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SAN FRANCISCO — A man suspected in the fatal stabbings of two people and the wounding of three others at a San Jose homeless shelter has a history of domestic violence and had been deported at least three times, officials said Wednesday.

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LOS ANGELES — Fire weather watches will go into effect on Thanksgiving for a large swath of Southern California as Santa Ana winds develop, forecasters said Wednesday.

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) — Children whose educations have been disrupted by the pandemic, even for as little as two to four months, may suffer life-long consequences, including shorter life spans, according to a study released today by the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.

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SACRAMENTO — California’s system for paying unemployment benefits is so dysfunctional that the state approved more than $140 million for at least 20,000 prisoners, local and federal prosecutors said Tuesday, detailing a scheme that resulted in claims filed in the names of well-known convicte…

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LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles crossed a grim threshold Sunday as the city unofficially recorded its 300th homicide for the year — a milestone last reached a decade ago.

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LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County announced new Coronavirus-related restrictions Sunday that will prohibit in-person dining for at least three weeks as cases rise at the start of the holiday season and officials statewide begged Californians to avoid traveling or gathering in groups for Thank…

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SACRAMENTO — The longtime head of California-Hawaii’s chapter of the NAACP will resign in December after she again faced conflict-of-interest allegations involving her political consulting company.

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OAKLAND — A man charged with raping two women in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1997 has died after shooting himself with a nail gun, and the case will be dismissed, prosecutors announced Friday.

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LOS ANGELES — A majority of Californians are under a nighttime curfew beginning Saturday as surging Coronavirus cases threaten to swamp health care systems, and the state’s largest county warned that an even more drastic lockdown could be imminent.

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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE — A US-European satellite designed to extend a decades-long measurement of global sea surface heights was launched into Earth orbit from California on Saturday.

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SAN JOSE — Santa Clara County’s undersheriff has been indicted by a grand jury for his alleged role in a scheme to trade concealed weapons permits for donations to the sheriff’s 2018 re-election campaign.

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LOS ANGELES — The city of Delano has agreed to pay more than $100,000 to four teenagers to settle a lawsuit accusing police of falsely handcuffing and arresting them last year as the group walked to a school to pick up prom tickets.

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SACRAMENTO — California’s attorney general has dropped a lawsuit seeking the names and contact information of every person who used one of the state Republican Party’s unofficial ballot drop boxes.

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SACRAMENTO — Come tonight, California will join other states and nations in trying a partial overnight curfew as its latest desperate attempt to stem a surge in Coronavirus cases, though experts said its effect may be more symbolic than real and many law enforcement agencies are refusing to …

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LOS ANGELES — California authorities said Friday they have dismantled the senior leadership of the white supremacist Aryan Brotherhood as part of a statewide takedown of the notorious prison gang and its associates in the Fresnecks street gang in Fresno County.

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SAN DIEGO — US border authorities stopped people entering the country illegally from Mexico more than 69,000 times in October, the sixth straight monthly increase and the highest level since July 2019.

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LOS ANGELES — In what could be a temporary victory for California’s legal cannabis industry, a judge has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to overturn a state rule allowing home deliveries statewide, even into communities that banned commercial marijuana sales.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Hollywood man was arrested Thursday for allegedly operating a drone that crashed into a Los Angeles Police Department helicopter and forced an emergency landing two months ago, the US attorney’s office said.

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SACRAMENTO — California organizations encompassing both police chiefs and rank-and-file officers proposed legislation Thursday in the wake of recent civil unrest that they said would raise standards for police recruiting and training while increasing diversity.

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SACRAMENTO — When California shut down most of its economy in the spring because of the Coronavirus, the state Legislature passed a spending plan that assumed the worst: An unemployment rate at 25%, record high enrollment in social safety net programs and a 15% drop in tax collections.

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LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County’s Coronavirus cases are rising so fast they could average more than 4,000 a day within three weeks and leave the nation’s most populous county on the cusp of a lockdown and curfew, a public health official said Wednesday.

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WASHINGTON — Rep. Kevin McCarthy easily won reelection as House Republican leader, a stunning turnaround as the entire GOP leadership team was rewarded by their colleagues for reducing the Democrats’ House advantage in the November election.

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SACRAMENTO — One of the youngest mayors in the country, who garnered national attention for starting a privately funded program to give poor people $500 a month in guaranteed income, conceded that he lost his bid for reelection in Stockton.

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) — Looking to combat a COVID-19 surge, Los Angeles County announced tightened restrictions today, requiring restaurants, wineries, breweries and non-essential retail businesses to close at 10 p.m., while also limiting their capacity and that of indoor retail shops.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday apologized for what he called “a bad mistake” in attending a birthday party that broke the very rules that he has been preaching to slow the spread of the Coronavirus.

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) — After two straight days of Coronavirus case numbers exceeding 3,000, county health officials today were weighing possible new restrictions — such as a business curfew — in an effort to reverse a surge in infections they fear could overwhelm hospitals and lead to more deaths.

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SANTA ANA — A 68-year-old man who has served nearly four decades in prison for the 1981 killing of a Southern California retiree will be released after accepting a plea bargain following a lengthy legal battle, according to a newspaper report Friday.

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SACRAMENTO — This 2020 election, California voters narrowly defeated a $12.5 billion statewide business property tax increase that would have benefited schools and local governments, offering a rebuttal to the state’s reputation as a liberal paradise dominated by tax-and-spend Democrats.

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OAKLAND — Poll workers at a voting site in Oakland incorrectly told up to 200 people that their paper ballot was only a receipt and that it could be taken home, leading to the votes not being counted, a coalition of voting rights advocates alleged in a complaint to Alameda County’s registrar…

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SAN DIEGO — Four San Diego County restaurants and gyms that were forced to halt indoor operations beginning Saturday have filed a lawsuit seeking an emergency injunction to halt the shutdown.

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SAUGUS — It has been one year since a 16-year-old Saugus High School student opened fire on his classmates, killing two and injuring three others before turning the gun on himself.

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LOS ANGELES — Republican Young Kim defeated US Rep. Gil Cisneros on Friday in a Southern California district, the second GOP candidate to snatch a Democratic-held seat in the state this year.

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SAN BERNARDINO — A pilot was seriously injured when a small plane crashed in a dry riverbed near an inland Southern California airfield Friday night, authorities said.

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SACRAMENTO — No one outside of San Quentin State Prison will be seeing Scott Peterson in person any time soon as officials consider if he should be retried in the headline-grabbing slayings of his pregnant wife and unborn child, a California judge decided Friday.

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LOMA LINDA — A 34-year-old woman stranded for two nights in frigid temperatures after being severely injured in a fall on California’s Mt. Whitney has died at a hospital.

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LOS ANGELES — A California man imprisoned in Mexico ran a “virtual kidnapping” scheme that duped dozens of Americans into paying ransoms to free family members who were never actually kidnapped, according to federal prosecutors.

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LOS ANGELES — The governors of California, Oregon and Washington issued travel advisories Friday urging people entering or returning to their states to self-quarantine to slow the spread of the Coronavirus as infections spike across the US.

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SACRAMENTO — California Gov. Gavin Newsom eased the sentences or criminal histories of nearly three dozen current or former felons on Tuesday, including 10 pardons intended to aid immigrants who face the possibility of deportation.

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LOS ANGELES — A month ago, Antonio Gomez III was a healthy 46-year-old struggling like so many others to balance work and parenting during the Coronavirus pandemic.