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The Latest: Funeral held in California for slain officer

The Latest: Funeral held in California for slain officer

MODESTO, Calif. – The Latest on the funeral for slain California police officer (all times local): 10:20 a.m. A moment of silence, followed by Scottish bagpipes playing “Amazing Grace,” marked the beginning of funeral services Saturday for a slain police officer in central California. Cpl. Ronil (row-neel) Singh was shot and killed in the early hours […]

California’s First Snowpack Survey Shows Water Content Is Below Average

California’s First Snowpack Survey Shows Water Content Is Below Average

By Associated Press  At a Glance The snowpack supplies about 30 percent of California’s annual water needs. Water content in the Sierra snowpack is at 67 percent of average. California gets about two-thirds of its annual precipitation between December and March. Despite early-season winter storms dumping snow in California’s Sierra Nevada, the water content is only […]

SoCal Edison’s new rates will vary with the time of day. Some customers may not benefit much — or at all

SoCal Edison’s new rates will vary with the time of day. Some customers may not benefit much — or at all

By SAMMY ROTH Nearly 7 million California households will begin switching to new electricity rates this year that change based on the time of day, bringing lower energy bills for some. But critics say time-varying rates could hurt more homes than they help — and a new study finds people tend to overestimate the benefits. State […]

California’s Largest Utility Could Face Murder Charges for Sparking Wildfires

California’s Largest Utility Could Face Murder Charges for Sparking Wildfires

Tim Pearce | Energy Reporter . California’s largest utility could face murder charges or manslaughter charges if found responsible for sparking recent, deadly wildfires around the state, according to the state attorney general. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, a Democrat, filed documents Friday with Northern California’s federal district court warning that the utility company Pacific Gas and Electric […]

Want to Buy a Dog From a Pet Store in California? It’ll Have to be a Rescue Come 2019

Want to Buy a Dog From a Pet Store in California? It’ll Have to be a Rescue Come 2019

Grace Carr | Reporter California pet stores will sell dogs, cats and rabbits only if they’ve been rescued under legislation slated to take effect in January 2019. Prospective pet owners can purchase animals through breeders, but no pet store in the state will be able to legally sell certain animals that have not been rescued under The Pet Rescue […]

Illegal Immigrant Accused of Murdering California Police Office Has Been Apprehended

Illegal Immigrant Accused of Murdering California Police Office Has Been Apprehended

By Mike Brest | Contributor The illegal immigrant accused of murdering Newman, California, Police Officer Ronil Singh was apprehended on Friday. Gustavo Perez Arriaga, 32, was taken into custody after being caught in Bakersfield, California — about 280 miles southeast of Newman, where Officer Singh was gunned down, according to a Facebook post from Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department. Two others were […]

California Man Allegedly Found Two Homeless Men Cooking Dinner in His Apartment

California Man Allegedly Found Two Homeless Men Cooking Dinner in His Apartment

Neetu Chandak | Education and Politics Reporter   A California resident allegedly found two homeless men cooking dinner in his apartment in December. Elijah Smart, 29, and Markis White, 19, were identified by police as the men who allegedly broke into Robby Spillman’s Santa Monica, California, apartment. Both were charged with burglary on Wednesday, according to NBC Los […]

California | Police Officer Killed During Traffic Stop by Illegal Immigrant

California | Police Officer Killed During Traffic Stop by Illegal Immigrant

By Mike Brest | Contributor   The man accused of killing a California police officer on Wednesday has been in the country illegally, authorities revealed on Thursday. Newman Police Officer Ronil Singh, 33, was shot and killed during a traffic stop after pulling the suspect over on the suspicion of driving under the influence. (RELATED: Man Deported Twice […]

Feasibility Study Finds Public Cannabis Bank Too Risky for California

Feasibility Study Finds Public Cannabis Bank Too Risky for California

SACRAMENTO, CA – At a public hearing at the California State Capitol this afternoon, the Cannabis Banking Working Group (CBWG), chaired by California State Treasurer John Chiang, was presented with the results of an independent study that found that establishment of a public cannabis bank would pose too great of a legal and financial risk […]

Murderer’s Life Without Parole Sentence Commuted by Governor

Murderer’s Life Without Parole Sentence Commuted by Governor

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Governor Brown has commuted (reduced) the sentence of convicted murderer Jahn Vann.  In 1980, Vann was convicted of  the special circumstances  robbery-murder of Daniel Nack.  The commutation means that Vann’s sentence of life without the possibility of parole is commuted to a term of […]