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World’s best big wave surfers compete

HALF MOON BAY (AP) - As swells lumbered across the Pacific toward Northern California, nearly two dozen of the world's best big wave surfers went to meet them on Sunday, a half-mile offshore at the famed surfing break known as Mavericks.

January 20, 2013 | | State

“Holy windfall”: Batmobile sells for $4.2M

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Holy windfall, Batman!" The Batmobile just sold for $4.2 million.

January 20, 2013 | | State

State news briefs

MISSING BERKELEY WOMAN, BOYFRIEND FOUND DEAD: MANTON (AP) - A missing Berkeley woman and her boyfriend have been found dead in a rural area in Shasta County.

January 18, 2013 | | State

Lawmaker expense payments flow over holiday

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers adjourned Friday for the long holiday weekend, but they will keep getting daily expense payments even while they're not in Sacramento.

January 18, 2013 | | State

Lawmakers violated law to help Brown

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers violated the state Constitution when they passed a bill that gave Gov. Jerry Brown's tax initiative top billing on the November ballot, a state appeals court ruled Friday.

January 18, 2013 | | State

Record number of students apply for admission to nine UC campuses

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The University of California system has again received a record number of applications for undergraduate admission, attracting strong interest from inside and outside the state, school officials said Friday.

January 18, 2013 | | State

Too soon for state to control inmate care

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - It's too soon for California to retake control of its prison mental health system, a federal court overseer said Friday in dealing a blow to a proposal made by Gov. Jerry Brown last week.

January 18, 2013 | | State

City must pay $134K for targeting homeless

SAN LUIS OBISPO (AP) - A judge has ordered a California central coast city to pay $134,000 for targeting homeless people living or sleeping in vehicles.

January 18, 2013 | | State

Bay Area briefs

MENLO PARK SET TO CONSIDER FACEBOOK CAMPUS DEAL: MENLO PARK (AP) - Menlo Park officials are set to weigh in on the terms of an agreement to allow Facebook to build additional office space in the city.

January 18, 2013 | | State

Tom Cruise possibly latest target of fake 911 ‘swatting’ call prank

BEVERLY HILLS (AP) - Tom Cruise may be the latest so-called "swatting" victim after police responded to a 911 call of an armed robbery at the actor's Beverly Hills house on Thursday and found no crime had been committed, authorities said.

January 17, 2013 | | State

Group warns of farmland loss in SJ Valley

FRESNO (AP) - Despite written policies protecting farmland across Central California's agricultural heartland, the state's most productive region is on track to lose 570,000 acres of prime, irrigated land to development by 2050, according to a new report.

January 17, 2013 | | State

UC: No tuition hike needed under Gov. Brown's budget

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The University of California can avoid raising tuition this fall if the 10-campus system gets the funding increase proposed in Gov. Jerry Brown's budget plan, school leaders said Thursday at a UC board meeting attended by the state's top elected officials.

January 17, 2013 | | State

Amtrak, California team up for purchase of high-speed rail trains

SACRAME NTO (AP) - The two biggest players in the nation's pursuit of high-speed rail said Thursday they'll work together to search for trains that will operate at up to 220 miles per hour along both coasts of the United States.

January 17, 2013 | | State

California news briefs

REPORT: CPUC BUDGET RIDDLED WITH ERRORS: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An audit of the California Public Utilities Commission found that the agency routinely makes errors in its budget and gives bad fiscal forecasts that could affect fees paid by consumers.

January 17, 2013 | | State

BofA donating 80 homes to Habitat effort

MODESTO - Bank of America has donated five properties in recent weeks and is slated to donate up to 75 over the next three years to Habitat for Humanity Stanislaus in support of the affiliate's efforts to build affordable housing in partnership with low-income families throughout Stanislaus County.

January 17, 2013 | | State

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Stockton mayor to get electronics back

STOCKTON. (AP) - The attorney for the mayor of a Northern California city whose two laptops and cell phone were seized by federal investigators says the ...

October 21, 2015 | | State

Columbia staging Lamplight Tour; hotel package offered

COLUMBIA - Columbia State Historic Park and Friends of Columbia are proud to present this year's Lamplight Tour, "The Thing That Saved Columbia".

October 21, 2015 | | State

Table settings benefit mansion

MODESTO - The McHenry Mansion Foundation is staging its annual Table Setting Event on Monday-Tuesday, Oct, 24-25, at the Seasons Event Center, 945 McHenry Ave,

October 21, 2015 | | State

IBM revenue Continues to slump

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - IBM's latest earnings report shows a continued sales slump, as weak hardware sales and a strong dollar brought revenue down for ...

October 20, 2015 | | State

Lawsuit over disabled access to San Diego beach

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A federal judge has declined to dismiss a federal civil rights lawsuit that claims a beach in the ritzy San Diego neighborhood ...

October 18, 2015 | | State

Governor, legislators punt tough tax questions

SACRAMENTO (AP) - While Gov. Jerry Brown approved high-profile legislation addressing social issues such as aid-in-dying, animal antibiotics and the gender wage gap this year, he ...

October 18, 2015 | | State

Woman run over by own car in Northern California

PETALUMA (AP) - An 82-year-old Petaluma woman was run over by her own car in a freak mishap that left her with a broken leg.

October 18, 2015 | | State

‘Star Wars’ trailer set for ‘Monday Night Football’

LOS ANGELES (AP) - More than just football fans will likely be tuning in to watch halftime on "Monday Night Football" this week.

October 18, 2015 | | State

2 rescued after car plunges into bay off Santa Cruz wharf

SANTA CRUZ (AP) - Fire officials say two men were rescued from the water after their car plunged off the Santa Cruz wharf.

October 18, 2015 | | State

Poisonous sea snake shows up in California

OXNARD (AP) - A poisonous sea snake last seen in Southern California 30 years ago has shown up again.

October 18, 2015 | | State

30 cars still stuck in mud

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Crews digging vehicles out from under tons of mud that clogged Southern California roadways during flash flooding three days ago were dealing ...

October 18, 2015 | | State

UPS to raise rates by around 5% this year

ATLANTA (AP) - UPS is raising ground, air and freight rates by averages of around 5 percent as it seeks to boost revenue that has stagnated ...

October 15, 2015 | | State

Back off, tablets: PC firms plan a $70M ad campaign

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - So many people have gone so long without buying a new personal computer that the industry's biggest players are trying something ...

October 15, 2015 | | State

Forbes lists video gamer ‘Pew DiePie’ as top YouTube earner

LOS ANGELES (AP) - YouTube's top-earning celebrity is a 25-year-old video-game-playing jokester who took in $12 million over the past year.

October 15, 2015 | | State

Violent inmates have long fought fires

SACRAMENTO (AP) - About 1,400 of the state's 3,700 inmate firefighters have previous convictions for violent offenses, California corrections officials said Wednesday, a ...

October 14, 2015 | | State

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