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Falling tree branch kills Chico student

CHICO. (AP) - An 18-year-old student at California State University, Chico, has died after being struck in the head by a large tree branch that fell about 20 feet.

August 28, 2013 | | State


Closure to complicate Bay Area commute

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Commuters slogged through heavy traffic over the Depression-era San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge for the last time Wednesday before it is closed in preparation for a new $6.4 billion span opening early next week.

August 28, 2013 | | State


Fast-food strikes taking place today

NEW YORK (AP) - Fast-food customers in search of burgers and fries today might run into striking workers instead.

August 28, 2013 | | State


Demos bicker over inmate count reduction

SACRAMENTO (AP) - In a direct slap to Gov. Jerry Brown, his fellow Democrats in the state Senate on Wednesday rejected his plan for dealing with California's prison crisis, throwing the state's response to a federal court order into chaos.

August 28, 2013 | | State


San Jose approves foam food container ban

SAN JOSE (AP) - Plastic foam food containers may soon be a thing of the past in San Jose.

August 28, 2013 | | State


State news briefs

CALIF. HIGH COURT ALLOWS SEX PREDATOR'S RELEASE: LOS ANGELES (AP) - The California Supreme Court has denied Los Angeles County's appeal to stop the release of sexually violent predator Christopher Hubbart.

August 28, 2013 | | State


Fire is largest ever in recorded Sierra history

GROVELAND (AP) - Unnaturally long intervals between wildfires and years of drought primed the Sierra Nevada for the explosive conflagration chewing up the rugged landscape on the edge of Yosemite National Park, forestry experts say.

August 28, 2013 | | State


‘Girls Gone Wild’ creator gets 270 days in jail for assault

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Girls Gone Wild" creator Joe Francis was sentenced Tuesday to 270 days in jail and three years' probation for choking a woman and repeatedly slamming her head to the ground at his Los Angeles mansion in 2011.

August 28, 2013 | | State


Yosemite smoke triggers hazardous air alert in area in and around Reno

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Worsening air pollution from the huge California wildfire more than 100 miles away triggered emergency warnings along parts of the eastern Sierra near Carson City where school children were kept inside and everyone was urged to avoid all physical activity outdoors.

August 28, 2013 | | State


Tioga Road in Yosemite high country closing for fire suppression work

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - A portion of Tioga Road impacted by a wildfire in Yosemite National Park will be closed beginning Wednesday while firefighters clear brush to slow the spread of the inferno.

August 28, 2013 | | State


City pays $1M to family of tree victim

NEWPORT BEACH (AP) - Newport Beach has paid more than $1 million to the parents of a woman crushed by a falling tree.

August 28, 2013 | | State


State news briefs

EX-SCHOOL EXEC PLEADS GUILTY TO SEX WITH TEENS: HEMET (AP) - A former assistant principal at a Hemet high school has pleaded guilty to having sex with three teenage students.

August 27, 2013 | | State


Agencies at odds over probe

Agencies at odds over probe

August 27, 2013 | | State


Governor proposes $315M prison fix

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday responded to a federal court order to significantly reduce California's prison population by proposing a $315 million plan to send thousands of inmates to private prisons and vacant county jail cells, hoping to avoid what he said would be a mass release of dangerous felons.

August 27, 2013 | | State


LA deputies arrested for camping gunplay

CHINO (AP) - Two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies staying at separate sites on a Southern California campground were arrested after authorities said they pulled guns on each other and fired them into the air during a dispute over loud music.

August 27, 2013 | | State


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Court OKs waiting period for existing California gun owners

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's policy of withholding weapons for 10 days from buyers who previously purchased a gun and clear a background check before ...

December 15, 2016 | | State


Separated conjoined twins meet meet for 1stt time since surgery

PALO ALTO (AP) - The conjoined California twins that were separated last week following a 17-hour marathon surgery have been reunited for the first time since ...

December 15, 2016 | | State


73-year-old killed by cop had crucifix but no gun

BAKSERSFIELD (AP) - A 73-year-old man with dementia fatally shot by police had a crucifix - not a gun, as officers were led to believe, Bakersfield police ...

December 15, 2016 | | State


Huerta sworn in as Delta trustee

With friends and family present, new San Joaquin Delta College trustee Carlos Huerta took the oath of office from San Joaquin County Superior Court Judge ...

December 14, 2016 | | State


Record system cost doubles to $386M

FOLSOM (AP) - A massive project to modernize medical record-keeping for California prison inmates has more than doubled in cost from original estimates to nearly $400 ...

December 11, 2016 | | State


Street-racing crash kills 2 in south state

ANAHEIM (AP) - Two people were killed during an apparent street race in Southern California early Saturday, authorities said.

December 11, 2016 | | State


Santa Clara County agrees to pay family of slain inmate $3.6M

SAN JOSE (AP) - The family of a mentally ill inmate who was beaten to death in a Northern California jail will receive $3.6 million ...

December 11, 2016 | | State


Record system cost doubles to $386M

FOLSOM (AP) - A massive project to modernize medical record-keeping for California prison inmates has more than doubled in cost from original estimates to nearly $400 ...

December 11, 2016 | | State


Artists fear crackdown

OAKLAND (AP) - The Ghost Ship is now gone. But there's The Salt Lick, the ominously named Deathtrap and other converted warehouses where artists are ...

December 08, 2016 | | State


Was warehouse ever inspected by Oakland Fire?

OAKLAND (AP) - The illegally occupied Oakland warehouse where dozens of partygoers perished in a blaze does not appear in a database fire inspectors use to ...

December 08, 2016 | | State


6.5 quake in ocean off coast

FENDALE (AP) - A 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Northern California on Thursday, jolting residents of the coastal town of Ferndale but ...

December 08, 2016 | | State


LA man sentenced to 22 years for sex with Cambodian boys

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Prosecutors say a 48-year-old Los Angeles man has been sentenced to 22 years in prison for traveling to Cambodia to have sex ...

December 08, 2016 | | State


Navy’s futuristic- looking destroyer arrives in SoCal

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The U.S. Navy's biggest, most expensive and most technologically advanced destroyer arrived at its homeport on Thursday after a nearly ...

December 08, 2016 | | State


WAREHOUSE FIRE

OAKLAND (AP) - Terry Ewing was among the anxious family and friends who received confirmation Monday of what he already knew in his heart: His girlfriend ...

December 05, 2016 | | State


Colleagues paint caustic portrait of colony founder

OAKLAND (AP) - The founder of a ramshackle Oakland artists' colony where dozens of people burned to death saw himself as a kind of guru and ...

December 05, 2016 | | State


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