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2 arrested after video of crimes posted on social media

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Two Northern California men were arrested after allegedly live-streaming their armed hunt for another man on a popular social media site.

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$20 found in SF turns into $1M

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area man won $1 million in the California Lottery after buying a winning ticket with money he found ...

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Posted: aug. 31, 2015 10:05 p.m. | | $20 found in SF turns into $1M Comments 0 Comments

244 arrested in immigration sting

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Immigration agents arrested more than 240 people with criminal records during a four-day sting in Southern California, authorities said Monday in a ...

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California doctor faces murder trial in 3 drug deaths

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even after several patients died of overdoses, a California doctor charged in their deaths kept passing out prescriptions for powerful painkillers in ...

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Lost Sierra hiker survived nine days with broken leg

FRESNO  — A 62-year-old hiker missing for nine days in California’s rugged Sierra Nevada with a broken leg endured freezing nighttime temperatures and crawled two ...

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Court considers death penalty challenge

PASADENA . (AP) — A federal appeals court considering whether California’s death penalty is unconstitutional because of excessive delays focused Monday on procedural issues over whether ...

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Court considers death penalty challenge

PASADENA . (AP) — A federal appeals court considering whether California’s death penalty is unconstitutional because of excessive delays focused Monday on procedural issues over whether ...

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A shrug: Cyrus’ bare-breast flash

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Janet Jackson exposed a breast on national television a decade ago, and it sparked national outrage. Miley Cyrus’ flash barely caused a ...

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‘Erroneous Zones’ author, self -help guru Wayne W. Dyer dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wayne W. Dyer, who became the pied piper of the self-help movement with the 1976 publication of his runaway best-seller, “Your Erroneous ...

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Deaths of 2 rave-goers lead to changes by concert promoter

POMONA  (AP) — In the wake of the deaths of two young women who attended a Southern California rave, concert promoter Live Nation has agreed to ...

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Brown creates new online security center

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown ordered the creation of a new security center Monday that will be responsible for strengthening online security to prevent cyber-attacks ...

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Ex-agent pleads guilty in Silk Road probe

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A former Secret Service agent has pleaded guilty to charges related to the theft of electronic currency during a high-profile investigation into ...

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Minaj calls out Miley Cyrus

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nicki Minaj called Miley Cyrus out at the MTV Video Music Awards after the 22-year-old said in an interview that the rapper ...

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Surfer uninjured after shark bites her board off Morro Bay beach

MORRO BAY  (AP) — A surfer escaped injury on Saturday after a great white shark bit her board off California’s central coast.

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Golf club pays $100,000 over manure incident

ESCONDIDO (AP) — The owner of a Southern California golf club, who raised a stink by spreading chicken manure on the course, has agreed to pay ...

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Posted: aug. 30, 2015 7:38 p.m. | | Golf club pays $100,000 over manure incident Comments 0 Comments

Missing hiker found in Sierra is recovering

FRESNO (AP) — The family of a woman who was rescued after being stranded in the rugged Sierra Nevada for nine days said Sunday that she ...

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‘Reckless behavior’ in pier killing

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Even if the suspect at the center of a national immigration debate accidentally fired the shot that killed a young woman on ...

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Fatal pier shot was ricochet

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The murder suspect at the center of a national immigration debate admits he fired the shot that killed a young San Francisco ...

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Twitter tries to lure more users

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter’s most urgent task is naming a new CEO. But the most formidable one is convincing more people that its service ...

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Apple’s new product event set on Sept. 9

CUPERTINO (AP) — Apple has announced plans for a new product event on Sept. 9 in San Francisco, where the giant tech company is expected to ...

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Posted: aug. 27, 2015 8:22 p.m. | | Apple’s new  product event  set on Sept. 9  Comments 0 Comments

Key committee fails to take up California minimum wage bill

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — Lawmakers declined Thursday to take up a bill that would raise California’s minimum wage and tie future increases to inflation, likely stalling ...

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State holds on to $10M in donations

SACRAMENTO  (AP) —  Nearly $10 million in charitable donations by California taxpayers sat unspent in government accounts at the end of last year, The Associated Press ...

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State Senate OKs Raising age to buy cigarettes to 21

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — Democratic lawmakers advanced a package of tobacco regulation bills on Thursday, reviving proposals that earlier stalled in the Legislature amid opposition from tobacco ...

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2 dead in shooting outside Salinas Social Security office

SALINAS  (AP) — Police say a man is in custody after a shooting outside a Social Security Administration office Thursday that left his estranged wife critically ...

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Californians cut water use back 31%

FRESNO  (AP) — For the second straight month, Californians exceeded hefty water conservation mandates during the relentless drought without the state imposing fines, officials said Thursday.

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Crowdfunding campaign for drought relief

FRESNO  (AP) — A group of nonprofit organizations and businesses has started a crowdfunding campaign to assist families affected by the state’s drought and wildfires.

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Bill would raise taxes on cigarettes by $2 per pack

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — A bill to raise California’s cigarette tax by $2 per pack was introduced Wednesday in the state Senate, a hike that supporters ...

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Posted: aug. 26, 2015 8:19 p.m. | | Bill would raise taxes on cigarettes by $2 per pack Comments 1 Comment

Mayor thanks student who helped thwart France attack

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — An American student who helped stop a terror attack on a Paris-bound high-speed train said Wednesday it’s been a “crazy few days ...

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Posted: aug. 26, 2015 8:18 p.m. | | Mayor thanks student who helped thwart France attack Comments 0 Comments

Poll: Californians increasingly back Medi-Cal for immigrants

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — Californians increasingly support extending public health care services to immigrants who are in the country illegally, according to new survey results released Wednesday.

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Supervisors enjoy lots of car washes

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Most Los Angeles County supervisors have their take-home cars washed two or three times a week, even as officials are urging residents ...

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Windows 10 now on 75 million devices

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft said Wednesday that its new Windows 10 software is running on more than 75 million computers, tablets and other devices — in ...

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190 firefighters get poison oak

SANTA MARGARITA . (AP) — Nearly 200 firefighters have been treated for allergic reactions to poison oak while battling a stubborn blaze that has charred more than ...

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Audit: California agencies vulnerable to IT security breach

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — Many California state agencies are not complying with the state’s information technology standards, leaving them vulnerable to a major security breach of ...

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Posted: aug. 25, 2015 6:29 p.m. | | Audit: California  agencies vulnerable  to IT security breach   Comments 0 Comments

Investigator says suspect admitted to pier shooting

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The murder suspect at the center of a national immigration debate admitted to shooting and killing a young San Francisco woman out ...

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Posted: aug. 25, 2015 6:28 p.m. | | Investigator says suspect  admitted to  pier shooting Comments 0 Comments

Preview of ‘Listen’ set for Manteca High on Saturday

An exclusive preview of the movie “Listen” — a film addressing teen issues — is taking place at Manteca High where much of it was filmed.

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Posted: aug. 25, 2015 6:28 p.m. | | Preview of ‘Listen’ set for Manteca High on Saturday Comments 0 Comments

LA looks at harsher penalties for those paying for child sex

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials in Los Angeles County are adopting a get-tough tactic to deter men from soliciting sex from girls who are forced into ...

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Ashley Madison users sue cheating website over breach

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eight people across the U.S. who registered to use Ashley Madison are suing the website for cheaters after hackers released personal ...

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Wine train apologizes to black women it booted

NAPA  (AP) — The Napa Valley Wine Train issued an apology Tuesday to a book club that includes mostly black women who said they were booted ...

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Nevada, California talk Tahoe traffic

ZEPHYR COVE, Nev. (AP) — Officials from both Nevada and California gathered on the shores of Lake Tahoe on Monday to discuss how to deal with ...

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Lawmakers reject bill to develop local police body camera policies

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — California lawmakers have rejected a bill to require law enforcement agencies to develop policies on body cameras as Democrats push for statewide regulation.

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Wine train orders off black women’s book club members

NAPA (AP) — Members of a mostly black women’s book club say a luxe Napa Valley wine train kicked them off because of their race.

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Posted: aug. 24, 2015 8:37 p.m. | | Wine train orders off black women’s  book club members Comments 0 Comments

MARIJUANA LAWS

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — The likelihood that California voters will be asked to legalize recreational marijuana next year is prompting lawmakers to make a serious run at ...

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Horses trained by inmates auctioned in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Several wild horses are now in homes thanks to inmates at a Sacramento County jail.

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Posted: aug. 24, 2015 8:34 p.m. | | Horses trained by inmates auctioned in Sacramento Comments 0 Comments

California lawmakers approve drone trespassing crime bill

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — California lawmakers on Monday approved a bill that would make it a trespassing violation to fly drones over private property without permission.

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California cuts rebates for rich on hybrid & electric vehicles

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — State lawmakers and air quality officials are cutting back rebates on hybrids and electric cars because hundreds of Californians claim it is a ...

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Posted: aug. 24, 2015 8:33 p.m. | | California cuts rebates for rich on hybrid & electric vehicles Comments 0 Comments

Men who foiled train gunman scheduled for rest & college

SACRAMENTO (AP) — So what do you do when a trip on a high-speed train in Europe suddenly turns you and your buddies into international heroes?

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Posted: aug. 24, 2015 8:33 p.m. | | Men who foiled train gunman scheduled for rest & college Comments 0 Comments

Fire evacuations lifted for homes near ski resort

BIG BEAR LAKE  (AP) — Evacuation orders have been lifted for hundreds of mountain homes threatened by a fire near a popular Southern California ski resort.

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Posted: aug. 24, 2015 8:31 p.m. | | Fire evacuations  lifted for homes  near ski resort  Comments 0 Comments

Consumers shell out 150% more for eggs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Consumers are shelling out more for a carton of large eggs as benchmark prices in California have gone up by 150 percent ...

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Boaters mapping Pacific garbage arrive in SF

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Far away from California’s coast, where the Pacific Ocean currents swirl, the blue of the sea was replaced by fishing nets ...

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Posted: aug. 23, 2015 6:47 p.m. | | Boaters mapping Pacific  garbage arrive in SF Comments 0 Comments

Out of juvie, into nature: Youth run wild webcams

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harry Grammer, the CEO of a Los Angeles-based nonprofit that works with young adults, wanted to give kids recently out of the ...

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