SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco officials are considering suing Nevada for allegedly giving some 500 poor psychiatric patients one-way bus tickets to California.
JURY FINDS MAN GUILTY OF 4 KILLINGS: MARIN (AP) - A jury on Tuesday found a former photographer guilty of murdering four young California women after a two-month trial in which prosecutors called him a remorseless serial killer who preyed on young prostitutes decades ago.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Enrollment for President Barack Obama's health care reforms kicks off in October, but many Californians have only a glancing familiarity with details of the plan, which is intended to bring coverage to millions of uninsured Americans, according to a poll released Tuesday.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Criminals serving long prison sentences for offenses they committed as teenagers would have an earlier chance for freedom under a bill working its way through the Legislature.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A San Francisco Fire Department ban on video cameras now explicitly includes helmet-mounted devices that film emergency scenes, according to Chief Joanne Hayes-White.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A rare 1967 Ferrari owned by a North Carolina orphan-turned-millionaire sold at auction for $27.5 million.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The only way to eradicate the nonnative mice infesting the environmentally sensitive Farallon Islands is to shower the islands with powerful rodenticides by helicopter, a new federal study concludes.
DUBLIN (AP) - A career criminal and sex offender who was the last person to see a slain federal criminal investigator claims in a jailhouse interview with a reporter that the two planned to wed. The slain woman's family, however, says 56-year-old Randy Alana is lying.
SAN JOSE (AP) - Few are more excited about Lego's new Mindstorms sets rolling out next month than Silicon Valley engineers.
MODESTO (AP) - Modesto police say they have arrested on suspicion of murder the son of a couple whose bodies were found in their burning home.
STOCKTON (AP) - The son and daughter of a woman allegedly raped and murdered by her grandson are suing the state and San Joaquin County for releasing him from the county jail after he violated parole.
HAYWARD AP) - It took just seconds for a 13-story building overlooking San Francisco Bay to implode, spewing smoke and chunks of concrete as it crumbled into a heap of rubble. But U.S. Geological Survey scientist Rufus Catchings was marveling less at the visual spectacle than what he could feel with his feet.
PALO ALTO (AP) - The principal of a Northern California high school is putting an end to the tradition of students streaking across campus.
UKIAH (AP) - A former California congressman who buried his wife on the couple's rural property now has after-the-fact permission in a decision his attorney said sets a precedent for home burial.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - The federal government on Friday delayed its threat to withhold billions of dollars in California transportation grants in a dispute over public pension reforms while negotiations continue with Gov. Jerry Brown's administration.
FRESNO. (AP) - Authorities say a 92-year-old World War II veteran was pistol-whipped and thrown into a closet by three robbers who ransacked his Fresno home. The Fresno Bee reports (Josef Martin, who is blind in one eye and nearly deaf, was awakened early Wednesday by one of the robbers stuffing a gun barrel in his mouth. After they left, Martin, who uses a walker to get around, managed to crawl out of the closet ...
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gun owners groups said Thursday they are considering recall campaigns against five Democratic lawmakers in California, including Assembly Speaker John Perez, for supporting a variety of firearms bills this year.
REDWOOD CITY (AP) - A Wyoming man who stole a luxury yacht and ran it aground in Northern California has been sentenced to time served and ordered to pay $1.38 million in restitution. The San Mateo County Times reports 62-year-old Leslie Alan Gardner must also complete five years of probation. Gardner initially claimed the boat was his. Gardner's attorney previously said his client was delusional and believed he'd been left the boat by a relative. ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Bay Area Rapid Transit trains will be required to slow down, stop or change course as they approach track maintenance workers following the deaths of two inspectors who were struck during a labor strike last weekend, the agency said Thursday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say a pickup truck explosion that shattered windows in North Hollywood was sparked when a man huffing propane inside the cab plugged in his cellphone charger. The Los Angeles Times says the man, who had a burned scalp and face, turned himself in to police Wednesday. He was not arrested. The man told investigators he was trying to get high by huffing propane. He plugged in his charger, sparking the ...
EL CENTRO (AP) - Imperial County leaders have hammered out a deal to restore the Salton Sea and raise $3 billion to revive the shoreline economy driven by new alternative-energy development. The accord announced Tuesday ends more than a decade of infighting between the county and the Imperial Irrigation District over the ongoing sale of water to the San Diego region, the U-T San Diego newspaper reported. The proposal calls for building of a transmission ...
SAN DIEGO (AP) - You never count your money when you're sitting at the table. Or when you're sitting at the scene of a bank robbery, apparently. The FBI says a 60-year-old man sat down in the lobby of a Chase bank branch he'd just robbed and looked through the bag of money he had just taken from a teller. That gave a security guard time to walk outside and summon a police officer, who ...
CHINO (AP) - A child pulled the trigger of a police rifle at a Southern California elementary school Wednesday, firing a bullet that shattered and created shrapnel that injured three youngsters, authorities said.
CHINO HILLS (AP) - Hikers are meeting hoofers in a sprawling Southern California park where feral or stray cows have startled visitors and raised concerns about potentially dangerous confrontations with 2,000-pound bulls, authorities said. In recent years, cattle have broken through fences in order to roam the grassy, oak-studded canyons of Chino Hills State Park on the borders of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties, the San Gabriel Valley Tribune said. Cowboys hired ...
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) - A California man who strangled his neighbor last fall said the woman had refused to return his cellphone. Edmund Nungaray also apologized for the killing on Wednesday as he was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison. Crowley pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in June for killing 46-year-old Deirdre Crowley. At his sentencing, the 61-year-old Nungaray said he was in frail health from a heart condition when he ...
OAKLAND (AP) - The tentative contract that ended the San Francisco Bay Area's transit strike includes a 15 percent raise over four years but also increased worker contributions toward their health insurance and pensions, a person with direct knowledge of the agreement said Wednesday.