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Monterey law bans sitting, lying on sidewalks

MONTEREY (AP) - People who sit or lie on sidewalks in Monterey's commercial areas can now face $100 fines.

October 01, 2014 | | State

SF expands free public Wi-Fi

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco launched free Wi-Fi access at more than 30 public parks, plazas and recreation areas on Wednesday, thanks to a grant from Google.

October 01, 2014 | | State

Caltrans: Bay Bridge tower rods exposed to water

OAKLAND (AP) - State officials say hundreds of steel rods on the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge have been exposed to water that could cause corrosion.

October 01, 2014 | | State


• 920 CHICKENS KILLED WITH GOLF CLUB: FRESNO (AP) - Authorities in central California are searching for one or more suspects who broke into a Foster Farms chicken ranch and killed more than 900 birds with a golf club.

October 01, 2014 | | State

Police nab suspect after he’s invited into home

PALO ALTO (AP) - Authorities in Northern California have arrested a fraud suspect accused of evading police for more than four hours by befriending a homeowner who invited him into his home for a meal.

September 30, 2014 | | State

Man convicted in 1994 nicotine-poison death

SANTA ANA (AP) - A former nuclear engineer on Tuesday was convicted of murder for poisoning his wife with a lethal dose of nicotine in Southern California in 1994.

September 30, 2014 | | State

What’s PayPal’s first solo move?

SAN JOSE (AP) - PayPal's impending split from long-time partner eBay Inc. will ratchet up its appeal to online retail competitors such as and give it the freedom to aggressively take on new mobile pay challenger Apple Pay. For eBay, the challenge will be how to drive revenue without its fastest-growing division.

September 30, 2014 | | State


SACRAMENTO (AP) - California will become the first state that allows family members to ask a judge to remove firearms from a relative who appears to pose a threat, under legislation Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday he had signed.

September 30, 2014 | | State

SF supervisor pushes predictable work schedules for employees

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A San Francisco supervisor wants chain retail stores to give more predictable work schedules to their hourly employees, many of whom are struggling to juggle multiple jobs and family responsibilities.

September 30, 2014 | | State

Bye, bye plastic bags

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags at grocery and convenience stores, driven to action by pollution in streets and waterways.

September 30, 2014 | | State

UC reviewing admissions, tuition

OAKLAND (AP) - The University of California will examine whether it admits too many out-of-state and international students as it develops a budget for the next academic year that might include the system's first tuition increases in four years, university President Janet Napolitano said Tuesday.

September 30, 2014 | | State

Mayor of SoCal city shot to death

BELL GARDENS (AP) - The mayor of a Los Angeles suburb was shot to death Tuesday during an argument with his wife, who was taken into custody, authorities said.

September 30, 2014 | | State

Woman who dismembered ex-boyfriend gets 26 years to life

RIVERSIDE (AP) - A Southern California woman arrested with a trash bin containing her ex-boyfriend's body parts has been sentenced to 26 years to life in prison.

September 30, 2014 | | State

UC campuses will add ‘gender-neutral’ restrooms

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Responding to concerns raised by gay and transgender students and employees, University of California President Janet Napolitano directed the system's 10 campuses on Monday to create more gender-neutral restrooms and to allow students to update their records with a preferred name that does not necessarily match their legal name.

September 30, 2014 | | State

California exhausts firefighting budget

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California has exhausted its initial firefighting budget just three months into its fiscal year, Gov. Jerry Brown's administration said Monday, requiring the drought-plagued state to shift $70 million from a reserve fund as it enters what is traditionally the worst of its fire season.

September 29, 2014 | | State

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Bill would raise taxes on cigarettes by $2 per pack

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A bill to raise California's cigarette tax by $2 per pack was introduced Wednesday in the state Senate, a hike that supporters ...

August 26, 2015 | | State

Mayor thanks student who helped thwart France attack

SACRAMENTO (AP) - An American student who helped stop a terror attack on a Paris-bound high-speed train said Wednesday it's been a "crazy few days ...

August 26, 2015 | | State

Poll: Californians increasingly back Medi-Cal for immigrants

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Californians increasingly support extending public health care services to immigrants who are in the country illegally, according to new survey results released Wednesday.

August 26, 2015 | | State

Supervisors enjoy lots of car washes

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Most Los Angeles County supervisors have their take-home cars washed two or three times a week, even as officials are urging residents ...

August 26, 2015 | | State

Windows 10 now on 75 million devices

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Microsoft said Wednesday that its new Windows 10 software is running on more than 75 million computers, tablets and other devices - in ...

August 26, 2015 | | State

190 firefighters get poison oak

SANTA MARGARITA . (AP) - Nearly 200 firefighters have been treated for allergic reactions to poison oak while battling a stubborn blaze that has charred more than ...

August 25, 2015 | | State

Audit: California agencies vulnerable to IT security breach

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Many California state agencies are not complying with the state's information technology standards, leaving them vulnerable to a major security breach of ...

August 25, 2015 | | State

Investigator says suspect admitted to pier shooting

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The murder suspect at the center of a national immigration debate admitted to shooting and killing a young San Francisco woman out ...

August 25, 2015 | | State

Preview of ‘Listen’ set for Manteca High on Saturday

An exclusive preview of the movie "Listen" - a film addressing teen issues - is taking place at Manteca High where much of it was filmed.

August 25, 2015 | | State

LA looks at harsher penalties for those paying for child sex

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Officials in Los Angeles County are adopting a get-tough tactic to deter men from soliciting sex from girls who are forced into ...

August 25, 2015 | | State

Ashley Madison users sue cheating website over breach

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Eight people across the U.S. who registered to use Ashley Madison are suing the website for cheaters after hackers released personal ...

August 25, 2015 | | State

Wine train apologizes to black women it booted

NAPA (AP) - The Napa Valley Wine Train issued an apology Tuesday to a book club that includes mostly black women who said they were booted ...

August 25, 2015 | | State

Nevada, California talk Tahoe traffic

ZEPHYR COVE, Nev. (AP) - Officials from both Nevada and California gathered on the shores of Lake Tahoe on Monday to discuss how to deal with ...

August 24, 2015 | | State

Lawmakers reject bill to develop local police body camera policies

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers have rejected a bill to require law enforcement agencies to develop policies on body cameras as Democrats push for statewide regulation.

August 24, 2015 | | State

Wine train orders off black women’s book club members

NAPA (AP) - Members of a mostly black women's book club say a luxe Napa Valley wine train kicked them off because of their race.

August 24, 2015 | | State

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