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Lightning sparks dozens of new California fires

ALTURAS (AP) - Firefighters in Northern California were battling several lightning-sparked wildfires Friday, including a blaze in rural Modoc County that forced about 120 people to evacuate.

August 01, 2014 | | State


Suspect in death of his grandma standing trial

FRESNO (AP) - A Fresno man who told detectives he strangled his 78-year-old grandmother will be tried on a murder charge.

August 01, 2014 | | State


Repairing LA main could take days

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Repair crews on Thursday were shoring up a giant hole in the middle of Sunset Boulevard caused by a ruptured pipe, as officials at the water-logged University of California, Los Angeles, continued to assess damage from the 20 million gallons that inundated the campus.

August 01, 2014 | | State


$11M deal to conserve Colorado River basin

DENVER (AP) - Water providers from four western states and the federal government announced an $11 million agreement Thursday to fund projects meant to counteract critically low water levels in the Colorado River basin, which supplies water to about 40 million people in seven states.

August 01, 2014 | | State


GOP hopeful goes homeless for a week

FRESNO (AP) - The Republican candidate for California governor said Thursday he spent a week living as a homeless person in Fresno to highlight the disparity between the governor's claim that the state is making an economic comeback and the reality faced by the working poor in the nation's most populous state.

July 31, 2014 | | State


People recall man looked out of place at Fresno shelter

FRESNO - Advocates for the homeless say a clean-cut man who showed up at a Fresno shelter last week looked out of place.

July 31, 2014 | By SCOTT SMITH The Associated Press | State


Californians to see 4.2 percent increase in health plan premiums

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Californians buying individual health plans on the state's exchange will see their premiums rise by an average of 4.2 percent in 2015, about half the increase the industry has seen in the past three years, officials announced Thursday.

July 31, 2014 | | State


Passenger dies, pilot hurt in parking lot crash

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A small plane clipped the top of a store before it crashed in the parking lot of a San Diego shopping center, killing a 78-year-old passenger and seriously injuring the 52-year-old pilot, authorities said.

July 31, 2014 | | State


Warwick knows her way to San Jose

SAN JOSE (AP) - In 1968, Dionne Warwick had never been to San Jose and didn't think much of the song.

July 31, 2014 | | State


Wildfire eases near giant Yosemite Park sequoias

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - The section of a wildfire burning close to one of Yosemite National Park's treasured giant sequoia groves died down and got no closer to the grove, park officials said Thursday morning.

July 31, 2014 | | State


SF MEDIAN HOME PRICE: $1M

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco Association of Realtors President Betty Taisch has two words of advice for those who want to live here and think $1 million will buy them their dream house: Think again.

July 31, 2014 | | State


Prison staff told to fake suicide checks

STOCKTON (AP) - California prison employees were pressured into falsifying suicide-watch records at the state's troubled new Stockton medical facility, endangering inmates and violating standards imposed in response to federal court orders, according to the union representing psychiatric technicians.

July 31, 2014 | | State


Report: Secrecy enveloped Bay Bridge work

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Senior officials who oversaw construction of the $6.5 billion eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge repeatedly and deliberately brushed off criticism about construction problems and sought to keep information secret as part of an "institutionalized, if not malicious, lack of transparency in the project," a state Senate investigative report released Thursday found.

July 31, 2014 | | State


San Francisco senator pleads not guilty

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A California state senator previously charged with bribery pleaded not guilty Thursday to a new count of racketeering and to previously filed charges of accepting and soliciting bribes in exchange for exerting his influence in Sacramento.

July 31, 2014 | | State


Crews work to protect Yosemite sequoias

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - Fire crews strengthened old containment lines on Wednesday to keep a blaze in Yosemite National Park from reaching a grove of treasured giant sequoia trees.

July 30, 2014 | | State


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Men who stopped train attack to star in Clint Eastwood film

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The three California men who thwarted a terror attack on a French train in 2015 will play themselves in a Clint Eastwood-directed film ...

July 11, 2017 | | State


Interstate 80 reopens along stateline

TRUCKEE (AP) - Fire crews were getting the upper hand on a wildland blaze that shut down U.S. Interstate 80 along the Nevada-California line most ...

July 11, 2017 | | State


WILDFIRES ARE EARLY, UNPREDICTABLE

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Timber and brush parched from a years-long dry spell and thick grass that grew after drought-busting winter downpours are making for early ...

July 11, 2017 | | State


Abort! Airliner nearly lands on other SF planes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The pilot of an Air Canada plane carrying 140 passengers made a last-minute maneuver to avoid landing on a taxiway at San ...

July 11, 2017 | | State


Deal updates cap/trade makes tax, fee changes

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Legislation to renew California's cap-and-trade program through 2030 and boost local monitoring of air quality are expected to be up for hearings ...

July 11, 2017 | | State


NorCal: Hell and high water

OROVILLE . (AP) - With looming floods and roaring flames, Chuck Wilsey's year sounds more like ancient scripture than modern living in Northern California.

July 10, 2017 | | State


Rescuers robbed at gunpoint trying to reach hiker

TEHACHAPI (AP) - Add armed robbery to the threats facing hikers this year on the Pacific Crest Trail.

July 10, 2017 | | State


Deal struck on plan to extend cap and trade

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders have struck a deal to extend California's cap-and-trade program through 2030, but it still needs backing ...

July 10, 2017 | | State


Head of new state tax agency will make $190K

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has named a former chief of staff for the U.S. Small Business Administration to head a newly created California ...

July 10, 2017 | | State


Greta Garbo fortune heiress dies at age 85

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Gray Gustafson Reisfield, the sole heiress to her aunt Greta Garbo's estate and a woman who was a long-time companion to ...

July 10, 2017 | | State


Chocolate milk off the menu at San Francisco’s schools

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco school kids who learned to live without soda and candy will soon have to give up chocolate milk too.

July 10, 2017 | | State


Surfers paddle out to honor wetsuit pioneer Jack O’Neill

SANTA CRUZ (AP) - Thousands of surfers have taken to the waters off California in tribute to wetsuit pioneer Jack O'Neill.

July 10, 2017 | | State


Tesla provides first look at Model 3 sedan

PALO ALTO (AP) - Electric automaker Tesla has produced its first Model 3 sedan, a highly anticipated car because it carries a relatively low sticker price.

July 09, 2017 | | State


Power restored after LA outage

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Electricity was restored Sunday to tens of thousands of customers who lost service when a power station in suburban Los Angeles caught ...

July 09, 2017 | | State


Thousands flee burning wildfires

SANTA MARIA (AP) - Wildfires barreled across the baking landscape of the western U.S., destroying a smattering of homes, forcing thousands to flee and temporarily ...

July 09, 2017 | | State


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