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On last day of summer, snow falling in Sierra

TRUCKEE (AP) — Snow fell in the Sierra Nevada on the last day of summer, giving the towering mountain range shared by California and Nevada a ...

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California hits Gatorade in court for ‘anti -water’ videogame

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — Gatorade has agreed not to make disparaging comments about water as part of a $300,000 settlement reached Thursday with California over allegations ...

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Posted: sep. 21, 2017 8:35 p.m. | | California  hits Gatorade  in court for  ‘anti -water’  videogame Comments 0 Comments

Woman brandishes gun in boutique

WEST HOLLYWOOD (AP) — A woman screaming about Cuba pointed a gun Thursday at employees inside the Kardashian-owned DASH boutique in West Hollywood and returned hours ...

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Soroptimist plans ‘meet & greet Saturday for potential members

Soroptimist International of Manteca members are hosting their “Join Us” meet and greet event at Delicato’s Tuscan Room on Saturday Sept. 23, from to ...

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Posted: sep. 20, 2017 8:30 p.m. | | Soroptimist plans ‘meet & greet Saturday for potential members Comments 0 Comments

Twin Tunnels fight continues after big jolt from Westlands

FRESNO  (AP) — In California’s long-raging water wars, pitting north against south and farmer against city dweller, the one thing everybody agreed on Wednesday was ...

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Posted: sep. 20, 2017 8:29 p.m. | | Twin Tunnels fight continues after big jolt from Westlands Comments 0 Comments

Judge likely to strike down ballot title for gas tax repeal

SACRAMENTO . (AP) — California’s attorney general wrote a misleading description of a ballot initiative to repeal the recently approved gas tax increase, a judge concluded ...

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Posted: sep. 20, 2017 8:29 p.m. | | Judge likely  to strike down  ballot title for  gas tax repeal Comments 0 Comments

Great Valley Academy suspends 5-year-old for ‘terroristic’ threat

MODESTO  (AP) — The parents of a 5-year-old boy in central California say their son’s school suspended him for a day for allegedly making a ...

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Posted: sep. 20, 2017 8:29 p.m. | | Great Valley Academy suspends 5-year-old  for ‘terroristic’ threat Comments 0 Comments

Lodi skydiver dies from crash injuries

LODI  (AP) — A skydiver who crashed last week in Northern California after a parachute malfunction has died.

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Posted: sep. 20, 2017 8:28 p.m. | | Lodi skydiver dies from crash injuries Comments 0 Comments

Hepatitis A outbreak seen in LA; homeless at great risk

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Public health authorities on Tuesday declared an outbreak of the highly contagious liver disease hepatitis A in Los Angeles County, the third ...

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Posted: sep. 19, 2017 7:10 p.m. | | Hepatitis A outbreak  seen in LA; homeless at great risk Comments 0 Comments

Did CPUC fire whistleblower in PG&E investigation?

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — The former chief administrative law judge at California’s powerful utility regulator said Tuesday she was fired for cooperating with investigators looking into ...

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Posted: sep. 19, 2017 7:10 p.m. | | Did CPUC fire whistleblower in PG&E investigation? Comments 0 Comments

SJ County sues over Twin Tunnels bond plan

SACRAMENTO — A regionally diverse coalition of Northern California counties, water resource management and flood control agencies, and reclamation and water storage districts filed legal action ...

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Posted: sep. 19, 2017 7:09 p.m. | | SJ County sues over Twin Tunnels bond plan Comments 0 Comments

WESTLANDS SAYS NO TO TWIN TUNNELS

FRESNO  — A group of powerful California farmers pulled their support Tuesday for re-engineering the state’s water system with a pair of massive, $16 billion ...

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Posted: sep. 19, 2017 7:09 p.m. | | WESTLANDS SAYS NO TO TWIN TUNNELS Comments 0 Comments

California wants millions to fund Twin Tunnels

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Dozens of water agencies and millions of families and farmers would be on the hook for building two giant tunnels to carry Northern ...

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Posted: sep. 18, 2017 6:58 p.m. | | California wants millions to fund Twin Tunnels Comments 0 Comments

Six illegals sue over Trump’s end of deportation protection

IRVINE . (AP) — Six immigrants brought to the United States as children who became teachers, graduate students and a lawyer sued the Trump administration on Monday ...

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Posted: sep. 18, 2017 6:57 p.m. | | Six illegals sue over Trump’s end of deportation protection Comments 0 Comments

Police investigate deer shot in SoCal neighborhood

MONROVIA (AP) — California authorities are investigating a man who was caught on camera shooting a deer with a bow and arrow within a suburban foothill ...

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Posted: sep. 18, 2017 6:56 p.m. | | Police investigate deer shot in SoCal  neighborhood Comments 0 Comments

Young immigrants shout down Pelosi

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Nancy Pelosi, the top Democrat in the U.S. House, was shouted down Monday by young immigrants at an event in her ...

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Posted: sep. 18, 2017 6:56 p.m. | | Young immigrants shout down Pelosi Comments 1 Comment

Legislators approve ‘sanctuary state’ bill

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California lawmakers approved a “sanctuary state” bill on Saturday that would put new restrictions on interactions between local law enforcement and federal immigration ...

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Posted: sep. 17, 2017 6:23 p.m. | | Legislators approve ‘sanctuary state’ bill Comments 0 Comments

Lawmakers approve presidential primary in March

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — California lawmakers voted early Saturday to set the state’s presidential primary in March, a move that would force candidates to mount expensive ...

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Posted: sep. 17, 2017 6:23 p.m. | | Lawmakers  approve  presidential  primary  in March Comments 0 Comments

Record heat hit impacts wine regions during harvest

NAPA (AP) — The record head that baked Northern California over the Labor Day weekend left wine grapes shriveling on the vines, reducing many of them ...

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Posted: sep. 10, 2017 6:46 p.m. | | Record heat  hit impacts wine regions during harvest Comments 0 Comments

Big Sur road work over landslide will cost $40 million

BIG SUR  (AP) — A plan to build a road over a massive t landslide that closed the world-famous scenic California coastal highway leading to Big ...

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Posted: sep. 10, 2017 5:31 p.m. | | Big Sur road work over landslide will cost $40 million Comments 0 Comments

Mexico’s diplomat to embrace Dreamers

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Mexico’s top diplomat will make a two-day visit to immigrant-friendly California amid strained relations between his country and the U.S. over ...

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Posted: sep. 10, 2017 5:30 p.m. | | Mexico’s diplomat to embrace Dreamers Comments 0 Comments

Housing, immigration await state lawmakers in last week

SACRAMENTO .(AP) — Hundreds of bills await action by California lawmakers as the Legislature begins its last week of business this year.

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Posted: sep. 10, 2017 5:30 p.m. | | Housing, immigration await state lawmakers in last week Comments 0 Comments

Directive sparks criticism among transgender troops

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Active-duty transgender troops say a policy change that puts them at risk of being removed and indefinitely bars transgender people from enlisting ...

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Posted: aug. 27, 2017 5:46 p.m. | | Directive sparks criticism  among transgender troops Comments 0 Comments

LA sheriff’s psychologist convicted in child sex case

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former psychologist with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has been convicted of molesting a young boy and girl.

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Posted: aug. 27, 2017 5:46 p.m. | | LA sheriff’s  psychologist convicted in child sex case Comments 0 Comments

Final prayers said at SoCal sailors’ chapel

LONG BEACH (AP) — After more than 30 years, the final prayers have been said at a chapel where sailors from around the world worshipped when ...

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Posted: aug. 27, 2017 5:45 p.m. | | Final prayers said at SoCal sailors’ chapel Comments 0 Comments

LEFT WINGERS ASSAULT 4 AT RALLY

BERKELEY  (AP) — Black-clad anarchists on Sunday stormed into what had been a largely peaceful Berkeley protest against hate and attacked at least four people, including ...

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Posted: aug. 27, 2017 5:45 p.m. | | LEFT WINGERS ASSAULT 4 AT RALLY Comments 0 Comments

Proposal would commit state to act on shrinking Salton Sea

EL CENTRO  (AP) — Five months after California outlined a $383 million plan to slow the shrinking of the state’s largest lake, agencies will try ...

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Posted: aug. 20, 2017 9:27 p.m. | | Proposal would commit state to act on shrinking Salton Sea Comments 0 Comments

Lawmakers considering creating statewide sanctuary

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers return Monday from a month-long break with a busy agenda that includes tackling bail reform and deciding whether to make ...

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Posted: aug. 20, 2017 9:27 p.m. | | Lawmakers considering creating statewide sanctuary Comments 0 Comments

Housing a top priority for lawmakers

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders have promised to tackle California’s affordable housing crisis in their final weeks of work this ...

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Posted: aug. 20, 2017 9:27 p.m. | | Housing a top priority for lawmakers Comments 0 Comments

Brown commutes nine state prison sentences

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown has commuted the lengthy prison sentences of nine inmates serving time for violent crimes, including a former prostitute ...

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Posted: aug. 18, 2017 10:04 p.m. | | Brown commutes nine  state prison sentences Comments 0 Comments

Lights out: Eclipse to have big impact on California power

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — When the moon passes in front of the sun during Monday’s eclipse California will lose enough solar energy to power more than ...

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Posted: aug. 18, 2017 10:04 p.m. | | Lights out: Eclipse to have big impact on California power Comments 0 Comments

State senator recall organizers have enough valid signatures

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — Three counties have received enough valid signatures to trigger a recall election that could remove a Southern California senator from office and end ...

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Posted: aug. 18, 2017 10:04 p.m. | | State senator recall organizers have enough valid signatures Comments 0 Comments

Navy anticipates housing crunch in San Diego region

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Navy is facing a looming housing crunch in the San Diego region, where high home prices and rents are already a ...

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Posted: aug. 18, 2017 10:03 p.m. | | Navy anticipates housing crunch in San Diego region Comments 0 Comments

‘Meet a Muslim’ events hope to dispel misconceptions

FREMONT  (AP) — When Moina Shaiq realized even her friends were scared to ask her about her religion for fear of offending her or sounding uneducated ...

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Posted: aug. 13, 2017 6:27 p.m. | | ‘Meet a Muslim’ events hope to dispel misconceptions Comments 0 Comments

Lawyer: Livestreamed, deadly crash caused by blown tire

MERCED (AP) — The defense attorney for a teenage driver accused of driving drunk while livestreaming the crash that killed her younger sister says a mechanical ...

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Posted: aug. 13, 2017 6:27 p.m. | | Lawyer: Livestreamed, deadly crash caused by blown tire Comments 0 Comments

LA deputies’ private body cams raise transparency questions

LOS ANGELES (AP) — America’s largest sheriff’s department still lacks a policy for body cameras after years of studying the issue, so hundreds — perhaps ...

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Posted: aug. 13, 2017 6:26 p.m. | | LA deputies’ private body  cams raise  transparency questions Comments 0 Comments

LA sheriff reported inaccurate jail violence statistics

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The largest sheriff’s department in the U.S. uses unsound methods to compile data about violence in Los Angeles County jails ...

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Posted: aug. 09, 2017 8:42 p.m. | | LA sheriff  reported  inaccurate jail violence statistics Comments 0 Comments

Google gender debacle underscores tech culture wars, politics

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) — The Google engineer who blamed biological differences for the paucity of women in tech had every right to express his views. And ...

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Posted: aug. 09, 2017 8:41 p.m. | | Google gender debacle underscores tech culture wars, politics Comments 0 Comments

Campaign watchdog met Democratic lawyer before changing state recall rule

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — A member of California’s independent political watchdog commission coordinated behind the scenes with a lawyer for state Senate Democrats before voting to ...

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Posted: aug. 09, 2017 8:41 p.m. | | Campaign watchdog met  Democratic lawyer before changing state recall rule Comments 0 Comments

3rd Boy Scout dies after sailboat strikes power line on Texas lake

AVINGER, Texas (AP) — A third Boy Scout has died from injuries suffered when a sailboat struck an overhanging power line on a lake east of ...

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Posted: aug. 07, 2017 8:51 p.m. | | 3rd Boy Scout dies after sailboat strikes power line on Texas lake Comments 0 Comments

Transgender camp teaches kids they’re ‘normal, not alone’

EL CERRITO  (AP) — In some ways, Rainbow Day Camp is very ordinary. Kids arrive with a packed lunch, make friendship bracelets, play basketball, sing songs ...

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Posted: aug. 07, 2017 8:22 p.m. | | Transgender camp teaches kids they’re ‘normal, not alone’ Comments 0 Comments

Cougar makes rare successful crossing of LA-area freeway

THOUSAND OAKS  (AP) — Researchers recently documented a rare case of a cougar from the Santa Monica Mountains successfully crossing U.S. Highway 101 and moving ...

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Posted: aug. 07, 2017 8:22 p.m. | | Cougar makes rare successful  crossing of LA-area freeway Comments 0 Comments

San Francisco street sells for $90K

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — These days, the price of a San Francisco home can easily top a million dollars. But one savvy investor has bought up ...

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Posted: aug. 07, 2017 7:42 p.m. | | San Francisco street sells for $90K Comments 0 Comments

Video shows Campbell officer with gun pointed at passenger

CAMPBELL  (AP) — A video showing a Northern California police officer pointing his gun for more than nine minutes at the passenger in a car stop ...

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Posted: aug. 07, 2017 7:42 p.m. | | Video shows Campbell officer with gun pointed at passenger Comments 0 Comments

FAA: No sanctions for Lodi skydiving center in deaths

LODI  (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration says it cannot sanction a skydiving center in central California for the 2016 deaths of two men killed in ...

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Posted: aug. 07, 2017 7:42 p.m. | | FAA: No sanctions for Lodi skydiving center in deaths Comments 0 Comments

3 being inducted Aug. 12 into Mexican American Hall of Fame

STOCKTON — Three individuals are being inducted into the Mexican American hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2017.

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Posted: aug. 07, 2017 7:42 p.m. | | 3 being inducted Aug. 12 into  Mexican American Hall of Fame Comments 0 Comments

Heart-stopping mountain lion encounter caught on video

LONE PINE (AP) — A nerve-rattling encounter with a mountain lion started with a fleeting glimpse of the big cat’s tail on a High Sierra ...

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Posted: aug. 07, 2017 7:42 p.m. | | Heart-stopping mountain lion encounter caught on video Comments 0 Comments

Palm Springs fed up with insect thriving after winter rains

PALM SPRINGS  (AP) — It may be small, but an insect known as the charcoal seed bug has started to get under the skin of people ...

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Posted: aug. 06, 2017 6:22 p.m. | | Palm Springs fed up with insect thriving after winter rains Comments 0 Comments

Democrats attacking each other

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Democrats control every lever of power in California state government, and free from worrying about major losses to Republicans, they’re training fire ...

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Posted: aug. 06, 2017 6:17 p.m. | | Democrats attacking each other Comments 0 Comments

Suspect shot in struggle with Los Banos police dies

LOS BANOS— A man who broke into his estranged wife’s home died and two police officers were wounded after a shooting erupted Monday inside ...

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Posted: jul. 31, 2017 8:01 p.m. | | Suspect shot in struggle with Los Banos police dies Comments 0 Comments

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