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California hospital doesn’t have to do tubal ligation

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Ordering a Catholic hospital in California to perform a tubal ligation sterilization procedure on a woman would violate its religious freedom, a San Francisco judge ruled Thursday.

January 14, 2016 | | State


YOSEMITE CHANGING NAMES

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK. (AP) - The names of iconic hotels and other landmarks in the world-famous Yosemite National Park will soon change in an ongoing battle over who owns the intellectual property, park officials said Thursday.

January 14, 2016 | By SCOTT SMITH | State


Water leak shuts down Aqueduct

FRESNO (AP) - A break in the California Aqueduct has halted the flow of water in the canal that supplies millions of Southern California residents, but there's no concern that taps will run dry, officials said Wednesday.

January 13, 2016 | | State


Former deputy sentenced for sex acts on duty

FRESNO (AP) - A former sheriff's deputy in Central California has been sentenced to prison after two women accused him of leading them to remote areas to ask for sexual favors instead of writing them tickets, authorities said Wednesday.

January 13, 2016 | | State


Ex-NFL running back Lawrence Phillips found dead in Kern prison

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Lawrence Phillips, a star running back at Nebraska and first-round NFL draft pick whose pro career quickly unraveled amid disciplinary problems, was found dead in his California prison cell on Wednesday, and officials said they suspect suicide.

January 13, 2016 | | State


Q&A about new self- driving car safety data

LOS ANGELES (AP) - While self-driving cars already are being tested on public roads, newly released safety data support the cautionary view that the technology has many miles to go before people can sleep at the wheel.

January 13, 2016 | | State


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 line to improve the company's shoddy record-keeping, federal prosecutors said in a court filing in their criminal case against PG&E.

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 aging safety equipment and shut down a key, spark-generating part of the refinery before attempting repairs elsewhere, federal investigators said Wednesday.

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 software to intentionally deceive government emissions tests, including the Beetle, Jetta, Golf and Passat.

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 hands and stole a purse from the woman with her in San Francisco.

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 of the route in Kern County.

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 reach out to women and girls selling sex in the run-up to the game to give them a way out and get them to turn against their traffickers.

January 12, 2016 | | State


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Guards getting 9% raise over 3 years

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The union representing most California state prison guards said Wednesday it has agreed to a labor contract that includes a 9 percent salary ...

March 16, 2016 | | State


Ron Unz joins race for Boxer’s US Senate seat

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Another Republican has joined the race to succeed California Sen. Barbara Boxer.

March 16, 2016 | | State


UC Berkeley to review head coach’s role in harassment case

BERKELEY (AP) - Officials at the University of California, Berkeley, are reviewing whether the men's head basketball coach correctly handled sexual harassment allegations against one ...

March 16, 2016 | | State


Officer’s funeral procession along I-80

TRUCKEE (AP) - Dozens of law enforcement cruisers and officers on motorcycles joined a 120-mile funeral ride along Interstate 80 from Reno to Roseville, California on ...

March 16, 2016 | | State


Chef faces sexual harassment lawsuits

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Celebrity chef Michael Chiarello faces two lawsuits alleging sexual harassment and refusal to pay his employees their due wages.

March 16, 2016 | | State


High school dumping its Rebels mascot

SAN LORENZO (AP) - A Northern California high school has gotten the go-ahead to ditch its Confederacy-related school mascot.

March 16, 2016 | | State


Drought emergency in question

FRESNO (AP) - Recent storms that nearly filled Northern California's major reservoirs and created a deep snowpack in the Sierra Nevada have some water districts ...

March 15, 2016 | | State


Traffic Amnesty program helped thousands

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - State authorities reported Tuesday that tens of thousands of California drivers have had traffic fines and court fees reduced under an amnesty ...

March 15, 2016 | | State


Homeless man who spotted fugitives gets $100K reward

SANTA ANA . (AP) - A homeless man from San Francisco who pointed police toward two Orange County inmates who had escaped from jail will get the ...

March 15, 2016 | | State


Intruder shot by homeowner

ONTARIO (AP) - Authorities in Riverside County say a resident shot and wounded a man who allegedly broke into a home in Ontario.

March 15, 2016 | | State


Storms replenish key reservoirs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Four straight days of rain have replenished several key reservoirs in Northern California, delighting a state in its fifth year of drought ...

March 14, 2016 | | State


Ex-San Jose State students get jail for battering black roommate

SAN JOSE (AP) - Two former San Jose State University students were each sentenced Monday to 30 days of in-custody weekend work for forcing a bicycle ...

March 14, 2016 | | State


Group seeks ethics review of top Brown aide over $100K in PG&E stock

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A former executive of Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. signed an agreement to protect the reputation of the utility as part of a $1 ...

March 14, 2016 | | State


Berkeley moves to fire assistant men’s coach over sex harassment

BERKELEY (AP) - An assistant men's basketball coach at the University of California, Berkeley, became the latest employee found to have violated the school's ...

March 14, 2016 | | State


Berkeley moves to fire assistant men’s coach over sex harassment

BERKELEY (AP) - An assistant men's basketball coach at the University of California, Berkeley, became the latest employee found to have violated the school's ...

March 14, 2016 | | State


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