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Drought hinders California’s clean energy goals

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Already locked in its third dry year, an ongoing drought could complicate California’s battle against global warming and make it more expensive, officials said. For years, dams have been one of […]


Couple ordered to stop blocking access to CA trail

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — State coastal regulators have voted unanimously to issue a cease-and-desist order to a couple who installed fences, gates and signs that blocked access to a popular hiking trail on the Central […]


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California bill would regulate pet insurance

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California could soon start regulating the small but growing market for pet insurance under proposed legislation. A bill by Assemblyman Matt Dababneh, D-Los Angeles, would set guidelines for the largely unregulated […]


File - This undated file photo released by the California Department of Water Resources shows water making its way south through the Central Valley by way of the California Aqueduct. (AP Photo/California Department of Water Resources, Dale Kolke, File)

California restricts access to water well records

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A decades-old law barring the public from viewing records of water wells throughout California is drawing criticism amid the state’s drought from those who believe the information locked away could help […]


A Cal Fire air tanker drops retardant on a fire. (AP File Photo/The Press Democrat, Kent Porter)

California wildfire destroys 8 homes; others rage

COLLINSVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A fire tore through a Northern California community, destroying eight homes and damaging three more over the holiday weekend that has firefighters throughout California hard at work. Nobody was injured in […]


The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

High court rulings in California matters: Gay therapy, oyster farm, fuel standards

High court turns down California oyster farm WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal from a popular oyster farm in Northern California that is facing closure. The justices did not […]


FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2013 file photo Texas Gov. Rick Perry gives the keynote speech at the California Republican Party convention in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)

Could Texas’ Perry be mulling move to California?

xAUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Could Texas Gov. Rick Perry be California dreamin’? The Republican has made persuading top employers around the country to move to Texas a centerpiece of his administration, even leading a series […]


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Lawmakers to vote on $108 billion spending plan

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Lawmakers are facing a Sunday deadline to pass a $108 billion spending plan that will meet Gov. Jerry Brown’s demands for a rainy day fund and paying down debt while allocating […]


Nurses Fatima Guillen, left, and Fran Wendt, right, give Kimberly Magdeleno, 4, a whooping cough booster shot, as she is held by her mother, Claudia Solorio, at a health clinic in Tacoma, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Whooping cough cases are up in California again

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The number of whooping cough cases is up in California again and state health officials say they expect them to keep rising. The California Department of Public Health said there […]


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Chicken plant sues pest company over cockroaches

LIVINGSTON, Calif. (AP) — A Central California chicken-processing plant has filed a lawsuit against a pest-control company over a cockroach infestation that caused the plant to close for two weeks. The Modesto Bee reports that […]


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Report faults California prison mental health care

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is providing haphazard, inadequate psychiatric treatment to its most severely mentally ill inmates, according to a new report by a federal court official. The report filed in federal court Friday […]


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Warm, windy Mother’s Day preview of Calif. weather

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The hot and windy gift that Mother Nature gave the greater Los Angeles area on Mother’s Day is a preview of what weather forecasters said to expect across California this week. […]