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State mandates low-water lawns on renovated, new homes & buildings

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Driven by a historic drought, California regulators on Friday mandated that lawns and other landscaping on new and renovated homes and buildings across the parched state guzzle less water.

May 29, 2015 | | State


Federal agencies defend response to SoCal oil spill

LOS ANGELES (AP) - On the afternoon of the largest coastal oil spill in California in 25 years, graduate student Natalie Phares quickly organized a volunteer bucket brigade to clean a beach north of Santa Barbara.

May 29, 2015 | | State


State Senate offers 24-hour rides for drunken members

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California senators too drunk to drive can turn to a 24-hour ride service funded by taxpayers, a local newspaper reports.

May 29, 2015 | | State


Battle over ownership of giant emerald may be over

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The legal battle over ownership of a 752-pound emerald may have been settled after six years and millions of dollars in legal and other costs.

May 29, 2015 | | State


Competency trial for 2012 mass shooting

OAKLAND (AP) - A judge has ruled that an Alameda County jury will have the final say on whether a mentally ill man is competent enough to stand trial for a 2012 massacre at a small nursing college.

May 29, 2015 | Vince Rembulat | State


Arrest in Ripon attempted murder

A Ripon man has been arrested on charges he stabbed a relative,

May 29, 2015 | | State


Cemetery annual meeting Wednesday

The East Union Memorial Cemetery will have its annual meeting on Wednesday, June 3, at 7 p.m. at the Manteca Transit Center on Moffat Boulevard.

May 29, 2015 | | State


State to vote on water limits for new lawns

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California regulators are expected to vote today on water limits for new lawns as the historic drought persists in parched California.

May 29, 2015 | | State


After security scandal, a tech firm says it’s changing focus

PALO ALTO (AP) - A Silicon Valley startup says it's shutting down operations and shifting to a new business model after it was blamed earlier this year for turning unwitting computer users into targets for annoying web ads - and hackers.

May 28, 2015 | | State


Rebates drive grass removal frenzy

LOS ANGELES (AP) - There's a torrent of Californians taking advantage of rebates for ripping out water-guzzling lawns during the drought, and that's providing a big boost to landscapers.

May 28, 2015 | | State


Cupertino cancels fireworks

CUPERTINO. (AP) - The Cupertino sky will be free of July 4 fireworks this year.

May 28, 2015 | | State


New tech is changing restaurant reservations

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - At noon on a recent Wednesday in May, San Francisco's Lazy Bear restaurant began taking reservations for June. Just 45 minutes later, nearly every seat for the entire month was sold out.

May 28, 2015 | | State


Bills reinstating penalties for some crimes shelved

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A key legislative panel on Thursday shelved several attempts to scale back a ballot measure that California voters approved to reduce penalties for some crimes, including stalling a bill that would have made stealing firearms a felony once again.

May 28, 2015 | | State


Steel rod fails test on Bay Bridge

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A second steel rod anchoring a tower along the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge failed a critical strength test, marking the latest problem for the replacement structure, a newspaper reported Thursday.

May 28, 2015 | | State


Training turns into real deal

SANTA BARBARA (AP) - Firefighters, emergency workers and officials from Plains All American Pipeline had gathered last week at a fire station preparing to train for the worst - an oil spill - when a 911 call came in reporting a noxious smell in the air at a nearby beach.

May 28, 2015 | | State


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Republicans lash homeland security chief over SF killing

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - House Republicans lashed the Obama administration Tuesday for failing to deport an immigrant who allegedly murdered a woman in San Francisco, and ...

July 14, 2015 | | State


LA skyscraper owner adding observation deck

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tourists will soon be able to take in 360-degree views of metropolitan Los Angeles from an observation deck, bar and restaurant atop ...

July 14, 2015 | | State


California authorities suspend search for baby

REDDING (AP) - Northern California authorities said Tuesday they've stopped actively searching for an infant who's been missing for 11 days, but they'll ...

July 14, 2015 | | State


Man charged in California kidnapping had bright resume

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Matthew Muller had a resume built for success - a U.S. Marine veteran, Harvard Law School graduate and member of the California ...

July 14, 2015 | | State


Judge orders video released of police killing unarmed man

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A federal judge ordered a suburban Los Angeles city on Tuesday to release video of police fatally shooting an unarmed man two ...

July 14, 2015 | | State


Fake story on buyout sends Twitter stock briefly higher

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Twitter's stock briefly spiked on Tuesday after a fake story said the short messaging service received a $31 billion buyout offer.

July 14, 2015 | | State


Disney worker charged with seeking sex

SANTA ANA (AP) - A Disney hotel dishwasher has been charged with trying to trade Disneyland tickets for sex with a 14-year-old girl.

July 14, 2015 | | State


Brown approves legislation preventing brown lawn fines

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation to protect California residents who let their lawns go brown during the drought.

July 14, 2015 | | State


Farmers cut water use 31%

By DENNIS WYATT

July 13, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | State


Top 10 questions Delta tunnels boosters don’t want to be asked

By BRIAN SMITH

July 13, 2015 | BRIAN SMITH | State


New route to SF’s Golden Gate Bridge reopens after 3-day closure

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco's main route to the Golden Gate Bridge has reopened after three days of closure.

July 13, 2015 | | State


Bicyclist killed by texting driver

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A man who sought refuge in Sacramento after aiding U.S. military forces as an electrical engineer in Afghanistan has died after being ...

July 13, 2015 | | State


Disgraced lawyer charged in kidnapping cops called hoax

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The case of a California woman who said she was kidnapped for ransom only to have police call it a hoax took ...

July 13, 2015 | | State


REPEAT CRIMINALS

LOS ANGELES (AP) - More than 1,800 immigrants that the federal government wanted to deport were nevertheless released from local jails and later re-arrested for ...

July 13, 2015 | | State


Regaining control of prison health care

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California on Monday began regaining responsibility for its prison health care system after nearly a decade of federal control and billions of dollars ...

July 13, 2015 | | State


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