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Report: Secrecy enveloped Bay Bridge work

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Senior officials who oversaw construction of the $6.5 billion eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge repeatedly and deliberately brushed off criticism about construction problems and sought to keep information secret as part of an "institutionalized, if not malicious, lack of transparency in the project," a state Senate investigative report released Thursday found.

July 31, 2014 | | State

San Francisco senator pleads not guilty

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A California state senator previously charged with bribery pleaded not guilty Thursday to a new count of racketeering and to previously filed charges of accepting and soliciting bribes in exchange for exerting his influence in Sacramento.

July 31, 2014 | | State

Crews work to protect Yosemite sequoias

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - Fire crews strengthened old containment lines on Wednesday to keep a blaze in Yosemite National Park from reaching a grove of treasured giant sequoia trees.

July 30, 2014 | | State

Pipe break flooding UCLA submerged 960 cars in water

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The rupture of a nearly century-old water main that ripped a 15-foot hole through Sunset Boulevard and turned a swath of the University of California, Los Angeles into a mucky mess points to the risks and expense many cities face with miles of water lines installed generations ago.

July 30, 2014 | | State

Psych exam for young wildfire suspect

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A girl suspected of starting the most destructive of nearly a dozen wildfires that ripped through Southern California in May was ordered Wednesday to be psychologically evaluated to determine if she is fit to stand trial.

July 30, 2014 | | State

Overhaul approved for Richmond refinery

RICHMOND (AP) - Leaders of a San Francisco Bay Area city approved a $1 billion upgrade of Chevron's troubled 1960s-era oil refinery, the largest in Northern California, after the company agreed to safety and piping upgrades and greater community investment, a newspaper reported.

July 30, 2014 | | State

Defense attorney: Merced DA’s son is innocent

MERCED (AP) - The attorney for a California district attorney's son charged with murder says his client is innocent and authorities have arrested the wrong person.

July 30, 2014 | | State


• SAN FRANCISCO LEADERS PUT $15 WAGE ON BALLOT: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco supervisors have voted in favor of The supervisors voted unanimously and without comment in favor of the move on Tuesday.

July 30, 2014 | | State

Prosecutors: PG&E lied

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pacific Gas & Electric was charged Tuesday with lying to regulators in connection with a fatal pipeline explosion that leveled a suburban Northern California neighborhood in 2010.

July 29, 2014 | | State

Tuberculosis patient who refused care is arrested in Kern

STOCKTON (AP) - A California man who disappeared after refusing treatment for tuberculosis, which can be contagious and spreads by coughing or sneezing, was found and arrested on charges of refusing to comply with health officials, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

July 29, 2014 | | State

Crews make gains on fires in El Dorado County & Yosemite

SHINGLE SPRINGS (AP) - Fire crews gained ground Tuesday on two of the largest wildfires in California, lifting evacuation orders for about half the homes in the path of a blaze in Yosemite National Park and redeploying firefighters battling another fire in the Sierra Nevada foothills east of Sacramento.

July 29, 2014 | | State

New California fines for wasting water take effect

SACRAMENTO (AP) - New regulations that include fines up to $500 a day for residents who waste water are taking effect in California.

July 29, 2014 | | State

Helicopter rescues teens on SF Bay area cliff

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A California Highway Patrol helicopter plucked two teenagers clinging to the side of a San Francisco Bay Area cliff in a dramatic rescue captured on video.

July 29, 2014 | | State

Police: 4 arrested in killing of USC student

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Four teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of murder in the killing of a Chinese student who attended the University of Southern California, Los Angeles police said Monday.

July 29, 2014 | | State

Governor Brown takes dig at Texas guard plan for border with Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown took a not-so-subtle dig at Texas' decision to deploy National Guard troops to the border, saying Monday he expects it to be a short-lived measure and that "wiser minds will prevail."

July 28, 2014 | | State

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Woman blinded in 1 eye by flying disc settles lawsuit

MANHATTAN BEACH (AP) - A woman who was blinded in one eye by a flying golf disc at a Southern California park has settled a lawsuit ...

October 14, 2015 | | State

3 killed when car spins out during street race

SAN JOSE. (AP) - Authorities say a car involved in a street race spun out and struck a pole before slamming into a tree on a ...

October 14, 2015 | | State

Fight to keep Nativity scene

BELEN, N.M. (AP) - For nearly a quarter of a century, a year-round Nativity scene made of metal has rested in the little town of ...

October 13, 2015 | | State

Gun shop ordered to pay $6M to injured police officers

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Jurors ordered a Wisconsin gun store to pay nearly $6 million on Tuesday in a lawsuit filed by two Milwaukee police officers who ...

October 13, 2015 | | State

Planned Parenthood changes its fetal-tissue reimbursement policy

NEW YORK (AP) - Responding to a furor over undercover videos, Planned Parenthood says it will maintain programs at some of its clinics that make fetal ...

October 13, 2015 | | State

Parents charged with fatally beating 19-year-old son in New York church

NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. (AP) - A central New York couple has been charged with fatally beating their 19-year-old son inside a church and four fellow ...

October 13, 2015 | | State

8-year-old boy not liable for exuberant hello that injured aunt

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut jury on Tuesday rejected a woman's bid to sue her 12-year-old nephew for injuries she says she suffered from ...

October 13, 2015 | | State

Twitter purging up to 336 workers; CEO slashes costs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Twitter is laying off up to 336 employees, signaling CEO Jack Dorsey's resolve to slash costs while the company struggles to ...

October 13, 2015 | | State

State’s sweeping new social policies

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California ends its legislative season having enacted some of the country's most aggressive social policies: Laws requiring student vaccinations, granting terminally ill ...

October 13, 2015 | | State

Forest Service sued over permit for water bottling firm

RIVERSIDE (AP) - Environmental and public interest groups filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging that the U.S. Forest Service is letting Nestle Waters North America bottle ...

October 13, 2015 | | State

California drops plan to let violent inmates fight fires

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California corrections officials on Tuesday dropped a plan to include prisoners with violent backgrounds in the nation's largest and oldest inmate firefighting ...

October 13, 2015 | | State

Alleged triggerman ID’d in killing of tourist, hiker

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Prosecutors on Tuesday identified the alleged triggerman among the three transients charged with the shooting deaths of a Canadian backpacker and a ...

October 13, 2015 | | State

Officers sue gun store for their injuries

MILWAUKEE (AP) - A lawyer for a pair of Milwaukee police officers suing a gun shop for negligence told jurors Monday that the store should have ...

October 12, 2015 | | State

Man dies trying to get into clothing bin

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) - A man whose body was found dangling from a clothing donation bin in New Jersey was a drifter who was ...

October 12, 2015 | | State

Student sorry for mac & cheese meltdown, says he’s ashamed

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A University of Connecticut student who went on an obscenity-laced tirade against food service workers when they refused to sell him jalapeno-bacon ...

October 12, 2015 | | State

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