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Guilty plea for man who ran illegal pot shops

SANTA ANA . (AP) - A man who made millions from a string of illegal marijuana dispensaries pleaded guilty Monday to federal drug trafficking and tax offenses.

April 01, 2013 | | State


Sacramento high-rise death linked to graffiti

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A man who was found dead hanging by a rope off an 18-story Sacramento high-rise appears to have been a graffiti tagger, Sacramento police said Monday.

April 01, 2013 | | State


Culver City launches Smart911 system

CULVER CITY (AP) - The city's new 911 system allows residents to set up profiles that provide specific information about medical conditions, location of bedrooms, language preferences and pets.

April 01, 2013 | | State


Symphony strike sounds as if it may end

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The sound of silence from the San Francisco Symphony appeared to be coming to an end as a tentative agreement was reached Sunday to end a 2½-week strike.

April 01, 2013 | | State


Bill seeks changes to prison realignment law regarding drug pushers’ release

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A Democratic state lawmaker on Monday said he wants to alter part of Gov. Jerry Brown's prison realignment law so serious drug pushers are sent to state prisons instead of county jails.

April 01, 2013 | | State


State’s historic artifacts to get new home

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's past is getting a new, safer home in a building built to survive a nuclear blast.

April 01, 2013 | | State


Bay Area briefs

POLICE SUSPECT DRUG USE IN SAN JOSE WALMART CRASH: SAN JOSE. (AP) - Police said Monday they suspect a man was on drugs when he rammed his car through the front of a California Walmart store and began assaulting customers, injuring four people.

April 01, 2013 | | State


209 News

PASTOR TACKLES BURGLAR AT CHURCH: STOCKTON - A pastor in his 60s tackled a burglar to the ground as he allegedly tried to break in to the church.

April 01, 2013 | | State


3 of 4 reptiles stolen from museum found

FRESNO (AP) - A Central California science museum has recovered three of four reptiles stolen in a burglary caught on surveillance video, and arrested a suspect in the heist.

March 29, 2013 | | State


Dozens of detectives investigate LA girl abduction from bedroom

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Nearly 50 detectives hunted Friday for clues to kidnappers who snatched a 10-year-old girl from her bedroom and dumped her, scratched and barefoot, miles from her home.

March 29, 2013 | | State


Reward for murderous ex-cop triggers debate

LOS ANGELES (AP) - As a cabin smoldered with the body of rogue ex-cop Christopher Dorner inside, politicians in a city that lost an officer to his rampage approved a $100,000 reward for information leading to his arrest and conviction.

March 29, 2013 | | State


State news briefs

PROSECUTORS: WOMAN SOLICITED UCSC ATTACKER ONLINE: SANTA CRUZ (AP) - Prosecutors say a 20-year-old Isla Vista woman who falsely reported that she was raped on the University of California, Santa Cruz campus solicited her attacker on Craigslist in exchange for sex.

March 29, 2013 | | State


Freeway chase led to arrest of former Nevada lawmaker

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Hours after he became the first person in Nevada history to be kicked out of the state Legislature, an embattled former lawmaker led police on a chase on a freeway between Las Vegas and Los Angeles that ended with a violent struggle with uniformed officers.

March 29, 2013 | | State


Court: Prosecutor to pay $50k for filing lawsuit

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A Northern California prosecutor must pay the attorney fees of a bank she sued after she was arrested in a case of mistaken identity.

March 29, 2013 | | State


Facebook to hold Android event on next Thursday

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook has invited journalists to the unveiling of what it calls its "new home on Android."

March 29, 2013 | | State


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Articles by Section - State


Smartphone thefts drop after introduction of cell kill switch

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Kill switches on cellphones essentially render the device a paper weight when stolen.

February 11, 2015 | | State


Commuter with measles prompts warning

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Officials in Northern California on Wednesday warned Bay Area Rapid Transit commuters that they may have been exposed to measles.

February 11, 2015 | | State


Groups target greyhound tracks

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Two animal welfare groups are trying to bring about the end of greyhound racing, which has been declining for years, with an aggressive effort to change laws and public opinion in the states where dogs still race.

February 10, 2015 | | State


Parolee charged in LA deaths of 2 women, toddler

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A parolee charged with raping a Los Angeles teen and trying to set her ablaze has been indicted on three counts of murder.

February 10, 2015 | | State


PG&E wants ratepayers to pay bill for $653M in car chargers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The state's biggest utility wants to install 25,000 electric car charging stations across Northern and Central California and have customers foot the bill.

February 10, 2015 | | State


Google donates $1M to historic Lick Observatory

SAN JOSE, (AP) - Google has donated $1 million to a 125-year-old research observatory located east of San Jose.

February 10, 2015 | | State


Apple building big solar energy project

CIPERTINO (AP) - Apple will spend nearly $850 million on a solar energy project that will generate enough power for the computer giant's new corporate headquarters, retail stores and other operations in California.

February 10, 2015 | | State


Democrats: Cut gas use in half by 2030

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Senate Democrats embraced new climate change goals Tuesday by adopting Gov. Jerry Brown's call to increase the use of renewable energy to 50 percent in 15 years and adding their own initiatives.

February 10, 2015 | | State


High-speed rail foes argue state environmental law applies

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Opponents of California's high-speed rail project have filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn a federal agency's ruling that says U.S. environmental law trumps the state's environmental law, which opponents have previously used to try to stall construction.

February 10, 2015 | | State


Gunman shot after carjacking & wild pursuit

MONTEBELLO (AP) - A gunman leading police on a wild chase east of Los Angeles smashed into cars, veered into oncoming traffic, stole a vehicle at gunpoint and ran down a crowded street before officers shot and wounded him.

February 10, 2015 | | State


Ex-school official gets 10 years for sex abuse

RIVERSIDE (AP) - A onetime California school official was sentenced Monday to 10 years in state prison for sexually assaulting two women when they were her students, including a woman who confronted her in a phone call that went viral on YouTube.

February 09, 2015 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

WATER MANAGER FACES DISCIPLINE FOR URINATING IN RESERVOIR: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A water manager is facing discipline after he was caught urinating in an empty reservoir that supplies drinking water for the San Francisco Bay Area.

February 09, 2015 | | State


Oldest survivor of USS Arizona attack dies

YUBA CITY (AP) - The oldest living crew member of the battleship USS Arizona to have survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor has died in Northern California at the age of 100.

February 09, 2015 | | State


Evacuations remain after fire chars drought dry eastern Sierra

SWALL MEADOWS, Mono Conty (AP) - Four firefighters were injured battling a wind-driven wildfire that ravaged communities along the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada and destroyed 40 homes in an area that could see more wildfires as the state enters its fourth year of drought.

February 09, 2015 | | State


California pledges changes in protecting underground water

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California has proposed closing by October up to 140 oilfield wells that state regulators had allowed to inject into federally protected drinking water aquifers, state officials said Monday.

February 09, 2015 | | State


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