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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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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


Yahoo accidently tweets racial slur

SUN NYVALE (AP) - Yahoo Finance says it accidentally tweeted out a racial epithet when promoting a story about the cost of President-elect Donald Trump's ...

January 06, 2017 | | State


Beat poet David Meltzer dies at 79

OAKLAND (AP) - David Meltzer, a Beat poet and musician who appeared in an influential anthology in his early 20s and went on to complete more ...

January 06, 2017 | | State


Vandalized Hollywood sign briefly reads ‘HOLLYWeeD’

LOS ANGELES (AP) - No, Los Angeles residents, it wasn't your hangovers playing tricks on you. The Hollywood sign really did read "HOLLYWeeD" for a ...

January 01, 2017 | | State


Going broke over Fleet Week

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The nonprofit foundation that runs San Diego Fleet Week is out of money, and its board has been negotiating with creditors to ...

January 01, 2017 | | State


Refugees struggle with PTSD

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's capital has emerged as a leading destination for Afghan refugees who were awarded special visas because of their service to coalition ...

January 01, 2017 | | State


18 people stuck 100 feet high on Knott’s Berry Farm ride

BUENA PARK (AP) - Firefighters were slowly lowering 18 people from an amusement park ride stuck 100 feet in the air for more than five hours ...

December 30, 2016 | | State


California governor’s ‘first dog’ Sutter dies at age 13

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - "Sutter" Brown, a Pembroke Welsh corgi christened California's first dog by his owner Gov. Jerry Brown, died Friday following a brief ...

December 30, 2016 | | State


Ferry ridership surges on San Francisco Bay

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Ferry ridership on the San Francisco Bay has surged by more than a million passengers in the last four years, as more ...

December 30, 2016 | | State


Surge of Central Americans drive jump in border arrests

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Central Americans attempting to enter the United States illegally on the nation's border with Mexico helped drive a 23 percent increase ...

December 30, 2016 | | State


ROSE PARADE FLOAT WEDDING

IRWINDALE (AP) - Christian Guntert was lying on his back, gluing seeds to the bottom of a giant faux pizza for a Rose Parade float when ...

December 30, 2016 | | State


Dungeness crabbers on strike from California to Canada

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Some consumers may have to settle for not-as-fresh Dungeness crab and others could wait a little longer for their first taste of ...

December 30, 2016 | | State


TREMBORS FELT IN 209

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A trio of significant earthquakes that struck a remote part of western Nevada early Wednesday were big enough to cause as much ...

December 28, 2016 | | State


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