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Woman arrested over drug-laced postcard at jail

SANTA MARIA (AP) - A Santa Barbara County woman has been arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle a drug-laced postcard to her jailed boyfriend.

December 18, 2013 | | State


Weather to help crews battling Big Sur blaze

BIG SUR (AP) - Firefighters were making progress Wednesday battling an unusual late fall wildfire that has destroyed more than a dozen homes and forced about 100 people to flee the scenic Big Sur region overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

December 18, 2013 | | State


Ex-firefighter arrested for arson in Clover Fire

REDDING (AP) - A former firefighter pleaded not guilty Wednesday to murder and several arson charges in connection with a wildfire that killed one person and destroyed dozens of structures in rural Northern California.

December 18, 2013 | | State


Less time for life-term inmates?

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California has agreed to change its policy for considering when murderers and others serving life sentences should be eligible for parole, though corrections experts differed Tuesday on whether the change could lead to shorter prison terms for thousands of inmates.

December 17, 2013 | | State


Less time for life-term inmates?

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California has agreed to change its policy for considering when murderers and others serving life sentences should be eligible for parole, though corrections experts differed Tuesday on whether the change could lead to shorter prison terms for thousands of inmates.

December 17, 2013 | | State


News from around california

BIG SUR FIRE IS 20 PERCENT CONTAINED: BIG SUR (AP) - A wildfire that has burned more than a dozen homes in the Big Sur area of central California is now 20 percent contained.

December 17, 2013 | | State


EPA: Chevron violated law at Richmond refinery

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Chevron Corp. failed to maintain equipment at a California refinery and has not responded adequately to multiple airborne chemical releases, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday.

December 17, 2013 | | State


LAPD officers now have body cameras

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Downtown Angelenos may be the first to encounter a Los Angeles police officer equipped with a new on-body camera.

December 17, 2013 | | State


Google's top searches peer into society's current mindset

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Death, devices and celebrity drove the quest for more information on Google's search engine this year.

December 17, 2013 | | State


Squaw Valley ski resort scales back expansion plan

SQUAW VALLEY (AP) - Squaw Valley ski resort is scaling back its expansion plans to try to meet concerns of critics in the Sierra just north of Lake Tahoe, but conservationists say the verdict is still out on whether the changes will go far enough to protect the wetlands, scenery and charm of the rustic mountain resort that hosted the 1960 Winter Olympics.

December 17, 2013 | | State


Doomsday minister Harold Camping dead at 92

OAKLAND (AP) - Harold Camping, the California preacher who used his evangelical radio ministry and thousands of billboards to broadcast the end of the world and then gave up public prophecy when his date-specific doomsdays did not come to pass, has died at age 92.

December 17, 2013 | | State


$1.1B California paint ruling may prompt more lawsuits

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Paint makers could face a surge of lawsuits after a California state court judge ordered three companies to pay $1.1 billion to help government agencies get rid of lead from an estimated 5 million homes in the state.

December 17, 2013 | | State


Big Sur fire destroys 15 homes, forces 100 to flee

BIG SUR (AP) - A wildfire burning Monday in the Big Sur area of California destroyed at least 15 homes and forced about 100 people to evacuate as it chewed through dry vegetation on its way toward the ocean. No injuries were reported.

December 16, 2013 | | State


Billionaire to push lawmakers for oil tax

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer said Monday that he will launch a campaign next year urging California lawmakers to approve taxes on companies that extract oil in the state.

December 16, 2013 | | State


News from around the Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO OFFERS FREE WI-FI ALONG MARKET ST. : SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco is offering free Internet access along one of its main thoroughfares.

December 16, 2013 | | 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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