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CalPERS to sell all tobacco stocks

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The nation's largest public pension system is giving up tobacco.

December 19, 2016 | | State


Truck driver fatigue cited in crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Acute fatigue and lack of familiarity with the area likely caused the driver of a work truck to turn onto train tracks where the vehicle and its trailer were struck by a Southern California commuter train, killing the engineer and injuring dozens more last year, federal investigators said Monday.

December 19, 2016 | | State


Academy of Art agrees to settlement

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - One of the nation's largest for-profit art schools has agreed to a $60 million settlement after amassing a real estate empire that officials said flouted the law and contributed to San Francisco's housing crisis.

December 19, 2016 | | State


Hits get added writers as lawsuits loom

NEW YORK (AP) - What do Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk," Sam Smith's "Stay With Me" and the Chainsmokers' "Closer" have in common?

December 18, 2016 | | State


The Force is with ‘Rogue One’

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" soared to the top of the weekend box office as expected, scoring the second-best December opening ever with $155 million in estimated ticket sales.

December 18, 2016 | | State


Interstate 5 work thru Stockton completed

STOCKTON-The San Joaquin Council of Governments (SJCOG), Caltrans District 10, the City of Stockton, and the County of San Joaquin celebrated the completion of the final portion of the long-awaited Interstate 5 corridor improvement projects.

December 18, 2016 | | State


State trying to stop cellphone smuggling

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California is installing nearly 1,000 sophisticated metal detectors, scanners and secret security cameras at its prisons in its latest attempt to thwart the smuggling of cellphones, thousands of which continue to flood the prisons despite previous efforts.

December 18, 2016 | | State


NEW WATER FIGHT BREWING

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The first winter storm of 2017 to drop welcome rain over the rivers, pumps, pipes and canals that move California's water north to south likely will open a new era of tension over how much water goes to fish or farms under a new U.S law.

December 18, 2016 | | State


Massive storm soaking NorCal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - One of the strongest rainstorms of the season hit Northern California and the San Francisco Bay Area on Thursday, with a small town in the North Bay receiving nearly seven inches of rain over the last 24-hour period, forecasters said.

December 15, 2016 | | State


California electors favor changing Electoral College

SACRAMENTO (AP) - They're the chosen few - the 55 California residents who will directly cast votes for president. But many of California's presidential electors don't think they or anyone else should have that right.

December 15, 2016 | | State


California adopting energy efficiency rules for computers

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California will institute sweeping energy efficiency standards for computers and monitors in an effort to reduce power costs, with the goal of saving ratepayers some $373 million in utility bills by 2027.

December 15, 2016 | | State


2nd man arrested for worshipper’s stabbing

SIMI VALLEY (AP) - A second man was arrested Thursday for allegedly stabbing a worshipper near a California mosque in an apparent hate crime.

December 15, 2016 | | State


WHILE TRACKED BY GPS

SANTA ANA (AP) - Jurors took just an hour Thursday to convict a California sex offender of killing four women - crimes that were mostly committed while he was being tracked by GPS and that now make him eligible for a death sentence.

December 15, 2016 | | State


State tells Uber: Stop self-driving car rides

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hours after Uber began offering people in San Francisco rides in self-driving cars Wednesday, California regulators told the ride-hailing company to stop and said it could face legal action if it does not get a state permit.

December 15, 2016 | | State


Court OKs waiting period for existing California gun owners

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's policy of withholding weapons for 10 days from buyers who previously purchased a gun and clear a background check before the state's waiting period is a reasonable safety precaution that does not violate the Second Amendment, a federal appeals court said Wednesday.

December 15, 2016 | | State


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Flooded California residents rescued as storms recede

HOLLISTER (AP) - Rescue workers used boats and firetrucks to evacuate dozens of Northern California residents from their flooded homes Wednesday as a drought-busting series of ...

January 11, 2017 | | State


Rapper sues San Diego over gang conspiracy law

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A hip-hop musician and a community organizer have sued the city of San Diego for federal civil rights violations over being jailed ...

January 11, 2017 | | State


A tornado in California? Not as rare as you might think

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The latest storm to wallop Northern California whipped up a small tornado that downed trees and fences near Sacramento.

January 11, 2017 | | State


‘Atmospheric rivers’ soak California

LOS ANGELES (AP) - They're called "atmospheric rivers" and they can dump massive quantities of Pacific Ocean water on California, carrying it through the air ...

January 09, 2017 | | State


I-80 reopens in Sierra 20 hours after mudslide

TRUCKEE (AP) - U.S. Interstate 80 has reopened over the top of the Sierra Nevada after a mudslide shut it down for nearly 20 hours ...

January 09, 2017 | | State


Wine country hit hard by heavy storms

FORESTVILLE (AP) - Emergency crews in rescue boats and helicopters rushed to take advantage of a one-day break between storms Monday to rescue stranded people and ...

January 09, 2017 | | State


LA advises swimmers, surfers to avoid ocean due to runoff

NEWPORT BEACH (AP) - Los Angeles County health officials are advising swimmers and surfers to stay out of the ocean for at least three days because ...

January 09, 2017 | | State


Mudslides partially close I-80, US 50

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Mudslides have partially closed two major trans-Sierra routes.

January 08, 2017 | | State


Uber to help cities get grasp on traffic patterns

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Uber is offering a helping hand to some of the same city leaders it sometimes antagonizes with the aggressive way it runs ...

January 08, 2017 | | State


SeaWorld San Diego ending killer whale show

SAN DIEGO (AP) - SeaWorld San Diego is ending its long-running killer whale show after years of outcry and falling attendance prompted it to renounce theatrical ...

January 08, 2017 | | State


Brown reps budget amid uncertainty

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown will release a proposed state spending plan this week without knowing the answers to key questions that will have a ...

January 08, 2017 | | State


CONVICTED AS MAN, IN JAIL AS WOMAN

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A 57-year-old convicted killer serving a life sentence in California became the first U.S. inmate to receive state-funded sex-reassignment surgery, the prisoner ...

January 06, 2017 | | State


San Diego mayor eyes 2018 race for governor

LOS ANGELES (AP) - San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer pledged to finish his four-year term as he campaigned for re-election last year, a decision that would ...

January 06, 2017 | | State


Foreign government may have breached Anthem health data

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A foreign government may have been behind a cyber breach of health insurance company Anthem Inc. that compromised the records of more than ...

January 06, 2017 | | State


SJ Museum is showcasing Stockton Chinatown history

LODI – A special exhibition on Stockton's Chinatown opens Jan. 29 with various activities at the San Joaquin County Museum at Micke Grove Park.

January 06, 2017 | | State


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