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Google self-driving car strikes bus

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - A self-driving car being tested by Google struck a public bus on a Silicon Valley street, a fender-bender that appears to be the first time one of the tech company's vehicles caused a crash during testing.

February 29, 2016 | | State


KKK leader: Request for police security denied before rally attack

ANAHEIM (AP) - A Ku Klux Klan leader who was injured when his small group of demonstrators brawled with counter-protesters in a Southern California park this weekend said Monday that he called police beforehand asking for security and was told, "We don't do that."

February 29, 2016 | | State


Lawmakers OK revamped health insurance tax

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers approved a tax package Monday that preserves $1.1 billion in federal funding for the state's health care program for the poor and sends about $300 million in funding to provide services for the developmentally disabled.

February 29, 2016 | | State


SoCal school lets students to display anti-gay stickers

INDIO (AP) - Students who placed anti-gay stickers on their identification badges at a Southern California high school have the right to wear the symbols, just as others can sport insignia supporting gay rights, administrators said.

February 29, 2016 | | State


Arraignment postponed in SF corruption case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The arraignment of a former San Francisco city commissioner and two other people on bribery charges was postponed Monday, as prosecutors and defense attorneys argued over disclosing evidence.

February 29, 2016 | | State


Ruins emerge from sand on SF beach

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Ruins have begun to emerge from the sand in San Francisco, puzzling beachgoers.

February 29, 2016 | | State


Yosemite Park attractions scheduled for name changes

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - Authorities are scheduled to formally change the names of some of Yosemite National Park's most iconic attractions unless an 11th hour settlement to a bitter legal dispute is reached by midnight Monday.

February 29, 2016 | | State


Stolen taco truck fleeing police hits school bus

SAN BERNARDINO . (AP) - Authorities in Southern California say two men fleeing from police in a stolen taco truck sideswiped a school bus full of children, took down the lights at an intersection and smashed into a propane truck.

February 29, 2016 | | State


Spate of freeway shootings kills two in Bay Area

RICHMOND (AP) - A driver was fatally shot over the weekend in the seventh shooting on a Northern California freeway in recent months, authorities said Monday.

February 29, 2016 | | State


Anaheim has history intertwined with KKK

ANAHEIM (AP) - The home of Disneyland, the self-proclaimed Happiest Place on Earth, is also the town where the Ku Klux Klan once ran the City Council, burned crosses and rallied 10,000 people in a city park.

February 28, 2016 | | State


Lake Tahoe rises but mild stretch puts brakes on snow

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE (AP) - The water level at Lake Tahoe continues to rise, but a dry February is putting the brakes on the heavy snowpack that was fueling relief earlier this winter from four years of drought on both sides of the Sierra.

February 28, 2016 | | State


Bill sets discipline for California students who engage in sexting

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A state lawmaker is carrying a bill that would let schools suspend or expel kids for sexting - sharing sexually explicit material via text message.

February 28, 2016 | | State


Deadline expires for homeless tent city

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A city deadline for homeless people to vacate a San Francisco tent city came and went Friday evening with no action.

February 26, 2016 | | State


California high court allows governor’s prison initiative

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's Supreme Court on Friday allowed Gov. Jerry Brown's bid to put his plan to reduce the state's prison population before voters in November.

February 26, 2016 | | State


Officials scrap proposal for San Francisco bonfire permits

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Officials with the Golden Gate National Recreation Area have abandoned a proposal that would have required people to acquire permits before making bonfires at Ocean Beach, a San Francisco tradition.

February 26, 2016 | | State


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Sonoma Coast commercial crab season starts

SANTA ROSA (AP) - The commercial crab season officially opened Saturday after being postponed for more than four months because tests showed high levels of domoic ...

March 27, 2016 | | State


Push in Sacramento for $15 wage

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California legislators and labor unions have reached a tentative agreement that will take the state's minimum wage from $10 to $15 an ...

March 27, 2016 | | State


Gov. Brown grants 59 pardons on Good Friday

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown granted 59 pardons on Good Friday, in keeping with his tradition of giving pardons to convicted offenders around major ...

March 25, 2016 | | State


Arrests in ‘horrific’ killings

SANTA BARBARA (AP) - A business associate of a popular practitioner of Chinese herbal medicine was arrested Friday in connection with what California authorities say was ...

March 25, 2016 | | State


Central Catholic High hires principal

MDOESTO - Bruce Sawyer is the new principal for Central Catholic High School effective July 1.

March 24, 2016 | | State


Princess hopefuls sought by dairy group

MODESTO - The local dairy industry is now accepting applications from young women wishing to compete for the District 5 (Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Contra Costa, El ...

March 24, 2016 | | State


McDonald’s Honoring Mantecan

Kari Johnson, a Crew Member at Manteca's Union Road McDonald's, is being recognized with the prestigious Crew Person of the Year Award, an ...

March 24, 2016 | | State


French Camp JACL installs new officers

STOCKTON - The French Camp Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) held its 68th annual Installation and New Year's luncheon at King's ...

March 24, 2016 | | State


Manteca resident Kellyann Reis new Delta Home Charter School principal

TRACY – New Jerusalem Elementary School District Superintendent David Thoming this week announced the appointment of Kellyann Reis as the new principal for Delta Home Charter ...

March 24, 2016 | | State


Gospel Center Rescue Mission celebrating 75 years with gala

STOCKTON - The Gospel Center Rescue Mission is celebrating 75 years of ministering to the homeless and addicted in San Joaquin County.

March 24, 2016 | | State


State to implement income cap on green car rebates

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's rebate program for electric vehicles will soon cut off higher-income green car buyers.

March 20, 2016 | | State


Fresno woman, 96, adopts 30-year-old as her daughter

FRESNO (AP) - A 96-year-old California woman has adopted a daughter - a 30-year-old woman from Cambodia.

March 20, 2016 | | State


Skyslide airlifted to 69th floor of downtown LA skyscraper

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The latest Los Angeles thrill ride has arrived - a glass slide that will jut from a skyscraper 1,000 feet above the ...

March 20, 2016 | | State


Navy funds autism-screening app, hoping for help with PTSD

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The Navy is paying for research into an app to screen for autism in the hopes that it could eventually be ...

March 20, 2016 | | State


Interior secretary dedicates new NorCal monument

WILLIAMS (AP) - A new national monument made up of more than 330,000 acres of public lands has been dedicated in Northern California.

March 20, 2016 | | State


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