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1.4 million Californians sign up

SACRAMENTO (AP) — A late surge of sign-ups pushed California’s health insurance exchange nearly 100,000 enrollees beyond the original projections of the Obama administration, state officials announced Thursday.

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Posted: apr. 17, 2014 8:18 p.m. | | 1.4 million Californians sign up Comments 0 Comments

1 dead, 1 injured in San Francisco boating accident

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — What was intended to be a fun night of sailing turned deadly as one person was killed and another seriously injured when their sailboat collided with a channel marker buoy in the San Francisco Bay, authorities said Thursday.

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Posted: apr. 17, 2014 8:17 p.m. | | 1 dead, 1 injured  in San Francisco boating accident Comments 0 Comments

BART fined $210,000 for two deaths

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Workplace safety officials fined a San Francisco Bay Area commuter rail line $210,000 on Thursday over the deaths of two track workers who were killed by a train the officials said was operated by an inexperienced driver with inadequate supervision.

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Campaign agency considers fines for brothers Tom, Bill Berryhill

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California’s political watchdog agency began considering Thursday whether to fine two brothers for transferring money between their campaigns while both were running for state Assembly in 2008.

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Posted: apr. 17, 2014 8:15 p.m. | | Campaign agency considers fines  for brothers Tom, Bill Berryhill Comments 0 Comments

Deputy accidentally shoots self in leg

RIVERSIDE (AP) — Riverside County sheriff’s officials say a deputy accidentally shot himself in the leg while trying to defend himself against an aggressive dog.

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Military shell prompts evacuation of homes, businesses

SOLVANG (AP) — An old but still potentially explosive military shell that was found in an alley was safely destroyed early Thursday, ending an evacuation that emptied hundreds of homes and businesses in this Central California tourist town.

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Fish found with mercury in remote regions of western national parks

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) — Federal scientists have found high amounts of mercury in sport fish caught in remote areas of national parks in the West and Alaska, according to a study released Thursday.

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Salmon released in SJ River restoration

FRESNO (AP) — Tens of thousands of spring-run Chinook salmon are being released into the San Joaquin River, marking a major milestone in the federal plan to restore native fish populations to the state’s second-longest river.

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NEWS FROM ACROSS THE BAY AREA

• BABY DIES AFTER BEING FORGOTTEN IN HOT CAR: SAN JOSE (AP) — An infant has been pronounced dead after accidentally being left in a hot car alone for hours.

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Posted: apr. 17, 2014 8:13 p.m. | | NEWS FROM ACROSS THE BAY AREA Comments 0 Comments

California mulls wolf listing amid hunts elsewhere

FRESNO  (AP) — While much of the country has relaxed rules on killing gray wolves, California will consider protecting the species after a lone wolf from Oregon raised hopes the animals would repopulate their historic habitat in the Golden State.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2014 7:01 p.m. | | California mulls  wolf listing amid  hunts elsewhere Comments 0 Comments

Ex-official leaves huge $150M debt for Bell

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former city official who became a symbol of municipal greed was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years in prison — less than half the time it will take the nearly bankrupt Los Angeles suburb of Bell to dig itself out of the estimated $150 million in debt he left behind.

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Governor pushing rainy-day fund

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — Saying the state’s budget surplus should be used to pay down debt, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday called a special session of the Legislature to make changes to a rainy-day fund measure on the November ballot.

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Lost sea lion in SJ Valley found mile from water

MERCED . (AP) — Workers at a central California ranch could hardly believe their eyes when they spotted a sea lion pup hopping through an almond orchard, a mile from the San Joaquin River.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2014 6:45 p.m. | | Lost sea lion in  SJ Valley found  mile from water Comments 0 Comments

Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson leads mayoral group

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson was sworn in Wednesday as the new leader of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, a platform that raises the national political profile of the NBA All-Star.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2014 6:45 p.m. | | Sacramento mayor  Kevin  Johnson  leads  mayoral group Comments 0 Comments

Court rules for environmentalists in water fight over Delta smelt

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An appeals court said Wednesday that federal officials should have consulted wildlife agencies about potential harm to a tiny, threatened fish before issuing contracts for water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2014 6:45 p.m. | | Court rules for environmentalists  in water fight over Delta smelt Comments 0 Comments

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