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Wine train apologizes to black women it booted

NAPA (AP) - The Napa Valley Wine Train issued an apology Tuesday to a book club that includes mostly black women who said they were booted from a tasting tour because of their race.

August 25, 2015 | | State

Nevada, California talk Tahoe traffic

ZEPHYR COVE, Nev. (AP) - Officials from both Nevada and California gathered on the shores of Lake Tahoe on Monday to discuss how to deal with the heavy visitor traffic that takes a toll on the lake environment.

August 24, 2015 | | State

Lawmakers reject bill to develop local police body camera policies

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers have rejected a bill to require law enforcement agencies to develop policies on body cameras as Democrats push for statewide regulation.

August 24, 2015 | | State

Wine train orders off black women’s book club members

NAPA (AP) - Members of a mostly black women's book club say a luxe Napa Valley wine train kicked them off because of their race.

August 24, 2015 | | State


SACRAMENTO (AP) - The likelihood that California voters will be asked to legalize recreational marijuana next year is prompting lawmakers to make a serious run at reining in the state's vast medical marijuana industry - a job they have deferred for nearly two decades.

August 24, 2015 | | State

Horses trained by inmates auctioned in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Several wild horses are now in homes thanks to inmates at a Sacramento County jail.

August 24, 2015 | | State

California lawmakers approve drone trespassing crime bill

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers on Monday approved a bill that would make it a trespassing violation to fly drones over private property without permission.

August 24, 2015 | | State

California cuts rebates for rich on hybrid & electric vehicles

SACRAMENTO (AP) - State lawmakers and air quality officials are cutting back rebates on hybrids and electric cars because hundreds of Californians claim it is a subsidy for the rich who make over $500,000 a year.

August 24, 2015 | | State

Men who foiled train gunman scheduled for rest & college

SACRAMENTO (AP) - So what do you do when a trip on a high-speed train in Europe suddenly turns you and your buddies into international heroes?

August 24, 2015 | | State

Fire evacuations lifted for homes near ski resort

BIG BEAR LAKE (AP) - Evacuation orders have been lifted for hundreds of mountain homes threatened by a fire near a popular Southern California ski resort.

August 24, 2015 | Nina Frisby | State

Consumers shell out 150% more for eggs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Consumers are shelling out more for a carton of large eggs as benchmark prices in California have gone up by 150 percent in a year.

August 24, 2015 | | State

Boaters mapping Pacific garbage arrive in SF

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Far away from California's coast, where the Pacific Ocean currents swirl, the blue of the sea was replaced by fishing nets, buckets, buoys, laundry baskets and unidentifiable pieces of plastic that floated past the Ocean Star, a ship carrying a team of scientists and volunteers gathering data on plastic garbage.

August 23, 2015 | | State

Out of juvie, into nature: Youth run wild webcams

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Harry Grammer, the CEO of a Los Angeles-based nonprofit that works with young adults, wanted to give kids recently out of the juvenile justice system real jobs and marketable skills.

August 23, 2015 | | State

Drought ups wildlife-human encounters

LOOMIS (AP) - The scarcity of food in the wild has been blamed for unusual animal activity during California's drought including a recent bear attack, mountain lion sightings and an uptick in orphaned animals.

August 23, 2015 | | State


MERCED (AP) - A decade has passed since America's newest research university opened amid farmland in central California. And surprisingly little on the landscape has changed.

August 23, 2015 | | State

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

November 06, 2015 | | State


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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