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Water shortage in Willits stokes fears

WILLITS (AP) - In this small logging town in Northern California's redwood country, small blue signs urging water conservation are almost everywhere you look.

February 06, 2014 | | State


Much needed rain, snow falls

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Drought-stricken California got some help Thursday from the weather - a prelude to a bigger storm for parts of the state over the weekend that could dump as much as 2 feet of snow in the northern Sierra and 6 inches of rain on Bay Area mountains.

February 06, 2014 | | State


Natural gas shortage hits California power supply

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Californians were urged to voluntarily cut their electricity use Thursday in a rare mid-winter conservation alert, after frigid weather across the U.S. and Canada caused a shortage of natural gas at Southern California power plants.

February 06, 2014 | | State


Prosecutors mull vandalism case against Bieber

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles County sheriff's investigators have presented evidence to prosecutors for a possible felony vandalism case against Justin Bieber.

February 06, 2014 | | State


Valley fever killed 3 prison workers

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Illness caused by a soil-borne fungus killed three employees at two California prisons in recent years and sickened 103 others, according to a federal health care agency report made public Thursday.

February 06, 2014 | | State


LA jury acquits judge in dog droppings dispute

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A dispute over a bag of dog poop has ended in the acquittal of a Los Angeles County judge.

February 06, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS THE BAY AREA

• SCHOOL APOLOGIZES FOR BLACK HISTORY LUNCH MENU: CONCORD (AP) - Officials at a Northern California private school are apologizing after a lunch menu option to celebrate Black History Month angered some parents and students.

February 06, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• Convicted killer sprung from state's death row: SAN JOSE (AP) - A man convicted of killing two San Jose jewelers more than 25 years ago has been released from death row.

February 05, 2014 | | State


Was attack on PG&E substation terrorism?

SAN JOSE (AP) - Former Federal Energy Regulatory Commission chairman Jon Wellinghoff said Wednesday an April attack on Silicon Valley's phone lines and power grid was terrorism - despite repeated FBI statements that it had found no indications to back that up.

February 05, 2014 | | State


Daytime shooting in Stockton leaves three wounded

STOCKTON (AP) - Police in Stockton say three people were wounded when 40 to 50 gunshots rang out in a daytime shooting in a residential neighborhood.

February 05, 2014 | | State


Feds give $14M more for drought help

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Federal officials on Wednesday pledged more money to help California cope with its severe drought as state fishing regulators shut down recreational angling on portions of two water-starved rivers because of concerns about the survival of salmon and steelhead trout.

February 05, 2014 | | State


Firefighter handcuffed at SoCal crash scene

CHULA VISTA (AP) - A firefighter responding to a Southern California crash site was handcuffed and held in a patrol car for failing to move a fire truck immediately after police asked him to.

February 05, 2014 | | State


'Octomom’ faces more welfare fraud charges

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Octomom" Nadya Suleman was charged with a fourth count of welfare fraud Wednesday after prosecutors said they discovered she wrongly collected an additional $10,000 in benefits from the state.

February 05, 2014 | | State


Wheelchair catches fire, man dies

RED BLUFF (AP) - A Northern California man has died after his wheelchair caught fire, authorities say.

February 05, 2014 | | State


Board faults LAPD’s Dorner deployment

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A civilian board that found eight officers violated Los Angeles Police Department policy in mistakenly firing on two women during the manhunt for ex-cop Christopher Dorner also faulted the department itself.

February 05, 2014 | | State


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California proposal would open single-stall restrooms to anyone

SACRAMENTO (AP) - All single-person bathrooms in California would become gender-neutral under legislation proposed in the state Legislature.

January 29, 2016 | | State


US agrees to environmental review of offshore oil fracking

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The federal government has agreed to stop approving oil fracking off the California coast until it studies whether the practice is safe ...

January 29, 2016 | | State


Regulators get input, sort of, on self-driving car rollout

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California regulators deciding how to permit the future rollout of self-driving cars were told Thursday by consumer advocates that their cautious approach was ...

January 28, 2016 | | State


March 25 deadline for Hall of Fame

Nominations are being sought for the Manteca Hall of Fame's Class of 2016.

January 28, 2016 | | State


Lathrop Police Services staging citizens academy

Lathrop Police Services' annual Citizen's Academy is just around the corner.

January 28, 2016 | | State


Facebook to expand beyond its ‘like’ button ‘pretty soon’

MENLO PARK (AP) - It won't be long before Facebook's 1.6 billion users have more ways to quickly express their feelings on the ...

January 27, 2016 | | State


Facebook posts strong 4Q; firm closes gap with Google

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook is growing at an exceptional pace as it enters adolescence, propelling it into a better position to challenge Google as the ...

January 27, 2016 | | State


Brown: Reduce criminal sentences

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown's latest attempt to reduce the state prison population is a ballot initiative unveiled Wednesday that aims to free certain ...

January 27, 2016 | | State


Bullet train chair projects lower cost, longer timeline

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The chairman of the board that oversees California's high-speed rail project said Wednesday that the next projection will likely lower the cost ...

January 27, 2016 | | State


NEW HOUSEHOLD LED STANDARDS

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California on Wednesday became the first state to set energy efficiency standards for household LEDs and smaller track-lighting-style light bulbs - a move that ...

January 27, 2016 | | State


Man yelled ‘I can’t breathe’ before death

OAKLAND (AP) - The family of a 51-year-old man who screamed 20 times that police were killing him last week settled a wrongful-death lawsuit with the ...

January 27, 2016 | | State


Vincent Hernandez III attending Congress of Future Medical Leaders

Manteca resident Vincent Hernandez III has been picked as a delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Lowell, MA on June 25-27.

January 27, 2016 | | State


Snowpack in drought-stricken California hits five-year high

FRESNO (AP) - Recent El Nino storms have boosted the Sierra Nevada snowpack to 115 percent of normal - more than the drought-stricken state has seen in ...

January 27, 2016 | | State


MPPA backs Zapien for supervisors seat

Moses Zapien - chairman of the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors and candidate for the 3rd Supervisorial District representing Manteca north of Yosemite Avenue, Lathrop ...

January 26, 2016 | | State


Citizens use drones to map El Nino flooding

LONG BEACH (AP) - Forget about selfies. In California, residents are using smartphones and drones to document the coastline's changing face.

January 24, 2016 | | State


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