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Southern California water district finalizes land purchase

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Southern California's largest water supplier has bought sprawling farmland that could be used to help build twin tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.

July 18, 2016 | | State

Judge rejects plea deal of ex-LA County sheriff

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Minutes after former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca acknowledged failing the public by lying to federal authorities investigating jail beatings, a judge overseeing his corruption case shocked a packed courtroom Monday by rejecting the ex-lawman's plea agreement as too lenient.

July 18, 2016 | | State

Hawaiian Electric, NextEra walk away from merger plans

HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii's largest utility and Florida-based NextEra Energy are walking away from their plans to merge, following months of hearings and deliberations on what would have been one of the largest business deals in Hawaii history.

July 18, 2016 | | State

Tobacco companies give $17 M to defeat tax

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Tobacco companies are giving about $17 million to defeat a proposed cigarette tax that's quickly attracting some of the highest spending among the initiatives on California's November ballot.

July 18, 2016 | | State

Mountain lion spotted, not detained in San Mateo

SAN MATEO (AP) - Experts say a suspected mountain lion spotted roaming through a residential neighborhood is a rather large domestic cat.

July 18, 2016 | | State

Police look into Playboy model’s post of naked woman at gym

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police were investigating after a Playboy model took a photo of a naked woman in a gym locker room and posted it to social media with insulting comments about the woman's body, authorities said.

July 18, 2016 | | State

World-class Mexican Museum being built in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco is getting another cultural treasure - a world-class museum to showcase the largest collection of Mexican and Latino art in the nation.

July 18, 2016 | | State

US-Mexico border residents feel ignored

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Residents along the U.S.-Mexico border are feeling ignored in the midst of a U.S. presidential election in which immigration, border security and a proposed wall are being hotly debated, a poll released Monday suggests.

July 18, 2016 | | State

California student among the 84 dead

BERKELEY (AP) - An American student from the University of California, Berkeley was identified Sunday as one of the 84 killed in Thursday's Bastille Day truck attack on the French city of Nice, according to statement from his school.

July 18, 2016 | | State

California certifies low primary turnout, Clinton victory

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California Secretary of State Alex Padilla certified Friday that more than 8.5 million people, or 47.7 percent of registered voters, participated in the June primary, and that Hillary Clinton decisively won the state's Democratic race.

July 18, 2016 | | State

Juice Newton appearing at the Bankhead Theater

LIVERMORE – August at the Bankhead Theater opens with an appearance by country pop's "Queen of Hearts," singer/songwriter Juice Newton.

July 16, 2016 | | State

First ever Red Dirt & Gold Dust Music Fest on Aug. 6

ANGELS CAMP– Grab a cowboy hat and low-back lawn chair or blanket and settle under the shade of heritage oaks at the first ever Red Dirt and Gold Dust Music Fest on Saturday, Aug. 6.

July 16, 2016 | | State

Invasive citrus tree pest found near Tracy

The San Joaquin County Agricultural Commissioner, in cooperation with the California Department of Food and Agriculture and the United States Department of Agriculture, is beginning an extensive survey in response to the detection of one additional Asian Citrus Psyllid (ACP) within the boundaries of the City of Tracy.

July 13, 2016 | | State


NEW YORK (AP) - On an unusually cool night for summer, Mike Perry and his crew thread the sidewalks running through the Stapleton Houses, tracked by police cameras bolted to the apartment blocks and positioned atop poles.

July 13, 2016 | | State

Will shaming drugmakers discourages price spikes?

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Frustrated by the rising cost of prescription drugs, California health advocates hope sunlight and a dose of shame will discourage drugmakers from raising their prices too quickly or introducing new medications at prices that break the bank.

July 10, 2016 | | State

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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


Editor's note: The following is the filling made in San Joaquin County Superior Court on behalf of Manteca Unified School District trustee Sam Fant ...

September 13, 2016 | | State

Study: California’s albino redwoods filter soil toxins

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A researcher may have figured out that albino redwoods - long considered freeloaders - contribute to the health of California's deep green redwood ...

September 13, 2016 | | State

Football player suspended after knocking out referee

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Southern California community college football player was suspended for five years on Monday after knocking out a referee during a game ...

September 13, 2016 | | State

Farmworkers OT pay expanded

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Farmworkers in the nation's largest agricultural state will be entitled to the same overtime pay as most other hourly workers under a ...

September 12, 2016 | | State

Court: Yelp not liable for negative rating ‘stars’ on site

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Online review site Yelp's star rating system does not make it responsible for negative reviews of businesses because it is based ...

September 12, 2016 | | State

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