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Maddo, LaVallee set for side-by-side jumps of motorcycle & snowmobile

SAN DIEGO (AP) - If all goes right on New Year's Eve, daredevils Robbie Maddison and Levi LaVallee will roar down the takeoff ramps on a motorcycle and snowmobile, respectively, fly over a 300-foot water gap, complete their record-setting jumps and toast their accomplishments.

December 30, 2011 | | State


California news briefs

STANISLAUS COUNTY INVESTIGATOR HIT BY CAR, DIES

December 30, 2011 | | State


'Synthetic' pot is problem for military

SAN DIEGO (AP) - U.S. troops are increasingly using an easy-to-get herbal mix called "Spice," which mimics a marijuana high, is hard to detect and can bring on hallucinations that last for days.

December 30, 2011 | | State


New laws promote gay history, illegal immigrants

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Laws that promote the historical contributions of gays and lesbians and help illegal immigrant college students gain financial aid will take effect with the new year in California, even as opponents seek to overturn the legislation at the ballot box.

December 30, 2011 | | State


Flood plan calls for up to $17B in repairs

STOCKTON (AP) - California water officials recommended a historic investment in the state's aging flood control system Friday, saying more than half of the state's levees do not meet standards and the system needs up to $17 billion in repairs and investment.

December 30, 2011 | | State


Monkey 'Banana Sam' stolen from SF Zoo

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Police are investigating the brazen theft of a beloved squirrel monkey named Banana Sam from the San Francisco Zoo.

December 30, 2011 | | State


BART to run longer on New Year's Day

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - New Year's revelers in the San Francisco Bay area will have the option of using public transit to get home.

December 29, 2011 | | State


Cities, lawmakers seek compromise on fate of 400 development agencies

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - The California Supreme Court on Thursday gave Gov. Jerry Brown and state lawmakers the right to eliminate community redevelopment agencies in a crucial decision that impacts the state budget.

December 29, 2011 | | State


Lone gray wolf crosses into California

REDDING (AP) - A lone gray wolf has wandered across the Oregon border into California in what wildlife officials hailed Thursday as the historic return of a species not seen in the state in more than 80 years.

December 29, 2011 | | State


Nativity scene with gay figures vandalized

CLAREMONT (AP) - Vandalism of a church's Nativity display that includes depictions of gay and lesbian couples was being investigated as a hate crime, police said.

December 29, 2011 | | State


POLICE MAKE POT BUST AFTER STOPPING BIKE RIDER

SOUTH PASADENA (AP) - South Pasadena police who stopped a man for riding a bike at night without a headlight or rear reflector say they found 23 pounds of marijuana stashed in a water cooler.

December 29, 2011 | | State


Panama Canal expansion worries ports

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Business, labor and public officials fear expansion of the Panama Canal could cut cargo business by a quarter at the twin Los Angeles-Long Beach ports, which currently handle 40 percent of the nation's imported Asian cargo.

December 29, 2011 | | State


Federal judge blocks low-carbon fuels rule

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December 29, 2011 | | State


Immunity OK for telecoms in wiretap case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court on Thursday said a 2008 law that granted telecommunications companies legal immunity for helping the National Security Agency with an email and telephone eavesdropping program is constitutional.

December 29, 2011 | | State


California news briefs

OAKLAND HOMICIDE VICTIM DONATES ORGANS: OAKLAND (AP) - An Oakland homicide victim is giving people in dire need of organ transplants new leases on life this holiday season.

December 28, 2011 | | State


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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


Tesla fires between 400 and 700 workers

FREMONT (AP) - Tesla Motors fired hundreds of workers after completing its annual performance reviews, even though the electric automaker is trying to ramp up production ...

October 15, 2017 | | State


US, states struggle to pay spiraling cost of fighting fires

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The long and brutal 2017 wildfire season is stressing the state and federal agencies that have to pay for the army of ground ...

October 15, 2017 | | State


DeLeon challenge Sen. Feinstein

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A California legislative leader announced Sunday he will challenge U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, setting up a 2018 contest between two Democrats ...

October 15, 2017 | | State


Family dog emerges alive, happy

SANTA ROSA (AP) - Jack Weaver and his brother-in-law Patrick Widen walked around police barricades, through a creek and up treacherous hilly roads to save Weaver ...

October 15, 2017 | | State


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