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Tougher air standards on the way

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — California lawmakers moved closer to extending the state’s ambitious climate change law Tuesday after winning critical approval from business-minded Democratic lawmakers in ...

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Posted: aug. 23, 2016 7:02 p.m. | | Tougher air standards on the way Comments 0 Comments

Disabled man seeks to have voting rights restored

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A former producer at NPR who lost his ability to walk and speak asked a judge Tuesday to restore his right to ...

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Posted: aug. 23, 2016 7:02 p.m. | | Disabled man seeks to have  voting rights restored Comments 0 Comments

Demand sags for state credits that target greenhouse gases

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California’s latest carbon auction brought disappointing results Tuesday as litigation and lagging support by lawmakers weigh down the state’s landmark ...

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Posted: aug. 23, 2016 7:02 p.m. | | Demand sags for state credits that target greenhouse gases Comments 0 Comments

Stanford bans hard liquor from undergraduate campus parties

PALO ALTO  (AP) — Stanford University officials say hard liquor is now prohibited in undergraduate on-campus parties.

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Posted: aug. 23, 2016 7:01 p.m. | | Stanford bans  hard liquor from undergraduate campus parties Comments 0 Comments

Last resident of historic Chinese Bay Area shrimping village dies

CHINA CAMP STATE PARK  (AP) — The last remaining resident of a shrimping village established by Chinese immigrants on the northern shore of San Francisco Bay ...

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Posted: aug. 22, 2016 8:37 p.m. | | Last resident of historic Chinese Bay Area shrimping village dies Comments 0 Comments

Split court protects teacher tenure

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a victory for teacher unions, a divided California Supreme Court decided Monday to let the state’s teacher tenure law stand.

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Posted: aug. 22, 2016 6:59 p.m. | | Split court protects teacher tenure Comments 0 Comments

Talks fail to resolve dispute over Yosemite site names

YOSEMITE VALLEY (AP) — A trademark dispute over the names of historic hotels and other beloved landmarks at Yosemite National Park won’t likely end without ...

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Posted: aug. 22, 2016 6:59 p.m. | | Talks fail to resolve  dispute over  Yosemite site names Comments 0 Comments

State lawmakers revive farmworker overtime bill

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — California’s state Senate on Monday revived a bill that would make the state the first in the United States to give farmworkers ...

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Posted: aug. 22, 2016 6:59 p.m. | | State lawmakers revive  farmworker overtime bill Comments 0 Comments

Court upholds gold dredging ban

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California’s ban on the use of suction dredges to extract gold from rivers is legal and not overridden by a 19th ...

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Posted: aug. 22, 2016 6:59 p.m. | | Court upholds gold dredging ban Comments 0 Comments

SoCal wildfire destroys 105 homes

SAN BERNARDINO  (AP) — Five days after an explosive wildfire in Southern California sent thousands fleeing for their lives, authorities lifted all evacuation orders on Sunday ...

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Posted: aug. 21, 2016 6:19 p.m. | | SoCal wildfire destroys 105 homes Comments 0 Comments

City manager ousted over nude photo

PALM SPRINGS  (AP) — Newly released written complaints say a Southern California city manager was asked to resign for showing a nude photo of a colleague ...

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Posted: aug. 14, 2016 8:52 p.m. | | City manager ousted over nude photo  Comments 0 Comments

Woman critically injured by tree branch in SF

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Officials say a woman is in critical condition after a large tree branch fell 50 feet and hit her on the head ...

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Posted: aug. 14, 2016 8:51 p.m. | | Woman critically  injured by tree  branch in SF  Comments 0 Comments

Wildfire destroys 4 homes

LOWER LAKE  (AP) — Flames racing through dry brush Sunday destroyed at least four homes and forced more than 1,000 people to flee and firefighters ...

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Posted: aug. 14, 2016 8:51 p.m. | | Wildfire destroys  4 homes Comments 0 Comments

A year’s worth of birth control

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — California women who take birth control would have to make fewer trips to the pharmacy under a bill that would require insurers to ...

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Posted: aug. 14, 2016 8:50 p.m. | | A year’s worth of birth control  Comments 0 Comments

Parks promised to poor areas unbuilt years later

SACRAMENTO (AP) — A decade after California voters were promised $400 million worth of parks in some of the state’s poorest neighborhoods, an Associated Press ...

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Posted: aug. 09, 2016 12:46 a.m. | | Parks promised to poor areas unbuilt years later Comments 0 Comments

Jump was on dead skydiver’s bucket list

LODI (AP) — The mother of a skydiver who plummeted to his death with an instructor in a Lodi vineyard said her teenage son was an ...

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Posted: aug. 09, 2016 12:03 a.m. | | Jump was on dead  skydiver’s bucket list Comments 0 Comments

Woman gets backlash for having invasive bear killed

FOREST FALLS  (AP) — A mother of three has provoked a backlash for having a bear shot after it repeatedly broke into her Southern California mountain ...

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Posted: aug. 07, 2016 6:28 p.m. | | Woman gets backlash for having invasive bear killed  Comments 0 Comments

Group sues to publish lawmakers’ addresses

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — A California gun rights group is suing after a legislative lawyer blocked a blog post listing the addresses of lawmakers who had recently ...

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Fatal police shooting highlights inconsistent body cam usage

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The critical moment when a gunman opened fire on two San Diego police officers, killing one, may never be seen. The surviving ...

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Posted: aug. 07, 2016 6:28 p.m. | | Fatal police shooting  highlights inconsistent body cam usage Comments 0 Comments

First-time jumper was among 1 of 2 skydivers killed at Lodi center

LODI (AP) — One of two skydivers who died plummeting into a Northern California vineyard was 18 and jumping for the first time, and his family ...

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Posted: aug. 07, 2016 6:27 p.m. | | First-time jumper was among 1 of 2 skydivers killed at Lodi center Comments 0 Comments

New trend: ‘Pop-ups’ preschools

SAN JOSE  (AP) — Cindy Rivera entered the family resource center in the Hillview neighborhood library at 10 a.m. and began transforming it. She replaced ...

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Posted: aug. 07, 2016 6:27 p.m. | | New trend: ‘Pop-ups’ preschools  Comments 0 Comments

STOCKTON MAYOR ARRESTED

STOCKTON AP) — Stockton’s mayor was charged Thursday with providing alcohol to young adults last summer and making a secret recording of what prosecutors said ...

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Posted: aug. 04, 2016 8:27 p.m. | | STOCKTON MAYOR ARRESTED Comments 0 Comments

Pot backers sue over opposing arguments

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Supporters of a California initiative to legalize recreational marijuana filed a lawsuit Thursday accusing opponents of including false and misleading language in ...

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Posted: aug. 04, 2016 8:26 p.m. | | Pot backers sue over  opposing arguments Comments 0 Comments

SF Chinatown gang leader gets life in prison

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A dapper San Francisco Chinatown gangster known as “Shrimp Boy” whose conviction on murder and racketeering charges was part of a major ...

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Posted: aug. 04, 2016 8:26 p.m. | | SF Chinatown gang leader gets life in prison Comments 0 Comments

Demos tout endorsements for California Senate seat

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The two Democrats seeking California’s U.S. Senate seat rolled out dueling endorsements Thursday that highlighted political dynamics that are shaping ...

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Posted: aug. 04, 2016 8:26 p.m. | | Demos tout endorsements for California Senate seat Comments 0 Comments

2 babies born with Zika-related defects in state

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — Two babies have been born with Zika-related birth defects in California to mothers who were infected overseas, health officials said Thursday.

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Posted: aug. 04, 2016 8:26 p.m. | | 2 babies born with Zika-related defects in state Comments 0 Comments

Pokemon Go player in brutal attack

SAN JOSE (AP) — A man is recovering after being brutally attacked with a knife while playing Pokemon Go in San Jose last week.

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Posted: aug. 04, 2016 8:26 p.m. | | Pokemon Go player in brutal attack Comments 0 Comments

Man arrested in old killing after woman browses LAPD website

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police arrested a suspect in a 16-year-old homicide after a woman browsing the “most wanted” section of the Los Angeles Police Department ...

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Posted: aug. 04, 2016 8:25 p.m. | | Man arrested in old killing after woman browses LAPD website Comments 0 Comments

Probe of fatal crash starts with driver, bus

LIVINGSTON (AP) — Investigators are collecting medical records and lining up interviews with relatives of a bus driver in a crash that killed four passengers in ...

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Posted: aug. 04, 2016 8:25 p.m. | | Probe of fatal crash  starts with driver, bus Comments 0 Comments

San Diego police view body-camera footage

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Investigators viewed body-camera footage to learn how one San Diego police officer was killed and another seriously injured in a gunbattle during ...

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Posted: jul. 31, 2016 8:11 p.m. | | San Diego police view body-camera footage Comments 0 Comments

Big Sur fire grows; new blaze near Fresno

BIG SUR. (AP) — Crews battled a massive wildfire near California’s Big Sur that is threatening thousands of homes as it burns for the tenth ...

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Posted: jul. 31, 2016 8:10 p.m. | | Big Sur fire grows; new blaze near Fresno Comments 0 Comments

State bill would prevent LGBT discrimination at religious schools

SACRAMENTO (AP) — The conflict between religious freedom and gay rights has a new battleground — California’s religious colleges and universities.

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Posted: jul. 31, 2016 8:10 p.m. | | State bill would prevent LGBT discrimination at religious schools Comments 0 Comments

Weapon used in teen’s killing was stolen from Stockton mayor

STOCKTON  (AP) — A gun stolen from the Stockton mayor’s home whose theft he failed to immediately report was used to kill a 13-year-old boy ...

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Posted: jul. 31, 2016 8:09 p.m. | | Weapon used  in teen’s killing was stolen from Stockton mayor Comments 0 Comments

Skydiver jumps, lands without chute

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After leaping from an airplane, Luke Aikins rocketed toward earth for two minutes, and then calmly flipped onto his back at the ...

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Posted: jul. 31, 2016 8:09 p.m. | | Skydiver jumps, lands without chute Comments 0 Comments

15-year murder of Modesto intern

Prosecutors announced Thursday that they will not retry a man convicted of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy, saying they can no longer prove their case ...

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Posted: jul. 28, 2016 9:25 p.m. | | 15-year murder of Modesto intern Comments 0 Comments

Sky Zone Stockton plans school supply giveaway, haircuts Sunday

STOCKTON —  Sky Zone Stockton — a unique indoor trampoline park —  is partnering with “Stockton 209 Cares” to host a Back to School event featuring a school ...

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Posted: jul. 28, 2016 9:25 p.m. | | Sky Zone Stockton plans school  supply giveaway, haircuts Sunday Comments 0 Comments

Car plows into house, killing 1 & injuring 8

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police searched Thursday for the driver of a car that plowed into the front of a Los Angeles house where a group ...

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Posted: jul. 28, 2016 9:25 p.m. | | Car plows  into house,  killing 1 &  injuring 8 Comments 0 Comments

Big Sur coastline wildfire is big & getting bigger

BIG SUR  (AP) — Firefighters struggled Thursday to get the upper hand on a massive wildfire burning along California’s picturesque Big Sur coastline, where anxious ...

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Posted: jul. 28, 2016 9:25 p.m. | | Big Sur coastline wildfire is big  & getting bigger Comments 0 Comments

Terror attack play scratched after victim families object

SAN BERNARDINO  (AP) — A Southern California college has canceled plans to create a play about a hometown terrorist attack that killed 14 people after family ...

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Posted: jul. 28, 2016 9:24 p.m. | | Terror attack play scratched  after victim families object Comments 0 Comments

Lawyer wants California court to parole Manson follower

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A lawyer for a Charles Manson follower who was convicted in the 1969 murders of a California couple said Thursday he will ...

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Posted: jul. 28, 2016 9:24 p.m. | | Lawyer wants California court to parole Manson follower Comments 0 Comments

Dental records needed to identify 4

COLUMBIA (AP) — It will be next week before the four people killed when a small plane crashed and burned in Northern California are identified, authorities ...

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Posted: jul. 28, 2016 9:24 p.m. | | Dental records needed to identify 4 Comments 0 Comments

Skydiver jumping without parachute

SIMI VALLEY  (AP) — He’s made 18,000 parachute jumps, helped train some of the world’s most elite skydivers, done some of the stunts ...

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Posted: jul. 28, 2016 8:48 p.m. | | Skydiver jumping without parachute Comments 0 Comments

Most death-defying stunts of all time

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Although he’s one of the most accomplished skydivers in the world, Luke Aikins will tell you what he’s about to ...

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Posted: jul. 28, 2016 8:48 p.m. | | Most death-defying stunts of all time Comments 0 Comments

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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Posted: jul. 27, 2016 8:48 p.m. | | Big cats returned to sanctuary   Comments 0 Comments

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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