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Lightning strikes spark new wildfires

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hundreds of lightning strikes overnight have sparked three dozen new wildfires in Northern California, authorities said Sunday.

June 28, 2015 | | State


35 counties extend health care to illegals

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A group of 35 California counties have agreed to provide basic health care to people who are in the United States illegally.

June 28, 2015 | | State


Lawmakers tie $20 million in grants to police use of force

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The state budget that takes effect on Wednesday includes $20 million in grants for local law enforcement agencies, but lawmakers are linking the money to the national debate over killings by police.

June 28, 2015 | | State


Pest fruit flies found in Cupertino

CUPERTINO (AP) - A state lab has found a fruit fly infestation in a Northern California neighborhood.

June 28, 2015 | | State


Ruling makes pride parades jubilant

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hundreds of thousands of people on Sunday packed gay pride events from Chicago to New York City, Seattle to San Francisco, with overall attendance expected in the millions for what amounted to a celebration of a freshly endorsed right to marry.

June 28, 2015 | | State


Homely hounds compete to be crowned World’s Ugliest Dog

PETALUMA . (AP) - He's overweight and has a birth defect that left him a bit hunchbacked.

June 26, 2015 | | State


SF told to stop taking some water

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Regulators on Friday told San Francisco to stop taking some of the river water it routinely stores in the Hetch Hetchy reservoir.

June 26, 2015 | | State


Cooler weather slowing week-old wildfire

SAN BERNARDINO (AP) - A slight break in the weather Friday slowed a week-old wildfire that is threatening thousands of buildings in the Southern California mountains.

June 26, 2015 | | State


OC expands groundwater system

FOUNTAIN VALLEY (AP) - An Orange County water district said Friday it is adding more purified wastewater to its groundwater basin, helping to continue its reliance on mostly local water sources during the drought.

June 26, 2015 | | State


2 San Diego firefighters stabbed by bystander at emergency scene

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Two San Diego firefighters were hospitalized with multiple stab wounds but one of them was expected to go home late Thursday night, a day after a bystander attacked them as they were helping a drunken man on a packed trolley platform.

June 26, 2015 | | State


West Nile virus detected in Manteca

A dead bird found in the 95336 Manteca ZIP code - the area to the north of the Union Pacific Railroad tracks that go through the center of the city - has been confirmed to have been killed by the West Nile virus.

June 26, 2015 | | State


Vaccine bill clears major hurdle

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's Assembly on Thursday approved a hotly contested bill requiring that nearly all public schoolchildren be vaccinated, clearing one of its last major legislative obstacles before the measure heads to the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown.

June 25, 2015 | | State


Six balcony deaths in Berkeley could bring manslaughter charges

OAKLAND (AP) - Prosecutors said Thursday they have opened a criminal investigation into a fatal California balcony collapse that could lead to involuntary manslaughter charges.

June 25, 2015 | | State


Mountain communities on alert as week-old wildlife gets new life

SAN BERNARDINO (AP) - Hamlets in the San Bernardino Mountains were placed on alert Thursday as a week-old wildfire roared to new life, devouring thousands of acres of brush and old-growth trees as it was stoked by gusty winds.

June 25, 2015 | | State


Congress probes California oil spill that blackened beaches

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A congressional committee Thursday opened a probe into an oil pipeline rupture on the Central California coast that spread to the Pacific Ocean and washed up goo on beaches as far as 100 miles away.

June 25, 2015 | | State


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More than 380 sickened by cilantro-linked infection

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - More than 380 people in 26 U.S. states have been diagnosed with a stomach illness tied to Mexican cilantro contaminated ...

August 04, 2015 | | State


Woman can go ahead with suit alleging Facebook defamation

MENLO PARK (AP) - A teacher who said her ex-boyfriend broke into her Facebook account and sent malicious sexual statements can proceed with her lawsuit, a ...

August 04, 2015 | | State


John Deere recalls 2,070 lawn tractors

NEW YORK (AP) - Deere is recalling more than 2,000 lawn tractors because the brake arm can fail and cause a crash.

August 04, 2015 | | State


Netflix to give workers with babies a year of paid leave

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Netflix is giving new parents on its payroll up to a year of paid leave in a move that could pressure other ...

August 04, 2015 | | State


Illegals named to city commissions

LOS ANGELES (AP) - When Karina Macias was elected mayor of Huntington Park, a small city in Los Angeles County, she noticed that many of its ...

August 04, 2015 | | State


Drought could hurt endangered fish caught in water fight

TRACY (AP) - California's historic drought could wipe out a tiny, endangered fish that's played an outsized role in the state's water wars.

August 04, 2015 | | State


Judge rejects challenge to water cuts

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A California judge has rejected a challenge by a farmers' group to agricultural water cuts sought by state regulators during the drought.

August 04, 2015 | | State


Deaths of Yosemite base jumpers remain a mystery

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - World-famous wingsuit flier Dean Potter had strapped his iPhone to the back of his head and hit record before jumping from ...

August 04, 2015 | | State


Week-old wildfire wreaks havoc on NorCal vacation spot

MIDDLETOWN (AP) - A predictable but painful summertime ritual played out in half a dozen resort communities near California's largest freshwater lake on Tuesday as ...

August 04, 2015 | | State


Thousands of California convicts to regain voting rights under deal

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California restored voting rights Tuesday to tens of thousands of criminals serving sentences under community supervision, reversing a decision by a state official ...

August 04, 2015 | | State


Adoption fees waived for pet adoption

STOCKTON - Stockton Animal Shelter is staging a three-day "Empty the Shelter" adopt-a-thon.

August 03, 2015 | | State


Telescope Night Thursday

MODESTO – The Modesto Junior College Astronomy Club's next Telescope Night is Thursday, Aug. 6, from 9 to 11 p.m. on the fourth floor ...

August 03, 2015 | | State


Drug deaths put focus on youth music events

POMONA (AP) - Two women died from suspected drug overdoses at a popular weekend music festival at the Los Angeles County fairgrounds, prompting calls for an ...

August 03, 2015 | | State


Minimum wage initiative cleared for signatures

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A union-backed effort to raise California's minimum wage has been approved to start collecting signatures for a statewide ballot initiative.

August 03, 2015 | | State


Authorities search rugged area in ongoing manhunt

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities on Monday searched a rugged, five-square-mile area east of Bakersfield, California, as part of a six-day manhunt involving a killing, kidnapping ...

August 03, 2015 | | State


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