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EPA: Volkswagen does it again

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Volkswagen emissions scandal widened Monday when the U.S. government accused the German automaker of cheating for a second time. Although VW denied the charge, it faced the prospect of steeper fines and lost sales, as well as more intense scrutiny from disbelieving U.S. lawmakers.

November 02, 2015 | | State


Fitbit posts strong 3Q, shares fall on stock plan

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Wearable fitness device maker Fitbit said its net income and revenue more than doubled in the third quarter, topping Wall Street's expectations, but Fitbit's shares skidded after the company announced a large stock sale.

November 02, 2015 | | State


California settles Chase debt collection lawsuit

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The nation's largest bank will pay $100 million to settle a California lawsuit alleging it used illegal methods to collect debts from more than 125,000 credit card holders, the state's attorney general announced Monday.

November 02, 2015 | | State


Rain snow & highway pileups

BAKERSFIELD (AP) - The first winter-like storm of the season brought rain and snow to California on Monday, triggering traffic accidents including a 20-vehicle crash in the southern San Joaquin Valley when gusts ahead of the front whipped up dust.

November 02, 2015 | | State


Justin Bieber completes sentence for egg vandalism

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Justin Bieber's cleanup work at a homeless shelter has paid off, with a judge agreeing Monday to take him off formal probation in a vandalism case filed after he damaged a neighbor's home with eggs.

November 02, 2015 | | State


800 turbines to shut down

LIVERMORE (AP) - Hundreds of turbines on Altamont Pass will shut down at the massive wind farm amid pressure from environmental groups.

November 02, 2015 | | State


Tech tycoon spearheads pot legalization bid

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The push to put California among the states where marijuana can be sold to and legally used by adults for recreation took a major step forward on Monday as ballot language backed by Napster co-founder Sean Parker, other wealthy entrepreneurs who support pot legalization and leading advocacy groups was filed with the state.

November 02, 2015 | | State


Storm dumping rain and snow

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The National Weather Service says a cold front coming down from the northwest dropped some rain in the Sacramento region Sunday, which could see up to three-quarters of an inch of rain that is expected to continue to this

November 01, 2015 | | State


28 deaths from West Nile virus so far this year

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California health officials say 28 people have died from West Nile virus so far this year.

November 01, 2015 | | State


Lyft ‘kidnapping’ is misunderstanding

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco police say the case of a woman who jumped out of a Lyft car because she thought she was being kidnapped turned out be a misunderstanding that happened after she couldn't communicate with her hard of hearing driver.

November 01, 2015 | | State


Court: Man was denied public trial

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A man serving a 15-year prison sentence for conspiring to burn down his Sacramento restaurant had his conviction thrown out on the rare argument that his trial was not actually public.

November 01, 2015 | | State


Seawater desalination plant opens soon

CARLSBAD (AP) - There's far more riding on the Americas' largest seawater desalination plant than the 50 million gallons of drinking water it will produce for the San Diego area each day.

November 01, 2015 | | State


FEDERAL SCHOOL EXAM

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California student performance in math and reading has stagnated while wide achievement gaps for black, Hispanic and low-income students persist, according to results released Wednesday from a federal exam taken by students across the United States.

October 28, 2015 | | State


Former California Senate leader enters Sacramento mayor race

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - A former leader of the California Senate on Wednesday announced his bid for mayor of Sacramento, saying he wants to build on the city's renaissance.

October 28, 2015 | | State


Principal body- slammed in student fight, 3 arrested

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A Northern California high school principal was body-slammed and three students arrested in a wild cafeteria fight that was filmed and posted online, officials said Wednesday.

October 28, 2015 | | State


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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


Last survivor of Great SF Quake dies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The last survivor of the devastating San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906 has died, a relative confirmed Monday.

January 11, 2016 | | State


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