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Toddler killed by stray bullet in Bakersfield

BAKERSFIELD (AP) - Bakersfield police are searching for suspects involved in the fatal shooting of a 2-year-old girl, who was struck by a stray bullet from a nearby argument.

May 01, 2012 | | State


S&P worried about possible budget gimmicks in upcoming state budget

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A credit rating agency on Tuesday warned that California could return to budget gimmicks this summer, in part because a court has removed an incentive for lawmakers to pass a spending plan that is truly balanced.

May 01, 2012 | | State


Ocean race accidents stun sailors

SAN DIEGO (AP) - For 65 years, sailors have raced 125 nautical miles from Newport Beach, Calif., to Ensenada, Mexico, with expectations of a safe overnight voyage followed by beers at a popular cantina.

April 30, 2012 | | State


'Octomom' files for bankruptcy

SANTA ANA (AP) - "Octomom" Nadya Suleman is filing for bankruptcy, telling a federal court she has as much as $1 million in debt.

April 30, 2012 | | State


State news briefs

DR. OZ URGES CALIFORNIA STATE WORKERS TO GET FIT: SACRAMENTO (AP) - Dr. Mehmet Oz is rallying thousands of California state workers to get fit as a way to save money on health care costs.

April 30, 2012 | | State


State news briefs

DR. OZ URGES CALIFORNIA STATE WORKERS TO GET FIT: SACRAMENTO (AP) - Dr. Mehmet Oz is rallying thousands of California state workers to get fit as a way to save money on health care costs.

April 30, 2012 | | State


Lawyer enters not guilty plea for suspect in deadly school shooting in Oakland

OAKLAND (AP) - A man accused of committing the nation's deadliest school shooting rampage since the 2007 attack at Virginia Tech pleaded not guilty Monday to murder charges.

April 30, 2012 | | State


Occupy groups vow to paralyze cities in today’s May Day protest

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - May Day protests may disrupt the morning commute in major U.S. cities today as labor, immigration and Occupy activists rally support on the international workers' holiday.

April 30, 2012 | | State


Beach Boys bury the hatchet for reunion

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) - A "miracle."

April 30, 2012 | | State


California chefs seek repeal of looming foie gras ban after seven year grace period

SACRAMENTO (AP) - In 2004, the California Legislature gave foie gras producers seven years to find a humane way to create the duck liver delicacy without inhumanely forcing food down the birds' throats.

April 30, 2012 | | State


Bay Area briefs

1 dies in crash of car containing stabbing victim

April 30, 2012 | | State


Facebook billionaire shuns luxury for startup life

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Facebook co-founder and former Mark Zuckerberg roommate Dustin Moskovitz is by many accounts the world's youngest self-made billionaire. But the 27-year-old isn't sipping champagne in the Caribbean.

April 30, 2012 | | State


Navy nears power deal to help avoid Southern Cal blackouts

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The U.S. Navy is nearing a first-time agreement to curb electricity use at its sprawling San Diego-area bases if power runs short in Southern California this summer, a deal intended to diminish the threat of blackouts while the troubled San Onofre nuclear plant remains offline.

April 30, 2012 | | State


Bill cuts tuition by closing loophole

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Democratic lawmakers are offering a way to help California's middle class families cope with soaring college tuition: close a corporate tax loophole and use the money for scholarships.

April 30, 2012 | | State


Yacht debris, bodies found off coast

ENSENADA, Mexico (AP) - A 37-foot racing yacht was reduced to debris that looked it "like it had gone through a blender," a searcher said Sunday after the boat apparently collided with a larger vessel, killing three sailors and leaving a fourth missing.

April 30, 2012 | | State


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NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• FORMER FIRE CHIEF PLEADS NO CONTEST TO RADIO THEFT: LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former Southern California fire chief has pleaded no contest to stealing more than $300,000 of radio equipment to sell on eBay and setting a fire in a bungled attempt to hide the theft.

April 15, 2014 | | State


Drivers in fatal bus crash had clean records

ORLAND (AP) - Both drivers in the fiery Northern California crash involving a FedEx truck and bus full of students had clean driving records.

April 14, 2014 | | State


Netflix’s Comcast deal improves quality of video

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Netflix's videos are streaming through Comcast's Internet service at their highest speeds in 17 months, thanks to a recent deal that bought Netflix a more direct connection to Comcast's network.

April 14, 2014 | | State


Trend persists of prisons as mental health housing

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A federal judge's objection to what he called the horrific treatment of some mentally ill inmates in California prisons highlights a trend that has been building for decades in the state and across the country: As mental hospitals closed or were scaled back, prisons and county jails have become the de facto housing for many who are mentally ill.

April 14, 2014 | | State


Injured man flown from fishing boat to San Diego

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The Coast Guard says an injured man has been picked up from a charter fishing boat off Baja California and flown to San Diego for medical treatment.

April 14, 2014 | | State


Did parolees wear GPS devices during killings

ANAHEIM (AP) - Two parolees killed at least four women while wearing GPS trackers, and there may be more victims, a California police chief alleged Monday.

April 14, 2014 | | State


Steinberg backs off ‘carbon tax’

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The state Senate leader on Monday backed off an unpopular proposal for a so-called carbon tax on consumer fuels and instead wants to dedicate billions of dollars generated by California's greenhouse gas reduction law to affordable housing, mass transit and high-speed rail.

April 14, 2014 | | State


Larger marine sanctuaries proposed

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Federal officials on Monday proposed more than doubling the size of two marine sanctuaries off the Northern California coast, a move that would restrict the movements of cargo ships, aircraft and personal watercraft, and close the areas to oil and gas exploration.

April 14, 2014 | | State


Man comes to courthouse in stolen vehicle

SONORA (AP) - Police say a man was arrested after using a stolen car to get to a court appearance in California.

April 14, 2014 | | State


Landmark thermometer to be renovated, relit

BAKER (AP) - A giant thermometer rising from the Southern California desert will once again be a beacon for tourists headed to and from Las Vegas.

April 14, 2014 | | State


Suicide suspected in man’s fall in Yosemite Park

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - Authorities say suicide is suspected in the death of a man who apparently jumped from the top of a popular climbing spot in Yosemite National Park.

April 14, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• FBI ASKS TO MEET WITH SAN FRANCISCO SUPERVISORS: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The FBI plans to talk with San Francisco city leaders as part of its ongoing investigation targeting political corruption and an alleged organized crime syndicate in Chinatown, the agency confirmed Monday.

April 14, 2014 | | State


Missing paintings found in Santa Rosa

SANTA ROSA (AP) - Dozens of missing paintings by a Polish artist have been found in a storage facility in Northern California.

April 13, 2014 | | State


Drought spawns well drilling boom

CHOWCHILLA (AP) - The scarcity of irrigation water in drought-stricken California has created such a demand for well drilling services that Central Valley farmer Bob Smittcamp is taking matters into his own hands.

April 13, 2014 | | State


Bay Bridge rusting in critical areas

OAKLAND (AP) - Some cable sections and rods on the new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge are rusting, and engineering experts say it could lead to structural damage if the corrosion worsens, a newspaper reported Sunday.

April 13, 2014 | | State


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