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Utility, others appeal $1.4 billion penalty

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and others on Thursday appealed a proposed $1.4 billion penalty against PG&E in a deadly 2010 gas-pipeline explosion, in a case that has raised repeated accusations of cozy relations between the utility and state regulators.

October 02, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• COURT TELLS SCHOOL TRUSTEE TO AVOID SON'S SCHOOL: SAN JOSE (AP) - A Santa Clara County court has ordered a local school trustee to stay away from his son's school and the school's principal.

October 02, 2014 | | State


Legislature withholds nepotism report

SACRAMENTO, (AP) - Citing broad exemptions under California's legislative records law, the state Senate is keeping secret a taxpayer-funded report about Capitol staff hiring friends and relatives despite calls by lawmakers, statewide candidates and public interest groups that it be released.

October 02, 2014 | | State


Tribe’s casino plan to go before voters

MADERA (AP) - A Native American tribe's plan for a Las Vegas-style casino in the Central Valley nearly 40 miles from its reservation has drawn opposition from other casino-owning tribes in the state.

October 02, 2014 | | State


Girl’s family seeks reversal of brain-death ruling

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The family of a California teenager who was declared brain-dead after suffering complications from sleep apnea surgery is seeking an unprecedented court order declaring her alive, the family's lawyer said Thursday.

October 02, 2014 | | State


Men wearing GPS devices indicted for killings

SANTA ANA (AP) - Two sex offenders were indicted Thursday after authorities said they raped and killed four women while the men wore GPS tracking monitors.

October 02, 2014 | | State


Ex-firefighter to stand trial for fatal wildfire

REDDING (AP) - A former firefighter charged with setting a Northern California wildfire that left one person dead and destroyed hundreds of structures has been ordered to stand trial for homicide and other charges.

October 02, 2014 | | State


Teens arrested in 920 chicken deaths

FRESNO (AP) - Deputies have arrested four young men - one adult and three juveniles - suspected of breaking into a Foster Farms chicken ranch and killing more than 900 birds with a golf club in California.

October 02, 2014 | | State


Stockton pensions like other debt

STOCKTON (AP) - Striking at the sanctity of public pensions in California, a federal judge ruled Wednesday that U.S. bankruptcy law allows the city of Stockton to treat pension fund obligations like other debts, meaning the city could trim benefits.

October 01, 2014 | | State


San Francisco to pay $15M in fatal park hit-and-run

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco will pay $15 million to the family of a woman who was fatally struck by a city pickup truck last year while she lay with her baby in a public park.

October 01, 2014 | | State


Monterey law bans sitting, lying on sidewalks

MONTEREY (AP) - People who sit or lie on sidewalks in Monterey's commercial areas can now face $100 fines.

October 01, 2014 | | State


SF expands free public Wi-Fi

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco launched free Wi-Fi access at more than 30 public parks, plazas and recreation areas on Wednesday, thanks to a grant from Google.

October 01, 2014 | | State


Caltrans: Bay Bridge tower rods exposed to water

OAKLAND (AP) - State officials say hundreds of steel rods on the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge have been exposed to water that could cause corrosion.

October 01, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• 920 CHICKENS KILLED WITH GOLF CLUB: FRESNO (AP) - Authorities in central California are searching for one or more suspects who broke into a Foster Farms chicken ranch and killed more than 900 birds with a golf club.

October 01, 2014 | | State


Police nab suspect after he’s invited into home

PALO ALTO (AP) - Authorities in Northern California have arrested a fraud suspect accused of evading police for more than four hours by befriending a homeowner who invited him into his home for a meal.

September 30, 2014 | | State


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3 bids received to fix Oroville Dam

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Three construction contractors have submitted bids to fix Oroville Dam's two damaged spillways, California water officials said Saturday.

April 16, 2017 | | State


For some Californians, effects of punishing drought not over

HANFORD (AP) - Knee-high tufts of grass dot the streets of Hardwick, a rural neighborhood with a few dozen homes hemmed in by vineyards and walnut ...

April 16, 2017 | | State


Move to lower voting age to 17

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Donald Trump's characterization of Mexican immigrants as criminals and rapists during his presidential campaign angered Heidi Sainz, whose family is from Mexico ...

April 16, 2017 | | State


Ex-Yosemite chief belittled female workers

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - The former superintendent of Yosemite National Park created a hostile workplace by belittling employees, using words such as "stupid," ''bozo" and ...

April 10, 2017 | | State


2 dead after SUV slams into people

CHINO (AP) - An SUV has slammed into a group of pedestrians in a church parking lot in California, killing two people and injuring several others.

April 10, 2017 | | State


Teacher, boy die when husband opens fire in special education class

SAN BERNARDINO (AP) - A man walked into his estranged wife's elementary school classroom in San Bernardino and opened fire without saying a word, killing ...

April 10, 2017 | | State


Ex-California tribal leader sentenced to death in killings

ALTURAS (AP) - The former leader of a small Northern California Indian tribe was sentenced to death Monday for fatally shooting four people and trying to ...

April 10, 2017 | | State


Divers find more body parts in search for missing woman

REDDING (AP) - Divers found a human leg attached to a cinder block and other body parts at a lake in Northern California, and authorities believe ...

April 02, 2017 | | State


Driver dies after slamming into back of fire truck

ANTIOCH (AP) - Authorities in Northern California say a driver was killed when he rammed his SUV into the back of a fire truck stopped at ...

April 02, 2017 | | State


South state rescuers on lookout for tangled whale

DANA POINT (AP) - Boaters were asked Sunday to be on the lookout for a gray whale tangled in an unknown material heading north along Southern ...

April 02, 2017 | | State


Tesla reports record auto deliveries in 1st quarter

PALO ALTO (AP) - Electric car maker Tesla Inc. says it delivered a record 25,000 vehicles in the first quarter, up 69 percent from the ...

April 02, 2017 | | State


UC Berkeley chancellor making $517K took $5,000 in fitness freebies

BERKELEY (AP) - The outgoing leader of the University of California's Berkeley campus improperly accepted free benefits, mostly related to personal fitness, an investigation found.

March 26, 2017 | | State


Podiatrist who set free throws world record dies at age 94

LONG BEACH (AP) - A California podiatrist who made history when he shot 2,750 consecutive free throws has died. He was 94.

March 26, 2017 | | State


Berkeley killing renews debate over use of gender pronouns

BERKELEY (AP) - Pablo Gomez Jr. was a University of California, Berkeley, senior majoring in Latino studies and a prominent campus activist when authorities say he ...

March 26, 2017 | | State


Wells Fargo: All ATMs will take phone codes, not just cards

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Wells Fargo plans to upgrade all 13,000 of its ATMs next week to allow customers to access their funds using their ...

March 21, 2017 | | State


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