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SoCal wildfire destroys 105 homes

SAN BERNARDINO (AP) - Five days after an explosive wildfire in Southern California sent thousands fleeing for their lives, authorities lifted all evacuation orders on Sunday to allow residents to return home.

August 21, 2016 | | State

City manager ousted over nude photo

PALM SPRINGS (AP) - Newly released written complaints say a Southern California city manager was asked to resign for showing a nude photo of a colleague to other co-workers at city hall.

August 14, 2016 | | State

Woman critically injured by tree branch in SF

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Officials say a woman is in critical condition after a large tree branch fell 50 feet and hit her on the head while she and her children were visiting a San Francisco park.

August 14, 2016 | | State

Wildfire destroys 4 homes

LOWER LAKE (AP) - Flames racing through dry brush Sunday destroyed at least four homes and forced more than 1,000 people to flee and firefighters to carry animals out of a northern California lake community that was evacuated in a devastating wildfire last year.

August 14, 2016 | | State

A year’s worth of birth control

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California women who take birth control would have to make fewer trips to the pharmacy under a bill that would require insurers to cover up to a 12-month supply at one time.

August 14, 2016 | | State

Parks promised to poor areas unbuilt years later

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A decade after California voters were promised $400 million worth of parks in some of the state's poorest neighborhoods, an Associated Press review finds fewer than half of the 126 projects that received the money have been built, as Democratic lawmakers push to add another $1 billion to the program.

August 09, 2016 | | State

Jump was on dead skydiver’s bucket list

LODI (AP) - The mother of a skydiver who plummeted to his death with an instructor in a Lodi vineyard said her teenage son was an adventurous spirit who was willing to try just about anything - including the jump that was on his bucket list of things to do in life.

August 09, 2016 | | State

Woman gets backlash for having invasive bear killed

FOREST FALLS (AP) - A mother of three has provoked a backlash for having a bear shot after it repeatedly broke into her Southern California mountain home.

August 07, 2016 | | State

Group sues to publish lawmakers’ addresses

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A California gun rights group is suing after a legislative lawyer blocked a blog post listing the addresses of lawmakers who had recently supported tough gun control legislation.

August 07, 2016 | | State

Fatal police shooting highlights inconsistent body cam usage

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The critical moment when a gunman opened fire on two San Diego police officers, killing one, may never be seen. The surviving officer only activated his camera after the wounded shooter was running away.

August 07, 2016 | | State

First-time jumper was among 1 of 2 skydivers killed at Lodi center

LODI (AP) - One of two skydivers who died plummeting into a Northern California vineyard was 18 and jumping for the first time, and his family was there watching when he hit the ground, the owner of the skydiving center and local authorities said Sunday.

August 07, 2016 | | State

New trend: ‘Pop-ups’ preschools

SAN JOSE (AP) - Cindy Rivera entered the family resource center in the Hillview neighborhood library at 10 a.m. and began transforming it. She replaced chairs and tables with furniture half the size, unfurled colorful round rugs, and unpacked boxes of books and blocks, clay and costumes, and math and science games.

August 07, 2016 | | State


STOCKTON AP) - Stockton's mayor was charged Thursday with providing alcohol to young adults last summer and making a secret recording of what prosecutors said was a game of strip poker that included a 16-year-old boy at a camp for underprivileged children run by the mayor.

August 04, 2016 | | State

Pot backers sue over opposing arguments

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Supporters of a California initiative to legalize recreational marijuana filed a lawsuit Thursday accusing opponents of including false and misleading language in official ballot materials.

August 04, 2016 | | State

SF Chinatown gang leader gets life in prison

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A dapper San Francisco Chinatown gangster known as "Shrimp Boy" whose conviction on murder and racketeering charges was part of a major federal organized crime investigation that also brought down a state senator was sentenced Thursday to two life terms - one for killing a rival.

August 04, 2016 | | State

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Articles by Section - State

More CO2 doesn’t make plants greener

LOS ANGELES (AP) - In the course of a 17-year experiment on more than 1 million plants, scientists put future global warming to a real world ...

September 05, 2016 | | State

Armed officers placed inside Fresno jail lobby

FRESNO (AP) - An armed deputy and an armed correctional officer have been stationed in the lobby of the central California jail where an ex-convict opened ...

September 05, 2016 | | State

TV’s Wyatt Earp, Hugh O’Brian, has died at 91

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hugh O'Brian, who shot to fame as Sheriff Wyatt Earp in what was hailed as television's first adult Western, has ...

September 05, 2016 | | State

LAX terminal evacuated after traffic stop raises safety concerns

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A terminal at Los Angeles International Airport was temporarily evacuated and 18 flights were delayed after an arrest led to a security ...

September 05, 2016 | | State

Riverboat capsizes in Delta

ANTIOCH (AP) - A riverboat sitting capsized in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta is spurring worries about pollution.

September 05, 2016 | | State

LA skyscraper tops out as tallest in West

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A new skyscraper in downtown Los Angeles has become the tallest building west of the Mississippi River.

September 05, 2016 | | State

Stockton Civic stages ‘Sister Act’ comedy

STOCKTON - The Stockton Civic Theatre has opened its 2016-2017 season with the divine musical comedy "Sister Act" that is now being staged through Sunday, Sept ...

September 02, 2016 | | State

Airport scare hard to avoid with cascade of false reports

LOS ANGELES (AP) - In the moments before reports of gunshots spread panic at Los Angeles International Airport, police with weapons drawn had confronted a masked ...

August 29, 2016 | | State

Data speed reduction suit is dismissed

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court has dismissed a lawsuit by federal officials that claimed AT&T misled millions of smartphone customers with unlimited ...

August 29, 2016 | | State

Man sues after Confederate paining blocked from fair

FRESNO (AP) - A Fresno artist has filed a lawsuit against state officials accusing them of violating his free speech by keeping his painting out of ...

August 29, 2016 | | State

Bill to increase farm overtime moves to California governor

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Four decades after he signed the nation's first law giving farmworkers collective bargaining rights, California Gov. Jerry Brown will again consider a ...

August 29, 2016 | | State

With help from goat, wily Clydesdale goes on lam

SANTA CRUZ (AP) - A dwarf billy goat gave new meaning to the word "scapegoat" when he busted out a surprisingly slippery Clydesdale that went on ...

August 29, 2016 | | State

Congressmen blast California’s high- speed rail plan

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's $64 billion high-speed rail plan lacks reliable funding sources and is in danger of ending up with only one line ...

August 29, 2016 | | State

Strict child vaccination law in effect

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A federal judge will not immediately block a California law that requires all schoolchildren to be vaccinated and is one of the ...

August 26, 2016 | | State

Bullet hits officer’s badge; fleeing suspect dies in fiery wreck

HUNTINGTON BEACH (AP) - A bullet fired by a fleeing domestic violence suspect deflected off a responding police officer's badge in an exchange of gunfire ...

August 26, 2016 | | State

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