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Tough choice for wildfire survivors: Rebuild fast or better?

SANTA ROSA (AP) - The most destructive complex of wildfires in California history wreaked most of its damage and deaths among housing subdivisions in this San Francisco Bay Area bedroom town, leaving survivors with little but white ash and hard choices: Rebuild quickly as things were, rebuild defensively against future fires, or abandon some burned neighborhoods entirely as lethal mistakes in the country's most wildfire-prone state.

November 05, 2017 | | State

Plan for floating installation is all wet

LAGUNA (AP) - State officials say a California museum's plan to install a floating streetlight as a temporary art installation off the coast is all wet.

November 05, 2017 | | State

San Francisco police get OK for officers to use stun guns

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Police Commission has voted to arm police officers with electric stun guns in the wake of a deadly shooting.

November 05, 2017 | | State

Sticker shock coming with pot market

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California's legal marijuana marketplace is coming with a kaleidoscope of new taxes and fees that could influence where it's grown, how pot cookies and other munchies are produced and the price tag on just about everything.

November 05, 2017 | | State

Fire victims seek housing in tight, pricey NorCal market

SANTA ROSA (AP) - Raj Sodhi, his wife, Lucia Cascio and their 11-year-old twins turned into nomads for more than three weeks after a wildfire gutted their California wine country home - living in a hotel room and the homes of a friend, a boss's boss and then another friend.

November 02, 2017 | | State

24 Hour Fitness settles lawsuit for $1.3 million

SANTA ANA . (AP) - The 24 Hour Fitness gym chain will pay $1.3 million to settle allegations that it misled people about its membership fees.

November 02, 2017 | | State

Sewage from Mexico sickens beachgoers in Southern California

IMPERIAL BEACH, (AP) - The mayor of a Southern California coastal city says he was among several beachgoers sickened from sewage that flowed north from Mexico last weekend.

November 02, 2017 | | State

Man fatally shot by Sacramento sheriff’s deputy

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Authorities say a sheriff's deputy shot and killed a man who was armed with a pitchfork in North Sacramento.

November 02, 2017 | | State

Southern California man held in 1994 killing of his mother

SANTA ANA (AP) - A Southern California man was arrested Thursday on a charge of killing his mother for financial gain in 1994.

November 02, 2017 | | State

Bergdahl apologizes to those hurt looking for him

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) - In an unexpected and emotional statement, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl apologized in court Monday to all the military personnel who were wounded searching for him and described the daily nightmares and flashbacks to his five years in captivity of Taliban allies he still endures.

October 30, 2017 | | State

Initiative expands DNA gathering, restrict early parole for sex offenders

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A Democratic lawmaker on Monday proposed a ballot measure that would bar certain convicted rapists and sex traffickers from being eligible for early release and expand the list of crimes for which a perpetrator's DNA is collected.

October 30, 2017 | | State

Teen girl dies dies of wildfire burn injuries

REDWOOD VALLEY (AP) - A teenage girl died in a hospital three weeks after she was severely burned in a fire that tore through Mendocino County, California, raising the number of those killed in the state's wildfires this month to 43.

October 30, 2017 | | State

Musk gives world peek at ‘skate’ tunnel for cars

HAWTHORNE (AP) - Billionaire Elon Musk has released a photograph of a tunnel he's building under a Los Angeles suburb to test a novel transportation concept for a system that would move people underground in their personal cars rather than by subway trains.

October 30, 2017 | | State

Fires destroy part of HP tech archives

SANTA ROSA (AP) - California's deadly wildfires destroyed much of an archive from tech pioneers William Hewlett and David Packard, such as a decades-old memo in which Hewlett proposes designing a calculator that can fit in his pocket, authorities involved with the archives say.

October 30, 2017 | | State

Police: Five times deported suspect pointed gun at Steinle

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Guns don't go off without someone pulling the trigger, a retired police investigator testified Monday at the San Francisco murder trial of a Mexican national at the heart of a nationwide debate over immigration policy.

October 30, 2017 | | State

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California hero firefighter Bill Clayton passes away

CARLSBAD. (AP) - Bill Clayton, a firefighter who helped rescue hundreds of people and twice received California's highest honor, has died.

January 30, 2018 | | State

State may create taxpayer backed bank for pot sales

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California officials announced Tuesday that they will take a detailed look at the possibility of creating a taxpayer-backed bank to handle what ...

January 30, 2018 | | State

Stanford drops sex assault plaque idea

PALO ALTO (AP) - Stanford University is canceling plans to put a plaque on the campus site where a woman was sexually assaulted by a former ...

January 30, 2018 | | State

‘Beetle Bailey’ cartoonist Mort Walker dies at age 94

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Comic strip artist Mort Walker, a World War II veteran who satirized the Army and tickled millions of newspaper readers with the ...

January 28, 2018 | | State

Case of shackled kids revives home-school regulation debate

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Just over a week after California officials found 13 siblings allegedly held captive and younger children apparently not missed by schools because ...

January 28, 2018 | | State

Congressmen criticize end of free checking accounts at BofA

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Two Democratic U.S. congressmen want Bank of America to explain its decision to eliminate a popular free-checking account.

January 28, 2018 | | State

Thousands march in SF pro life event

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Thousands of people who want to outlaw abortion marched Saturday in San Francisco in the 14th annual Walk for Life.

January 28, 2018 | | State

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