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SoCal wildfire destroys 105 homes

SAN BERNARDINO (AP) - Five days after an explosive wildfire in Southern California sent thousands fleeing for their lives, authorities lifted all evacuation orders on Sunday to allow residents to return home.

August 21, 2016 | | State

City manager ousted over nude photo

PALM SPRINGS (AP) - Newly released written complaints say a Southern California city manager was asked to resign for showing a nude photo of a colleague to other co-workers at city hall.

August 14, 2016 | | State

Woman critically injured by tree branch in SF

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Officials say a woman is in critical condition after a large tree branch fell 50 feet and hit her on the head while she and her children were visiting a San Francisco park.

August 14, 2016 | | State

Wildfire destroys 4 homes

LOWER LAKE (AP) - Flames racing through dry brush Sunday destroyed at least four homes and forced more than 1,000 people to flee and firefighters to carry animals out of a northern California lake community that was evacuated in a devastating wildfire last year.

August 14, 2016 | | State

A year’s worth of birth control

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California women who take birth control would have to make fewer trips to the pharmacy under a bill that would require insurers to cover up to a 12-month supply at one time.

August 14, 2016 | | State

Parks promised to poor areas unbuilt years later

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A decade after California voters were promised $400 million worth of parks in some of the state's poorest neighborhoods, an Associated Press review finds fewer than half of the 126 projects that received the money have been built, as Democratic lawmakers push to add another $1 billion to the program.

August 09, 2016 | | State

Jump was on dead skydiver’s bucket list

LODI (AP) - The mother of a skydiver who plummeted to his death with an instructor in a Lodi vineyard said her teenage son was an adventurous spirit who was willing to try just about anything - including the jump that was on his bucket list of things to do in life.

August 09, 2016 | | State

Woman gets backlash for having invasive bear killed

FOREST FALLS (AP) - A mother of three has provoked a backlash for having a bear shot after it repeatedly broke into her Southern California mountain home.

August 07, 2016 | | State

Group sues to publish lawmakers’ addresses

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A California gun rights group is suing after a legislative lawyer blocked a blog post listing the addresses of lawmakers who had recently supported tough gun control legislation.

August 07, 2016 | | State

Fatal police shooting highlights inconsistent body cam usage

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The critical moment when a gunman opened fire on two San Diego police officers, killing one, may never be seen. The surviving officer only activated his camera after the wounded shooter was running away.

August 07, 2016 | | State

First-time jumper was among 1 of 2 skydivers killed at Lodi center

LODI (AP) - One of two skydivers who died plummeting into a Northern California vineyard was 18 and jumping for the first time, and his family was there watching when he hit the ground, the owner of the skydiving center and local authorities said Sunday.

August 07, 2016 | | State

New trend: ‘Pop-ups’ preschools

SAN JOSE (AP) - Cindy Rivera entered the family resource center in the Hillview neighborhood library at 10 a.m. and began transforming it. She replaced chairs and tables with furniture half the size, unfurled colorful round rugs, and unpacked boxes of books and blocks, clay and costumes, and math and science games.

August 07, 2016 | | State


STOCKTON AP) - Stockton's mayor was charged Thursday with providing alcohol to young adults last summer and making a secret recording of what prosecutors said was a game of strip poker that included a 16-year-old boy at a camp for underprivileged children run by the mayor.

August 04, 2016 | | State

Pot backers sue over opposing arguments

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Supporters of a California initiative to legalize recreational marijuana filed a lawsuit Thursday accusing opponents of including false and misleading language in official ballot materials.

August 04, 2016 | | State

SF Chinatown gang leader gets life in prison

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A dapper San Francisco Chinatown gangster known as "Shrimp Boy" whose conviction on murder and racketeering charges was part of a major federal organized crime investigation that also brought down a state senator was sentenced Thursday to two life terms - one for killing a rival.

August 04, 2016 | | State

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3-year-old girl shot and killed in Stockton

STOCKTON (AP) - A 3-year-old girl riding in a car with her family was killed by a stray bullet in a Stockton neighborhood where a shooting ...

September 26, 2016 | | State

Fire forces evacuation of 300 homes

CLOVERDALE (AP) - A fast-moving wildfire prompted the evacuations of 300 homes in the Santa Cruz Mountains, while fire crews continued to battle a blaze burning ...

September 26, 2016 | | State

Farmers drill wells as groundwater limits loom

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Farmers in central California are drilling more and deeper wells than ever before to pump water for their fruit orchards and sprawling fields ...

September 25, 2016 | | State

Man charged with hitting mayor with pie released on bail

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A man who was charged with assault and battery after Sacramento, California, Mayor Kevin Johnson was hit in the face with a pie ...

September 25, 2016 | | State

Woman in custody after police chase, hostage standoff

RIVERSIDE (AP) - A woman who authorities said led police on a pursuit along a Southern California interstate early Saturday and then fled into an apartment ...

September 25, 2016 | | State

Motorcyclist fatally shot near Truckee

TRUCKEE (AP) - A motorcyclist was shot to death on Interstate 80 near Truckee, prompting authorities to close the highway for hours to investigate.

September 25, 2016 | | State

1 Chinese tourist dead, 11 hurt in bus crash near Yosemite

OAKHURST (AP) - The California Highway Patrol says one passenger was killed and 11 were injured when a tour bus carrying students from China hit a ...

September 25, 2016 | | State

2 men arrested, teen detained in California triple slaying

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) - Two men were arrested and a 17-year-old girl was detained Sunday on suspicion of killing three people inside a Southern California home ...

September 25, 2016 | | State

Unusual power source: Gridlocked roads

LOS ANGELES (AP) - All those cars on California's famously gridlocked highways could be doing more than just using energy - they could be producing it.

September 25, 2016 | | State


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The four brothers were badly beaten, cold and terrified for their lives when they appeared before dawn at a stranger's Northern ...

September 22, 2016 | | State

Sacramento mayor tackles protester who hit him with pie

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A man took a coconut cream pie from a grocery bag, grabbed Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson from behind and smacked him in the ...

September 22, 2016 | | State

San Jose State college students vandalize dorms with swastikas

SAN JOSE . (AP) - Two students at a Northern California university scrawled swastikas and other hate speech in residence halls, the campus president said Thursday.

September 22, 2016 | | State

2nd wildfire breaks out on base

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE (AP) - Another wildfire, possibly sparked by a downed powerline, broke out Wednesday and forced the evacuation of buildings on a large ...

September 22, 2016 | | State

Feds OK plan to fight housing displacement

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Federal housing officials approved a preference plan that advocates said Thursday will help low-income minorities stay in increasingly unaffordable San Francisco.

September 22, 2016 | | State


LOS ANGELES (AP) - For more than a decade, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have been a glamorous, globe-trotting Hollywood power couple, attracting cameras to their ...

September 20, 2016 | | State

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