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FONTANA TRAFFIC STOP ENDS IN CHILD PORN ARREST : FONTANA (AP) - Police in San Bernardino County say a traffic stop ended with the arrest of a driver for investigation of having child pornography.

April 02, 2013 | | State


6-year-old Bakersfield girl sexually assaulted

BAKERSFIELD (AP) - Kern County Sheriff's officials are looking for the man who sexually assaulted a 6-year-old girl in broad daylight in the yard of her Bakersfield home.

April 02, 2013 | | State


LA unveils city app to report potholes, pay bills

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles has unveiled a smartphone app that will let residents report potholes, pay city utility bills and look up dog parks at the tap of a virtual button.

April 02, 2013 | | State


1 in 5 Californians live in flood zone

1 in 5 Californians live in flood zone

April 02, 2013 | | State


Bay Bridge repair pegged at about $1M

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Fixing problems caused when nearly three dozen steel rods broke on a new span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge will cost about $1 million, a state transportation official said.

April 02, 2013 | | State


209 News

BICYCLIST KILLED BY VEHICLE IN STOCKTON: STOCKTON - A bicyclist who incurred serious injuries when he was struck by a vehicle in Stockton Tuesday morning has died.

April 02, 2013 | | State


Powerball winner resolves $30k child support debt

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) - A former bodega owner who will be pocketing $152 million in lottery winnings has coughed up $30,000 in back child support with a promise from his lawyer he will "do what's right for his children."

April 01, 2013 | | State


10 seriously hurt after car hits restaurant

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A car plowed through a restaurant's patio during the lunch hour Monday, injuring 10 people before it came to rest with its engine revving and its hood inside a shattered plate glass window, authorities said.

April 01, 2013 | | State


State news briefs

HIKERS LOST OVERNIGHT IN SOCAL. CANYON: RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA (AP) - Two people lost in the Cleveland National Forest contacted Orange County sheriff's officials by cell phone and said they went hiking in Holy Jim Canyon but were unable to find their way back.

April 01, 2013 | | State


San Onofre submits draft for restart bid

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The operator of the shuttered San Onfore nuclear power plant submitted a draft plan to federal regulators Monday that could help pave the way to restart one of the twin reactors by summer.

April 01, 2013 | | State


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April 01, 2013 | | State


Arts officials didn't report alleged abuse

WALNUT CREEK (AP) - Four employees of this Northern California city are facing possible charges after a law enforcement investigation concluded they failed to report suspected child abuse by another city employee.

April 01, 2013 | | State


Gang threatens retaliation after police shooting

FRESNO (AP) - Police in Fresno have called in SWAT teams and additional resources after learning of threats to an officer by gang members angered by the shooting of a suspect in a killing, the police chief said.

April 01, 2013 | | State


Guilty plea for man who ran illegal pot shops

SANTA ANA . (AP) - A man who made millions from a string of illegal marijuana dispensaries pleaded guilty Monday to federal drug trafficking and tax offenses.

April 01, 2013 | | State


Sacramento high-rise death linked to graffiti

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A man who was found dead hanging by a rope off an 18-story Sacramento high-rise appears to have been a graffiti tagger, Sacramento police said Monday.

April 01, 2013 | | State


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Hearings planned after call to close Diablo Canyons

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A senior federal nuclear expert is urging regulators to shut down California's last operating nuclear plant until they can determine whether the facility's twin reactors can withstand powerful shaking from any one of several nearby earthquake faults.

August 25, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

MAN GUILTY IN RUSSIAN ROULETTE KILLING: FRESNO (AP) - A Central California man has been convicted of killing his friend playing a version of Russian roulette.

August 25, 2014 | | State


Napa quake damage: $1 billion

NAPA (AP) - The earthquake that jarred California's wine capital caused $1 billion in damage, Napa County officials estimated Monday as business owners mopped up high-end vintages that spilled from barrels and bottles and swept away broken glass in the rush to get the tourist hotspot back in shape for the summer's final holiday weekend.

August 25, 2014 | | State


Rare rains, mud close Burning Man temporarily

BLACK ROCK DESERT, Nev. (AP) - Thousands of Burning Man enthusiasts were on the outside looking in Monday after a rare batch of heavy rain forced organizers to temporarily close entry to the counterculture event in the desert 90 miles north of Reno.

August 25, 2014 | | State


Calls for early-warning system

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - In the coming years, Californians could have valuable seconds of warning before earthquakes such as this week's wine country temblor strike, allowing trains to slow down or stop, power plants and factories to shut off valves, and schoolchildren to dive under desks to avoid falling objects.

August 25, 2014 | | State


Wildfire burns near Weaverville

WEAVERVILLE (AP) - Crews working in steep terrain were building containment lines around a wildfire that chased people from about 200 homes near the California Gold Rush-era boomtown of Weaverville.

August 25, 2014 | | State


Californians tearing out lawns

LONG BEACH (AP) - Rick Blankenship was tired of an insatiable lawn he couldn't keep green, no matter how he watered it, so he decided to tear it out.

August 24, 2014 | | State


Push to avert higher gas prices stalls

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Lawmakers from both parties are pushing to halt an increase in the price of gasoline and other fuels expected to hit consumers in January, but their efforts appear to be dead with just a week to go in the legislative session.

August 24, 2014 | | State


Woman attacked by bear may face feeding charges

KINGS BEACH (AP) - A Lake Tahoe woman who was attacked by a black bear in her backyard could become the first person in the area charged with illegally feeding the wild animals.

August 24, 2014 | | State


3 dead in Los Angeles-area shootings within one hour

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Three people killed and four others injured within the span of an hour Sunday in the northern suburbs of Los Angeles were victims of random attacks that may have been carried out by the same gunmen, police said.

August 24, 2014 | | State


Man dies after being shot backstage at hip hop concert

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - A 38-year-old man died Saturday after he was shot multiple times backstage during a concert at a popular Silicon Valley venue, authorities said.

August 24, 2014 | | State


Q&A about 6.0 Napa earthquake

NAPA (AP) A magnitude-6.0 earthquake struck the San Francisco Bay Area early Sunday. Scientists say it was the largest earthquake to hit the region in 25 years. The quake struck at 3:20 a.m. about 6 miles from the city of Napa and reportedly lasted between 10 and 20 seconds. Here is a look at some of the basic questions about the science behind the quake that has shaken so many in California.

August 24, 2014 | | State


Quick look at 6.0 quake

Mark Ghilarducci, director of the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services, said about 90 to 100 homes were deemed not habitable. He said the next step was to continue damage assessments and get a cost estimate for potential federal assistance.

August 24, 2014 | | State


Napa Valley vintners hit hard, some lose 50% of their wine

NAPA (AP) - Winemakers in California's storied Napa Valley woke up to thousands of broken bottles and barrels as a result of Sunday's earthquake.

August 24, 2014 | | State


DUI arrest is Democrats’ latest blow

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Democratic state Sen. Ben Hueso was arrested Friday on suspicion of drunken driving, the latest black eye for the state's majority party and the 40-member chamber that suspended three other Democrats facing legal troubles.

August 22, 2014 | | State


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