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DA: EVIDENCE SHOWS SUSPECTED PIMP SHOT IN REVENGE: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - District Attorney George Gascon says new evidence shows the parents and two men charged for killing a girl's suspected pimp acted more out of revenge than protection.

July 06, 2012 | | State


Pair of ospreys spotted at San Francisco pier

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Bird watchers in San Francisco are celebrating what they say is the first confirmed sighting of an osprey in the city.

July 06, 2012 | | State


Former Raiders DE Anthony Smith faces three new murder charges in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Anthony Wayne Smith spent seven years as a menacing defensive end for the Oakland and Los Angeles Raiders whose mission was to put quarterbacks on the turf.

July 06, 2012 | | State


Rosemead slaughterhouse fights to stay open

ROSEMEAD (AP) - A slaughterhouse in a small Los Angeles suburb is raising a big stink as the owners fight an order to shut it down, accusing the city of discriminating against Asian culture.

July 06, 2012 | | State


Justin Bieber cited for speeding, claims he was being chased by five cars of paparazzi

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Heartthrob singer Justin Bieber has been ticketed for speeding on a Los Angeles freeway after being chased by at least one other vehicle, authorities said.

July 06, 2012 | | State


California OKs funding for high-speed rail line

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers approved billions of dollars Friday in construction financing for the initial segment of what would be the nation's first dedicated high-speed rail line connecting Los Angeles and San Francisco.

July 06, 2012 | | State


State Supreme Court: Welfare can take kids from parents who negligently cause death of sibling

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Welfare officials can take children from parents who negligently cause the death of a son or daughter, such as failing to place them in a car seat, even if there was no criminal harm, the California Supreme Court ruled.

July 06, 2012 | | State


Bay Area briefs

Jockey killed in fall during Alameda race

July 06, 2012 | | State


San Diego fireworks malfunction in big, fast flash; 20-minute show over in seconds

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The San Diego Trolley was packed. Hotel rooms facing the bay were sold out. And local radio was set to simulcast a patriotic score for the Fourth of July show.

July 05, 2012 | | State


Legislature OKs bill to aid search for Speed Freak Killers' victims

STOCKTON (AP) - A convicted serial killer could be temporarily freed from death row to help search for the remains of long-dead victims under a bill state lawmakers approved Thursday.

July 05, 2012 | | State


Jails to see 250 more inmates than forecast

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Nearly 250 more criminals will serve their time in county jails instead of state prisons each year under a new California law, a sharp increase from the state's original projections, corrections officials said Thursday.

July 05, 2012 | | State


Father sues city over homeless son's death

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The father of a mentally ill homeless man sued the Southern California city of Fullerton on Thursday alleging that a brutal beating by police officers a year ago led to his son's wrongful death.

July 05, 2012 | | State


Man acquitted of assaulting retired priest to avoid prison sentence

SAN JOSE (AP) - A man who beat up a priest who allegedly molested him as a child was acquitted Thursday of assault, a surprising verdict that allowed the defendant to escape a prison sentence.

July 05, 2012 | | State


State news briefs

Body of missing Dodgers fan found floating off SF

July 05, 2012 | | State


Lawmakers postpone water bond to 2014

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers voted Thursday to delay voters' consideration of an $11 billion water bond from this November until 2014 - the second time the measure has been postponed.

July 05, 2012 | | State


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Girl talks to pope, then dad freed

LOS ANGELES (AP) - After a 10-year-old California girl traveled to the Vatican to plead with Pope Francis for help as her father faced deportation, the man was released Friday on bond from immigration detention.

March 28, 2014 | | State


San Onofre nuclear plant breaks rules

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Southern California nuclear power plant violated rules by failing to get approval before eliminating 39 emergency-response jobs after the plant closed last year, government regulators said Friday.

March 28, 2014 | | State


Man survives car being squashed

ALAMEDA (AP) - A San Francisco man narrowly survived being squashed after a propane tank exploded nearby, sending a large piece of metal smashing into the rear end of the man's car.

March 28, 2014 | | State


Jail cook suspected of smuggling drugs

MERCED, (AP) - A cook at a county jail in Central California is behind bars after officials say he smuggled in marijuana, tobacco and cell phones for inmates.

March 28, 2014 | | State


Man faces 16 years for cruelty

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A Northern California man faces 16 years in prison after being convicted by a jury of torturing and killing dogs.

March 28, 2014 | | State


California Senate suspends three Democratic lawmakers

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The California Senate voted Friday to suspend three lawmakers caught up in separate criminal cases after the latest one to be hauled into court refused to step down, the most serious house-cleaning action the chamber has taken in more than a century.

March 28, 2014 | | State


Governor urges three state senators to resign

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown is calling on three Democratic state lawmakers involved in separate criminal proceedings to resign from office, saying it is the best way to "restore public confidence."

March 28, 2014 | | State


GOP leader thinks he met sting agent

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Senate Minority Leader Bob Huff said Friday that he believes he unwittingly met with an FBI undercover agent during a meeting set up by Sen. Leland Yee and one of Yee's campaign aides, both of whom now face federal charges.

March 28, 2014 | | State


Workers escape large garage collapse in LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A portion of a parking garage being built to house buses in downtown Los Angeles collapsed on Friday, just minutes after nearly 200 construction workers were alerted that something was wrong and fled to safety, officials said.

March 28, 2014 | | State


California sees late surge in enrollment

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California is seeing a late surge in the number of people signing up for health insurance coverage ahead of next week's deadline - and state officials are encouraging more people to apply.

March 28, 2014 | | State


FBI sting shows underworld of San Francisco Chinatown

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Beneath the strings of red paper lanterns and narrow alleyways of the nation's oldest Chinatown lies a sinister underworld, according to an FBI criminal complaint that has stunned even those familiar with the neighborhood's history of gambling houses, opium dens and occasional gangland-style murders.

March 27, 2014 | | State


Drought spurs mini gold rush in Sierra

COLFAX (AP) - There's gold in them dry hills!

March 27, 2014 | | State


State Democrats reel from scandal

SACRAMENTO (AP) - So far in 2014, each month has brought news of another arrest or conviction of a Democratic California state senator. The latest was Wednesday's arrest of Sen. Leland Yee of San Francisco on federal corruption charges, news that roiled the capital and led one of Yee's opponents in the race for secretary of state to call the Legislature a "corrupt institution."

March 27, 2014 | | State


Control advocates: Arrest is setback

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gun-control groups said Thursday they were trying to find a new legislative leader to champion firearms restrictions after one of their most outspoken supporters was charged in a federal gun-trafficking case.

March 27, 2014 | | State


PG&E: Federal criminal charges likely in gas blast

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pacific Gas & Electric Co. said Thursday the company will likely face federal criminal charges for its role in a fatal gas pipeline explosion in the San Francisco Bay Area.

March 27, 2014 | | State


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