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Audit: California agencies vulnerable to IT security breach

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Many California state agencies are not complying with the state's information technology standards, leaving them vulnerable to a major security breach of sensitive data such as Social Security numbers, health information or tax returns, the state auditor reported Tuesday.

August 25, 2015 | | State

Investigator says suspect admitted to pier shooting

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The murder suspect at the center of a national immigration debate admitted to shooting and killing a young San Francisco woman out for an evening stroll with her father, a homicide investigator testified Tuesday.

August 25, 2015 | | State

Preview of ‘Listen’ set for Manteca High on Saturday

An exclusive preview of the movie "Listen" - a film addressing teen issues - is taking place at Manteca High where much of it was filmed.

August 25, 2015 | | State

LA looks at harsher penalties for those paying for child sex

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Officials in Los Angeles County are adopting a get-tough tactic to deter men from soliciting sex from girls who are forced into prostitution - charging them with crimes that could mean prison time and registration as a sex offender.

August 25, 2015 | | State

Ashley Madison users sue cheating website over breach

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Eight people across the U.S. who registered to use Ashley Madison are suing the website for cheaters after hackers released personal and detailed information of millions of users, including financial data and sexual proclivities.

August 25, 2015 | | State

Wine train apologizes to black women it booted

NAPA (AP) - The Napa Valley Wine Train issued an apology Tuesday to a book club that includes mostly black women who said they were booted from a tasting tour because of their race.

August 25, 2015 | | State

Nevada, California talk Tahoe traffic

ZEPHYR COVE, Nev. (AP) - Officials from both Nevada and California gathered on the shores of Lake Tahoe on Monday to discuss how to deal with the heavy visitor traffic that takes a toll on the lake environment.

August 24, 2015 | | State

Lawmakers reject bill to develop local police body camera policies

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers have rejected a bill to require law enforcement agencies to develop policies on body cameras as Democrats push for statewide regulation.

August 24, 2015 | | State

Wine train orders off black women’s book club members

NAPA (AP) - Members of a mostly black women's book club say a luxe Napa Valley wine train kicked them off because of their race.

August 24, 2015 | | State


SACRAMENTO (AP) - The likelihood that California voters will be asked to legalize recreational marijuana next year is prompting lawmakers to make a serious run at reining in the state's vast medical marijuana industry - a job they have deferred for nearly two decades.

August 24, 2015 | | State

Horses trained by inmates auctioned in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Several wild horses are now in homes thanks to inmates at a Sacramento County jail.

August 24, 2015 | | State

California lawmakers approve drone trespassing crime bill

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers on Monday approved a bill that would make it a trespassing violation to fly drones over private property without permission.

August 24, 2015 | | State

California cuts rebates for rich on hybrid & electric vehicles

SACRAMENTO (AP) - State lawmakers and air quality officials are cutting back rebates on hybrids and electric cars because hundreds of Californians claim it is a subsidy for the rich who make over $500,000 a year.

August 24, 2015 | | State

Men who foiled train gunman scheduled for rest & college

SACRAMENTO (AP) - So what do you do when a trip on a high-speed train in Europe suddenly turns you and your buddies into international heroes?

August 24, 2015 | | State

Fire evacuations lifted for homes near ski resort

BIG BEAR LAKE (AP) - Evacuation orders have been lifted for hundreds of mountain homes threatened by a fire near a popular Southern California ski resort.

August 24, 2015 | Nina Frisby | State

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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

SF OKs patient- dumping suit settlement

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco supervisors accepted a $400,000 payment from Nevada Tuesday, settling a two-year dispute over allegations that psychiatric patients were wrongly ...

October 28, 2015 | | State

LA council OKs measure locking away handguns

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Handgun owners in Los Angeles will be required to store their firearms in locked containers or disable the weapons with trigger locks ...

October 28, 2015 | | State

California takes step toward using one drug in executions

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - California took the next step Tuesday in its plan to use a single drug to execute condemned prisoners, nine years after the nation ...

October 28, 2015 | | State

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