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Airbnb sues San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco wants people who rent out their homes through Airbnb and other online platforms to follow some rules, and it wants ...

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952K gallons of sewage spilled into Bay

SAN JOSE  (AP) — An employee released 952,000 gallons of partially treated sewage — enough to fill 50 backyard swimming pools — by accident into the San ...

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Posted: jul. 24, 2016 6:35 p.m. | | 952K gallons of sewage spilled into Bay Comments 0 Comments

State to levy fee on rail cars carrying dangerous chemicals

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California plans to levy a $45 fee later this year on rail cars carrying dangerous chemicals across the state.

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Posted: jul. 22, 2016 11:20 p.m. | | State to levy fee on rail cars carrying dangerous chemicals Comments 0 Comments

Immigration agents arrest 112 ex-convicts in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Immigration agents have arrested 112 people in a four-day sweep in Southern California aimed at deporting ex-convicts from other countries.

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Posted: jul. 22, 2016 11:20 p.m. | | Immigration agents arrest 112 ex-convicts in California Comments 1 Comment

Obama nod in California race gets retort from rival

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Senate candidate Kamala Harris was endorsed Tuesday by President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, further strengthening her front-runner status ...

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Posted: jul. 19, 2016 10:41 p.m. | | Obama nod in California race gets retort from rival Comments 0 Comments

Tom Sizemore arrested on suspicion of domestic violence

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tom Sizemore was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of felony domestic violence, a setback for the actor attempting a comeback following a career ...

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Posted: jul. 19, 2016 10:41 p.m. | | Tom Sizemore arrested on suspicion of domestic violence Comments 0 Comments

Man charged in spate of San Diego homeless killings

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A man with a criminal record and history of mental illness was charged Tuesday with a string of deadly attacks on sleeping ...

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Posted: jul. 19, 2016 10:41 p.m. | | Man charged in spate of San Diego homeless killings Comments 0 Comments

California beaches closed after massive sewage spill

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities closed a stretch of popular Southern California ocean amid fears that raw sewage from a massive spill miles away might have ...

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Posted: jul. 19, 2016 10:41 p.m. | | California beaches closed after massive sewage spill Comments 0 Comments

New homeowner finds dead body in Southern California house

SIMI VALLEY (AP) — A new homeowner who stopped by his Southern California property expecting to find its previous owners packing up, instead stumbled on the ...

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Posted: jul. 19, 2016 10:40 p.m. | | New homeowner finds dead body in Southern California house Comments 0 Comments

Southern California water district finalizes land purchase

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Southern California’s largest water supplier has bought sprawling farmland that could be used to help build twin tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin ...

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Posted: jul. 18, 2016 11:38 p.m. | | Southern California water district finalizes land purchase  Comments 0 Comments

Judge rejects plea deal of ex-LA County sheriff

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Minutes after former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca acknowledged failing the public by lying to federal authorities investigating jail beatings, a ...

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Posted: jul. 18, 2016 9:08 p.m. | | Judge rejects plea deal of ex-LA County sheriff Comments 0 Comments

Hawaiian Electric, NextEra walk away from merger plans

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s largest utility and Florida-based NextEra Energy are walking away from their plans to merge, following months of hearings and deliberations on ...

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Posted: jul. 18, 2016 9:07 p.m. | | Hawaiian Electric, NextEra walk away from merger plans Comments 0 Comments

Tobacco companies give $17 M to defeat tax

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Tobacco companies are giving about $17 million to defeat a proposed cigarette tax that’s quickly attracting some of the highest spending among ...

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Posted: jul. 18, 2016 9:06 p.m. | | Tobacco companies give $17 M to defeat tax Comments 0 Comments

Mountain lion spotted, not detained in San Mateo

SAN MATEO (AP) — Experts say a suspected mountain lion spotted roaming through a residential neighborhood is a rather large domestic cat.

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Posted: jul. 18, 2016 9:06 p.m. | | Mountain lion spotted, not detained in San Mateo Comments 0 Comments

Police look into Playboy model’s post of naked woman at gym

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police were investigating after a Playboy model took a photo of a naked woman in a gym locker room and ...

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Posted: jul. 18, 2016 9:05 p.m. | | Police look into Playboy model’s post of naked woman at gym Comments 0 Comments

World-class Mexican Museum being built in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco is getting another cultural treasure — a world-class museum to showcase the largest collection of Mexican and Latino art in the ...

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Posted: jul. 18, 2016 9:05 p.m. | | World-class Mexican Museum being built in San Francisco Comments 0 Comments

US-Mexico border residents feel ignored

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Residents along the U.S.-Mexico border are feeling ignored in the midst of a U.S. presidential election in which ...

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Posted: jul. 18, 2016 9:05 p.m. | | US-Mexico border residents feel ignored Comments 0 Comments

California student among the 84 dead

BERKELEY (AP) — An American student from the University of California, Berkeley was identified Sunday as one of the 84 killed in Thursday’s Bastille Day ...

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Posted: jul. 18, 2016 12:42 a.m. | | California student among the 84 dead Comments 0 Comments

California certifies low primary turnout, Clinton victory

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California Secretary of State Alex Padilla certified Friday that more than 8.5 million people, or 47.7 percent of registered voters, participated ...

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Posted: jul. 18, 2016 12:42 a.m. | | California certifies low primary turnout, Clinton victory Comments 0 Comments

Juice Newton appearing at the Bankhead Theater

LIVERMORE  – August at the Bankhead Theater opens with an appearance by country pop’s “Queen of Hearts,” singer/songwriter Juice Newton. 

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Posted: jul. 16, 2016 12:17 a.m. | | Juice Newton appearing at the Bankhead Theater   Comments 0 Comments

First ever Red Dirt & Gold Dust Music Fest on Aug. 6

ANGELS CAMP– Grab a cowboy hat and low-back lawn chair or blanket and settle under the shade of heritage oaks at the first ever Red ...

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Posted: jul. 16, 2016 12:17 a.m. | | First ever Red Dirt & Gold  Dust Music Fest on Aug. 6 Comments 0 Comments

Invasive citrus tree pest found near Tracy

The San Joaquin County Agricultural Commissioner, in cooperation with the California Department of Food and Agriculture and the United States Department of Agriculture, is beginning ...

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Posted: jul. 13, 2016 10:16 p.m. | | Invasive citrus tree pest found near Tracy Comments 0 Comments

DIVIDED AMERICA

NEW YORK (AP) — On an unusually cool night for summer, Mike Perry and his crew thread the sidewalks running through the Stapleton Houses, tracked by ...

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Posted: jul. 13, 2016 10:16 p.m. | | DIVIDED AMERICA Comments 0 Comments

Will shaming drugmakers discourages price spikes?

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — Frustrated by the rising cost of prescription drugs, California health advocates hope sunlight and a dose of shame will discourage drugmakers from raising ...

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Posted: jul. 10, 2016 6:14 p.m. | | Will shaming drugmakers  discourages price spikes? Comments 0 Comments

Online school agrees to pay state $168.5M

SACRAMENTO (AP) — A for-profit company that operates online charter schools in California has reached a $168.5 million settlement with the state over claims it ...

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Posted: jul. 10, 2016 5:40 p.m. | | Online school agrees to pay state $168.5M Comments 0 Comments

Firms bail on Republican convention under pressure

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Donald Trump has promised to liven up this year’s Republican National Convention. But some of America’s biggest corporations are bailing ...

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Posted: jul. 10, 2016 5:40 p.m. | | Firms bail on Republican convention under pressure  Comments 0 Comments

SF bans foam for cups, coolers, toys

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco, say goodbye to those squeaky, Styrofoam-like coffee cups that have long been a staple of picnic outings.

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Posted: jul. 10, 2016 5:39 p.m. | | SF bans foam for cups, coolers, toys Comments 0 Comments

San Jose’s Chestnut downs record 70 hot dogs in eating contest

NEW YORK (AP) — Joey “Jaws” Chestnut beat his own record in regaining the Mustard Yellow International Belt on Monday, downing a stomach-churning 70 hot dogs ...

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Posted: jul. 04, 2016 7:10 p.m. | | San Jose’s Chestnut  downs record 70 hot  dogs in eating contest Comments 0 Comments

Pot exhibit aims for debate over provocative plant

OAKLAND  (AP) — It’s known as Mary Jane, ganja, Chronic and even the sticky icky and has been featured in countless movies, including one that ...

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Posted: jul. 04, 2016 7:09 p.m. | | Pot exhibit aims for debate over provocative plant  Comments 0 Comments

CHP officers shoot motorist who drove at them in Fullerton

FULLERTON  (AP) — One man was killed and another was wounded after California Highway Patrol officers say they opened fire after a motorist they were following ...

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Posted: jul. 04, 2016 7:09 p.m. | | CHP officers shoot motorist who drove at them in Fullerton  Comments 0 Comments

Tesla vehicle deliveries slip in 2nd quarter

FREMONT  (AP) — Tesla Motors shipped fewer autos to customers in the past three months, making it unlikely to meet prior expectations for delivering 80,000 ...

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Posted: jul. 04, 2016 7:09 p.m. | | Tesla vehicle deliveries slip in 2nd quarter Comments 0 Comments

Murky Tesla-SolarCity deal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It’s a proposal that would unite two companies on shaky financial ground as they plow into relatively new markets. One makes ...

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Posted: jun. 26, 2016 8:20 p.m. | | Murky Tesla-SolarCity deal Comments 0 Comments

Seven stabbed outside State Capitol building

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Seven people have been stabbed outside the California state Capitol building in Sacramento.

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Posted: jun. 26, 2016 5:53 p.m. | | Seven stabbed outside State Capitol building Comments 0 Comments

Kern wildfire destroys 200 homes, buildings

LAKE ISABELLA  — A ravenous and deadly wildfire in central California has burned 200 homes, many belonging to retirees on fixed incomes with few other possessions.

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Posted: jun. 26, 2016 5:52 p.m. | | Kern wildfire destroys  200 homes, buildings  Comments 0 Comments

6-year-old boy dies after refrigerator falls on him

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A 6-year-old Southern California boy has died of injuries after a refrigerator fell onto him from a pickup truck.

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Posted: jun. 26, 2016 5:52 p.m. | | 6-year-old boy dies after  refrigerator falls on him  Comments 0 Comments

3 killed as boat capsizes off Santa Catalina Island

AVALON, Calif. (AP) — A boat that may have been hit by a wave capsized off the backside of Santa Catalina Island on Saturday, killing three ...

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Posted: jun. 26, 2016 5:51 p.m. | | 3 killed as boat capsizes  off Santa Catalina Island  Comments 0 Comments

Blind dog with oozing sore wins World’s Ugliest Dog contest

PETALUMA, Calif. (AP) — A 17-year-old Chinese Crested Chihuahua with legs bowed out like a frog and an oozing sore is the winner of this year ...

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Posted: jun. 26, 2016 5:51 p.m. | | Blind dog with  oozing sore wins  World’s Ugliest  Dog contest  Comments 0 Comments

OAKLAND COAL TERMINAL

OAKLAND  (AP) — The promise of good, blue-collar jobs in a depressed area is running headlong into environmental sensitivities as officials in Northern California consider a ...

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Posted: jun. 26, 2016 5:51 p.m. | | OAKLAND COAL TERMINAL Comments 0 Comments

Fire scares Los Angeles as larger blazes burn across West

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A brush fire that broke out Sunday near downtown Los Angeles threatened a densely populated, hilly neighborhood along a freeway as sizzling ...

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Posted: jun. 19, 2016 7:18 p.m. | | Fire scares Los Angeles as larger blazes burn across West Comments 0 Comments

Small plane crashes BART train tracks

HAYWARD  (AP) — A small plane crashed on commuter train tracks in the San Francisco Bay Area, killing the pilot and disrupting train service.

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Posted: jun. 19, 2016 6:53 p.m. | | Small plane crashes BART train tracks Comments 0 Comments

Fire burns 6 buildings, displaces 40 people in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A fire that burned six buildings and displaced 40 people on the edge of San Francisco’s Mission District has been contained.

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Posted: jun. 19, 2016 6:53 p.m. | | Fire burns 6 buildings, displaces 40 people in San Francisco  Comments 0 Comments

Business group sues to block Islamic center in Costa Mesa

COSTA MESA  (AP) — A business owners association has sued to block an Islamic group from opening a center at an Orange County business park near ...

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Posted: jun. 19, 2016 6:52 p.m. | | Business group sues to block Islamic center in Costa Mesa Comments 0 Comments

Homeless man charged in fire deaths is illegal

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A homeless man charged with setting a fire that killed five people at a vacant Los Angeles building was in the country ...

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Posted: jun. 19, 2016 6:52 p.m. | | Homeless man  charged in fire  deaths is illegal Comments 0 Comments

UC Merced expanding

MERCED (AP) — The University of California’s youngest, smallest and most ethnically diverse campus reached a milestone in its journey to becoming a major feature ...

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Posted: jun. 16, 2016 1:25 a.m. | | UC Merced expanding Comments 0 Comments

Open-legislature ballot measure hits a nerve

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — California lawmakers would be stripped of their ability to make last-minute changes to bills and all public hearings would be videotaped under a ...

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Posted: jun. 16, 2016 1:25 a.m. | | Open-legislature ballot measure hits a nerve Comments 0 Comments

Elimination of contentious welfare policy?

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — The governor of California has given in to liberal lawmakers who want to repeal a welfare policy that critics call racist, ineffective and ...

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Posted: jun. 14, 2016 7:26 p.m. | | Elimination of contentious welfare policy?  Comments 0 Comments

High-speed rail lawsuit delays cost $63 million, add 17 months

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — Another $63 million was added Tuesday to the cost of California’s high-speed rail project and the completion date for the first 29-mile ...

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Posted: jun. 14, 2016 7:26 p.m. | | High-speed rail lawsuit delays cost $63 million,  add 17 months Comments 0 Comments

Democrats advance 12 gun control bills

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — Democrats on a California legislative panel voted Tuesday to advance a dozen proposed gun control measures, including one that requires people to turn ...

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Posted: jun. 14, 2016 7:26 p.m. | | Democrats advance 12 gun control bills Comments 0 Comments

Prosecutor bumps Stanford sex assault judge from new case

PALO ALTO . (AP) — A Northern California judge at the center of a recall campaign after his handling of a Stanford University sexual assault case was ...

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Posted: jun. 14, 2016 7:25 p.m. | | Prosecutor bumps Stanford sex assault judge from new case Comments 0 Comments

Apple makes Siri smarter, adds software improvements

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is working to make its iPhone and other gadgets smarter, responding to competitors’ recent moves by building more artificial intelligence into ...

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Posted: jun. 13, 2016 7:19 p.m. | | Apple makes Siri smarter, adds software improvements  Comments 0 Comments

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