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Giants beat Rockies 6-3 to keep slim playoff hopes alive

Sep. 29, 2022 01:56 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Joc Pederson had a two-run triple and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 6-3 on Wednesday night to keep their slim playoff hopes alive. Mike Yastrzemski, Brandon Crawford and Ford Proctor also drove in runs to help San Francisco beat Colorado...

Machete-wielding man killed by Sacramento County deputy

Sep. 28, 2022 23:08 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Sacramento County sheriff's deputy shot and killed a man Wednesday who came at him with a machete, authorities said. Deputies were sent to a home in unincorporated south Sacramento shortly after 8:30 a.m. after a woman called to report that her husband...

California governor approves farmworker unionization law

Sep. 28, 2022 19:22 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A broadly smiling California Gov. Gavin Newsom joined about two dozen jubilant, cheering farmworkers camped outside the state Capitol Wednesday to sign one of the most contentious bills before him this year, reversing course on a measure to help farmworkers unionize...

Sentencing for man in plot to blow up Democratic HQ delayed

Sep. 28, 2022 15:05 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The sentencing of a California man who pleaded guilty to plotting to firebomb the state Democratic Party’s headquarters and other buildings in Northern California after the defeat of former President Donald Trump was delayed Wednesday after a federal judge rejected a plea...

Thunder acquire forward Maurice Harkless in trade with Hawks

Sep. 27, 2022 22:28 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Thunder acquired veteran forward Maurice Harkless in a trade with the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night. The Thunder also received a 2029 second-round pick and another draft consideration from the Hawks in exchange for Vít Krejci. ...

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...