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Unlicensed worker did surgeries

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A physician assistant who wasn't licensed or trained to perform surgery operated on hundreds of patients while the orthopedic surgeon who billed for the procedures schemed with colleagues to hide a massive insurance fraud conspiracy, Los Angeles prosecutors said.

September 25, 2015 | | State

Report : Expand SeaWorld killer whale tanks

SAN DIEGO (AP) - SeaWorld should be allowed to build a much larger facility for its killer whales, a state government report recommended Friday in a move that outrages animal rights groups that see it as a step toward breeding more orcas in captivity.

September 25, 2015 | | State

Hundreds of deported illegals could return

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hundreds of immigrants with mental disabilities who were deported from the U.S. after representing themselves in court may be allowed to return to the country under a settlement approved by a judge Friday.

September 25, 2015 | | State

Dramatic response to wildfire

MIDDLETOWN (AP) - A daughter was worried about her elderly parents trying to flee a massive California wildfire on horseback.

September 24, 2015 | | State

Top-ranking Mormon leader dies at 86

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Mormon leader Richard G. Scott died Tuesday at the age of 86 - leaving the religion with three openings on its top governing body for the first time in more than a century.

September 22, 2015 | | State


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A macaque monkey who took now-famous selfie photographs should be declared the copyright owner of the photos, rather than the nature photographer who positioned the camera, animal-rights activists contend in a novel lawsuit filed Tuesday.

September 22, 2015 | | State

Panel proposes emergency funds for homelessness

LOS ANGELES (AP) - It's no secret to people who walk or drive the streets of Los Angeles that homeless people - tens of thousands of them - are everywhere.

September 22, 2015 | | State

Judge largely upholds Berkeley cellphone law

BERKELEY (AP) - A federal judge has mostly upheld a new Berkeley ordinance that requires cellphone sellers to warn customers about keeping their cellphones too close to their bodies.

September 22, 2015 | | State

District eyes building huge recycling plant

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Southern California's largest water provider said it's looking into partnering with sanitation districts to create what officials say could be one of the world's largest systems for recycling sewage water.

September 22, 2015 | | State

Fire evacuees return to little more than ash

ANDERSON SPRINGS (AP) - Krystal La Plante and her boyfriend returned to the remains of their three-bedroom home to find only a ceramic drip coffee pot and one of her pottery pieces. Her little "piece of heaven," flanked by trees as high as she could see, was gone.

September 22, 2015 | | State

1 killed, 5 hurt after car smashes into health club

LIVERMORE (AP) - An 80-year-old driver accidentally hit the gas pedal instead of the brake Tuesday before plowing through the doors of a Northern California health club, killing one person and injuring five others, police said.

September 22, 2015 | | State

Baking SoCal may get rain

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Southern California is in for more end-of-summer heat and then a chance of showers and thunderstorms.

September 21, 2015 | | State

Family, kid arrests at border soar 52 percent

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The U.S. Border Patrol arrested nearly 10,000 unaccompanied immigrant children and families caught illegally crossing the border with Mexico in August, a 52 percent jump from August 2014, according to statistics published by the agency Monday afternoon.

September 21, 2015 | | State

Man dies during attempted robbery at foothill pot grow

FRESNO (AP) - Authorities say a man died after being struck by a pickup truck during a robbery attempt at a marijuana grow in Central California.

September 21, 2015 | | State

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

November 01, 2015 | | State


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

October 28, 2015 | | State

Man shoots self in foot, bullet also hits 9-year-old boy

SAN JOSE (AP) - Authorities say a man shot himself in the foot and the round went through a floor, hitting a 9-year-old sleeping boy.

October 28, 2015 | | State

Salmon: Lingering drought may lead to extinction

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Another deadly summer of drought has heightened fears of extinction in the wild for an iconic California salmon, federal officials said Wednesday.

October 28, 2015 | | State

Ripon staging Halloween trick or treat downtown

Downtown Ripon businesses are opening their doors Friday from 2 until 5 p.m. for trick-or-treaters in advance of Halloween.

October 28, 2015 | | State

Owens Valley at mercy of LA, drought

OLANCHA . (AP) - Water in the aqueduct that helped fuel Los Angeles' growth was flowing toward the city Wednesday for the first time in six months ...

October 28, 2015 | | State

Alameda sheriff’s office ends mandatory pregnancy tests

DUBLIN (AP) - A Northern California sheriff's office will no longer require women arrested and booked into the county jail to undergo a pregnancy test ...

October 28, 2015 | | State

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