LAWMAKERS CALL FOR HEARING ON REFINERY FIRES: RICHMOND (AP) - In the wake of a massive fire at Chevron's Richmond refinery, two lawmakers are calling for a state hearing to explore government efforts to prevent future blazes.
Man behind anti-Muslim film ordered jailed
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Stances on key issues by Democratic U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Republican challenger Elizabeth Emken. -HEALTH CARE REFORM: Feinstein voted for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. She has been a strong voice against high insurance rates and in June called the rising cost of health care and increasing number of uninsured Americans "a ...
NAME - Dianne Feinstein AGE-BIRTH DATE-BIRTHPLACE - 79; June 22. 1933; San Francisco. PARTY - Democrat. EXPERIENCE - Elected to the San Francisco City Board of Supervisors in 1970 and served eight years before becoming acting mayor following the assassination of Mayor George Moscone, which she announced on ...
ATWATER (AP) - Atwater in California's San Joaquin Valley is the latest city in financial troubles whose leaders are considering bankruptcy. City officials have scheduled a council vote for October 3 to declare a fiscal emergency. Under state law, cities seeking bankruptcy protection must first declare a fiscal emergency or hold talks with creditors through a mediator. Several ...
''Dirty DUIs' private investigator gets 8 years
OFF-DUTY FACEBOOK GUARD ARRESTED FOR LAPTOP THEFTS: PALO ALTO (AP) - An off-duty Facebook security guard and another man have been arrested for stealing 49 laptop computers at the company's former California headquarters.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - The state parks department has a new warehouse for its collection of historical artifacts, and the building will soon be open to the public.
CHICAGO (AP) - Call it Disneyland Chicago.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Authorities have seized more than 3,000 pounds of cocaine in a three-year crackdown on a nationwide drug trafficking operation centered near the California-Mexico border.
STOCKTON (AP) - Southbound Interstate 5 in Stockton reopened hours after an officer-involved shooting shut it down during the busy morning commute.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - The board that oversees California's embattled high-speed rail project is responding to recent legal and administrative setbacks and says it will file a new motion seeking blanket authority to sell $8.6 billion in state bonds.
EUREKA (AP) - A Northern California man is headed to trial on charges that he killed one person and wounded another with a crossbow.
OAKLAND (AP) - Police officers with the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit agency have made significant progress in meeting reforms instituted after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man by a white transit officer, an independent auditor said Thursday.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Six decades before he went to North Korea as a curious tourist, Merrill Newman supervised a group of South Korean guerrillas during the Korean War who were perhaps the most hated and feared fighters in the North, former members of the group say.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A California woman pleaded not guilty Tuesday to what is believed to be the first traffic citation alleging a motorist was using Google's computer-in-an-eyeglass.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The movie studio that makes the "Fast & Furious" action franchise said Tuesday it was suspending production of the latest installment, while authorities pressed ahead with their investigation into how Paul Walker died.
OAKLAND (AP) - San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit's two largest unions filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the agency, claiming its board of directors broke state law when they approved a contract without a key provision.