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Six balcony deaths in Berkeley could bring manslaughter charges

OAKLAND (AP) - Prosecutors said Thursday they have opened a criminal investigation into a fatal California balcony collapse that could lead to involuntary manslaughter charges.

June 25, 2015 | | State


Mountain communities on alert as week-old wildlife gets new life

SAN BERNARDINO (AP) - Hamlets in the San Bernardino Mountains were placed on alert Thursday as a week-old wildfire roared to new life, devouring thousands of acres of brush and old-growth trees as it was stoked by gusty winds.

June 25, 2015 | | State


Congress probes California oil spill that blackened beaches

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A congressional committee Thursday opened a probe into an oil pipeline rupture on the Central California coast that spread to the Pacific Ocean and washed up goo on beaches as far as 100 miles away.

June 25, 2015 | | State


Drone forces brief grounding of air tankers

SAN BERNARDINO (AP) - Officials say they temporarily grounded air tankers for safety reasons after a hobbyist's drone flew near a huge forest fire in Southern California.

June 25, 2015 | | State


Brown signs budget with anti-poverty initiatives

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown signed a spending plan Wednesday that uses California's growing surplus to fund new initiatives aimed at providing relief to the poor.

June 25, 2015 | | State


Trust says Old Mint in SF is endangered

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The National Trust for Historic Preservation has listed San Francisco's Old Mint as one of the nation's 11 most endangered historic places.

June 25, 2015 | | State


Kim Kardashian to speak to prestigious Commonwealth Club in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Kim Kardashian is joining a prestigious list that includes Teddy Roosevelt, Martin Luther King Jr., Dwight D. Eisenhower, Bill Clinton and Bill Gates.

June 25, 2015 | | State


Los Angeles deputies guilty in jail beating

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies and a sergeant were found guilty Wednesday in the backroom beating of a jail visitor who fellow guards testified already was handcuffed on the ground and covered in blood.

June 25, 2015 | | State


Exxon Mobil halts oil production

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The shutdown of a pipeline that spilled up to 101,000 gallons of crude on the Santa Barbara coast forced Exxon Mobil Corp. to halt operations at three offshore platforms because it couldn't deliver oil to refineries, the company said Tuesday.

June 24, 2015 | | State


Officers in text message case to remain on paid leave

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Nine San Francisco police officers will remain on paid leave while a judge decides whether the department waited too long to discipline them in connection with racist text messages.

June 24, 2015 | | State


Officer shoots police dog after it bites his hand

RICHMOND (AP) - A San Francisco Bay Area police officer shot and seriously injured a police K-9 after the dog bit his hand.

June 24, 2015 | | State


Judge agrees to dismiss kill-gays measure

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A California judge has thrown out a proposed ballot initiative that advocated killing anyone who engages in gay sex, calling the measure "patently unconstitutional."

June 24, 2015 | | State


Ride-hailing apps for kids

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Sacha Simmons used to dread taking a taxi to her high school or someplace else to hang out with her teenage friends when her parents weren't around to give her a ride. Sometimes, the cab drivers wouldn't show up or, when they did, they were rude or haggled with her about the fare.

June 24, 2015 | | State


Lawmakers blast kill-gays ballot initiative proposal

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Members of the California Assembly are denouncing a proposed ballot measure that would make it legal to murder gay and lesbian people.

June 23, 2015 | | State


Smiling Reagan statue revealed in State Capitol

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A statue of a smiling Gov. Ronald Reagan was revealed Monday in the California State Capitol's lower rotunda before admiring lawmakers and members of his administration.

June 23, 2015 | | State


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Is Google next target for more scrutiny?

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) - Facebook has taken the lion's share of scrutiny from Congress and the media about data-handling practices that allow savvy marketers ...

April 22, 2018 | | State


Verne Troyer, Mini-Me from ‘Austin Powers’ films, has died

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Verne Troyer, who played Dr. Evil's small, silent sidekick "Mini-Me" in the "Austin Powers" movie franchise, has died. He was 49.

April 22, 2018 | | State


Report: SF Bay Area falls behind on quake safety

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Bay Area is falling behind on efforts to retrofit buildings that are vulnerable to collapse during a major earthquake ...

April 22, 2018 | | State


Police killing of SoCal black man questioned

BARSTOW (AP) - Family members and attorneys are disputing the official account of a fatal police shooting of a 26-year-old black man during a traffic stop ...

April 20, 2018 | | State


Dad fatally stabbed as daughter sat in lap at restaurant

VENTURA (AP) - A homeless man was charged Friday with murder in the random attack of a California father who was stabbed in the neck as ...

April 20, 2018 | | State


Judge in Stanford rape case says his recall won’t aid change

SAN JOSE (AP) - A California judge who faces a recall vote over his handling of a sexual assault case involving a former Stanford University swimmer ...

April 20, 2018 | | State


Shaq attacks verse in new TV series ‘Poetry in America’

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Shaquille O'Neal called himself "The Big Baryshnikov" and "The Big Socrates" in his days in the NBA. Now he can add ...

April 20, 2018 | | State


No tuition increase at CSU next year

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California State University will not raise tuition at its 23 campuses for the 2018-19 academic year as officials had proposed, Chancellor Timothy ...

April 20, 2018 | | State


Horses evacuated during wildfire returned

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Hundreds of thoroughbred horses evacuated during a wildfire late last year are heading back to their home at the San Luis Rey ...

April 15, 2018 | | State


DA to air evidence in eccentric NY heir’s murder case

LOS ANGELES (AP) - It's been more than three years since the arrest of eccentric New York real estate heir Robert Durst in the execution-style ...

April 15, 2018 | | State


Immigrant sanctuary opposition spreads

SANTA ANA (AP) - More local governments in California are resisting the state's efforts to resist the Trump administration's immigration crackdown, and political experts ...

April 15, 2018 | | State


Town mourns 15 killed when truck, team bus collide

HUMBOLDT, Saskatchewan (AP) - A hockey arena became the epicenter of grief for a small Canadian town Sunday as friends, relatives and those who housed members ...

April 08, 2018 | | State


Jimmy Kimmel tries to tone down feud with Sean Hannity

LOS ANGELES (AP) - ABC late-night comic Jimmy Kimmel is trying to de-escalate a feud with Fox News host Sean Hannity that began over a joke ...

April 08, 2018 | | State


Alleged gang members charged in SF killings

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Ten alleged members of a Northern California street gang have been charged for their roles in seven killings, according to a report ...

April 08, 2018 | | State


Lake Tahoe groups back effort to stop invasive species

TRUCKEE (AP) - A conservation group and a coalition of municipal drinking water providers at Lake Tahoe have pitched in to try to stunt the growth ...

April 08, 2018 | | State


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