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Man gets 3-years for torturing puppy

REDWOOD CITY (AP) - A Northern California man convicted of torturing and killing a puppy in front of his 4-year-old daughter has been sentenced to three years in jail.

September 28, 2014 | | State

Brown vetoes $100m boost for UC, Cal State due to fires

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed legislation Saturday that would have given the University of California and California State University systems a $100 million financial boost.

September 28, 2014 | | State

Uber driver charged in hammer attack on passenger

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A driver for ride-sharing company Uber is accused of striking a passenger with a hammer during a dispute over the route he was taking.

September 26, 2014 | | State

Bay Bridge officials concerned about rod corrosion

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - State transportation officials are trying to determine if giant steel rods on the Bay Bridge's new eastern span have been damaged by exposure to water.

September 26, 2014 | | State

‘Gone With the Wind’: Celebration, censure

LOS ANGELES (AP) - As its 75th anniversary approaches, "Gone With the Wind" is again being celebrated as a timeless movie classic. But now, even the film's distributor acknowledges the Civil War epic's portrayal of slavery is dated and inaccurate.

September 26, 2014 | | State

Cities crack down on ride-sharing firms

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Ride-sharing companies Uber, Lyft and Sidecar are being threatened with legal action in San Francisco and Los Angeles over how they screen drivers and charge passengers, along with other business practices.

September 26, 2014 | | State


• WIFE OF RANDY JACKSON OF 'IDOL' FAME SEEKS DIVORCE: LOS ANGELES (AP) - The wife of former "American Idol" judge Randy Jackson has filed for divorce after nearly 19 years of marriage.

September 26, 2014 | | State

Rain gives firefighters big help

POLLOCK PINES (AP) - Nearly an inch of rain, with more wet weather forecast for the weekend, has helped firefighters gain the upper hand on a massive wildfire burning in the mountains east of Sacramento, officials said Friday.

September 26, 2014 | | State

Cal releases report on student- athlete grad rates

BERKELEY (AP) - California will raise the academic requirements of incoming student-athletes as part of an effort to improve graduation rates for football players and other athletes.

September 26, 2014 | | State

Powerball winner claims $228.4M

SAN MATEO (AP) - Nail technician Vinh Nguyen says he just wants to be a normal man, but he's going to have a lot more to spend than most people after winning the $228.4 million Powerball ticket this week. California lottery officials said Friday that Nguyen bought the winning ticket at Dehoff's Key Market in San Mateo on Wednesday and showed up at their offices Thursday.

September 26, 2014 | | State

Turlock man, son drown at Ocean Beach

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A father and son have died after being pulled from storm-driven waves off a San Francisco beach, authorities said Friday.

September 26, 2014 | | State

Challenger would drop tenure-ruling appeal

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The challenger in the unexpectedly tight race for California's elected schools chief said Thursday that if he wins in November he would immediately withdraw the state superintendent from an appeal of a landmark legal decision that struck down teacher-tenure laws and other job protections.

September 25, 2014 | | State

Chase, police shooting snarl SF traffic

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Officers shot and killed a man Thursday after he led them on a lengthy high-speed chase, crashed in downtown San Francisco and then fired a gun at good Samaritans who tried to help him, authorities said.

September 25, 2014 | | State

Farmers may have to stop using grape, nut pesticide

FRESNO (AP) - California farmers who spray a widely used insecticide on some of the state's most abundant crops may soon have to overcome the nation's steepest restrictions or find another pest killer, officials said Thursday.

September 25, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | State

Rain helps efforts to control King Fire

PLACERVILLE (AP) - Firefighters are taking advantage of rainy weather to make progress on a massive wildfire threatening thousands of homes in the Sierra Nevada foothills of California, authorities said Thursday.

September 25, 2014 | | State

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Ballot proposal would divert high-speed rail money to water

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Two well-known Republican state lawmakers submitted language Thursday for a ballot initiative that would ask California voters to redirect about $8 billion in ...

November 12, 2015 | | State

3 students arrested after LA County school brawl

HAWTHORNE (AP) - Officials at Los Angeles County's Hawthorne High School beefed up security Thursday following a nearly hourlong brawl between students that forced police ...

November 12, 2015 | | State

Legendary stripper Carol Doda dies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Legendary San Francisco stripper Carol Doda, whose splashy act helped introduce topless entertainment to the city more than 50 years ago, died ...

November 11, 2015 | | State

San Francisco considers $290K payout for Journey wedding

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco supervisors are considering a $290,000 payout to settle a lawsuit by the guitarist of rock band Journey over his ...

November 11, 2015 | | State

Extreme fire weather in store for SoCal

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Gusty Santa Ana winds and bone-dry weather will bring extreme fire danger to Southern California - while mountains father north enjoy early winter ...

November 11, 2015 | | State

California OKs $44M in tax credits

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A state economic development board approved nearly $44 million in new tax credits Tuesday for companies promising to create more than 7,000 ...

November 10, 2015 | | State

Playboy settles golf-injury lawsuit

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Playboy Enterprises has settled a lawsuit by a model who claimed she was hurt when an employee whacked her in the buttocks ...

November 10, 2015 | | State

School police feared for safety before Las Vegas park shooting

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Two Las Vegas school district police officers feared for themselves and people in a busy park around them when they fired 14 ...

November 10, 2015 | | State

Ski resorts open early in Sierra

TRUCKEE (AP) - At least three ski resorts have opened early and several more will open this week as fresh powder blanketed parts of the Sierra ...

November 10, 2015 | | State

California breaks the law on sex offender website

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California is breaking the law by failing to include updates about sex offenders on its Megan's Law website, leading some offenders to ...

November 10, 2015 | | State

Plan designates 380,000 acres of desert land for power use

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A sweeping plan released Tuesday to regulate development of renewable energy in Southern California deserts designates nearly 400,000 acres for potential ...

November 10, 2015 | | State

Gunman killed, Woman found dead in San Jose standoff

SAN JOSE (AP) - Police say a woman was found dead inside a home after officers killed a gunman in a shootout following an hours-long standoff.

November 10, 2015 | | State

Family expresses sympathy to victims

SAN JOSE (AP) - The family of the 18-year-old student who stabbed four people at the University of California, Merced, last week before being killed by ...

November 10, 2015 | | State

UAW leaders OK deal for $10,250 bonus

DETROIT (AP) - The United Auto Workers' proposed contract with Ford Motor Co. - approved Monday by local union leaders - is the richest of the Detroit Three ...

November 09, 2015 | | State

Orca shows ending by 2017

SAN DIEGO (AP) - SeaWorld will end orca shows at its San Diego park after visitors at the tourist attraction made it clear they prefer seeing ...

November 09, 2015 | | State

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