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Cities seek $1B in lead paint cleanup

SAN JOSE (AP) - In a trial that began Monday, 10 California cities and counties are seeking nearly $1 billion from paint manufacturers to remove lead paint from millions of older homes, arguing that they sold the product despite being aware of its potential health effects.

July 15, 2013 | | State


State news briefs

MAN SENTENCED TO LIFE FOR KILLING 2 OVER DOG: FRESNO (AP) - A Fresno man who shot and killed two people and paralyzed a third in a dispute over a lost dog has been sentenced to 82 years to life in prison, plus two life terms without the possibility of parole.

July 15, 2013 | | State


CalPERS, CalSTRS post double-digit gains

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The nation's two largest public pension funds on Monday reported double-digit annual returns from rising stock and real estate prices, but cautioned against focusing too much on short-term performance.

July 15, 2013 | | State


Bay Area briefs

DOG THAT ATE POISONED MEATBALL IN SF DIES: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A dog that ate one of numerous poisoned meatballs found in San Francisco neighborhoods has died.

July 15, 2013 | | State


LA mayor calls for peace in Zimmerman protests

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Mayor Eric Garcetti called for peace and cut short an East Coast visit to return to Los Angeles on Monday following police confrontations with protesters angry over the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

July 15, 2013 | | State


Court declines to stop gay marriages

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The California Supreme Court refused Monday to order the state to immediately stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

July 15, 2013 | | State


Homeland Security secretary resigning

WASHINGTON (AP) - Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced her resignation Friday to take over the University of California system, leaving behind a huge department still working to adjust to the merger of nearly two dozen agencies after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

July 12, 2013 | | State


Third girl aboard Asiana from injuries

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A girl who was aboard the Asiana Airlines flight that crash-landed died Friday, the same day that authorities confirmed one of the two Chinese teenagers killed in the disaster was hit by a firetruck.

July 12, 2013 | | State


Opponents want courts to stop gay weddings

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Opponents of same-sex marriage on Friday demanded that the California Supreme Court immediately halt same-sex marriages recently resumed in the nation's largest state after a 9-year legal battle.

July 12, 2013 | | State


Teen faces murder charge in death of younger brother

The 16-year-old half-brother of an 11-year-old boy found dead earlier this week in Southern California will be charged with one count of murder, prosecutors said Friday.

July 12, 2013 | | State


LA, Mammoth Lakes reach settlement

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles and Mammoth Lakes have agreed to share water, ending a conflict between the metropolis and the Sierra Nevada ski town that has century-old roots, it was announced Friday.

July 12, 2013 | | State


Around the State

BART PORN UNDER INVESTIGATION: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Bay Area Rapid Transit police are investigating an amateur pornographic video apparently shot on a moving train. Deputy Chief Ben Fairow tells the San Francisco Chronicle the cell phone video shows a "partially disrobed" couple having intercourse on a seat at the end of a BART train car. The video was apparently filmed by a third party, and the man and woman in the video appear to know that someone is filming them. The video quality is good enough that investigators are hopeful that they'll be able to identify the couple.

July 12, 2013 | | State


Around the State

STATE REMOVES SIGNS OBJECTING TO TWIN TUNNELS: WALNUT GROVE (AP) - Activists opposed to California's $14 billion twin-tunnel plan for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta are accusing state transportation workers who removed anti-tunnel yard signs of trying to silence them. The signs proclaiming "Save the Delta! Stop the Tunnels!" have disappeared over the past several days from yards fronting a state highway in Sacramento County. Transportation officials they were placed too close to the highway, violating state law. Caltrans spokesman Gareth Lacy says any private sign is forbidden within a state right of way. The state Natural Resources Agency, which oversees ...

July 11, 2013 | | State


D.C. Council rebukes Wal-Mart

WASHINGTON (AP) - The D.C. Council issued a legislative rebuke to Wal-Mart on Wednesday, approving a bill that would require the retail giant and other big-box chain retailers operating in the nation's capital to pay their employees a "living wage" of at least $12.50 an hour.

July 10, 2013 | | State


PROBE QUESTIONS SPEED CONTROLS

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Investigators are trying to understand whether automated cockpit equipment Asiana flight 214's pilots said they were relying on to control the airliner's speed may have contributed to the plane's dangerously low and slow approach just before it crashed.

July 10, 2013 | | State


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State to levy fee on rail cars carrying dangerous chemicals

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California plans to levy a $45 fee later this year on rail cars carrying dangerous chemicals across the state.

July 22, 2016 | | State


Immigration agents arrest 112 ex-convicts in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Immigration agents have arrested 112 people in a four-day sweep in Southern California aimed at deporting ex-convicts from other countries.

July 22, 2016 | | State


Obama nod in California race gets retort from rival

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California Senate candidate Kamala Harris was endorsed Tuesday by President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, further strengthening her front-runner status ...

July 19, 2016 | | State


Tom Sizemore arrested on suspicion of domestic violence

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tom Sizemore was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of felony domestic violence, a setback for the actor attempting a comeback following a career ...

July 19, 2016 | | State


Man charged in spate of San Diego homeless killings

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A man with a criminal record and history of mental illness was charged Tuesday with a string of deadly attacks on sleeping ...

July 19, 2016 | | State


California beaches closed after massive sewage spill

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities closed a stretch of popular Southern California ocean amid fears that raw sewage from a massive spill miles away might have ...

July 19, 2016 | | State


New homeowner finds dead body in Southern California house

SIMI VALLEY (AP) - A new homeowner who stopped by his Southern California property expecting to find its previous owners packing up, instead stumbled on the ...

July 19, 2016 | | State


Southern California water district finalizes land purchase

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Southern California's largest water supplier has bought sprawling farmland that could be used to help build twin tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin ...

July 18, 2016 | | State


Judge rejects plea deal of ex-LA County sheriff

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Minutes after former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca acknowledged failing the public by lying to federal authorities investigating jail beatings, a ...

July 18, 2016 | | State


Hawaiian Electric, NextEra walk away from merger plans

HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii's largest utility and Florida-based NextEra Energy are walking away from their plans to merge, following months of hearings and deliberations on ...

July 18, 2016 | | State


Tobacco companies give $17 M to defeat tax

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Tobacco companies are giving about $17 million to defeat a proposed cigarette tax that's quickly attracting some of the highest spending among ...

July 18, 2016 | | State


Mountain lion spotted, not detained in San Mateo

SAN MATEO (AP) - Experts say a suspected mountain lion spotted roaming through a residential neighborhood is a rather large domestic cat.

July 18, 2016 | | State


Police look into Playboy model’s post of naked woman at gym

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police were investigating after a Playboy model took a photo of a naked woman in a gym locker room and ...

July 18, 2016 | | State


World-class Mexican Museum being built in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco is getting another cultural treasure - a world-class museum to showcase the largest collection of Mexican and Latino art in the ...

July 18, 2016 | | State


US-Mexico border residents feel ignored

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Residents along the U.S.-Mexico border are feeling ignored in the midst of a U.S. presidential election in which ...

July 18, 2016 | | State


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