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California killing spurs concerns about fiance visa program

WASHINGTON (AP) - The woman who carried out the San Bernardino massacre with her husband came to the U.S. last year on a special visa for fiances of U.S. citizens, raising questions about whether the process can adequately vet people who may sympathize with terrorist groups.

December 04, 2015 | | State


Mourners remember US student killed in Paris attacks

DOWNEY, Calif. (AP) - Mourners filled a chapel to pay their respects to a California university student, the only known American killed in the Paris terrorist attacks last month.

December 04, 2015 | | State


California shooting doesn’t fit familiar gun debate

WASHINGTON (AP) - As investigators search for a motive behind the deadly rampage in San Bernardino, politicians are searching for a way to talk about it.

December 04, 2015 | | State


Video of killing by San Francisco police sets off debate

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A cellphone video of San Francisco police officers cornering and fatally shooting a man in San Francisco has sparked a debate over the officers' response, but the police chief is standing by his officers' actions.

December 04, 2015 | | State


‘Walking Dead’ executive producer sinks teeth into VR

LOS ANGELES (AP) - While experimenting with virtual reality for his latest project, "The Walking Dead" executive producer David Alpert and his crew relied on a very old-school form of technology when filming in 360 degrees: the hidey-hole.

December 04, 2015 | | State


Officials: California gunman was in touch with extremists

SAN BERNARDINO (AP) - California gunman Syed Rizwan Farook had been in contact with known Islamic extremists on social media, a U.S. intelligence official said Thursday, and police said he and his wife had enough bullets and bombs to slaughter hundreds when they launched their deadly attack on a holiday party.

December 04, 2015 | | State


Plan could end protections for gray wolves in California

FRESNO (AP) - Gray wolves could be stripped of state endangered species protections once at least 50 of the animals are roaming in California, wildlife officials said Wednesday.

December 04, 2015 | | State


State prisons chief departs, oversaw shift to smaller system

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's corrections chief announced Thursday that he is stepping down after three years overseeing a prison system that has dramatically shrunk in response to federal court orders and voters' wishes.

December 04, 2015 | | State


Regulators fine utility $16.7 million over private talks

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Regulators fined a Southern California utility $16.7 million on Thursday for failing to report private talks between a utility executive and a top state regulator.

December 04, 2015 | | State


Question mark for Nov. jobs report: Did pay growth continue?

WASHINGTON (AP) - As the government prepares to issue the November jobs report, a key question remains unanswered: Is the U.S. job market finally healthy enough to lift Americans' long-stagnant pay?

December 04, 2015 | | State


California Supreme Court OKs organic labeling lawsuits

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Consumers have a right to file lawsuits under California law alleging food products are falsely labeled "organic," the state Supreme Court ruled.

December 04, 2015 | | State


Man shot in head files claim against LAPD

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An unarmed man who lost a quarter of his skull after being shot by a Los Angeles police officer notified the city and police department on Wednesday that he plans to sue, claiming the shooting was part of a broad, disturbing pattern in the police force of the nation's second-largest city.

December 02, 2015 | | State


Zukerberg $45B organization to change charity landscape

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is shaking up yet another sector - the charity world - with his surprise announcement that he and his wife will devote the bulk of their wealth, or about $45 billion, to philanthropic works.

December 02, 2015 | | State


Self-cleaning litter box fuels online pet supply sales

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Heather and Bobby Hill found their pot of gold in cat poop. Sales of a litter box that automatically cleans itself have been creeping up for years but in the last two, they grew nearly 400 percent and turned December into the couple's busiest time of year instead of its slowest.

December 02, 2015 | | State


14 dead, more than a dozen wounded in California shooting

SAN BERNARDINO (AP) - As many as three heavily armed attackers opened fire on a banquet at a social services center for the disabled Wednesday, killing 14 people and seriously wounding more than a dozen "as if they were on a mission," authorities said.

December 02, 2015 | | State


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Teaching kids about ‘comfort women’

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Guidelines for California educators on how to teach history students about the use of female sex slaves by Japanese soldiers during World ...

February 07, 2016 | | State


Meningitis threat not high

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Officials say the public health threat of meningitis isn't high enough to justify the widespread use of a vaccine approved for ...

February 07, 2016 | | State


Doctor gets 30 to life in deaths

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles-area doctor convicted of second-degree murder for prescribing pain killers that killed three patients was sentenced Friday to 30 years ...

February 05, 2016 | | State


Executive facing ouster defends tenure

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The top executive at the powerful California Coastal Commission defended his record on the job Friday as he faced an effort to ...

February 05, 2016 | | State


2 planes collide midair, plunge into ocean

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Two small planes collided over the ocean just outside Los Angeles Harbor and plunged into the water Friday, prompting a massive search ...

February 05, 2016 | | State


Man who gave name to ‘Peanuts’ Linus dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Linus Maurer, a cartoonist and illustrator whose old friend and colleague Charles M. Schulz borrowed his first name for Charlie Brown's ...

February 05, 2016 | | State


1996: Severance pay for Spreckels

100 years ago

February 05, 2016 | | State


Some say San Francisco’s open-air urinal must go

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An attorney representing a group of civic organizations has sent a legal claim letter to the city of San Francisco threatening to ...

February 05, 2016 | | State


California man convicted of robbing Craigslist customers

OAKLAND (AP) - A Northern California man has been convicted of participating in an elaborate jewelry robbery ring that used online ad service Craigslist to lure ...

February 05, 2016 | | State


Drought’s hardest-hit sectors may need years of support

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Dying native fish, rural communities with dry wells and some other sectors hardest-hit by California's drought may still need extra support ...

February 05, 2016 | | State


First research links California earthquakes to oil operations

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A 2005 spate of quakes in California's Central Valley almost certainly was triggered by oilfield injection underground, a study published Thursday ...

February 05, 2016 | | State


No one submits verified claim for $63 million lotto jackpot

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Luck may have run out for the winner of a California Lottery jackpot: The person has apparently let $63 million slip away.

February 05, 2016 | | State


Manhunt continues for LA inmate mistakenly freed

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Investigators scrambling to recapture a Los Angeles County murder suspect accidentally released from jail have been notifying potential targets of his freedom ...

February 03, 2016 | | State


Brown signs emergency amendment to law

SACRAMENTO (AP) - An emergency bill to fix a legislative drafting error that had local governments in California racing to ban medical marijuana cultivation won Gov ...

February 03, 2016 | | State


El Nino could signal easing of drought

FRESNO (AP) - In the strongest indication yet that the California drought could be easing, officials said strict water conservation orders could be dramatically scaled back ...

February 03, 2016 | | State


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