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Golden Gate Bridge may get safety median

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - After more than a decade of planning, the Golden Gate Bridge may soon have a median separating northbound and southbound traffic.

September 19, 2013 | | State


Man found stabbed to death in cemetery

SAN BERNARDINO (AP) - San Bernardino police say a man has been found stabbed to death at a cemetery where he apparently had been sleeping.

September 19, 2013 | | State


Domestic spying goes too far

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Civil liberties groups released newly obtained documents Thursday that they say show innocent Americans being swept into a broad nationwide counterterrorism program.

September 19, 2013 | | State


CPUC adopts ride-hailing service regulations

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Web-based ride-hailing companies will have to make sure drivers undergo training and criminal background checks and have commercial liability insurance under rules approved Thursday by California regulators.

September 19, 2013 | | State


Jawbone of missing NorCal teen identified

EUREKA (AP) - Officials have identified a jawbone found at the mouth of the Klamath River as that of a teenage boy who disappeared in 2011 after fleeing a stolen vehicle.

September 19, 2013 | | State


Suspect booked in eviction shooting

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) - A man suspected of shooting a property manager during a bank repossession of his San Ramon home was an investment adviser facing financial trouble.

September 19, 2013 | | State


Deep reforms to environmental law prove difficult

SACRAMENTO (AP) - At the beginning of this year's legislative session, Gov. Jerry Brown, the state Senate's top Democrat and key business groups joined in a call to overhaul California's landmark environmental-protection law.

September 18, 2013 | | State


Low carbon fuel standard upheld

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A panel of federal judges on Wednesday upheld California's first-in-the-nation mandate requiring fuel producers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

September 18, 2013 | | State


News from around the Bay Area

MAN SHOOTS, WOUNDS LOCKSMITH DURING EVICTION: SAN RAMON (AP) - Authorities have arrested a man on suspicion of shooting a locksmith in the leg when he and two Contra Costa County sheriff's deputies tried to serve an eviction notice.

September 18, 2013 | | State


Can gay jurors be taken off cases?

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An appeals court gave little indication Wednesday whether a potential juror can be booted from a trial solely because of sexual orientation.

September 18, 2013 | | State


UC turns to social media to raise student aid

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Putting a technological spin on the adage that it takes a village to raise a child, the University of California launched a campaign on Wednesday to harness the power of social media to raise money for student scholarships.

September 18, 2013 | | State


News from around california

SEABIRDS SUDDENLY EXPAND RANGE IN CALIFORNIA: LOS ANGELES (AP) - High-diving seabirds known as blue-footed boobies have suddenly expanded their range in California.

September 18, 2013 | | State


Avoid a whale? There’s an app for that

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Marine scientists looking for new ways to reduce the number of whales struck and killed off California's coast by massive commercial ships have turned to a familiar tool: mobile devices.

September 18, 2013 | | State


1 killed, 4 injured in Stockton shooting

STOCKTON (AP) - Stockton police say one man was killed and four others wounded when gunfire broke out outside a convenience store.

September 18, 2013 | | State


News from around california

CALIF. CITIES, COUNTIES GETS MONEY TO HIRE POLICE: OAKLAND (AP) - Cities and counties across California will receive nearly $20 million in federal grants to help hire more than 100 new law enforcement officers, officials said Tuesday.

September 17, 2013 | | State


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SWEARING IN CELEBRATIONS

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Organizers of last fall's swearing-in celebration for Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon said no taxpayer money was used to put on the event at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, but a review by The Associated Press found taxpayers subsidized more than $25,000 for legislative staff and security to attend.

February 24, 2015 | | State


Plastic bag ban suspended by ballot referendum

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's first-in-the-nation statewide ban on plastic shopping bags was put on hold Tuesday when state election officials confirmed a trade group had turned in enough signatures to place the issue before voters in 2016.

February 24, 2015 | | State


Agency reduces gas tax by 6 cents

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's tax board on Tuesday approved a 6-cent cut in the state gas tax because of lower gas prices, but it isn't likely to affect drivers' wallets.

February 24, 2015 | | State


Former LA Mayor Villaraigosa opts out of Senate bid

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has decided against running for the U.S. Senate in 2016, leaving state Attorney General Kamala Harris, the only announced candidate so far, as the heavy favorite to succeed the retiring Barbara Boxer.

February 24, 2015 | | State


Abandoned truck’s driver arrested after train crash

OXNARD . (AP) - A commuter train bound for Los Angeles derailed before dawn Tuesday in a fiery collision with an abandoned commercial pickup truck after its driver took a wrong turn and got stuck on the tracks.

February 24, 2015 | | State


Former state GOP chair may run for US Senate seat

LAFAYETTE (AP) - Tom Del Beccaro, a former chairman of the California Republican Party, said Tuesday he has formed an exploratory committee for potentially entering the 2016 U.S. Senate race to succeed Barbara Boxer.

February 24, 2015 | | State


Lawmakers blast overuse of psychiatric drugs on foster kids

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers on Tuesday blasted the overuse of psychiatric drugs on the state's foster children and pledged to improve the lives of thousands of vulnerable teens after more than a decade of government inaction.

February 24, 2015 | | State


No charges filed against LAPD officers who fatally shot man

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Prosecutors have declined to file charges against three Los Angeles police officers who fatally shot an unarmed, disabled man on live television after a car chase.

February 23, 2015 | | State


Water thefts on the rise

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - As California's drought drags on, officials are cracking down on thieves who wrench open fire hydrants and ignore or tamper with meters to access one of the state's precious commodities - water.

February 23, 2015 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• 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


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