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Politics May 13Republican claims victory in special California House vote
A former Navy combat pilot claimed victory Wednesday in the fight for an open U.S. House seat north of Los Angeles, a win that would mark the first time in over two decades that a Republican captured a Democratic-held congressional…
Economy May 07California restaurants envision big changes for reopening
California restaurants have drafted a plan to guide the industry's reopening. The recommendations obtained by The Associated Press envision a changed world within dining rooms.
Health Jan 27Illegal vapes in California found tainted with additives
California state officials say marijuana vape cartridges seized in illegal shops in Los Angeles contained potentially dangerous additives.
Politics Dec 06California Rep. Duncan Hunter to resign following guilty plea
The San Diego-area Republican did not provide a specific date for his departure in a two-sentence statement.
Nation Nov 20Divided U.S. House committee backs pot decriminalization
The House Judiciary Committee approved the proposal 24-10 after more than two hours of debate. It would reverse a longstanding federal prohibition by removing marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act, while allowing states to set their own rules on pot.
Nation Oct 12Authorities: 3 deaths tied to Southern California wildfires
LOS ANGELES — Firefighters aided by diminishing winds were taming a wildfire Saturday that damaged or destroyed more than 30 structures along Los Angeles’ northern edge and sent a blanket of smoke across a swath of neighborhoods. Three…
Politics Aug 22Harris and Sanders set for 2020 showdown in delegate-rich California
Both candidates are in the state this week to address Democratic Party leaders in San Francisco.
Nation Dec 30Year 1 a mixed bag for businesses in California’s pot market
At year's end, California's effort to transform its longstanding illegal and medicinal marijuana markets into a unified, multibillion-dollar industry remains a work in progress.
Politics Aug 22Rep. Duncan Hunter ‘excited’ to go to trial following indictment
On Tuesday, Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., and his wife were charged by a federal grand jury with using more than $250,000 in campaign funds to finance family trips to Italy and Hawaii, golf outings, school tuition, theater tickets — even…
Politics Aug 17Los Angeles mayor Garcetti: Trump sows division, does ‘racist things’
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, considering a 2020 presidential run, said Thursday that President Donald Trump has done "plenty of racist things" to divide the nation while failing to deliver on health care reform and other promises.