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  • Rand Paul urges California GOP to try new tactics

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul urged California Republicans on Saturday to attract new voters by trying tactics typically associated with Democrats: pushing for expanded voting rights, reforming criminal drug sentences and talking to minorities. "Let's be the party that actually...

  • 55 tons of trash pulled from California waterways

    AUBURN, Calif. (AP) — State officials say some 55 tons of trash was removed from the California's drought-stricken waterways during the Great Sierra River Cleanup. A release from organizers Saturday says more than 100,000 pounds of bottles, cans, appliances, car parts and other debris were...

  • Body found next to plane wreck in Anza Borrego

    JULIAN, Calif. (AP) — The San Diego Sheriff's Department says it found the body of a man next to a plane wreck in a remote area of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Searchers made the discovery Saturday morning while looking for a plane reported missing Friday. The plane was found upside down in...

  • 2 prison guards face charge in killing outside bar

    SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — Two state prison guards face charges in the killing of a Paso Robles vineyard manager during a fight outside a San Luis Obispo County bar earlier this month. Arrest warrants were issued Thursday for Sergio Aranda, 35, and Travis Woolf, 36, on suspicion of...

  • Brown signs bill on car surcharge for bike lanes

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill allowing local governments to impose a vehicle registration surcharge to pay for bike lanes and trails. The governor's office said in a statement that Brown signed the bill in Sacramento on Saturday. It lets cities, counties or...

  • Woman killed by SUV in San Francisco's Chinatown

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco police say a driver is in custody after a pedestrian was struck and killed by a sport utility vehicle in the city's popular Chinatown district. Officer Albie Esparza, a San Francisco police spokesman, says the driver was arrested Saturday on suspicion of...

  • Oakland mother charged in cocaine death of son, 2

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — An Oakland woman has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and child abuse in the death of her 2-year-old son, who died of cocaine ingestion. Police said Friday that 39-year-old Fayson Howard was arrested earlier this week in connection with the May 23 death of her...

  • GOP kicks off convention with focus on women

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Republicans are looking to put a new face on their party after decades of declining registration in a state that increasingly leans to the left politically. The effort starts with wiping out what leaders say are outdated ideas about what it means to be a...

  • Baby found unharmed at scene of OC murder-suicide

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Anaheim police say a 7-month-old baby has been found unharmed at a home where both her parents died in a suspected murder-suicide. Police say a relative found the bodies of the man and woman around 8:30 a.m. Friday in the home on Morningstar Drive. Lt. Bob Dunn tells...

  • Anaheim police kill robbery suspect in shootout

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Anaheim police have shot and killed a robbery suspect in a shootout after the man holed up inside a sport utility vehicle. Police were called to Fry's Electronics around 2 p.m. Friday by a report that two men had robbed the store at gunpoint. Lt. Bob Dunn says the men...

  • Feds approve California's immigrant license words

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Federal officials have given their backing to a redesigned license for immigrants living in California illegally, which includes wording that distinguishes it from those for legal residents. Homeland Security officials told the California Department of Motor Vehicles...

  • California reinstates tougher arson penalties

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has reinstated tougher penalties for aggravated arson just as authorities charge a Northern California man with setting a fire that has burned nearly 120 square miles of timber in the mountains east of Sacramento. SB930 by Republican Sen. Tom Berryhill of...

  • Brown vetoes diaper changing-station bills

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a pair of bills that would have made diaper changing stations available in both men's and women's restrooms. Brown announced Friday that he vetoed SB1350 and SB1358, saying many businesses already have taken steps to accommodate customers....

  • California to ban smoking at home day cares

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Home day care operators in California must stop smoking in their houses, even after hours when children are gone. Gov. Jerry Brown announced Friday he had signed AB1819, joining 12 other states with similar bans that target "third-hand" smoke. Smoking during day care...

  • 95 percent of California seniors pass exit exam

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — New data shows that the percentage of California seniors passing the high school exit exam required for graduation matched last year's record high results. The state Department of Education said Tuesday that 95.5 percent of seniors in the Class of 2014 — more than 417,000...



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