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Sacramento Kings' Buddy Hield, left, speaks with coach Luke Walton during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Kings send Warriors to 7th straight home loss, 112-94

Feb. 26, 2020 1:57 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Sacramento Kings came out of the All-Star break knowing they had little margin for error if they wanted to make a playoff push. Three straight wins to begin the stretch run has them creeping back into contention. Harrison Barnes and De'Aaron Fox each scored 21 points and the Kings...

Assemblyman David Chiu, D-San Francisco, chairman of the Assembly housing committee, center, discusses a package of bills to limit development fees that can add tens of thousands of dollars to the price of a new home, during a news conference, in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. Democratic Assembly members unveiled a package of eight bills to limit development fees. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

California lawmakers: eye limits on housing project fees

Feb. 24, 2020 8:49 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In their latest bid to combat California’s affordable housing crisis, state lawmakers on Monday announced a package of bills to limit development fees that can add tens of thousands of dollars to the price of a new home. However, local governments depend heavily on the...

Sacramento Kings' Kent Bazemore (26) reacts after scoring against the Los Angeles Clippers during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Sacramento Kings beat Clippers at Staples again, 112-103

Feb. 22, 2020 7:44 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Sacramento Kings realize they might have started playing their best basketball of the season too late to contend for a playoff spot. Beating the powerhouse Los Angeles Clippers on the road twice in less than a month still feels awfully good, even if the Clips are far from the best...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a campaign event at Valley High School in Santa Ana, Calif., Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Democrats try to blunt strong California showing for Sanders

Feb. 21, 2020 7:22 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is the largest prize in the calculations of any Democratic presidential candidate, and Bernie Sanders has been working the state for months, worrying his rivals. Sanders has been organizing intensively among Latinos and young voters, producing campaign materials in...

Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes dunks as Memphis Grizzlies forward Kyle Anderson, right, watches during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Barnes makes 7 3-pointers in Kings' win over Grizzlies

Feb. 21, 2020 1:57 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Five days after winning the 3-point competition during All-Star weekend, Buddy Hield’s free throw shooting made the difference for Sacramento and has the Kings pondering a potential late run at the postseason. That might be a lofty aspiration for a team still 11 games under...

FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2016 file photo, people try to catch fish along the Sacramento River in the San Joaquin-Sacramento River Delta, near Courtland, Calif. California officials sued the Trump administration on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, to block new rules governing the Sacramento/San Joaquin River Delta. Attorney General Xavier Becerra called the new rules

California sues Trump administration to block water rules

Feb. 20, 2020 11:31 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California sued the Trump administration on Thursday to block new rules that would let farmers take more water from the state's largest river systems, arguing it would push endangered populations of delta smelt, chinook salmon and steelhead trout to extinction. The federal rules...

FILE - In this April 2, 2019, file photo, water flows down the Oroville Dam spillway in Oroville, Calif. In a rare reversal, the Trump administration has agreed to reimburse California for hundreds of millions of dollars in repair costs stemming from the 2017 emergency at Oroville Dam. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

California to receive $300M from US for Oroville Dam repairs

Feb. 20, 2020 10:58 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In an unusual reversal, federal regulators this week agreed to cover about $300 million in repair costs at the Oroville Dam, where a spillway collapse three years ago prompted the evacuation of nearly 190,000 people in Northern California. The Federal Emergency Management Agency...

In this photo taken Wednesday Feb. 12, 2020, are solar panels on rooftops of a housing development in Folsom, Calif. When California finalized the nation's first sweeping rooftop solar mandate for new construction last year, advocates pictured a utopia of all homes being built with solar panels, turning the clunky panels into the new norm to help the state achieve state carbon neutrality. But those images of self-sustaining abodes may be dashed, supporters warn, if an electric utility in Sacramento wins a widely watched case on Thursday, Feb. 20, deciding how the new solar mandate will be interpreted. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

California's solar mandate to allow homes without solar

Feb. 20, 2020 9:22 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Over the objections of environmentalists, California regulators approved a proposal Thursday to allow builders to construct homes without solar panels, a decision critics said undercuts California’s seven-week-old law that all new houses have their own solar power. At a...

Trapped paraglider rescued from power lines in California

Feb. 20, 2020 9:18 PM EST

OLIVEHURST, Calif. (AP) — A paraglider spent three hours trapped in power lines before being rescued in northern California. The paraglider, who was not immediately identified, was facing the ground with the wires as his only support when first responders arrived Wednesday night, according to officials...

California Gov. Gavin Newsom delivers his State of the State address to a joint session of the legislature at the Capitol, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

California governor makes homelessness top issue in 2020

Feb. 19, 2020 10:26 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Tossing aside tradition, California's governor on Wednesday devoted his biggest platform to a single issue: solving a homelessness crisis that has overwhelmed the nation's most populous state in an era of unprecedented prosperity. Governorstypically use their annual “State...