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9th Circuit tackles senility of federal judges head on

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Now 84, federal appellate court Judge William Canby made the difficult decision a few years ago to mostly stop hearing cases after a 30-year career. He was sharp and healthy, but didn't want to risk mental decline that would lead him to make mistakes, he said.

November 08, 2015 | | State


Startup looking to build $1B factory

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The luxury electric car market may be small, but it's lucrative enough to get another jolt - this time from a mysterious startup that says it wants to re-imagine how people interact with their autos.

November 08, 2015 | | State


Trump’s unorthodox campaign takes new twist on ‘SNL’ show

NEW YORK (AP) - Donald Trump's unorthodox campaign for president will take another unusual step this weekend when he takes a break from typical campaigning to host "Saturday Night Live."

November 06, 2015 | | State


Extensive sexting at Colorado school leads to suspensions

DENVER (AP) - Officials investigating an apparently extensive case of sexting at a southern Colorado high school are urging parents to check their children's phones for explicit selfies and talk to them about the risk of the photos becoming public.

November 06, 2015 | | State


DEATH PENALTY

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - As states deal with a nationwide shortage of execution drugs, California proposed Friday to allow corrections officials to choose one of four types of powerful barbiturates to execute prisoners on death row, depending on which one is available.

November 06, 2015 | | State


No warning for UC Merced rampage

MERCED (AP) - There was no outward warning that a quiet 18-year-old would burst into a university classroom and slash fellow students over a dispute about a study group, investigators say.

November 06, 2015 | | State


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, positioning the nation's largest law enforcement agency as a counterweight to a growing number of police forces that use the devices to promote public trust and accountability.

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 banning breeding, importing and exporting the animals for public display.

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


UC MERCED ATTACK

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 gun and shoot those who had evicted him, according to a document found on his body after police shot him dead.

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 computer screen a day earlier, district officials said.

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 regulators to research and map the makeup and drilling history of the land.

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 the state.

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 of provided instruction under the terms of a settlement reached Thursday in a class action lawsuit.

November 05, 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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