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Fish found with mercury in remote regions of western national parks

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - Federal scientists have found high amounts of mercury in sport fish caught in remote areas of national parks in the West and Alaska, according to a study released Thursday.

April 17, 2014 | | State


Salmon released in SJ River restoration

FRESNO (AP) - Tens of thousands of spring-run Chinook salmon are being released into the San Joaquin River, marking a major milestone in the federal plan to restore native fish populations to the state's second-longest river.

April 17, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS THE BAY AREA

• BABY DIES AFTER BEING FORGOTTEN IN HOT CAR: SAN JOSE (AP) - An infant has been pronounced dead after accidentally being left in a hot car alone for hours.

April 17, 2014 | | State


California mulls wolf listing amid hunts elsewhere

FRESNO (AP) - While much of the country has relaxed rules on killing gray wolves, California will consider protecting the species after a lone wolf from Oregon raised hopes the animals would repopulate their historic habitat in the Golden State.

April 16, 2014 | | State


Ex-official leaves huge $150M debt for Bell

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former city official who became a symbol of municipal greed was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years in prison - less than half the time it will take the nearly bankrupt Los Angeles suburb of Bell to dig itself out of the estimated $150 million in debt he left behind.

April 16, 2014 | | State


Governor pushing rainy-day fund

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Saying the state's budget surplus should be used to pay down debt, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday called a special session of the Legislature to make changes to a rainy-day fund measure on the November ballot.

April 16, 2014 | | State


Lost sea lion in SJ Valley found mile from water

MERCED . (AP) - Workers at a central California ranch could hardly believe their eyes when they spotted a sea lion pup hopping through an almond orchard, a mile from the San Joaquin River.

April 16, 2014 | | State


Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson leads mayoral group

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson was sworn in Wednesday as the new leader of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, a platform that raises the national political profile of the NBA All-Star.

April 16, 2014 | | State


Court rules for environmentalists in water fight over Delta smelt

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An appeals court said Wednesday that federal officials should have consulted wildlife agencies about potential harm to a tiny, threatened fish before issuing contracts for water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

April 16, 2014 | | State


Arrest in Ceres case of body found in freezer

CERES (AP) - Police in Ceres have made an arrest in the case of a body found inside a freezer at an auto body shop.

April 16, 2014 | | State


Alleged serial killings highlight GPS limits for tracking parolees

SANTA ANA (AP) - A pair of convicted sex offenders had proven once before that there were limits to how well GPS devices could track their whereabouts.

April 16, 2014 | | State


Corrections to pay $50,000 in sex harassment suit

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has agreed to pay $50,000 to settle a sexual harassment complaint filed on behalf of a cook at a youth facility.

April 16, 2014 | | State


Steinberg seeks review of GPS tracking

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The leader of the state Senate is seeking an independent review of how parole officers tracked a sex offender charged with four Southern California slayings, a spokesman said Wednesday.

April 16, 2014 | | State


Wireless firms make anti-theft commitment

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A trade group for wireless providers said Tuesday that nation's biggest mobile device manufacturers and carriers will soon put anti-theft tools on the gadgets to try to deter rampant smartphone theft.

April 15, 2014 | | State


SF considers ending rental ban of homes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Legislation set to be unveiled in San Francisco would make it legal for city residents to rent out their homes on sites such as Airbnb, but only if they have liability insurance and meet other requirements, a newspaper reported.

April 15, 2014 | | State


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State tells firm: Stop tapping Sierra springs

SONORA (AP) - Armed with evidence captured by surveillance cameras, California regulators have ordered a business to stop tapping Sierra Nevada spring water that is later ...

September 02, 2015 | | State


FBI: Defendant in kidnapping blamed vaccine

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The man charged in a California kidnapping that police initially dismissed as a hoax said he acted alone, and that mental illness ...

September 02, 2015 | | State


Oldest survivor of San Francisco earthquake of 1906 passes on

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Ruth Newman was just a child living on an outlying ranch when the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 struck, but her ...

September 02, 2015 | | State


LA school drug counselors charged in $46M fraud scheme

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Some were students who had tried drugs or alcohol, but didn't have substance abuse problems. Others were young addicts in need ...

September 02, 2015 | | State


Ripken honored by Orioles in celebration of 2131 game

BALTIMORE (AP) - Instead of taking another lap around Camden Yards, Cal Ripken Jr. marked the 20th anniversary of his 2,131st consecutive game by throwing ...

September 02, 2015 | | State


2 arrested after video of crimes posted on social media

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Two Northern California men were arrested after allegedly live-streaming their armed hunt for another man on a popular social media site.

August 31, 2015 | | State


$20 found in SF turns into $1M

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A San Francisco Bay Area man won $1 million in the California Lottery after buying a winning ticket with money he found ...

August 31, 2015 | | State


244 arrested in immigration sting

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Immigration agents arrested more than 240 people with criminal records during a four-day sting in Southern California, authorities said Monday in a ...

August 31, 2015 | | State


California doctor faces murder trial in 3 drug deaths

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Even after several patients died of overdoses, a California doctor charged in their deaths kept passing out prescriptions for powerful painkillers in ...

August 31, 2015 | | State


Lost Sierra hiker survived nine days with broken leg

FRESNO - A 62-year-old hiker missing for nine days in California's rugged Sierra Nevada with a broken leg endured freezing nighttime temperatures and crawled two ...

August 31, 2015 | By SCOTT SMITH | State


Court considers death penalty challenge

PASADENA . (AP) - A federal appeals court considering whether California's death penalty is unconstitutional because of excessive delays focused Monday on procedural issues over whether ...

August 31, 2015 | | State


Court considers death penalty challenge

PASADENA . (AP) - A federal appeals court considering whether California's death penalty is unconstitutional because of excessive delays focused Monday on procedural issues over whether ...

August 31, 2015 | | State


A shrug: Cyrus’ bare-breast flash

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Janet Jackson exposed a breast on national television a decade ago, and it sparked national outrage. Miley Cyrus' flash barely caused a ...

August 31, 2015 | | State


‘Erroneous Zones’ author, self -help guru Wayne W. Dyer dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Wayne W. Dyer, who became the pied piper of the self-help movement with the 1976 publication of his runaway best-seller, "Your Erroneous ...

August 31, 2015 | | State


Deaths of 2 rave-goers lead to changes by concert promoter

POMONA (AP) - In the wake of the deaths of two young women who attended a Southern California rave, concert promoter Live Nation has agreed to ...

August 31, 2015 | | State


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