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Disney ends funding to Boy Scouts over gay policy

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Walt Disney Company will cut funding to the Boy Scouts of America beginning in 2015 because of a policy that bans gay adult leaders in the organization.

March 02, 2014 | | State

Judge says 2 California laws unconstitutional

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A federal judge has ruled two California laws enacted through the initiative process are unconstitutional because they retrospectively increase the punishments for crimes committed before the laws came into effect.

March 02, 2014 | | State

Golden Gate Bridge tolls to increase

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco Bay Area officials have decided to increase tolls for drivers crossing the Golden Gate Bridge by $2 by 2018.

February 28, 2014 | | State

Heavy rain storm not a drought buster

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California was lashed Friday by heavy rains that the parched state so desperately needs, though with the soaking came familiar problems: traffic snarls, power outages and the threat of mudslides.

February 28, 2014 | | State

State health officials: Outbreaks of three rare diseases not linked

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Small but unusual outbreaks of tuberculosis, measles and an extremely rare polio-like disease in several regions across California have set off concerns about the risks of exposure. All the infectious disease reports are actively being investigated, and California health officials say it is sheer coincidence that they arose at the same time.

February 28, 2014 | | State

4 indicted SF police officers plead not guilty

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Stripped of their guns and pay, four San Francisco police officers pleaded not guilty Friday to charges contained in federal corruption indictments that could send each to prison for a decade or more.

February 28, 2014 | | State

Soccer coach guilty of molesting 15 children

LANCASTER (AP) - A former Southern California soccer coach has been convicted of molesting 15 children.

February 28, 2014 | | State


• SAN JOSE FIREFIGHTER WON'T FACE CHILD SEX CHARGE: SAN JOSE (AP) - Prosecutors have declined to charge a veteran Northern California firefighter who was arrested in a drug sting with child molestation, but still plan to pursue felony charges of selling and possessing methamphetamine against him.

February 28, 2014 | | State

Gap’s 4th-quarter profit down 12.5 percent

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Gap Inc.'s fourth-quarter profit dropped 12.5 percent as the clothing retailer discounted heavily over the holiday shopping season to entice customers.

February 27, 2014 | | State

Court: Drivers can read cellphone maps

FRESNO (AP) - Drivers in California can legally read a map on their hand-held cellphones while behind the wheel, a state appeals court ruled Thursday.

February 27, 2014 | | State

Google barge will leave SF Bay for Stockton

STOCKTON (AP) - Google's mystery barge is heading on a short cruise to comply with an order requiring it to move from its current home on a San Francisco Bay island.

February 27, 2014 | | State

Court: School can ban US flag shirts for safety

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Officials at a Northern California high school acted appropriately when they ordered students wearing American flag T-shirts to turn the garments inside out during the Mexican heritage celebration Cinco de Mayo, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.

February 27, 2014 | | State

Cities order evacuations ahead of storm

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California got some badly needed precipitation Thursday from a fast-moving storm that forecasters said would be followed by heavier rains and snow and the possibility of flooding and mud flows into communities near areas scarred by wildfires.

February 27, 2014 | | State

Man accused of ‘foot fetish’ with 200 boys

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police are trying to identify the victims of a 19-year-old Los Angeles roller rink employee who they say admitted indulging a self-described "foot fetish" with up to 200 young boys.

February 27, 2014 | | State

Lawmakers OK $687 million drought plan

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a $687 million plan to provide immediate relief to drought-stricken communities, a package that includes emergency money for communities running low on drinking water and farming communities where fallowed fields are leading to sky-high unemployment.

February 27, 2014 | | State

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Mormons: Promote ‘traditional family,’ but show compassion

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A high-ranking Mormon leader Tuesday reiterated the religion's commitment to promoting families led by married heterosexual couples, but also urged ...

October 28, 2015 | | State

Airbnb battles hostile SF ballot measure

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Travelers worldwide may love using Airbnb to book vacation stays, but the company that revolutionized home-sharing faces a hostile ballot measure in ...

October 25, 2015 | | State

Dermatologist for Michael Jackson, other stars, dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dr. Arnold Klein once said, "Put me next to a patient, give me a needle and I'm really happy."

October 25, 2015 | | State

Suspect steals police car, leads wild chase ending on Bay Bridge

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A man suspected of stealing a San Francisco police car led authorities on a dangerous chase across city streets onto Treasure Island ...

October 25, 2015 | | State

Movie star Maureen O’Hara , dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Fiery-haired and feisty, Maureen O'Hara could handle anything the world and Hollywood threw at her. Director John Ford punched her in ...

October 25, 2015 | | State

Law aims to help immigrant crime victims to obtain visas

SANTA ANA (AP)) - Nubia Rodriguez was assaulted and kidnapped by an ex-boyfriend, crimes that made her eligible for a special visa for immigrants in the ...

October 25, 2015 | | State

Another small quake hits East Bay area

SAN RAMON (AP) - The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a small earthquake hit the San Ramon area early Saturday morning, the latest in a ...

October 25, 2015 | | State

Bismarck school gets historic postcard from Stockton man

STOCKTON (AP) - A nearly 100-year-old postcard of Bismarck High School found its way home thanks to a good-humored California antique store patron.

October 25, 2015 | | State

High speed rail costs soar

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California's ambitious Los-Angeles-to-San-Francisco high-speed rail project will likely miss its 2022 deadline and go over its $68 billion budget, a newspaper ...

October 25, 2015 | | State

‘Back to the Future’ fans transform town

FILLMORE (AP) - For one day only, a picturesque town about 60 miles north of Los Angeles was transformed into Hill Valley, the fictional hometown of ...

October 23, 2015 | | State

Bill Walton stoked Amgen Tour will start in San Diego

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Walton was so stoked to hear that the 2016 Amgen Tour of California will start in his ...

October 23, 2015 | | State

Major drug tunnel found

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Authorities seized 12 tons of marijuana and arrested 22 people after discovering one of the longest cross-border tunnels between the U.S ...

October 23, 2015 | | State

Authorities suspect Odom overdosed on cocaine, drugs

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Lamar Odom is believed to have overdosed on cocaine and other drugs before he was found unconscious in a Nevada brothel, according ...

October 23, 2015 | | State

State eyes people eligible for health care subsidies

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Heading into a third enrollment season with less fanfare and a more modest budget, California health exchange officials said Thursday they will strategically ...

October 23, 2015 | | State

Court OKs longer sentence for laughing defendant

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court says a judge did not overstep his authority when he doubled a defendant's prison sentence after the ...

October 23, 2015 | | State

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