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Crews make more progress in King Fire

POLLOCK PINES (AP) - Additional rain and high humidity allowed crews to make even more progress toward taming a massive wildfire in Northern California, officials said Sunday.

September 28, 2014 | | State

Grower finds way to sell pumpkins for $125 each by using plastic molds

FILLMORE (AP) - Pumpkins grown inside plastic molds to resemble Frankenstein's head are in high demand for Halloween.

September 28, 2014 | | State

Man gets 3-years for torturing puppy

REDWOOD CITY (AP) - A Northern California man convicted of torturing and killing a puppy in front of his 4-year-old daughter has been sentenced to three years in jail.

September 28, 2014 | | State

Brown vetoes $100m boost for UC, Cal State due to fires

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed legislation Saturday that would have given the University of California and California State University systems a $100 million financial boost.

September 28, 2014 | | State

Uber driver charged in hammer attack on passenger

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A driver for ride-sharing company Uber is accused of striking a passenger with a hammer during a dispute over the route he was taking.

September 26, 2014 | | State

Bay Bridge officials concerned about rod corrosion

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - State transportation officials are trying to determine if giant steel rods on the Bay Bridge's new eastern span have been damaged by exposure to water.

September 26, 2014 | | State

‘Gone With the Wind’: Celebration, censure

LOS ANGELES (AP) - As its 75th anniversary approaches, "Gone With the Wind" is again being celebrated as a timeless movie classic. But now, even the film's distributor acknowledges the Civil War epic's portrayal of slavery is dated and inaccurate.

September 26, 2014 | | State

Cities crack down on ride-sharing firms

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Ride-sharing companies Uber, Lyft and Sidecar are being threatened with legal action in San Francisco and Los Angeles over how they screen drivers and charge passengers, along with other business practices.

September 26, 2014 | | State


• WIFE OF RANDY JACKSON OF 'IDOL' FAME SEEKS DIVORCE: LOS ANGELES (AP) - The wife of former "American Idol" judge Randy Jackson has filed for divorce after nearly 19 years of marriage.

September 26, 2014 | | State

Rain gives firefighters big help

POLLOCK PINES (AP) - Nearly an inch of rain, with more wet weather forecast for the weekend, has helped firefighters gain the upper hand on a massive wildfire burning in the mountains east of Sacramento, officials said Friday.

September 26, 2014 | | State

Cal releases report on student- athlete grad rates

BERKELEY (AP) - California will raise the academic requirements of incoming student-athletes as part of an effort to improve graduation rates for football players and other athletes.

September 26, 2014 | | State

Powerball winner claims $228.4M

SAN MATEO (AP) - Nail technician Vinh Nguyen says he just wants to be a normal man, but he's going to have a lot more to spend than most people after winning the $228.4 million Powerball ticket this week. California lottery officials said Friday that Nguyen bought the winning ticket at Dehoff's Key Market in San Mateo on Wednesday and showed up at their offices Thursday.

September 26, 2014 | | State

Turlock man, son drown at Ocean Beach

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A father and son have died after being pulled from storm-driven waves off a San Francisco beach, authorities said Friday.

September 26, 2014 | | State

Challenger would drop tenure-ruling appeal

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The challenger in the unexpectedly tight race for California's elected schools chief said Thursday that if he wins in November he would immediately withdraw the state superintendent from an appeal of a landmark legal decision that struck down teacher-tenure laws and other job protections.

September 25, 2014 | | State

Chase, police shooting snarl SF traffic

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Officers shot and killed a man Thursday after he led them on a lengthy high-speed chase, crashed in downtown San Francisco and then fired a gun at good Samaritans who tried to help him, authorities said.

September 25, 2014 | | State

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Spike Lee calls for diversity as he accepts honorary Oscar

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Spike Lee told an audience of entertainment luminaries that it's easier for a black person to become President of the United ...

November 15, 2015 | | State

Some see campus erosion of free speech

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A recent groundswell of protests on college campuses over race, sexual misconduct and other social issues has some civil libertarians worried that ...

November 15, 2015 | | State

Convict in mass bus kidnapping seeking parole

CHOWCHILLA (AP) - Three young men from wealthy San Francisco Bay Area families spent more than a year working on their perfect crime.

November 15, 2015 | | State

San Francisco students battle campus sugary drink contract

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Students at a San Francisco university are objecting to plans to give "pouring rights" to Coca -Cola, Pepsi or another sugary drink ...

November 15, 2015 | | State

Tornado strikes Denair, damages homes & rips off roof from church

DENAIR (AP) - Authorities said a tornado struck a Central California town, causing damage to some structures and knocking down trees and power lines.

November 15, 2015 | | State

Tuition-free online university drawing immigrant students

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Colombian-born Nathaly Ordonez had practically given up on the idea of attending college after learning her family's visas had expired, leaving ...

November 15, 2015 | | State

4 still ‘critical’ after tour bus crash in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Four adults remain in critical condition following a double-decker tour bus crash that injured 20 people in San Francisco two days ago.

November 15, 2015 | | State

Mother of student killed in Paris says daughter loved school

LONG BEACH (AP) - Hundreds of people packed a ballroom Sunday to remember a 23-year-old California college student who was among the 129 people killed in ...

November 15, 2015 | | State

999 turkeys still needed for needy at Thanksgiving

Ripon's American Legion Post contributed 38 turkeys.

November 13, 2015 | | State

Brown only one to get custom oil map

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - State officials have defended Gov. Jerry Brown's request to have regulators map and study his family's ranch for oil, gas ...

November 13, 2015 | | State

Sacramento mom convicted in daughter’s microwave death

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A jury on Friday convicted a California woman of first-degree murder and assault in the microwave oven death of her 1-month-old daughter, rejecting ...

November 13, 2015 | | State

Brown extends water-saving rules

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday extended his executive order requiring Californians to conserve water as the state prepares for a fifth year of ...

November 13, 2015 | | State

Police stop Google self-driving vehicle for going too slowly

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - A car built by Google that drives itself around city streets had a brush with the law for driving too slowly.

November 13, 2015 | | State

LA police union blasts ‘Preservation of Life’ award

LOS ANGELES (AP) - It was a seemingly innocuous announcement. The Los Angeles police chief said he would begin acknowledging officers for resolving potentially deadly situations ...

November 13, 2015 | | State

Rite Aid adds prescription analysis to genetic test lineup

CAMP HILL, Penn. (AP) - Rite Aid is giving patients a chance to peek over their doctor's shoulder with genetic tests that help determine the ...

November 12, 2015 | | State

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