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MAN ARRESTED AFTER CANNON KILLS GIRLFRIEND: SAN DIEGO (AP) - San Diego County authorities have arrested a man whose homemade cannon fired through the side of his mobile home in a remote community, killing his girlfriend.

March 06, 2012 | | State


Obese man's plea is YouTube sensation

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A morbidly obese California man whose tearful, videotaped plea for help became a YouTube sensation may be getting the support he wanted.

March 06, 2012 | | State


Convenient cupcakes dangerous for dieters

BEVERLY HILLS (AP) - Sprinkles, the Beverly Hills bakery that helped inspire the craze for sweet frosting in snack-size portions, will launch a cupcake dispensing machine at its flagship store.

March 06, 2012 | | State


Judge blocking UC from releasing pepper-spray report

OAKLAND (AP) - A judge on Tuesday temporarily barred the University of California from releasing a highly anticipated report on the pepper-spraying of student protesters by police officers at UC Davis.

March 06, 2012 | | State


Hundreds of SF DUI cases may be tossed over handling of devices

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hundreds of San Francisco drunken driving cases could be tossed because of possible mishandling of field sobriety devices by police officers.

March 06, 2012 | | State


Bay Area news briefs

Judge tosses challenge to 49ers stadium deal

March 06, 2012 | | State


5,000 students protest education cuts at Capitol rally in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO (AP) - As many as 5,000 college students and other protesters converged Monday on California's state capital to protest rising tuition rates and demand that state lawmakers restore funding for higher education.

March 05, 2012 | | State


Survivor of killings said boyfriend abused her in past

MODESTO. (AP) - An 18-year-old woman who survived a weekend shooting in Modesto that left three others dead previously said she had been kidnapped and tortured by her boyfriend a month earlier, police and family members said Monday.

March 05, 2012 | | State


State news briefs

JUDGE SAYS BACKYARD BOAT MUST SHOVE OFF : NEWPORT BEACH (AP) - A Southern California man who's been restoring a 72-foot antique boat in his yard has been ordered to move the vessel.

March 05, 2012 | | State


Condoms now required for Los Angeles porn actors

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Actors in many of the adult films made in the nation's porn capital must use condoms under a law that took effect Monday, but the prophylactic police aren't yet on the case.

March 05, 2012 | | State


Bay Area news briefs

Magnitude-4.0 quake shakes SF Bay area

March 05, 2012 | | State


Proof of insurance? Lawmaker wants an app for that as well

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California drivers seeing flashing lights in their rearview mirror may soon be reaching for their smartphones instead of putting them down.

March 05, 2012 | | State


San Francisco Sheriff’s actress wife adds to trial drama in domestic violence case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Months after moving to the United States, Latin America telenovela star Eliana Lopez blogged about her hopes and aspirations for her new, simpler life as a wife and mother, far from the bright lights of TV and movies.

March 05, 2012 | | State


Modesto Police seek killer of three found shot in home in city’s quiet neighborhood

MODESTO (AP) - Police are searching for a suspect in the deaths of a man, his girlfriend and a teenage boy, who were found shot to death in a home in a usually quiet neighborhood in Modesto.

March 05, 2012 | | State


State news briefs

• About 2,000 Sacramento-area teachers get notices : SACRAMENTO (AP) - Nearly 2,000 Sacramento-area teachers are wondering if they'll be losing their jobs this year.

March 05, 2012 | | State


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Guilty of murder after his dogs kill woman

LANCASTER (AP) - A jury on Friday found a man guilty of murder after his pit bulls mauled a woman to death in a high desert town in California where residents said they carried rocks and guns for protection against packs of dogs.

August 29, 2014 | | State


Bills passed to deter wrongful convictions

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers sent Gov. Jerry Brown a pair of bills Friday designed to thwart or reverse wrongful criminal convictions.

August 29, 2014 | | State


Air drops on California wildfire get going early

HAPPY CAMP (AP) - Air crews battling a fast-moving fire threatening 250 homes in a Northern California forest were using clear skies to get going earlier than usual on Friday, which should help with the firefight, fire officials said.

August 29, 2014 | | State


Groundwater regulations headed to Brown

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California is on the verge of regulating its groundwater supply for the first time, as the worst drought in a generation pushed state leaders to overhaul the state's longstanding "pump-as-you-please" policy.

August 29, 2014 | | State


Schools chief to appeal teacher tenure ruling

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California's schools chief said Friday that he will seek an appeal of a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for teachers.

August 29, 2014 | | State


Pot grower stole reservation water

FRESNO (AP) - Authorities have torn out an illegal marijuana operation in Central California that they say was siphoning water from streams that supply an American Indian tribe, a California Department of Fish and Wildlife spokesman said Friday.

August 29, 2014 | | State


Slice of Princess Di’s wedding cake fetches $1,375

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 33-year-old slice of cake from Prince Charles and Princess Diana's 1981 wedding has sold at auction for $1,375.

August 29, 2014 | | State


Teacher reprimanded for tweets

NEWARK (AP) - A teacher in Northern California has been disciplined for making threatening and explicit remarks about students on her Twitter account.

August 29, 2014 | | State


SHAKY FACTS

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The 6.0-earthquake that damaged buildings and left scores of people injured in California's wine country was the largest temblor to hit the San Francisco Bay Area since the 6.9-magnitude Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989.

August 28, 2014 | | State


California nearing ban on plastic bags

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers passed a key hurdle Thursday in imposing the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.

August 28, 2014 | | State


California extends review of $25B twin tunnels plan

SACRAMENTO (AP) - More planning is needed on a $25 billion proposal to build two massive water tunnels in Northern California, state officials said this week.

August 28, 2014 | | State


Vice principal carried gun onto campus

BAKERSFIELD (AP) - Police say they arrested the vice principal of a Central California school suspected of bringing a gun onto the junior high campus where he works.

August 28, 2014 | | State


2 counties ask to form separate state

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Representatives of two counties in far Northern California petitioned state officials Thursday for the right to form a 51st state called Jefferson, formally asking state lawmakers to vote on their proposal.

August 28, 2014 | | State


Death Valley’s moving rocks mystery

DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK (AP) - For years scientists have theorized about how large rocks - some weighing hundreds of pounds - zigzag across Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park, leaving long trails etched in the earth.

August 28, 2014 | | State


Google pursues package-delivering drones

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google's secretive research laboratory is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered to people more quickly.

August 28, 2014 | | State


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