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SF sees drop in crime for 3rd year

January 03, 2012 | | State


State news briefs

PRISONER STEALS FIRE ENGINE TO ESCAPE: SAN DIEGO (AP) - An official says an inmate escaped from a state prison in San Diego County by stealing the prison fire engine on New Year's Day.

January 02, 2012 | | State


Key 2012 legislation at a glance

California lawmakers return to the Capitol this week to begin an election-year session complicated by the state's ongoing multibillion dollar budget deficit. Here are some of the top issues they will debate:

January 02, 2012 | | State


Bay Area briefs

Mavericks big wave surf contest window opens

January 02, 2012 | | State


Occupy protest follows 123rd annual Rose Parade

PASADENA (AP) - The 2012 Tournament of Roses brought its flowery floats and strutting bands to a worldwide audience Monday under clear blue skies, and in its wake came a scruffier parade - hundreds of anti-Wall Street protesters.

January 02, 2012 | | State


Debate to revolve around fiscal crisis

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's budget deficit appears more manageable than in past years, but the state's ongoing fiscal crisis will continue to dominate debate over other matters in the Legislature during the coming session.

January 02, 2012 | | State


Trial set to begin in traffic killing of SF family by illegal immigrant

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jury selection is scheduled to start in a long-awaited triple murder trial of an illegal immigrant accused of fatally shooting a man and his two sons in traffic nearly four years ago.

January 02, 2012 | | State


Gun battery that guarded San Francisco restored

GOLDEN GATE NATIONAL RECREATION AREA (AP) - A historic World War II-era gun battery that once guarded San Francisco Bay has been restored as an exhibit that showcases the region's military past as the country's first line of defense against a West Coast invasion.

January 02, 2012 | | State


NASA has twin probes in moon orbit

LOS ANGELES (AP) - NASA kicked off the new year with a pair of probes circling the moon in the latest mission to understand how Earth's closest neighbor formed.

January 01, 2012 | | State


Police analyze security video in LA car fires case

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Detectives in Los Angeles spent early Sunday analyzing security video camera footage and following up on other leads after a half dozen more vehicles were set on fire on New Year's Eve, the latest rash of suspicious car fires in the city.

January 01, 2012 | | State


Lake Tahoe area visitors trade skis for golf clubs

TRUCKEE (AP) - A record stretch of warm, dry December weather has many visitors trading skis for golf clubs in the Reno-Lake Tahoe area.

January 01, 2012 | | State


Occupy activists target today’s Rose Parade for another protest

PASADENA (AP) - Anti-Wall Street demonstrators are not officially part of this year's Rose Parade, but that's not stopping them from joining in.

January 01, 2012 | | State


State faces midyear cuts, more budget strife ahead

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Students pepper-sprayed while demonstrating against tuition hikes, teachers arrested after protesting school spending cuts and lawsuits piling up over cuts to an array of state services for seniors, the poor and disabled. Those represented California's fiscal crisis in 2011 and foreshadow even more budget strife in the year ahead, especially with a statewide vote on tax increases headed to the November ballot.

January 01, 2012 | | State


Documents in slain nursing student case released

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The suspect in the slaying of a San Francisco Bay area nursing student was obsessed and increasingly angry with her ex-boyfriend's relationship with the victim and was convinced the two were having an affair, according to grand jury transcripts.

December 31, 2011 | | State


5-year-old fatally shot outside Oakland taco truck

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Oakland police on Saturday were looking for a man who shot and killed a 5-year-old boy just after ordering food from a family-operated taco truck.

December 31, 2011 | | State


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Future floods will be kept in mind as Montecito rebuilds

MONTECITO (AP) - After power and drinking water return, and cleanup crews haul away the last of the boulders and muck that splintered homes like a ...

January 15, 2018 | | State


Exhibit celebrates 1960 Winter Games at Tahoe

PLACERVILLE (AP) - Weeks ahead of the opening of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in South Korea, the El Dorado Arts Council has opened a new ...

January 15, 2018 | | State


Highway 101 to stay shut another week after SoCal mudslides

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Crews working around the clock cleared boulders, trees and crushed cars from all lanes of U.S. 101, but California officials said ...

January 15, 2018 | | State


Children chained to beds while living in squalor found in SoCal

PERRIS - A Perris couple were arrested on suspicion of torture and child abuse after police found several of their children chained to beds in putrid ...

January 15, 2018 | | State


Gospel star Hawkins, known for ‘Oh Happy Day,’ dies at 74

PLEASANTON(AP) - Edwin Hawkins, the gospel star best known for the crossover hit "Oh Happy Day" and as a major force for contemporary inspirational music ...

January 15, 2018 | | State


Democrats in race for governor say Trump is racist

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Candidates seeking to become California's next governor dueled Saturday over deep partisan differences, with Democrats and Republicans breaking sharply on issues ...

January 14, 2018 | | State


Mudslide brings economic shock to area

SANTA BARBARA. (AP) - The mudslide that killed at least 20 people is causing distress miles from where the torrent of muck and boulders stopped, as ...

January 14, 2018 | | State


Mudslide death toll hits 20; search for victims continues

MONTECITO . (AP) - Parishioners prayed Sunday for those killed and for families still searching for missing relatives in a Southern California community ravaged by mudslides, and ...

January 14, 2018 | | State


State burn areas brace for rain, possible mudslides

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Forecasters say a storm expected to bring heavy rain to California could drop several inches in recent burn areas, raising the risk ...

January 07, 2018 | | State


Judge aims to referee fight over Manson’s remains

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The fight over the body and possessions of apocalyptic cult leader Charles Manson has fragmented into at least three camps competing over ...

January 07, 2018 | | State


Pot industry frets, then shrugs off Sessions’ policy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - This week's announcement that the U.S. Justice Department was ditching its hands-off approach to states that have legalized marijuana initially ...

January 07, 2018 | | State


High or dry? State legal pot to test supply pipeline

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Most Californians with an urge to smoke a joint will enter the state's legal marijuana marketplace through a single doorway - at ...

January 07, 2018 | | State


Packed ERs, deaths as flu hits state hard

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The flu has hit California so hard this season, pharmacies have run out of medicine to treat it, emergency rooms are packed ...

January 07, 2018 | | State


Memorial held for CHP officer killed in DUI crash

STOCKTON (AP) - A California Highway Patrol rookie killed by a drunken driving suspect in the San Francisco Bay Area was remembered Saturday as a loving ...

January 01, 2018 | | State


Legal recreational marijuana: What you need to know

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California on Monday became the nation's largest state to offer legal recreational marijuana sales. Here's a snapshot of how the ...

January 01, 2018 | | State


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