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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


Cal alerts 80,000 to cyberattack

BERKELEY . (AP) - The University of California, Berkeley says a hacker broke into a computer system holding financial data of 80,000 students, alumni, current and former employees.

February 26, 2016 | | State


CEO Tim Cook defends Apple’s resistance of FBI

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple CEO Tim Cook got a standing ovation Friday at his first stockholder meeting since his company's epic clash with the FBI unfolded. He defended the company's unbending stance by saying: "These are the right things to do."

February 26, 2016 | | State


Apple: FBI seeks ‘dangerous power’

WASHINGTON (AP) - Apple Inc. on Thursday asked a federal magistrate to reverse her order that the company help the FBI hack into a locked iPhone, accusing the federal government of seeking "dangerous power" through the courts and of trampling on its constitutional rights.

February 26, 2016 | | State


California Senate candidates split on iPhone access fight

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Apple Inc.'s fight with the FBI over accessing a locked iPhone used by a gunman in the San Bernardino terror attack created a split Thursday between the leading Democrats in California's U.S. Senate race.

February 26, 2016 | | State


Man killed when wave sweeps four into ocean in south state

REDONDO BEACH (AP) - A large wave swept four people off a Los Angeles County jetty as high surf pounded much of the California coast, leaving one man dead and his three companions seriously injured, authorities said.

February 26, 2016 | | State


California governor appeals prison ballot measure ruling

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday asked California's Supreme Court to stay a judge's ruling that could stall his proposal to reduce the state's prison population for two years.

February 26, 2016 | | State


Retired police officer fatally stabbed in Stockton

STOCKTON (AP) - A retired Stockton police officer has died after being stabbed at a park.

February 24, 2016 | | State


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Shell shock: $7.6M in nut thefts

FRESNO (AP) - International crime rings targeting California's booming agriculture industry are increasingly stealing truckloads of high-value nuts, prompting authorities and the firms falling victim ...

April 15, 2016 | | State


Court upholds California tenure

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A California appeals court handed teacher unions a big victory Thursday by reversing a trial judge's ruling that found tenure deprived ...

April 15, 2016 | | State


California doles out $70.5M in tax credits

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A California economic development board handed out $70.5 million in tax credits on Thursday for private companies promising to create jobs in ...

April 15, 2016 | | State


Parole OK for Manson family member

CHINO (AP) - A California panel recommended parole Thursday for former Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten more than four decades after she and other cult ...

April 15, 2016 | | State


System reconsiders tobacco divestment

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Anti-smoking groups on Thursday stepped up pressure on the nation's largest public pension system to drop plans to consider re-investing in tobacco ...

April 15, 2016 | | State


RAIN WATER + WARMER DAYS = MOSQUITOES

San Joaquin County Mosquito and Vector Control District (District) urges mosquito prevention now to reduce the spread of mosquito-borne disease later.

April 15, 2016 | | State


SJ County is among agencies suing Metro Water District

STOCKTON - The Planning and Conservation League and Food and Water Watch, as well as three Delta local agencies, Central Delta Water Agency, Contra Costa County ...

April 15, 2016 | | State


La Nina: Dry winter in 2016-17?

LOS ANGELES (AP) - In the midst of an epic El Nino, federal meteorologists say its flip side, La Nina, is around the corner.

April 15, 2016 | | State


Challenge to Obama water deal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California Democrats in Congress launched challenges Thursday to a proposed Obama administration settlement with a powerful California water district, including announcing their ...

April 15, 2016 | | State


EPA fails to protect drinking water

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is failing in its mandate to protect underground drinking water reserves from oilfield contamination, according to ...

April 13, 2016 | | State


Trump to speak at GOP convention ahead of primary

BURLINGAME (AP) - Donald Trump, who has been sharply criticizing the Republican Party's system for selecting delegates in the presidential contest, will speak at a ...

April 13, 2016 | | State


SF 99-year-old facing eviction can stay for now

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - For now, 99-year-old Iris Canada can keep climbing the stairs to the apartment where she has lived for more than 60 years ...

April 13, 2016 | | State


Tennille on the Captain: ‘I’ve never felt loved by him’

LOS ANGELES (AP) - It wasn't love but inertia that kept them together.

April 13, 2016 | | State


Coyote found shot in head, starving delivers healthy pups

SOLVANG (AP) - First, rescuers realized the emaciated coyote they pulled from the bottom of an empty reservoir in Southern California was blind from being shot ...

April 13, 2016 | | State


Pastor sinks half-court shot, donates auto prize

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - A Sacramento pastor who sank a half-court shot at a Sacramento Kings game plans to raffle the car he won to raise money ...

April 13, 2016 | | State


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