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Napolitano gets OK as UC system president

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The University of California's governing board voted Thursday to appoint Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano as the first female president of the 10-campus system despite objections to her record on immigration.

July 18, 2013 | | State


Bay Area briefs

SONOMA COUNTY SUPE IN COURT AFTER PROWLING ARREST: SANTA ROSA (AP) - A Sonoma County official arrested on suspicion of prowling and burglary at a woman's house has made his first court appearance.

July 18, 2013 | | State


Experts to test phone anti-theft locks

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The top prosecutors in San Francisco and New York say they are bringing in state and federal security experts to test the newest anti-theft features designed to thwart the surge of stolen smartphones nationwide.

July 18, 2013 | | State


More oversight sought at developmental centers

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Citing a stack of reports criticizing state officials for not properly overseeing facilities that care for people with developmental disabilities, advocates called on Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday to appoint an independent figure to improve safety at state-run care facilities.

July 17, 2013 | | State


Buy-America snag stalls Vegas plan

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The U.S. Department of Transportation has suspended its review of a $5.5 billion loan request that is critical for building a private bullet train between a Southern California desert community and the Las Vegas Strip, leaving the future of the project in jeopardy.

July 17, 2013 | | State


Packs of young folks cause chaos in Hollywood

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) - Los Angeles police were combing through cell phones and security footage Wednesday trying to identify dozens of young people who'd rampaged through Hollywood the night before, knocking down people, stealing their cellphones, and grabbing souvenir trinkets from shops before a police sweep and arrests ensued.

July 17, 2013 | | State


State news briefs

RESIDENTS OF SINKING SUBDIVISION FILE CLAIM: LAKEPORT (AP) - For months homeowners agonized as houses in their subdivision sank one-by-one into a California hilltop. It got so dangerous that the U.S. Postal Service refused to deliver mail.

July 17, 2013 | | State


3 arrested over city's LGBT proclamation

PORTERVILLE (AP) - Police in the central California town of Porterville say they arrested three people protesting the City Council's decision this week to rescind a proclamation declaring June lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender pride month.

July 17, 2013 | | State


Port of Oakland shuts down after worker's death

OAKLAND (AP) - The Port of Oakland was shut down Wednesday as Longshoremen went on a 24-hour shutdown following the death of a worker while on the job.

July 17, 2013 | | State


Small town publisher wins public records case

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A state Court of Appeal has ruled that a small-town California newspaper publisher does not have to pay legal fees to a school board he sued over his public records request -a decision hailed by First Amendment advocates as a victory for government transparency.

July 17, 2013 | | State


Price dispute triggers jewelry store killings

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A man charged with the gruesome deaths of two jewelry store clerks and critically wounding the shop owner believed he had overpaid by about $300, prosecutors said in revealing a possible motive for a crime that has shocked the San Francisco Bay Area for its savagery.

July 17, 2013 | | State


Muslim student now in UC board

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The University of California's governing board confirmed its first Muslim student member Wednesday, despite some Jewish groups' claims that she marginalized Jewish students and promoted an anti-Israel agenda.

July 17, 2013 | | State


Wildfire forces more evacuations

IDYLLWILD (AP) - Authorities in Southern California issued evacuation orders for hundreds of homes Wednesday as a major wildfire approached in the mountains southwest of Palm Springs.

July 17, 2013 | | State


CPUC scales back PG&E fine to $300M

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California regulators on Tuesday called on Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to pay at least $300 million in fines in connection with a deadly 2010 gas pipeline blast in what they said would amount to the largest fine ever levied by the state Public Utilities Commission.

July 16, 2013 | | State


R&B singer shoved after Trayvon Martin dedication at concert

HAYWARD (AP) - R&B singer Lester Chambers is recovering from injuries he suffered after a woman leaped onto the stage and shoved him when he dedicated a song to Trayvon Martin during a concert in the San Francisco Bay Area, a newspaper reported Monday.

July 16, 2013 | | 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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