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SF expands free public Wi-Fi

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco launched free Wi-Fi access at more than 30 public parks, plazas and recreation areas on Wednesday, thanks to a grant from Google.

October 01, 2014 | | State


Caltrans: Bay Bridge tower rods exposed to water

OAKLAND (AP) - State officials say hundreds of steel rods on the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge have been exposed to water that could cause corrosion.

October 01, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• 920 CHICKENS KILLED WITH GOLF CLUB: FRESNO (AP) - Authorities in central California are searching for one or more suspects who broke into a Foster Farms chicken ranch and killed more than 900 birds with a golf club.

October 01, 2014 | | State


Police nab suspect after he’s invited into home

PALO ALTO (AP) - Authorities in Northern California have arrested a fraud suspect accused of evading police for more than four hours by befriending a homeowner who invited him into his home for a meal.

September 30, 2014 | | State


Man convicted in 1994 nicotine-poison death

SANTA ANA (AP) - A former nuclear engineer on Tuesday was convicted of murder for poisoning his wife with a lethal dose of nicotine in Southern California in 1994.

September 30, 2014 | | State


What’s PayPal’s first solo move?

SAN JOSE (AP) - PayPal's impending split from long-time partner eBay Inc. will ratchet up its appeal to online retail competitors such as Amazon.com and give it the freedom to aggressively take on new mobile pay challenger Apple Pay. For eBay, the challenge will be how to drive revenue without its fastest-growing division.

September 30, 2014 | | State


NEW GUN RESTRICTION

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California will become the first state that allows family members to ask a judge to remove firearms from a relative who appears to pose a threat, under legislation Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday he had signed.

September 30, 2014 | | State


SF supervisor pushes predictable work schedules for employees

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A San Francisco supervisor wants chain retail stores to give more predictable work schedules to their hourly employees, many of whom are struggling to juggle multiple jobs and family responsibilities.

September 30, 2014 | | State


Bye, bye plastic bags

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags at grocery and convenience stores, driven to action by pollution in streets and waterways.

September 30, 2014 | | State


UC reviewing admissions, tuition

OAKLAND (AP) - The University of California will examine whether it admits too many out-of-state and international students as it develops a budget for the next academic year that might include the system's first tuition increases in four years, university President Janet Napolitano said Tuesday.

September 30, 2014 | | State


Mayor of SoCal city shot to death

BELL GARDENS (AP) - The mayor of a Los Angeles suburb was shot to death Tuesday during an argument with his wife, who was taken into custody, authorities said.

September 30, 2014 | | State


Woman who dismembered ex-boyfriend gets 26 years to life

RIVERSIDE (AP) - A Southern California woman arrested with a trash bin containing her ex-boyfriend's body parts has been sentenced to 26 years to life in prison.

September 30, 2014 | | State


UC campuses will add ‘gender-neutral’ restrooms

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Responding to concerns raised by gay and transgender students and employees, University of California President Janet Napolitano directed the system's 10 campuses on Monday to create more gender-neutral restrooms and to allow students to update their records with a preferred name that does not necessarily match their legal name.

September 30, 2014 | | State


California exhausts firefighting budget

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California has exhausted its initial firefighting budget just three months into its fiscal year, Gov. Jerry Brown's administration said Monday, requiring the drought-plagued state to shift $70 million from a reserve fund as it enters what is traditionally the worst of its fire season.

September 29, 2014 | | State


Brown OKs local development financing tools

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday that he had signed a bill allowing local governments a partial replacement tool for financing infrastructure projects such as water systems, transit facilities and affordable housing.

September 29, 2014 | | State


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Articles by Section - State


Artists fear crackdown

OAKLAND (AP) - The Ghost Ship is now gone. But there's The Salt Lick, the ominously named Deathtrap and other converted warehouses where artists are ...

December 08, 2016 | | State


Was warehouse ever inspected by Oakland Fire?

OAKLAND (AP) - The illegally occupied Oakland warehouse where dozens of partygoers perished in a blaze does not appear in a database fire inspectors use to ...

December 08, 2016 | | State


6.5 quake in ocean off coast

FENDALE (AP) - A 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Northern California on Thursday, jolting residents of the coastal town of Ferndale but ...

December 08, 2016 | | State


LA man sentenced to 22 years for sex with Cambodian boys

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Prosecutors say a 48-year-old Los Angeles man has been sentenced to 22 years in prison for traveling to Cambodia to have sex ...

December 08, 2016 | | State


Navy’s futuristic- looking destroyer arrives in SoCal

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The U.S. Navy's biggest, most expensive and most technologically advanced destroyer arrived at its homeport on Thursday after a nearly ...

December 08, 2016 | | State


WAREHOUSE FIRE

OAKLAND (AP) - Terry Ewing was among the anxious family and friends who received confirmation Monday of what he already knew in his heart: His girlfriend ...

December 05, 2016 | | State


Colleagues paint caustic portrait of colony founder

OAKLAND (AP) - The founder of a ramshackle Oakland artists' colony where dozens of people burned to death saw himself as a kind of guru and ...

December 05, 2016 | | State


Congressional deal on drought

WASHINGTON (AP) - House and Senate leaders reached agreement Monday on a bipartisan bill to authorize $170 million for Flint, Michigan, and other cities beleaguered by ...

December 05, 2016 | | State


California lawmakers aim to protect illegal immigrants from Trump

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers on Monday urged President-elect Donald Trump to refrain from pursuing mass deportations and introduced urgent legislation to fund immigration lawyers and ...

December 05, 2016 | | State


Security upped after threatened attack on LA subway stop

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The FBI and local law enforcement agencies say they have stepped up security on Los Angeles County's commuter rail system after ...

December 05, 2016 | | State


Manteca announces winners for parade, decorating trees

Winners of the Christmas Tree in the Park contest and the related scene along with the top parade entries have been announced by Manteca Chamber ...

December 05, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | State


California Supreme Court limits police searches during traffic stops

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Police officers may only conduct a search following a traffic stop if they believe there is probable cause a crime was committed ...

December 05, 2016 | | State


Biggest union reaches deal with Brown’s staff

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's largest public-employee union announced Saturday that it had reached a contract agreement with Gov. Jerry Brown's administration.

December 04, 2016 | | State


Warehouse fire death toll hits 33

OAKLAND (AP) - The death toll from a fire that tore through a warehouse hosting a late-night dance party climbed to 33 on Sunday as firefighters ...

December 04, 2016 | | State


California state-worker union cancels Monday strike

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's largest public-employee union on Friday canceled a planned one-day strike, averting a potentially disruptive protest that would have kept up to ...

December 03, 2016 | | State


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