MODESTO . (AP) - Modesto police have shot and killed an elderly man they say held his wife hostage at their home during an overnight standoff with officers. Lt. Rick Armendariz says a SWAT team entered the home around 4 a.m. Thursday to rescue the woman, and shot her husband after he aimed a handgun at them. The woman had been assaulted ...
Oakland council members accused of breaking law
LA GIRL, 14, DIES AFTER INHALING COMPUTER CLEANER: LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 14-year-old Los Angeles honors student has died after inhaling a computer keyboard dust cleaner, apparently to get high.
OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland school board has narrowly voted to shut down three of California's highest-performing public schools amid allegations of fraud and financial mismanagement. The school board voted 4-3 Wednesday to close three campuses run by American Indian Model Schools at the end of the academic year. The decision came after parents, students and administrators urged the board to let ...
WATSONVILLE (AP) - A California woman and her two sons are back together after the boys were kidnapped and held for ransom in Mexico for more than a year. The Santa Cruz Sentinel reported on Thursday (that Sarani Hernandez, 33, of Watsonville, and her 9- and 11-year-old sons were reunited earlier this month. The boys, both U.S. citizens, ...
SUPSCIOUS DEVICE CLOSES HIGHWAYS: STOCKTON - A suspicious device discovered on the Waterloo Road overpass prompted officials to close the overpass, as well as portions of Highways 99 and 88 in Stockton Thursday morning.
2 SENTENCED FOR COLLECTING PRISONER'S UNEMPLOYMENT
SACRAMENTO (AP) - California is on track to collect $4 billion more in personal income taxes than Gov. Jerry Brown had expected, giving a potential boost to education funding, the legislative analyst's office said Tuesday.
WOMAN UNINJURED AFTER BART TRAIN PASSES OVER HER: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A woman escaped uninjured after a commuter train passed over her but did not hit her on tracks at a San Francisco station, transit officials said.
WOMAN CONVICTED IN HUEY LEWIS CAR THEFT: MILL VALLEY (AP) - A woman will be sentenced in May in Northern California for the theft of a rental car and laptop from singer Huey Lewis.