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Appeals court blocks pesticide use over concerns about bees dying off

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court Thursday blocked the use of a pesticide over concerns about its effect on honey bees, which have mysteriously disappeared across the country in recent years.

September 10, 2015 | | State

Heat blankets California, mixed with lightning, storms

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Much of California simmered in a stew of high heat and humidity on Thursday, bringing thunderstorms, causing power outages and leaving some school kids in overheated classrooms.

September 10, 2015 | | State

Woman who lost bias suit is dropping appeal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The woman who lost her high-profile gender discrimination lawsuit against a Silicon Valley venture capital firm said Thursday that she is dropping her appeal and ending the case that became a flashpoint for inequality in the technology industry.

September 10, 2015 | | State

Google debuts mobile-pay service again

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google's answer to the Apple Pay mobile-payment service is debuting in the U.S., marking a do-over by the company behind the world's most-used operating system for smartphones.

September 10, 2015 | | State

Appalachian Trail record holder pays fine for bubbly

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - An ultramarathoner who set the speed record for completing the Appalachian Trail paid a $500 fine Wednesday to settle citations over his celebration atop Maine's Mount Katahdin that struck a nerve with park officials worried about crowding and commercialization of the historic footpath.

September 09, 2015 | | State


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple staked a new claim to the living room on Wednesday, as the maker of iPhones and other hand-held gadgets unveiled an Internet TV system that's designed as a beachhead for the tech giant's broader ambitions to deliver a wide range of information, games, music and video to the home.

September 09, 2015 | | State

California board: 91 clean-energy projects completed

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California officials told a citizens oversight board Tuesday that they know of 91 school energy-efficiency projects completed with funding from a green energy ballot initiative, and they expect the number will climb as districts provide updates at the end of the year.

September 08, 2015 | | State

Appeals court sides with Facebook in postings fight

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Criminal defendants' right to information that will aid in their defense does not extend before trial to social networking posts that are protected under federal law, a California appeals court ruled Tuesday.

September 08, 2015 | | State

Owner of wayward chicken on Bay Bridge comes forward

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The owner of a wayward chicken that fouled up traffic at the Oakland-San Francisco Bay Bridge last week reclaimed his bird Tuesday and planned to take it to an elementary school garden like he intended to do the day the chicken escaped from a cardboard box in his pickup truck.

September 08, 2015 | | State

SoCal sweats in late-summer heat wave

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Southern California will see dangerously high temperatures this week and a chance of thunderstorms and flooding in the mountains as a building high-pressure system delivers a late-summer scorching, forecasters said Tuesday.

September 08, 2015 | | State

Ben Carson calls for guest worker status for country’s illegal immigrants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson jabbed Tuesday at front-runner Donald Trump's proposal to deport everyone who is in the country illegally, calling the plan impractical.

September 08, 2015 | | State

Guards charged with inmates’ death, assault

SAN JOSE (AP) - Three Northern California jail guards accused of beating to death a mentally ill inmate have also been charged with assaulting another prisoner, prosecutors announced Tuesday.

September 08, 2015 | | State

Farm workers remember grape strike

DELANO (AP) - Hundreds of former and current labor activists, both Filipino and Mexican-American, flowed this weekend into the Central Valley town of Delano where 50 years ago, they launched the Delano grape strike that altered the course of American history.

September 08, 2015 | | State

Report chastises SF over artifact preservation

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco is a city rich in history, but its government agencies often do a poor job of preserving it.

September 08, 2015 | | State

Officials: Firefighter kills sheriff’s deputy, then self

LA CANADA-FLINTRIDGE (AP) - A Los Angeles County firefighter shot and killed his wife - herself a deputy with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department who was off duty at the time - and then himself, officials said Monday.

September 08, 2015 | | State

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California hero firefighter Bill Clayton passes away

CARLSBAD. (AP) - Bill Clayton, a firefighter who helped rescue hundreds of people and twice received California's highest honor, has died.

January 30, 2018 | | State

State may create taxpayer backed bank for pot sales

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California officials announced Tuesday that they will take a detailed look at the possibility of creating a taxpayer-backed bank to handle what ...

January 30, 2018 | | State

Stanford drops sex assault plaque idea

PALO ALTO (AP) - Stanford University is canceling plans to put a plaque on the campus site where a woman was sexually assaulted by a former ...

January 30, 2018 | | State

‘Beetle Bailey’ cartoonist Mort Walker dies at age 94

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Comic strip artist Mort Walker, a World War II veteran who satirized the Army and tickled millions of newspaper readers with the ...

January 28, 2018 | | State

Case of shackled kids revives home-school regulation debate

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Just over a week after California officials found 13 siblings allegedly held captive and younger children apparently not missed by schools because ...

January 28, 2018 | | State

Congressmen criticize end of free checking accounts at BofA

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Two Democratic U.S. congressmen want Bank of America to explain its decision to eliminate a popular free-checking account.

January 28, 2018 | | State

Thousands march in SF pro life event

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Thousands of people who want to outlaw abortion marched Saturday in San Francisco in the 14th annual Walk for Life.

January 28, 2018 | | State

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