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CONVICTED CALIF. MOLESTER, PSYCHIC FACES NEW TRIAL: SAN LUIS OBISPO (AP) - Prosecutors are seeking a new trial for a former television psychic and self-proclaimed karate expert who is being kept in a California state mental hospital after serving 17 years in prison for a molestation conviction.

July 02, 2013 | | State


San Diego man fatally shoots pit bull, owner cited

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Authorities say a man who fatally shot a pit bull in a San Diego front yard is not expected to face charges, but the dog's owner was cited.

July 02, 2013 | | State


5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THE BART WORKER STRIKE

OAKLAND (AP) - Here are five things to know about the worker strike at Bay Area Rapid Transit, the nation's fifth largest train system:

July 02, 2013 | | State


Teacher accused of having 16-year-old student's baby

REDLANDS (AP) - A Southern California high school teacher was arrested on unlawful sex charges two weeks after she gave birth to a baby that was allegedly fathered by a student, Redlands police said Tuesday.

July 02, 2013 | | State


Brown appoints 26 in state reorganization

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has made 26 appointments as part of his reorganization of state government, which takes full effect this week as the new fiscal year begins.

July 02, 2013 | | State


Talks to resume to end strike that stymied commute

OAKLAND (AP) - Rail workers and transit officials agreed Tuesday to resume contract talks to end a two-day strike that has caused chaotic commutes throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and prompted businesses to claim the walkout is costing the region millions of dollars.

July 02, 2013 | | State


California to move inmates over illness

SACRAMENTO (AP) - State corrections officials said Tuesday they will comply with a federal court order to move thousands of inmates out of two Central Valley prisons where an airborne fungus has led to widespread illnesses.

July 02, 2013 | | State


Bay Area briefs

SF FIREFIGHTER COULD FACE DUI, HIT-AND-RUN CHARGES: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Authorities say a San Francisco firefighter who allegedly drove a ladder truck into a motorcyclist while drunk and left the scene could face drunken driving and hit-and-run charges.

July 02, 2013 | | State


Landlord fatal arson conviction overturned

MODESTO (AP) - A former Modesto landlord will be freed from prison after being exonerated of a triple murder and arson conviction after reaching a plea agreement with prosecutors.

July 02, 2013 | | State


Judge allows yoga in public schools

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A judge ruled Monday that a public school district can teach yoga, siding with administrators who argued the practice is a secular way to promote strength, flexibility and balance and rejecting pleas of parents who said the classes are inherently religious and violate the constitutional principle of separating church and state.

July 01, 2013 | | State


BART strike slows down rush hour in in SF Bay area

OAKLAND (AP) - San Francisco Bay area commuters sweated in crowded buses, shivered on loaded ferries or inched through crowded freeway traffic on Monday after hundreds of train workers demanding higher wages went on strike and the region's heavily used rail system ground to a halt.

July 01, 2013 | | State




State news briefs

BROWN SIGNS SCHOOL-FUNDING CHANGES INTO LAW: SACRAMENTO . (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown signed sweeping education legislation Monday that changes the state funding formula for K-12 schools in a way that he hopes will help boost the academic achievement of disadvantaged students.

July 01, 2013 | | State


Death Valley’s 129 degree ties June record

FURNANCE CREEK (AP) - A heat wave smothering the West is rewriting the record books, likely tying a more than century-old record for the U.S. while putting Las Vegas through its hottest June ever.

July 01, 2013 | | State


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


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Big Sur fire grows; new blaze near Fresno

BIG SUR. (AP) - Crews battled a massive wildfire near California's Big Sur that is threatening thousands of homes as it burns for the tenth ...

July 31, 2016 | | State


State bill would prevent LGBT discrimination at religious schools

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The conflict between religious freedom and gay rights has a new battleground - California's religious colleges and universities.

July 31, 2016 | | State


Weapon used in teen’s killing was stolen from Stockton mayor

STOCKTON (AP) - A gun stolen from the Stockton mayor's home whose theft he failed to immediately report was used to kill a 13-year-old boy ...

July 31, 2016 | | State


Skydiver jumps, lands without chute

LOS ANGELES (AP) - After leaping from an airplane, Luke Aikins rocketed toward earth for two minutes, and then calmly flipped onto his back at the ...

July 31, 2016 | | State


15-year murder of Modesto intern

Prosecutors announced Thursday that they will not retry a man convicted of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy, saying they can no longer prove their case ...

July 28, 2016 | | State


Sky Zone Stockton plans school supply giveaway, haircuts Sunday

STOCKTON - Sky Zone Stockton - a unique indoor trampoline park - is partnering with "Stockton 209 Cares" to host a Back to School event featuring a school ...

July 28, 2016 | | State


Car plows into house, killing 1 & injuring 8

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police searched Thursday for the driver of a car that plowed into the front of a Los Angeles house where a group ...

July 28, 2016 | | State


Big Sur coastline wildfire is big & getting bigger

BIG SUR (AP) - Firefighters struggled Thursday to get the upper hand on a massive wildfire burning along California's picturesque Big Sur coastline, where anxious ...

July 28, 2016 | | State


Terror attack play scratched after victim families object

SAN BERNARDINO (AP) - A Southern California college has canceled plans to create a play about a hometown terrorist attack that killed 14 people after family ...

July 28, 2016 | | State


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

July 27, 2016 | | State


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