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Alcatraz inmates could have survived escape

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The three prisoners who escaped from Alcatraz in one of the most famous and elaborate prison breaks in U.S. history could have survived and made it to land, scientists concluded in a recent study.

December 17, 2014 | | State


Rim Fire supports need for controlled burns

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - A fierce wildfire that scorched part of Yosemite National Park burned less intensely in places that had fires in recent years - a finding that researchers said Wednesday supports a belief that controlled burning often curtails extreme fires.

December 17, 2014 | | State


PG&E email alleges offer by regulator

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - In a newly released email, a Pacific Gas & Electric Co. executive says a state official offered to write the utility a favorable opinion for a proposed gas rate hike.

December 16, 2014 | | State


Rain could spell trouble for water conservation

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - After California's driest three years on record, there have been few sounds as disturbing to water conservationists as the whisk-whisk-whisk of automatic lawn sprinklers kicking on directly behind TV reporters covering some of the state's first heavy downpours in years.

December 16, 2014 | | State


Soggy California gets wind, rain from new storm

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Another storm moved into water-logged California on Tuesday with the potential to create more flooding and trigger mudslides.

December 16, 2014 | | State


Bill Cosby won’t be charged

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles prosecutors on Tuesday declined to file any charges against Bill Cosby after a woman recently claimed the comedian molested her around 1974.

December 16, 2014 | | State


LA mayor plans 7,000 police body cameras

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Tuesday a plan to equip 7,000 officers on the Los Angeles police force with on-body cameras by next summer, making the law enforcement agency the nation's largest to make the move to date.

December 16, 2014 | | State


State retiree health care gap hits $72B

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's unfunded obligation to pay for the health and dental care of retired state government workers grew by 11 percent during the most recent fiscal year to nearly $72 billion, according to a report released Tuesday by the state controller's office.

December 16, 2014 | | State


Federal ruling a win for bullet train

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A federal agency that has jurisdiction over California's bullet train has ruled that it has the authority to pre-empt state environmental law, creating uncertainty for numerous groups fighting the project in court.

December 15, 2014 | | State


Undersea border dispute settled

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court waded into the Pacific Ocean to settle a long-running dispute Monday over where California ends and federal offshore lands begin.

December 15, 2014 | | State


Officer on leave after threatening tweets

SAN JOSE (AP) - A Northern California police department put one of its officers on leave Monday and is investigating threatening comments from his Twitter account about demonstrators who have participated in protests over the recent deaths of unarmed black men in Ferguson, Missouri and New York.

December 15, 2014 | | State


River diverted near Carmel to allow for dam removal

CARMEL VALLEY (AP) - The largest dam removal project in California history hit an important milestone last week with the successful diversion of the Carmel River into a man-made river bed, an engineering feat that experts said was the first of its kind.

December 15, 2014 | | State


California gets funds for earthquake warning system

PASADENA (AP) - California has received a spurt of federal funding to expand an earthquake warning system intended to provide enough time for trains to brake, utilities and factories to shut off gas lines, and people to dive under a table until the shaking stops.

December 15, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• CITY ASKS PG&E TO RELEASE EMAILS: SAN BRUNO (AP) - A Northern California city is asking the state to force Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to release tens of thousands of emails between the state's largest utility and state regulators.

December 15, 2014 | | State


Protesters block roads by Oakland police building

OAKLAND (AP) - Demonstrators blocked streets around Oakland police headquarters and chained shut four of the building's doors Monday to protest recent grand jury decisions not to indict white officers who killed unarmed black men in Ferguson, Missouri, and New York.

December 15, 2014 | | State


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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


Leaning San Francisco tower seen sinking from space

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Engineers in San Francisco have tunneled underground to try and understand the sinking of the 58-story Millennium Tower. Now comes an analysis ...

November 28, 2016 | | State


Details scarce in case of California woman who went missing

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A Northern California woman who disappeared while jogging three weeks ago turned up on the side of a California interstate before dawn ...

November 28, 2016 | | State


3 California mosques receive letters threatening Muslims

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A civil rights group has called for more police protection of mosques after several in California received letters that praised President-elect Donald ...

November 28, 2016 | | State


California county annuls Saturday wedding ceremonies

VENTURA (AP) - A Southern California county will soon be saying "I don't" to couples looking for thrifty weddings on Saturdays.

November 28, 2016 | | State


Shark attack survivor fights to protect them

SANTA ANA (AP) - A Southern California woman who survived a near-deadly shark attack is now fighting to save the storied, yet often dangerous fish.

November 28, 2016 | | State


Reward offered after California prisoners escape

SAN JOSE (AP) - The Latest on the search for two prisoners who escaped from a California jail on Thanksgiving Eve (all times local):

November 25, 2016 | | State


California officer critically injured in skateboard attack

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A suspect fleeing a police officer in the city of South San Francisco turned and cracked him in the head with ...

November 25, 2016 | | State


Wrong-way car hits Greyhound bus, killing driver, hurting 13

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) - A Greyhound bus smashed head-on into a car going the wrong way on a suburban Phoenix highway early Friday, killing the car ...

November 25, 2016 | | State


Sister ecstatic over return of missing California woman

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The older sister of a Northern California mother who was missing for three weeks said Friday the return of her sibling made ...

November 25, 2016 | | State


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