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Hefty soda tax would reduce UK obesity

LONDON (AP) - Slapping a 20 percent tax on soda in Britain could cut the number of obese adults by about 180,000, according to a new study.

October 31, 2013 | | State


Google Glass while driving? That’s the ticket

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An early adopter of Google's Internet-connected eyeglasses plans to fight a citation for wearing the device while driving in San Diego, saying the technology makes navigation easier than smartphones and GPS devices.

October 31, 2013 | | State


News Bites

MOTHER OF SLAIN TEEN FILES CLAIM: SANTA ROSA (AP) - The mother of a Northern California 13-year-old who was shot and killed by a sheriff's deputy last week has filed a claim against Sonoma County and the sheriff's office.

October 31, 2013 | | State


Woman charged for alleged illegal injections

McALLEN, Texas (AP) - A woman traveled South Texas injecting people with what appears to be some kind of liquid rubber under the guise that it was collagen or Botox, local and federal authorities said Thursday.

October 31, 2013 | | State


Rail system in cross-border drug tunnel

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A tunnel designed to smuggle drugs from Tijuana, Mexico, to San Diego is equipped with lighting, ventilation and an electric rail system, U.S. authorities said Thursday, making it one of the most sophisticated secret passages discovered along the U.S.-Mexico border.

October 31, 2013 | | State


Fugitive rapist caught after publicized search

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A publicized search for a paroled rapist who authorities say cut off his ankle monitor and harassed the family of his 80-year-old victim ended after he was spotted on a Palm Springs street.

October 31, 2013 | | State


News from around california

YOSEMITE PLAN TO RESTORE SEQUOIA GROVE MOVES AHEAD: YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - An ambitious plan to restore and improve the health of the largest grove of giant sequoias in Yosemite National Park is moving forward with the release Thursday of an environmental impact statement for the project.

October 31, 2013 | | State


Irwindale’s bid to close Sriracha plant denied

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge refused Thursday to order an immediate halt to production of the internationally popular hot sauce Sriracha at a Southern California factory that local residents say is stinking up their neighborhoods with pepper and garlic fumes.

October 31, 2013 | | State


Ohio town creates early Christmas for ailing boy

PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) - A northern Ohio community is decking the halls to provide an early Christmas for an ailing boy with cancer who said he wanted to be home for the holiday.

October 30, 2013 | | State


LA aqueduct bomber now works for water agency

LOS ANGELES (AP) - In an ironic twist, a California man who helped blow up an aqueduct that sent water from Owens Valley to Los Angeles nearly 40 years ago now works for the metropolis' water district, ensuring the waterway is safe.

October 30, 2013 | | State


Rapist missing, making threats after shedding tracking device

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A paroled rapist in Southern California has gone missing after cutting off his ankle monitor, and authorities said Wednesday he has been harassing the family of his 80-year-old victim with dozens of threatening and obscene phone calls.

October 30, 2013 | | State


$5M pledged to aid students living in US illegally

$5M pledged to aid students living in US illegally

October 30, 2013 | | State


Deputy shot boy before partner left car

SANTA ROSA (AP) - A 13-year-old boy was fatally wounded by a California sheriff's deputy before a second officer was able to get out of a patrol vehicle and take cover, investigators said, bolstering accounts of just how quickly the shooting occurred.

October 30, 2013 | | State


Polling shows tunnel plan lacks support

STOCKTON – Restore the Delta, opponents of Gov. Brown's Peripheral Tunnels that they contend would drain the Delta and doom salmon and other Pacific fisheries, Wednesday called on the governor to abandon his proposed tunnel.

October 30, 2013 | | State


Forum on Delta plan on Monday

STOCKTON - The Delta Coalition will hold a community forum, Monday, Nov. 4, from 10 a.m. to noon at the University of the Pacific Alumni House, 1022 Dave Brubeck Way, Stockton.

October 30, 2013 | | State


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Cheeky notices condemning hate appear on SF commuter trains

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Official looking yet unauthorized notices warning against racist, sexist and homophobic behavior have been found on San Francisco Bay Area commuter trains.

December 03, 2016 | | State


California ponders legal pot, paying taxes

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California's legal marijuana industry is expected to involve everything from backyard growers to sprawling fields in the farm belt, storefront sellers ...

November 30, 2016 | | State


Sheriff: California woman found with message burned on skin

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A California woman abducted while jogging was branded by two female captors who kept their faces covered during the three weeks they ...

November 30, 2016 | | State


California fugitive and sister arrested, 1 still at large

SAN JOSE (AP) - One of two inmates who sawed their way out of a Northern California county jail and vanished last week was recaptured late ...

November 30, 2016 | | State


More mosques receive hate-filled letters

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Several more mosques nationwide have reported receiving a hate-filled letter from California that warns Muslims to leave the country or face genocide.

November 30, 2016 | | State


Asylum not automatic for former gang members

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Immigrants in the United States illegally are not automatically eligible for asylum on the basis that they are former gang members who ...

November 30, 2016 | | State


IRS seeks names of virtual currency users in tax probe

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The IRS obtained a court order Wednesday allowing it to seek the names of people who may have failed to pay taxes ...

November 30, 2016 | | State


Wife of slain California mayor pleads guilty to manslaughter

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The wife of a suburban Los Angeles mayor who was fatally shot in his home two years ago pleaded guilty Wednesday to ...

November 30, 2016 | | State


California Guard soldiers won’t be forced to repay bonuses

WASHINGTON (AP) - Thousands of California National Guard troops will not have to repay enlistment bonuses and benefits they received a decade after they signed up ...

November 30, 2016 | | State


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


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