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SILICON VALLEY TECH EXEC CONVICTED OF LEGO THEFTS: PALO ALTO (AP) - A former Silicon Valley software executive has been convicted of burglary for cheating Target stores out of Lego collectors' sets.

August 02, 2013 | | State


So how safe is high speed rail?

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California high-speed rail officials sought Thursday to reassure the public about safety in the wake of deadly European train crashes this summer.

August 01, 2013 | | State


BART workers vow to strike in 72 hours

OAKLAND (AP) - Two San Francisco Bay Area transit unions are set to go on strike and shut down one of the region's major train systems if they don't reach agreement on a new contract.

August 01, 2013 | | State


Pot farm pollution: Too dangerous for state to deal with?

SACRAMENTO (AP) - With parts of Northern California's scenic hillsides illegally gouged by bulldozers for marijuana grows, frustrated local officials asked the state for help to protect streams and rivers from harmful sediment and the chemicals used on the pot plants.

August 01, 2013 | | State


Southern California Catholic school fires gay teacher after his wedding

GLENDORA (AP) - A gay teacher at a Catholic high school in Southern California lost his job after his wedding pictures were published in a local newspaper, according to the teacher's lawyer.

August 01, 2013 | | State


LA man may have died from West Nile virus

CARSON (AP) - Authorities say a Los Angeles County man infected with the West Nile virus has died and health officials are trying to determine whether the illness caused his death.

August 01, 2013 | | State


State news briefs

SAN JOSE TEACHER CONVICTED OF MOLESTING 5 KIDS: SAN JOSE, (AP) - A San Jose school teacher accused of blindfolding children and making them perform oral sex in his classroom has been convicted of molesting five students.

August 01, 2013 | | State


Poll: Californians likes Jerry Brown

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown enjoys a record high 54 percent approval rating among California voters as he heads into a likely re-election campaign next year after a relatively smooth state budget process, according to a new poll the Public Policy Institute of California released Wednesday.

July 31, 2013 | | State


LA schools go back to basics in new lunch menu

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Two years ago, the Los Angeles Unified School District tried to spruce up its lunch menu, with cafeteria ladies dishing out chicken tandoori, sushi, and broccoli and beef with brown rice.

July 31, 2013 | | State


Ruling for family in boy's park death

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Officials at a national park in Northern California knew of the dangers posed by a retaining wall that gave way and crushed a 9-year-old boy to death, but failed to close it as required by their safety program, a federal judge ruled.

July 31, 2013 | | State


State news briefs

UNMANNED SUB HAS PROBLEMS DURING LAKE TAHOE TEST: SOUTH LAKE TAHOE . (AP) - An unmanned submarine designed to explore earthquake faults has run into motor problems during a test at Lake Tahoe.

July 31, 2013 | | State


Bay Area briefs

OAKLAND COUNCIL SUPPORTS HAMMER BAN AT PROTESTS: OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland City Council has given tentative approval to a ban on hammers and other so-called tools of violence at demonstrations.

July 31, 2013 | | State


Student left in DEA cell to get $4M

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A 25-year old college student has reached a $4.1 million settlement with the federal government after he was abandoned in a windowless Drug Enforcement Administration cell for more than four days without food or water, his attorneys said Tuesday.

July 30, 2013 | | State


San Diego sues mayor over lawsuit

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The city of San Diego sued Mayor Bob Filner Tuesday to require that he pay any costs incurred from a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by his former communications director, dealing another setback to the leader of the nation's eighth-largest city amid mounting calls that he resign.

July 30, 2013 | | State


JPMorgan owes California $124M

WASHINGTON (AP) - JPMorgan Chase & Co. agreed to pay $410 million on Tuesday to settle accusations by U.S. energy regulators that it manipulated electricity prices.

July 30, 2013 | | State


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$10,000 reward offered for info in Sikh’s death

FRESNO (AP) - A $10,000 reward is being offered for information about the killing of a Sikh man in Fresno.

January 07, 2016 | | State


SF deputy convicted of assault gets no jail

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A San Francisco deputy will not serve any jail time for an assault on a homeless man in a hospital waiting room.

January 07, 2016 | | State


Californians finally see sun after series of El Nino storms

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Most of California saw sunny skies again Thursday after days of powerful El Nino-driven storms drenched the region, stopping cable cars in ...

January 07, 2016 | | State


Injured hiker airlifted from Yosemite Park

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - A 63-year-old woman is being treated after she was airlifted out of Yosemite National Park due to injuries.

January 07, 2016 | | State


Massive SoCal gas leak has cost utility company about $50 million

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A utility company said it has spent about $50 million because of a massive leak from an underground natural gas storage well ...

January 07, 2016 | | State


Mountain lion recovers from eating rat poison

LOS ANGELES (AP) - There's good news for P-22, a Southern California mountain lion that famously was photographed near the Hollywood sign for National Geographic.

January 07, 2016 | | State


Apple stock slumps amid iPhone sales worries

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple fans keep buying iPhones, but Wall Street keeps worrying the company won't be able to match last year's blistering sales ...

January 06, 2016 | | State


Chinese firm unveils human-carrying drone

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Chinese drone maker Ehang Inc. on Wednesday unveiled what it calls the world's first drone capable of carrying a human passenger.

January 06, 2016 | | State


Macy’s to cut up to 4,800 jobs

NEW YORK (AP) - Macy's is cutting up to 4,800 jobs and has slashed its profit outlook after a miserable holiday season.

January 06, 2016 | | State


Businesses add 257,000 jobs, most in a year

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. businesses stepped up hiring last month, led by solid gains in construction and retail, a private survey found.

January 06, 2016 | | State


IT”S STILL RAINING

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The hillside above the California home of Wayne Socha had held firm against thunderstorms over the past three decades. But after a ...

January 06, 2016 | | State


Monkey can do but monkey can’t sue

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A macaque monkey who took now-famous selfie photographs cannot be declared the copyright owner of the photos, a federal judge said Wednesday.

January 06, 2016 | | State


Governor declares gas leak emergency

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency Wednesday over a massive natural-gas leak that has been spewing methane and other ...

January 06, 2016 | | State


Chinatown racketeering, murder trial goes to jury

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An attorney for a man charged with murder and racketeering in an organized crime case centered in San Francisco's Chinatown railed ...

January 05, 2016 | | State


Mother of ‘affluenza’ teen agrees to be sent to Texas for charges

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The mother of a fugitive teenager known for using an "affluenza" defense in a deadly drunken-driving case agreed Tuesday to be sent ...

January 05, 2016 | | State


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