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Purported kidnapper drops ultimatum to Vallejo police

A person claiming to be the ringleader of a group that says…

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AP Photo/Damian DovarganesA police officer stands at the location where a missing woman was found in Huntington Beach

Things to know about alleged California kidnap-for-ransom

A California woman and her boyfriend say kidnappers entered their house in…

AP Photo/Damian DovarganesA police officer stands at the location where a missing woman was found in Huntington Beach
Damian Dovarganes/AP PhotoFaith Lennox

3D print technology provides 'robohand' to 7-year-old girl

Seven-year-old Faith Lennox never thought much about putting a prosthetic limb where…

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AP Photo/Los Angeles Police DepartmentThis undated photo provided by the Los Angeles Police Department shows 19-year-old Eloi Vasquez. The University of California

Police: Missing college athlete died on Los Angeles freeway

A UC Berkeley soccer player who disappeared after a weekend party was…

AP Photo/Los Angeles Police DepartmentThis undated photo provided by the Los Angeles Police Department shows 19-year-old Eloi Vasquez. The University of California
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California leaders routinely use private email

Gov. Jerry Brown, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and other top elected officials…

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AP Photo/Rich PedroncelliGov. Jerry Brown discusses his $1 billion package of emergency drought-relief legislation during a Capitol news conference in Sacramento

Brown signs $1 billion water plan for dry California

Gov. Jerry Brown has approved a plan injecting $1 billion of water…

AP Photo/Rich PedroncelliGov. Jerry Brown discusses his $1 billion package of emergency drought-relief legislation during a Capitol news conference in Sacramento
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Woman, friend charged with murder in alleged baby-theft plot

A 47-year-old woman and a friend were charged Friday with kidnapping, murder…

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Lawyer disputes police's hoax claim in California kidnapping

A lawyer disputes police claims that the kidnapping of a California woman…

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Woman accused of kidnap plot claimed to be business coach

The woman accused of masterminding a scheme to kidnap infants and pass…

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Legislative panel OKs $1 billion water plan amid drought

Lawmakers in the Senate budget committee have approved a $1 billion proposal…

(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)Dan Diaz

Posthumous Brittany Maynard video supports assisted suicide

In a video taken 19 days before her assisted suicide death, Brittany…

(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)Dan Diaz
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Recordings show police response to murder-suicide at winery

A police dispatcher told deputies that a man later identified as a…

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Schwarzenegger pushes Congress to save after-school funding

Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is calling on Congress to preserve federal…

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Jeff Chiu/AP PhotoUniversity of California president Janet Napolitano speaks while giving a briefing on the progress she and Gov. Jerry Brown have made in ironing out their differences over UC's budget during a UC Board of Regents meeting in San Francisco

Janet Napolitano apologizes for disparaging student protest

University of California President Janet Napolitano apologized Thursday for calling chants by…

Jeff Chiu/AP PhotoUniversity of California president Janet Napolitano speaks while giving a briefing on the progress she and Gov. Jerry Brown have made in ironing out their differences over UC's budget during a UC Board of Regents meeting in San Francisco
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Napa winemaker was unraveling before he shot investor, self

Robert Dahl came west from Minnesota with a powerful desire to make…

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California attorney general uses personal email for work

California Attorney General Kamala Harris said Wednesday that she uses a personal…

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California governor proposes $1 billion in drought spending

Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders on Thursday proposed legislation to accelerate…

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AP Photo/Jeff ChiuGov. Jerry Brown

Brown, university president to give briefing on budget talks

Gov. Jerry Brown and University of California President Janet Napolitano said Wednesday…

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California home sales are sluggish in February, prices rise

A research firm says California home sales fell slightly last month as…

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Another year of water restrictions likely in dry California

Californians won't be able to water their lawns more than twice a…

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