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Chef faces sexual harassment lawsuits

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Celebrity chef Michael Chiarello faces two lawsuits alleging sexual harassment and refusal to pay his employees their due wages.

March 16, 2016 | | State


High school dumping its Rebels mascot

SAN LORENZO (AP) - A Northern California high school has gotten the go-ahead to ditch its Confederacy-related school mascot.

March 16, 2016 | | State


Drought emergency in question

FRESNO (AP) - Recent storms that nearly filled Northern California's major reservoirs and created a deep snowpack in the Sierra Nevada have some water districts questioning whether a drought emergency still exists.

March 15, 2016 | | State


Traffic Amnesty program helped thousands

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - State authorities reported Tuesday that tens of thousands of California drivers have had traffic fines and court fees reduced under an amnesty program pushed by Gov. Jerry Brown to help the poor.

March 15, 2016 | | State


Homeless man who spotted fugitives gets $100K reward

SANTA ANA . (AP) - A homeless man from San Francisco who pointed police toward two Orange County inmates who had escaped from jail will get the lion's share of a $150,000 reward set up for their successful capture, the Orange County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday.

March 15, 2016 | | State


Intruder shot by homeowner

ONTARIO (AP) - Authorities in Riverside County say a resident shot and wounded a man who allegedly broke into a home in Ontario.

March 15, 2016 | | State


Storms replenish key reservoirs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Four straight days of rain have replenished several key reservoirs in Northern California, delighting a state in its fifth year of drought and raising hopes that water-use restrictions might be eased.

March 14, 2016 | | State


Ex-San Jose State students get jail for battering black roommate

SAN JOSE (AP) - Two former San Jose State University students were each sentenced Monday to 30 days of in-custody weekend work for forcing a bicycle lock around the neck of their black roommate.

March 14, 2016 | | State


Group seeks ethics review of top Brown aide over $100K in PG&E stock

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A former executive of Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. signed an agreement to protect the reputation of the utility as part of a $1 million settlement she reached with PG&E when she left to work as a top aide for the California governor, a consumer group alleged in a complaint filed with the state's political watchdog.

March 14, 2016 | | State


Berkeley moves to fire assistant men’s coach over sex harassment

BERKELEY (AP) - An assistant men's basketball coach at the University of California, Berkeley, became the latest employee found to have violated the school's sexual harassment policy, drawing swift and serious sanctions Monday after complaints that punishment was too lenient in previous cases.

March 14, 2016 | | State


Berkeley moves to fire assistant men’s coach over sex harassment

BERKELEY (AP) - An assistant men's basketball coach at the University of California, Berkeley, became the latest employee found to have violated the school's sexual harassment policy, drawing swift and serious sanctions Monday after complaints that punishment was too lenient in previous cases.

March 14, 2016 | | State


12-year-old killed, 14-year-old cousin wounded in shooting

SAN BERNARDINO (AP) - Police appealed to the public Monday for help in finding the killer of a 12-year-old boy who died in a fusillade of bullets as he and his 14-year-old cousin walked to a convenience store in a gang-ridden section of San Bernardino.

March 14, 2016 | | State


Appeals court upholds injunction against marijuana delivery app

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A state appeals court has upheld a judge's decision to block a smartphone app that allowed people in Los Angeles to have medical marijuana delivered to them.

March 14, 2016 | | State


200 teens found partying at vacant, just sold home

EL DORADO HILLS (AP) - Northern California authorities busted a party over the weekend where more than 200 teenagers had trashed a vacant and recently sold home in the pricey town of El Dorado Hills.

March 14, 2016 | | State


Ride-hailing bills stall in committee; chair has taxi ties

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Two California bills to ease regulation of Uber and other ride-hailing companies have been bottled up for nearly a year in a committee chaired by a lawmaker whose brothers own a San Diego taxi company.

March 13, 2016 | | State


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They want to secede from union

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A group calling for California to secede from the United States submitted a proposed petition Monday seeking a ballot measure that would strip ...

November 22, 2016 | | State


Father suspected of drowning daughter inside Catholic church

HEALDSBURG (AP) - A Northern California man was arrested on suspicion of drowning his 4-year-old daughter in a baptismal pool in a church and then carrying ...

November 22, 2016 | | State


Wesson among volunteers helping Fiji residents hear

In the poorest villages on the island of Fiji, where healthcare is not readily available, Doug Wesson – owner and founder of Wesson Hearing Aid Center ...

November 22, 2016 | | State


Rain forces river rescue; mountains set for snow storm

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Firefighters using boats rescued four people trapped on an island of the raging Los Angeles River early Monday after a storm gorged ...

November 22, 2016 | | State


Woman rescued near Sacramento after tumble down slick bluff

ORANGEVALE . (AP) - A woman was rescued from a slippery spot on a steep bluff along the American River in suburban Sacramento after tumbling about 70 ...

November 22, 2016 | | State


Germany buys Mann’s former home

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Germany has purchased a Los Angeles house once owned by Thomas Mann, averting demolition of the home where the Nobel Prize-winning novelist ...

November 22, 2016 | | State


Dennis Rodman charged with hit- and-run for crash

SANTA ANA (AP) - Former NBA star Dennis Rodman has been charged with hit-and-run for a wrong-way-related crash on a Southern California freeway.

November 22, 2016 | | State


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