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Taser death victim went 14 minutes without medical care

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 66-year-old man who died this week after California police stunned him with a Taser during a struggle lay on the ground for 14 minutes without medical assistance because officers were in a standoff with his brother, who was threatening them with a gun, authorities said Thursday.

October 06, 2016 | | State


Sheriff: LA County sergeant was shot execution-style

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles County sheriff's sergeant was the victim of "a calculated execution" by a parolee with a long history of arrests who pumped bullets into his body as he lay wounded, Sheriff Jim McDonnell said Thursday.

October 06, 2016 | | State


State tightens rule on popular agricultrure pesticide, citing health

FRESNO (AP) - California will tighten rules on how much farmers can use a common pesticide listed by the nation's most productive agricultural state as a chemical known to cause cancer, regulators said Thursday.

October 06, 2016 | | State


Person in clown suit tried to kidnap baby girl

CONCORD (AP) - Concord police say a person dressed in a clown suit tried to abduct an infant.

October 06, 2016 | | State


Teen shot by LA officer was suicidal

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 16-year-old boy shot dead last weekend as he pointed a fake gun at police wanted to kill himself, Police Chief Charlie Beck said Thursday.

October 06, 2016 | | State


ONCE CALLED A HOAX

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A disbarred Harvard University-trained attorney is trying to avoid a life prison sentence with a plea bargain in a kidnapping so elaborate and bizarre that police in California initially dismissed it as a hoax.

September 29, 2016 | | State


$389M spent so far on measures

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Supporters and opponents of California's 17 November ballot measures have raised nearly $390 million six weeks before the election, putting the state as close as $50 million shy of record initiative fundraising with some of the heaviest spending yet to come.

September 29, 2016 | | State


Brown approves gender-neutral status for single occupant restrooms

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown waded further into the national debate over transgender rights Thursday as he signed a bill requiring that all single-stall toilets in California be designated as gender neutral.

September 29, 2016 | | State


Parks close Halloween ride amid charges of stereotyping

SANTA CLARA (AP) - More than 3,000 people have signed a petition asking Knott's Berry Farm to reopen a Halloween horror attraction that was closed after mental health advocates said it was insensitive to the mentally ill.

September 29, 2016 | | State


Soda-tax battle bubbles up in the SF Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The national fight over sugary soda is bubbling up in the San Francisco Bay Area, where voters in November will consider a tax on the drinks that many health experts say contribute to diabetes, obesity and tooth decay.

September 28, 2016 | | State


El Cajon ifficer guns down refugee in ‘shooting stance’

EL CAJON (AP) - The fatal police shooting of a Ugandan refugee who drew something from his pocket and extended his hands in a "shooting stance" happened about a minute after officers in a San Diego suburb arrived where a distraught man was reportedly walking in traffic, a police spokesman said Wednesday.

September 28, 2016 | | State


Gun owners expect to fail in blocking new California laws

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The leader of a gun owners' group said Wednesday that he expects to fall short of forcing a statewide vote to overturn recent California laws that will require people to turn in high-capacity magazines and mandate background checks for ammunition sales.

September 28, 2016 | | State


Some evacuation orders lifted in California wildfire areas

MORGAN HILL (AP) - Some evacuations were lifted Wednesday as firefighters, aided by cooler weather, held back the progress of a wildfire burning through bone-dry brush and threatening hundreds of structures in California's Santa Cruz Mountains.

September 28, 2016 | | State


Heat wave intensifies wildfires

MORGAN HILL (AP) - A grass fire along a Northern California highway spread to parched trees, and flying embers landed on nearby homes, setting at least eight homes on fire, authorities said.

September 27, 2016 | | State


Blige, Clinton interview clips face ridicule

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A pair of clips teasing Mary J. Blige's interview with Hillary Clinton on her upcoming Apple Music show "The 411" isn't winning over social media users.

September 27, 2016 | | State


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Clashes over underground venues

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The party is over at Purple 33.

December 22, 2016 | | State


90,000 page study backs twin tunnels

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to build two giant tunnels to send Northern California water southward moved a step closer Thursday to ...

December 22, 2016 | | State


VW owners told not to strip parts before buybacks

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal judge on Thursday warned Volkswagen owners eligible for a buyback under one of the company's emissions cheating settlements not ...

December 22, 2016 | | State


LA sheriff corruption case ends in mistrial

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The corruption case against former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca ended in a mistrial Thursday after jurors deadlocked 11-1 to acquit ...

December 22, 2016 | | State


Wal-Mart pulls Black Lives Matter T-shirt from website

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Wal-Mart has pulled a Black Lives Matter T-shirt from its online offerings amid complaints by police.

December 22, 2016 | | State


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

December 15, 2016 | | State


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