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LA police union blasts ‘Preservation of Life’ award

LOS ANGELES (AP) - It was a seemingly innocuous announcement. The Los Angeles police chief said he would begin acknowledging officers for resolving potentially deadly situations with non-lethal means.

November 13, 2015 | | State


Rite Aid adds prescription analysis to genetic test lineup

CAMP HILL, Penn. (AP) - Rite Aid is giving patients a chance to peek over their doctor's shoulder with genetic tests that help determine the effectiveness of some prescriptions.

November 12, 2015 | | State


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 rehabilitate prisoners.

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 tuition, a $15 minimum wage for campus workers and the cancellation of debt from student loans.

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 it was unconstitutional because of excessive delays.

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 bond money from the state's high-speed rail project to build water storage.

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 to restore order and ended in three arrests.

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 at age 78.

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 lavish 2013 wedding to a former reality television star.

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 snow.

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 jobs in California.

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 with a golf club during a Southern California event.

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 shots into a vehicle, killing a 55-year-old former New York City jail guard who appeared to have deliberately steered toward them, a Clark County schools police captain said Tuesday.

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 on Monday following a winter-like storm.

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 be targeted by vigilantes, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday.

November 10, 2015 | | State


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Lathrop Police Services staging citizens academy

Lathrop Police Services' annual Citizen's Academy is just around the corner.

January 28, 2016 | | State


Facebook to expand beyond its ‘like’ button ‘pretty soon’

MENLO PARK (AP) - It won't be long before Facebook's 1.6 billion users have more ways to quickly express their feelings on the ...

January 27, 2016 | | State


Facebook posts strong 4Q; firm closes gap with Google

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook is growing at an exceptional pace as it enters adolescence, propelling it into a better position to challenge Google as the ...

January 27, 2016 | | State


Brown: Reduce criminal sentences

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown's latest attempt to reduce the state prison population is a ballot initiative unveiled Wednesday that aims to free certain ...

January 27, 2016 | | State


Bullet train chair projects lower cost, longer timeline

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The chairman of the board that oversees California's high-speed rail project said Wednesday that the next projection will likely lower the cost ...

January 27, 2016 | | State


NEW HOUSEHOLD LED STANDARDS

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California on Wednesday became the first state to set energy efficiency standards for household LEDs and smaller track-lighting-style light bulbs - a move that ...

January 27, 2016 | | State


Man yelled ‘I can’t breathe’ before death

OAKLAND (AP) - The family of a 51-year-old man who screamed 20 times that police were killing him last week settled a wrongful-death lawsuit with the ...

January 27, 2016 | | State


Vincent Hernandez III attending Congress of Future Medical Leaders

Manteca resident Vincent Hernandez III has been picked as a delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Lowell, MA on June 25-27.

January 27, 2016 | | State


Snowpack in drought-stricken California hits five-year high

FRESNO (AP) - Recent El Nino storms have boosted the Sierra Nevada snowpack to 115 percent of normal - more than the drought-stricken state has seen in ...

January 27, 2016 | | State


MPPA backs Zapien for supervisors seat

Moses Zapien - chairman of the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors and candidate for the 3rd Supervisorial District representing Manteca north of Yosemite Avenue, Lathrop ...

January 26, 2016 | | State


Citizens use drones to map El Nino flooding

LONG BEACH (AP) - Forget about selfies. In California, residents are using smartphones and drones to document the coastline's changing face.

January 24, 2016 | | State


Brazilian tree porcupine now at Micke Grove Zoo

Micke Grove Zoo has acquired a young male Brazilian tree porcupine from Assiniboine Park Zoo of Winnipeg, Canada.

January 24, 2016 | | State


California pot growers facing crop of local bans

SACRAMENTO (AP) - When the California Legislature passed the state's first comprehensive medical marijuana regulations in September, pot advocates hoped the move heralded a new ...

January 24, 2016 | | State


2 suspects flee into woods turning pursuit into rescue

PLACERVILLE (AP) - A police pursuit of two men turned into a rescue mission after they fled into a wooded area of El Dorado County and ...

January 24, 2016 | | State


Caltrans: Leaks plugged in Bay Bridge’s span

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Caltrans has found a simple and cheap solution to eliminate leaks in the Bay Bridge's new eastern span that could cause ...

January 24, 2016 | | State


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