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Cross-border wedding held as California ‘Door of Hope’ opens

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A United States man and a Mexican woman have wed between the doors of a steel border gate that is opened for ...

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Posted: nov. 19, 2017 6:29 p.m. | | Cross-border wedding  held as California  ‘Door of Hope’ opens Comments 0 Comments

1,000 bikes found beneath SoCal homeless camp

SANTA ANA (AP) — Authorities clearing homeless encampments along a Southern California river have found at least two makeshift underground bunkers, including one that contained more ...

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Posted: nov. 19, 2017 6:29 p.m. | | 1,000 bikes found beneath SoCal homeless camp Comments 0 Comments

Turkeys thriving, causing ruckus in Bay Area

MARTINEZ (AP) — Turkeys are traditional for Thanksgiving. But some folks in the San Francisco Bay Area are praying the wild ones will go away.

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Posted: nov. 19, 2017 6:28 p.m. | | Turkeys thriving, causing ruckus in Bay Area Comments 0 Comments

Light shines on Capitol partying

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California’s Capitol is awash in allegations of sexual harassment, creating an atmosphere that’s affecting how men and women interact.

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Posted: nov. 19, 2017 6:28 p.m. | | Light shines on Capitol partying Comments 0 Comments

Napa Valley wineries assess wildfires’ long- term pocketbook effects

NAPA  (AP) — A month after deadly wildfires swept through California’s famed wine country, hot-air balloons are floating again over Napa Valley vineyards splashed with ...

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Posted: nov. 14, 2017 8:43 p.m. | | Napa Valley wineries assess wildfires’ long- term pocketbook effects Comments 0 Comments

Two women sue Uber, alleging sexual assault

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two women are suing Uber, alleging that inadequate driver background checks and monitoring left them and thousands of others vulnerable to sexual ...

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Posted: nov. 14, 2017 8:43 p.m. | | Two women sue Uber,  alleging sexual assault Comments 0 Comments

Woman collapses after found in alleged botched murder

VISTA  (AP) — A woman collapsed in a California courtroom after hearing she had been found guilty in what authorities called a botched murder-for-hire plot targeting ...

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Man shoots, kills self in ruins of home burned in wildfires

SANTA ROSA  (AP) — Authorities say a 70-year-old man apparently shot and killed himself amid the remains of his home that burned in last month’s ...

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Posted: nov. 14, 2017 8:43 p.m. | | Man shoots, kills self in ruins  of home burned in wildfires Comments 0 Comments

UCLA players facing punishment after China shoplifting incident

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three UCLA basketball players detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting returned home, where they may be disciplined by the school as ...

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Posted: nov. 14, 2017 8:42 p.m. | | UCLA players facing punishment after China shoplifting incident Comments 0 Comments

Gunman randomly kills 4 in NorCal

RANCHO TEHAMA RESERVE  (AP) — A gunman driving stolen vehicles and choosing his targets at random opened fire “without provocation” in a tiny, rural Northern California ...

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PG&E utility sued for ‘profits over safety’ in rash of deadly wildfires

BURLINGAME  (AP) — Pacific Gas and Electric Co. was blamed in three lawsuits filed Tuesday for negligence in the wildfires that killed more than 40 people ...

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Posted: nov. 14, 2017 7:49 p.m. | | PG&E utility sued for ‘profits over safety’ in rash of deadly wildfires Comments 0 Comments

Delay makes it unlikely SF will recreational pot Jan. 1

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco supervisors delayed voting Tuesday on proposed pot regulations, making it more unlikely that people in this weed-friendly city will be ...

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Posted: nov. 14, 2017 7:49 p.m. | | Delay makes it unlikely SF will recreational pot Jan. 1 Comments 0 Comments

State looks into free DNA tests

SANTA CLARA (AP) — California officials are looking into free DNA tests that are handed out to fans at 49ers games.

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Christian players frustrated by criticism

SAN FRANCISCO  (AP) — Eric Reid and other Christian players who support Colin Kaepernick’s social justice movement want believers on the opposite side of the ...

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Posted: nov. 13, 2017 1:11 a.m. | | Christian players frustrated by criticism Comments 0 Comments

Mendoza harassment case US Senate candidate Kevin De Leon under spotlight

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — News that a sitting California senator is being investigated for sexual harassment against a young female employee has put a fresh spotlight on ...

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Posted: nov. 12, 2017 6:12 p.m. | | Mendoza harassment case  US Senate candidate Kevin De Leon under spotlight Comments 0 Comments

Hundreds in Hollywood protest sex harassment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Armed with signs, catchy phrases and a motivation to take #MeToo beyond the internet and into real life, a few hundred women ...

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Posted: nov. 12, 2017 6:11 p.m. | | Hundreds in Hollywood protest sex harassment Comments 0 Comments

SoCal plant enjoying bomber boom

PALMDALE (AP) — Call it the bomber boom.

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California billionaire doubles spending on anti-Trump ads

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — California billionaire Tom Steyer said Thursday he’ll double his spending on ads calling for President Donald Trump’s impeachment to $20 million ...

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Posted: nov. 09, 2017 9:24 p.m. | | California billionaire  doubles spending on anti-Trump ads Comments 0 Comments

State investigates senator’s behavior to female staffer

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — Democratic Sen. Tony Mendoza is facing an internal investigation over allegations of inappropriate behavior toward a young female employee, including inviting her to ...

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Posted: nov. 09, 2017 9:23 p.m. | | State investigates  senator’s behavior  to female staffer Comments 0 Comments

Sheriff: Wildfires point to usefulness of old technology

UKIAH  (AP) — Wildfires that killed nine people in a remote Northern California county last month also crippled land lines, cell phones and internet service, the ...

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Posted: nov. 09, 2017 9:23 p.m. | | Sheriff: Wildfires point to usefulness  of old technology Comments 0 Comments

‘Magnum, P.I.’ actor John Hillerman dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Hillerman, who played stuffed-shirt Higgins to Tom Selleck’s freewheeling detective Thomas Magnum in the 1980s TV series “Magnum, P.I ...

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Posted: nov. 09, 2017 9:23 p.m. | | ‘Magnum, P.I.’ actor John  Hillerman dies Comments 0 Comments

Californians will turn ranch land into beach

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California Coastal Commission on Thursday agreed to carve a mile of public beach out of ranch land that has been in ...

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Posted: nov. 09, 2017 9:23 p.m. | | Californians will turn ranch land into beach Comments 0 Comments

‘Friends’ star Aniston makes TV return

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Friends” star Jennifer Aniston is coming back to television and she’s partnering with Reese Witherspoon.

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Posted: nov. 08, 2017 9:47 p.m. | | ‘Friends’ star Aniston makes TV return Comments 0 Comments

New looks come to Snapchat , Twitter in bid for more users

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Struggling social-media darlings Twitter and Snapchat are taking on new looks as the services seek wider audiences in the shadow of Facebook.

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Posted: nov. 08, 2017 9:39 p.m. | | New looks come  to Snapchat , Twitter in bid for more users Comments 0 Comments

You may help pay $170 million so PG&E can shut down Diablo

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A state judge Wednesday recommended that California’s largest utility be allowed to increase customer rates by nearly $170 million for costs ...

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Posted: nov. 08, 2017 8:47 p.m. | | You may help pay $170 million so PG&E can shut down Diablo Comments 0 Comments

Parking lots operator swindled VA of $11M

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who operated parking lots for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Los Angeles defrauded the agency out of ...

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Posted: nov. 08, 2017 8:47 p.m. | | Parking lots operator swindled VA of $11M Comments 0 Comments

Councilman held in corruption probe involving pot bribe

ADELANTO  (AP) — A Southern California city councilman was arrested on federal charges alleging that he took a $10,000 cash bribe involving a marijuana business ...

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Posted: nov. 08, 2017 8:47 p.m. | | Councilman held in corruption probe involving pot bribe Comments 0 Comments

Brown booby birds seen in California Channel Islands

CHANNEL ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK  (AP) — A seabird known as the brown booby that is usually tropical or subtropical has nested for the first time in ...

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Posted: nov. 08, 2017 8:46 p.m. | | Brown booby birds seen in California Channel Islands Comments 0 Comments

Teens, man called heroes after pulling pair from burning car

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA (AP) — Two quick-acting teens and a third good Samaritan are being hailed as heroes for rushing to save a man and woman ...

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Posted: nov. 05, 2017 7:06 p.m. | | Teens, man  called heroes  after pulling  pair from  burning car Comments 0 Comments

Tough choice for wildfire survivors: Rebuild fast or better?

SANTA ROSA  (AP) — The most destructive complex of wildfires in California history wreaked most of its damage and deaths among housing subdivisions in this San ...

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Posted: nov. 05, 2017 7:06 p.m. | | Tough choice for  wildfire survivors: Rebuild fast or better? Comments 0 Comments

Plan for floating installation is all wet

LAGUNA  (AP) — State officials say a California museum’s plan to install a floating streetlight as a temporary art installation off the coast is all ...

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San Francisco police get OK for officers to use stun guns

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Police Commission has voted to arm police officers with electric stun guns in the wake of a deadly shooting.

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Posted: nov. 05, 2017 6:32 p.m. | | San Francisco police get OK for officers to use stun guns Comments 0 Comments

Sticker shock coming with pot market

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California’s legal marijuana marketplace is coming with a kaleidoscope of new taxes and fees that could influence where it’s grown ...

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Fire victims seek housing in tight, pricey NorCal market

SANTA ROSA  (AP) — Raj Sodhi, his wife, Lucia Cascio and their 11-year-old twins turned into nomads for more than three weeks after a wildfire gutted ...

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Posted: nov. 02, 2017 9:05 p.m. | | Fire victims seek  housing in tight,  pricey NorCal market Comments 0 Comments

24 Hour Fitness settles lawsuit for $1.3 million

SANTA ANA . (AP) — The 24 Hour Fitness gym chain will pay $1.3 million to settle allegations that it misled people about its membership fees.

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Posted: nov. 02, 2017 9:05 p.m. | | 24 Hour Fitness settles  lawsuit for  $1.3 million Comments 0 Comments

Sewage from Mexico sickens beachgoers in Southern California

IMPERIAL BEACH,   (AP) — The mayor of a Southern California coastal city says he was among several beachgoers sickened from sewage that flowed north from Mexico ...

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Posted: nov. 02, 2017 9:05 p.m. | | Sewage from Mexico sickens  beachgoers in Southern California Comments 0 Comments

Man fatally shot by Sacramento sheriff’s deputy

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — Authorities say a sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a man who was armed with a pitchfork in North Sacramento.

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Posted: nov. 02, 2017 9:05 p.m. | | Man fatally shot  by Sacramento  sheriff’s deputy Comments 0 Comments

Southern California man held in 1994 killing of his mother

SANTA ANA  (AP) — A Southern California man was arrested Thursday on a charge of killing his mother for financial gain in 1994.

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Bergdahl apologizes to those hurt looking for him

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — In an unexpected and emotional statement, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl apologized in court Monday to all the military personnel who ...

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Posted: oct. 30, 2017 8:46 p.m. | | Bergdahl apologizes to those hurt looking for him Comments 0 Comments

Initiative expands DNA gathering, restrict early parole for sex offenders

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — A Democratic lawmaker on Monday proposed a ballot measure that would bar certain convicted rapists and sex traffickers from being eligible for early ...

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Posted: oct. 30, 2017 7:27 p.m. | | Initiative  expands DNA gathering, restrict early  parole for  sex offenders Comments 0 Comments

Teen girl dies dies of wildfire burn injuries

REDWOOD VALLEY  (AP) — A teenage girl died in a hospital three weeks after she was severely burned in a fire that tore through Mendocino County ...

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Posted: oct. 30, 2017 7:27 p.m. | | Teen girl dies dies of wildfire burn injuries Comments 0 Comments

Musk gives world peek at ‘skate’ tunnel for cars

HAWTHORNE  (AP) — Billionaire Elon Musk has released a photograph of a tunnel he’s building under a Los Angeles suburb to test a novel transportation ...

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Posted: oct. 30, 2017 7:27 p.m. | | Musk gives world peek at ‘skate’ tunnel for cars Comments 0 Comments

Fires destroy part of HP tech archives

SANTA ROSA  (AP) — California’s deadly wildfires destroyed much of an archive from tech pioneers William Hewlett and David Packard, such as a decades-old memo ...

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Posted: oct. 30, 2017 7:23 p.m. | | Fires destroy part of HP tech archives Comments 0 Comments

Police: Five times deported suspect pointed gun at Steinle

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Guns don’t go off without someone pulling the trigger, a retired police investigator testified Monday at the San Francisco murder trial ...

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Posted: oct. 30, 2017 7:22 p.m. | | Police: Five times deported  suspect pointed gun at Steinle Comments 0 Comments

Sinise named Rose Parade grand marshal

PASADENA  (AP) — Gary Sinise has been named grand marshal of the 2018 Rose Parade, which will feature the theme “Making a Difference.”

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Posted: oct. 30, 2017 7:22 p.m. | | Sinise named Rose Parade grand marshal Comments 0 Comments

Full recovery from NorCal wildfires may take years

SANTA ROSA (AP) — It will take at least months and likely years to fully recover from devastating wildfires that ripped through Northern California earlier this ...

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Posted: oct. 29, 2017 6:25 p.m. | | Full recovery from NorCal wildfires may take years Comments 0 Comments

Confusion coming with legal pot

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ready or not, California kicks off recreational marijuana sales on Jan. 1. And, mostly, it’s not.

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Posted: oct. 29, 2017 6:24 p.m. | | Confusion coming with legal pot Comments 0 Comments

A bright (and animated) Halloween night with Michael Jackson

NEW YORK (AP) — Here’s a chance to trick or treat with the eyes and ears. Catch “Michael Jackson’s Halloween,” a for-all-ages animated special ...

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Posted: oct. 26, 2017 10:02 p.m. | | A bright (and animated)  Halloween  night with  Michael Jackson Comments 0 Comments

English edition of new Pope Francis book coming in March

NEW YORK (AP) — The first English language edition of Pope Francis’ new book is coming out in March.

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Posted: oct. 26, 2017 10:02 p.m. | | English edition  of new Pope  Francis book  coming in March Comments 0 Comments

Entries sought for student film contest

TRACY —  The Grand Foundation is now accepting short film submissions for its 2018 Student Film Festival taking place on March 17 at the Grand Theatre ...

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Posted: oct. 26, 2017 10:02 p.m. | | Entries sought for student film contest Comments 0 Comments

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