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Reinforcing need for military-style gear

SAN BERNANDINO (AP) - Backlash over the images of protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, clashing with officers in combat gear drove an ongoing national push to scale back the militarization of police - an effort that has mostly steamrolled over concerns among law enforcement that they're losing equipment they need.

December 09, 2015 | | State


San Francisco’s police chief to ask for Tasers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco's police chief wants city officials to arm his department with Tasers amid continued protests over the shooting death of a knife-wielding suspect last week.

December 09, 2015 | | State


LA-area Democratic lawmaker now opposes high-speed rail

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Democratic state Assemblywoman Patty Lopez of San Fernando said she is withdrawing support for California's high-speed rail project amid opposition in her district and that five other legislative Democrats are also reconsidering their support, the Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday.

December 09, 2015 | | State


San Jose, San Francisco OK extra beds for homeless

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee plans to add 1,100 temporary beds to shelter the homeless during the El Niño storms expected this winter.

December 09, 2015 | | State


US WAS REFUGE FROM FEAR

SAN BERNARDINO (AP) - Isaac Amanios dodged bullets in Eritrea's war for independence. Bennetta Bet-Badal endured bullying and harassment for her Christian faith in Iran. Tin Thanh Nguyen fled Vietnam with her mother as a child in the violent aftermath of the country's long war.

December 07, 2015 | | State


Catholic hospital under fire for not doing sterilizations

REDDING . (AP) - A Northern California Catholic hospital is under fire again for refusing to allow doctors to perform sterilizations on two pregnant women after they give birth, citing religious reasons.

December 07, 2015 | | State


Pediatric nurse sentenced to 80 years for molesting infant

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A San Diego judge on Monday sentenced a pediatric nurse to 80 years in federal prison for molesting a 2-month-old boy and making lewd photos of a baby girl.

December 07, 2015 | | State


CHP helicopter avoids near-collision with drone

MARTINEZ (AP) - Authorities say a California Highway Patrol helicopter tracking a suspected stolen vehicle almost collided with a drone hovering above Northern California.

December 07, 2015 | | State


Mom of newborn uried alive arrested

COMPTON (AP) - A woman who allegedly buried her newborn daughter alive near a Compton bike path has been charged with attempted murder and child abuse.

December 07, 2015 | | State


DA: Shooting death of stabbing suspect justified

MERCED (AP) - Merced County's district attorney has concluded that police were justified in the shooting death of an 18-year-old student who went on a stabbing rampage at a central California university last month, injuring four.

December 07, 2015 | | State


San Bernardino mourns its dead, calls for unity

SAN BERNARDINO (AP) - At a church, a mosque, a makeshift street-corner memorial and other sites, they gathered Sunday to mourn the 14 victims of the San Bernardino massacre and lament that the community has now been added to the tragic list of U.S. cities scarred by terrible violence.

December 06, 2015 | | State


Women want spot in big wave surf competition

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - It was the first set of the day at Mavericks, a rock-studded, once-secret surf spot 20 miles south of San Francisco, and Andrea Möller was out charging big waves with a dozen other women when her surfboard hit her in the cheek under her left eye.

December 06, 2015 | | State


Crowd asks SF police chief to resign over death

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Some San Francisco residents are asking for the police chief to resign over the shooting death of a man by police partially captured on video that was widely circulated on social media.

December 06, 2015 | | State


FBI investigates Southern California attack as act of terror

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - The FBI announced Friday that it is investigating the mass shooting at a Southern California office party as an act of terrorism, but the agency's director said there is no indication the husband and wife who killed 14 people were part of a larger plot or members of a terror cell.

December 04, 2015 | | State


California killing spurs concerns about fiance visa program

WASHINGTON (AP) - The woman who carried out the San Bernardino massacre with her husband came to the U.S. last year on a special visa for fiances of U.S. citizens, raising questions about whether the process can adequately vet people who may sympathize with terrorist groups.

December 04, 2015 | | State


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Executive facing ouster defends tenure

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The top executive at the powerful California Coastal Commission defended his record on the job Friday as he faced an effort to ...

February 05, 2016 | | State


2 planes collide midair, plunge into ocean

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Two small planes collided over the ocean just outside Los Angeles Harbor and plunged into the water Friday, prompting a massive search ...

February 05, 2016 | | State


Man who gave name to ‘Peanuts’ Linus dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Linus Maurer, a cartoonist and illustrator whose old friend and colleague Charles M. Schulz borrowed his first name for Charlie Brown's ...

February 05, 2016 | | State


1996: Severance pay for Spreckels

100 years ago

February 05, 2016 | | State


Some say San Francisco’s open-air urinal must go

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An attorney representing a group of civic organizations has sent a legal claim letter to the city of San Francisco threatening to ...

February 05, 2016 | | State


California man convicted of robbing Craigslist customers

OAKLAND (AP) - A Northern California man has been convicted of participating in an elaborate jewelry robbery ring that used online ad service Craigslist to lure ...

February 05, 2016 | | State


Drought’s hardest-hit sectors may need years of support

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Dying native fish, rural communities with dry wells and some other sectors hardest-hit by California's drought may still need extra support ...

February 05, 2016 | | State


First research links California earthquakes to oil operations

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A 2005 spate of quakes in California's Central Valley almost certainly was triggered by oilfield injection underground, a study published Thursday ...

February 05, 2016 | | State


No one submits verified claim for $63 million lotto jackpot

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Luck may have run out for the winner of a California Lottery jackpot: The person has apparently let $63 million slip away.

February 05, 2016 | | State


Manhunt continues for LA inmate mistakenly freed

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Investigators scrambling to recapture a Los Angeles County murder suspect accidentally released from jail have been notifying potential targets of his freedom ...

February 03, 2016 | | State


Brown signs emergency amendment to law

SACRAMENTO (AP) - An emergency bill to fix a legislative drafting error that had local governments in California racing to ban medical marijuana cultivation won Gov ...

February 03, 2016 | | State


El Nino could signal easing of drought

FRESNO (AP) - In the strongest indication yet that the California drought could be easing, officials said strict water conservation orders could be dramatically scaled back ...

February 03, 2016 | | State


49ers reschedule Scouts sleepover at Levi’s Stadium

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The Girl Scouts of Northern California are getting their big sleepover at Levi's Stadium after all, just rescheduled from its original ...

February 03, 2016 | | State


Move afoot to dissolve CPUC

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A Southern California lawmaker said Wednesday that he will seek to bypass Gov. Jerry Brown and ask voters to break apart California's ...

February 03, 2016 | | State


SF law requires people to lock up guns in vehicles

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved legislation Tuesday requiring strict lock-up of firearms in vehicles parked in San Francisco.

February 02, 2016 | | State


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