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Proposition 47 lowers penalties for crimes such as drug possession

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A projected 40,000 offenders each year would face lower penalties for crimes such as drug possession and petty theft if California voters approve Proposition 47 on the Nov. 4 ballot.

October 09, 2014 | | State


Student held in school threat in California

YUCCA VALLEY (AP) - A student with a cache of weapons arrested for investigation of threatening to shoot, stab and assault staff members at his high school in the California desert community of Yucca Valley, authorities said.

October 09, 2014 | | State


Peevey departing CPUC in 3 months

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's chief utility regulator, under fire over emails showing secret dealings with the state's largest utility, said Thursday that he will not seek reappointment when his term ends at the end of the year.

October 09, 2014 | | State


Apply now: Obama gets a job offer

SANTA MONICA (AP) - He's still got two years left on his current contract, but President Barack Obama is already fantasizing about the day he can go to work in sweatpants.

October 09, 2014 | | State


Vehicle sparks caused Yosemite wildfire that killed air-tanker pilot

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - Sparks from a vehicle caused a wildfire at the edge of Yosemite National Park that led to the death of a firefighting air-tanker pilot this week, officials said Thursday.

October 09, 2014 | | State


King fire fully contained after weeks

POLLOCK PINES (AP) - A massive California wildfire that burned more than 150 square miles, destroyed a dozen houses and drove thousands from their homes has finally been fully contained nearly a month after it broke out.

October 09, 2014 | | State


Prison guard arrested in pot case

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A state prison guard was among five people arrested following an eight-month investigation into marijuana cultivation activities in Sacramento.

October 09, 2014 | | State


Golf coach sentenced to 27 years for abusing boys

HAYWARD (AP) - A popular northern California golf teacher convicted of molesting his students and plotting to kill them from jail was sentenced Thursday to 27 years in state prison.

October 09, 2014 | | State


Bay brands itself as a place to ‘shop the world’

SAN JOSE (AP) - E-commerce site eBay is kicking off a global branding campaign that aims to draw attention to the wide array of goods it has available ahead of the holiday shopping season.

October 09, 2014 | | State


PC market still ailing despite gains

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The personal computer market is still ailing, despite showing some signs of recovery in several key markets.

October 08, 2014 | | State


SF lawmakers OK Airbnb rentals

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco lawmakers have tentatively approved a measure that would allow city residents to rent out their homes to travelers on sites such as Airbnb.

October 08, 2014 | | State


National monument status in works for LA area mountains

LOS ANGELES (AP) - President Barack Obama is planning to designate 346,000 acres within the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles as a national monument, a step supporters say will ensure better stewardship in one of the nation's most heavily visited forests but worries some local officials because of potential restrictions.

October 08, 2014 | | State


Do-it-yourself flu vaccine? Study shows it works

ATLANTA (AP) - Do-it-yourself flu vaccine? It could happen. Military folks who squirted vaccine up their noses were as well-protected as others who got it from health workers, a study found.

October 08, 2014 | | State


Solar tower that can kill birds dropped

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - A solar-energy company has dropped a proposal to build a 75-story solar tower near California's Joshua Tree National Park employing a kind of solar technology that can cause birds to ignite in midair.

October 08, 2014 | | State


Judge to state: Fix problems at LA school

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California education officials must get involved in fixing a slew of scheduling and class-assignment problems that have unconstitutionally deprived students at a Los Angeles high school of weeks of valuable learning time this fall, a judge ruled Wednesday.

October 08, 2014 | | State


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Microsoft says hiring go-go dancers at Xbox party was wrong

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Microsoft says it was "unequivocally wrong" for hosting a party with scantily dressed female dancers during a video game developers' conference.

March 20, 2016 | | State


Fight over names to sites at Yosemite escalating

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - The National Park Service has opened up a new front in the fight over the names of historic hotels and other ...

March 20, 2016 | | State


Apple’s latest product event drawing yawns

CUPERTINO (AP) - It wouldn't be an Apple event without some hoopla. But the company's upcoming product announcement today doesn't seem to be ...

March 20, 2016 | | State


Ex-LA mayor may enter race

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The presidential contest is dominating national headlines, but the toughest campaign in California might be two years away.

March 20, 2016 | | State


Drone comes within 200 feet of airliner

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A drone came within 200 feet of hitting a Lufthansa jet near Los Angeles International Airport on Friday - the latest run-in between ...

March 18, 2016 | | State


LA skyscraper plunge :A suicide?

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities are investigating whether an electrician intentionally leaped to his death from the 53rd floor of Los Angeles' tallest skyscraper onto an ...

March 18, 2016 | | State


California state pension obligations nearly $64B

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California has nearly $64 billion in pension debt that eventually must be paid to current and former teachers and state workers - a figure ...

March 18, 2016 | | State


Dungeness crab health warning lifted for more of California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Health officials say another swath of California's coast has been cleared for the catching and eating of Dungeness crabs because they ...

March 18, 2016 | | State


Adobe beats Street 1Q Forecasts

SAN JOSE (AP) - Adobe Systems Inc. shares rose in after-hours trading Thursday after the software developer known for Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat posted better-than-expected quarterly ...

March 17, 2016 | | State


Islamic State inspired UC Merced stabbings

MERCED - A California college student who went on a stabbing rampage that wounded four people before he was shot down by a campus police officer ...

March 17, 2016 | | State


California analyst slams high-speed rail business plan

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A new $64 billion business plan for California's high-speed rail system fails to identify how to fill a multibillion-dollar shortfall and calls ...

March 17, 2016 | | State


Google pushes for federal plan for self-driving cars

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google wants Congress to create new federal powers that would let the tech giant receive special, expedited permission to bring to market ...

March 17, 2016 | | State


Mysterious power surges damage BART

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Bay Area commuters faced overcrowded trains, travel delays and other inconveniences for the second time in two weeks Thursday due to a ...

March 17, 2016 | | State


California eases water cutbacks

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California further eased some water cutbacks Thursday as a rainy March lessens the state's five-year drought.

March 17, 2016 | | State


California man charged with attempting terrorist support

SACRAMENTO (AP) - An Iraqi-born Palestinian man previously charged with lying to investigators about traveling to Syria was indicted Thursday on the more serious allegation of ...

March 17, 2016 | | State


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