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Santa Clara crime lab botches drug testing

SAN JOSE (AP) - Prosecutors in Santa Clara County said human error by a technician led to six false positive drug tests at its crime lab.

May 06, 2014 | | State


Facebook plans campaign to ‘friend’ small business in bid to grow ads

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook wants to increase its advertising and get more clicks on all kinds of ads. It believes tapping into the lucrative small business market will help it achieve those goals.

May 06, 2014 | | State


Twitter stock slumps as lock-up expires

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Twitter's stock sank to an all-time low after a post-IPO lock-up period preventing employees and early investors from selling expired on Tuesday.

May 06, 2014 | | State


Unions to drop California hospital ballot initiatives

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The state's largest union of health care workers says it has reached a deal with the California Hospital Association and will abandon its drive to place two hospital-regulation initiatives before voters in November.

May 06, 2014 | | State


Supreme Court declines to hear LA runoff case

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to hear an appeal by Los Angeles County contesting a ruling that held it liable for storm water pollution.

May 05, 2014 | | State


911 transcript released in police shooting

LODI (AP) - The Lodi Police Department on Monday released the transcript of a 911 call moments before a controversial officer-involved fatal shooting of a Gulf War veteran.

May 05, 2014 | | State


Communications faulted during ex-cop rampage

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Communication and coordination problems between at least a half dozen regional law enforcement agencies delayed response times and possibly endangered lives as cop-turned-killer Christopher Dorner went on a 10-day revenge mission across Southern California last year, according to an independent report released Monday.

May 05, 2014 | | State


8th grade class Holocaust assignment draws criticism

RIALTO (AP) - Whether the Holocaust happened is no longer up for debate at Southern California's Rialto Unified School District.

May 05, 2014 | | State


Officer shot man after baseball bat attack

DUBLIN (AP) - Police say an officer fatally shot a baseball bat-wielding man who attacked after the officer responded to a domestic disturbance call in Northern California.

May 05, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• JAMUL TODDLER RECOVERING AFTER 3 RATTLESNAKE BITES: JAMUL (AP) - A doctor says a toddler who was bitten three times by a rattlesnake is lucky to be alive.

May 05, 2014 | | State


Response time eyed in fatal air show crash

FAIRFIELD (AP) - Investigators trying to determine what caused the crash of a vintage airplane during a stunt at a California air show said Monday they will start by examining the wreckage and ground scars.

May 05, 2014 | | State


Bill banning state Confederate flag sales plus displays passes

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California state government departments will be prohibited from selling or displaying items with an image of the Confederate flag under a bill that passed the Assembly on Monday.

May 05, 2014 | | State


New debate over LA mansionization

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Lawmakers in Los Angeles made news six years ago when they put limits on renovated houses they called "homes on steroids." Now they are being told that law is failing because it has too many loopholes.

May 05, 2014 | | State


I-15 closes after bridge catches on fire

HESPERIA (AP) - All three lanes of Interstate 15 in Hesperia were closed in both directions Monday after a construction worker's blowtorch accidentally ignited the wooden supports of an overpass that was under construction.

May 05, 2014 | | State


Police want to talk with SJ stowaway

SAN JOSE (AP) - San Jose police plan to interview a California teen who stowed away on a Hawaii-bound flight two weeks ago, surviving sub-freezing temperatures in the wheel well of a jetliner that crossed the Pacific Ocean.

May 05, 2014 | | State


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Google, Johnson & Johnson team up to build robot surgeons

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google is teaming up with Johnson & Johnson to build robots that can help surgeons in the operating room.

March 27, 2015 | | State


SolarCity says it will hire 300 new employees in sales

ROSEVILLE (AP) - Solar installer SolarCity said Friday it plans to hire at least 300 new employees in 2015 as it opens a larger office in Roseville, California.

March 27, 2015 | | State


Yellen: A rate increase possible

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that continued improvement in the U.S. economy means an increase in the Fed's key interest rate could come later this year.

March 27, 2015 | | State


ltera stock soars on report of sales talks with Intel

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Altera's stock soared to its highest price in nearly four years Friday on a report the chipmaker is in talks to be sold to industry leader Intel.

March 27, 2015 | | State


Woman accused of kidnap plot claimed to be biz coach

LONG BEACH (AP) - A woman accused of masterminding a scheme to kidnap two babies and pass them off as her own is a self-styled business mogul and motivational speaker described on one of her websites as one of the "kindest women you will ever meet."

March 26, 2015 | | State


Los Angeles River restoration could cost city up to $1.2 billion

LOS ANGELES (AP) - It could cost Los Angeles as much as $1.2 billion to restore much of its concrete-lined river to its natural state - more than twice the amount officials originally projected, according to a new report from the city's chief legislative analyst.

March 26, 2015 | | State


Arkansas lawmaker urges ban on wine from California over egg-laying cage law

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas lawmaker said Wednesday that the state should ban California wine as retribution for the West Coast state's law requiring egg-laying hens to be able to stand up, turn around and fully extend their wings.

March 26, 2015 | | State


Woman who sued Kaiser over lost leg due to delays awarded $28.2M

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A jury awarded $28.2 million to a woman who said treatment delays by Kaiser Permanente doctors forced the amputation of her leg.

March 26, 2015 | | State


$1B spending plan heads to governor

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A plan to pump $1 billion of water spending into drought-stricken California cleared the Legislature on Thursday and was sent to Gov. Jerry Brown, who is expected to sign the legislation.

March 26, 2015 | | State


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