SAN JOSE (AP) - A mother accused of using her 10-year-old daughter to shoplift groceries in Northern California and then abandoning the child when store employees intervened has been arrested in Nevada, according to police.
• BROWN VETOES BILL BANNING CELLPHONE DISRUPTION: SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would have banned agencies from disrupting cellphone service without a court order.
GOVERNOR REJECTS RAISING CELLPHONE FINES: SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday vetoed a bill that would have raised the fine for illegally using a cellphone while driving in California from $20 to $30.
SACRAMENTO . (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown announced Friday that he has signed a bill authorizing construction of a Ronald Reagan statue inside the California Capitol in Sacramento. Brown cited Reagan's leadership in signing the bill authorizing the statue. He said the Republican icon oversaw needed tax hikes just like Brown wants to do with the help of voters in November. <p ...
CYCLISTS RIDE FOR CRITICAL MASS 20TH ANNIVERSARY: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A throng of cyclists has hit the streets of San Francisco, where hundreds, likely thousands of people are commemorating the 20th anniversary of the raucous, leaderless ride and street party known as "Critical Mass."
OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland school board has agreed to allow federal officials to monitor the district's efforts to reduce the disproportionately high suspension rates of African-American students. The school board voted 6-0 on Thursday to accept federal monitoring for at least five years at 38 schools in the Oakland Unified School District, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. <p style="line-height: 18pt; background: ...
OAKLAND (AP) - A new earthquake early-warning system installed by Bay Area Rapid Transit will detect earthquakes precious seconds before the ground starts shaking, allowing trains to be slowed down in an effort to prevent derailments. The system was designed with the help of University of California, Berkeley scientists and is similar to one already being used in Japan that was instituted ...
A's pitcher Braden yells at police chief STOCKTON (AP) - Oakland Athletics pitcher Dallas Braden yelled at the Stockton police chief while carrying a bat during an anti-crime rally in his hometown but won't be punished. Braden began shouting at the chief about the city's crime woes at Wednesday's rally. At one point, Chief Eric Jones told Braden he would be escorted out ...
JUDGE SAYS PANHANDLING LAW UNCONSTITUTIONAL: ARCATA . (AP) - A judge says a Northern California coastal city's law banning non-aggressive panhandlers within 20 feet of stores, intersections and parking lots is mostly unconstitutional.
RENO, Nev. (AP) - Filming for a major motion picture is scheduled to begin soon in northern Nevada, something the local producer says will become more common in the years ahead as some new tax incentives for the industry kick in.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Evacuation orders remained in place Sunday as crews built containment lines around a wind-driven wildfire that scorched 1,500 acres of dry brush and damaged four buildings at a Southern California military base.
SAN RAFAEL (AP) - The trial of a Northern California teenager charged with the brazen theft of celebrity chef Guy Fieri's Lamborghini sports car from a San Francisco dealership has started in a Marin County courtroom.
SAN JOSE (AP) - The Silicon Valley has had a men's fashion problem dating back to its founders.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - At least for an afternoon, the chess players were back at the usual spot they've occupied for years along downtown San Francisco's busy Market Street.