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LA City Council oks plans for $1.5B George Lucas museum

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Force was with George Lucas on Tuesday as the Los Angeles City Council moved with lightsaber speed to clear the way for a $1.5 billion Museum of Narrative Art the "Star Wars" creator plans to build down the road from his alma mater.

June 27, 2017 | | State


Tioga Road opening Thursday

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - A mountain pass across the Sierra Nevada that runs through Yosemite National Park is opening to traffic later than it has in nearly two decades, rangers said Tuesday.

June 27, 2017 | | State


Activists take step to recall judge in sex assault case

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Activists seeking to recall a judge who sentenced a former Stanford University swimmer to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman say they believe voters will still support the effort even if it appears on the ballot two years after the trial.

June 27, 2017 | | State


Doctors Medical Center performs its 20,000th open heart surgery

MODESTO – Reaching a major milestone, surgeons at Doctors Medical Center have performed the institution's 20,000th open heart surgery since 1976, when the hospital first began offering the procedure.

June 26, 2017 | | State


Engineers use replica to pinpoint Oroville dam repairs

LOGAN, Utah (AP) - Inside a cavernous northern Utah warehouse, hydraulic engineers send water rushing down a replica of a section of a dam built out of wood, concrete and steel - trying to pinpoint what repairs will work best at the tallest dam in the U.S. for a spillway torn apart during heavy winter rains that triggered the evacuation of 200,000 people living downstream.

June 26, 2017 | | State


Federal wildlife folks bless tunnels

SACRARMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown won crucial early approval from federal wildlife officials Monday for his $16 billion proposal to re-engineer California's north-south water system, advancing his plan to build two giant tunnels to carry Northern California water to the south even though much about the project remains undetermined.

June 26, 2017 | | State


Roundup now on California cancer list

FRESNO (AP) - Regulators in California took a pivotal step on Monday toward becoming the first state to require the popular weed killer Roundup to come with a label warning that it's known to cause cancer.

June 26, 2017 | | State


Lawmakers OK plan to borrow $6B for pensions

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers on Monday approved a plan to borrow $6 billion from a state savings account to pay down massive debt in the nation's largest public-employee retirement program.

June 26, 2017 | | State


Man killed missing son, 5, after taking him to Disneyland

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Investigators suspect the father of a 5-year-old California boy who has been missing for two months killed the child after a family outing at Disneyland in a plot to get back at his estranged wife during a bitter separation, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said Monday.

June 26, 2017 | | State


Tax board buying $1.7M in furniture, equipment

SACRAMENTO (AP) - An embattled California tax-collecting agency is spending $1.7 million on furniture and equipment for a new Los Angeles County office.

June 26, 2017 | | State


River swelling from snowmelt forces evacuation of 90 homes

FRESNO (AP) - Authorities say 90 homes remain under mandatory evacuation orders following levee breaches along a river in California, the result of the state's huge springtime snowpack melting in the summer heat.

June 26, 2017 | | State


8 injured after man drives into LA pool

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police say eight people were injured after an SUV crashed into a motel swimming pool, KABC TV reports.

June 25, 2017 | | State


New Lake Tahoe lodge praised

STATELINE, Nev. (AP) - More than two decades after developers first faced a series of stringent regulations, a $100 million lodge has opened on the south shore of Lake Tahoe to rave reviews from politicians, business leaders and environmentalists.

June 25, 2017 | | State


Wet winter ups the ante for hikers on Pacific Crest Trail

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - Anya Sellsted had scaled scary snow-covered passes and forded frightening rivers during her solo hike from Mexico to Canada when the hazards of California's gargantuan winter finally caught up to her.

June 25, 2017 | | State


Snowmelt triggers flooding in SJ Valley

KINSBURG (AP) - People living along a swelling river in Central California were ordered to evacuate after levee breaches along the Kings River, authorities said Saturday.

June 25, 2017 | | State


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Home-threatening Southern California wildfires on wane

LOMPOC (AP) - A trio of wildfires that threatened at least 100 homes on California's Central Coast appeared to be easing Friday night. But some ...

September 29, 2017 | | State


Second video shows man punching officer before shooting

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A new video surfaced Saturday that appears to show a man throwing punches at a California police officer during a scuffle before ...

September 24, 2017 | | State


Lawmakers look to free older, younger inmates

SACRAMENTO (AP) - To ease overcrowding in state prisons, California lawmakers want to release more of the state's older prisoners and more of the inmates ...

September 24, 2017 | | State


Right-wing activist holds short, small Berkeley rally

BERKELEY (AP) - A weeklong conservative free speech showcase at famously liberal University of California, Berkeley was supposed to start Sunday. But it apparently ended the ...

September 24, 2017 | | State


A’s catcher first MLB player to kneel during anthem

OAKLAND (AP) - Bruce Maxwell of the Oakland Athletics became the first major league baseball player to kneel during the national anthem Saturday, pulling the sport ...

September 24, 2017 | | State


On last day of summer, snow falling in Sierra

TRUCKEE (AP) - Snow fell in the Sierra Nevada on the last day of summer, giving the towering mountain range shared by California and Nevada a ...

September 21, 2017 | | State


California hits Gatorade in court for ‘anti -water’ videogame

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gatorade has agreed not to make disparaging comments about water as part of a $300,000 settlement reached Thursday with California over allegations ...

September 21, 2017 | | State


Woman brandishes gun in boutique

WEST HOLLYWOOD (AP) - A woman screaming about Cuba pointed a gun Thursday at employees inside the Kardashian-owned DASH boutique in West Hollywood and returned hours ...

September 21, 2017 | | State


Soroptimist plans ‘meet & greet Saturday for potential members

Soroptimist International of Manteca members are hosting their "Join Us" meet and greet event at Delicato's Tuscan Room on Saturday Sept. 23, from to ...

September 20, 2017 | | State


Twin Tunnels fight continues after big jolt from Westlands

FRESNO (AP) - In California's long-raging water wars, pitting north against south and farmer against city dweller, the one thing everybody agreed on Wednesday was ...

September 20, 2017 | | State


Judge likely to strike down ballot title for gas tax repeal

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - California's attorney general wrote a misleading description of a ballot initiative to repeal the recently approved gas tax increase, a judge concluded ...

September 20, 2017 | | State


Great Valley Academy suspends 5-year-old for ‘terroristic’ threat

MODESTO (AP) - The parents of a 5-year-old boy in central California say their son's school suspended him for a day for allegedly making a ...

September 20, 2017 | | State


Lodi skydiver dies from crash injuries

LODI (AP) - A skydiver who crashed last week in Northern California after a parachute malfunction has died.

September 20, 2017 | | State


Hepatitis A outbreak seen in LA; homeless at great risk

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Public health authorities on Tuesday declared an outbreak of the highly contagious liver disease hepatitis A in Los Angeles County, the third ...

September 19, 2017 | | State


Did CPUC fire whistleblower in PG&E investigation?

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The former chief administrative law judge at California's powerful utility regulator said Tuesday she was fired for cooperating with investigators looking into ...

September 19, 2017 | | State


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