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Drug deaths put focus on youth music events

POMONA (AP) - Two women died from suspected drug overdoses at a popular weekend music festival at the Los Angeles County fairgrounds, prompting calls for an investigation and concern over the use of drugs at youth-oriented events.

August 03, 2015 | | State

Minimum wage initiative cleared for signatures

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A union-backed effort to raise California's minimum wage has been approved to start collecting signatures for a statewide ballot initiative.

August 03, 2015 | | State

Authorities search rugged area in ongoing manhunt

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities on Monday searched a rugged, five-square-mile area east of Bakersfield, California, as part of a six-day manhunt involving a killing, kidnapping and the wounding of two deputies.

August 03, 2015 | | State

Tip Manteca firemen, help struggling kids with school

Manteca Firefighters Local #1874 IAFF is again hosting their annual Tip a Fireman event on Wednesday, Aug. 26, from 5 until 9 p.m. in support of the Give Every Child a Chance's free after school mentor/tutoring programs.

August 03, 2015 | | State

Judge extends hold on videos made by anti- abortion group

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal judge in San Francisco extended a restraining order on Monday that blocks an anti-abortion group from releasing any recordings that it secretly gathered at annual meetings of an abortion providers' association.

August 03, 2015 | | State

Americans favor farmers & food

LOS ANGELES (AP) - When water gets scarce and the government slaps restrictions on its use, who should be first in line at the spigot? Farmers, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll.

August 03, 2015 | | State

San Diego residents mull suicide barrier on iconic bridge

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A group of San Diego residents is studying the feasibility of adding a barrier to the city's iconic Coronado Bridge to prevent people from jumping to their deaths.

August 03, 2015 | | State

Man goes back to sleep after train runs over him

RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) - Police say an eastern Indiana man tried to return to sleep on top of railroad tracks after a conductor woke him to say he had been struck by a train.

August 03, 2015 | | State

President Obama to order steeper cuts in emissions for power plants

NEW YORK (AP) - President Barack Obama will impose even steeper cuts on greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants than previously expected, senior administration officials said Sunday, in what the president called the most significant step the U.S. has ever taken to fight global warming.

August 03, 2015 | | State

Negligence in bee sting therapy

ALHAMBRA (AP) - An acupuncturist in Southern California could have his medical license suspended by state regulators who claim he used bee stings to treat patients and didn't have an allergic reaction kit in his office.

August 03, 2015 | | State

Golden eagle dies 3 months after being released into wild

WALNUT CREEK (AP) - A young golden eagle rescued by firefighters and released from a wildlife hospital three months ago has died after being struck by a wind turbine, officials said.

August 03, 2015 | | State

Suicide spike boosts oversight of California women’s prison

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A spike in suicides and attempted suicides has prompted corrections officials to step up oversight at a California women's prison as inspectors try to pinpoint the cause of the troubling increase.

August 03, 2015 | | State

Firefighter dies in wind-fueled NorCal wildfire

REDDING (AP) - A firefighter evaluating a Northern California wildfire was killed by the erratic, wind-stoked blaze while he was surveying an area to decide the best way for crews to handle the flames, a U.S. Forest Service official said Saturday.

August 03, 2015 | | State

Judge to decide if ex-lawmaker’s trial proceeds

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California Sen. Ron Calderon strolled into the Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas two years ago primed for another weekend of fun. In a 10th floor room, overlooking the hotel's iconic dancing fountains, his plans folded.

August 03, 2015 | | State

Fire raging north of SF threatens homes

LOWER LAKE (AP) - Wildfires blazing in several Western states Sunday chewed up forests and threatened homes but were most numerous in Northern California where dozens are raging and setting off evacuations.

August 03, 2015 | | State

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SF Bay area TV news crews targeted by robbers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco Examiner photographer Mike Koozmin was on a routine assignment at the city's Hall of Justice in the middle of ...

August 09, 2015 | | State


LOS ANGELES (AP) - It began with a routine traffic stop, blossomed into a protest with the help of a rumor and escalated into the deadliest ...

August 09, 2015 | | State

Parole for transgender

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown is allowing parole for a transgender inmate who is trying to force California to become the first state to pay ...

August 07, 2015 | | State

Suit dropped over runway death

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The parents of a teenage girl run over and killed by emergency vehicles after an Asiana Airlines crash landing at the San ...

August 07, 2015 | | State

Fiorina looks to capitalize on undercard performance

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - As Carly Fiorina stood at the back of a packed hotel ballroom Friday to give a television interview, a gaggle of conservative ...

August 07, 2015 | | State

School bus kidnapper released on parole

SAN LUIS OBISPO (AP) - A man who was among three convicted in the 1976 kidnapping of 26 children and their school bus driver was released ...

August 07, 2015 | | State

Ag Hall of Fame requests nominations

The San Joaquin County Agricultural Hall of Fame is requesting nominations for outstanding agricultural leaders and mentors in the community.

August 06, 2015 | | State

Great Valley Museum seeking volunteer help

MODESTO – The Great Valley Museum of Modesto Junior College is seeking volunteers to perform a variety of duties including working with the public as docents ...

August 06, 2015 | | State

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