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New California fines for wasting water take effect
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - New regulations that include fines up to $500 a day for residents who waste water are taking effect in California.
The State Water Resources Control Board approved the rules earlier this month, making it illegal for people...
Poll: Americans cool to border-crossing children
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Americans are wary of granting refugee status to children crossing the U.S. border to flee strife-torn countries in Central America, and most in an Associated Press-GfK poll say the U.S. does not have a moral obligation to accept...
California to have 4 governors in 4 days next week
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — How many governors does it take to run the state of California? Next week, the answer's four.
Three different acting governors will fill in for Gov. Jerry Brown when the state's top officials take turns...
Cougars need love connection in Agoura Hills, Caltrans says
AGOURA HILLS (CNS) - Caltrans officials plan to build a bridge for mountain lions and other wild animals to cross the Ventura (101) Freeway west of Los Angeles, officials said today.
The National Park System has been tracking mountain lions in the...
Family law bills proposed in California
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As the rise of nontraditional families leads to disputes under outdated law, California lawmakers returning from summer break will consider bills that seek to update family law.
Here are the bills:
California state senator facing additional charge
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California state senator charged in a sweeping organized crime and public corruption case centered in San Francisco's Chinatown was also charged Friday with racketeering.
A federal grand jury filed...
Study recommends inmate immunity test
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Federal experts are recommending that California test inmates for immunity to a sometimes fatal soil-borne fungus before incarcerating them at two Central Valley state prisons where the disease has killed nearly t...
Fox, Arnett share 'TMNT' love with Comic-Con crowd
SAN DIEGO (AP) — For the human stars of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," it's all about Michelangelo.
When asked by a fan during a Comic-Con panel which member of the sewer-dwelling, pizza-loving superhero team was their favorite, Meg...
How's your comic history knowledge?
Comic-Con is going on in San Diego this weekend. But we have some fun of our own from the comfort of your computer screen. Test your comic book character and super hero knowledge with our 10-question...
'Fill the Boot' fundraiser hosted by Angels and firefighters
The Angels are teaming up with the Anaheim Firefighters Association to host the fourth annual Angel Stadium “Fill the Boot” Fundraiser to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) of Orange County and Riverside County.
The Angels Wives and...
Outcry saves rare redwood from being chopped down
COTATI, Calif. (AP) — A rare redwood tree in a small Northern California city will be replanted instead of being sawed down to make way for planned railway tracks.
The San Francisco Chronicle reported Wednesday that the 52-foot-tall chimeric c...
3 Orange County residents have chikungunya fever
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Health officials say three Orange County residents who traveled to the Caribbean this year have tested positive for a mosquito-borne virus.
The Orange County Register reported Wednesday that the three traveled separately...
California removes lane splitting guidelines, but please remain vigilant
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California Highway Patrol has taken down safety guidelines for a criticized but legal driving maneuver in which motorcyclists pass stalled traffic by driving between lanes.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports that state...
Poll: Brown leads by 19 points in re-election bid
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A new poll shows Gov. Jerry Brown with a 19-point lead over Republican challenger Neel Kashkari in his bid for a fourth term.
The Public Policy Institute of California poll released Wednesday comes a month after the...
Poll finds Californians back smaller water bond
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A slim majority of likely California voters support an $11.1 billion water bond slated for the November ballot, but public support would grow if the bond comes with a smaller price-tag, according to survey results released...