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NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• LAWMAKERS WANT TO EXEMPT DIAPERS FROM SALES TAX: SACRAMENTO (AP) - Some of California's most liberal and conservative lawmakers are joining forces to make diapers duty free.

February 25, 2015 | | State


Google releases work tools designed for Android phones

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google is releasing a set of tools designed for businesses and employees who want to get work done on Android-powered smartphones, setting up a skirmish on another key front of mobile computing.

February 25, 2015 | | State


Used cars often sold with unfixed defects, despite recalls

DETROIT (AP) - It's a case of buyer beware, with potentially dangerous consequences.

February 24, 2015 | | State


Reddit, Google crack down on posting nude pics, videos

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Reddit and Google are taking a tougher stance against nudity to prevent their services from turning into online peep shows.

February 24, 2015 | | State


Woman survives after being struck by train

MENLO PARK (AP) - Transit officials say a female pedestrian was struck by a locomotive in the San Francisco Bay Area and survived.

February 24, 2015 | | State


SWEARING IN CELEBRATIONS

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Organizers of last fall's swearing-in celebration for Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon said no taxpayer money was used to put on the event at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, but a review by The Associated Press found taxpayers subsidized more than $25,000 for legislative staff and security to attend.

February 24, 2015 | | State


Plastic bag ban suspended by ballot referendum

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's first-in-the-nation statewide ban on plastic shopping bags was put on hold Tuesday when state election officials confirmed a trade group had turned in enough signatures to place the issue before voters in 2016.

February 24, 2015 | | State


Agency reduces gas tax by 6 cents

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's tax board on Tuesday approved a 6-cent cut in the state gas tax because of lower gas prices, but it isn't likely to affect drivers' wallets.

February 24, 2015 | | State


Former LA Mayor Villaraigosa opts out of Senate bid

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has decided against running for the U.S. Senate in 2016, leaving state Attorney General Kamala Harris, the only announced candidate so far, as the heavy favorite to succeed the retiring Barbara Boxer.

February 24, 2015 | | State


Abandoned truck’s driver arrested after train crash

OXNARD . (AP) - A commuter train bound for Los Angeles derailed before dawn Tuesday in a fiery collision with an abandoned commercial pickup truck after its driver took a wrong turn and got stuck on the tracks.

February 24, 2015 | | State


Former state GOP chair may run for US Senate seat

LAFAYETTE (AP) - Tom Del Beccaro, a former chairman of the California Republican Party, said Tuesday he has formed an exploratory committee for potentially entering the 2016 U.S. Senate race to succeed Barbara Boxer.

February 24, 2015 | | State


Lawmakers blast overuse of psychiatric drugs on foster kids

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers on Tuesday blasted the overuse of psychiatric drugs on the state's foster children and pledged to improve the lives of thousands of vulnerable teens after more than a decade of government inaction.

February 24, 2015 | | State


No charges filed against LAPD officers who fatally shot man

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Prosecutors have declined to file charges against three Los Angeles police officers who fatally shot an unarmed, disabled man on live television after a car chase.

February 23, 2015 | | State


Water thefts on the rise

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - As California's drought drags on, officials are cracking down on thieves who wrench open fire hydrants and ignore or tamper with meters to access one of the state's precious commodities - water.

February 23, 2015 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• JUDGE ORDERS 3 FORMER EXECS TO PAY $1.8M IN ASBESTOS CASE: FRESNO (AP) - Three former executives of a now-defunct non-profit have been ordered to pay $1.8 million in restitution to 65 people who were exposed to airborne asbestos after their company directed workers to illegally remove debris containing asbestos from a former air force base in Northern California.

February 23, 2015 | | State


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Court: Yelp not liable for negative rating ‘stars’ on site

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Online review site Yelp's star rating system does not make it responsible for negative reviews of businesses because it is based ...

September 12, 2016 | | State


California turns to civilians as inmate ranks to fight fires dwindle

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Faced with a shrinking pool of inmates to help fight major wildfires, California is increasingly turning for new recruits to its state Conservation ...

September 12, 2016 | | State


Jim Anderson & The Rebels will rock 2016 Pumpkin Fair

Jim Anderson & The Rebels will close both days of the 2016 Pumpkin Fair on the Community Stage at Wilson Park in downtown Manteca.

September 12, 2016 | | State


Authorities ID body found by whale watcher

MOSS LANDING (AP) - Authorities say a body found floating in the Monterey Bay by people on a whale watching tour belongs to a man reported ...

September 12, 2016 | | State


Man pulled from attic by K-9 after wild chase

SANTA ANA (AP) - An armed suspect accused of leading Southern California police on a wild chase has been arrested after being dragged from a Santa ...

September 12, 2016 | | State


Convicted Los Angeles killer won’t fight death penalty

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man who was found guilty of arranging the murder of a witness from his jail cell has refused to defend himself ...

September 12, 2016 | | State


Stranded cargo ship finally unloads

LONG BEACH (AP) - A Hanjin container ship that was stranded off the California coast for more than a week began unloading Saturday after a judge ...

September 11, 2016 | | State


Yosemite adding 400 acres

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK. (AP) - Visitors to Yosemite National Park will soon have more room to roam after officials on Wednesday announced a 400-acre expansion, the ...

September 08, 2016 | | State


Great Valley Museum plans science festival

MODESTO – The Great Valley Museum is holding the 6th annual Wild Planet Day family science festival on Saturday, Sept. 24, 10 a.m. to 3 ...

September 08, 2016 | | State


Rose Wood marks her 90th birthday

Rose turned 90 years old on Tuesday, Sept. 6.

September 07, 2016 | | State


Mantecan wins $785K via Powerball

As she scanned a handful of Scratchers tickets and draw game receipts on July 31, it wasn't looking good for Denice Harvey – literally.

September 07, 2016 | | State


VFW roasting Pastor Dillman

Jimmie Connors Post 6311 Veterans of Foreign Wars located in Manteca will be conducting their 3rd Annual Roast. This year they will be roasting Pastor ...

September 07, 2016 | | State


Black Lives Matter partners with charity

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Black Lives Matter, which two years ago grew out of street protests and a social-media hashtag, has quietly established a legal partnership ...

September 07, 2016 | | State


FBI renews search for Cal Poly student after 20 plus years

SAN LUIS OBISPO (AP) - An FBI team prepared Tuesday to excavate a site on the edge of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, in ...

September 07, 2016 | | State


Stalemate on debates shadows Senate race

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Candidate debates are usually routine events on the political calendar. But not in California's U.S. Senate contest.

September 07, 2016 | | State


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