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Burning bannedon 31 million acres

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Open burning is being banned on 31 million acres of land throughout California because of the threat wildfires due to the lengthening drought.

June 18, 2014 | | State

State funding wildfire prevention

SACRAMENTO (AP) - For the first time, California forestry officials intend to give counties and organizations money raised through a contested assessment on property in wildfire-prone areas to be used for fire-prevention projects.

June 17, 2014 | | State

Lawyer: Suspect in 9-year-old niece’s molestation was sleeping at the time

MARTINEZ (AP) - The attorney for a Northern California man accused of molesting his 9-year-old niece says his client was asleep at the time.

June 17, 2014 | | State

Experts seek to remove fox from endangered list

SANTA ANA (AP) - Two subspecies of a fox that lives only on an island chain off the Southern California coast should be removed from the endangered species list because of a dramatic increase in population during at least the past decade, a scientific group dedicated to fox recovery said Tuesday.

June 17, 2014 | | State

Residents return as Sierra Nevada wildfire tamed

LAKE ISABELLA (AP) - Diminishing winds were helping California firefighters surround 75 percent of a wildfire in the southern Sierra Nevada.

June 17, 2014 | | State

Fish taken from hatcheries amid drought

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Workers evacuated rainbow trout on Tuesday from a hatchery on the American River as part of rescue efforts prompted by concerns that California's drought will increase water temperatures and kill the fish.

June 17, 2014 | | State

California Assembly leader opens up on gay rights issues

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, the first lesbian to lead a house of the California Legislature, said Tuesday that more work needs to be done to promote tolerance of gays and lesbians, especially in rural America.

June 17, 2014 | | State

LA mayor’s F-bomb blows up worries about bad words in public

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The F-bomb that Mayor Eric Garcetti dropped on Los Angeles this week has quickly mushroomed into a conundrum over just what a politician can get away with saying in public these days.

June 17, 2014 | | State

Drought closes Santa Cruz campground

REDWOOD CITY (AP) - A popular campground in the Santa Cruz Mountains has been closed because a creek is too low to draw water for visitors amid California's lingering drought.

June 17, 2014 | | State

Mayor curbs self over dog poop incident

SAN MARINO (AP) - The doo-doo has gotten too deep for the mayor of a wealthy Los Angeles suburb who flung dog poop onto a political opponent's property.

June 17, 2014 | | State

Sea rise means severe Silicon Valley Floods

EAST PALO ALTO - Thirty-year-old Gustavo Leal remembers the floodwaters reaching the doorstep of his family home in East Palo Alto. "It was bad enough that you couldn't get out of your driveway," he said.

June 16, 2014 | By NGOC NGUYEN NEW AMERICA MEDIA | State

Care, lost wages for fan could total $37M

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Lawyers for a San Francisco Giants fan gravely disabled after a beating at Dodger Stadium rested their case in a negligence suit Monday after an expert said Bryan Stow's lost wages and medical costs could total more than $37 million over his lifetime.

June 16, 2014 | | State

Cap-trade big boost for high-speed rail

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown scored a big win for California's $68 billion high-speed rail project by persuading fellow Democrats to dedicate a steady future funding source for it in the state budget.

June 16, 2014 | | State

Meth lab found at retirement community

FRESNO (AP) - Police and residents of a retirement community were stunned that a 64-year-old Northern California man arrested during a traffic stop was accused of cooking methamphetamine inside his apartment at the facility for seniors.

June 16, 2014 | | State

Senate elects LA Demo as next leader

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The state Senate on Monday named as its next leader a Los Angeles Democrat who is best known for championing policies benefiting low-wage workers - even after his name surfaced in a federal corruption probe against a fellow state lawmaker.

June 16, 2014 | | State

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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

State awards $500M for jail rehab programs

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California awarded $500 million on Thursday to 15 counties to pay for new classrooms, mental health facilities and other projects intended to help ...

November 12, 2015 | | State

Campus marches over student debt held coast-to-coast

BERKELEY (AP) - Students at the University of California, Berkeley and more than a hundred other colleges and universities staged marches Thursday in support of free ...

November 12, 2015 | | State

Court rejects challenge to death penalty

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California's death penalty survived a legal challenge Thursday when a federal appeals court reversed a lower court ruling that had found ...

November 12, 2015 | | State

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