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Hate crimes alleged in robberies of Sacramento Asian women

Aug. 18, 2022 17:12 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A man and a teenager arrested in connection with robberies that targeted Asian women in Sacramento are now facing hate crime allegations, police said. Sacramento County prosecutors this week added a hate crime enhancement to robbery charges filed against...

California heat persists, but no call for power cutbacks

Aug. 18, 2022 10:49 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Heat advisories remained in effect Thursday in the Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys and adjacent areas but managers of California’s power grid did not repeat the previous day’s call for voluntary conservation of electricity. Widespread triple-digit...

Californians urged to conserve electricity amid heat wave

Aug. 17, 2022 20:41 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Californians were urged to conserve electricity to prevent mass power shutoffs Wednesday as a heat wave scorched the northern part of the state, prompting warnings that lightning, thunderstorm winds and parched vegetation could ignite wildfires. The heat...

In dry California, salty water creeps into key waterways

Aug. 08, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

RIO VISTA, Calif. (AP) — Charlie Hamilton hasn't irrigated his vineyards with water from the Sacramento River since early May, even though it flows just yards from his crop. Nearby to the south, the industrial Bay Area city of Antioch has supplied its people with water from the San...

Yaz homers twice, Webb, Giants hold off A's 6-4

Aug. 07, 2022 20:47 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Mike Yastrzemski homered twice, Thairo Estrada also connected and the San Francisco Giants won their seventh consecutive interleague road game, 6-4 over the Oakland Athletics on Sunday. Logan Webb bounced back from his worst outing of the season and allowed...

Urias wins his 8th straight decision, Dodgers top Giants 3-0

Aug. 04, 2022 02:12 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Julio Urias won his eighth consecutive decision and Miguel Vargas drove in two runs in his major league debut as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants 3-0 on Wednesday night. Urias (11-6) threw six scoreless innings, struck out six and didn’t...

As Vin Scully's death announced, Dodgers beat Giants 9-5

Aug. 03, 2022 02:12 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a game played as Vin Scully's death was announced by the Dodgers, Los Angeles beat the San Francisco Giants 9-5 on Tuesday night behind Mookie Betts' 24th home run and three RBIs. The Giants played a tribute on their video board after the final out at Oracle...

California investigating 3rd inmate slaying in 1 week

Aug. 01, 2022 15:21 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California prison officials said Monday that they are investigating the third slaying of an inmate by other inmates within the span of a week, at three different prisons. The latest was Friday at Pelican Bay State Prison far northwestern California, where...

Man who tried to save rafters found dead in California river

Jul. 31, 2022 17:05 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A 31-year-old man who went missing after attempting to save two rafters in distress was found dead along Northern California's American River, authorities said. Joshua Brandon Crane couldn't be found after he jumped into the river Friday night, according...

4 killed and 6 hurt in California highway head-on crash

Jul. 28, 2022 16:22 PM EDT

RIO VISTA, Calif. (AP) — Four people were killed and six were injured in a head-on crash between a sedan and an SUV carrying a Mexican family of seven on a one-week California vacation, authorities said. The crash on a two-lane highway in the San Francisco Bay Area that is...