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SoCal wildfire destroys 105 homes

SAN BERNARDINO (AP) - Five days after an explosive wildfire in Southern California sent thousands fleeing for their lives, authorities lifted all evacuation orders on Sunday to allow residents to return home.

August 21, 2016 | | State

City manager ousted over nude photo

PALM SPRINGS (AP) - Newly released written complaints say a Southern California city manager was asked to resign for showing a nude photo of a colleague to other co-workers at city hall.

August 14, 2016 | | State

Woman critically injured by tree branch in SF

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Officials say a woman is in critical condition after a large tree branch fell 50 feet and hit her on the head while she and her children were visiting a San Francisco park.

August 14, 2016 | | State

Wildfire destroys 4 homes

LOWER LAKE (AP) - Flames racing through dry brush Sunday destroyed at least four homes and forced more than 1,000 people to flee and firefighters to carry animals out of a northern California lake community that was evacuated in a devastating wildfire last year.

August 14, 2016 | | State

A year’s worth of birth control

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California women who take birth control would have to make fewer trips to the pharmacy under a bill that would require insurers to cover up to a 12-month supply at one time.

August 14, 2016 | | State

Parks promised to poor areas unbuilt years later

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A decade after California voters were promised $400 million worth of parks in some of the state's poorest neighborhoods, an Associated Press review finds fewer than half of the 126 projects that received the money have been built, as Democratic lawmakers push to add another $1 billion to the program.

August 09, 2016 | | State

Jump was on dead skydiver’s bucket list

LODI (AP) - The mother of a skydiver who plummeted to his death with an instructor in a Lodi vineyard said her teenage son was an adventurous spirit who was willing to try just about anything - including the jump that was on his bucket list of things to do in life.

August 09, 2016 | | State

Woman gets backlash for having invasive bear killed

FOREST FALLS (AP) - A mother of three has provoked a backlash for having a bear shot after it repeatedly broke into her Southern California mountain home.

August 07, 2016 | | State

Group sues to publish lawmakers’ addresses

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A California gun rights group is suing after a legislative lawyer blocked a blog post listing the addresses of lawmakers who had recently supported tough gun control legislation.

August 07, 2016 | | State

Fatal police shooting highlights inconsistent body cam usage

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The critical moment when a gunman opened fire on two San Diego police officers, killing one, may never be seen. The surviving officer only activated his camera after the wounded shooter was running away.

August 07, 2016 | | State

First-time jumper was among 1 of 2 skydivers killed at Lodi center

LODI (AP) - One of two skydivers who died plummeting into a Northern California vineyard was 18 and jumping for the first time, and his family was there watching when he hit the ground, the owner of the skydiving center and local authorities said Sunday.

August 07, 2016 | | State

New trend: ‘Pop-ups’ preschools

SAN JOSE (AP) - Cindy Rivera entered the family resource center in the Hillview neighborhood library at 10 a.m. and began transforming it. She replaced chairs and tables with furniture half the size, unfurled colorful round rugs, and unpacked boxes of books and blocks, clay and costumes, and math and science games.

August 07, 2016 | | State


STOCKTON AP) - Stockton's mayor was charged Thursday with providing alcohol to young adults last summer and making a secret recording of what prosecutors said was a game of strip poker that included a 16-year-old boy at a camp for underprivileged children run by the mayor.

August 04, 2016 | | State

Pot backers sue over opposing arguments

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Supporters of a California initiative to legalize recreational marijuana filed a lawsuit Thursday accusing opponents of including false and misleading language in official ballot materials.

August 04, 2016 | | State

SF Chinatown gang leader gets life in prison

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A dapper San Francisco Chinatown gangster known as "Shrimp Boy" whose conviction on murder and racketeering charges was part of a major federal organized crime investigation that also brought down a state senator was sentenced Thursday to two life terms - one for killing a rival.

August 04, 2016 | | State

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Bill to increase farm overtime moves to California governor

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Four decades after he signed the nation's first law giving farmworkers collective bargaining rights, California Gov. Jerry Brown will again consider a ...

August 29, 2016 | | State

With help from goat, wily Clydesdale goes on lam

SANTA CRUZ (AP) - A dwarf billy goat gave new meaning to the word "scapegoat" when he busted out a surprisingly slippery Clydesdale that went on ...

August 29, 2016 | | State

Congressmen blast California’s high- speed rail plan

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's $64 billion high-speed rail plan lacks reliable funding sources and is in danger of ending up with only one line ...

August 29, 2016 | | State

Strict child vaccination law in effect

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A federal judge will not immediately block a California law that requires all schoolchildren to be vaccinated and is one of the ...

August 26, 2016 | | State

Bullet hits officer’s badge; fleeing suspect dies in fiery wreck

HUNTINGTON BEACH (AP) - A bullet fired by a fleeing domestic violence suspect deflected off a responding police officer's badge in an exchange of gunfire ...

August 26, 2016 | | State

Judge refuses to suspend California’s assisted death law

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A California judge on Friday rejected a request by physicians to immediately suspend a new state law allowing terminally ill people to ...

August 26, 2016 | | State

Brown signs bill banning coal-export funding at ports

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday banning state transportation funding for new coal export terminals.

August 26, 2016 | | State

Tank explodes at SoCal refinery

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A sulfur storage tank exploded Friday at the largest oil refinery in California, sending a chemical cloud into the air and causing ...

August 26, 2016 | | State

Protections imposed for endangered frogs, toads in Sierra Nevada

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Two types of yellow-legged frogs, and a kind of toad found in Yosemite National Park, won extra protection Thursday when federal authorities ...

August 25, 2016 | | State

Audit IDs state waste, misuse

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A California state district engineer approved $3.9 million in payments to the firm that employed the worker's spouse and the ...

August 25, 2016 | | State

Boy in legal fight dies after ventilator removed

LOS ANGELES (AP) - In a swift end to a long legal battle, a brain-dead California toddler died Thursday after being taken off life support.

August 25, 2016 | | State

Activists: Will police be charged in sex scandal?

OAKLAND (AP) - Activists and relatives of a teenage woman at the center of a San Francisco Bay Area police sex scandal say they want to ...

August 25, 2016 | | State

Judge in Stanford rape case asks for move to civil cases

SAN JOSE (AP) - A California court said Thursday that a judge who was harshly criticized and subjected to a recall campaign for the leniency of ...

August 25, 2016 | | State

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