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Jurors cry as prosecutor describes fatal attack on officers

Apr. 17, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

INDIO, Calif. (AP) — The trial of a man charged with killing two Southern California police officers in an ambush-style attack began with tears Wednesday, as jurors cried when the prosecutor in the case held up the AR-15 rifle used in the killings and described the fatal wounds. Prosecutor Manny Bustamante...

Trump, death penalty, immigration mark Newsom's 1st 100 days

Apr. 16, 2019 6:19 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has kept up a frenetic pace in his first 100 days, jousting with President Donald Trump, traveling to Central America, placing a moratorium on executions and pledging bold action on housing and clean water. It's in contrast to Jerry Brown, his...

California governor won't block building in high-fire areas

Apr. 15, 2019 10:35 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A desire to live near nature is embedded in California's ethos, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday as he explained why he doesn't want to block home building near forested areas at high risk for wildfires. "There's something that is truly Californian about the wilderness and the wild...

Clearing forests: No simple solution to California wildfires

Apr. 13, 2019 11:17 AM EDT

CHICO, Calif. (AP) — With nearly 40 million people living in California and development spreading into once-wild regions, some of the state's best tools toward preventing wildfires can't be widely used. Still, there is growing agreement that the state must step up its use of forest management through...

California races to deter disaster as towns face fire risk

Apr. 11, 2019 9:36 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, California (AP) — Impoverished towns in the shadow of Mount Shasta. Rustic Gold Rush cities in the Sierra Nevada foothills. High-dollar resort communities on the shores of Lake Tahoe. Ritzy Los Angeles County suburbs. They all could be the next Paradise. A McClatchy analysis reveals more than...

Analysis: Safety rules give homes better chance in wildfires

Apr. 11, 2019 9:32 PM EDT

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The sky was turning orange and the embers were flying from the Camp Fire when Oney and Donna Carrell and Donna's father sped away from their Paradise home. "I thought, 'Oh, well, the house is done,'" Oney Carrell said. A few days later, they learned otherwise. The Carrells' home...

Column: Living in California means ignoring risk of disaster

Apr. 11, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, California (AP) — In the winter of 2009, my wife and I found a house that looked like a great place to start our family, a three-bedroom in a hilly subdivision surrounded by dry brush just outside the Redding city limits. By that point, I'd covered wildfires for the Record Searchlight newspaper...

California seeks death penalty in 'Golden State Killer' case

Apr. 10, 2019 7:55 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California prosecutors announced Wednesday they will seek the death penalty if they convict the man suspected of being the notorious "Golden State Killer" who eluded capture for decades. The move comes less than a month after Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a moratorium on executing...

Governor says surfing can connect California and El Salvador

Apr. 9, 2019 11:16 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — California masterfully markets its surfing culture and Gov. Gavin Newsom said Tuesday he wants to share that expertise with El Salvador to help boost tourism and provide more economic opportunities for its impoverished citizens. "There's no doubt there's a lot we can do...

Governor says surfing can connect California and El Salvador

Apr. 9, 2019 7:48 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — California masterfully markets its surfing culture and Gov. Gavin Newsom said Tuesday he wants to share that expertise with El Salvador to help boost tourism and provide more economic opportunities for its impoverished citizens. "There's no doubt there's a lot we can do...