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FORMER DETROIT ZOO ELEPHANT EUTHANIZED AT SAN ANDREAS REFUGE: SAN ANDREAS (AP) - A popular but ailing elephant named Wanda that lived in several zoos before being sent to a Northern California wildlife sanctuary has died.

February 12, 2015 | | State


22 Marines exposed to fire retardant

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (AP) - Nearly two dozen Marines were treated for exposure to a fire retardant gas Thursday after an extinguishing system accidentally went off in an assault vehicle during a training exercise, but there were no serious injuries, officials said.

February 12, 2015 | | State


State leads nation in charter growth

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California continues to far outpace the rest of the nation in charter school enrollment and growth, a study released Wednesday shows.

February 11, 2015 | | State


Newsom to raise money for governor bid

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, who gained national attention as mayor of San Francisco for ordering then-illegal gay marriage licenses to be issued, said Wednesday that he will begin raising money to run for governor in 2018, a position he has long sought.

February 11, 2015 | | State


Smartphone thefts drop after introduction of cell kill switch

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Kill switches on cellphones essentially render the device a paper weight when stolen.

February 11, 2015 | | State


Commuter with measles prompts warning

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Officials in Northern California on Wednesday warned Bay Area Rapid Transit commuters that they may have been exposed to measles.

February 11, 2015 | | State


Groups target greyhound tracks

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Two animal welfare groups are trying to bring about the end of greyhound racing, which has been declining for years, with an aggressive effort to change laws and public opinion in the states where dogs still race.

February 10, 2015 | | State


Parolee charged in LA deaths of 2 women, toddler

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A parolee charged with raping a Los Angeles teen and trying to set her ablaze has been indicted on three counts of murder.

February 10, 2015 | | State


PG&E wants ratepayers to pay bill for $653M in car chargers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The state's biggest utility wants to install 25,000 electric car charging stations across Northern and Central California and have customers foot the bill.

February 10, 2015 | | State


Google donates $1M to historic Lick Observatory

SAN JOSE, (AP) - Google has donated $1 million to a 125-year-old research observatory located east of San Jose.

February 10, 2015 | | State


Apple building big solar energy project

CIPERTINO (AP) - Apple will spend nearly $850 million on a solar energy project that will generate enough power for the computer giant's new corporate headquarters, retail stores and other operations in California.

February 10, 2015 | | State


Democrats: Cut gas use in half by 2030

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Senate Democrats embraced new climate change goals Tuesday by adopting Gov. Jerry Brown's call to increase the use of renewable energy to 50 percent in 15 years and adding their own initiatives.

February 10, 2015 | | State


High-speed rail foes argue state environmental law applies

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Opponents of California's high-speed rail project have filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn a federal agency's ruling that says U.S. environmental law trumps the state's environmental law, which opponents have previously used to try to stall construction.

February 10, 2015 | | State


Gunman shot after carjacking & wild pursuit

MONTEBELLO (AP) - A gunman leading police on a wild chase east of Los Angeles smashed into cars, veered into oncoming traffic, stole a vehicle at gunpoint and ran down a crowded street before officers shot and wounded him.

February 10, 2015 | | State


Ex-school official gets 10 years for sex abuse

RIVERSIDE (AP) - A onetime California school official was sentenced Monday to 10 years in state prison for sexually assaulting two women when they were her students, including a woman who confronted her in a phone call that went viral on YouTube.

February 09, 2015 | | State


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California Demo chair race angers ‘Berniecrats’

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Democratic activists loyal to the Sen. Bernie Sanders aren't ready to give up after their favored candidate came tantalizingly close but fell ...

May 21, 2017 | | State


More states allow sunscreen at schools without doctor’s OK

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Susan Grenon makes sure her son is lathered with sunscreen before he leaves for school in the morning, but the fair-skinned ...

May 14, 2017 | | State


Gov. Brown asks Trump’s help with high-speed train

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown is seeking an unlikely ally in his bid to create a high-speed train line between Los Angeles and San Francisco.

May 14, 2017 | | State


California planning upgrade for driver’s licenses

SACRAMENTO (AP) - With a deadline looming, California is planning to spend more than $220 million to bring driver's licenses and state identification cards up ...

May 14, 2017 | | State


Ex-governor’s ambitions paved way to Oroville Dam crisis, records say

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Historical records reveal the late Gov. Pat Brown misled voters about the cost of building the nation's tallest dam, ignored recommendations to ...

May 14, 2017 | | State


Budget includes $15M to help Californians facing deportation

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has earmarked an extra $15 million in the California budget to expand legal defense services for people battling deportation, according ...

May 14, 2017 | | State


Judge stays minor leaguers’ wage suit

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal judge has stayed proceedings in a lawsuit by minor league baseball players alleging they are paid less than minimum wage ...

May 07, 2017 | | State


Orange County sheriffs accused of poaching fire rescue calls

SANTA ANA (AP) - Orange County Sheriff's Department helicopters have been poaching rescue calls sent to the Fire Authority for several months in a costly ...

May 07, 2017 | | State


Cuts put spotlight on student race questions on school forms

LOS ANGELES (AP) - After volunteering at her children's Los Angeles middle school for nearly a decade, Carol Convey was told the number of teachers ...

May 07, 2017 | | State


GOV. BROWN SLAMS DENHAM

SACRAMENTO (AP) - All 14 California Republicans in Congress voted for the GOP's health care bill. Half represent districts that supported Hillary Clinton in the ...

May 05, 2017 | | State


Slaying of camp workers on NorCal beach may be solved

SANTA ROSA (AP) - California authorities believe they have solved the slayings of two young Bible-camp counselors found shot to death as they slept on a ...

May 05, 2017 | | State


Pre-existing conditions and health plan: Who’s covered?

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - The Republican push to replace the Affordable Care Act was revived this week in Congress by a small change to their ...

May 05, 2017 | | State


Can chronic meth use lead to psychosis?

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Over the past seven years, Los Angeles jail officials have seen a nearly 50 percent increase in the number of mentally ill ...

April 30, 2017 | | State


LA peace parades mark anniversary of Rodney King riots

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Twenty-five years ago, a jury acquitted four white police officers in the beating of black motorist Rodney King, sparking looting and violence ...

April 30, 2017 | | State


Orca attacks on gray whales up in Monterey bay

MONTEREY (AP) - Killer whales are on an unprecedented killing spree in California's Monterey Bay, attacking and feeding on gray whale calves, a marine biologist ...

April 30, 2017 | | State


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