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LA utility deal would refund $44 million

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has agreed to return $44 million to thousands of customers who were overbilled under a botched billing system upgrade two years ago, it was announced Monday.

August 17, 2015 | | State

State Senate approves bill reacting to anti-gay plan

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The California Senate on Monday approved a bill that seeks to discourage frivolous ballot questions by raising filing costs, following a measure advocating the slayings of gay and lesbian people.

August 17, 2015 | | State


SACRAMENTO (AP) - State contractors have readied plans to acquire as many as 300 farms in the California delta by eminent domain to make room for a pair of massive, still-unapproved water tunnels proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown, according to documents obtained by opponents of the tunnels.

August 17, 2015 | | State

More millennials stuck renting for years before buying home

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Home ownership, that celebrated hallmark of the American dream, is increasingly on hold for younger Americans.

August 17, 2015 | | State


SAN DIEGO (AP) - "It was just another day in Mosul," the soldier began, his voice shaking. Sgt. 1st Class Marshall Powell took a deep breath. He couldn't look at the other three servicemen in the group therapy session.

August 16, 2015 | | State

SF 4-mile run seeks to change stoner stereotypes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Students, accountants, businessmen, housewives and many others in green T-shirts and all wearing the number 420 raced Saturday to change the stereotypical images of marijuana smokers as lazy and lethargic stoners who binge on junk food.

August 16, 2015 | | State

Target of manhunt killed near Ridgecrest

RIDGECREST (AP) - An 18-day manhunt in the mountainous high desert of central California ended when two deputies opened fire on a man who pulled out a handgun during a confrontation on a rural road, authorities said Sunday.

August 16, 2015 | | State

Drought brings early harvest in California’s wine country

HEALDSBURG (AP) - In Northern California's wine country, the 2015 harvest has arrived shockingly early, amid years of drought that have progressively shifted vines' growing season earlier into the year.

August 16, 2015 | | State

SF Bay Area school districts scramble amid teacher shortage

OAKLAND (AP) - A growing teacher shortage has left district officials across the San Francisco Bay Area scrambling to fill classrooms, with critical shortages in science, math, special education and bilingual education.

August 16, 2015 | | State

‘Star Wars’ themed land at planned at Disney parks

ANAHEIM (AP) - Disney theme parks have their sights on a galaxy far, far away.

August 16, 2015 | | State

Push for interpreters in all civil court cases

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Going through a divorce has been difficult for Sepideh Saeedi. Not understanding what's happening in court because she isn't proficient in English has made the process even harder.

August 16, 2015 | | State


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Authorities say there has been a 47 percent spike in car break-ins in San Francisco in the first half of this year, an increase that had led to finger pointing among officials and left many angry victims.

August 16, 2015 | | State

Tree limb falls on tent, kills campers

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - Officials say an oak tree limb fell on a tent in the heart of Yosemite National Park killing two young campers.

August 15, 2015 | | State

Campground closed after 2 squirrels die

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - Officials at Yosemite National Park said Friday they will temporarily close a popular campsite after two squirrels died of plague in the area.

August 14, 2015 | | State

Apple said to show interest in automotive testing facility

CUPERTINO (AP) - Adding fuel to rumors that Apple is working on designs for a car, local officials say engineers for the giant tech company recently made inquiries about a former navy base that's been converted into a testing ground for self-driving cars and other cutting-edge vehicles.

August 14, 2015 | | State

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Naval missile test off California coast creates big streaking light

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A bright, colorful light that streaked across the California sky, startling residents and leading to a flurry of calls to law enforcement ...

November 08, 2015 | | State

9th Circuit tackles senility of federal judges head on

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Now 84, federal appellate court Judge William Canby made the difficult decision a few years ago to mostly stop hearing cases after ...

November 08, 2015 | | State

Startup looking to build $1B factory

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The luxury electric car market may be small, but it's lucrative enough to get another jolt - this time from a mysterious ...

November 08, 2015 | | State

Trump’s unorthodox campaign takes new twist on ‘SNL’ show

NEW YORK (AP) - Donald Trump's unorthodox campaign for president will take another unusual step this weekend when he takes a break from typical campaigning ...

November 06, 2015 | | State

Extensive sexting at Colorado school leads to suspensions

DENVER (AP) - Officials investigating an apparently extensive case of sexting at a southern Colorado high school are urging parents to check their children's phones ...

November 06, 2015 | | State


SACRAMENTO . (AP) - As states deal with a nationwide shortage of execution drugs, California proposed Friday to allow corrections officials to choose one of four types ...

November 06, 2015 | | State

No warning for UC Merced rampage

MERCED (AP) - There was no outward warning that a quiet 18-year-old would burst into a university classroom and slash fellow students over a dispute about ...

November 06, 2015 | | State

Border agency staff rejects body cameras

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Customs and Border Protection staff concluded after an internal review that agents and officers shouldn't be required to wear body cameras ...

November 06, 2015 | | State

Berkeley High student made racist post that led to walkout

BERKELEY (AP) - A 15-year-old student has admitted to posting a racist message that prompted a large student walkout at Berkeley High School.

November 06, 2015 | | State

Move afoot to end killer whale captivity

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A California congressman announced Friday that he is planning federal legislation that aims to phase out the captivity of killer whales by ...

November 06, 2015 | | State

Wind, piano chamber group performs Nov. 15 in Manteca

Frequency 49 is performing next for the Manteca Kindred Arts Concert Series.

November 06, 2015 | | State


MERCED (AP) - A college freshman angered over his eviction from University of California, Merced a study group planned to kill a police officer, steal a ...

November 05, 2015 | | State

Berkeley High students walk out over racist post

BERKELEY (AP) - At least 2,000 of Berkeley High School students walked out of class Thursday in protest of a racist message left on a ...

November 05, 2015 | | State

Environmental groups slam Brown for use of state workers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown's office says he was interested in the geology of his family ranch when he asked state oil ...

November 05, 2015 | | State

Cold air mass brings freeze, frost to parts of California

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A cold, dry air mass has settled over California in the aftermath of the storm that brought widespread rain and snow to ...

November 05, 2015 | | State

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