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• JUDGE ORDERS 3 FORMER EXECS TO PAY $1.8M IN ASBESTOS CASE: FRESNO (AP) - Three former executives of a now-defunct non-profit have been ordered to pay $1.8 million in restitution to 65 people who were exposed to airborne asbestos after their company directed workers to illegally remove debris containing asbestos from a former air force base in Northern California.

February 23, 2015 | | State


Shoot-out at grow-house kills 1, wounds 1

SANTA ROSA (AP) - One man was killed and another wounded during a gun battle at a Northern California marijuana grow-house.

February 23, 2015 | | State


Trial nears in high-profile Silicon Valley sex bias case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A jury was picked Monday to determine whether a venerable Silicon Valley venture capital firm is liable in a sexual discrimination lawsuit or is the victim of a former employee forced out because of poor performance.

February 23, 2015 | | State


2 Californians get 25 years in federal prison for terror try

RIVERSIDE (AP) - Two California men were sentenced Monday to 25 years in prison for conspiring to support terrorists and kill Americans overseas, federal prosecutors said.

February 23, 2015 | | State


Girl Scout robbed of cash records plate

SAN JOSE (AP) - Police say a quick-thinking Girl Scout wearing her badge for cleverness recorded the license plate number of a man who swiped her money box from outside a San Francisco Bay Area supermarket.

February 23, 2015 | | State


Tiny crab species invades Southern California shores

NEWPORT BEACH ( AP) - Thousands of tiny crabs rarely seen north of Mexico washed ashore with the high tide in Southern California.

February 22, 2015 | | State


It’s getting to be an expensive world after all

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Visiting Mickey and Minnie just got more expensive.

February 22, 2015 | | State


Drought cancels Sierra ski race

TRUCKEE (AP) - A major cross-country ski race in the Sierra Nevada has been canceled for the third time in four years due to a lack of snow.

February 22, 2015 | | State


Homicides on rise in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - It was, the mayor of San Francisco said, a "shocking start" to the year for a city amid a technology boom with soaring rents and construction cranes, fashionable restaurants and gentrifying neighborhoods.

February 22, 2015 | | State


State pays $24M to settle lawsuit over building sales

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California officials announced Sunday an agreement to pay $24 million to investors suing the state over Gov. Jerry Brown's scuttling of a $2.3 billion lease-back plan to sell 11 state properties.

February 22, 2015 | | State


Californians vying for one-way trip to Mars

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A dozen Californians are finalists vying for a one-way private trip to establish the first permanent human settlement on Mars.

February 22, 2015 | | State


Shooting protest shuts Home Depot

EMERYVILLE (AP) - Northern California protesters angered by a fatal police shooting shuttered a Home Depot for several hours.

February 22, 2015 | | State


NorCal wine taster uses blindness to advantage

DAVIS (AP) - Hoby Wedler was born blind and curious 27 years ago.

February 22, 2015 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

LA SCHOOLS: CAN'T GIVE TECH DEVICE TO EVERY STUDENT: LOS ANGELES (AP) - The chief of the Los Angeles Unified School District says there isn't enough money to provide every student with an iPad or other computer device.

February 20, 2015 | | State


Alcohol, sex photos led to state firefighter’s discipline

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Firefighters drank on duty at the state's fire academy, displayed sexually explicit photographs on state cellphones, and an employee who is now charged with murder was accused of slapping a female cadet on the buttocks, public records released Friday show.

February 20, 2015 | | State


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Cheeky notices condemning hate appear on SF commuter trains

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Official looking yet unauthorized notices warning against racist, sexist and homophobic behavior have been found on San Francisco Bay Area commuter trains.

December 03, 2016 | | State


California ponders legal pot, paying taxes

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California's legal marijuana industry is expected to involve everything from backyard growers to sprawling fields in the farm belt, storefront sellers ...

November 30, 2016 | | State


Sheriff: California woman found with message burned on skin

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A California woman abducted while jogging was branded by two female captors who kept their faces covered during the three weeks they ...

November 30, 2016 | | State


California fugitive and sister arrested, 1 still at large

SAN JOSE (AP) - One of two inmates who sawed their way out of a Northern California county jail and vanished last week was recaptured late ...

November 30, 2016 | | State


More mosques receive hate-filled letters

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Several more mosques nationwide have reported receiving a hate-filled letter from California that warns Muslims to leave the country or face genocide.

November 30, 2016 | | State


Asylum not automatic for former gang members

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Immigrants in the United States illegally are not automatically eligible for asylum on the basis that they are former gang members who ...

November 30, 2016 | | State


IRS seeks names of virtual currency users in tax probe

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The IRS obtained a court order Wednesday allowing it to seek the names of people who may have failed to pay taxes ...

November 30, 2016 | | State


Wife of slain California mayor pleads guilty to manslaughter

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The wife of a suburban Los Angeles mayor who was fatally shot in his home two years ago pleaded guilty Wednesday to ...

November 30, 2016 | | State


California Guard soldiers won’t be forced to repay bonuses

WASHINGTON (AP) - Thousands of California National Guard troops will not have to repay enlistment bonuses and benefits they received a decade after they signed up ...

November 30, 2016 | | State


Cirque du Soleil “Luzia” employee dies in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An employee with the Cirque du Soleil "Luzia" show died after being injured Tuesday night in what was termed an "industrial accident ...

November 30, 2016 | | State


Levi’s CEO: Please don’t bring guns into our stores

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The CEO of Levi's is asking customers and employees not to bring guns into its stores, offices or facilities, even in ...

November 30, 2016 | | State


Escape occurred before California jail could be replaced

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Officials in a Northern California county have known for years that they have security problems with an antiquated jail and recently won $80 ...

November 29, 2016 | | State


California targets dairy cows to combat global warming

GALT (AP) - California is taking its fight against global warming to the farm. The nation's leading agricultural state is now targeting greenhouse gases produced ...

November 28, 2016 | | State


3 dead, at least 5 sickened after Thanksgiving dinner

ANTIOCH (AP) - Health officials say three people died and at least five more were sickened after eating Thanksgiving dinner at an event organized by a ...

November 28, 2016 | | State


Law enforcement condemns letters threatening Muslims

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Law enforcement officials condemned a hate-filled letter Monday directed at several California mosques that warned Muslims to leave the country to avoid ...

November 28, 2016 | | State


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