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Backlogged Calif unemployment checks to flow again

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s labor secretary has ordered the state’s Employment Development Department to immediately begin distributing unemployment checks that have been delayed because of computer problems. Marty Morgentern said in a memo to […]

09/25/2013

Firefighting aircraft

Progress made against 200-acre wildfire in San Berdoo mountains

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters made progress overnight against a 200-acre blaze that briefly threatened homes near the San Bernardino mountains. San Bernardino National Forest fire information spokeswoman Carol Underhill says the wildfire is […]

09/25/2013

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SoCal city institutes nation’s first fur ban

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) – West Hollywood is now the only city in America where it’s a crime to sell fur apparel. The Los Angeles Times reports that after years of debate, the ban took […]

09/21/2013

The iPhone 5c (Photo credit: Apple)

Fight erupts in iPhone line at Pasadena Apple store

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — An overnight campout for the new iPhone turned chaotic Friday morning when two men were arrested for fighting outside an Apple Store and a man’s plan to hire homeless people to […]

09/20/2013

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OC man who posed as policeman gets 10 years

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — An Orange County man who posed as a policeman, staged a phony arrest and then offered to let the man go in exchange for sex with his wife has been […]

09/13/2013

A firefighter works the Clover Fire in Anderson, Calif., on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, on Gas Point Road.  (AP Photo/The Record Searchlight, Andreas Fuhrmann)

Calif. wildfire more destructive than thought

REDDING, Calif. (AP) — Crews assessing the damage from a wildfire in Northern California have now determined that 68 homes were destroyed, up from the earlier tally of 37, a fire official said on Thursday. […]

09/12/2013

California Health Insurance Exchange

Calif. bill would cut health exchange secrecy

  SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The state Senate has approved a bill that would require California’s health insurance exchange to make more contract information publicly available. The bipartisan legislation was introduced after an Associated Press […]

07/08/2013

Similar shell malfunction at 2 fireworks shows

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A fireworks company behind the Southern California show that sprayed the crowd and injured more than three dozen people says it appears to have had a similar shell malfunction at […]

07/08/2013

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Parents killed, son injured in Northern Calif. fire

RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) – Two parents were killed and their son critically injured in a fire Friday morning at a garage that had been converted into living space in San Francisco Bay Area, fire officials […]

07/05/2013

Gov Jerry Brown

California resurgent under Brown, but spending still a worry

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Gov. Jerry Brown is drawing praise for his political maneuvering in closing a $25 billion budget deficit and restoring some of California’s financial luster. The state’s credit rating is rebounding and […]

07/05/2013

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