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Mormons: Promote ‘traditional family,’ but show compassion

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A high-ranking Mormon leader Tuesday reiterated the religion's commitment to promoting families led by married heterosexual couples, but also urged attendees at a conservative conference not to shun those with opposing views.

October 28, 2015 | | State


Airbnb battles hostile SF ballot measure

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Travelers worldwide may love using Airbnb to book vacation stays, but the company that revolutionized home-sharing faces a hostile ballot measure in the city where it was founded.

October 25, 2015 | | State


Dermatologist for Michael Jackson, other stars, dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dr. Arnold Klein once said, "Put me next to a patient, give me a needle and I'm really happy."

October 25, 2015 | | State


Suspect steals police car, leads wild chase ending on Bay Bridge

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A man suspected of stealing a San Francisco police car led authorities on a dangerous chase across city streets onto Treasure Island, and was arrested on the Bay Bridge Saturday by an officer who jumped from the upper to the lower deck to catch him.

October 25, 2015 | | State


Movie star Maureen O’Hara , dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Fiery-haired and feisty, Maureen O'Hara could handle anything the world and Hollywood threw at her. Director John Ford punched her in the jaw at a party and John Wayne dragged her through sheep dung - real sheep dung - in "The Quiet Man." In "Miracle on 34th Street" she learned to believe in Santa Claus.

October 25, 2015 | | State


Law aims to help immigrant crime victims to obtain visas

SANTA ANA (AP)) - Nubia Rodriguez was assaulted and kidnapped by an ex-boyfriend, crimes that made her eligible for a special visa for immigrants in the U.S. illegally.

October 25, 2015 | | State


Another small quake hits East Bay area

SAN RAMON (AP) - The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a small earthquake hit the San Ramon area early Saturday morning, the latest in a series of small quakes to hit the region recently.

October 25, 2015 | | State


Bismarck school gets historic postcard from Stockton man

STOCKTON (AP) - A nearly 100-year-old postcard of Bismarck High School found its way home thanks to a good-humored California antique store patron.

October 25, 2015 | | State


High speed rail costs soar

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California's ambitious Los-Angeles-to-San-Francisco high-speed rail project will likely miss its 2022 deadline and go over its $68 billion budget, a newspaper analysis concluded.

October 25, 2015 | | State


‘Back to the Future’ fans transform town

FILLMORE (AP) - For one day only, a picturesque town about 60 miles north of Los Angeles was transformed into Hill Valley, the fictional hometown of Marty McFly from the "Back to the Future" franchise.

October 23, 2015 | | State


Bill Walton stoked Amgen Tour will start in San Diego

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Walton was so stoked to hear that the 2016 Amgen Tour of California will start in his hometown that he rode his custom bike - with a Grateful Dead paint job - from his home near Balboa Park to the news conference on the waterfront.

October 23, 2015 | | State


Major drug tunnel found

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Authorities seized 12 tons of marijuana and arrested 22 people after discovering one of the longest cross-border tunnels between the U.S. and Mexico, officials said Thursday.

October 23, 2015 | | State


Authorities suspect Odom overdosed on cocaine, drugs

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Lamar Odom is believed to have overdosed on cocaine and other drugs before he was found unconscious in a Nevada brothel, according to search warrant records.

October 23, 2015 | | State


State eyes people eligible for health care subsidies

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Heading into a third enrollment season with less fanfare and a more modest budget, California health exchange officials said Thursday they will strategically target about 750,000 uninsured people who qualify for health insurance subsidies but haven't signed up for coverage.

October 23, 2015 | | State


Court OKs longer sentence for laughing defendant

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court says a judge did not overstep his authority when he doubled a defendant's prison sentence after the man began laughing in court.

October 23, 2015 | | State


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SF police chief urges stun gun use after shooting

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco is one of only two of the nation's largest cities in the country that do not equip officers with ...

December 11, 2015 | | State


Fresno trying something new to combat asthma

FRESNO (AP) - Stephani Pineda, a program coordinator for the Central California Asthma Collaborative, has walked through dozens of homes in Fresno County making recommendations to ...

December 11, 2015 | | State


10 years later state panel OKs five home project

MONTEREY (AP) - The California Coastal Commission has finally approved a five-home development in the mountains overlooking Malibu that was proposed years ago by U2 guitarist ...

December 11, 2015 | | State


Egg smuggling may end with 50 years in prison

HEMET (AP) - Federal officials say a Southern California couple has been arrested on suspicion of smuggling more than 900 endangered and threatened sea turtle eggs ...

December 11, 2015 | | State


El Nino: Wet California winter expected

LOS ANGELES (AP) - This year's El Nino is staying unusually strong, and forecasters say it's still expected to bring a wet winter to ...

December 11, 2015 | | State


Reinforcing need for military-style gear

SAN BERNANDINO (AP) - Backlash over the images of protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, clashing with officers in combat gear drove an ongoing national push to scale ...

December 09, 2015 | | State


San Francisco’s police chief to ask for Tasers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco's police chief wants city officials to arm his department with Tasers amid continued protests over the shooting death of ...

December 09, 2015 | | State


LA-area Democratic lawmaker now opposes high-speed rail

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Democratic state Assemblywoman Patty Lopez of San Fernando said she is withdrawing support for California's high-speed rail project amid opposition in ...

December 09, 2015 | | State


San Jose, San Francisco OK extra beds for homeless

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee plans to add 1,100 temporary beds to shelter the homeless during the El Niño storms ...

December 09, 2015 | | State


US WAS REFUGE FROM FEAR

SAN BERNARDINO (AP) - Isaac Amanios dodged bullets in Eritrea's war for independence. Bennetta Bet-Badal endured bullying and harassment for her Christian faith in Iran ...

December 07, 2015 | | State


Catholic hospital under fire for not doing sterilizations

REDDING . (AP) - A Northern California Catholic hospital is under fire again for refusing to allow doctors to perform sterilizations on two pregnant women after they ...

December 07, 2015 | | State


Pediatric nurse sentenced to 80 years for molesting infant

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A San Diego judge on Monday sentenced a pediatric nurse to 80 years in federal prison for molesting a 2-month-old boy and ...

December 07, 2015 | | State


CHP helicopter avoids near-collision with drone

MARTINEZ (AP) - Authorities say a California Highway Patrol helicopter tracking a suspected stolen vehicle almost collided with a drone hovering above Northern California.

December 07, 2015 | | State


Mom of newborn uried alive arrested

COMPTON (AP) - A woman who allegedly buried her newborn daughter alive near a Compton bike path has been charged with attempted murder and child abuse.

December 07, 2015 | | State


DA: Shooting death of stabbing suspect justified

MERCED (AP) - Merced County's district attorney has concluded that police were justified in the shooting death of an 18-year-old student who went on a ...

December 07, 2015 | | State


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