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Future floods will be kept in mind as Montecito rebuilds

MONTECITO (AP) — After power and drinking water return, and cleanup crews haul away the last of the boulders and muck that splintered homes like a ...

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Posted: jan. 15, 2018 7:38 p.m. | | Future floods will  be kept in mind as Montecito rebuilds Comments 0 Comments

Exhibit celebrates 1960 Winter Games at Tahoe

PLACERVILLE (AP) — Weeks ahead of the opening of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in South Korea, the El Dorado Arts Council has opened a new ...

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Posted: jan. 15, 2018 7:37 p.m. | | Exhibit celebrates 1960 Winter Games at Tahoe Comments 0 Comments

Highway 101 to stay shut another week after SoCal mudslides

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Crews working around the clock cleared boulders, trees and crushed cars from all lanes of U.S. 101, but California officials said ...

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Posted: jan. 15, 2018 7:37 p.m. | | Highway 101 to stay shut another week  after SoCal mudslides Comments 0 Comments

Children chained to beds while living in squalor found in SoCal

PERRIS —  A Perris couple were arrested on suspicion of torture and child abuse after police found several of their children chained to beds in putrid ...

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Posted: jan. 15, 2018 7:37 p.m. | | Children chained to beds while  living in squalor found in SoCal Comments 0 Comments

Gospel star Hawkins, known for ‘Oh Happy Day,’ dies at 74

PLEASANTON(AP) — Edwin Hawkins, the gospel star best known for the crossover hit “Oh Happy Day” and as a major force for contemporary inspirational music ...

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Posted: jan. 15, 2018 7:37 p.m. | | Gospel star Hawkins, known for ‘Oh Happy Day,’ dies at 74 Comments 0 Comments

Democrats in race for governor say Trump is racist

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Candidates seeking to become California’s next governor dueled Saturday over deep partisan differences, with Democrats and Republicans breaking sharply on issues ...

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Posted: jan. 14, 2018 5:35 p.m. | | Democrats  in race for governor say Trump  is racist Comments 0 Comments

Mudslide brings economic shock to area

SANTA BARBARA. (AP) — The mudslide that killed at least 20 people is causing distress miles from where the torrent of muck and boulders stopped, as ...

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Posted: jan. 14, 2018 5:35 p.m. | | Mudslide brings economic shock to area Comments 0 Comments

Mudslide death toll hits 20; search for victims continues

MONTECITO . (AP) — Parishioners prayed Sunday for those killed and for families still searching for missing relatives in a Southern California community ravaged by mudslides, and ...

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Posted: jan. 14, 2018 5:35 p.m. | | Mudslide death toll hits 20; search for victims continues Comments 0 Comments

State burn areas brace for rain, possible mudslides

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Forecasters say a storm expected to bring heavy rain to California could drop several inches in recent burn areas, raising the risk ...

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Posted: jan. 07, 2018 5:39 p.m. | | State burn areas  brace for rain,  possible mudslides Comments 0 Comments

Judge aims to referee fight over Manson’s remains

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The fight over the body and possessions of apocalyptic cult leader Charles Manson has fragmented into at least three camps competing over ...

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Posted: jan. 07, 2018 5:38 p.m. | | Judge aims  to referee  fight over  Manson’s  remains Comments 0 Comments

Pot industry frets, then shrugs off Sessions’ policy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — This week’s announcement that the U.S. Justice Department was ditching its hands-off approach to states that have legalized marijuana initially ...

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Posted: jan. 07, 2018 5:38 p.m. | | Pot industry frets, then  shrugs off Sessions’ policy Comments 0 Comments

High or dry? State legal pot to test supply pipeline

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Most Californians with an urge to smoke a joint will enter the state’s legal marijuana marketplace through a single doorway — at ...

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Posted: jan. 07, 2018 5:38 p.m. | | High or dry? State legal pot to test supply pipeline Comments 0 Comments

Packed ERs, deaths as flu hits state hard

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The flu has hit California so hard this season, pharmacies have run out of medicine to treat it, emergency rooms are packed ...

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Posted: jan. 07, 2018 5:37 p.m. | | Packed ERs, deaths as flu hits state hard Comments 0 Comments

Memorial held for CHP officer killed in DUI crash

STOCKTON  (AP) — A California Highway Patrol rookie killed by a drunken driving suspect in the San Francisco Bay Area was remembered Saturday as a loving ...

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Posted: jan. 01, 2018 4:58 p.m. | | Memorial  held for CHP  officer killed  in DUI crash Comments 0 Comments

Legal recreational marijuana: What you need to know

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California on Monday became the nation’s largest state to offer legal recreational marijuana sales. Here’s a snapshot of how the ...

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Posted: jan. 01, 2018 4:58 p.m. | | Legal recreational  marijuana: What  you need to know Comments 0 Comments

Retail outlets celebrate legal marijuana sales

OAKLAND (AP) — It wasn’t exactly reefer madness Monday as California launched the first legal retail sales of marijuana, but those who could find the ...

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Posted: jan. 01, 2018 4:57 p.m. | | Retail outlets celebrate legal marijuana sales Comments 0 Comments

Some lawsuits can proceed over cigarettes touted as being natural

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A U.S. judge in New Mexico has dismissed more than two dozen complaints against the maker of American Spirit cigarettes ...

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Posted: dec. 29, 2017 7:52 p.m. | | Some lawsuits  can proceed over  cigarettes touted  as being natural Comments 0 Comments

Trump looks at delivering more water to farmers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Trump administration said Friday it will look at revving up water deliveries to farmers from California’s Central Valley Project, the ...

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Posted: dec. 29, 2017 7:11 p.m. | | Trump looks at delivering more water to farmers Comments 0 Comments

2 dead, 1 hurt in shooting at SoCal law firm

LONG BEACH (AP) — A man walked into the Southern California law firm where he worked and shot two men Friday before turning the gun on ...

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Posted: dec. 29, 2017 7:11 p.m. | | 2 dead, 1 hurt  in shooting at  SoCal law firm Comments 0 Comments

DMV cracks down on improper use of car placards

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — California officials plan to crack down on thousands of “dead” drivers.

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Posted: dec. 29, 2017 7:10 p.m. | | DMV cracks  down on  improper  use of car placards Comments 0 Comments

Medley of agencies enforcing pot laws

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Licensed businesses around California can begin legally growing and selling marijuana for recreational use Monday, and a hodgepodge of enforcement agencies will ...

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Posted: dec. 29, 2017 7:10 p.m. | | Medley of agencies enforcing pot laws Comments 0 Comments

Legal pot in brings host of environmental rules for California

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — At a state briefing on environmental rules that await growers entering California’s soon-to-be-legal marijuana trade, organic farmers Ulysses Anthony, Tracy Sullivan and ...

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Posted: dec. 22, 2017 7:37 p.m. | | Legal pot in brings  host of environmental  rules for California Comments 0 Comments

FBI: Modesto man planned Christmas attack on Pier SF’s 39

MODESTO (AP) — The FBI said Friday that it found a martyrdom letter and several guns in the home of a former Marine who said he ...

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Posted: dec. 22, 2017 7:37 p.m. | | FBI: Modesto man  planned Christmas attack on Pier SF’s 39 Comments 0 Comments

Nature Conservancy buys California coastal ranchland

SANTA BARBARA  (AP) — A huge swath of coastal California ranch lands will become a vast preserve through an acquisition funded by a $165 million gift ...

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Posted: dec. 22, 2017 7:37 p.m. | | Nature Conservancy buys California coastal ranchland Comments 0 Comments

Ongoing SoCal wildfire largest in state history

VENTURA (AP) — The massive wildfire that plagued a wide swath of the Southern California coast for 2½ weeks is now the largest in state history.

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Posted: dec. 22, 2017 7:37 p.m. | | Ongoing SoCal wildfire largest in state history Comments 0 Comments

‘Celebration of Life’ for San Francisco mayor who died at 65

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee was remembered Sunday for his humility, integrity and infectious smile during a public celebration of his life ...

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Posted: dec. 17, 2017 6:05 p.m. | | ‘Celebration of Life’ for San Francisco mayor who died at 65 Comments 0 Comments

Flames threatening SoCal coastal communities as firefighters mourn

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands of firefighters tried Sunday to shield coastal communities from one of the biggest wildfires in California history while a funeral procession ...

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Posted: dec. 17, 2017 6:04 p.m. | | Flames threatening SoCal coastal communities as firefighters mourn Comments 0 Comments

Pot sold Jan. 1 could be tainted

LOS ANGELES (AP) — That legal weed you’ll be able to buy in California on New Year’s Day may not be as green as ...

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Posted: dec. 17, 2017 6:04 p.m. | | Pot sold Jan. 1 could be tainted Comments 0 Comments

1/4 of California kids seen as gender nonconforming

LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than a quarter of California schoolchildren between 12 and 17 believe their peers see them as “gender nonconforming,” meaning those boys ...

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Posted: dec. 14, 2017 8:44 p.m. | | 1/4 of California kids seen as gender nonconforming Comments 0 Comments

State lawmakers propose health coverage for illegals

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — California, flush with cash from an expanding economy, would eventually spend $1 billion a year to provide health care to immigrants living in ...

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Posted: dec. 14, 2017 8:44 p.m. | | State lawmakers propose health coverage for illegals Comments 0 Comments

UC system sets new record for applicants for 13th straight year

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Students are applying to the University of California system in record numbers for the 13th straight year, according to preliminary data released ...

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Posted: dec. 14, 2017 8:44 p.m. | | UC system sets new record for applicants for 13th straight year Comments 0 Comments

Police bust multimillion-dollar weed ‘fortress’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police in Southern California raided a weed “fortress” on Wednesday, seizing 35,000 marijuana plants and shutting down an operation they believe ...

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Posted: dec. 14, 2017 8:44 p.m. | | Police bust multimillion-dollar weed ‘fortress’ Comments 0 Comments

Set more fires to try to stop wildfires

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California’s seemingly endless cycle of wildfires is prompting authorities to make plans to set more “controlled burns” to thin forests choked ...

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Posted: dec. 14, 2017 8:25 p.m. | | Set more fires to try to stop wildfires Comments 0 Comments

State wildfires prompt tougher rules for utilities

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Devastating California wildfires this year — and expectations of more to come under the extremes of climate change — prompted regulators Thursday to toughen ...

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Posted: dec. 14, 2017 8:25 p.m. | | State wildfires prompt tougher  rules for utilities Comments 0 Comments

Firefighter dies fighting SoCal wildfire

SANTA BARBARA . (AP) — A firefighter died Thursday while working a colossal wildfire burning in coastal mountains northwest of Los Angeles that has become the fourth ...

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Posted: dec. 14, 2017 8:25 p.m. | | Firefighter dies fighting SoCal wildfire Comments 0 Comments

Prominent 9th Circuit judge faces sex misconduct inquiry

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The chief judge of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Thursday that he has opened a misconduct inquiry into ...

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Posted: dec. 14, 2017 8:25 p.m. | | Prominent 9th Circuit judge faces sex misconduct inquiry Comments 0 Comments

Homeless fire started SoCal wildfire

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A cooking fire at a homeless encampment sparked a wildfire last week that destroyed six homes in the Bel Air neighborhood of ...

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Posted: dec. 12, 2017 7:13 p.m. | | Homeless fire started SoCal wildfire Comments 0 Comments

San Francisco native becomes city’s 1st black woman mayor

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco native London Breed became the city’s acting mayor Tuesday following the sudden death of Mayor Ed Lee, and is ...

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Posted: dec. 12, 2017 7:13 p.m. | | San Francisco native  becomes city’s 1st  black woman mayor Comments 0 Comments

SF Mayor Lee leaves behind city in turmoil

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Under Mayor Ed Lee’s seven-year watch, San Francisco went from a city mired in recession to a technology-fueled economic powerhouse where ...

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Posted: dec. 12, 2017 7:12 p.m. | | SF Mayor Lee leaves behind city in turmoil Comments 0 Comments

Cheech Marin touts state tool for new pot businesses

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comedian and legendary stoner Cheech Marin doesn’t want your pot business to go up in smoke.

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Posted: dec. 12, 2017 7:12 p.m. | | Cheech Marin touts state  tool for new pot businesses Comments 0 Comments

NorCal man gets life for teen abduction

SAN JOSE  (AP) — A Northern California man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for abducting and killing a 15-year-old girl on her ...

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Posted: dec. 12, 2017 7:12 p.m. | | NorCal man gets life for teen abduction Comments 0 Comments

Ash falls like snow as celebrities flee

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ash fell like snow and heavy smoke had residents gasping for air Monday as a huge Southern California wildfire exploded in size ...

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Posted: dec. 11, 2017 7:14 p.m. | | Ash falls like snow as celebrities flee Comments 0 Comments

Democrats temporarily lose Assembly supermajority

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — California Democrats will be without a supermajority in the Assembly for months and risk losing the two-thirds edge needed to pass tax and ...

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Posted: dec. 11, 2017 7:14 p.m. | | Democrats  temporarily  lose Assembly  supermajority Comments 0 Comments

LA subway work yield array of Ice Age fossils

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As part of the crew digging a subway extension under the streets of Los Angeles, Ashley Leger always keeps her safety gear ...

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Posted: dec. 11, 2017 7:14 p.m. | | LA subway work yield array of Ice Age fossils Comments 0 Comments

LA goes car free for a day for CicLAvia

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s a car free day in parts of LA.

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Posted: dec. 10, 2017 5:34 p.m. | | LA goes car free for a day for CicLAvia Comments 0 Comments

‘Firefighting at Christmas’ new normal in California?

FALLBROOK  (AP) — A week of destructive fires in Southern California is ending but danger still looms.

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Posted: dec. 10, 2017 5:33 p.m. | | ‘Firefighting at Christmas’ new normal in California? Comments 0 Comments

Man freed after 15 years for shaken baby death

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — A California man who spent 15 years in prison for shaking his baby to death was freed Saturday, one day after a judge ...

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Posted: dec. 10, 2017 5:33 p.m. | | Man freed  after 15 years  for shaken  baby death Comments 0 Comments

New evacuations as fire flares up

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A powerful flare-up on the western edge of Southern California’s largest and most destructive wildfire sent residents fleeing Sunday, as wind-fanned ...

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Posted: dec. 10, 2017 5:33 p.m. | | New evacuations as fire flares up Comments 0 Comments

State slammed over Oroville Dam

OROVILLE  (AP) — Living in the shadow of the nation’s tallest dam, the residents of this Northern California town had a complicated relationship with state ...

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Posted: dec. 07, 2017 8:32 p.m. | | State slammed over Oroville Dam Comments 0 Comments

California Senate picks its first female leader

SACRAMENTO . (AP) — San Diego Sen. Toni Atkins was tapped Thursday by fellow state Senate Democrats to replace Kevin de Leon and become the chamber’s ...

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Posted: dec. 07, 2017 8:31 p.m. | | California Senate picks its first female leader Comments 0 Comments

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