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Heat wave intensifies wildfires

MORGAN HILL  (AP) — A grass fire along a Northern California highway spread to parched trees, and flying embers landed on nearby homes, setting at least ...

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Posted: sep. 27, 2016 8:04 p.m. | | Heat wave intensifies wildfires Comments 0 Comments

Blige, Clinton interview clips face ridicule

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A pair of clips teasing Mary J. Blige’s interview with Hillary Clinton on her upcoming Apple Music show “The 411” isn ...

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Posted: sep. 27, 2016 8:04 p.m. | | Blige, Clinton interview clips  face ridicule Comments 0 Comments

2 motorcyclists mourned after fatal crashes

SANTA ROSA  (AP) — Organizers of a motorcycle event in California offered condolences Tuesday to the families of two rising young riders who died from crashes ...

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Posted: sep. 27, 2016 8:04 p.m. | | 2 motorcyclists mourned after fatal crashes Comments 0 Comments

Police shoot, wound man in San Diego area; protesters gathering

EL CAJON . (AP) — Police shot and wounded a man they said was acting erratically in a San Diego suburb on Tuesday, drawing an angry cluster ...

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Posted: sep. 27, 2016 8:04 p.m. | | Police shoot, wound  man in San Diego area;  protesters gathering Comments 0 Comments

Man gets 50 years to life for killing teens in desert bunker

VICTORVILLE  (AP) — A man who helped shoot a teenage couple in an abandoned Air Force bunker in the Mojave Desert was sentenced Tuesday to 50 ...

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Posted: sep. 27, 2016 8:03 p.m. | | Man gets 50 years to life for  killing teens in desert bunker Comments 0 Comments

Woman struck by drone at party sues USC fraternity chapter

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman is suing a University of Southern California fraternity because a drone fell on her head while it was photographing a ...

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Posted: sep. 27, 2016 8:03 p.m. | | Woman struck by drone at party sues USC fraternity chapter Comments 0 Comments

Brown vetoes in-person jail visitation mandate by state

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would have required counties to offer in-person visitation for jail inmates.

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Posted: sep. 27, 2016 8:03 p.m. | | Brown vetoes in-person jail visitation mandate by state Comments 0 Comments

Eldorado plans $50M in upgrades at Reno casinos

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Eldorado Resorts plans to make more than $50 million in improvements at its three casinos in downtown Reno over the next three ...

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Posted: sep. 26, 2016 8:46 p.m. | | Eldorado plans $50M in upgrades at Reno casinos Comments 0 Comments

Tech firm bias against Asians?

PALO ALTO  (AP) — The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit accusing a fast-growing Silicon Valley software company of systematically discriminating against Asian ...

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Posted: sep. 26, 2016 8:30 p.m. | | Tech firm bias against Asians? Comments 0 Comments

Governor vetoes ban on public smoking at colleges

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed plans to ban smoking and tobacco use on public university campuses in California.

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Posted: sep. 26, 2016 8:30 p.m. | | Governor vetoes ban  on public  smoking  at colleges Comments 0 Comments

Market at Delta College reduces rates for vendors

STOCKTON — San Joaquin Delta College’s Market at Delta College has been a mainstay of the Stockton scene for over 30 years. Delta’s Market ...

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Posted: sep. 26, 2016 8:29 p.m. | | Market at Delta College  reduces rates for vendors Comments 0 Comments

Bus from Yosemite going too fast before deadly crash

OAKHURST  (AP) — Authorities say a bus carrying students from China was going too fast around a curve when it went off the road and hit ...

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Posted: sep. 26, 2016 8:29 p.m. | | Bus from Yosemite going  too fast before deadly crash Comments 0 Comments

3-year-old girl shot and killed in Stockton

STOCKTON (AP) — A 3-year-old girl riding in a car with her family was killed by a stray bullet in a Stockton neighborhood where a shooting ...

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Posted: sep. 26, 2016 8:29 p.m. | | 3-year-old girl shot and killed in Stockton Comments 0 Comments

Fire forces evacuation of 300 homes

CLOVERDALE  (AP) — A fast-moving wildfire prompted the evacuations of 300 homes in the Santa Cruz Mountains, while fire crews continued to battle a blaze burning ...

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Farmers drill wells as groundwater limits loom

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — Farmers in central California are drilling more and deeper wells than ever before to pump water for their fruit orchards and sprawling fields ...

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Posted: sep. 25, 2016 7:45 p.m. | | Farmers drill wells as groundwater limits loom Comments 0 Comments

Man charged with hitting mayor with pie released on bail

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — A man who was charged with assault and battery after Sacramento, California, Mayor Kevin Johnson was hit in the face with a pie ...

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Posted: sep. 25, 2016 7:45 p.m. | | Man charged  with hitting  mayor with pie  released on bail  Comments 0 Comments

Woman in custody after police chase, hostage standoff

RIVERSIDE (AP) — A woman who authorities said led police on a pursuit along a Southern California interstate early Saturday and then fled into an apartment ...

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Posted: sep. 25, 2016 7:45 p.m. | | Woman in custody after police chase,  hostage standoff Comments 0 Comments

Motorcyclist fatally shot near Truckee

TRUCKEE  (AP) — A motorcyclist was shot to death on Interstate 80 near Truckee, prompting authorities to close the highway for hours to investigate.

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Posted: sep. 25, 2016 7:44 p.m. | | Motorcyclist fatally shot near Truckee Comments 0 Comments

1 Chinese tourist dead, 11 hurt in bus crash near Yosemite

OAKHURST  (AP) — The California Highway Patrol says one passenger was killed and 11 were injured when a tour bus carrying students from China hit a ...

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Posted: sep. 25, 2016 7:44 p.m. | | 1 Chinese tourist dead, 11 hurt in bus crash near Yosemite Comments 0 Comments

2 men arrested, teen detained in California triple slaying

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — Two men were arrested and a 17-year-old girl was detained Sunday on suspicion of killing three people inside a Southern California home ...

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Posted: sep. 25, 2016 7:44 p.m. | | 2 men arrested, teen detained in California triple slaying Comments 0 Comments

Unusual power source: Gridlocked roads

LOS ANGELES (AP) — All those cars on California’s famously gridlocked highways could be doing more than just using energy - they could be producing it.

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Posted: sep. 25, 2016 7:44 p.m. | | Unusual power source: Gridlocked roads Comments 0 Comments

CALIFORNIA POT FARM VIOLENCE

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The four brothers were badly beaten, cold and terrified for their lives when they appeared before dawn at a stranger’s Northern ...

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Posted: sep. 22, 2016 9:50 p.m. | | CALIFORNIA POT FARM VIOLENCE Comments 0 Comments

Sacramento mayor tackles protester who hit him with pie

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — A man took a coconut cream pie from a grocery bag, grabbed Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson from behind and smacked him in the ...

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Posted: sep. 22, 2016 9:50 p.m. | | Sacramento mayor tackles protester  who hit him with pie Comments 0 Comments

San Jose State college students vandalize dorms with swastikas

SAN JOSE . (AP) — Two students at a Northern California university scrawled swastikas and other hate speech in residence halls, the campus president said Thursday.

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Posted: sep. 22, 2016 9:49 p.m. | | San Jose State college students vandalize dorms  with swastikas Comments 0 Comments

2nd wildfire breaks out on base

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE  (AP) — Another wildfire, possibly sparked by a downed powerline, broke out Wednesday and forced the evacuation of buildings on a large ...

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Posted: sep. 22, 2016 9:49 p.m. | | 2nd wildfire breaks out on base Comments 0 Comments

Feds OK plan to fight housing displacement

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal housing officials approved a preference plan that advocates said Thursday will help low-income minorities stay in increasingly unaffordable San Francisco.

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Posted: sep. 22, 2016 9:49 p.m. | | Feds OK plan to fight housing displacement Comments 0 Comments

THE JOLIE-PITT DIVORCE

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For more than a decade, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have been a glamorous, globe-trotting Hollywood power couple, attracting cameras to their ...

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Posted: sep. 20, 2016 6:28 p.m. | | THE JOLIE-PITT DIVORCE Comments 0 Comments

Sacramento police chief: 18 rounds fired in fatal shooting

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Sacramento police released more details Tuesday about the summer fatal police shooting of a homeless man, including videos of the incident.

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Posted: sep. 20, 2016 6:28 p.m. | | Sacramento police chief: 18 rounds fired in fatal shooting Comments 0 Comments

Board faults Los Angeles police in 2 fatal shootings

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A civilian review board on Tuesday found that two fatal shootings by Los Angeles police officers violated the department’s deadly force ...

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Posted: sep. 20, 2016 6:28 p.m. | | Board faults Los Angeles police in 2 fatal shootings Comments 0 Comments

Woman paralyzed by branch files claim

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco woman who was paralyzed by a falling tree branch at a local park has filed a claim against the ...

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Posted: sep. 20, 2016 6:27 p.m. | | Woman paralyzed by branch files claim   Comments 0 Comments

Hatchet-wielding man killed

BEAUMONT (AP) — Police say a Southern California officer fatally shot a man armed with a hatchet who was approaching drivers near a fast food restaurant ...

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Posted: sep. 18, 2016 6:33 p.m. | | Hatchet-wielding man killed Comments 0 Comments

Toxic algae in more than 40 state lakes, waterways

OAKLAND  (AP) — Toxic algae has shown up in more than 40 state lakes and waterways from Los Angeles to the northern reaches of California, the ...

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Posted: sep. 18, 2016 6:33 p.m. | | Toxic algae in more than  40 state lakes, waterways  Comments 0 Comments

Zuckerberg’s ‘compound’ raises red flags

PALO ALTO  (AP) — An advisory board recommended a California city refuse Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s plans to demolish and rebuild four homes around his ...

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Posted: sep. 18, 2016 6:32 p.m. | | Zuckerberg’s ‘compound’ raises red flags Comments 0 Comments

LAW FIRM SUES YELP

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yelp.com is warning that a California lawsuit targeting critical posts about a law firm could lead to the removal of negative ...

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Posted: sep. 18, 2016 6:31 p.m. | | LAW FIRM SUES YELP Comments 0 Comments

Ex-high school teacher gets prison for molestation, porn

DANA POINT  (AP) — A former Orange County high school teacher has been sentenced to five years in prison after admitting to sexually assaulting a teenage ...

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Posted: sep. 16, 2016 9:55 p.m. | | Ex-high school teacher gets  prison for molestation, porn Comments 0 Comments

Twin tunnels will cost taxpayers

STOCKTON (AP) — Giant tunnels that Gov. Jerry Brown wants to build to haul water across California are economically feasible only if the federal government bears ...

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Posted: sep. 15, 2016 12:34 a.m. | | Twin tunnels will cost taxpayers Comments 0 Comments

Gov. Brown approves $900M for air quality

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday approved $900 million in funding for environmental programs, signing legislation that frees up an unusually large influx of ...

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Posted: sep. 15, 2016 12:33 a.m. | | Gov. Brown approves  $900M for air quality Comments 0 Comments

COURT FILING ON FANT’S BEHALF

Editor’s note: The following is the filling made in San Joaquin County Superior Court on behalf of Manteca Unified School District trustee Sam Fant ...

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Posted: sep. 13, 2016 12:24 a.m. | | COURT FILING ON FANT’S BEHALF Comments 0 Comments

Study: California’s albino redwoods filter soil toxins

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A researcher may have figured out that albino redwoods — long considered freeloaders — contribute to the health of California’s deep green redwood ...

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Posted: sep. 13, 2016 12:24 a.m. | | Study: California’s albino  redwoods filter soil toxins Comments 0 Comments

Football player suspended after knocking out referee

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California community college football player was suspended for five years on Monday after knocking out a referee during a game ...

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Posted: sep. 13, 2016 12:24 a.m. | | Football player suspended after knocking out referee Comments 0 Comments

Farmworkers OT pay expanded

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — Farmworkers in the nation’s largest agricultural state will be entitled to the same overtime pay as most other hourly workers under a ...

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Posted: sep. 12, 2016 9:59 p.m. | | Farmworkers OT pay expanded Comments 0 Comments

Court: Yelp not liable for negative rating ‘stars’ on site

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Online review site Yelp’s star rating system does not make it responsible for negative reviews of businesses because it is based ...

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Posted: sep. 12, 2016 9:59 p.m. | | Court: Yelp  not liable for  negative rating  ‘stars’ on site Comments 0 Comments

California turns to civilians as inmate ranks to fight fires dwindle

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — Faced with a shrinking pool of inmates to help fight major wildfires, California is increasingly turning for new recruits to its state Conservation ...

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Posted: sep. 12, 2016 9:59 p.m. | | California turns  to civilians as  inmate ranks to fight fires dwindle Comments 0 Comments

Jim Anderson & The Rebels will rock 2016 Pumpkin Fair

Jim Anderson & The Rebels will close both days of the 2016 Pumpkin Fair on the Community Stage at Wilson Park in downtown Manteca.

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Posted: sep. 12, 2016 9:59 p.m. | | Jim Anderson & The Rebels will rock 2016 Pumpkin Fair Comments 0 Comments

Authorities ID body found by whale watcher

MOSS LANDING  (AP) — Authorities say a body found floating in the Monterey Bay by people on a whale watching tour belongs to a man reported ...

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Posted: sep. 12, 2016 9:58 p.m. | | Authorities ID  body found by  whale watcher Comments 0 Comments

Man pulled from attic by K-9 after wild chase

SANTA ANA  (AP) — An armed suspect accused of leading Southern California police on a wild chase has been arrested after being dragged from a Santa ...

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Posted: sep. 12, 2016 9:58 p.m. | | Man pulled from attic by K-9 after wild chase Comments 0 Comments

Convicted Los Angeles killer won’t fight death penalty

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who was found guilty of arranging the murder of a witness from his jail cell has refused to defend himself ...

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Posted: sep. 12, 2016 9:58 p.m. | | Convicted Los Angeles killer  won’t fight death penalty Comments 0 Comments

Stranded cargo ship finally unloads

LONG BEACH  (AP) — A Hanjin container ship that was stranded off the California coast for more than a week began unloading Saturday after a judge ...

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Posted: sep. 11, 2016 6:22 p.m. | | Stranded cargo ship finally unloads Comments 0 Comments

Yosemite adding 400 acres

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK. (AP) — Visitors to Yosemite National Park will soon have more room to roam after officials on Wednesday announced a 400-acre expansion, the ...

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Posted: sep. 08, 2016 1:19 a.m. | | Yosemite adding 400 acres Comments 0 Comments

Great Valley Museum plans science festival

MODESTO – The Great Valley Museum is holding the 6th annual Wild Planet Day family science festival on Saturday, Sept. 24, 10 a.m. to 3 ...

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Posted: sep. 08, 2016 1:18 a.m. | | Great Valley  Museum plans  science festival Comments 0 Comments

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