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Burning bannedon 31 million acres

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Open burning is being banned on 31 million acres of land throughout California because of the threat wildfires due to the lengthening drought.

June 18, 2014 | | State

State funding wildfire prevention

SACRAMENTO (AP) - For the first time, California forestry officials intend to give counties and organizations money raised through a contested assessment on property in wildfire-prone areas to be used for fire-prevention projects.

June 17, 2014 | | State

Lawyer: Suspect in 9-year-old niece’s molestation was sleeping at the time

MARTINEZ (AP) - The attorney for a Northern California man accused of molesting his 9-year-old niece says his client was asleep at the time.

June 17, 2014 | | State

Experts seek to remove fox from endangered list

SANTA ANA (AP) - Two subspecies of a fox that lives only on an island chain off the Southern California coast should be removed from the endangered species list because of a dramatic increase in population during at least the past decade, a scientific group dedicated to fox recovery said Tuesday.

June 17, 2014 | | State

Residents return as Sierra Nevada wildfire tamed

LAKE ISABELLA (AP) - Diminishing winds were helping California firefighters surround 75 percent of a wildfire in the southern Sierra Nevada.

June 17, 2014 | | State

Fish taken from hatcheries amid drought

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Workers evacuated rainbow trout on Tuesday from a hatchery on the American River as part of rescue efforts prompted by concerns that California's drought will increase water temperatures and kill the fish.

June 17, 2014 | | State

California Assembly leader opens up on gay rights issues

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, the first lesbian to lead a house of the California Legislature, said Tuesday that more work needs to be done to promote tolerance of gays and lesbians, especially in rural America.

June 17, 2014 | | State

LA mayor’s F-bomb blows up worries about bad words in public

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The F-bomb that Mayor Eric Garcetti dropped on Los Angeles this week has quickly mushroomed into a conundrum over just what a politician can get away with saying in public these days.

June 17, 2014 | | State

Drought closes Santa Cruz campground

REDWOOD CITY (AP) - A popular campground in the Santa Cruz Mountains has been closed because a creek is too low to draw water for visitors amid California's lingering drought.

June 17, 2014 | | State

Mayor curbs self over dog poop incident

SAN MARINO (AP) - The doo-doo has gotten too deep for the mayor of a wealthy Los Angeles suburb who flung dog poop onto a political opponent's property.

June 17, 2014 | | State

Sea rise means severe Silicon Valley Floods

EAST PALO ALTO - Thirty-year-old Gustavo Leal remembers the floodwaters reaching the doorstep of his family home in East Palo Alto. "It was bad enough that you couldn't get out of your driveway," he said.

June 16, 2014 | By NGOC NGUYEN NEW AMERICA MEDIA | State

Care, lost wages for fan could total $37M

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Lawyers for a San Francisco Giants fan gravely disabled after a beating at Dodger Stadium rested their case in a negligence suit Monday after an expert said Bryan Stow's lost wages and medical costs could total more than $37 million over his lifetime.

June 16, 2014 | | State

Cap-trade big boost for high-speed rail

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown scored a big win for California's $68 billion high-speed rail project by persuading fellow Democrats to dedicate a steady future funding source for it in the state budget.

June 16, 2014 | | State

Meth lab found at retirement community

FRESNO (AP) - Police and residents of a retirement community were stunned that a 64-year-old Northern California man arrested during a traffic stop was accused of cooking methamphetamine inside his apartment at the facility for seniors.

June 16, 2014 | | State

Senate elects LA Demo as next leader

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The state Senate on Monday named as its next leader a Los Angeles Democrat who is best known for championing policies benefiting low-wage workers - even after his name surfaced in a federal corruption probe against a fellow state lawmaker.

June 16, 2014 | | State

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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

Settlement reached in California suit on public school learning time

LOS ANGELES (AP) - State officials will track when students are assigned to classes in which they are given chores or allowed to leave early instead ...

November 05, 2015 | | State

4 stabbed, attacker killed at UC Merced

MERCED (AP) - The Merced County sheriff said Wednesday that a college student suspected of stabbing four people before he was shot and killed by police ...

November 04, 2015 | | State

Man surrenders after apartment standoff that delayed flights

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A gunman in a rooftop apartment surrendered to police Wednesday after a more than five-hour standoff that interrupted air traffic at the ...

November 04, 2015 | | State

Man arrested in Sacramento stabbing of train hero

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A tip from the public led police in California's capital city to arrest a 28-year-old man Wednesday in the stabbing of a ...

November 04, 2015 | | State

Doctors find tapeworm larva in Napa man’s brain just in time

NAPA (AP) - A California man went to an emergency room with a terrible headache and nausea, slipped into a coma, and was told a tapeworm ...

November 04, 2015 | | State

Cal State faculty votes in favor of authorizing strike

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The union that represents faculty, counselors, librarians and coaches at the 23 California State University campuses announced Wednesday that members have voted ...

November 04, 2015 | | State

State warns Jackson dam may collapse

JACKSON . (AP) - State officials are warning that a 99-year-old dam in Northern California is at risk of collapsing this winter if a big rainstorm comes ...

November 04, 2015 | | State

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