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No increased danger after El Capitan rocks fall in Yosemite park

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - A geological analysis Friday found there was no more danger than usual of another giant rock fall after two huge slides, including one involving a slab of granite the size of a 36-story building, occurred this week on the famed El Capitan rock formation in Yosemite National Park.

September 29, 2017 | | State


Old military explosives found in yard of California home

LOS ANGELES (AP) - About 100 people were forced from their Los Angeles-area homes Thursday night after sheriff's deputies discovered a cache of World War II-era explosives in the backyard of an abandoned home that had been overtaken by transients.

September 29, 2017 | | State


Home-threatening Southern California wildfires on wane

LOMPOC (AP) - A trio of wildfires that threatened at least 100 homes on California's Central Coast appeared to be easing Friday night. But some canyon houses remained at risk, officials said.

September 29, 2017 | | State


Second video shows man punching officer before shooting

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A new video surfaced Saturday that appears to show a man throwing punches at a California police officer during a scuffle before the man was fatally shot outside of a convenience store.

September 24, 2017 | | State


Lawmakers look to free older, younger inmates

SACRAMENTO (AP) - To ease overcrowding in state prisons, California lawmakers want to release more of the state's older prisoners and more of the inmates who were young when they committed their crimes.

September 24, 2017 | | State


Right-wing activist holds short, small Berkeley rally

BERKELEY (AP) - A weeklong conservative free speech showcase at famously liberal University of California, Berkeley was supposed to start Sunday. But it apparently ended the same day after a blink-and-you-miss-it appearance by right-wing firebrand Milo Yiannopoulos and angry shouts from small groups of competing protesters who came to celebrate and condemn him.

September 24, 2017 | | State


A’s catcher first MLB player to kneel during anthem

OAKLAND (AP) - Bruce Maxwell of the Oakland Athletics became the first major league baseball player to kneel during the national anthem Saturday, pulling the sport into a polarizing protest movement that has been criticized harshly by President Donald Trump.

September 24, 2017 | | State


On last day of summer, snow falling in Sierra

TRUCKEE (AP) - Snow fell in the Sierra Nevada on the last day of summer, giving the towering mountain range shared by California and Nevada a wintry look in September and making travel hazardous.

September 21, 2017 | | State


California hits Gatorade in court for ‘anti -water’ videogame

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gatorade has agreed not to make disparaging comments about water as part of a $300,000 settlement reached Thursday with California over allegations it misleadingly portrayed water's benefits in a cellphone game where users refuel Olympic runner Usain Bolt.

September 21, 2017 | | State


Woman brandishes gun in boutique

WEST HOLLYWOOD (AP) - A woman screaming about Cuba pointed a gun Thursday at employees inside the Kardashian-owned DASH boutique in West Hollywood and returned hours later waving a machete at reporters, but eluded authorities both times.

September 21, 2017 | | State


Soroptimist plans ‘meet & greet Saturday for potential members

Soroptimist International of Manteca members are hosting their "Join Us" meet and greet event at Delicato's Tuscan Room on Saturday Sept. 23, from to 3 pm.

September 20, 2017 | | State


Twin Tunnels fight continues after big jolt from Westlands

FRESNO (AP) - In California's long-raging water wars, pitting north against south and farmer against city dweller, the one thing everybody agreed on Wednesday was that the outdated method of shipping water throughout the most populous state needs a serious upgrade.

September 20, 2017 | | State


Judge likely to strike down ballot title for gas tax repeal

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - California's attorney general wrote a misleading description of a ballot initiative to repeal the recently approved gas tax increase, a judge concluded in a tentative ruling issued this week.

September 20, 2017 | | State


Great Valley Academy suspends 5-year-old for ‘terroristic’ threat

MODESTO (AP) - The parents of a 5-year-old boy in central California say their son's school suspended him for a day for allegedly making a "terroristic" threat when he told his teacher there was a bomb in his backpack.

September 20, 2017 | | State


Lodi skydiver dies from crash injuries

LODI (AP) - A skydiver who crashed last week in Northern California after a parachute malfunction has died.

September 20, 2017 | | State


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Lawsuit seeks to block California desert water project

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Environmental activists sued Tuesday to halt a plan to pump water from beneath the Mojave Desert and sell it to Southern California ...

November 28, 2017 | | State


Complaints against lawmakers aren’t tracked

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Latest on legislative hearings on sexual harassment (all times local):

November 28, 2017 | | State


Remains of ancient sea cow unearthed on California island

VENTURA (AP) - Scientists say they've unearthed fossil remains of a sea cow that lived in the shallow waters off Southern California's Channel Islands ...

November 28, 2017 | | State


Lawsuit seeks to block California desert water project

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Environmental activists sued Tuesday to halt a plan to pump water from beneath the Mojave Desert and sell it to Southern California ...

November 28, 2017 | | State


Black bears back in eastern Nevada after 80-year absence

RENO, Nev. (AP) - More than 500 black bears have returned to parts of their historic range in the Great Basin of Nevada where the species ...

November 26, 2017 | | State


Veterans are key as surge of states OK medical pot for PTSD

NEW YORK (AP) - It was a telling setting for a decision on whether post-traumatic stress disorder patients could use medical marijuana.

November 26, 2017 | | State


Rush of pot grows splits rural California before legal sales

COPPEROPOLIS (AP) - The four young men had just started their marijuana harvest in rural Northern California when a dozen sheriff's deputies swooped in with ...

November 24, 2017 | | State


Sexual harassment takes spotlight in California’s capital

SACRAMENTO (AP) - It's been five weeks since nearly 150 women - lobbyists, lawmakers, Republicans, Democrats - signed a letter calling out a pervasive culture of sexual ...

November 24, 2017 | | State


Record setting Thanksgiving temperatures bake SoCal

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Among the things Southern Californians had to be thankful for Thursday were record temperatures high enough to send people flocking to beaches ...

November 23, 2017 | | State


Man freed decades after double killing conviction

SACRAMENTO AP) - Simi Valley was a sleepy Southern California suburb in 1979, one frequently ranked near the top of surveys of America's safest cities ...

November 23, 2017 | | State


Cross-border wedding held as California ‘Door of Hope’ opens

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A United States man and a Mexican woman have wed between the doors of a steel border gate that is opened for ...

November 19, 2017 | | State


1,000 bikes found beneath SoCal homeless camp

SANTA ANA (AP) - Authorities clearing homeless encampments along a Southern California river have found at least two makeshift underground bunkers, including one that contained more ...

November 19, 2017 | | State


Turkeys thriving, causing ruckus in Bay Area

MARTINEZ (AP) - Turkeys are traditional for Thanksgiving. But some folks in the San Francisco Bay Area are praying the wild ones will go away.

November 19, 2017 | | State


Light shines on Capitol partying

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's Capitol is awash in allegations of sexual harassment, creating an atmosphere that's affecting how men and women interact.

November 19, 2017 | | State


Napa Valley wineries assess wildfires’ long- term pocketbook effects

NAPA (AP) - A month after deadly wildfires swept through California's famed wine country, hot-air balloons are floating again over Napa Valley vineyards splashed with ...

November 14, 2017 | | State


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