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Sex offender says he was to wed slain investigator

DUBLIN (AP) - A career criminal and sex offender who was the last person to see a slain federal criminal investigator claims in a jailhouse interview with a reporter that the two planned to wed. The slain woman's family, however, says 56-year-old Randy Alana is lying.

August 19, 2013 | | State


Silicon Valley: Land of Lego robot kits

SAN JOSE (AP) - Few are more excited about Lego's new Mindstorms sets rolling out next month than Silicon Valley engineers.

August 19, 2013 | | State


Son arrested in connection with death of parents

MODESTO (AP) - Modesto police say they have arrested on suspicion of murder the son of a couple whose bodies were found in their burning home.

August 19, 2013 | | State


SJ County named in lawsuit filed over death of woman

STOCKTON (AP) - The son and daughter of a woman allegedly raped and murdered by her grandson are suing the state and San Joaquin County for releasing him from the county jail after he violated parole.

August 19, 2013 | | State


Building demolition fuels quake study

HAYWARD AP) - It took just seconds for a 13-story building overlooking San Francisco Bay to implode, spewing smoke and chunks of concrete as it crumbled into a heap of rubble. But U.S. Geological Survey scientist Rufus Catchings was marveling less at the visual spectacle than what he could feel with his feet.

August 19, 2013 | | State


Principal bans streaking at Palo Alto High

PALO ALTO (AP) - The principal of a Northern California high school is putting an end to the tradition of students streaking across campus.

August 19, 2013 | | State


Ex-congressman gets OK for wife’s home burial

UKIAH (AP) - A former California congressman who buried his wife on the couple's rural property now has after-the-fact permission in a decision his attorney said sets a precedent for home burial.

August 19, 2013 | | State


Feds delay threat to withhold transit funds

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The federal government on Friday delayed its threat to withhold billions of dollars in California transportation grants in a dispute over public pension reforms while negotiations continue with Gov. Jerry Brown's administration.

August 16, 2013 | | State


California jobless rate increases to 8.7 percent

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's unemployment rate increased slightly to 8.7 percent in July, the first such bump since the spring of 2011, state officials announced Friday.

August 16, 2013 | | State


GOP lawmaker seeks audit of mental health spending

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A Republican lawmaker said Friday that he will introduce legislation seeking annual audits to show how California counties are spending billions of dollars in voter-approved money for mental health programs, after a state audit found there has been little oversight to ensure the money is going to those who need it most.

August 16, 2013 | | State


State news briefs

14 NEW HOTELS PLANNED NEAR DISNEYLAND: ANAHEIM (AP) - Disneyland's neighborhood may be in for a hotel boom.

August 16, 2013 | | State


Seattle investor funds drive to defeat Kings arena

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Seattle billionaire Chris Hansen is behind a secretive effort to block Sacramento's efforts to build a new downtown arena for the city's professional basketball team, California's campaign watchdog disclosed Friday after an investigation.

August 16, 2013 | | State


SJ Valley officials issue air alert

FRESNO (AP) - San Joaquin Valley air pollution officials are warning residents to cut driving and car idling as they scramble to avoid violating the federal government's ozone standard next week.

August 16, 2013 | | State


Lawmaker pulls son from class over transgender law

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A Republican state lawmaker says a new California law allowing transgender students to choose which restroom and locker room they use is part of the reason at least one of his sons will not return to his local public school this fall.

August 16, 2013 | | State


Medi-Cal cut of 10% begins next month

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Long-delayed cuts to Medi-Cal reimbursements are slated to go forward, slashing doctor and medical worker payments by 10 percent, and promising to save the state $387 million, according to state advocates.

August 16, 2013 | | State


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Orca attacks on gray whales up in Monterey bay

MONTEREY (AP) - Killer whales are on an unprecedented killing spree in California's Monterey Bay, attacking and feeding on gray whale calves, a marine biologist ...

April 30, 2017 | | State


Shark attacks woman wading at SoCal beach

CAMP PENDLETON (AP) - A shark attacked a woman wading in the ocean with friends, tearing away part of her upper thigh off a popular Southern ...

April 30, 2017 | | State


Jihadist with California ties loses United States citizenship

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal judge revoked the U.S. citizenship of a man who prosecutors say ran a communications hub for an Egyptian terrorist ...

April 24, 2017 | | State


Democrats could tighten grip on California politics

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Republicans have a lock on power in Congress and the White House. But far across the country in California, the party of ...

April 24, 2017 | | State


San Francisco sports figures honored with street names

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Joe Montana passed to Dwight Clark for another memorable play on Sunday.

April 23, 2017 | | State


California move toward resuming executions

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California has long been what one expert calls a "symbolic death penalty state," one of 12 that has capital punishment on the books ...

April 23, 2017 | | State


Thousands of Californians join March for Science

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Thousands of people in cities across California took to the streets Saturday as part of the nationwide March for Science, decrying President ...

April 23, 2017 | | State


California high-speed rail chairman steps down from job

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The chief executive officer of California's $64 billion high-speed rail program said Friday he's stepping down after five years seeing ...

April 21, 2017 | | State


Electricity fully restored after San Francisco outage

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A San Francisco power outage that stranded people in elevators and left tens of thousands of others in the dark Friday was ...

April 21, 2017 | | State


Battle for Berkeley: Will Coulter spark clash?

BERKELEY (AP) - The word "CANCELED" is printed across a poster of Ann Coulter's face at the University of California, Berkeley. But that appears to ...

April 21, 2017 | | State


Whittier College to close law school

COSTA MESA (AP) - Whittier College in Southern California is shutting down its law school.

April 21, 2017 | | State


Brown’s state agriculture board pick hit by backlash

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Isadore Hall was a veteran Democratic legislator from Compton until he gave up his seat to run for Congress and lost. But Gov ...

April 21, 2017 | | State


LA budget plan has $176M to combat homelessness

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti proposed a $9.2 billion budget on Thursday, which includes $176 million specifically aimed at combatting the ...

April 20, 2017 | | State


UC Berkeley flip-flops on Ann Coulter

BERKELEY (AP) - University of California, Berkeley officials said Thursday they have a "grave concern" of violence on campus if Ann Coulter follows through on her ...

April 20, 2017 | | State


University of California alleges $12M health fraud scheme

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The University of California is asking a judge to halt what it claims is a health care fraud scheme that targeted students ...

April 20, 2017 | | State


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