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Los Angeles police charge man in murder involving severed head

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles County prosecutors have charged a man with murdering his live-in boyfriend and dumping his severed head, hands and feet near the Hollywood sign two years ago.

March 10, 2014 | | State

Attorney general promotes bills to reduce truancy

SACRAMENTO (AP) - School districts and the state would be required to do a better job of tracking students who miss class under proposed legislation announced Monday that is designed to lower California's dropout rate.

March 10, 2014 | | State

2 workers burned by acid at Tesoro refinery

MARTINEZ (AP) - Two workers were burned by acid Monday at a Northern California refinery processing unit where a similar incident occurred last month, state health officials said.

March 10, 2014 | | State

Investigators try to determine who shot officer

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco police said Monday it's still not clear who shot and wounded an officer over the weekend, and investigators are looking for the bullet.

March 10, 2014 | | State


• PHILLIPS 66 FINED $230K FOR SF BAY AIR VIOLATIONS: RODEO (AP) - Phillips 66 Company has been fined $230,900 by San Francisco Bay Area air quality officials for numerous air pollution violations.

March 10, 2014 | | State

LA has most crowded housing in US

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Far from its reputation as the land of endless sprawl, Southern California has some of the nation's most crowded neighborhoods, according to a newspaper's analysis of population data.

March 09, 2014 | | State

Governor Brown hears fracking gripes

LOS ANGELES (AP) - In a year when California Democrats are worried about motivating their voters, Gov. Jerry Brown heard another unwelcome message Saturday: Some Democratic activists are bristling over his administration's policies on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

March 09, 2014 | | State

Emissions law means shock at the pump

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's greenhouse gas reduction law already has shaken up the state's industrial sector, costing it more than $1.5 billion in pollution permit fees.

March 09, 2014 | | State

Arrest made in chase after SF officer shot

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Police said Sunday that they arrested the driver of a car that led them on a 90-mile chase throughout the San Francisco Bay Area after a police officer was shot and wounded.

March 09, 2014 | | State

Counties undermine prison efforts

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California counties are confounding the state's court-ordered efforts to sharply reduce its inmate population by sending state prisons far more convicts than anticipated, including a record number of people with second felony convictions.

March 09, 2014 | | State

State oversight may tame California marijuana shops

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Law and order may soon be coming to the Wild West of weed.

March 09, 2014 | | State

Criminal behind 3-strikes law arrested again

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - The career criminal whose participation in a notorious murder spurred California's so-called three strikes law has been arrested again.

March 09, 2014 | | State

Struggle to enforce ban on gun magazines

SUNNYVALE (AP) - Enforcement issues surround two Northern California cities' bans on high-capacity magazines.

March 09, 2014 | | State

2 dozen injured as Anaheim school stage falls

ANAHEIM (AP) - Investigators combed through a collapsed theater stage at a Southern California high school Sunday, trying to determine why it buckled during a performance that sent 25 students to the hospital with mainly minor injuries.

March 09, 2014 | | State

Transgender sues CrossFit over competition

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A transgender woman in Northern California has sued the company behind the popular CrossFit workouts for refusing to let her compete in the female division of its annual fitness competitions.

March 07, 2014 | | State

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State awards $500M for jail rehab programs

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California awarded $500 million on Thursday to 15 counties to pay for new classrooms, mental health facilities and other projects intended to help ...

November 12, 2015 | | State

Campus marches over student debt held coast-to-coast

BERKELEY (AP) - Students at the University of California, Berkeley and more than a hundred other colleges and universities staged marches Thursday in support of free ...

November 12, 2015 | | State

Court rejects challenge to death penalty

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California's death penalty survived a legal challenge Thursday when a federal appeals court reversed a lower court ruling that had found ...

November 12, 2015 | | State

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

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