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Court rejects challenge to death penalty

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California's death penalty survived a legal challenge Thursday when a federal appeals court reversed a lower court ruling that had found it was unconstitutional because of excessive delays.

November 12, 2015 | | State


Ballot proposal would divert high-speed rail money to water

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Two well-known Republican state lawmakers submitted language Thursday for a ballot initiative that would ask California voters to redirect about $8 billion in bond money from the state's high-speed rail project to build water storage.

November 12, 2015 | | State


3 students arrested after LA County school brawl

HAWTHORNE (AP) - Officials at Los Angeles County's Hawthorne High School beefed up security Thursday following a nearly hourlong brawl between students that forced police to restore order and ended in three arrests.

November 12, 2015 | | State


Legendary stripper Carol Doda dies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Legendary San Francisco stripper Carol Doda, whose splashy act helped introduce topless entertainment to the city more than 50 years ago, died at age 78.

November 11, 2015 | | State


San Francisco considers $290K payout for Journey wedding

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco supervisors are considering a $290,000 payout to settle a lawsuit by the guitarist of rock band Journey over his lavish 2013 wedding to a former reality television star.

November 11, 2015 | | State


Extreme fire weather in store for SoCal

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Gusty Santa Ana winds and bone-dry weather will bring extreme fire danger to Southern California - while mountains father north enjoy early winter snow.

November 11, 2015 | | State


California OKs $44M in tax credits

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A state economic development board approved nearly $44 million in new tax credits Tuesday for companies promising to create more than 7,000 jobs in California.

November 10, 2015 | | State


Playboy settles golf-injury lawsuit

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Playboy Enterprises has settled a lawsuit by a model who claimed she was hurt when an employee whacked her in the buttocks with a golf club during a Southern California event.

November 10, 2015 | | State


School police feared for safety before Las Vegas park shooting

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Two Las Vegas school district police officers feared for themselves and people in a busy park around them when they fired 14 shots into a vehicle, killing a 55-year-old former New York City jail guard who appeared to have deliberately steered toward them, a Clark County schools police captain said Tuesday.

November 10, 2015 | | State


Ski resorts open early in Sierra

TRUCKEE (AP) - At least three ski resorts have opened early and several more will open this week as fresh powder blanketed parts of the Sierra on Monday following a winter-like storm.

November 10, 2015 | | State


California breaks the law on sex offender website

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California is breaking the law by failing to include updates about sex offenders on its Megan's Law website, leading some offenders to be targeted by vigilantes, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday.

November 10, 2015 | | State


Plan designates 380,000 acres of desert land for power use

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A sweeping plan released Tuesday to regulate development of renewable energy in Southern California deserts designates nearly 400,000 acres for potential solar, wind and geothermal plants and millions more acres for conservation and recreation.

November 10, 2015 | | State


Gunman killed, Woman found dead in San Jose standoff

SAN JOSE (AP) - Police say a woman was found dead inside a home after officers killed a gunman in a shootout following an hours-long standoff.

November 10, 2015 | | State


Family expresses sympathy to victims

SAN JOSE (AP) - The family of the 18-year-old student who stabbed four people at the University of California, Merced, last week before being killed by police expressed sympathy to the victims, a short statement released Tuesday said.

November 10, 2015 | | State


UAW leaders OK deal for $10,250 bonus

DETROIT (AP) - The United Auto Workers' proposed contract with Ford Motor Co. - approved Monday by local union leaders - is the richest of the Detroit Three, with a promise of $10,250 in bonuses for most workers this year alone.

November 09, 2015 | | State


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Some BART cameras fake

OAKLAND (AP) - Some security cameras aboard San Francisco Bay Area commuter trains are fake and do not record the activity of passengers, a transit agency ...

January 15, 2016 | | State


Tech measures heart-pounding action

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ever been told a movie is a heart-pounding thriller that'll have you on the edge of your seat? Thanks to wearable ...

January 15, 2016 | | State


Wikipedia gets another source of cash

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Wikipedia is getting another source of cash for its 15th birthday, expanding beyond fundraising drives that have already poured $250 million into ...

January 14, 2016 | | State


Terror suspect indicted on federal charge

SACRAMENTO (AP) - An Iraqi-born man living in California was indicted Thursday on a federal charge that he lied to investigators about traveling to Syria to ...

January 14, 2016 | | State


California fines Uber $7.6M on rider, driver reports

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California fined Uber's state subsidiary $7.6 million on Thursday for allegedly failing to provide regulators with enough detailed information on ...

January 14, 2016 | | State


LA landlords, tenants to share quake retrofit costs

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles landlords and tenants must equally share the costs of earthquake retrofitting, under a deal approved by the City Council.

January 14, 2016 | | State


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


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