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Senator wants probe at nuke plant

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California Sen. Barbara Boxer pressed federal regulators Wednesday to open a probe at the shuttered San Onofre nuclear power plant after uncovering documents that she said suggest the utility that runs it took shortcuts that compromised safety.

February 06, 2013 | | State


Officials to research coyote hunting laws

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The state game commission on Wednesday declined to intervene in a controversial coyote hunting contest, although members did ask for a legal opinion on whether the board has authority to regulate contests in the future.

February 06, 2013 | | State


SoCal tour bus collision death toll rises to eight

LOMA LINDA (AP) - The driver of a pickup truck struck by a careening tour bus died Wednesday at a California hospital, bringing the death toll from the mountain road crash to eight.

February 06, 2013 | | State


Bay Area briefs

7 INJURED AS SAN FRANCISCO CABLE CAR STOPS QUICKLY: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Seven people were injured Wednesday when a San Francisco cable car carrying about 50 passengers came to a sudden stop in the city's Nob Hill neighborhood, authorities said.

February 06, 2013 | | State


Blind bike racer refuses to give in to disability

MILL VALLEY (AP) - A Northern California man who lost his eyesight to diabetes has refused to give up on his lifelong love of athletics, including as a competitive mountain biker.

February 05, 2013 | | State


State may force gun owners to buy insurance

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Democratic lawmakers proposed legislation Tuesday that would require California gun owners to buy liability insurance to cover damages or injuries caused by their weapons.

February 05, 2013 | | State


California Supreme Court hears pot shop ban case involving cities

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Members of California's highest court expressed skepticism Tuesday over claims that the state's medical marijuana laws prohibit local governments from banning storefront pot shops.

February 05, 2013 | | State


Jobs, income, IPOs up in Silicon Valley

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - The Silicon Valley is leading the rest of the country out of the recession with increased jobs, income and initial public offerings last year, according to a new regional report.

February 05, 2013 | | State


State news briefs

2-YEAR-OLD DIES AFTER DRINKING CLEANING SOLUTION: MERCED . (AP) - Merced County officials say a two-year-old boy has died after his grandmother gave him what she thought was a bottle of water to drink, but the bottle actually contained a cleaning solution.

February 05, 2013 | | State


Attorney general sues Standard & Poor's

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's attorney general on Tuesday joined the U.S. Department of Justice and several other states in seeking billions of dollars in damages from the debt rating agency Standard & Poor's for its alleged role in the mortgage crisis.

February 05, 2013 | | State


Attorney general sues Standard & Poor's

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's attorney general on Tuesday joined the U.S. Department of Justice and several other states in seeking billions of dollars in damages from the debt rating agency Standard & Poor's for its alleged role in the mortgage crisis.

February 05, 2013 | | State


Bay Area briefs

2 DEAD IN CRASH NEAR PIGEON POINT LIGHTHOUSE: PESCADERO (AP) - Two men are dead after their car flipped on Highway 1 near California's Pigeon Point Lighthouse.

February 05, 2013 | | State


College basketball coach, fiance found dead

IRVINE (AP) - A college basketball coach and her fiance were found shot to death in a car at their upscale condominium complex in Southern California, and authorities say they have no motive or suspects in the killing.

February 04, 2013 | | State


Pot shops face next legal crisis

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's medical marijuana stores, which experienced a boom in 2009 when the U.S. Department of Justice said prosecutions were a low priority and then a bust in the form of a federal crackdown, are facing another existential watershed closer to home.

February 04, 2013 | | State


Napolitano trumpets border security

SAN DIEGO (AP) - U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is in San Diego to trumpet what she calls dramatic improvements in border security.

February 04, 2013 | | State


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State employee brought loaded gun into work

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The California Highway Patrol said Friday that it has arrested a state employee who is accused of bringing a loaded gun to work at the secretary of state's office.

January 23, 2015 | | State


Treasurer John Chiang nixes run for US Senate

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California Treasurer John Chiang has decided not to seek Barbara Boxer's U.S. Senate seat, the latest prominent Democrat to sidestep the unfolding 2016 contest.

January 23, 2015 | | State


Boy fatally stabbed with scissors

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 15-year-old boy has been fatally stabbed with scissors in front of an East Los Angeles middle school, and authorities are looking for another boy who attacked him.

January 23, 2015 | | State


California unemployment falls to 7 %

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - California's unemployment rate fell to 7 percent last month, a drop of two-tenths of a percentage point from a month earlier, but the state added just 700 jobs in December, a disappointing number after good job gains in November.

January 23, 2015 | | State


Fewer kindergarteners skip vaccinations

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Fewer California parents opted out of vaccinations for their children entering kindergarten last year following the adoption of a law that makes it harder to go without the shots, state figures show.

January 23, 2015 | | State


$300,000 in stolen fine wine recovered

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - More than $300,000 in world-class wine stolen from a famed Napa Valley restaurant has been recovered from a private cellar on the other side of the country.

January 23, 2015 | | State


CPUC fines PG&E $530,000

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The California Public Utilities Commission has fined Pacific Gas & Electric $530,000 for safety violations it says it found during audits that began in 2012.

January 23, 2015 | | State


California billionaire to skip senate race

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Billionaire climate activist Tom Steyer announced Thursday that he will not enter the race to succeed U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer in California, a move that reshaped the early contest that has attracted a pack of potential candidates.

January 22, 2015 | | State


Old phone unveiled 100 years after first coast-to-coast call

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - In true San Francisco irony, smartphones were used Thursday to snap pictures of a historic phone that was used to make the first coast-to-coast phone call 100 years ago.

January 22, 2015 | | State


Yosemite climber says he hopes historic feat inspires others

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - Kevin Jorgeson's hands still bear souvenirs from the historic climb Dawn Wall of El Capitan he completed with his partner last week. The scabs on his fingertips are so thick that track pads on computers and phones don't register his touch.

January 22, 2015 | | State


Authorities charge inmate with two 1976 ‘Gypsy Hill’ murders

REDWOOD CITY (AP) - Northern California prosecutors on Thursday charged an Oregon prison inmate with two counts of murder in the serial killings of six young women that terrified the region nearly 40 years ago.

January 22, 2015 | | State


Beautician to stars cleared of murder plot

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A skin-care specialist to the stars was acquitted Thursday of charges that she plotted to murder a rival beautician she mistakenly blamed for stalking her.

January 22, 2015 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

8 ARRESTED AS SAN JOSE POLICE SHUT DOWN HOME-BASED CASINO: SAN JOSE (AP) - San Jose police say eight people have been arrested after officers broke up a home-based casino with roughly 15 video gambling machines.

January 22, 2015 | | State


Woman, 84, killed in Tulare County by hit-run driver

VISALIA (AP) - Authorities in Tulare County are search for a hit-and-run driver who killed an 84-year-old woman.

January 22, 2015 | | State


Magnets used to plant drugs under cars

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Drug smugglers are turning "trusted travelers" into unwitting mules by placing containers with powerful magnets under their cars in Mexico and then recovering the illegal cargo far from the view of border authorities in the United States.

January 22, 2015 | | State


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