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Hopeful storms in forecast for drought plagued US West

Oct. 19, 2021 21:37 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Mired in an historic drought, California is set to get its first significant soaking of the season this week, with storms forecasted to dump up to 7 inches (18 centimeters) of rain in parched parts of the state. But the rain, which comes after...

California to see 2nd storm of the week, with more to come

Oct. 19, 2021 10:39 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The second storm of the week was headed toward Northern California on Tuesday and more systems were lined up behind it, with potential to bring a long fire season to an end in that part of the drought-stricken state. Rain was expected to spread...

NBA 2021-22: 10 things to follow throughout the season

Oct. 19, 2021 02:41 AM EDT

In the opening seconds of Stephen Curry’s NBA career he got an assist on the first possession, a steal on the second and then tried a 3-pointer for the first time at the professional level. It missed. In that moment, there probably were not very...

Parents protest California COVID vaccine mandate for kids

Oct. 18, 2021 19:50 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — More than a thousand people crowded the front steps of the California Capitol on Monday to protest Gov. Gavin Newsom’s decision to require all children to get the coronavirus vaccine to attend public and private schools. Newsom’s mandate,...

Cold front brings snow, rain, showers to California

Oct. 18, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A cold front passing through drought-stricken California brought snow to the northern Sierra Nevada and rain, showers and drizzle elsewhere, the National Weather Service said Monday. The Sierra snowfall was significant enough to impact travel...

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...