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DOG STUFFED INTO BURLAP SACK DUMPED ALONG ROAD: RIVERSIDE, (AP) - A Chihuahua stuffed into a burlap sack and dumped along a Southern California roadway is recovering at a Riverside animal adoption center.

November 13, 2012 | | State


Southern California home prices jump in October

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Southern California home prices jumped in October, a research firm said Tuesday, the latest evidence that the region's housing market recovery is gaining momentum.

November 13, 2012 | | State


Deadly mushrooms came from backyard

LOOMIS (AP) - The lush backyard of a small California eldercare home has turned out to be the source of the poisonous wild mushrooms a caretaker made into a soup and fed to residents, killing two women.

November 13, 2012 | | State


3 arrested in Mariposa mining museum heist

MARIPOSA (AP) - Three men believed to be responsible for a September heist of at least $1 million in precious gems and gold from a mining museum in the Sierra Nevada foothills have been arrested, the California Highway Patrol said Tuesday.

November 13, 2012 | | State


CSU, UC boards postpone tuition fee hikes after plea made by Gov. Brown

LONG BEACH (AP) - The governing boards of both California State University and the University of California on Tuesday heeded pleas from Gov. Jerry Brown to postpone proposed tuition increases.

November 13, 2012 | | State


California Chamber of Commerce sues to invalidate state’s cap-and-trade effort

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's largest business group filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging the validity of the state's cap-and-trade program on the eve of the first pollution permit auction.

November 13, 2012 | | State


State news briefs

TRANSGENDER WOMAN SUES OVER STUN GUN USE: SAN DIEGO (AP) - A transgender woman has filed a federal lawsuit accusing the U.S. Bureau of Land Management of excessive force after a Taser was fired at her groin.

November 12, 2012 | | State


Deaths of two renew mushroom warnings

LOOMIS (AP) - It's a story that plays out often in California once the fall rainy season starts and mushrooms sprout: someone unintentionally picks and eats a poisonous variety, leading to hospitalization or even death.

November 12, 2012 | | State


NBC's 'Revolution' snares Led Zeppelin songs

LOS ANGELES (AP) - What tunes fit a post-apocalyptic society? For NBC's freshman drama "Revolution," the answer is Led Zeppelin's "Kashmir" and "Since I've Been Loving You."

November 12, 2012 | | State


California launches greenhouse gas system

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's largest greenhouse gas emitters will begin buying permits in a landmark "cap-and-trade" system designed to control emissions of heat-trapping gases and to spur investment in clean technologies.

November 12, 2012 | | State


Livermore lab's computer no longer world's fastest

LIVERMORE. (AP) - The Oak Ridge National Laboratory says it again has the world's fastest computer.

November 12, 2012 | | State


No major pollution upgrades expected at refinery

RICHMOND (AP) - Chevron does not plan to increase production at its fire-damaged Richmond refinery after repairs are made, allowing it to forego requirements to install the newest clean-air technologies, the company said.

November 12, 2012 | | State


Bay Area briefs

Man discovered in garbage bin dies

November 12, 2012 | | State


LA-area freeway back open after power line falls

COMMERCE (AP) - An electrical line fell onto a busy Southern California freeway Monday morning, closing all lanes for more than an hour and jamming traffic for miles while knocking out power to about 1,600 customers, authorities said.

November 12, 2012 | | State


Hostess workers picket in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO (AP) - About a dozen workers began picketing at a Hostess Brands plant in Sacramento honoring a bakers' union strike at the bankrupt company's plants across the country.

November 11, 2012 | | State


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Kings County challenges EIR for high speed rail project

SACRAMENTO (AP) - In the latest challenge to California's $68 billion high-speed-rail project, Kings County and a group of its residents filed another lawsuit against the bullet train Thursday, alleging continued violations of California's Environmental Quality Act and several other state laws.

June 05, 2014 | | State


Lowest voter turnout in state history

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Preliminary figures show that fewer voters likely turned out for Tuesday's no-drama primary than for any regular statewide election in California history.

June 05, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS THE BAY AREA

• SEIZURE-PRONE DRIVER CONVICTED OF DOUBLE MURDER: REDWOOD CITY (AP) - A Northern California seizure-prone driver with a suspended license has been convicted for causing a double-fatal crash while having a seizure.

June 05, 2014 | | State


PG&E expects new indictment

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pacific Gas & Electric Co. expects to be hit with a new federal indictment next month over a deadly pipeline explosion that leveled a suburban California neighborhood in 2010, a regulatory filing says.

June 04, 2014 | | State


Former Uber driver charged with assaulting rider in his car

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A man who drove for the ridesharing service Uber in San Francisco has been charged with assaulting a customer, prosecutors said Wednesday.

June 04, 2014 | | State


Deputy shoots, kills 18-year-old

HALF MOON BAY (AP) - San Mateo County Sheriff's officials say a deputy shot and killed an 18-year-old girl after responding to a report of an armed and violent person.

June 04, 2014 | | State


California secession movement stalls at ballot box in NorCal

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A break-away movement in far Northern California apparently sounded better in theory than in reality to voters in Tuesday's primary.

June 04, 2014 | | State


Primary imperils some legislative comeback bids

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California's top-two primary system delivered Election Day drama in a handful of state legislative contests, including for some former lawmakers who saw their comeback campaigns imperiled by Tuesday's low turnout.

June 04, 2014 | | State


Several House freshmen survive primary

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Several vulnerable U.S. House freshmen survived tight contests in California's congressional races, as Democrats sought to gain ground in the party's longshot bid to reclaim majority control in Washington.

June 04, 2014 | | State


Statewide candidate races nearly set

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The full slate of statewide candidates for November's elections all but filled out Wednesday, as a Republican mayor won a close primary race for state controller and the Democrat seeking a second term as California's top education official was forced into a fall runoff despite a strong showing.

June 04, 2014 | | State


Child migrants driven by violence, poverty

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Before 14-year-old Brian Duran set out from central Honduras in mid-April, he heard that child migrants who turned themselves in to the U.S. Border Patrol were being cared for and not deported.

June 03, 2014 | | State


Hollywood doctor charged with $33M Medicare fraud claims over eight years

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Hollywood doctor was charged Tuesday with conspiring to bilk Medicare out of more than $33 million by charging for unnecessary services and medical equipment.

June 03, 2014 | | State


Naked photos in aircraft cockpits cited in Navy probe of Blue Angels

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A former Blue Angels commander tolerated inappropriate sexual comments and pornographic images in the workplace - including photos of naked women in the cockpits of the precision flying team's planes - during his time as its leader, the Navy said Tuesday.

June 03, 2014 | | State


SF transit workers call in sick again

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco's famed cable cars were halted Tuesday for a second straight day while the rest of the city's transit system experienced delays after drivers called in sick again - days after overwhelmingly rejecting a new labor contract.

June 03, 2014 | | State


California navy base readies to house illegal migrant kids

PORT HUENEME (AP) - Hundreds of migrant children will be sheltered at a naval facility in California amid a spike in the number of minors caught crossing the border alone, authorities said Tuesday.

June 03, 2014 | | State


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