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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

Armed man headed to gay pride parade wasn’t allowed to have guns

LOS ANGELES. (AP) — An Indiana man arrested in California over the weekend with three assault rifles had been ordered by a judge in April to ...

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Performing pilot whale, Bubbles, dies

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Bubbles, a short-finned pilot whale that lived at SeaWorld San Diego for nearly 30 years, has died, the park reported.

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Posted: jun. 12, 2016 6:36 p.m. | | Performing pilot whale, Bubbles, dies Comments 0 Comments

POLICE NEVER GAVE UP

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California mother was reunited Thursday with her abducted son, laying eyes on him and wrapping her arms around him for the ...

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Judge: Transgender California inmates must get female items

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — California prison officials must let transgender inmates have more female-oriented commissary items including nightgowns, robes, sandals, scarves and necklaces as part of a ...

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Posted: jun. 09, 2016 9:42 p.m. | | Judge: Transgender California inmates must get female items Comments 0 Comments

SUPER-SIZED EL NINO IS OVER

LOS ANGELES  (AP) — This year’s monstrous El Nino, nicknamed Godzilla by NASA, is dead. It heated up the globe, but didn’t quite end ...

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Posted: jun. 09, 2016 9:42 p.m. | | SUPER-SIZED EL NINO IS OVER Comments 0 Comments

9th District: No right to carry concealed weapons in public

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dealing a blow to gun supporters, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday that Americans do not have a constitutional right to carry ...

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Posted: jun. 09, 2016 9:41 p.m. | | 9th District: No right to carry concealed weapons in public Comments 0 Comments

Nearly 2.6 million votes outstanding in primary

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — Nearly 2.6 million ballots are still to be counted in California’s presidential primary election, California’s Secretary of State Alex Padilla ...

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Posted: jun. 09, 2016 9:41 p.m. | | Nearly 2.6 million votes outstanding in  primary Comments 0 Comments

Gov. Brown, lawmakers agree on California spending plan

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders reached an agreement Thursday on a state budget that expands funding for subsidized child care and ...

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Posted: jun. 09, 2016 9:41 p.m. | | Gov. Brown,  lawmakers agree  on California  spending plan Comments 0 Comments

Aid-in-dying law concerns some poor

SAN DIEGO (AP) — California today becomes the latest state to allow the terminally ill to legally choose to end their lives, raising worries among some ...

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Posted: jun. 08, 2016 8:49 p.m. | | Aid-in-dying law concerns some poor Comments 0 Comments

In Democrat-only Senate race, Republicans now swing votes

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Republican candidates were shut out in the race for California’s open U.S. Senate seat, but GOP voters could play a ...

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Posted: jun. 08, 2016 8:49 p.m. | | In Democrat-only Senate race,  Republicans now swing votes Comments 0 Comments

Three teenage boys arrested in attacks against Trump supporters

SAN JOSE (AP) — Authorities in Northern California said Wednesday they have arrested three teenage boys involved in violent attacks against Donald Trump supporters after a ...

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Posted: jun. 08, 2016 8:49 p.m. | | Three teenage boys arrested in  attacks against Trump supporters Comments 0 Comments

Your phone may sense everything around you

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Suppose your smartphone is clever enough to grasp your physical surroundings — the room’s size, the location of doors and windows and ...

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Posted: jun. 08, 2016 8:16 p.m. | | Your phone may sense everything around you Comments 0 Comments

Apple to start showing ads in App Store

CUPERTINO (AP) — Apple says that it will start showing paid ads when people search for apps in its popular mobile store.

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Posted: jun. 08, 2016 8:16 p.m. | | Apple to start showing ads in App Store Comments 0 Comments

HE’S GETTING HATEFUL, RACIST COMMENTS

REDDING (AP) — A California man singled out by Donald Trump as “my African-American” said Monday that he is now the target of harsh criticism, including ...

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Posted: jun. 06, 2016 6:59 p.m. | | HE’S GETTING HATEFUL, RACIST COMMENTS Comments 0 Comments

State Supreme Court allows governor’s prison plan

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown did not illegally gut an existing ballot initiative to try to get his plan to reduce the state’s ...

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Posted: jun. 06, 2016 6:58 p.m. | | State Supreme Court allows governor’s prison plan Comments 0 Comments

Bandaged shark bite victim is all smiles in hospital photo

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman who was attacked by a shark in Southern California was all smiles in a photograph taken as she recovers from ...

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Posted: jun. 06, 2016 6:58 p.m. | | Bandaged shark bite victim  is all smiles in hospital photo Comments 0 Comments

Californians beat drought-time conservation target for April

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Californians once again beat the state’s drought-time order for water savings in April — one of the last months before officials transition from ...

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Posted: jun. 06, 2016 6:58 p.m. | | Californians beat drought-time  conservation target for April Comments 0 Comments

Partner of San Bernardino victim urges tolerance of Muslims

SAN BERNARDINO  (AP) — A man whose boyfriend was killed in the San Bernardino terror attack criticized Donald Trump’s suggestion that Muslims be banned from ...

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Posted: jun. 06, 2016 6:58 p.m. | | Partner of San Bernardino  victim urges  tolerance   of  Muslims Comments 0 Comments

Market & Music in Manteca starts summer run Tuesday

The Penetrators Grove Band will kick off Market & Music in Manteca’s 2016 summer run on Tuesday, June 7, at Library Park.

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Posted: jun. 05, 2016 5:52 p.m. | | Market & Music in Manteca starts summer run Tuesday Comments 0 Comments

Special interests pour record $24M into lawmakers’ races

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Special interest groups have poured a record $24 million so far into California legislative races ahead of Tuesday’s primary election as real ...

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Posted: jun. 05, 2016 5:51 p.m. | | Special interests pour record $24M into lawmakers’ races  Comments 0 Comments

Last known animal shelter gas chamber in California closed

COALINGA  (AP) — An animal welfare organization says the state’s last known gas chamber used to euthanize cats and dogs has been dismantled.

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Posted: jun. 05, 2016 5:51 p.m. | | Last known animal  shelter gas chamber in California closed Comments 0 Comments

Girl laid to rest 145 years after 1st burial

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The body of a girl found last month inside a small metal casket still holding a rose was laid to rest 145 ...

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Posted: jun. 05, 2016 5:51 p.m. | | Girl laid to rest 145 years after 1st burial Comments 0 Comments

Sanders: Convention will be contested

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearing the end of the primary season, a defiant Bernie Sanders predicted Saturday that the Democratic presidential process would lead to a ...

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Posted: jun. 05, 2016 5:50 p.m. | | Sanders: Convention will be contested Comments 0 Comments

House wades into water war

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wading into a longstanding California water war, the House Wednesday endorsed a Republican plan to shift more water to San Joaquin Valley farmers ...

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Posted: may. 26, 2016 1:07 a.m. | | House wades into water war Comments 0 Comments

Rowdy protests, no violence this time outside Trump rally

ANAHEIM  (AP) — A day after violent protesters outside a Donald Trump rally threw burning items at police and toppled barricades, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee ...

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Posted: may. 26, 2016 1:07 a.m. | | Rowdy protests, no violence  this time outside Trump rally Comments 0 Comments

Demand plummeting for California pollution credits

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — California’s ambitious efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are taking a hit as demand has plummeted for pollution credits that are supposed ...

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Posted: may. 26, 2016 1:07 a.m. | | Demand plummeting for California pollution credits Comments 0 Comments

Johnny Depp’s wife files for divorce

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Johnny Depp’s wife has filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences after 15 months of marriage.

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Posted: may. 26, 2016 1:06 a.m. | | Johnny Depp’s wife files for divorce   Comments 0 Comments

Makeov for food nutrition labels

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new look is coming to Nutrition Facts labels on food packages, with more attention to calorie counts and added sugars. And no ...

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Posted: may. 21, 2016 1:32 a.m. | | Makeov for food nutrition labels Comments 0 Comments

San Francisco divided by race

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — First, police fatally shot two minority suspects carrying knives. Then transcripts surfaced showing officers using racial slurs in text messages. Finally, a ...

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Posted: may. 21, 2016 1:32 a.m. | | San Francisco divided by race Comments 0 Comments

Analyst says Brown is wrong about budget deficit projection

SACRAMENTO . (AP) — California’s nonpartisan legislative analyst said Friday that he expects budget surpluses in each of the next four fiscal years, rejecting Gov. Jerry ...

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Posted: may. 21, 2016 1:31 a.m. | | Analyst says Brown is wrong about budget deficit projection Comments 0 Comments

Trump, Sanders, Clinton storm into Golden State

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Presidential candidates Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will crisscross California in coming days, with the state’s crucial primary election ...

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Posted: may. 21, 2016 1:31 a.m. | | Trump, Sanders, Clinton  storm into Golden State Comments 0 Comments

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