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• WATER BOARD APPROVES SANTA BARBARA DESALINATION PERMIT: SANTA BARBARA (AP) - A state board has approved a permit to allow the city of Santa Barbara to restart its desalination plant and tap the ocean to turn salty seawater to fresh water amid an historic drought.

February 03, 2015 | | State


CALIFORNIANS USE 22% LESS WATER

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - December's rains enabled Californians to finally meet Gov. Jerry Brown's call for a 20 percent reduction in monthly water consumption, but more restrictions loom as the state adapts to long-term drought conditions.

February 03, 2015 | | State


Feds: California rail project is infringing on fox habitat

FRESNO (AP) - California's $68 billion high-speed rail was chastised by federal officials for infringing on the habitat of the protected kit fox.

February 03, 2015 | | State


Suit claims man had hands up when shot by LA police

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A lawsuit filed by the family of an apparently suicidal college student shot and killed by Los Angeles police claims he obeyed all orders given by the officers and they still opened fire.

February 03, 2015 | | State


30 cars in valley fog pileup

HANFORD (AP) - Thick fog is likely to blame for multiple vehicle crashes that involved about 30 cars on a Central California highway.

February 03, 2015 | | State


Affluent areas of LA hold first-ever homeless counts

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Some of Los Angeles' wealthiest areas have gotten the first count of homeless on their streets.

February 02, 2015 | | State


Manson marriage license to expire without a wedding

FRESNO (AP) - A 26-year-old woman with the nickname Star who says she is going to marry 80-year-old mass murderer Charles Manson will have to wait a while longer.

February 02, 2015 | | State


County jail populations dip after voter-approved measure goes into effect

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Inmate populations are falling in once-overcrowded California county jails since voters decided in November that certain drug and property crimes should be treated as misdemeanors instead of felonies.

February 02, 2015 | | State


Truck crash cooks frozen chicken

INDIO (AP) - A big-rig hauling frozen chicken collided with a truck carrying bees in Southern California, igniting a fireball that quickly cooked the chicken.

February 02, 2015 | | State


Richmond chief’s new approach revitalizes force

RICHMOND (AP) - In December, the openly gay, white police chief of this tough, minority-dominated Northern California city held up a sign reading "#blacklivesmatter" during a protest over the deaths of two unarmed black suspects at the hands of Missouri and New York police.

February 01, 2015 | | State


Man arrested after body parts found in suitcase on SF street

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco police arrested a man on suspicion of murder Saturday in connection with a suitcase found on a downtown street stuffed with dismembered human remains.

February 01, 2015 | | State


Bay Area agency accuses ex-official of embezzling $1.3M

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A San Francisco Bay Area government association is accusing its former director of financial services of embezzling $1.3 million from a fund meant for parks and other public improvements.

February 01, 2015 | | State


Second BART tunnel under bay gets renewed attention

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - With the San Francisco Bay Area economy booming, a plan to build a second tube for BART trains under San Francisco Bay is getting renewed attention.

February 01, 2015 | | State


SF experiences driest January on record

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - For the first time in recorded weather history, San Francisco received no measurable rain in January.

February 01, 2015 | | State


‘Power Ranger’ actor arrested in fatal sword attack

PALMDALE (AP) - A former star of the "Power Rangers" TV series has been arrested on suspicion of fatally stabbing his roommate with a sword.

February 01, 2015 | | State


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California Senate plans outside investigation on sexual harassment

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The California Senate announced Monday that it has hired a law firm to investigate sexual harassment allegations as pressure builds for lawmakers to ...

October 23, 2017 | | State


Shooting kills 2, injures 2, including officer

CLEARLAKE OAKS (AP) - A series of shootings Monday in a small lakeside Northern California community killed two people and injured two others, including a police ...

October 23, 2017 | | State


Record clean-up starts in wine country

SANTA ROSA (AP) - Government officials outlined plans Monday for what they say will be the largest fire clean-up in California history, aimed at removing hazardous ...

October 23, 2017 | | State


Heat, Santa Ana winds raise SoCal fire danger

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Records fell as temperatures soared into triple digits across Southern California on Monday and authorities warned of more dangerous heat plus gusty ...

October 23, 2017 | | State


Climbers set speed record on Yosemite’s Nose of El Capitan

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - Two climbers have set a new speed record for ascending the Nose route of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, one ...

October 23, 2017 | | State


Surfer makes board using 10,000 cigarette butts found on beaches

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO (AP) - A California surfer has won a recycled surfboard contest with an entry covered with 10,000 cigarette butts.

October 23, 2017 | | State


Newsom, Villaraigosa disagree about universal health care coverage

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - The two leading Democrats running for California governor disagreed at a forum Sunday about how to achieve universal health care.

October 22, 2017 | | State


Football game forfeited after players join bleacher brawl

DESERT HOT SPRINGS (AP) - A Southern California high school forfeited its final home football game of the season after players joined a brawl in the ...

October 22, 2017 | | State


PG&E delayed CPUC effort to map wildfire power line risks

SAN JOSE (AP) - Two days before the deadliest outbreak of wildfires in California history, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and other utilities won the latest in ...

October 22, 2017 | | State


Billionaire launches ads urging Trump impeachment

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California billionaire Tom Steyer announced Friday that he will dump at least $10 million into a national television advertising campaign calling for President ...

October 20, 2017 | | State


Ranger whose gun used during SF slaying promoted

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The U.S. Bureau of Land Management promoted a ranger months after his stolen gun turned up in the hands of a ...

October 20, 2017 | | State


Murder-suicide seen in desert deaths of California couple

SAN BERNARDINO (AP) - A young couple whose disappearance in the blazing summer heat of Joshua Tree National Park launched an urgent search died in a ...

October 20, 2017 | | State


Bannon brings message of GOP revolt to California

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former White House adviser Steve Bannon wants to oust Republican senators he feels are disloyal to President Donald Trump. But in California ...

October 20, 2017 | | State


Wildfire victims search burned homes for surviving memories

SANTA ROSA . (AP) - After fleeing flames that were closing in on him 12 days ago, Donnie Steggal finally returned home Friday - and sifted through the ...

October 20, 2017 | | State


Residents seek normalcy fire ravaged Santa Rosa

SANTA ROSA (AP) - At Willie Bird's Restaurant near Santa Rosa's downtown, life goes on amid the haze.

October 15, 2017 | | State


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