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SF BAY AREA BUS DRIVERS GIVE STRIKE NOTICE: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Union employees of a San Francisco Bay Area bus system say they will walk off the job this week if they don't reach a contract deal.

August 05, 2013 | | State


Powerful water district backs tunnel plan

FIVE POINTS (AP) - As a giant harvesting machine uprooted and sucked in hundreds of tomato plants a row at a time, Dan Errotabere contemplated massive strips of bare land on his farm.

August 04, 2013 | | State


BART labor talks continue as planned strike looms today

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Bay Area Rapid Transit managers and union leaders returned to the bargaining table Sunday in hopes of heading off a strike that would create traffic nightmares for San Francisco area commuters for the second time in a month.

August 04, 2013 | | State


Driver accelerated into crowd

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The driver parked outside a hotel and surveyed the leisurely summer scene at the Venice Beach boardwalk: Hundreds of people were sitting at cafes, walking along the seashore or shopping at vendors selling jewelry or art.

August 04, 2013 | | State


San Diego mayor begins 2-week therapy

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Therapists say admitting one has a problem is the first step toward recovery. For San Diego Mayor Bob Filner that could be tricky.

August 04, 2013 | | State


Implosion shrapnel injures 5 spectators

BAKERSFIELD (AP) - One man had his leg severed Saturday and four others were also injured as shrapnel from the demolition of a power plant flew into a crowd of more than 1,000 spectators that had gathered in California's Central Valley to watch it come down, officials said.

August 04, 2013 | | State


Toddler badly burned in hash explosion

EUREKA (AP) - Eureka authorities say a 2-year-old boy was badly burned and his parents were arrested following an explosion in an apartment where hash was being produced.

August 04, 2013 | | State


Oil companies frack in coastal waters as regulators ponder special permits

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Companies prospecting for oil off California's coast have used hydraulic fracturing on at least a dozen occasions to force open cracks beneath the seabed, and now regulators are investigating whether the practice should require a separate permit and be subject to stricter environmental review.

August 04, 2013 | | State


Clerk withdraws bid to revive Prop. 8

SAN DIEGO (AP) - San Diego's county clerk, the man charged with issuing marriage licenses there and the most prominent public figure to move against gay marriage in California since its recent resumption, has withdrawn a legal bid to stop the practice, saying he was ceding the fight to a group that already has a similar challenge pending.

August 04, 2013 | | State


FBI probes burglary at pheasant farm

RIVERSIDE (AP) - An FBI terrorism task force is investigating after an animal rights group took responsibility for cutting open fencing and releasing birds from a Southern California pheasant farm.

August 04, 2013 | | State


Convicts wearing GPS went unsupervised

SANTA ANA (AP) - A memo from Orange County probation officials shows that more than a dozen convicts required to wear GPS units were left unsupervised for days.

August 04, 2013 | | State


State news briefs

• SAN PABLO MINISTER SENTENCED FOR RAPING WOMAN, 56: SAN PABLO (AP) - A San Pablo minister has been sentenced to nine years in state prison for raping a 56-year-old woman at his house.

August 04, 2013 | | State


Hollywood tower project maybe on fault

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A recently approved project that would create two of Hollywood's tallest towers might run directly over an active earthquake fault, raising doubt about whether construction should go forward.

August 02, 2013 | | State


LA student film nearly turns tragic during staged robbery

LOS ANGELES (AP) - For a few harrowing seconds, eight officers from a suburban Los Angeles police department had their guns drawn and pointed at a group of college filmmakers shooting a robbery scene at a coffee shop.

August 02, 2013 | | State


Ex UC Davis cop trying to reach workers comp deal

DAVIS (AP) - Efforts are underway to reach an out-of-court deal over former UC Davis police officer John Pike's worker's compensation claim.

August 02, 2013 | | State


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‘Meet a Muslim’ events hope to dispel misconceptions

FREMONT (AP) - When Moina Shaiq realized even her friends were scared to ask her about her religion for fear of offending her or sounding uneducated ...

August 13, 2017 | | State


Lawyer: Livestreamed, deadly crash caused by blown tire

MERCED (AP) - The defense attorney for a teenage driver accused of driving drunk while livestreaming the crash that killed her younger sister says a mechanical ...

August 13, 2017 | | State


LA deputies’ private body cams raise transparency questions

LOS ANGELES (AP) - America's largest sheriff's department still lacks a policy for body cameras after years of studying the issue, so hundreds - perhaps ...

August 13, 2017 | | State


LA sheriff reported inaccurate jail violence statistics

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The largest sheriff's department in the U.S. uses unsound methods to compile data about violence in Los Angeles County jails ...

August 09, 2017 | | State


Google gender debacle underscores tech culture wars, politics

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - The Google engineer who blamed biological differences for the paucity of women in tech had every right to express his views. And ...

August 09, 2017 | | State


Campaign watchdog met Democratic lawyer before changing state recall rule

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A member of California's independent political watchdog commission coordinated behind the scenes with a lawyer for state Senate Democrats before voting to ...

August 09, 2017 | | State


3rd Boy Scout dies after sailboat strikes power line on Texas lake

AVINGER, Texas (AP) - A third Boy Scout has died from injuries suffered when a sailboat struck an overhanging power line on a lake east of ...

August 07, 2017 | | State


Transgender camp teaches kids they’re ‘normal, not alone’

EL CERRITO (AP) - In some ways, Rainbow Day Camp is very ordinary. Kids arrive with a packed lunch, make friendship bracelets, play basketball, sing songs ...

August 07, 2017 | | State


Cougar makes rare successful crossing of LA-area freeway

THOUSAND OAKS (AP) - Researchers recently documented a rare case of a cougar from the Santa Monica Mountains successfully crossing U.S. Highway 101 and moving ...

August 07, 2017 | | State


San Francisco street sells for $90K

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - These days, the price of a San Francisco home can easily top a million dollars. But one savvy investor has bought up ...

August 07, 2017 | | State


Video shows Campbell officer with gun pointed at passenger

CAMPBELL (AP) - A video showing a Northern California police officer pointing his gun for more than nine minutes at the passenger in a car stop ...

August 07, 2017 | | State


FAA: No sanctions for Lodi skydiving center in deaths

LODI (AP) - The Federal Aviation Administration says it cannot sanction a skydiving center in central California for the 2016 deaths of two men killed in ...

August 07, 2017 | | State


3 being inducted Aug. 12 into Mexican American Hall of Fame

STOCKTON - Three individuals are being inducted into the Mexican American hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2017.

August 07, 2017 | | State


Heart-stopping mountain lion encounter caught on video

LONE PINE (AP) - A nerve-rattling encounter with a mountain lion started with a fleeting glimpse of the big cat's tail on a High Sierra ...

August 07, 2017 | | State


Palm Springs fed up with insect thriving after winter rains

PALM SPRINGS (AP) - It may be small, but an insect known as the charcoal seed bug has started to get under the skin of people ...

August 06, 2017 | | State


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