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Google self-driving car strikes bus

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - A self-driving car being tested by Google struck a public bus on a Silicon Valley street, a fender-bender that appears to be the first time one of the tech company's vehicles caused a crash during testing.

February 29, 2016 | | State


KKK leader: Request for police security denied before rally attack

ANAHEIM (AP) - A Ku Klux Klan leader who was injured when his small group of demonstrators brawled with counter-protesters in a Southern California park this weekend said Monday that he called police beforehand asking for security and was told, "We don't do that."

February 29, 2016 | | State


Lawmakers OK revamped health insurance tax

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers approved a tax package Monday that preserves $1.1 billion in federal funding for the state's health care program for the poor and sends about $300 million in funding to provide services for the developmentally disabled.

February 29, 2016 | | State


SoCal school lets students to display anti-gay stickers

INDIO (AP) - Students who placed anti-gay stickers on their identification badges at a Southern California high school have the right to wear the symbols, just as others can sport insignia supporting gay rights, administrators said.

February 29, 2016 | | State


Arraignment postponed in SF corruption case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The arraignment of a former San Francisco city commissioner and two other people on bribery charges was postponed Monday, as prosecutors and defense attorneys argued over disclosing evidence.

February 29, 2016 | | State


Ruins emerge from sand on SF beach

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Ruins have begun to emerge from the sand in San Francisco, puzzling beachgoers.

February 29, 2016 | | State


Yosemite Park attractions scheduled for name changes

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - Authorities are scheduled to formally change the names of some of Yosemite National Park's most iconic attractions unless an 11th hour settlement to a bitter legal dispute is reached by midnight Monday.

February 29, 2016 | | State


Stolen taco truck fleeing police hits school bus

SAN BERNARDINO . (AP) - Authorities in Southern California say two men fleeing from police in a stolen taco truck sideswiped a school bus full of children, took down the lights at an intersection and smashed into a propane truck.

February 29, 2016 | | State


Spate of freeway shootings kills two in Bay Area

RICHMOND (AP) - A driver was fatally shot over the weekend in the seventh shooting on a Northern California freeway in recent months, authorities said Monday.

February 29, 2016 | | State


Anaheim has history intertwined with KKK

ANAHEIM (AP) - The home of Disneyland, the self-proclaimed Happiest Place on Earth, is also the town where the Ku Klux Klan once ran the City Council, burned crosses and rallied 10,000 people in a city park.

February 28, 2016 | | State


Lake Tahoe rises but mild stretch puts brakes on snow

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE (AP) - The water level at Lake Tahoe continues to rise, but a dry February is putting the brakes on the heavy snowpack that was fueling relief earlier this winter from four years of drought on both sides of the Sierra.

February 28, 2016 | | State


Bill sets discipline for California students who engage in sexting

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A state lawmaker is carrying a bill that would let schools suspend or expel kids for sexting - sharing sexually explicit material via text message.

February 28, 2016 | | State


Deadline expires for homeless tent city

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A city deadline for homeless people to vacate a San Francisco tent city came and went Friday evening with no action.

February 26, 2016 | | State


California high court allows governor’s prison initiative

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's Supreme Court on Friday allowed Gov. Jerry Brown's bid to put his plan to reduce the state's prison population before voters in November.

February 26, 2016 | | State


Officials scrap proposal for San Francisco bonfire permits

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Officials with the Golden Gate National Recreation Area have abandoned a proposal that would have required people to acquire permits before making bonfires at Ocean Beach, a San Francisco tradition.

February 26, 2016 | | State


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Federal dollars spent on Twin Tunnels

Bureau of Reclamation Regional Director David G. Murillo has confirmed that federal taxpayers are being billed for Twin tunnels project.

April 30, 2016 | | State


Oculus Rift delays flatten fan fervor

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Virtual reality, oddly enough, isn't immune to the problems that arise in practical reality. Just ask would-be fans of the Oculus ...

April 30, 2016 | | State


60,000-pound whale carcass is removed

SAN CLEMENTE (AP) - It literally was a whale of a job.

April 30, 2016 | | State


Lawmakers eye $1.3B for housing

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Democratic lawmakers called Monday for California to spend $1.3 billion next year to help workers afford housing and to shelter homeless people ...

April 25, 2016 | | State


Man gets 17 years in prison for steroid- fueled gym slaying

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A court sentenced a Northern California man to 17 years to life in prison on Monday for beating a fellow gym patron ...

April 25, 2016 | | State


California Assembly approves tobacco- free college campuses

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The California Assembly on Monday approved banning tobacco use on all California State University and community college campuses, building on a package of ...

April 25, 2016 | | State


Evicted SoCal centenarian gets new home

LA QUINTA (AP) - A 100-year-old woman evicted from her apartment has a new home in the Southern California desert after a newspaper reported on her ...

April 25, 2016 | | State


Couple whose baby was mauled by dog gave up on 911 calls

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Police in San Diego say a couple whose 3-day-old baby was mauled to death by the family dog made two unsuccessful 911 ...

April 24, 2016 | | State


Solar-powered plane completes journey across Pacific Ocean

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - A solar-powered airplane on a mission to fly around the world landed in California, completing a risky, three-day flight across a great ...

April 24, 2016 | | State


Hundreds walk pooches to protest dog-walking limits in SF

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hundreds of dog owners walked their poodles, corgis, dachshunds and many mutts to protest the proposed limits on dog-walking in San Francisco ...

April 24, 2016 | | State


Jurors misusing Internet may face fines

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jurors who threaten to derail trials by researching them on Google or posting comments about them on Twitter are often dismissed with ...

April 24, 2016 | | State


Group files suit against Santa Clara over cross in park

SANTA CLARA (AP) - An atheists' group has filed a lawsuit against the Northern California city of Santa Clara because of a large granite cross at ...

April 22, 2016 | | State


Late-season storm dumps rain, snow

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A late-season storm moving through California pounded the San Francisco Bay region with rain Friday and brought snow to the southern Cascade ...

April 22, 2016 | | State


Pet terrier-mix fatally mauls 3-day-old baby

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A 3-day-old boy was mauled to death by the family dog while they were in bed with the child's parents, police ...

April 22, 2016 | | State


1996: Spreckels Sugar’s Manteca plant to close

100 years ago

April 22, 2016 | | State


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