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Napa earthquake year ago today

NAPA (AP) - The 6.0 magnitude quake that woke the placid wine town of Napa at 3:20 a.m. on Aug. 24, 2014 was the strongest quake to hit the San Francisco Bay area in a quarter-century. It killed one person and injured 200 as bricks and furniture - and wine bottles - toppled onto sleeping families. One year later, the signs of lingering damage are minimal - a wobbly winery building here, a shrouded, Victorian-era downtown facade awaiting repairs there.

August 23, 2015 | | State

Gun-wielding teen fatally shot; suicide note found

ONTARIO (AP) - A Southern California teenager robbed a fast-food restaurant and threatened passers-by with a gun from his skateboard until he was fatally shot in a confrontation with officers, authorities said.

August 21, 2015 | | State

Sierra fire bears down on popular Hume Lake

FRESNO (AP) - A weeks-old wildfire that has now burned across 60 square miles was bearing down Friday on a popular recreational lake near Kings Canyon National Park in California, officials said.

August 21, 2015 | | State

Seed bugs swarming high desert, invade homes, cars

LONE PINE (AP) - The gas station's ground was covered with the small winged bugs. Piles of carcasses, inches deep, sat swept to the sides.

August 21, 2015 | | State

State jobless rate drops to 6.2% in July

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's jobless rate dropped to 6.2 percent in July, a slight decrease from a month earlier, as the state added 80,600 nonfarm payroll jobs, the state Employment Development Department reported Friday.

August 21, 2015 | | State

Group says Covered California slow to fix customer problems

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - California's health insurance exchange is still sluggish when it comes to resolving customer service problems, leaving many people unable to access health care or finalize their tax returns, a consumer advocacy group said Thursday.

August 21, 2015 | | State

Ex-Clovis High School teachers get probation

CLOVIS (AP) - Two central California teachers charged with unlawful sex with a minor have each been sentenced to three years of probation for having sex with an underage student.

August 21, 2015 | | State

Pickup truck hit by train lands on river tuber near Brentwood

BRENTWOOD (AP) - Authorities say a woman floating on a Northern California river was seriously hurt when an Amtrak passenger train struck a pickup truck and knocked it into the water.

August 21, 2015 | | State

Court rejects Oakland lawsuit over fed action on marijuana dispensary

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The federal government's decision to try to seize the property of a large medical marijuana dispensary cannot be second-guessed by a court, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday as it rejected a lawsuit by a California city that wants to keep the dispensary open.

August 21, 2015 | | State


SAN DIEGO (AP) - Watch out TSA: You'll be joining the ranks of beauty salons, taco stands, and other services reviewed on Yelp, and Uncle Sam says it will take the online ratings into account to improve what the government calls "customer satisfaction."

August 19, 2015 | | State

Antibiotic-resistant ‘superbug’ found at California hospital

PASADENA (AP) - A Los Angeles-area hospital said Wednesday that some of its patients contracted an antibiotic-resistant "superbug" that has been linked to a type of medical scope and infected dozens of people around the country.

August 19, 2015 | | State

Proposition 39 jobs: Another broken state promise?

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A citizens board tasked with overseeing projects funded by a California ballot measure intended to generate clean-energy jobs will move up its first meeting to early September, Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon said Wednesday.

August 19, 2015 | | State

California home sales remain robust, hold at nine-year high

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Sales of California homes remained robust in July, with the number of houses and condos sold hitting a nine-year high for the second month in a row, a research firm reported Wednesday.

August 19, 2015 | | State

Drought fallows 500,000 acres

SACRAMENNTO (AP) - California's now 4-year-old drought will cost state agriculture $1.84 billion in 2015, researchers estimated in a study Tuesday from the University of California at Davis.

August 19, 2015 | | State

Earthquake jolts SF Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A short, sharp earthquake rattled the San Francisco Bay Area early Monday, breaking picture frames and cracking plaster without prompting reports of injuries or major damage.

August 17, 2015 | | State

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Turkeys R Us short 1,306 more turkeys

Kids in 2014 literally emptied their piggy banks to help make sure that struggling families had a turkey dinner on Thanksgiving.

November 09, 2015 | | State


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A worker in the state oil and gas regulatory agency lodged a whistleblower's complaint over being ordered to prepare a state ...

November 09, 2015 | | State

Storm brings rain to valley snow to Sierra

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Umbrellas were out and streets were slick in the San Francisco Bay Area on Monday as a rainstorm ushered in a two-day ...

November 09, 2015 | | State

University wants to make room for more state students

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - University of California President Janet Napolitano is asking the system's governing board for permission to enroll 5,000 more California residents ...

November 09, 2015 | | State

LA County government limits car washes to once a month

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles County government has reduced its car washing to just once a month and is retrofitting a downtown car wash ...

November 09, 2015 | | State

Racketeering defendant changed his life

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A prime defendant in a San Francisco racketeering case ordered the killing of a rival before taking over his organization in Chinatown ...

November 09, 2015 | | State

LA Unified teachers: Suspension ban creating more unruly classes

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Teachers in the nation's second largest school district say a new policy aimed at reducing suspensions is also having another effect ...

November 08, 2015 | | State

MJC presents free screening

MODESTO – The Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project (CEP) invites the community to a screening of the documentary film Harvest of Empire on Thursday, Nov ...

November 08, 2015 | | State

Boy accidentally kills himself

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles County sheriff's officials say a 14-year-old boy found dead in an alley with a gunshot to his head had ...

November 08, 2015 | | State

Firm floats proposal for 1st wind farm off California

MORRO BAY (AP) - A Seattle company is floating a proposal for California's first offshore wind farm.

November 08, 2015 | | State

All-mail-in ballot a winner In San Mateo County vote

REDWOOD CITY (AP) - San Francisco Bay Area officials say they're happy with the first test of an all-mail ballot election.

November 08, 2015 | | State

Naval missile test off California coast creates big streaking light

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A bright, colorful light that streaked across the California sky, startling residents and leading to a flurry of calls to law enforcement ...

November 08, 2015 | | State

9th Circuit tackles senility of federal judges head on

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Now 84, federal appellate court Judge William Canby made the difficult decision a few years ago to mostly stop hearing cases after ...

November 08, 2015 | | State

Startup looking to build $1B factory

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The luxury electric car market may be small, but it's lucrative enough to get another jolt - this time from a mysterious ...

November 08, 2015 | | State

Trump’s unorthodox campaign takes new twist on ‘SNL’ show

NEW YORK (AP) - Donald Trump's unorthodox campaign for president will take another unusual step this weekend when he takes a break from typical campaigning ...

November 06, 2015 | | State

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