weather under a dome of high pressure over the Mojave Desert.

July 27, 2016 | | State

Busy camps serve needs of front-line state firefighters

SANTA CLARITA (AP) - As flames from a raging wildfire raced down mountainsides last weekend toward houses tucked in canyons north of Los Angeles, a sprawling high school campus was transformed into a firefighting supply base - with tents on the football field and enough Gatorade and portable toilets for 3,000 firefighters.

July 27, 2016 | | State

Big cats returned to sanctuary

LOS ANGELES (AP) - About a dozen lions, tigers, cougars and other big cats were returned Wednesday to a sanctuary north of Los Angeles, four days after they were evacuated in the teeth of an advancing wildfire.

July 27, 2016 | | State

Boy to get new prosthetic leg after beach theft

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA (AP) - A 4-year-old boy whose artificial leg was stolen while he played at a Southern California beach will soon get a replacement.

July 27, 2016 | | State

Cushman plans online ‘town hall’

Manteca City Council candidate David Cushman will be hosting an online live video chat on Facebook, which will take place on Friday, July 29, beginning at 1 p.m.

July 27, 2016 | | State

Prestige program engages seniors

With age comes the freedom of retirement, the joy of grandchildren and the wisdom gained from lifelong experiences. But, it can also come with the reality of memory loss, diminished strength and the inherent risk of injuries from accidents and falls. To help today's seniors improve their overall well-being, Prestige Care has launched a new program designed to help aging adults grow cognition and physical strength, while celebrating life.

July 27, 2016 | | State

Fifth civil judge restored for SJ

San Joaquin Superior Court, Presiding Judge Jose L. Alva, and Assistant Presiding Judge Linda L. Lofthus have announce the reinstatement of a fifth judge, Elizabeth Humphreys, as a civil direct calendaring judge.

July 27, 2016 | | State

Wildfire shuts down Big Sur parks

BIG SUR (AP) - California's signature parks along the Big Sur coastline that draw thousands of daily visitors were closed Tuesday as one of the state's two major wildfires threatened the scenic region at the height of the summer tourism season.

July 26, 2016 | | State

Pitching for twin Delta tunnels

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Representatives of California Gov. Jerry Brown and the Obama administration began making their pitch for approval Tuesday to build a pair of massive water tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.

July 26, 2016 | | State

Home trends make fires worse

SANTA CLARITA (AP) - When Pat Telleria saw the wind-driven flames sweeping across the grass foothills toward his dream home, he picked up the phone.

July 26, 2016 | | State

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LA judge blocks Jewish ceremony involving killing of chicken

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A federal court judge issued a temporary restraining order banning a Southern California synagogue from carrying out a Yom Kippur-Rosh Hashanah ceremony ...

October 09, 2016 | | State

5-year-old boy revived after boat capsizes off San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Two children pulled out of the San Francisco Bay in critical condition after a recreational sailboat carrying 30 people capsized are doing ...

October 09, 2016 | | State

Lawsuit says California could have stopped slaying

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A federal lawsuit claims California officials could have stopped what it says was the "assassination" of a notorious California inmate who was stabbed ...

October 06, 2016 | | State


DALLAS (AP) - State agents raided the Dallas headquarters of adult classified ad portal Backpage and arrested Chief Executive Officer Carl Ferrer on Thursday following allegations ...

October 06, 2016 | | State

Judge questions Airbnb in fight over SF law

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal judge expressed skepticism Thursday that a San Francisco ordinance setting fines for short-term rental websites that process bookings for unregistered ...

October 06, 2016 | | State

Taser death victim went 14 minutes without medical care

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 66-year-old man who died this week after California police stunned him with a Taser during a struggle lay on the ground ...

October 06, 2016 | | State

Sheriff: LA County sergeant was shot execution-style

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles County sheriff's sergeant was the victim of "a calculated execution" by a parolee with a long history of ...

October 06, 2016 | | State

State tightens rule on popular agricultrure pesticide, citing health

FRESNO (AP) - California will tighten rules on how much farmers can use a common pesticide listed by the nation's most productive agricultural state as ...

October 06, 2016 | | State

Person in clown suit tried to kidnap baby girl

CONCORD (AP) - Concord police say a person dressed in a clown suit tried to abduct an infant.

October 06, 2016 | | State

Teen shot by LA officer was suicidal

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 16-year-old boy shot dead last weekend as he pointed a fake gun at police wanted to kill himself, Police Chief Charlie ...

October 06, 2016 | | State


SACRAMENTO (AP) - A disbarred Harvard University-trained attorney is trying to avoid a life prison sentence with a plea bargain in a kidnapping so elaborate and ...

September 29, 2016 | | State

$389M spent so far on measures

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Supporters and opponents of California's 17 November ballot measures have raised nearly $390 million six weeks before the election, putting the state ...

September 29, 2016 | | State

Brown approves gender-neutral status for single occupant restrooms

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown waded further into the national debate over transgender rights Thursday as he signed a bill requiring that all single-stall toilets ...

September 29, 2016 | | State

Parks close Halloween ride amid charges of stereotyping

SANTA CLARA (AP) - More than 3,000 people have signed a petition asking Knott's Berry Farm to reopen a Halloween horror attraction that was ...

September 29, 2016 | | State

Soda-tax battle bubbles up in the SF Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The national fight over sugary soda is bubbling up in the San Francisco Bay Area, where voters in November will consider a ...

September 28, 2016 | | State

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