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New California office aims to improve government service

Jun. 26, 2019 11:59 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom is looking for a leader interested in "breaking things, and making them better," who prioritizes "openness" and "simplicity" and can "feed and sustain team energy and enthusiasm." "While you think long-term, your bias for action ensures you gain traction...

California to require background checks for ammo purchases

Jun. 26, 2019 1:10 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has among the most stringent gun laws in the country and on Monday a far-reaching new initiative to curb violence will require background checks for every ammunition purchase. Gov. Gavin Newsom and other proponents said it will save lives but opponents are suing in...

California to require background checks for ammo purchases

Jun. 25, 2019 9:44 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has among the most stringent gun laws in the country and on Monday a far-reaching new initiative to curb violence will require background checks for every ammunition purchase. Gov. Gavin Newsom and other proponents said it will save lives but opponents are suing in...

Father of slain California officer praises department

Jun. 25, 2019 7:43 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The father of a slain California officer says he will never blame authorities for her death after it took 45 minutes to rescue her as a man with a high-powered rifle kept them at bay. Tara O'Sullivan was helping a woman remove her things from a north Sacramento home on Wednesday...

Ex-Sacramento Kings exec gets 7 years for siphoning $13.4M

Jun. 24, 2019 8:14 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A former top Sacramento Kings executive was sentenced Monday to seven years in prison for siphoning $13.4 million from the team. Jeffrey David, 44, the team's former chief revenue officer, pleaded guilty in December to wire fraud and aggravated identity theft. David diverted the...

California police shooting suspect in court wearing bandage

Jun. 24, 2019 7:36 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A man charged with killing a rookie California police officer made his first brief court appearance Monday wearing a four-inch gauze pad covering what officials said was a self-inflicted head injury. Adel Sambrano Ramos was appointed a public defender during a five-minute court...

The Latest: Suspect in police killing wears bandage to court

Jun. 24, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the killing of a Sacramento police officer (all times local): 2:50 p.m. A California man charged in the killing a rookie Sacramento police officer made his first court appearance wearing a gauze pad covering what officials say was a self-inflicted injury. Adel Ramos...

California man jumps into river to elude homeowner, police

Jun. 23, 2019 8:06 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Officials say a California man jumped into a river to elude a homeowner and police following a report of a burglary. The Sacramento Bee reports that 40-year-old Michael Hernandez leapt into the St. John's River in Visalia following pursuit by a homeowner Saturday. Hernandez was...

Memorial service Thursday for slain Sacramento officer

Jun. 23, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Memorial services for a Sacramento police officer killed in the line of duty will be held Thursday. Rookie Officer Tara O'Sullivan, 26, will be honored at the Bayside Church's Adventure Campus in Roseville, California, according to Sacramento police. O'Sullivan was fatally shot...

Police: Officer shot in ambush had no chance of survival

Jun. 22, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A rookie Sacramento police officer who died during a domestic violence call was ambushed by a gunman and had no chance of surviving after she was shot, police said. The disclosure came late Friday amid criticism that it took police 45 minutes to get to 26-year-old rookie Officer...