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California ponders legal pot, paying taxes

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California’s legal marijuana industry is expected to involve everything from backyard growers to sprawling fields in the farm belt, storefront sellers ...

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Sheriff: California woman found with message burned on skin

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California woman abducted while jogging was branded by two female captors who kept their faces covered during the three weeks they ...

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California fugitive and sister arrested, 1 still at large

SAN JOSE (AP) — One of two inmates who sawed their way out of a Northern California county jail and vanished last week was recaptured late ...

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More mosques receive hate-filled letters

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Several more mosques nationwide have reported receiving a hate-filled letter from California that warns Muslims to leave the country or face genocide.

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Asylum not automatic for former gang members

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Immigrants in the United States illegally are not automatically eligible for asylum on the basis that they are former gang members who ...

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IRS seeks names of virtual currency users in tax probe

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The IRS obtained a court order Wednesday allowing it to seek the names of people who may have failed to pay taxes ...

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Wife of slain California mayor pleads guilty to manslaughter

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The wife of a suburban Los Angeles mayor who was fatally shot in his home two years ago pleaded guilty Wednesday to ...

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Posted: nov. 30, 2016 9:01 p.m. | | Wife of slain California mayor pleads guilty to manslaughter Comments 0 Comments

California Guard soldiers won’t be forced to repay bonuses

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of California National Guard troops will not have to repay enlistment bonuses and benefits they received a decade after they signed up ...

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Cirque du Soleil “Luzia” employee dies in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An employee with the Cirque du Soleil “Luzia” show died after being injured Tuesday night in what was termed an “industrial accident ...

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Levi’s CEO: Please don’t bring guns into our stores

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The CEO of Levi’s is asking customers and employees not to bring guns into its stores, offices or facilities, even in ...

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Escape occurred before California jail could be replaced

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Officials in a Northern California county have known for years that they have security problems with an antiquated jail and recently won $80 ...

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Posted: nov. 29, 2016 1:53 a.m. | | Escape occurred before California jail could be replaced Comments 0 Comments

California targets dairy cows to combat global warming

GALT (AP) — California is taking its fight against global warming to the farm. The nation’s leading agricultural state is now targeting greenhouse gases produced ...

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Posted: nov. 29, 2016 1:52 a.m. | | California targets dairy cows to combat global warming Comments 0 Comments

3 dead, at least 5 sickened after Thanksgiving dinner

ANTIOCH (AP) — Health officials say three people died and at least five more were sickened after eating Thanksgiving dinner at an event organized by a ...

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Posted: nov. 28, 2016 6:01 p.m. | | 3 dead, at least 5 sickened after Thanksgiving dinner Comments 0 Comments

Law enforcement condemns letters threatening Muslims

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Law enforcement officials condemned a hate-filled letter Monday directed at several California mosques that warned Muslims to leave the country to avoid ...

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Leaning San Francisco tower seen sinking from space

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Engineers in San Francisco have tunneled underground to try and understand the sinking of the 58-story Millennium Tower. Now comes an analysis ...

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Posted: nov. 28, 2016 6:00 p.m. | | Leaning San Francisco tower seen sinking from space Comments 0 Comments

Details scarce in case of California woman who went missing

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Northern California woman who disappeared while jogging three weeks ago turned up on the side of a California interstate before dawn ...

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Posted: nov. 28, 2016 5:59 p.m. | | Details scarce in case of California woman who went missing Comments 0 Comments

3 California mosques receive letters threatening Muslims

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A civil rights group has called for more police protection of mosques after several in California received letters that praised President-elect Donald ...

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California county annuls Saturday wedding ceremonies

VENTURA (AP) — A Southern California county will soon be saying “I don’t” to couples looking for thrifty weddings on Saturdays.

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Shark attack survivor fights to protect them

SANTA ANA (AP) — A Southern California woman who survived a near-deadly shark attack is now fighting to save the storied, yet often dangerous fish.

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Reward offered after California prisoners escape

SAN JOSE (AP) — The Latest on the search for two prisoners who escaped from a California jail on Thanksgiving Eve (all times local):

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California officer critically injured in skateboard attack

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A suspect fleeing a police officer in the city of South San Francisco turned and cracked him in the head with ...

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Wrong-way car hits Greyhound bus, killing driver, hurting 13

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — A Greyhound bus smashed head-on into a car going the wrong way on a suburban Phoenix highway early Friday, killing the car ...

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Posted: nov. 25, 2016 9:50 p.m. | | Wrong-way car hits Greyhound bus, killing driver, hurting 13 Comments 0 Comments

Sister ecstatic over return of missing California woman

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The older sister of a Northern California mother who was missing for three weeks said Friday the return of her sibling made ...

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Posted: nov. 25, 2016 9:50 p.m. | | Sister ecstatic over return of missing California woman Comments 0 Comments

Program trains young garbage collectors amid US shortage

OAKLAND (AP) — Like most little boys, Corey Lever liked trucks and his favorite was always the garbage truck.

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They want to secede from union

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — A group calling for California to secede from the United States submitted a proposed petition Monday seeking a ballot measure that would strip ...

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Posted: nov. 22, 2016 12:04 a.m. | | They want to secede from union Comments 1 Comment

Father suspected of drowning daughter inside Catholic church

HEALDSBURG  (AP) — A Northern California man was arrested on suspicion of drowning his 4-year-old daughter in a baptismal pool in a church and then carrying ...

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Posted: nov. 22, 2016 12:03 a.m. | | Father suspected of drowning   daughter inside  Catholic church Comments 0 Comments

Wesson among volunteers helping Fiji residents hear

In the poorest villages on the island of Fiji, where healthcare is not readily available, Doug Wesson – owner and founder of Wesson Hearing Aid Center ...

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Posted: nov. 22, 2016 12:03 a.m. | | Wesson among volunteers helping Fiji residents hear Comments 0 Comments

Rain forces river rescue; mountains set for snow storm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Firefighters using boats rescued four people trapped on an island of the raging Los Angeles River early Monday after a storm gorged ...

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Posted: nov. 22, 2016 12:03 a.m. | | Rain forces river rescue; mountains set for snow storm Comments 0 Comments

Woman rescued near Sacramento after tumble down slick bluff

ORANGEVALE . (AP) — A woman was rescued from a slippery spot on a steep bluff along the American River in suburban Sacramento after tumbling about 70 ...

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Posted: nov. 22, 2016 12:03 a.m. | | Woman rescued near Sacramento  after tumble down slick bluff Comments 0 Comments

Germany buys Mann’s former home

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Germany has purchased a Los Angeles house once owned by Thomas Mann, averting demolition of the home where the Nobel Prize-winning novelist ...

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Dennis Rodman charged with hit- and-run for crash

SANTA ANA  (AP) — Former NBA star Dennis Rodman has been charged with hit-and-run for a wrong-way-related crash on a Southern California freeway.

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Posted: nov. 22, 2016 12:02 a.m. | | Dennis Rodman  charged with hit- and-run for crash Comments 0 Comments

BYPASSING PASSWORDS

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It sounds like a great idea: Forget passwords, and instead lock your phone or computer with your fingerprint. It’s a convenient ...

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Agent had duty to disclose discrepancy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A real estate agent who represented the seller of a Malibu mansion and worked for the same firm as the buyer’s ...

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Posted: nov. 21, 2016 11:29 p.m. | | Agent had duty to disclose discrepancy Comments 0 Comments

8 hurt in test-drive car crash at LA Auto Show

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man test-driving a car at the Los Angeles Auto Show plowed onto a sidewalk and hit a planter on Monday, sending ...

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Posted: nov. 21, 2016 11:29 p.m. | | 8 hurt in test-drive car crash at LA Auto Show Comments 0 Comments

Camp Pendleton worker defrauded Marine Corps

CAMP PENDLETON  (AP) — A federal court ruled a disgruntled former Camp Pendleton worker defrauded the Marine Corps for hazardous-duty pay after convincing military officials that ...

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Posted: nov. 20, 2016 9:21 p.m. | | Camp Pendleton worker defrauded Marine Corps Comments 0 Comments

Surfer dies while fulfilling his dream

HUNTINGTON BEACH,   (AP) — A Florida surfer who dreamed of riding Southern California waves has died doing what he loved.

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Kayne West rants about Trump, Beyoncé before ending concert

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — Just days after telling fans at a concert that he would have voted for Donald Trump, Kanye West delivered another public screed Saturday ...

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Posted: nov. 20, 2016 5:51 p.m. | | Kayne West rants about Trump,  Beyoncé before ending concert   Comments 0 Comments

Gold Star family of slain soldier booed on flight

STOCKTON  (AP) — The father of a California soldier recently killed in Afghanistan says he felt disrespected and hurt by passengers who booed him and his ...

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Posted: nov. 20, 2016 5:50 p.m. | | Gold Star  family of slain soldier  booed on flight Comments 0 Comments

Prop 57 may reduce prison population

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — Voters’ approval of Gov. Jerry Brown’s sentencing reform initiative may finally give California the long-term solution it needs to end a decade-long ...

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Lutherans plan Advent Service in German

United Lutheran Church in Manteca will host their 38th Annual German Advent Service on Sunday, Nov. 27 at 4 p.m.

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MJC Community Orchestra fall concert Nov. 29

MODESTO – The Modesto Junior College Community Orchestra, directed by Professor Anne Martin, will present the Fall Concert — “A Salute to Spain y Video Juegos!” on ...

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Posted: nov. 17, 2016 8:38 p.m. | | MJC Community  Orchestra fall concert Nov. 29 Comments 0 Comments

SJ Superior Court DUI program serving as model

STOCKTON – San Joaquin County Superior Court’s multi-track DUI Court Program has been chosen as a model court to be included in the California Strategic ...

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Family of missing mom holds out hope

MOUNTAIN GATE  (AP) — The family of a Northern California mother of two who went missing while jogging is holding out hope she will be found ...

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Taxing rich won’t solve boom-bust budget issues

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Though Californians voted to continue taxing the rich to bolster public schools and fund health insurance for the poor, keeping the status ...

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Father, teenage son die hiking

SHAVER LAKE (AP) — Authorities say a father and his teenage son died during an apparent hiking accident near Shaver Lake in Central California.

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Opponents fight California gun measure, count on Donald Trump

SACRAMENTO AP) — California voters’ approval of even tougher gun restrictions leaves opponents trying to contain the damage within the most populous state and across the ...

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Posted: nov. 13, 2016 7:52 p.m. | | Opponents fight  California gun  measure, count on Donald Trump Comments 0 Comments

Trump’s in, California’s out?

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Donald Trump’s election as president is giving a big social-media boost to an unlikely effort in the nation’s most populous state ...

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Villaraigosa running for governor

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced Thursday that he is running for California governor, joining a competitive field for the 2018 ...

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Record injuries in LA police chases

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police chases injured more bystanders in 2015 than in any other year in a decade, renewing calls for the Police ...

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La Nina is here, may last through winter

LOS ANGELES (AP) — La Nina has arrived and could hang around through winter, government weather forecasters said Thursday.

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