Photo of police vehicles blocking the streets in Sacramento, CA

Deputy Killed, Second Wounded near Sacramento

RANCHO CORDOVA — A Sacramento County sheriff's deputy was killed and another wounded in a shootout that started with an argument at a Pep Boys store, authorities said. "As soon as they arrived and engaged th...
Photo of sidewalk vendors in Santa Monica, Calif.

Sidewalk Vendors Get a Boost From Bill Signed by Brown

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill to make it easier for sidewalk vendors to operate legally in the state. It's one of dozens of bills Brown announced signing Monday, including measures to help voters ensure their mail ballots are counted and s...
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Costa & Denham Deliver Bipartisan Victory for Valley Water

The western United States — including the San Joaquin Valley — could see significant increases in water storage capacity due to legislation that passed the House of Representatives on Thursday. Overcoming the continuing rancor in Congress, the legislation c...
Apple CEO Tim Cook discussing the new Apple Watch 4

Apple Watch Inches Toward Becoming a Medical Device

CUPERTINO — Apple is trying to turn its smartwatch from a niche gadget into a lifeline to better health by slowly evolving it into a medical device. Apple shipped another 7.3 million Apple Watches during the...
Photo of "Early Days" - a statue that depicts a Native American at the feet of a Spanish cowboy and Catholic missionary in San Francisco.

San Francisco to Remove 19th Century Statue Some Call Racist

SAN FRANCISCO — A San Francisco board has voted unanimously to remove a 19th century statue that activists say is racist and demeaning to indigenous people. "This has been a tough 30-plus years. But this is wonderful." — Dee Dee Ybarra, Ohlone tribal leader...
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