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  • Heat wave sends power demand soaring in California

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A heat wave has sent Californians to their air conditioners and driven up power usage to its highest peak of the year. The California Independent System Operator, which runs the state's electrical grid, says demand hit 45,090 megawatts Monday afternoon — beating a record for...

  • Brown purges immigration initiative from state law

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill deleting unenforceable provisions of a state law that denied social services to immigrants who are in California illegally. Brown's office on Monday announced he had signed SB396, which purges remnants of a 1994 voter-approved ballot...

  • Wind-driven California wildfire damages or destroys 100 homes; at least 1500 people evacuated

    WEED, Calif. (AP) — Wind-driven California wildfire damages or destroys 100 homes; at least 1500 people evacuated .

  • Owner charged in Los Angeles party bus death

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The owner of a party bus has been charged with operating an unsafe vehicle in Los Angeles after the death of a passenger who fell out of a defective door. The city attorney's office announced Monday that it's filed two dozen misdemeanor counts against Hyros Corporation of Los...

  • Jetliner makes emergency landing in Oakland

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — An Arizona-bound jetliner has made an emergency landing at the Oakland airport after its flaps failed to fully retract after takeoff. Southwest Airlines spokesman Brad Hawkins says the problem was noticed shortly after Flight 468 took off from San Jose Monday morning on a...

  • State Sen. Wright resigns after voter fraud case

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — State Sen. Rod Wright has resigned after he was sentenced last week to three months in jail for lying about where he lived when he ran for office. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg accepted Wright's resignation, which is effective Sept. 22. Jennifer Hanson, a...

  • State Sen. Rod Wright resigns after being sentenced to 3 months for lying about his residency

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — State Sen. Rod Wright resigns after being sentenced to 3 months for lying about his residency.

  • PG&E officials removed for improper e-mail communications with California regulators

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — PG&E officials removed for improper e-mail communications with California regulators.

  • 9 hurt in crash on SF Bay Area freeway

    SAN LEANDRO, Calif. (AP) — The California Highway Patrol says a crash left nine people injured and blocked all lanes of a major San Francisco Bay Area freeway. The fiery incident on Interstate 880 began around 3 a.m. Monday when an SUV driver crashed in the southbound lanes. A truck swerved to...

  • Sheet metal reflection cause of California fire

    CORONA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California wildfire that prompted evacuations over the weekend in the Cleveland National Forest was started by the sun's rays reflecting off sheet metal that edged a homeowner's backyard garden, fire officials said Monday. The 2-foot-tall metal fencing...

  • Suspect in bank robbery threatens explosives

    STANTON, Calif. (AP) — The Orange County Sheriff's Department bomb squad is checking the car of a bank robbery suspect after the man said during his arrest that he has explosives in his car. Sheriff's Lt. Jeff Hallock says the man was arrested Monday and is believed to have robbed a Bank of the...

  • Correction: Rare Turtle-Found story

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a story Sept. 13 about the capture of a rare sea turtle off the coast of California, The Associated Press reported erroneously the name of a fishing boat. The boat's name is Salty Lady, not Lusty Lady. A corrected version of the story is below: Northern California...

  • S&P: California recovers growth with tax increases

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Rising income inequality has led to slowing tax revenue growth in California, but the state has responded by increasing its top marginal tax rate, causing its growth rate to accelerate after 2009, according to a new study released Monday by credit rating agency Standard...

  • 5 California Things to Know for Today

    Your daily look at late-breaking California news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WILDFIRES Destructive Madera County blaze forces evacuation of 400 homes; more than 130 homes evacuated at El Dorado County fire. 2. HEAT WAVE Dangerously high temperatures...

  • Coast Guard pulls 6 from SF Bay after boat sinks

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says it rescued six people from the waters of San Francisco Bay after their pontoon boat sank near Oakland. The Coast Guard says it received a 911 call Sunday afternoon from the operator of the 26-foot pontoon boat saying it was taking on water in the...



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