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Man killed by explosive called eccentric

COSTA MESA (AP) - A man who was killed when a homemade explosive blew up at his home was an eccentric who bicycled around his neighborhood dispensing anti-government conspiracy pamphlets, neighbors said Monday.

April 15, 2013 | | State


State news briefs

BERKELEY FIREMAN ON MEDICAL CALL GRAZED BY BULLET: BERKELEY (AP) - Police in Northern California arrested an 88-year-old man after he started shooting at Berkeley firefighters who were tending to him and grazed one of the responders.

April 15, 2013 | | State


Bill seeks to ban plastic bags at stores

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Business groups are supporting a bill that would ban California grocery stores, convenience stores and pharmacies from handing out single-use plastic bags.

April 15, 2013 | | State


Assembly OKs bill limiting gun permit to individual by excluding companies

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Democrats in the California Assembly approved a bill Monday that would allow only individuals, and not companies, to obtain permits to own assault weapons and .50-caliber rifles.

April 15, 2013 | | State


Bay Area briefs

EARTHQUAKES 'APPALLED' BY PLAYER'S ANTI-GAY SLUR: SAN JOSE (AP) - The president of the San Jose Earthquakes says he is appalled that forward Alan Gordon directed an anti-gay slur at an opponent.

April 15, 2013 | | State


Assaulted teen had drawings, name on body

SAN JOSE (AP) - The family of a teen who hanged herself after being sexually assaulted and then shamed by a humiliating photo of her body circulating school is suing the three teen suspects in custody, claiming the boys removed her shorts and attacked her while she was unconscious.

April 15, 2013 | | State


Girl saw details online of sex assault

SARATOGA (AP) - A 15-year-old California girl who was sexually abused while passed-out drunk at a party hanged herself after discovering an intimate photo of her circulating online, a lawyer for her family said Friday.

April 12, 2013 | | State


Brown chooses private donors to pay for cost of China trip

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown likes to portray his administration as frugal when it comes to spending taxpayers' money. So he has taken the same approach as his predecessor, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, in paying for his trade mission to China - asking business interests and political donors to foot the bill.

April 12, 2013 | | State


Groundbreaking improv comic Jonathan Winters dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jonathan Winters, the cherub-faced comedian whose breakneck improvisations and misfit characters inspired the likes of Robin Williams and Jim Carrey, has died. He was 87.

April 12, 2013 | | State


Lead bidder ranked for $1B bullet-train deal

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A California-based construction group Friday emerged as the top contender for the first contract that will be awarded to build California's high-speed rail line.

April 12, 2013 | | State


State news briefs

TEMECULA STUDENTS DISCIPLINED FOR VANDALISM: TEMECULA (AP) - Seventeen Temecula Valley High School students are being punished this week for vandalism that included racist graffiti, a dismembered squirrel, glued lockers and a bleached sports field.

April 12, 2013 | | State


Contempt threat against Brown is a rare move

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A federal judicial panel's threat to place Gov. Jerry Brown in contempt of court if he fails to comply with a mandated prison population reduction is a rare move, legal observers said Friday.

April 12, 2013 | | State


209 News

PIT BULL KILLS WOMAN IN YARD OF STOCKTON HOME: STOCKTON (AP) - A 38-year-old woman in Stockton has become the latest person to be mauled to death by a pit bull.

April 12, 2013 | | State


3 teens charged with assault; girl killed herself

SAN JOSE (AP) - A Northern California sheriff's office on Thursday arrested three 16-year-old boys on accusations that they sexually battered 15-year-old Audrey Pott, who hanged herself eight days after the attack last fall.

April 11, 2013 | | State


Brown praises & rides Chinese for bullet train

BEIJING (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown got a firsthand look on Thursday at the world's most extensive high-speed rail system and praised the initiative that created the Chinese railway, saying he was anxious to start building similarly ambitious projects in California.

April 11, 2013 | | State


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Reward in Mosque firebombing

TRACY (AP) - The FBI has offered a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrests of the people who threw a Molotov cocktail at ...

January 05, 2016 | | State


HERE COME EL NINO STORMS

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - After all the talk, El Nino storms have finally lined up over the Pacific and started soaking drought-parched California with rain expected ...

January 04, 2016 | | State


State lawmakers push $2B plan to aid homeless

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California would spend more than $2 billion on permanent housing to help the nation's largest homeless population, under a proposal outlined by ...

January 04, 2016 | | State


‘American Idol’ swan Song after 15 seasons

LOS ANGELES (AP) - It started on June 11, 2002, with a couple of unfamiliar hosts posing in an empty theater and making an overblown declaration ...

January 04, 2016 | | State


Ink & watercolors highlight next Grand Theatre exhibit

TRACY – The Grand Theatre Center for the Arts presents an exhibition surveying 15 years of ink and watercolor works, titled "Drawn from Nature – California Landscapes ...

January 04, 2016 | | State


Workers return to San Bernardino offices following massacre

SAN BERNARDINO (AP) - Behind a chain-link fence and under heavy security, workers on Monday returned to their offices at the San Bernardino campus where 14 ...

January 04, 2016 | | State


Spree suspect critically wounded by police

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man critically wounded in an officer-involved shooting on a Los Angeles-area freeway following a police pursuit and a crash on Monday ...

January 04, 2016 | | State


Right-to-die foes fail to make ballot

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Opponents of a new California law that will allow terminally ill patients to legally end their own lives say they did not collect ...

January 04, 2016 | | State


Woman dies trying to save her dogs

SANGER (AP) - Authorities say a woman was killed in a Central California fire after running back into her home to save her dogs that had ...

January 03, 2016 | | State


2 of 3 killed at SoCal cemetery were married

ONTARIO (AP) - Authorities say a man and a woman killed by a former in-law in a murder-suicide at a Southern California cemetery were a married ...

January 03, 2016 | | State


California lawmakers return with full plate of heady issues

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers return to the Capitol Monday facing two of the most vexing problems from last year: a looming $1 billion hole in ...

January 03, 2016 | | State


Storms to bring rain, snow to state all week

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Light rain began falling north of San Francisco on Sunday in what forecasters said was the first sign of a series of ...

January 03, 2016 | | State


Forest Service reviews Nestle bottling plant

SAN BERNARDINO (AP) - The U.S. Forest Service has begun an environmental review of Nestle Waters North America's bottling operations in Southern California's ...

January 03, 2016 | | State


Amid drought, LA eyes ‘swamp cooler’ upgrades

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Old-school cooling systems on the roofs of larger Los Angeles buildings may be wasting billions of gallons of water each year.

January 03, 2016 | | State


Housing costs cerate teacher shortages

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - As the days get shorter, first grade teacher Esmeralda Jiménez watches the dimming afternoon sky outside her classroom window the way ...

January 03, 2016 | | State


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