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California's virus reopening met with cheers and caution

Jun. 16, 2021 01:18 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cable car bells clanged, Minions danced and restaurant patrons sipped their drinks indoors on a scorching day as California fully reopened its economy after 15 months of coronavirus restrictions. From the wine country to Disneyland, restaurants and...

California farmers told drought could cut off their water

Jun. 15, 2021 21:30 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Thousands of Central California farmers were warned Tuesday that they could face water cutoffs this summer as the state deals with a drought that already has curtailed federal and state irrigation supplies. The State Water Resources Control...

1965 plane wreck may have been found in California lake

Jun. 14, 2021 14:37 PM EDT

FOLSOM, Calif. (AP) — A small plane that crashed into a Northern California lake with four people aboard after a midair collision 56 years ago may have been found by underwater surveying technology. The discovery was made in drought-shrunken Folsom Lake when technicians...

The Latest: California to lift most of state’s virus rules

Jun. 11, 2021 19:14 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed an executive order that will lift most of the state’s coronavirus rules. The order Newsom signed Friday takes effect Tuesday. It will end the state’s stay-at-home order and its various amendments. ...

California selects another 15 winners in vaccine lottery

Jun. 11, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California selected another 15 people on Friday to win $50,000 each just for getting the coronavirus vaccine amid hopes from state officials that the chance of winning big money will convince skeptics to get inoculated ahead of the state's broad reopening next...

Jill Ellis to lead NWSL expansion team in San Diego

Jun. 08, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

Former U.S. national team coach Jill Ellis will serve as president of a National Women's Soccer League expansion team in San Diego. The new team, owned by investor Ron Burkle, will be launched next season. The team is expected to announce a name in the coming weeks, and...

New faces enter fray as California recall slowly takes shape

Jun. 08, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Six weeks after California officials announced that Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom would face an almost certain recall election that could drive him from office, the contest continues to be roiled by uncertainty and questions – even the date when it might take place...

California gun bust leads to charges of $600,000 in fraud

Jun. 07, 2021 19:44 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In what a district attorney called a “dangerous combination,” prosecutors say a gun bust has led investigators to uncover $600,000 in pandemic-related fraud from California's beleaguered unemployment agency. Adrian Sykes, 24, was arrested...

Bucks' Jrue Holiday wins Joe Dumars Trophy for sportsmanship

Jun. 04, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks guard Jrue Holiday has won the Joe Dumars Trophy as the NBA player who best represents the ideals of sportsmanship on the court. Each NBA team nominated a player for the award. After a panel of league executives chose one finalist from...

The Latest: Mexico to use US vaccine doses at border

Jun. 04, 2021 16:50 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY -- Mexican officials said Friday they will use 1 million U.S. doses of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine to inoculate people along the border. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says the vaccinations along Mexico’s northern border with the...