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Even bigger longer droughts for West?

SAN JOSE (AP) - As bad as recent droughts in California, the Southwest and the Midwest have been, scientists say far worse "megadroughts" are coming - and they're bound to last for decades.

February 12, 2015 | | State

High-speed falls behind buying land

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's $68 billion high-speed rail project is as much as a year behind schedule in buying the land needed to start construction on the first 29-mile stretch in the Central Valley, rail officials say.

February 12, 2015 | | State

Los Angeles officer who saw replica gun shoots teen in back

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles police officer shot and wounded a 15-year-old boy in the back after spotting him in an alley standing near someone holding what appeared to be a gun, authorities said Thursday.

February 12, 2015 | | State

California falling 400,000 plus short of health care sign-up goal

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California is falling short of its goal to sign up 1.7 million people for private insurance in the second year of the federal health expansion, but state officials hope to make up much of the difference this weekend.

February 12, 2015 | | State

Town requests probe after prostitute steals sergeant’s gun

KENSINGTON (AP) - A Northern California town plans to request an independent investigation into how its police chief handled the probe of a sergeant who allegedly had his gun stolen by a prostitute at a Nevada hotel room, a newspaper reported.

February 12, 2015 | | State

University to offer pot policy class

SANTA CLARA (AP) - A Northern California university is offering a marijuana policy class to study the legal issues linked to the recreational pot market.

February 12, 2015 | | State

Authorities crack down on cardboard theft

FONTANA (AP) - Investigators wearing bulletproof vests sit in unmarked cars outside a Southern California recycling center, swapping license plate details over two-way radio before dawn.

February 12, 2015 | | State

4-year-old loses foot, part of leg in police dog attack

HESPERIA (AP) - A 4-year-old Southern California boy who was bitten by his father's police dog had to have his leg amputated below the knee, and the canine probably will be euthanized, police said Thursday.

February 12, 2015 | | State


FORMER DETROIT ZOO ELEPHANT EUTHANIZED AT SAN ANDREAS REFUGE: SAN ANDREAS (AP) - A popular but ailing elephant named Wanda that lived in several zoos before being sent to a Northern California wildlife sanctuary has died.

February 12, 2015 | | State

22 Marines exposed to fire retardant

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (AP) - Nearly two dozen Marines were treated for exposure to a fire retardant gas Thursday after an extinguishing system accidentally went off in an assault vehicle during a training exercise, but there were no serious injuries, officials said.

February 12, 2015 | | State

State leads nation in charter growth

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California continues to far outpace the rest of the nation in charter school enrollment and growth, a study released Wednesday shows.

February 11, 2015 | | State

Newsom to raise money for governor bid

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, who gained national attention as mayor of San Francisco for ordering then-illegal gay marriage licenses to be issued, said Wednesday that he will begin raising money to run for governor in 2018, a position he has long sought.

February 11, 2015 | | State

Smartphone thefts drop after introduction of cell kill switch

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Kill switches on cellphones essentially render the device a paper weight when stolen.

February 11, 2015 | | State

Commuter with measles prompts warning

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Officials in Northern California on Wednesday warned Bay Area Rapid Transit commuters that they may have been exposed to measles.

February 11, 2015 | | State

Groups target greyhound tracks

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Two animal welfare groups are trying to bring about the end of greyhound racing, which has been declining for years, with an aggressive effort to change laws and public opinion in the states where dogs still race.

February 10, 2015 | | State

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Sacramento mayor tackles protester who hit him with pie

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A man took a coconut cream pie from a grocery bag, grabbed Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson from behind and smacked him in the ...

September 22, 2016 | | State

San Jose State college students vandalize dorms with swastikas

SAN JOSE . (AP) - Two students at a Northern California university scrawled swastikas and other hate speech in residence halls, the campus president said Thursday.

September 22, 2016 | | State

2nd wildfire breaks out on base

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE (AP) - Another wildfire, possibly sparked by a downed powerline, broke out Wednesday and forced the evacuation of buildings on a large ...

September 22, 2016 | | State

Feds OK plan to fight housing displacement

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Federal housing officials approved a preference plan that advocates said Thursday will help low-income minorities stay in increasingly unaffordable San Francisco.

September 22, 2016 | | State


LOS ANGELES (AP) - For more than a decade, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have been a glamorous, globe-trotting Hollywood power couple, attracting cameras to their ...

September 20, 2016 | | State

Sacramento police chief: 18 rounds fired in fatal shooting

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Sacramento police released more details Tuesday about the summer fatal police shooting of a homeless man, including videos of the incident.

September 20, 2016 | | State

Board faults Los Angeles police in 2 fatal shootings

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A civilian review board on Tuesday found that two fatal shootings by Los Angeles police officers violated the department's deadly force ...

September 20, 2016 | | State

Woman paralyzed by branch files claim

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A San Francisco woman who was paralyzed by a falling tree branch at a local park has filed a claim against the ...

September 20, 2016 | | State

Hatchet-wielding man killed

BEAUMONT (AP) - Police say a Southern California officer fatally shot a man armed with a hatchet who was approaching drivers near a fast food restaurant ...

September 18, 2016 | | State

Toxic algae in more than 40 state lakes, waterways

OAKLAND (AP) - Toxic algae has shown up in more than 40 state lakes and waterways from Los Angeles to the northern reaches of California, the ...

September 18, 2016 | | State

Zuckerberg’s ‘compound’ raises red flags

PALO ALTO (AP) - An advisory board recommended a California city refuse Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's plans to demolish and rebuild four homes around his ...

September 18, 2016 | | State


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - is warning that a California lawsuit targeting critical posts about a law firm could lead to the removal of negative ...

September 18, 2016 | | State

Ex-high school teacher gets prison for molestation, porn

DANA POINT (AP) - A former Orange County high school teacher has been sentenced to five years in prison after admitting to sexually assaulting a teenage ...

September 16, 2016 | | State

Twin tunnels will cost taxpayers

STOCKTON (AP) - Giant tunnels that Gov. Jerry Brown wants to build to haul water across California are economically feasible only if the federal government bears ...

September 15, 2016 | | State

Gov. Brown approves $900M for air quality

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday approved $900 million in funding for environmental programs, signing legislation that frees up an unusually large influx of ...

September 15, 2016 | | State

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