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‘Celebration of Life’ for San Francisco mayor who died at 65

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee was remembered Sunday for his humility, integrity and infectious smile during a public celebration of his life at City Hall, attended by family members, former staff, politicians and residents.

December 17, 2017 | | State


Flames threatening SoCal coastal communities as firefighters mourn

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Thousands of firefighters tried Sunday to shield coastal communities from one of the biggest wildfires in California history while a funeral procession rolled past burn-scarred hillsides in honor of one of their colleagues who was killed battling the flames.

December 17, 2017 | | State


Pot sold Jan. 1 could be tainted

LOS ANGELES (AP) - That legal weed you'll be able to buy in California on New Year's Day may not be as green as it seems.

December 17, 2017 | | State


1/4 of California kids seen as gender nonconforming

LOS ANGELES (AP) - More than a quarter of California schoolchildren between 12 and 17 believe their peers see them as "gender nonconforming," meaning those boys are perceived as more feminine and the girls as more masculine, according to a new study that is among the first of its kind in the U.S.

December 14, 2017 | | State


State lawmakers propose health coverage for illegals

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California, flush with cash from an expanding economy, would eventually spend $1 billion a year to provide health care to immigrants living in the state illegally under a proposal announced Wednesday by Democratic lawmakers.

December 14, 2017 | | State


UC system sets new record for applicants for 13th straight year

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Students are applying to the University of California system in record numbers for the 13th straight year, according to preliminary data released Thursday.

December 14, 2017 | | State


Police bust multimillion-dollar weed ‘fortress’

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police in Southern California raided a weed "fortress" on Wednesday, seizing 35,000 marijuana plants and shutting down an operation they believe was bringing in millions of dollars a month.

December 14, 2017 | | State


Set more fires to try to stop wildfires

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California's seemingly endless cycle of wildfires is prompting authorities to make plans to set more "controlled burns" to thin forests choked with dead trees and withered underbrush that serves as kindling to feed monster blazes that force entire communities to flee, destroy homes and take lives.

December 14, 2017 | | State


State wildfires prompt tougher rules for utilities

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Devastating California wildfires this year - and expectations of more to come under the extremes of climate change - prompted regulators Thursday to toughen rules for utility companies to keep power lines clear of brush and tree branches that can easily spark into flames.

December 14, 2017 | | State


Firefighter dies fighting SoCal wildfire

SANTA BARBARA . (AP) - A firefighter died Thursday while working a colossal wildfire burning in coastal mountains northwest of Los Angeles that has become the fourth largest in California history.

December 14, 2017 | | State


Prominent 9th Circuit judge faces sex misconduct inquiry

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The chief judge of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Thursday that he has opened a misconduct inquiry into a judge accused of inappropriate sexual conduct and comments by six women.

December 14, 2017 | | State


Homeless fire started SoCal wildfire

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A cooking fire at a homeless encampment sparked a wildfire last week that destroyed six homes in the Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles, authorities said Tuesday, while the fifth-largest wildfire in California history burning northwest of the city kept expanding and kept thousands out of their homes.

December 12, 2017 | | State


San Francisco native becomes city’s 1st black woman mayor

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco native London Breed became the city's acting mayor Tuesday following the sudden death of Mayor Ed Lee, and is the first African-American woman to lead the city in the midst of a seemingly endless technology driven economic boom.

December 12, 2017 | | State


SF Mayor Lee leaves behind city in turmoil

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Under Mayor Ed Lee's seven-year watch, San Francisco went from a city mired in recession to a technology-fueled economic powerhouse where housing costs skyrocketed and the chasm between the wealthy and everyone else grew. Lee died Tuesday at 65 after collapsing while grocery shopping.

December 12, 2017 | | State


Cheech Marin touts state tool for new pot businesses

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Comedian and legendary stoner Cheech Marin doesn't want your pot business to go up in smoke.

December 12, 2017 | | State


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FBI: Modesto man planned Christmas attack on Pier SF’s 39

MODESTO (AP) - The FBI said Friday that it found a martyrdom letter and several guns in the home of a former Marine who said he ...

December 22, 2017 | | State


Nature Conservancy buys California coastal ranchland

SANTA BARBARA (AP) - A huge swath of coastal California ranch lands will become a vast preserve through an acquisition funded by a $165 million gift ...

December 22, 2017 | | State


Ongoing SoCal wildfire largest in state history

VENTURA (AP) - The massive wildfire that plagued a wide swath of the Southern California coast for 2½ weeks is now the largest in state history.

December 22, 2017 | | State


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