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California union leader booked on tax, embezzlement charges

Oct. 15, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The former executive director of California’s largest labor union was booked into jail Friday after she and her husband had their first court appearance on charges including tax fraud, embezzlement, perjury and failure to pay unemployment insurance taxes. ...

Sacramento racial justice mural defaced, hate crime possible

Oct. 15, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sacramento police detectives are investigating the vandalism of a Black Lives Matter mural as a possible bias or hate crime. Sacramento Police Department spokesman Officer Karl Chan said officers were called to the Capital Stage Co. building...

4 hospitalized with burns in Northern California plane crash

Oct. 14, 2021 22:33 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Four people are in critical condition with burns after they were pulled from an airplane that went down Thursday afternoon near a private airstrip in Sacramento County, fire officials said. The plane landed between trees in the large front yard...

No. 9 Oregon regroups after Stanford loss, ready to host Cal

Oct. 14, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The ninth-ranked Oregon Ducks got a week off to regroup for the second half of the season after a disappointing loss to Stanford that may ultimately impact their playoff chances. Now Oregon (4-1, 1-1 Pac-12) hosts California (1-4, 0-2) on Friday...

Sacramento pays $11 million to settle fatal crosswalk crash

Oct. 14, 2021 14:22 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sacramento has paid $11 million to settle a lawsuit after a car hit a boy and killed his grandmother in 2018, one of the city's largest such payouts. QuiChang Zhu, 72, and her grandson Jian Hao Kuang, 6, were using a crosswalk to cross a busy...

From condiments to condoms: new California laws bring change

Oct. 14, 2021 13:35 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom spent the summer campaigning to keep his job and, with a landslide victory in hand, he's continued pushing progressive California further left. In the four weeks after beating back a recall attempt, the Democrat...

Ninth-ranked Oregon looks to rebound at home against Cal

Oct. 14, 2021 11:59 AM EDT

California (1-4, 0-2 Pac-12) at No. 9 Oregon (4-1, 1-1), Friday at 10:30 p.m. EDT (ESPN). Line: Oregon by 13 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: California leads 41-40-2. WHAT’S AT STAKE? ...

Sacramento pays $3M to man shot, wounded by police

Oct. 12, 2021 19:26 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sacramento is paying $3.25 million to an Iraq veteran who was shot and seriously wounded by police during a 2017 standoff, it was reported Tuesday. Kristopher Velez was hit at least four times in the chest, shoulder, arm and leg. He suffered...

Kings enter season looking to end 15-year playoff drought

Oct. 12, 2021 13:27 PM EDT

Whatever small signs of progress the Sacramento Kings may have shown in stretches the past two seasons under coach Luke Walton, the end result has been the same as it's ever been. For 15 straight seasons, the Kings have missed out on the postseason, tied for the longest...

California senior facility fined over worker abusing woman

Oct. 11, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California regulators have fined a senior living center where a worker was secretly caught on video slapping a 90-year-old resident with dementia, roughly placing her into bed and throwing a blanket over the woman’s face. The California...