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Rancor over development, crime shadow mayor’s race

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s toughest competitor in his campaign for a second term might not be another candidate.

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Posted: feb. 26, 2017 6:19 p.m. | | Rancor over development,  crime shadow mayor’s race Comments 0 Comments

Large sewage spill in Tijuana, Mexico, flows north of border

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Officials in Southern California are crying foul after more than 140 million gallons of raw sewage spilled into the Tijuana River in ...

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Posted: feb. 26, 2017 6:18 p.m. | | Large sewage spill in Tijuana,  Mexico, flows north of border Comments 0 Comments

Celebrities launch pot brands

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Country singer Willie Nelson, the children of the late reggae icon Bob Marley and comedian Whoopi Goldberg are just a few of ...

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US government ends detention contract with California city

SANTA ANA  (AP) — The federal government is ending a contract to house immigration detainees in a Southern California city that recently declared itself a sanctuary ...

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Ex-LA sheriff with Alzheimer’s faces trial on corruption counts

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca went on trial on federal corruption charges Friday stripped of a ceremonial badge and unable ...

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Posted: feb. 25, 2017 12:52 a.m. | | Ex-LA sheriff with Alzheimer’s faces trial  on corruption counts Comments 0 Comments

2 arrested for running over evacuee

BIGGS (AP) — Authorities have arrested two people accused of carjacking and running over a man preparing to flee when authorities ordered those living downstream from ...

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Japanese Americans order marking 75th anniversary

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Satsuki Ina was born behind barbed wire in a prison camp during World War II, the daughter of U.S. citizens forced ...

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Two dams illustrate challenge of upkeep on older designs

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Twelve years ago, widespread destruction from Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast helped compel federal engineers 2,000 miles away in California to ...

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Posted: feb. 19, 2017 5:57 p.m. | | Two dams illustrate challenge of upkeep on older designs Comments 0 Comments

Water flow slowing over emergency Oroville Dam spillway

OROVILLE (AP) — Water will continue to flow over an emergency spillway at the nation’s tallest dam for another day or so, officials said Sunday.

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Posted: feb. 12, 2017 5:27 p.m. | | Water flow  slowing over  emergency  Oroville Dam spillway   Comments 0 Comments

Ridiculed LA tower may get face-lift

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For 40 years, Joseph Young festooned public buildings, open spaces and private places across his adopted city of Los Angeles with dozens ...

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Posted: feb. 12, 2017 5:27 p.m. | | Ridiculed LA tower may get face-lift Comments 0 Comments

Push to end drought emergency

FRESNO (AP) — A coalition of state and local leaders is pressing California to lift restrictions on urban water use after the wettest winter for years.

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School bus crash critically injures student

LANCASTER  (AP) — A school bus and car crashed in California, toppling the bus onto its side and critically injuring two people, including a student Tuesday ...

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Sirens, rescues as new storm hits Northern California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Emergency crews in the San Francisco Bay Area rescued stranded residents from flooded homes and cars Tuesday as the latest storm in ...

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Parole agent trades state bus passes for drugs

SANTA ANA . (AP) — A former parole agent has been sentenced to 90 days in jail for embezzling funds from the California Department of Corrections and ...

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Posted: feb. 07, 2017 9:41 p.m. | | Parole agent  trades state bus  passes for drugs Comments 0 Comments

Sacramento calls on cruise to bring historic ship to town

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — The city of Sacramento is calling for a river cruise company to bring a historic vessel to the Sacramento River.

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Berkeley probes ‘hands-off’ response to protest chaos

BERKELEY  (AP) — University of California, Berkeley police took a hands-off approach to protesters on the campus last week when violent rioters caused chaos when they ...

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3 face murder charges in 1993 LA apartment fire

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three gang members accused in a 1993 fire set to retaliate against an attempt to quell drug sales at a Los Angeles ...

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Posted: feb. 07, 2017 9:40 p.m. | | 3 face murder charges in  1993 LA  apartment fire Comments 0 Comments

Appeals court hammers on government

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A panel of appeals court judges reviewing President Donald Trump’s travel ban hammered away Tuesday at the federal government’s arguments ...

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Twitter broadens campaign against hate and abuse

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter announced Tuesday that it is expanding efforts to protect its users from abuse and harassment, the latest milestone in a broader ...

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Posted: feb. 07, 2017 9:39 p.m. | | Twitter broadens  campaign against  hate and abuse Comments 0 Comments

Uplifting ‘Hidden Figures’ shocks 2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The cast of “Hidden Figures” rocketed to the Screen Actors Guild top award at a fiery, protest-laden ceremony that was dominated by ...

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Posted: jan. 29, 2017 9:06 p.m. | | Uplifting ‘Hidden Figures’ shocks  2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards Comments 0 Comments

Judge will issue order for San Bernardino to exit bankruptcy

RIVERSIDE  (AP) — A federal bankruptcy judge has agreed to issue a written confirmation order for the city of San Bernardino to emerge from bankruptcy protection.

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Posted: jan. 29, 2017 6:51 p.m. | | Judge will issue order for San Bernardino to exit bankruptcy Comments 0 Comments

Drought retreats from nearly half of state

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Drought conditions have retreated from nearly half of California after January’s onslaught of storms, the U.S. Drought Monitor said Thursday ...

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UC regents approve first tuition hike since 2011

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California on Thursday approved its first tuition increase since 2011, a move it says will fund more faculty and ...

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Sunrise Kiwanis giving $41,900 to non-profits

Manteca Sunrise Kiwanis will be conducting their 3rd Annual “Community Night of Giving” at the Manteca Senior Center from 7 to 9 p.m. on ...

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Posted: jan. 26, 2017 9:20 p.m. | | Sunrise Kiwanis giving $41,900 to non-profits Comments 0 Comments

Officer shot man 4 times; cocaine found

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A mentally distressed man killed by police in a San Diego suburb suffered four gunshot wounds to the neck, chest, arm and ...

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Posted: jan. 26, 2017 9:19 p.m. | | Officer shot man 4 times; cocaine found Comments 0 Comments

Will soggy California drop restrictions?

FRESNO  — Much of California has gone from withered to water-logged this winter but the state’s top water regulator is not ready to lift emergency ...

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Brown defiant in response to Trump agenda

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown forcefully defended California’s efforts to curb global warming, protect immigrants and expand health care, vowing in his State of ...

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Posted: jan. 24, 2017 7:56 p.m. | | Brown defiant  in response to Trump agenda Comments 0 Comments

Missing teen not found in car recovered from swollen Fremont creek

FREMONT  (AP) — Crews towed the overturned car of a missing woman out of a swollen creek Tuesday in Northern California but the 18-year-old’s whereabouts ...

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Posted: jan. 24, 2017 7:56 p.m. | | Missing teen not found in car recovered  from swollen Fremont creek Comments 0 Comments

California’s ski resorts blanketed in record snow

TRUCKEE (AP) — After years of drought and barren slopes, skiers and boarders have a bonanza of snow at resorts from the Sierra Nevada to the ...

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Posted: jan. 24, 2017 7:56 p.m. | | California’s ski resorts  blanketed in record snow Comments 0 Comments

Backpage.com wants pimping charges tossed

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — The operators of Backpage.com pushed for pimping charges to be tossed out for the second time Tuesday, two weeks after the website ...

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Sierra Nevada brewery issues 36-state recall

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. announced a recall Sunday of certain 12-ounce bottles of its pale ales, IPA’s and other beers after ...

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Posted: jan. 22, 2017 5:44 p.m. | | Sierra Nevada brewery issues 36-state recall Comments 0 Comments

Thousands gather in downtown LA for women’s march

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tens of thousands of demonstrators filled the streets of downtown Los Angeles and San Francisco with signs decrying President Donald Trump and ...

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Posted: jan. 22, 2017 5:43 p.m. | | Thousands gather in downtown LA for  women’s march Comments 0 Comments

Anti-abortion protesters march in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Anti-abortion demonstrators marched through downtown San Francisco in an annual event that coincided Saturday with the women’s march in opposition to ...

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Storm: flooding & evacuations

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fast-moving floodwaters swept through California mountain communities and residents fled homes below hillsides scarred by wildfires as the third — and largest — in ...

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Uber pays $20 million

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber Technologies is paying $20 million to settle allegations that it duped people into driving for its ride-hailing service with false promises ...

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Scientist names moth species after Trump

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — A scientist in California has named a newly discovered moth species after President-elect Donald Trump, saying the white and yellow scales on the ...

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Trump pays $25M to settle lawsuits

SAN DIEGO (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump has paid $25 million to settle three lawsuits against his now-defunct Trump University, signaling that a judge’s approval ...

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Paying IRS late strategic move for some

NEW YORK (AP) — The idea of paying taxes late and incurring IRS interest charges elicits a stern “Don’t do that!” from many tax professionals ...

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Wal-Mart to add about 10,000 retail jobs in USA

NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart plans to add about 10,000 retail jobs in the U.S. as it opens new stores and expands existing locations ...

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Posted: jan. 17, 2017 6:36 p.m. | | Wal-Mart to add about 10,000 retail   jobs in USA Comments 0 Comments

Trump’s 1st home up for auction for 2nd time in 3 months

NEW YORK (AP) — The first property connected to Republican President-elect Donald Trump has become a hot spot for real estate deal-making.

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Posted: jan. 17, 2017 6:36 p.m. | | Trump’s 1st home  up for auction for  2nd time in 3 months Comments 0 Comments

Lowe’s planning 2,400 layoffs for full-time workers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina-based home improvement retailer Lowe’s says it’s told approximately 2,400 full-time workers that they will be laid ...

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Posted: jan. 17, 2017 6:35 p.m. | | Lowe’s planning 2,400 layoffs for full-time workers Comments 0 Comments

Unfilled border tunnels in Mexico a security risk

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Mexico’s inability to fully seal up border tunnels dug by drug smugglers poses a security risk and is an “open invitation ...

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Posted: jan. 15, 2017 9:50 p.m. | | Unfilled border  tunnels in Mexico  a security risk Comments 0 Comments

US accuses Fiat Chrysler of cheating on emissions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government accused Fiat Chrysler on Thursday of failing to disclose software in some of its pickups and SUVs with diesel ...

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Posted: jan. 12, 2017 9:07 p.m. | | US accuses Fiat Chrysler  of cheating on emissions Comments 0 Comments

Amazon planning to hire 100,000 in next 18 months

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon plans to hire 100,000 full time workers over the next 18 months, highlighting its ambitious expansion plans — and the sharp ...

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Posted: jan. 12, 2017 9:07 p.m. | | Amazon planning to hire  100,000 in next 18 months Comments 0 Comments

Arby’s to sell venison sandwiches in Nebraska

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Fans of venison in Nebraska can go from the end of deer hunting season this weekend to sandwich hunting season at Arby ...

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Posted: jan. 12, 2017 9:07 p.m. | | Arby’s to sell venison  sandwiches in Nebraska Comments 0 Comments

Nevada casinos turn profit in fiscal 2016; 1st since 2008

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada’s biggest casinos combined to turn a profit in fiscal 2016 for the first time in eight years, but it wasn ...

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Posted: jan. 12, 2017 9:06 p.m. | | Nevada casinos turn profit in  fiscal 2016; 1st since 2008 Comments 0 Comments

Huge shift: Snowfall goes from 67% to 161%:

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Recent storms bearing some of the heaviest snow and rain to hit Northern California in decades have helped bring a dramatic turnaround ...

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STORMS CARRY WALLOP

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More than 40 percent of California is out of drought, federal drought-watchers said Thursday at the tail end of powerful storms that ...

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Obama expands coastal national monument

EUREKA (AP) — President Barack Obama on Thursday expanded the territory of the California Coastal National Monument, adding six sites and more than 6,000 acres ...

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Flames spew from south state fire station while crew is away

BUENA PARK  (AP) — Flames poured from the windows of a fire station on a rainy Southern California morning, the raging blaze destroying firefighting vehicles and ...

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Posted: jan. 12, 2017 8:43 p.m. | | Flames spew from south state  fire station while crew is away Comments 0 Comments

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