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Owner of wayward chicken on Bay Bridge comes forward

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The owner of a wayward chicken that fouled up traffic at the Oakland-San Francisco Bay Bridge last week reclaimed his bird Tuesday and planned to take it to an elementary school garden like he intended to do the day the chicken escaped from a cardboard box in his pickup truck.

September 08, 2015 | | State

SoCal sweats in late-summer heat wave

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Southern California will see dangerously high temperatures this week and a chance of thunderstorms and flooding in the mountains as a building high-pressure system delivers a late-summer scorching, forecasters said Tuesday.

September 08, 2015 | | State

Ben Carson calls for guest worker status for country’s illegal immigrants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson jabbed Tuesday at front-runner Donald Trump's proposal to deport everyone who is in the country illegally, calling the plan impractical.

September 08, 2015 | | State

Guards charged with inmates’ death, assault

SAN JOSE (AP) - Three Northern California jail guards accused of beating to death a mentally ill inmate have also been charged with assaulting another prisoner, prosecutors announced Tuesday.

September 08, 2015 | | State

Farm workers remember grape strike

DELANO (AP) - Hundreds of former and current labor activists, both Filipino and Mexican-American, flowed this weekend into the Central Valley town of Delano where 50 years ago, they launched the Delano grape strike that altered the course of American history.

September 08, 2015 | | State

Report chastises SF over artifact preservation

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco is a city rich in history, but its government agencies often do a poor job of preserving it.

September 08, 2015 | | State

Officials: Firefighter kills sheriff’s deputy, then self

LA CANADA-FLINTRIDGE (AP) - A Los Angeles County firefighter shot and killed his wife - herself a deputy with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department who was off duty at the time - and then himself, officials said Monday.

September 08, 2015 | | State

Woman who jumped from SF Bay Bridge arrested weeks later

OAKLAND (AP) - A woman was arrested Sunday nearly four weeks after she jumped from the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge while trying to evade police with a stolen car, authorities said.

September 08, 2015 | | State

Entangled Blue whale near Mexico

RANCHO PALOS VERDES (AP) - A boat off the coast of Mexico apparently spotted the blue whale Monday that rescuers first saw several days ago entangled in hundreds of feet of fishing line near Los Angeles.

September 08, 2015 | | State

Suspect shoots man and dog walking in park

MODESTO (AP) - Police say a man and his dog were shot while walking in a Modesto park and detectives are looking for the public's help in capturing the suspect.

September 08, 2015 | | State

Ben Carson in SF to discuss GOP nomination

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson is heading to San Francisco to discuss why he believes he should win the Republican nomination.

September 08, 2015 | | State

Highway connector closed after car strike pole in Bay Area

HAYWARD (AP) - The California Highway Patrol says a highway connector was closed after a car crashed against a utility pole and knocked it down.

September 08, 2015 | | State

Buddhist frat sought for San Diego SU

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The Greek gods on Fraternity Row at San Diego State University may have to make room for the Buddha.

September 07, 2015 | | State

Climate fight comes down to wire

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has made climate change the centerpiece of his final tenure by laying out the most aggressive benchmark in North America, which would reduce California's carbon footprint and boost the state's renewable energy use to 50 percent in 15 years.

September 06, 2015 | | State

State librarian to speak at annual UOP literacy event

STOCKTON - Greg Lucas, who oversees the California State Library's vast collection, from historical documents to digitized books, will be the featured speaker Thursday at University of the Pacific's 2015 Beyond Our Gates Dialogue, "Connections and Common Ground in Literacy."

September 06, 2015 | | State

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Ripon staging Halloween trick or treat downtown

Downtown Ripon businesses are opening their doors Friday from 2 until 5 p.m. for trick-or-treaters in advance of Halloween.

October 28, 2015 | | State

Owens Valley at mercy of LA, drought

OLANCHA . (AP) - Water in the aqueduct that helped fuel Los Angeles' growth was flowing toward the city Wednesday for the first time in six months ...

October 28, 2015 | | State

Alameda sheriff’s office ends mandatory pregnancy tests

DUBLIN (AP) - A Northern California sheriff's office will no longer require women arrested and booked into the county jail to undergo a pregnancy test ...

October 28, 2015 | | State

SF OKs patient- dumping suit settlement

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco supervisors accepted a $400,000 payment from Nevada Tuesday, settling a two-year dispute over allegations that psychiatric patients were wrongly ...

October 28, 2015 | | State

LA council OKs measure locking away handguns

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Handgun owners in Los Angeles will be required to store their firearms in locked containers or disable the weapons with trigger locks ...

October 28, 2015 | | State

California takes step toward using one drug in executions

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - California took the next step Tuesday in its plan to use a single drug to execute condemned prisoners, nine years after the nation ...

October 28, 2015 | | State

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

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