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Bulldozer operator killed fighting blaze

BIG SUR  (AP) — The operator of a bulldozer was killed when it rolled over during the fight against a wildfire near Big Sur that has ...

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Posted: jul. 27, 2016 8:48 p.m. | | Bulldozer operator killed fighting blaze Comments 0 Comments

California heat prompts energy conservation ‘Flex Alert’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Operators of California’s power grid called for electricity conservation Wednesday as high temperatures hit much of the state, including scorching weather ...

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Posted: jul. 27, 2016 8:48 p.m. | | California heat prompts energy conservation  ‘Flex Alert’ Comments 0 Comments

Busy camps serve needs of front-line state firefighters

SANTA CLARITA (AP) — As flames from a raging wildfire raced down mountainsides last weekend toward houses tucked in canyons north of Los Angeles, a sprawling ...

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Posted: jul. 27, 2016 8:48 p.m. | | Busy camps serve needs of front-line state firefighters Comments 0 Comments

Big cats returned to sanctuary

LOS ANGELES (AP) — About a dozen lions, tigers, cougars and other big cats were returned Wednesday to a sanctuary north of Los Angeles, four days ...

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Boy to get new prosthetic leg after beach theft

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA  (AP) — A 4-year-old boy whose artificial leg was stolen while he played at a Southern California beach will soon get a replacement.

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Posted: jul. 27, 2016 8:47 p.m. | | Boy to get new  prosthetic leg  after beach theft Comments 0 Comments

Cushman plans online ‘town hall’

Manteca City Council candidate David Cushman will be hosting an online live video chat on Facebook, which will take place on Friday, July 29, beginning ...

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Posted: jul. 27, 2016 12:36 a.m. | | Cushman plans online ‘town hall’ Comments 0 Comments

Prestige program engages seniors

With age comes the freedom of retirement, the joy of grandchildren and the wisdom gained from lifelong experiences. But, it can also come with the ...

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Posted: jul. 27, 2016 12:35 a.m. | | Prestige program engages seniors Comments 0 Comments

Fifth civil judge restored for SJ

San Joaquin Superior Court, Presiding Judge Jose L. Alva, and Assistant Presiding Judge Linda L. Lofthus have announce the reinstatement of a fifth judge, Elizabeth ...

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Posted: jul. 27, 2016 12:35 a.m. | | Fifth civil judge restored for SJ Comments 0 Comments

Wildfire shuts down Big Sur parks

BIG SUR  (AP) — California’s signature parks along the Big Sur coastline that draw thousands of daily visitors were closed Tuesday as one of the ...

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Posted: jul. 26, 2016 11:52 p.m. | | Wildfire shuts down Big Sur parks  Comments 0 Comments

Pitching for twin Delta tunnels

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — Representatives of California Gov. Jerry Brown and the Obama administration began making their pitch for approval Tuesday to build a pair of massive ...

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Posted: jul. 26, 2016 11:52 p.m. | | Pitching for twin Delta tunnels  Comments 1 Comment

Home trends make fires worse

SANTA CLARITA  (AP) — When Pat Telleria saw the wind-driven flames sweeping across the grass foothills toward his dream home, he picked up the phone.

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Posted: jul. 26, 2016 11:52 p.m. | | Home trends make fires worse Comments 0 Comments

Prosthetic leg stolen from boy, 4

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA  (AP) — A 4-year-old Southern California boy visiting the beach for the first time had his prosthetic leg stolen but hundreds of people ...

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Posted: jul. 26, 2016 11:52 p.m. | | Prosthetic leg stolen from boy, 4 Comments 0 Comments

Sanders backers divided on Clinton

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bernie Sanders tried to calm tensions among his delegates Monday at the Democratic National Convention but some weren’t in a listening mood ...

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Posted: jul. 25, 2016 8:57 p.m. | | Sanders backers divided on Clinton Comments 0 Comments

Fire burns homes; residents balk at leaving

SANTA CLARITA  (AP) — A raging wildfire that forced thousands from their homes on the edge of Los Angeles continued to burn Monday as frustrated fire ...

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Posted: jul. 25, 2016 8:56 p.m. | | Fire burns homes; residents balk at leaving Comments 0 Comments

Wish granted: Garbage man for a day to sick Sacramento boy

SACRAMENTO (AP) — His wish isn’t to go to Disneyland or meet a Superhero.

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Posted: jul. 25, 2016 8:56 p.m. | | Wish granted:  Garbage man   for a day to sick  Sacramento boy Comments 0 Comments

Newsom essay criticizing Pence lacks source citations

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — An online magazine opinion piece attributed to California’s lieutenant governor contains at least one paragraph that largely initially appeared elsewhere, while several ...

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Posted: jul. 25, 2016 8:56 p.m. | | Newsom essay criticizing Pence lacks source citations Comments 0 Comments

New law will require temporary vehicle license plates in California

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Monday requiring that newly purchased vehicles display temporary license plates, approving the bill despite objections from social ...

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Posted: jul. 25, 2016 8:56 p.m. | | New law will require temporary vehicle license plates in California Comments 0 Comments

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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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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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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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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