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State’s almond acres jumps 1.1% in 2015

The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service reports California’s almond acreage increased in 2015. 

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Ripon-based almond advocacy organization changes vision & name

The Ripon-based Almond Hullers and Processors Association (AHPA) has a new vision and a brand new identity that was unveiled to those attending its’ annual ...

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Posted: may. 01, 2016 9:30 p.m. | | Ripon-based almond advocacy organization changes vision & name Comments 0 Comments

Judge: Police improperly targeted gays in restroom

LONG BEACH  (AP) — A judge who said police improperly targeted gay men in sting operations has dismissed charges of lewd conduct and indecent exposure against ...

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Uber, blind riders reach legal settlement over service animals

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber and advocates for the blind have reached a lawsuit settlement in which the ride-hailing company agrees to require that existing and ...

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State convention homecoming of sorts for vp hopeful Fiorina

BURLINGAME (AP) — When Carly Fiorina spoke at the California Republican Party convention at a hotel outside San Francisco airport, it was a brief homecoming of ...

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GOP race shifts political fault lines

BURLINGAME  (AP) — The Republican Party in California has been riven for decades between those who want to tack to the ideological center to expand its ...

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Federal dollars spent on Twin Tunnels

Bureau of Reclamation Regional Director David G. Murillo has confirmed that federal taxpayers are being billed for Twin tunnels project.

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Oculus Rift delays flatten fan fervor

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Virtual reality, oddly enough, isn’t immune to the problems that arise in practical reality. Just ask would-be fans of the Oculus ...

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Posted: apr. 30, 2016 12:32 a.m. | | Oculus Rift delays  flatten fan fervor Comments 0 Comments

60,000-pound whale carcass is removed

SAN CLEMENTE (AP) — It literally was a whale of a job.

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Lawmakers eye $1.3B for housing

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — Democratic lawmakers called Monday for California to spend $1.3 billion next year to help workers afford housing and to shelter homeless people ...

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Man gets 17 years in prison for steroid- fueled gym slaying

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A court sentenced a Northern California man to 17 years to life in prison on Monday for beating a fellow gym patron ...

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California Assembly approves tobacco- free college campuses

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — The California Assembly on Monday approved banning tobacco use on all California State University and community college campuses, building on a package of ...

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Evicted SoCal centenarian gets new home

LA QUINTA  (AP) — A 100-year-old woman evicted from her apartment has a new home in the Southern California desert after a newspaper reported on her ...

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Couple whose baby was mauled by dog gave up on 911 calls

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Police in San Diego say a couple whose 3-day-old baby was mauled to death by the family dog made two unsuccessful 911 ...

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Posted: apr. 25, 2016 1:17 a.m. | | Couple whose baby was mauled  by dog gave up on 911 calls Comments 0 Comments

Solar-powered plane completes journey across Pacific Ocean

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) — A solar-powered airplane on a mission to fly around the world landed in California, completing a risky, three-day flight across a great ...

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Hundreds walk pooches to protest dog-walking limits in SF

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hundreds of dog owners walked their poodles, corgis, dachshunds and many mutts to protest the proposed limits on dog-walking in San Francisco ...

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Jurors misusing Internet may face fines

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jurors who threaten to derail trials by researching them on Google or posting comments about them on Twitter are often dismissed with ...

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Group files suit against Santa Clara over cross in park

SANTA CLARA  (AP) — An atheists’ group has filed a lawsuit against the Northern California city of Santa Clara because of a large granite cross at ...

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Late-season storm dumps rain, snow

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A late-season storm moving through California pounded the San Francisco Bay region with rain Friday and brought snow to the southern Cascade ...

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Pet terrier-mix fatally mauls 3-day-old baby

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A 3-day-old boy was mauled to death by the family dog while they were in bed with the child’s parents, police ...

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1996: Spreckels Sugar’s Manteca plant to close

100 years ago

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Posted: apr. 22, 2016 9:28 p.m. | | 1996: Spreckels Sugar’s Manteca plant to close Comments 0 Comments

EASTERN SIERRA OVERDUE

RENO  (AP) — The Sierra’s eastern front is long overdue for a large earthquake along the California-Nevada line, where a magnitude-7 event expected on average ...

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Man faces charge for hoax devices

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — A man who forced a standoff outside the California Capitol that shut down business for hours had fake explosives in his car, police ...

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Posted: apr. 19, 2016 6:51 p.m. | | Man faces charge for  hoax devices Comments 0 Comments

Lawmakers reject greater twin tunnels scrutiny

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California lawmakers have rejected legislation that would have added protections for water contractors in a massive project to ship water from Northern to ...

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Standoff ends near State Capitol after man surrenders

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — A standoff near the California Capitol is over after a vehicle covered in scribbled writing blocked traffic and stalled business for several hours.

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Posted: apr. 18, 2016 6:48 p.m. | | Standoff ends near State Capitol after man surrenders Comments 0 Comments

California student says airline removed him for speaking Arabic

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A University of California, Berkeley student who came to the U.S. as an Iraqi refugee says he was unfairly removed from ...

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Posted: apr. 18, 2016 1:12 a.m. | | California student says airline removed him for speaking Arabic Comments 0 Comments

Search continues for teen in river

AUBURN  (AP) — Dive teams are continuing their search for the body of a teenage boy who went underwater in the American River in Auburn as ...

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Target of spy probe is asking for new trial in child porn case

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Boeing manager convicted of possessing child pornography uncovered during an unrelated investigation into Chinese espionage is asking a judge to throw ...

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Posted: apr. 18, 2016 1:11 a.m. | | Target of spy probe is asking for new trial in child porn case Comments 0 Comments

NYC listing of potentially violent mentally ill stirs qualms

NEW YORK (AP) — When a homeless man was taken for a psychiatric evaluation because he argued with shelter police, doctors found no reason to commit ...

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Posted: apr. 18, 2016 1:10 a.m. | | NYC listing of potentially violent mentally ill stirs qualms Comments 0 Comments

Flap over University of New Mexico seal offensive

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico’s official seal depicting a Spanish conquistador and a frontiersman is drawing accusations of racism from ...

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Trump’s rants about rules may backfire

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Donald Trump’s relentless assault on the rules that govern how Republicans choose their nominee is coming far too late to ...

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Medical pot backers leery of epilepsy drug

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An experimental epilepsy drug made from cannabis plants grown in England is complicating the medical marijuana debate in hospitals and statehouses.

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It’s time to look for a medical cause

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have a problem that is opposite many other peoples’. I lost 10 pounds, going from 130 to 120. I am 5 ...

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Posted: apr. 17, 2016 7:02 p.m. | | It’s time to look for a medical cause Comments 0 Comments

Farm board backs ruling that grower interfered with vote

FRESNO (AP) — The California farm labor board has upheld a court ruling that one of the nation’s largest fruit growers interfered as employees were ...

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Oil island draws criticism

LOS ANGELES (AP) — One of California’s early offshore oil drilling operations is under fire from state regulators to clean up its act after severely ...

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Los Angeles body camera program delayed by $57.6M ‘sticker shock’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A $57.6 million plan to equip nearly every Los Angeles police officer with body cameras by the end of the year ...

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Posted: apr. 17, 2016 6:59 p.m. | | Los Angeles body camera program delayed by $57.6M ‘sticker shock’ Comments 0 Comments

Weston Ranch High staging ‘Cinderella the Musical’ play

The Weston Ranch High Drama Club is gearing up for the spring production of “Cinderella, the Musical.”

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Posted: apr. 17, 2016 6:59 p.m. | | Weston Ranch High staging ‘Cinderella the Musical’ play Comments 0 Comments

Hosting Clinton fundraisers, Clooney decries political cash

WASHINGTON (AP) — Actor George Clooney would like to get big money out of politics — so he doesn’t have to raise it.

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Woman dies after she’s run over by mom

SANTA MARIA  (AP) — A California woman died after a car driven by her mother ran over her while they were fighting, police said Saturday.

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Thousands of voters register to wrong party

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A survey has found that tens of thousands of voters, including Demi Moore and other celebrities, have mistakenly registered as members of ...

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Shell shock: $7.6M in nut thefts

FRESNO  (AP) — International crime rings targeting California’s booming agriculture industry are increasingly stealing truckloads of high-value nuts, prompting authorities and the firms falling victim ...

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Posted: apr. 15, 2016 1:08 a.m. | | Shell shock: $7.6M in nut thefts Comments 0 Comments

Court upholds California tenure

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California appeals court handed teacher unions a big victory Thursday by reversing a trial judge’s ruling that found tenure deprived ...

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California doles out $70.5M in tax credits

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — A California economic development board handed out $70.5 million in tax credits on Thursday for private companies promising to create jobs in ...

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Parole OK for Manson family member

CHINO (AP) — A California panel recommended parole Thursday for former Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten more than four decades after she and other cult ...

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System reconsiders tobacco divestment

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — Anti-smoking groups on Thursday stepped up pressure on the nation’s largest public pension system to drop plans to consider re-investing in tobacco ...

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RAIN WATER + WARMER DAYS = MOSQUITOES

San Joaquin County Mosquito and Vector Control District (District) urges mosquito prevention now to reduce the spread of mosquito-borne disease later.

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SJ County is among agencies suing Metro Water District

STOCKTON — The Planning and Conservation League and Food and Water Watch, as well as three Delta local agencies, Central Delta Water Agency, Contra Costa County ...

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La Nina: Dry winter in 2016-17?

LOS ANGELES  (AP) — In the midst of an epic El Nino, federal meteorologists say its flip side, La Nina, is around the corner.

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Challenge to Obama water deal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California Democrats in Congress launched challenges Thursday to a proposed Obama administration settlement with a powerful California water district, including announcing their ...

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EPA fails to protect drinking water

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is failing in its mandate to protect underground drinking water reserves from oilfield contamination, according to ...

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