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Disney picks Galaxy’s Edge for name

ANAHEIM (AP) — Disney Parks isn’t letting Han Solo or Luke Skywalker save the day at their new Star Wars-themed lands.

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California climate law backers look lawmaker backing

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — California lawmakers leading an effort to extend the state’s signature climate change initiative made a last-minute appeal Saturday to critics on the ...

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Posted: jul. 16, 2017 5:36 p.m. | | California climate  law backers look lawmaker backing Comments 0 Comments

Firefighter who died from injury fell into chain saw

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Authorities say a firefighter who died after he was cut with a chain saw lost his balance while battling a San Diego ...

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Posted: jul. 16, 2017 5:36 p.m. | | Firefighter who died from  injury fell into chain saw Comments 0 Comments

9th District’s agenda has topics that draw Trump’s ire

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The nation’s largest federal court circuit has clashed repeatedly with President Donald Trump over the past six months, and the agenda ...

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2 killed when car crashes into home

LINCOLN (AP) — Police in Northern California say two people were killed after a car crashed into a home, setting both on fire.

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Black teenager says Bakersfield police wrongly roughed her up

BAKERSFIELD  (AP) — A black woman contends she was confronted by police at gunpoint, punched in the mouth and bitten by a police dog after she ...

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Posted: jul. 11, 2017 10:03 p.m. | | Black teenager says Bakersfield police  wrongly roughed her up Comments 0 Comments

Men who stopped train attack to star in Clint Eastwood film

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — The three California men who thwarted a terror attack on a French train in 2015 will play themselves in a Clint Eastwood-directed film ...

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Interstate 80 reopens along stateline

TRUCKEE  (AP) — Fire crews were getting the upper hand on a wildland blaze that shut down U.S. Interstate 80 along the Nevada-California line most ...

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WILDFIRES ARE EARLY, UNPREDICTABLE

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Timber and brush parched from a years-long dry spell and thick grass that grew after drought-busting winter downpours are making for early ...

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Posted: jul. 11, 2017 10:02 p.m. | | WILDFIRES ARE EARLY, UNPREDICTABLE Comments 0 Comments

Abort! Airliner nearly lands on other SF planes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The pilot of an Air Canada plane carrying 140 passengers made a last-minute maneuver to avoid landing on a taxiway at San ...

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Deal updates cap/trade makes tax, fee changes

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Legislation to renew California’s cap-and-trade program through 2030 and boost local monitoring of air quality are expected to be up for hearings ...

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Posted: jul. 11, 2017 10:02 p.m. | | Deal updates cap/trade  makes tax, fee changes Comments 0 Comments

NorCal: Hell and high water

OROVILLE . (AP) — With looming floods and roaring flames, Chuck Wilsey’s year sounds more like ancient scripture than modern living in Northern California.

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Posted: jul. 10, 2017 10:16 p.m. | | NorCal: Hell and high water Comments 0 Comments

Rescuers robbed at gunpoint trying to reach hiker

TEHACHAPI (AP) — Add armed robbery to the threats facing hikers this year on the Pacific Crest Trail.

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Posted: jul. 10, 2017 10:15 p.m. | | Rescuers robbed at gunpoint trying  to reach hiker Comments 0 Comments

Deal struck on plan to extend cap and trade

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders have struck a deal to extend California’s cap-and-trade program through 2030, but it still needs backing ...

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Head of new state tax agency will make $190K

SACRAMENTO . (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has named a former chief of staff for the U.S. Small Business Administration to head a newly created California ...

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Posted: jul. 10, 2017 10:15 p.m. | | Head of new state tax agency will make $190K Comments 0 Comments

Greta Garbo fortune heiress dies at age 85

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gray Gustafson Reisfield, the sole heiress to her aunt Greta Garbo’s estate and a woman who was a long-time companion to ...

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Chocolate milk off the menu at San Francisco’s schools

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco school kids who learned to live without soda and candy will soon have to give up chocolate milk too.

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Surfers paddle out to honor wetsuit pioneer Jack O’Neill

SANTA CRUZ  (AP) — Thousands of surfers have taken to the waters off California in tribute to wetsuit pioneer Jack O’Neill.

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Tesla provides first look at Model 3 sedan

PALO ALTO (AP) — Electric automaker Tesla has produced its first Model 3 sedan, a highly anticipated car because it carries a relatively low sticker price.

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Posted: jul. 09, 2017 8:34 p.m. | | Tesla provides  first look at  Model 3 sedan Comments 0 Comments

Power restored after LA outage

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Electricity was restored Sunday to tens of thousands of customers who lost service when a power station in suburban Los Angeles caught ...

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Thousands flee burning wildfires

SANTA MARIA (AP) — Wildfires barreled across the baking landscape of the western U.S., destroying a smattering of homes, forcing thousands to flee and temporarily ...

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LA Freedom Sculpture to be unveiled at Fourth of July party

LOS ANGELES (AP) — New York has the Statue of Liberty.

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Posted: jul. 04, 2017 5:17 p.m. | | LA Freedom Sculpture to be unveiled at Fourth of July party Comments 0 Comments

Survivors of California freeway plane crash identified

SANTA ANA (AP) — Authorities have identified the couple whose small plane crashed and burst into flames on a Southern California freeway.

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Posted: jul. 04, 2017 5:17 p.m. | | Survivors of California freeway plane crash identified Comments 0 Comments

Governor pushes for cap-and trade deal as deadline looms

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown is working with lawmakers, business groups and environmentalists to reach a deal on extending cap and trade, California’s landmark ...

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Posted: jul. 04, 2017 5:17 p.m. | | Governor pushes for cap-and trade deal as deadline looms Comments 0 Comments

Museum exhibits lowrider cars, the artwork they’ve inspired

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lowrider cars these days are far more than tricked-out automobiles with gravity-challenged rear suspensions and ear-rattling exhaust systems that seem to cry ...

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Posted: jul. 04, 2017 5:16 p.m. | | Museum exhibits lowrider cars, the artwork they’ve inspired Comments 0 Comments

SF area water agencies move to expand reservoir

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A dozen water agencies preparing for the next California drought are moving ahead with an $800 million expansion of one of the ...

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Hate crimes up; blacks, Jews, gay men targets

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — The number of hate crimes in California increased about 11 percent last year, the second consecutive double-digit increase, but the overall number still ...

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Posted: jul. 03, 2017 10:23 p.m. | | Hate crimes up; blacks, Jews, gay men targets Comments 0 Comments

LA jury finds man guilty of killing movie executive

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury found Monday that a drug dealer crushed the skull of a movie studio executive who had been having an affair ...

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Posted: jul. 03, 2017 10:23 p.m. | | LA jury finds man guilty of killing movie executive Comments 0 Comments

California man pleads not guilty to killing 5-year-old son

ALHAMBRA (AP) — A California man who authorities say killed his son after a family trip to Disneyland pleaded not guilty to a murder charge Monday ...

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Silicon Valley’s sexism problem: Could the tide be turning?

NEW YORK (AP) — Sexism in Silicon Valley has been an open secret for years. What’s changing: A growing number of women are coming forward ...

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Posted: jul. 03, 2017 10:23 p.m. | | Silicon Valley’s sexism problem: Could the tide be turning? Comments 0 Comments

Facebook now deleting 66K posts a week in anti-hate campaign

MENO PARK (AP) — Facebook said Tuesday that it deleted about 66,000 posts a week in the last two months as the social media giant ...

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Posted: jun. 27, 2017 7:59 p.m. | | Facebook now deleting 66K posts a week in anti-hate campaign Comments 0 Comments

California regulators blocking planned assault weapon rules

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — California regulators announced Tuesday that they have temporarily blocked proposed new rules on assault weapons.

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Posted: jun. 27, 2017 7:59 p.m. | | California regulators blocking planned assault weapon rules Comments 0 Comments

Gov. signs $125B budget boosting education funds

SACRAMENTO . (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown signed a $125 billion California budget Tuesday that gives doctors and dentists a raise while increasing funding for education and ...

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Posted: jun. 27, 2017 7:59 p.m. | | Gov. signs $125B budget boosting  education funds Comments 0 Comments

Cosby rejects ‘sexual assault tour’ idea floated by his reps

SANTA MONICA (AP) — Bill Cosby’s “town hall” tour is unlikely to happen before his retrial on sex assault charges in Pennsylvania, one of his ...

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Posted: jun. 27, 2017 7:58 p.m. | | Cosby rejects ‘sexual  assault tour’ idea  floated by his reps Comments 0 Comments

Work progressing on family entertainment zone infrastructure improvements Project

Underground utilities construction is nearing completion for the $8.7 million family entertainment zone (FEZ) infrastructure improvement project west of Costco along the 120 Bypass.

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Posted: jun. 27, 2017 7:46 p.m. | | Work progressing on family entertainment zone infrastructure improvements Project Comments 0 Comments

111 terminally ill end lives under new California law

SAN DIEGO (AP) — California health officials reported Tuesday that 111 terminally ill people took drugs to end their lives in the first six months after ...

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Posted: jun. 27, 2017 7:45 p.m. | | 111 terminally ill end lives  under new  California law Comments 0 Comments

LA City Council oks plans for $1.5B George Lucas museum

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Force was with George Lucas on Tuesday as the Los Angeles City Council moved with lightsaber speed to clear the way ...

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Posted: jun. 27, 2017 7:45 p.m. | | LA City Council oks plans for  $1.5B George  Lucas museum Comments 0 Comments

Tioga Road opening Thursday

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) — A mountain pass across the Sierra Nevada that runs through Yosemite National Park is opening to traffic later than it has ...

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Activists take step to recall judge in sex assault case

SANTA CLARA (AP) — Activists seeking to recall a judge who sentenced a former Stanford University swimmer to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an ...

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Doctors Medical Center performs its 20,000th open heart surgery

MODESTO – Reaching a major milestone, surgeons at Doctors Medical Center have performed the institution’s 20,000th open heart surgery since 1976, when the hospital ...

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Posted: jun. 26, 2017 9:01 p.m. | | Doctors Medical Center performs  its 20,000th open heart surgery Comments 0 Comments

Engineers use replica to pinpoint Oroville dam repairs

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Inside a cavernous northern Utah warehouse, hydraulic engineers send water rushing down a replica of a section of a dam built out ...

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Posted: jun. 26, 2017 8:31 p.m. | | Engineers use  replica to pinpoint Oroville dam repairs Comments 0 Comments

Federal wildlife folks bless tunnels

SACRARMENTO  (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown won crucial early approval from federal wildlife officials Monday for his $16 billion proposal to re-engineer California’s north-south water ...

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Posted: jun. 26, 2017 7:26 p.m. | | Federal wildlife folks bless tunnels Comments 0 Comments

Roundup now on California cancer list

FRESNO  (AP) — Regulators in California took a pivotal step on Monday toward becoming the first state to require the popular weed killer Roundup to come ...

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Posted: jun. 26, 2017 7:26 p.m. | | Roundup now on California  cancer list Comments 0 Comments

Lawmakers OK plan to borrow $6B for pensions

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California lawmakers on Monday approved a plan to borrow $6 billion from a state savings account to pay down massive debt in the ...

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Posted: jun. 26, 2017 7:26 p.m. | | Lawmakers OK plan to borrow $6B for pensions Comments 0 Comments

Man killed missing son, 5, after taking him to Disneyland

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Investigators suspect the father of a 5-year-old California boy who has been missing for two months killed the child after a family ...

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Posted: jun. 26, 2017 7:26 p.m. | | Man killed missing son, 5, after taking him to Disneyland Comments 0 Comments

Tax board buying $1.7M in furniture, equipment

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — An embattled California tax-collecting agency is spending $1.7 million on furniture and equipment for a new Los Angeles County office.

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Posted: jun. 26, 2017 7:25 p.m. | | Tax board buying $1.7M  in furniture, equipment Comments 0 Comments

River swelling from snowmelt forces evacuation of 90 homes

FRESNO  (AP) — Authorities say 90 homes remain under mandatory evacuation orders following levee breaches along a river in California, the result of the state’s ...

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Posted: jun. 26, 2017 7:25 p.m. | | River swelling from snowmelt  forces evacuation of 90 homes Comments 0 Comments

8 injured after man drives into LA pool

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police say eight people were injured after an SUV crashed into a motel swimming pool, KABC TV reports.

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Posted: jun. 26, 2017 1:12 a.m. | | 8 injured after man  drives into LA pool Comments 0 Comments

New Lake Tahoe lodge praised

STATELINE, Nev. (AP) — More than two decades after developers first faced a series of stringent regulations, a $100 million lodge has opened on the south ...

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Posted: jun. 25, 2017 6:27 p.m. | | New Lake Tahoe lodge praised Comments 0 Comments

Wet winter ups the ante for hikers on Pacific Crest Trail

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK  (AP) — Anya Sellsted had scaled scary snow-covered passes and forded frightening rivers during her solo hike from Mexico to Canada when the ...

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Posted: jun. 25, 2017 6:26 p.m. | | Wet winter ups the ante for hikers on Pacific Crest Trail Comments 0 Comments

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