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Kings look to improve defense heading into training camp

Sep. 26, 2022 22:06 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Mike Brown has history with De’Aaron Fox. The first-year Sacramento Kings coach, who spent the last six seasons with the Golden State Warriors as an assistant, first got a glimpse of Fox while helping at an Adidas Nations Camp. Fox was in high school at...

California governor rejects mandatory kindergarten law

Sep. 25, 2022 23:03 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Beyond what they learn academically in kindergarten, students learn everyday routines: how to take care of class materials and how to be kind to their peers, according to Golden Empire Elementary School kindergarten teacher Carla Randazzo. While developing...

Lawsuit: California utility targeted Asians in pot searches

Sep. 22, 2022 20:57 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Extraordinary use of electricity has long been a telltale sign of illegal grow houses producing thousands of marijuana plants hidden in seemingly ordinary homes. But a lawsuit filed by a data privacy watchdog says a Northern California utility went too far...

Renowned author Joan Didion honored by hundreds at memorial

Sep. 21, 2022 22:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Joan Didion's precision with words extended even to ones she would never live to hear, such as those used during a small, private service this spring at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. “She left very clear directions about what she wanted to happen at that...

Rain helps increase containment of huge California wildfire

Sep. 19, 2022 12:25 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A major storm that battered western Alaska over the weekend churned through Northern California on Monday after bringing early-season snow to mountains and dropping rain that helped firefighters increase their containment of a huge wildfire. No growth was...

Thompson 2-run HR backs Urías' 17th win, Dodgers beat Giants

Sep. 18, 2022 01:17 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Freddie Freeman is a 100-game winner for the first time, and he wants to pile on many more before these dominant Dodgers are done. Trayce Thompson hit a two-run homer to back Julio Urías' 17th win, and NL West champion Los Angeles beat up on the San Francisco...

California governor OKs mental health courts for homeless

Sep. 14, 2022 19:32 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With more than 100,000 people living on California’s streets, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a first-of-its kind law on Wednesday that could force some of them into treatment as part of a program he describes as “care” but opponents argue is cruel. Newsom...

Smoke from California wildfires closes schools in Reno area

Sep. 14, 2022 12:10 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Smoke from wildfires in Northern California has prompted public school officials to close most campuses to in-person instruction Wednesday in the Reno and Sparks area. Washoe County School District officials cited current hazardous air quality, National Weather...

Stressed Colorado River keeps California desert farms alive

Sep. 13, 2022 12:00 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When Don Cox was looking for a reliable place to build a family farm in the 1950s, he settled on California's Imperial Valley. The desert region had high priority water rights, meaning its access to water was hard for anyone to take away. ...

Braves miss chance to gain ground, lose 3-2 to Giants

Sep. 13, 2022 02:08 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Zack Littell wanted to stay in to pitch to Braves slugger Matt Olson when Gabe Kapler removed him, and the Giants reliever let his frustration boil over before he walked off the mound. He handed the ball to his manager harder than usual and spoke up about his...