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Ruling releases personal student data

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A recent federal court ruling ordering the release of personal data on more than 10 million California students highlights the growing amount of information schools now collect - and the loopholes that allow it to be released.

February 24, 2016 | | State


Oil from ship that sank in 1953 keeps killing birds

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Fuel oil from a long-sunken freighter that previously killed thousands of birds continues to leak and recently coated more birds in the gunk along the Northern California coast, officials said.

February 23, 2016 | | State


Gas facility that had blowout will have to play by new rules

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The gas storage facility that spewed methane uncontrollably for almost four months, driving thousands of families from their homes, won't resume operations until it has undergone tougher tests than ever required before, a process that will take months and perhaps even longer.

February 23, 2016 | | State


Arrest made in deadly shooting of 1-year-old girl

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A suspected gunman was arrested on suspicion of killing a 1-year-old girl who was shot in the face as she slept in a crib in her Compton home, authorities said Tuesday.

February 23, 2016 | | State


Billionaire asks for $30M for access

HALF MOON BAY (AP) - A San Francisco Bay-area billionaire who closed an access road to a beloved beach is asking the state of California for $30 million in exchange for public access to Martins Beach at Half Moon Bay.

February 21, 2016 | | State


Lawsuit raises concerns about running cattle on federal land

POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE (AP) - Concerns about running cattle on federal land are reaching livestock owners in California.

February 21, 2016 | | State


Protests planned across US to back Apple in battle with FBI order

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Protesters are preparing to assemble in more than 30 cities to lash out at the FBI for obtaining a court order that requires Apple to make it easier to unlock an encrypted iPhone used by a gunman in December's mass shootings in Southern California.

February 21, 2016 | | State


Hear ye! Hear ye! Burlingame has first town crier in 100 years

BURLINGAME (AP) - The Northern California city of Burlingame hadn't had a town crier in more than a century but that changed this year after actor and property manager Richard Aptekar volunteered for the job.

February 21, 2016 | | State


Standards won’t ease for inmate firefighters

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's new corrections chief is backing off a plan to lower standards for inmate firefighters, focusing instead on persuading county sheriffs to send more jail prisoners to the state program.

February 21, 2016 | | State


Vatican: Pope was not singling out Trump

VATICAN CITY (AP) - A spokesman for Pope Francis insisted Friday the pontiff was "in no way" launching an attack on Donald Trump, a U.S. presidential candidate, nor was he trying to sway voters by declaring someone who advocates building walls isn't Christian.

February 19, 2016 | | State


Border checkpoint scans eyes, faces of departing foreigners

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The federal government is using eye scans and facial recognition technology for the first time to verify the identities of foreigners leaving the United States on foot - a trial move aimed at closing a longstanding security gap, officials announced Thursday.

February 18, 2016 | | State


FBI searches home of SoCal terror attack shooter’s brother

CORONA (AP) - The investigation into the San Bernardino terror attack that killed 14 people burst back into public view Thursday, when FBI agents searched the home of the brother of gunman Syed Rizwan Farook.

February 18, 2016 | | State


Ex-state senator Yee asks judge to weigh wife’s illness

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An attorney for an ex-California state senator convicted of racketeering asked a judge to consider the senator's long history of public service and his wife's illness and sentence him to no more than five years and three months in prison, below the 8-year sentence recommended by prosecutors.

February 18, 2016 | | State


Los Angeles sues developer for $20M over fire damage

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The city on Thursday filed a $20 million negligence lawsuit against the developer of the Da Vinci Apartments, alleging improper construction and security led to the damage of nearby city buildings when an arson fire nearly burned the massive complex to the ground.

February 18, 2016 | | State


GOING NORTH FIRST

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The decision to build the first leg of California's bullet train north to the San Francisco Bay Area instead of south as planned since 2012 marks an acknowledgement of the project's waning political support and an ongoing funding shortfall for a system that spans the state.

February 18, 2016 | | State


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Apple in dark on how FBI hacked iPhone

CUPERTINO (AP) - The FBI's announcement that it mysteriously hacked into an iPhone is a public setback for Apple Inc., as consumers suddenly discover they ...

March 29, 2016 | | State


Student measles case closes charter school

NEVADA CITY . (AP) - A charter school in the Sierra Nevada closed Tuesday after an unvaccinated child was diagnosed with measles.

March 29, 2016 | | State


Oscar-winning actress Patty Duke dies at 69

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Patty Duke, who as a teen won an Oscar for playing Helen Keller in "The Miracle Worker," then maintained a long career ...

March 29, 2016 | | State


Saudi land purchases fuel debate over US water rights

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Saudi Arabia's largest dairy company will soon be unable to farm alfalfa in its own parched country to feed its 170 ...

March 28, 2016 | | State


UC boss to monitor campus’ plan to combat harassment

BERKELEY (AP) - University of California President Janet Napolitano announced Saturday it will closely monitor UC Berkeley's efforts to address sexual harassment complaints and assaults ...

March 27, 2016 | | State


Law enforcement investigators seek out private DNA databases

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Investigators are broadening their DNA searches beyond government databases and demanding genetic information from companies that do ancestry research for their customers.

March 27, 2016 | | State


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


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