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UC Berkeley chancellor making $517K took $5,000 in fitness freebies

BERKELEY (AP) — The outgoing leader of the University of California’s Berkeley campus improperly accepted free benefits, mostly related to personal fitness, an investigation found.

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Posted: mar. 26, 2017 5:36 p.m. | | UC Berkeley chancellor making $517K took $5,000 in fitness freebies Comments 0 Comments

Podiatrist who set free throws world record dies at age 94

LONG BEACH  (AP) — A California podiatrist who made history when he shot 2,750 consecutive free throws has died. He was 94.

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Berkeley killing renews debate over use of gender pronouns

BERKELEY (AP) — Pablo Gomez Jr. was a University of California, Berkeley, senior majoring in Latino studies and a prominent campus activist when authorities say he ...

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Wells Fargo: All ATMs will take phone codes, not just cards

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Wells Fargo plans to upgrade all 13,000 of its ATMs next week to allow customers to access their funds using their ...

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Posted: mar. 21, 2017 6:11 p.m. | | Wells Fargo: All ATMs will  take phone  codes, not just cards Comments 0 Comments

Uber vows to, become more humane company

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber is vowing to head down a new road and become a more humane company following a wave of ugly developments, including ...

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Posted: mar. 21, 2017 6:11 p.m. | | Uber vows to, become  more humane company Comments 0 Comments

Los Angeles mayor expands city protections for illegals

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mayor Eric Garcetti on Tuesday expanded protections for immigrants who are in the country illegally, emphasizing the city’s refusal to help ...

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Anne Frank Center wants Tim Allen apology on remark

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect is calling on Tim Allen to apologize for comparing the experience of being a conservative ...

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Singer Wyclef Jean says he was mistaken for robbery suspect

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Grammy-winning musician Wyclef Jean said he was handcuffed and “treated like a criminal” when Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies mistook him ...

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Changes sought to juvenile justice system

SACRAMENTO . (AP) — California should start treating juvenile offenders more like children, state lawmakers said Monday as they promoted bills that they said reflect research showing ...

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Malibu is now a sanctuary city

MALIBU  (AP) — Taking a stand in the national debate over illegal immigration, Malibu has joined the ranks of sanctuary cities.

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$3B parks bond on 2018 ballot

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — The California Assembly narrowly voted Monday to put a measure seeking $3 billion in bonds for parks on the 2018 ballot.

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Spring showers, gusty winds expected

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After several weeks of dry weather, the start of spring will bring rain showers throughout California this week, forecasters said Monday.

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Carlsbad plans to scan license plates to boost public safety

CARLSBAD  (AP) — A California city plans to scan the license plates of all incoming cars by placing stationary cameras at key intersections in a bid ...

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Sierra runoff threatens Owen Valley

BISHOP (AP) — The threat of destructive flooding from a monstrous Sierra Nevada snowpack that supplies Los Angeles with its water led Mayor Eric Garcetti to ...

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Stockton lawmaker wants tax rich to fund tuition-free college

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — Some California Democrats want to make college tuition free for in-state students by taxing very wealthy residents.

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Posted: mar. 20, 2017 7:13 p.m. | | Stockton lawmaker wants tax  rich to fund tuition-free college Comments 0 Comments

Water ferry, more buses sought for Lake Tahoe

TRUCKEE (AP) — Regional planners developing a comprehensive transportation blueprint for Lake Tahoe over the next two decades say the shortage of public parking spaces is ...

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Federal court gives students chance to parry with judges

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Arguing a case before a panel of federal appeals-court judges can be daunting even for experienced lawyers. Their clients often have much ...

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Posted: mar. 19, 2017 6:12 p.m. | | Federal court gives students chance to parry with judges Comments 0 Comments

SF library workers may get training to stop overdoses

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco public library staffers may soon be trained to administer medication to reverse heroin overdoses among the growing number of opioid ...

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Former Tulare dairy farmer leads Trump- Russia investigation

TULARE (AP) — Devin Nunes once said all he wanted to do was work on a dairy farm.

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BID TO SAVE SALTON SEA

SAN DIEGO (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration on Thursday proposed spending nearly $400 million over 10 years to slow the shrinking of the ...

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Conservative 9th district judge slams ‘personal attacks’ on courts

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A conservative federal appellate court judge who was a key author of the so-called torture memos under the Bush administration criticized personal ...

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School settles sex abuse suit

MORGAN HILL (AP) — An $8.25 million settlement between a California school district and the families of three girls who were sexually molested by a ...

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San Bernardino deputy survives shooting

HESPERIA  (AP) — A Southern California sheriff’s deputy was shot in the chest Thursday but his body armor stopped the bullet and a robbery suspect ...

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County employees charged with stealing from the dead

FRESNO (AP) — Authorities say five county employees in central California are charged with stealing from dead people and their families.

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Queen Mary ship corroded, fixes could near $300M

LONG BEACH  (AP) — The Queen Mary is so corroded that it’s at urgent risk of flooding or collapse, and the price tag for fixing ...

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Posted: mar. 14, 2017 7:16 p.m. | | Queen Mary  ship corroded, fixes could  near $300M Comments 0 Comments

Auditors fault state social service background checks

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — California does a poor job of screening social services workers and sometimes allows people with arrests or convictions to work in facilities that ...

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Ben Affleck says he’s finished treatment for alcohol addiction

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ben Affleck says he has recently completed treatment for alcohol addiction.

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Hiker dies after falling from trail on Mt. Baldy

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a hiker was killed and a second was injured after both fell off a trail on the 10,046-foot Mt ...

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Posted: mar. 12, 2017 7:27 p.m. | | Hiker dies after  falling from trail  on Mt. Baldy Comments 0 Comments

Lefties, techies long at odds in SF, team up against Trump presidency

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Before Donald Trump’s election, Laurence Berland viewed political protest as a sort of curiosity. He was in a good place to ...

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Posted: mar. 12, 2017 5:50 p.m. | | Lefties, techies  long at odds in SF, team up against  Trump presidency Comments 0 Comments

Pack of 7 gray wolves missing in NorCal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Wildlife advocates say they are searching Northing California for seven gray wolves that haven’t been spotted in months.

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Posted: mar. 12, 2017 5:49 p.m. | | Pack of 7 gray wolves missing in NorCal Comments 0 Comments

Mother plans to file claim over son’s killing by cops

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The mother of a man who was shot by police after witnesses said he chased children with a broken bottle at a ...

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Push for healthier nail salons is finding success

OAKLAND  (AP) — It was the swag-bags that convinced community health organizer Julia Liou to redraw the battle plan in a fight to reduce the hazardous ...

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Posted: mar. 05, 2017 5:37 p.m. | | Push for healthier nail  salons is finding success Comments 0 Comments

Seeking release of Honduran teen

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Attorneys say they’re seeking the release of a 14-year-old Honduran boy who has been locked up in a Northern California juvenile ...

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Afghan family detained in LA are asking for release

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An Afghan family of five who obtained special visas to relocate to the U.S. were detained by immigration officials when they ...

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Posted: mar. 05, 2017 5:36 p.m. | | Afghan family detained in  LA are asking  for release Comments 0 Comments

10 arrested at Berkeley pro-Trump rally ending with violence

BERKELEY (AP) — A rally in Berkeley, California in support of President Donald Trump turned violent and his supporters clashed with counter-protesters in several fights that ...

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Posted: mar. 05, 2017 5:36 p.m. | | 10 arrested  at Berkeley  pro-Trump  rally ending with violence Comments 0 Comments

Offended? Then get over it

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

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Rancor over development, crime shadow mayor’s race

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s toughest competitor in his campaign for a second term might not be another candidate.

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Posted: feb. 26, 2017 6:19 p.m. | | Rancor over development,  crime shadow mayor’s race Comments 0 Comments

Large sewage spill in Tijuana, Mexico, flows north of border

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Officials in Southern California are crying foul after more than 140 million gallons of raw sewage spilled into the Tijuana River in ...

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Posted: feb. 26, 2017 6:18 p.m. | | Large sewage spill in Tijuana,  Mexico, flows north of border Comments 0 Comments

Celebrities launch pot brands

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Country singer Willie Nelson, the children of the late reggae icon Bob Marley and comedian Whoopi Goldberg are just a few of ...

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US government ends detention contract with California city

SANTA ANA  (AP) — The federal government is ending a contract to house immigration detainees in a Southern California city that recently declared itself a sanctuary ...

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Ex-LA sheriff with Alzheimer’s faces trial on corruption counts

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca went on trial on federal corruption charges Friday stripped of a ceremonial badge and unable ...

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Posted: feb. 25, 2017 12:52 a.m. | | Ex-LA sheriff with Alzheimer’s faces trial  on corruption counts Comments 0 Comments

2 arrested for running over evacuee

BIGGS (AP) — Authorities have arrested two people accused of carjacking and running over a man preparing to flee when authorities ordered those living downstream from ...

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Japanese Americans order marking 75th anniversary

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Satsuki Ina was born behind barbed wire in a prison camp during World War II, the daughter of U.S. citizens forced ...

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Two dams illustrate challenge of upkeep on older designs

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Twelve years ago, widespread destruction from Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast helped compel federal engineers 2,000 miles away in California to ...

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Water flow slowing over emergency Oroville Dam spillway

OROVILLE (AP) — Water will continue to flow over an emergency spillway at the nation’s tallest dam for another day or so, officials said Sunday.

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Posted: feb. 12, 2017 5:27 p.m. | | Water flow  slowing over  emergency  Oroville Dam spillway   Comments 0 Comments

Ridiculed LA tower may get face-lift

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For 40 years, Joseph Young festooned public buildings, open spaces and private places across his adopted city of Los Angeles with dozens ...

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Posted: feb. 12, 2017 5:27 p.m. | | Ridiculed LA tower may get face-lift Comments 0 Comments

Push to end drought emergency

FRESNO (AP) — A coalition of state and local leaders is pressing California to lift restrictions on urban water use after the wettest winter for years.

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School bus crash critically injures student

LANCASTER  (AP) — A school bus and car crashed in California, toppling the bus onto its side and critically injuring two people, including a student Tuesday ...

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Sirens, rescues as new storm hits Northern California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Emergency crews in the San Francisco Bay Area rescued stranded residents from flooded homes and cars Tuesday as the latest storm in ...

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Parole agent trades state bus passes for drugs

SANTA ANA . (AP) — A former parole agent has been sentenced to 90 days in jail for embezzling funds from the California Department of Corrections and ...

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