California

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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Suspect held in wounding of Dana Point man

DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) — A 40-year-old man has been arrested in a shooting that wounded a man in Dana Point and led to a manhunt on the northern San Diego County coast. The Orange […]

03/10/2014

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Powerful quake shakes California; no injuries

EUREKA, Calif. (AP) – An earthquake that struck offshore and rattled the Northern California coast has been downgraded to a magnitude-6.8. The quake about 50 miles west of Eureka on Sunday night was initially reported […]

03/10/2014

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California criminal behind 3-strikes law arrested

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The career criminal whose participation in a notorious murder spurred California’s so-called three strikes law has been arrested again. The Fresno Bee reported Saturday that 49-year-old Douglas Walker pleaded not guilty to […]

03/08/2014

Workers at a natural gas well site

California’s Brown hears fracking gripes

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a year when California Democrats are worried about motivating their voters, Gov. Jerry Brown heard another unwelcome message Saturday: Some Democratic activists are bristling over his administration’s policies on hydraulic […]

03/08/2014

Suspended California State Senator Ron Calderon (AP Photo)

California lawmaker accused of corruption on leave

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California Senate spokesman says a state lawmaker facing federal corruption charges will take an indefinite leave of absence from the Legislature while awaiting trial. Mark Hedlund, spokesman for President Pro […]

03/02/2014

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Judge says 2 California laws are unconstitutional

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled two California laws enacted through the initiative process are unconstitutional because they retrospectively increase the punishments for crimes committed before the laws came into effect. U.S. […]

03/02/2014

A lottery ticket dispenser at Dixon Landing Chevron in Milpitas, Calif., on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Sacramento-area store sells $60M Powerball ticket

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A lottery player in Sacramento County has hit the jackpot in Saturday night’s $60 million Powerball drawing. California Lottery spokesman Alex Traverso says the winning ticket — which successfully matched the […]

03/02/2014

UC Davis breaks ground on new art museum

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — The University of California, Davis is breaking ground on a new $30 million arts museum that has been years in the making. University officials on Saturday kicked off the eventual construction […]

03/01/2014

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