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Why this California heat wave's so scary and what's behind it

WASHINGTON (AP) - Excessive heat is the No. 1 weather killer in the United States and it's at its most dangerous when it doesn't cool down at night.

July 01, 2013 | | State


Bay Area briefs

STATE GAS TAX RISES 3.5 CENTS: SANTA ROSA (AP) - Starting this week California drivers are spending more to fill up at the pump.

July 01, 2013 | | State


Man, 19, shot in chest at BART station

EL CERRITO (AP) - Police are looking for at least one suspect who shot a 19-year-old man in the chest following an argument at a BART station in El Cerrito.

June 28, 2013 | | State


BART unions may go on strike Monday

OAKLAND (AP) - Scores of commuters were scrambling Friday to find alternate plans after two of San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit's largest unions gave notice they plan to go on strike if they can't get a new contract over the weekend.

June 28, 2013 | | State


Las Vegas, Phoenix bake in hot temps

PHOENIX (AP) - A blazing heat wave expected to send the mercury soaring to nearly 120 degrees in Phoenix and Las Vegas settled over the West on Friday, threatening to ground airliners and raising fears that people and pets will get burned on the scalding pavement.

June 28, 2013 | | State


AROUND THE STATEn

PORN INDUSTRY CONNECTS GAY MARRIAGE TO CONDOM LAW: LOS ANGELES - The adult film industry is citing a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage in its effort to muzzle its main nemeses in the legal battle to keep condoms off of porn actors. Porn industry attorneys have filed a motion in U.S. District Court asking that the AIDS Healthcare Foundation be prevented from arguing against the industry's lawsuit to repeal the condom requirement Los Angeles County voters have adopted. The foundation was the driving force in getting the law passed. On Wednesday the Supreme Court ruled ...

June 28, 2013 | | State


Ruling boon for couples with foreign spouses

LOS ANGELES (AP) - After being interviewed by a federal immigration officer earlier this year, Catriona Dowling was told her Irish spouse would have been given a green card - if she were a man.

June 28, 2013 | | State


Survivors of WWII A-bombs to be tested

TORRANCE (AP) - About 100 people who survived the atomic bombings of Japan in World War II will undergo medical testing to determine how they're doing seven decades later, and their experiences may help those exposed to radiation by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear power plant meltdown, experts said Friday.

June 28, 2013 | | State


LA utility agrees to control dust at dry lakebed in Owens Valley

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles' municipal water utility has agreed to do more to control dust on an Owens Valley lake that was siphoned dry a century ago to provide water for the booming metropolis.

June 27, 2013 | | State


Lawmakers OK enterprise zone reforms

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Assembly passed a hard-fought overhaul of California's enterprise zone program on Thursday that was sought by Gov. Jerry Brown after he called the system wasteful and ineffective.

June 27, 2013 | | State


Brown says he's worried about cost of transparency

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown said Thursday that he is committed to keeping government transparent but wants to do so without costing the state money.

June 27, 2013 | | State


Bay Area briefs

CPUC LAWYER RECUSED FROM SAN BRUNO EXPLOSION CASE: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The lead attorney for California's utility regulator has recused himself from the agency's investigation into how much Pacific Gas & Electric Co. should be fined for the deadly pipeline explosion in San Bruno.

June 27, 2013 | | State


California prepares for heat wave

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California prepared Thursday for a scorching weekend that could see temperatures hit 120 in the deserts as a massive heat wave rolled through the West, authorities said.

June 27, 2013 | | State


Norcal News

SACRAMENTO AIMS TO CRACK DOWN ON COPPER WIRE THEFT: SACRAMENTO . (AP) - The city of Sacramento wants to pull the plug on copper wire theft.

June 27, 2013 | | State


Bill extends various fees to fund air quality programs

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Assembly on Thursday advanced a bill extending a series of fees to pay for programs aimed at improving air quality.

June 27, 2013 | | State


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Articles by Section - State


Crowdfunding campaign for drought relief

FRESNO (AP) - A group of nonprofit organizations and businesses has started a crowdfunding campaign to assist families affected by the state's drought and wildfires.

August 27, 2015 | | State


Bill would raise taxes on cigarettes by $2 per pack

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A bill to raise California's cigarette tax by $2 per pack was introduced Wednesday in the state Senate, a hike that supporters ...

August 26, 2015 | | State


Mayor thanks student who helped thwart France attack

SACRAMENTO (AP) - An American student who helped stop a terror attack on a Paris-bound high-speed train said Wednesday it's been a "crazy few days ...

August 26, 2015 | | State


Poll: Californians increasingly back Medi-Cal for immigrants

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Californians increasingly support extending public health care services to immigrants who are in the country illegally, according to new survey results released Wednesday.

August 26, 2015 | | State


Supervisors enjoy lots of car washes

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Most Los Angeles County supervisors have their take-home cars washed two or three times a week, even as officials are urging residents ...

August 26, 2015 | | State


Windows 10 now on 75 million devices

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Microsoft said Wednesday that its new Windows 10 software is running on more than 75 million computers, tablets and other devices - in ...

August 26, 2015 | | State


190 firefighters get poison oak

SANTA MARGARITA . (AP) - Nearly 200 firefighters have been treated for allergic reactions to poison oak while battling a stubborn blaze that has charred more than ...

August 25, 2015 | | State


Audit: California agencies vulnerable to IT security breach

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Many California state agencies are not complying with the state's information technology standards, leaving them vulnerable to a major security breach of ...

August 25, 2015 | | State


Investigator says suspect admitted to pier shooting

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The murder suspect at the center of a national immigration debate admitted to shooting and killing a young San Francisco woman out ...

August 25, 2015 | | State


Preview of ‘Listen’ set for Manteca High on Saturday

An exclusive preview of the movie "Listen" - a film addressing teen issues - is taking place at Manteca High where much of it was filmed.

August 25, 2015 | | State


LA looks at harsher penalties for those paying for child sex

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Officials in Los Angeles County are adopting a get-tough tactic to deter men from soliciting sex from girls who are forced into ...

August 25, 2015 | | State


Ashley Madison users sue cheating website over breach

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Eight people across the U.S. who registered to use Ashley Madison are suing the website for cheaters after hackers released personal ...

August 25, 2015 | | State


Wine train apologizes to black women it booted

NAPA (AP) - The Napa Valley Wine Train issued an apology Tuesday to a book club that includes mostly black women who said they were booted ...

August 25, 2015 | | State


Nevada, California talk Tahoe traffic

ZEPHYR COVE, Nev. (AP) - Officials from both Nevada and California gathered on the shores of Lake Tahoe on Monday to discuss how to deal with ...

August 24, 2015 | | State


Lawmakers reject bill to develop local police body camera policies

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers have rejected a bill to require law enforcement agencies to develop policies on body cameras as Democrats push for statewide regulation.

August 24, 2015 | | State


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