Southern 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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Southern California home sales fall in February

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Southern California homes sales posted a fifth straight annual decline in February as tight inventories kept buyers on the sidelines, a research firm said Wednesday. There were 14,027 new and existing houses […]

03/12/2014

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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 man runs through Shoreline Aquatic Park in Long Beach, Calif. on Saturday, March 1, 2014.  (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Saturated slopes worry California cities

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Saturated mountainsides loomed over foothill communities on Saturday as a storm centered off California rotated bands of rain into a state that sorely needs the moisture but not at such dangerously […]

03/01/2014

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Calif. to recognize that gang members can change

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Prison officials are enacting new rules that they say will make California the first state to recognize that inmates can quit prison gangs and put that lifestyle behind them. However, gang […]

01/31/2014

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Anthem to raise some premiums up to 25 percent

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands of Anthem Blue Cross individual customers whose policies were unchanged by the nation’s new health care law could see their premiums jump as much as 25 percent unless California regulators […]

01/31/2014

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LA Unified gets lower price for thousands of iPads

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Unified School District is getting a break on the price of thousands of iPads, as it continues the rollout of a $1 billion plan to provide the tablets to […]

01/31/2014

Raindrops appear on a windshield following the first rain of the year, early Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, in Novato, Calif. Northern California is finally getting rain after some areas have gone without measurable moisture for weeks. But the precipitation won't help much to ease the drought that has plagued the region. (AP Photo/Marin Independent Journal, Robert Tong)

Rain, snow do little for drought-hit California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A weather system that brought a smattering of rain and snow to California has moved on with little impact on the state’s deepening drought. Though nearly 2 feet of snow fell […]

01/31/2014

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Oxnard woman gets 4 years for $400K charity theft

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — A Ventura County woman accused of stealing more than $400,000 from a charity where she worked has been sentenced to four years and eight months in prison. The Ventura County Star […]

01/31/2014

OC man acquitted of attempted murder of officer

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — An Orange County man has been acquitted of attempted murder for assaulting a police officer with a knife. The Orange County Register reports jurors also deadlocked on convicting 30-year-old Carlos […]

01/31/2014

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