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San Diego County OKs $10M to help homeless, mentally ill

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Responding to a rise in homelessness across the region, San Diego County supervisors have approved spending another $10 million on housing for people with mental illnesses as they complete treatment and rehabilitation programs.

October 01, 2015 | | State

Cooling towers blamed for Legionnaires’ disease at prison

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Dirty cooling towers were to blame for an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease that has sickened dozens of inmates and at least four employees at San Quentin State Prison since late August, according to a report Thursday.

October 01, 2015 | | State


LAFAYETTE (AP) - Africanized honeybees, known as killer bees because of their swarming, aggressive and deadly nature when a colony is threatened, have made their way to the San Francisco Bay Area for the first time, researchers say.

September 30, 2015 | | State

SoCal couple charged after woman found locked in shed

LANCASTER (AP) - A woman found locked in a storage shed behind a Los Angeles County home appeared malnourished and had old and fresh wounds, investigators said Tuesday as the woman's brother and his girlfriend remained held on charges of torture, abuse and false imprisonment.

September 30, 2015 | | State

2 plead not guilty to murder

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Two 22-year-old men fatally stabbed a University of California, Los Angeles student before setting her apartment on fire, prosecutors said Tuesday.

September 30, 2015 | | State

2 men sue 49ers over bathroom stadium assault

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The 49ers knew intoxicated fans were especially dangerous on long lines waiting to use the restroom at Levi's Stadium, but failed to provide adequate security, a lawsuit by two men assaulted last year in a bathroom at the stadium alleges.

September 30, 2015 | | State

Why are Guadalupe fur seals dying?

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Scientists are looking at ocean-warming trends to figure out why endangered Guadalupe fur seals are stranding themselves and dying in alarming numbers along the central California coast.

September 30, 2015 | | State

Making a living driving driverless cars

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - After a friend recommended that he join a secret Google project six years ago, Brian Torcellini suddenly found himself on the road to an occupational oxymoron. He became a driver in a driverless car.

September 30, 2015 | | State

Google unveils phones with ‘Marshmallow’ flavor

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google is countering the release of Apple's latest iPhones with two devices running on a new version of Android software designed to steer and document even more of its users' lives.

September 30, 2015 | | State

Tesla’s 1st SUV, the Model X, is finally debuting

FREMONT (AP) - Electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors has mastered the sporty two-seater and the elegant sedan. Now, it wants to conquer the family hauler.

September 30, 2015 | | State

Why phones break: Screens get stronger, yet we demand more

SAN JOSE (AP) - Ask a roomful of people to take out their phones, and you're bound to see several with cracked screens.

September 30, 2015 | | State

Reforms: No savings or spike in crime

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Landmark changes in California's criminal justice system four years ago have not saved the state money or reduced the rate of convicts who are quickly back behind bars as proponents had promised, but the changes also did not produce a feared spike in violent crime, an independent research organization said Monday.

September 29, 2015 | | State

Dating apps fire back at LA billboards linking STD spread

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An AIDS health care group is defending an ad campaign in Los Angeles that links popular dating apps with the spread of sexual transmitted diseases.

September 29, 2015 | | State

Prosecutor links figure in Chinatown probe to 2006 slaying

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The government has evidence that a man charged in a money laundering and corruption probe centered in San Francisco's Chinatown also arranged a 2006 slaying, a federal prosecutor said Monday.

September 28, 2015 | | State

Effort to repeal California vaccine law faces deadline

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - Supporters of an effort to repeal California's new law requiring mandatory vaccines for schoolchildren faced a Monday deadline to turn in enough signatures to qualify a ballot initiative asking voters to repeal the law.

September 28, 2015 | | State

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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

4 stabbed, attacker killed at UC Merced

MERCED (AP) - The Merced County sheriff said Wednesday that a college student suspected of stabbing four people before he was shot and killed by police ...

November 04, 2015 | | State

Man surrenders after apartment standoff that delayed flights

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A gunman in a rooftop apartment surrendered to police Wednesday after a more than five-hour standoff that interrupted air traffic at the ...

November 04, 2015 | | State

Man arrested in Sacramento stabbing of train hero

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A tip from the public led police in California's capital city to arrest a 28-year-old man Wednesday in the stabbing of a ...

November 04, 2015 | | State

Doctors find tapeworm larva in Napa man’s brain just in time

NAPA (AP) - A California man went to an emergency room with a terrible headache and nausea, slipped into a coma, and was told a tapeworm ...

November 04, 2015 | | State

Cal State faculty votes in favor of authorizing strike

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The union that represents faculty, counselors, librarians and coaches at the 23 California State University campuses announced Wednesday that members have voted ...

November 04, 2015 | | State

State warns Jackson dam may collapse

JACKSON . (AP) - State officials are warning that a 99-year-old dam in Northern California is at risk of collapsing this winter if a big rainstorm comes ...

November 04, 2015 | | State

SF police search for hatchet-wielding shoplifter

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco police are looking for a transgender woman who allegedly threatened a security guard with a hatchet after stealing a handbag ...

November 04, 2015 | | State

‘Call of Duty’ makers purchase ‘Candy Crush’ company for $5.9B

NEW YORK (AP) - The company behind the hugely successful "Call of Duty" video games is launching an all-out attack on the mobile gaming market by ...

November 03, 2015 | | State


SACRAMENTO (AP) - The state's largest union said Tuesday that it has filed a second ballot initiative seeking to boost California's minimum wage to ...

November 03, 2015 | | State

Let artificial intelligence reply to your email

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google is putting a different twist on the concept of "automated reply" with a new tool that aims to write artificially intelligent ...

November 03, 2015 | | State

LA to beef up data on officers’ use of force

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Police Department will collect and report more extensive data about cases in which officers use force, the police chief ...

November 03, 2015 | | State

Robin Williams’ widow: I forgive him

SANTA ROSA (AP) - Robin Williams' widow says his medical afflictions would have claimed his life within three years - "hard years" - and that she doesn't ...

November 03, 2015 | | State


LOS ANGELES (AP) - Big Sugar and Big Corn face off in court this week in a bitter, multibillion-dollar battle of sweeteners that boils down to ...

November 02, 2015 | | State

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 ...

November 02, 2015 | | State

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