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COUNCIL CANDIDATE LOSES SUPPORT DUE TO RAP VIDEO: SAN BERNARDINO . (AP) - A San Bernardino city council candidate is drawing some flak after music videos he recorded have turned up that critics say promote violence and crime.

November 13, 2013 | | State


Stockton woman shares forced exorcism details

STOCKTON (AP) - A California woman whose husband and son are accused of kidnapping her to perform an exorcism says they made her drink oil and told her she had devils inside her.

November 13, 2013 | | State


George W. Bush heads to Leno's stage next week

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former President George W. Bush is headed to "The Tonight Show" next week to talk about his post-White House years with Jay Leno, NBC said Tuesday.

November 12, 2013 | Nina Frisby | State


2 arrested in alleged Stockton. exorcism kidnapping case

STOCKTON (AP) - A father and son are in custody in California on suspicion of kidnapping the father's ex-wife to perform an exorcism.

November 12, 2013 | | State


News from around california

KIM KARDASHIAN CITED FOR SPEEDING ON LA FREEWAY: LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kim Kardashian was cited for speeding Tuesday after a California Highway Patrol officer spotted the reality star apparently being chased by paparazzi on a Los Angeles freeway.

November 12, 2013 | | State


Demolition of old Bay Bridge span begins

OAKLAND (AP) - The new, $6.4 billion eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is done, and demolition of the 1930s-era bridge has begun.

November 12, 2013 | | State


Embattled senator removed from committees

SACRAMENTO (AP) - State Sen. Ron Calderon was stripped of his committee assignments Tuesday amid a federal investigation involving allegations that he accepted money in return for promoting certain bills.

November 12, 2013 | | State


Anthem extends 104,000 health insurance policies

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Health insurer Anthem Blue Cross of California has agreed to a two-month extension of about 104,000 individual policies after failing to give the required 90-day cancellation notice, state Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced Tuesday.

November 12, 2013 | | State


2 charged with Sierra bear poaching

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE (AP) - Nevada County prosecutors have filed criminal charges against two California men accused of illegally killing a black bear near the edge of the Eldorado National Forest about 30 miles southwest of Lake Tahoe.

November 12, 2013 | | State


Lancaster builds house for wounded GI

LANCASTER (AP) - When Jerral Hancock came home from the Iraq war missing one arm, with another that barely worked and a paralyzed body that was burned all over, he was a hero to this Mojave Desert town that wears its military pride on its sleeve.

November 11, 2013 | | State


Three killed, 2 wounded in Stockton home shooting

STOCKTON (AP) - Authorities in Northern California were seeking a motive Monday in a home-invasion shooting that left three adult family members dead and two wounded, and sent a child fleeing to a nearby house for safety.

November 11, 2013 | | State


Cloud seeding may bolster snowpack

SACRAMENTO (AP) - With California experiencing a second straight dry year, water agencies are turning to cloud seeding to help pad the state's snowpack.

November 11, 2013 | | State


Lansbury: Mistake to recycle 'Murder, She Wrote'

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Angela Lansbury says "it's a mistake" for NBC to call a new series "Murder, She Wrote."

November 11, 2013 | | State


Olympic gold medal won by Jesse Owens to be sold

LAGUNA NIGUEL (AP) - One of the four Olympic gold medals won by track and field star Jesse Owens at the 1936 Berlin Games is set to go on the auction block.

November 11, 2013 | | State


Thieves bypass luxury cars, opt for watches

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Police say burglars smashed a plate glass window at a San Diego County luxury car dealership, but it wasn't the Rolls-Royces, Bentleys or Lamborghinis they were interested in. They walked out with watches worth between $20,000 and $60,000 apiece.

November 11, 2013 | Nina Frisby | State


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Mother: Aid-in-dying bill carries daughter’s legacy

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The mother of a young woman whose battle with brain cancer drew widespread attention to her desire to legally end her life with prescribed drugs in California appeared Wednesday in the state Capitol to push for aid-in-dying legislation.

January 21, 2015 | | State


Governor, UC president get OK to meet as committee of 2

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown and University of California President Janet Napolitano received clearance on Wednesday to form an unusual "committee of two" that will look at ways of resolving their standoff over state funding for higher education and the necessity of tuition increases.

January 21, 2015 | | State


Officials begin testing mystery goo as Bay Area bird death toll rises

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco Bay Area officials have begun laboratory tests and necropsies on dead seabirds found coated with a mysterious substance that looks and feels like dirty rubber cement.

January 21, 2015 | | State


MJC gets OK to offer bachelor’s degrees

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Modesto Junior College is one of 15 California community colleges that received preliminary approval Tuesday to start offering career-oriented bachelor's degrees, a step that represents a first for the nation's largest college system and that supporters said is needed to ensure residents are prepared for jobs that in the past may have required only two years of training.

January 20, 2015 | | State


Lawmakers to pursue right-to-die legislation

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers are pursuing right-to-die legislation after the highly publicized death of a young woman with brain cancer who moved to Oregon to legally end her life.

January 20, 2015 | | State


Google, Fidelity fuel Elon Musk’s SpaceX with $1B

HAWTHORNE (AP) - SpaceX has raised $1 billion from Google and Fidelity in a deal that values the spaceship manufacturer at about $10 billion.

January 20, 2015 | | State


Report says California school funding plans are too complex

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A review of California's new school funding formula released Tuesday found its goals and performance metrics are so complex that none of the districts studied met all the requirements.

January 20, 2015 | | State


Stockton hostage seeks money for injuries

STOCKTON (AP) - A woman who survived a deadly bank robbery and hostage situation in Stockton last summer seeks $500,000 from the city.

January 20, 2015 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• LIGHT QUAKE SHAKES CENTRAL CALIFORNIA AREA: KING CITY (AP) - A light earthquake has shaken a Central California region southeast of Monterey Bay.

January 20, 2015 | | State


Brown, UC president to study finances

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown and University of California President Janet Napolitano have agreed to try to iron out their differences on tuition increases, the state's duty to fund higher education and the university's responsibility to control costs by tackling them together with help from their respective staffs and outside experts.

January 19, 2015 | | State


Fight threatens health coverage

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A contract dispute between health insurance provider Blue Shield of California and the Sutter Health network of doctors and hospitals is threatening to force nearly 280,000 consumers in Northern and Central California to find new doctors.

January 19, 2015 | | State


Tahoe tiny critter population plunges

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE (AP) - Researchers at Lake Tahoe are trying to figure out why some of the tiniest creatures and plants at the bottom of the alpine lake appear to be disappearing at an alarming rate.

January 19, 2015 | | State


Last ‘Freedom Train’ makes its final excursion

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The last of the nation's "Freedom Train" rides paying tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. made its final trip in California on Monday after more than 30 years of operation.

January 19, 2015 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

2 TEACHERS ARRESTED ON ALLEGATIONS OF SEX WITH STUDENTS: SANTA ANA (AP) - Authorities say two teachers have been arrested following allegations they had sex with high school students on an overnight beach camping trip in Southern California.

January 19, 2015 | | State


California rates 50th for guidance counselors

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California ranks worst in the nation when it comes to providing students with guidance counselors, according to the U.S. Department of Education, and authorities say the scarcity disproportionately affects the state's most vulnerable students because there simply are not enough counselors to track transient students and make sure they are taking the right credits to graduate.

January 19, 2015 | | State


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