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Ripon staging Halloween trick or treat downtown

Downtown Ripon businesses are opening their doors Friday from 2 until 5 p.m. for trick-or-treaters in advance of Halloween.

October 28, 2015 | | State


Owens Valley at mercy of LA, drought

OLANCHA . (AP) - Water in the aqueduct that helped fuel Los Angeles' growth was flowing toward the city Wednesday for the first time in six months after workers removed an earthen and concrete dam that had diverted runoff to the parched Owens Valley.

October 28, 2015 | | State


Alameda sheriff’s office ends mandatory pregnancy tests

DUBLIN (AP) - A Northern California sheriff's office will no longer require women arrested and booked into the county jail to undergo a pregnancy test under the terms of a settlement announced on Wednesday.

October 28, 2015 | | State


SF OKs patient- dumping suit settlement

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco supervisors accepted a $400,000 payment from Nevada Tuesday, settling a two-year dispute over allegations that psychiatric patients were wrongly shipped to California upon discharge.

October 28, 2015 | | State


LA council OKs measure locking away handguns

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Handgun owners in Los Angeles will be required to store their firearms in locked containers or disable the weapons with trigger locks under a law unanimously approved Tuesday by the City Council.

October 28, 2015 | | State


California takes step toward using one drug in executions

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - California took the next step Tuesday in its plan to use a single drug to execute condemned prisoners, nine years after the nation's most populous state last carried out the death penalty.

October 28, 2015 | | State


Mormons: Promote ‘traditional family,’ but show compassion

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A high-ranking Mormon leader Tuesday reiterated the religion's commitment to promoting families led by married heterosexual couples, but also urged attendees at a conservative conference not to shun those with opposing views.

October 28, 2015 | | State


Airbnb battles hostile SF ballot measure

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Travelers worldwide may love using Airbnb to book vacation stays, but the company that revolutionized home-sharing faces a hostile ballot measure in the city where it was founded.

October 25, 2015 | | State


Dermatologist for Michael Jackson, other stars, dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dr. Arnold Klein once said, "Put me next to a patient, give me a needle and I'm really happy."

October 25, 2015 | | State


Suspect steals police car, leads wild chase ending on Bay Bridge

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A man suspected of stealing a San Francisco police car led authorities on a dangerous chase across city streets onto Treasure Island, and was arrested on the Bay Bridge Saturday by an officer who jumped from the upper to the lower deck to catch him.

October 25, 2015 | | State


Movie star Maureen O’Hara , dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Fiery-haired and feisty, Maureen O'Hara could handle anything the world and Hollywood threw at her. Director John Ford punched her in the jaw at a party and John Wayne dragged her through sheep dung - real sheep dung - in "The Quiet Man." In "Miracle on 34th Street" she learned to believe in Santa Claus.

October 25, 2015 | | State


Law aims to help immigrant crime victims to obtain visas

SANTA ANA (AP)) - Nubia Rodriguez was assaulted and kidnapped by an ex-boyfriend, crimes that made her eligible for a special visa for immigrants in the U.S. illegally.

October 25, 2015 | | State


Another small quake hits East Bay area

SAN RAMON (AP) - The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a small earthquake hit the San Ramon area early Saturday morning, the latest in a series of small quakes to hit the region recently.

October 25, 2015 | | State


Bismarck school gets historic postcard from Stockton man

STOCKTON (AP) - A nearly 100-year-old postcard of Bismarck High School found its way home thanks to a good-humored California antique store patron.

October 25, 2015 | | State


High speed rail costs soar

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California's ambitious Los-Angeles-to-San-Francisco high-speed rail project will likely miss its 2022 deadline and go over its $68 billion budget, a newspaper analysis concluded.

October 25, 2015 | | State


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PG&E resisted record-keeping change after blast

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A former Pacific Gas & Electric company employee experienced resistance when she tried in the wake of a deadly explosion at a gas ...

January 13, 2016 | | State


Exxon deficiencies in refinery blast

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. (AP) - An explosion at an ExxonMobil oil refinery in California last year could have been prevented if managers had taken into account ...

January 13, 2016 | | State


GoPro cutting about 100 jobs on weak sales

SAN MATEO (AP) - Wearable camera maker GoPro says it will eliminate about 100 jobs after its fourth-quarter sales fell far short of its expectations.

January 13, 2016 | | State


California regulators reject VW recall plan

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California regulators on Tuesday rejected Volkswagen's recall plan for some of the German automaker's most popular diesel models that used ...

January 12, 2016 | | State


Disney: More ‘Star Wars’ heroine toys

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Where's Rey? Disney says it's working hard to get more of the new "Star Wars" heroine in stores.

January 12, 2016 | | State


Livermore council bans commercial pot cultivation

LIVERMORE (AP) - The Livermore City Council has passed a temporary ban on commercial marijuana cultivation while it looks into the issue further.

January 12, 2016 | | State


Brazen robbery leaves 2-year-old girl injured in SF

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Authorities say a 2-year-old girl suffered minor injuries after an armed robber knocked over her stroller, snatched a tablet computer from her ...

January 12, 2016 | | State


High-speed rail board OKs bid 22 miles of rail in Kern County

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The board that oversees California's high-speed rail project has approved a $444.3 million bid to design and build a 22-mile segment ...

January 12, 2016 | | State


FBI tries new approach with Super Bowl sex trafficking fight

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - For the first time in its efforts to crack down on sex trafficking during the Super Bowl, the FBI will try to ...

January 12, 2016 | | State


Self-driving cars still need human assistance

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Google's futuristic self-driving cars needed some old-fashioned human intervention to avoid 11 crashes during testing on California roads, the company revealed ...

January 12, 2016 | | State


Los Angeles tourism sets record for 5th straight year

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles has set a tourism record for the fifth year in a row.

January 11, 2016 | | State


Assembly picks Rendon as new speaker

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A former nonprofit director, environmentalist and recipient of national humanities fellowship will become California's next Assembly speaker after the state Legislature officially ...

January 11, 2016 | | State


Applications to UC campuses surpass 200K for first time

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A record number of prospective undergraduates have applied to the University of California for the fall, the 12th consecutive year of increasing ...

January 11, 2016 | | State


LAPD chief selsks charges for officer in Venice shooting

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles police chief has recommended criminal charges against an officer who shot and killed an unarmed homeless man.

January 11, 2016 | | State


California prisons end controversial visitor strip searches

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California prison officials are ending visitor strip searches in response to a recent change in state law, but visitors will face increased scrutiny ...

January 11, 2016 | | State


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