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HOTEL EXPLOSION INJURES 3 NEAR SEAWORLD SAN DIEGO: SAN DIEGO (AP) - A powerful explosion on Wednesday ripped through a hotel near SeaWorld San Diego from a room where authorities say a couple was believed to be extracting oil from hashish, sending guests fleeing for safety.

January 30, 2013 | | State


San Francisco home searched in 1984 disappearance of 10-year-old boy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - It has been nearly 30 years since 10-year-old Kevin Collins disappeared while waiting for a bus after basketball practice. His mother, now 72, said she felt numb as she watched police search a San Francisco home in connection to the decades-old cold case.

January 30, 2013 | | State


Lawmaker: Train school staff in gun use

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A group of seven California Republican state legislators wants to allow school districts to use state funds to train staff to use guns to ward off campus attackers.

January 30, 2013 | | State


Bay Area briefs

CHP WANTS PAYMENT FOR PATROLLING OAKLAND STREETS: OAKLAND (AP) - The California Highway Patrol's three-month deal to help Oakland's undermanned police force by patrolling the city's dangerous streets expires this week.

January 30, 2013 | | State


Sheriff's car hits, injures boy, 8

ADELANTO (AP) - The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department said one of its patrol cars hit an 8-year-old boy as it moved slowly in front of an elementary school. The boy was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

January 30, 2013 | | State


Workers have 2nd jobs in same agency

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Many full-time state workers are moonlighting with second jobs in the same department, California jobs records show.

January 30, 2013 | | State


Students: End UC health insurance cap

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Students have called on the University of California to end caps on health care coverage that could leave them to foot the bill for their medical treatment.

January 30, 2013 | | State


Chevron fined nearly $1M for refinery fire

RICHMOND AP) - Chevron was fined nearly $1 million by the state on Wednesday in connection with a fire at the company's San Francisco Bay area refinery last year that sent a cloud of gas and black smoke over residential areas.

January 30, 2013 | | State


Patty Andrews of Andrews Sisters dead at age 94

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Patty Andrews, the last surviving member of the singing Andrews Sisters trio whose hits such as the rollicking "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B" and the poignant "I Can Dream, Can't I?" captured the home-front spirit of World War II, died Wednesday. She was 94.

January 30, 2013 | | State


Man sues Boy Scouts, alleging sex abuse

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A California man sued a regional Boy Scouts council on Wednesday, alleging he was sexually abused by his scout leader more than 30 years ago.

January 30, 2013 | | State


Calif. gets more time to reduce prison crowding

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Federal judges on Tuesday gave California six more months to reduce inmate crowding to court-ordered levels, even as Gov. Jerry Brown argues that the courts should end their oversight of the state's prison system.

January 29, 2013 | | State


Suspect in urologist killing had prostate trouble after surgery

NEWPORT BEACH (AP) - A retired barber accused of shooting a California urologist to death in his exam room suffered from prostate problems and was angry about his incontinence after a recent surgery, neighbors said Tuesday.

January 29, 2013 | | State


State news briefs

STOCKTON WOMAN SENTENCED FOR SHOPLIFTING, RESELLING CLOTHES: FRESNO (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a Stockton woman has been sentenced to prison for shoplifting more than $1 million worth of designer clothes and selling the clothes online.

January 29, 2013 | | State


Lawmakers consider range of gun controls

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers promised Tuesday to move cautiously as they consider tighter restrictions on handguns, assault rifles and ammunition purchases, proposals that would add to state regulations already among the toughest in the nation.

January 29, 2013 | | State


San Francisco nudity ban upheld

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal judge cleared the way Tuesday for the city of San Francisco to ban most displays of public nudity, ruling that an ordinance set to take effect on Feb. 1 does not violate the free speech rights of residents and visitors who like going out in the buff.

January 29, 2013 | | State


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Drug deaths put focus on youth music events

POMONA (AP) - Two women died from suspected drug overdoses at a popular weekend music festival at the Los Angeles County fairgrounds, prompting calls for an ...

August 03, 2015 | | State


Minimum wage initiative cleared for signatures

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A union-backed effort to raise California's minimum wage has been approved to start collecting signatures for a statewide ballot initiative.

August 03, 2015 | | State


Authorities search rugged area in ongoing manhunt

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities on Monday searched a rugged, five-square-mile area east of Bakersfield, California, as part of a six-day manhunt involving a killing, kidnapping ...

August 03, 2015 | | State


Tip Manteca firemen, help struggling kids with school

Manteca Firefighters Local #1874 IAFF is again hosting their annual Tip a Fireman event on Wednesday, Aug. 26, from 5 until 9 p.m. in ...

August 03, 2015 | | State


Judge extends hold on videos made by anti- abortion group

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal judge in San Francisco extended a restraining order on Monday that blocks an anti-abortion group from releasing any recordings that ...

August 03, 2015 | | State


Americans favor farmers & food

LOS ANGELES (AP) - When water gets scarce and the government slaps restrictions on its use, who should be first in line at the spigot? Farmers ...

August 03, 2015 | | State


San Diego residents mull suicide barrier on iconic bridge

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A group of San Diego residents is studying the feasibility of adding a barrier to the city's iconic Coronado Bridge to ...

August 03, 2015 | | State


Man goes back to sleep after train runs over him

RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) - Police say an eastern Indiana man tried to return to sleep on top of railroad tracks after a conductor woke him to ...

August 03, 2015 | | State


President Obama to order steeper cuts in emissions for power plants

NEW YORK (AP) - President Barack Obama will impose even steeper cuts on greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants than previously expected, senior administration ...

August 03, 2015 | | State


Negligence in bee sting therapy

ALHAMBRA (AP) - An acupuncturist in Southern California could have his medical license suspended by state regulators who claim he used bee stings to treat patients ...

August 03, 2015 | | State


Golden eagle dies 3 months after being released into wild

WALNUT CREEK (AP) - A young golden eagle rescued by firefighters and released from a wildlife hospital three months ago has died after being struck by ...

August 03, 2015 | | State


Suicide spike boosts oversight of California women’s prison

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A spike in suicides and attempted suicides has prompted corrections officials to step up oversight at a California women's prison as ...

August 03, 2015 | | State


Firefighter dies in wind-fueled NorCal wildfire

REDDING (AP) - A firefighter evaluating a Northern California wildfire was killed by the erratic, wind-stoked blaze while he was surveying an area to decide the ...

August 03, 2015 | | State


Judge to decide if ex-lawmaker’s trial proceeds

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California Sen. Ron Calderon strolled into the Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas two years ago primed for another weekend of fun. In ...

August 03, 2015 | | State


Fire raging north of SF threatens homes

LOWER LAKE (AP) - Wildfires blazing in several Western states Sunday chewed up forests and threatened homes but were most numerous in Northern California where dozens ...

August 03, 2015 | | State


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