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16-year-old survives in wheel well of Maui flight

HONOLULU (AP) – Officials say a 16-year-old boy is “lucky to be alive” and unharmed after flying from California to Hawaii stowed away in a plane’s wheel well, surviving cold temperatures at 38,000 feet and […]

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This image provided by Sue Veldkamp shows a book cover of Kevin Sharp. Sharp, a country music singer who recorded multiple chart-topping songs and survived a well-publicized battle with cancer, died Saturday April 19, 2014 in Fair Oaks, Calif. He was 43. (AP Photo/Sue Veldkamp)

Country music singer Kevin Sharp dies at age 43

FAIR OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Sharp, a country music singer who recorded multiple chart-topping songs and survived a well-publicized battle with cancer, has died. He was 43. His sister Mary Huston said Sharp died at […]

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Funds requested to fight drug pangas off Calif.

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office wants money to fight drug-smuggling pangas that have washed ashore the central coast in recent years. Sheriff Ian Parkinson plans to ask […]

04/19/2014

California sea otter, Monterey Bay, California

Salmon season opens; fishermen warned about otters

MOSS LANDING, Calif. (AP) — As the recreational salmon fishing season opens Saturday, marine conservationists at the Monterey Bay Aquarium are warning boaters to look out for California sea otters when they head out to […]

04/05/2014

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California unique with independent citizens panel

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In the decade before the 2012 midterm congressional elections, only one of California’s 53 congressional seats changed party hands, despite elections every other year in a state with rapidly shifting demographics. […]

03/30/2014

In this photo taken Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, a visitor rolls a marijuana joint in coffee shop Mississippi in Maastricht, southern Netherlands.  (AP Photo/Ermindo Armino)

Signature gathering approved for marijuana legalization

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Backers of an initiative that would legalize possession, use, cultivation, transportation and distribution of marijuana and hemp have until Aug. 18 to submit enough signatures to qualify the measure for the […]

03/25/2014

This video framegrab from Senate Television shows Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. speaking on the floor of the Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 11, 2014.  (AP Photo/Senate Television)

Sen. Dianne Feinstein against legalizing pot

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Wednesday joined Gov. Jerry Brown in expressing skepticism about legalizing marijuana in California for recreational purposes. The state’s senior senator told The Associated Press in a telephone interview […]

03/20/2014

Manager of Donnelly gubernatorial campaign departs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The campaign manager for a Republican state lawmaker running for California governor says she has quit, after appearing in a promotional video in which she said working for him was “freaking […]

03/12/2014

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GOP move to expel senator fails to gain traction

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – A state Senate committee will not consider a Republican resolution seeking to expel a Democrat awaiting sentencing on perjury and voter fraud charges. Majority Democrats sent the resolution to the Senate […]

03/12/2014

Rare redwood faces chopping block in California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It’s a tree so rare that there are believed to be fewer than 10 of its kind in the world, and it could be chopped down to make way for commuter […]

03/12/2014

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California seeks to dam 3 Delta channels

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California water officials are planning to temporarily dam three channels on the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to keep out salty ocean water if the state’s drought persists. Two of the barriers would […]

03/12/2014

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Requests to carry concealed guns surges in Calif.

 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Californians have flooded several sheriff offices with applications and inquiries for permits to carry concealed guns. Sheriffs in some politically conservative or rural counties reported spikes in applications while other counties […]

03/12/2014

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