LOS ANGELES (AP) - Californians who helped kill their friends or spouses have avoided jail time as prosecutors struggle with the troubling issue of assisted suicide. An Orange County social worker received probation last week for providing yogurt laced with the drug Oxycontin to an 86-year-old man who wanted to end his life. And a judge in San Luis Obispo County sentenced ...
COLFAX (AP) - A Union Pacific Railroad spokesman says trains are running as scheduled again through a section of Northern California where a freight train derailed on Sunday.
CASTRO VALLEY SUPPORTS NOW-SIGNLESS BURGER JOINT : CASTRO VALLEY (AP) - Residents of a San Francisco Bay area suburb are speaking up to support a 1950's-style sign that county planners ordered removed from a new hamburger restaurant.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles County sheriff's officials are looking for the person who called 911 and falsely reported an emergency at a former Malibu residence of the Kardashians.
CAMP PENDLETON (AP) - The U.S. Marine Corps, known for turning out some of the military's toughest warriors, is studying how to make its troops even tougher through meditative practices, yoga-type stretching and exercises based on mindfulness.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The neighbors who played a key role in the domestic violence case involving San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi are suing the sheriff and his wife, Eliana Lopez, claiming defamation.
SANTA ANA (AP) - Prosecutors say they won't call a jailhouse informant to the stand in the trial of a man charged with murdering eight people in a 2011 Seal Beach beauty salon shooting.
DAVIS (AP) - A University of California, Davis, researcher who was injured in an explosion at his campus apartment early Thursday has been arrested, police said.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Nearly one-third of Nevada's 63 lawmakers attended an invitation-only event the National Rifle Association hosted Saturday at a Las Vegas shooting range, organizers said.
• SF POLICE REPORT CITY'S SECOND HOMICIDE OF YEAR: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Police are looking for a gunman who shot and killed a 26-year-old man as he drove near Fillmore and Geary streets in San Francisco Saturday evening.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - As California prepares to embark on its largest public works project in decades, a union that represents state engineers is questioning whether all the construction work will be thoroughly scrutinized.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A famous judge sits in a cold, shuttered courtroom pushing papers while the California Supreme Court chief justice fumes over the state of court funding.
• SERVICES SET FOR GALT OFFICER KILLED BY SUSPECT: GALT (AP) - Authorities say the public is invited to attend funeral services for a Galt police officer who was shot and killed in the line of duty earlier this week.
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) - A California man who strangled his neighbor last fall said the woman had refused to return his cellphone. Edmund Nungaray also apologized for the killing on Wednesday as he was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison. Crowley pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in June for killing 46-year-old Deirdre Crowley. At his sentencing, the 61-year-old Nungaray said he was in frail health from a heart condition when he ...
OAKLAND (AP) - The tentative contract that ended the San Francisco Bay Area's transit strike includes a 15 percent raise over four years but also increased worker contributions toward their health insurance and pensions, a person with direct knowledge of the agreement said Wednesday.
MAN CHARGED WITH FLINGING HAMMER AT BART WORKERS: REDWOOD CITY (AP) - A 39-year-old San Francisco is facing felony assault charges after he allegedly threw a hammer and waved a metal pick at striking Bay Area Rapid transit workers.
LODI (AP) - Investigators are looking into reports that the driver of an SUV involved in a horrific accident that killed five people was speeding and on his cellphone moments earlier, authorities said. All of the dead - a pregnant woman, a man and three children - were in the same extended-cab pickup that was struck in a busy intersection during rush hour Tuesday afternoon. The SUV driver was among six people hospitalized in the ...
'LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 14-foot oarfish that washed ashore in Southern California last week was ready to become a mommy.
OAKLAND (AP) - Trains in the San Francisco Bay Area were running again Tuesday after a tentative deal capped six months of contentious labor negotiations and two strikes that disrupted hundreds of thousands of daily commutes.
BIG SUR (AP) - A solar-powered "condor cam" in the hills of Big Sur, on the Central California coast, allows the public to view North America's largest birds from the comfort of home. The San Jose Mercury News the live-streaming camera went online Monday. It already has captured video of the birds feeding and preening in the wild. There are only about 430 of the massive, vulture-like birds alive in the world today. Kelly Sorenson, ...
UKIAH (AP) - Police are searching for a Mendocino County man who disappeared after dropping the body of his 5-month-old son at a hospital. Authorities spent three days scouring the hills west of Hopland for 36-year-old Casimir George Janusz. The search of that area ended Monday. Janusz' vehicle was found abandoned at his family's Hopland ranch property soon after he took his son to Ukiah Valley Medical Center last Wednesday. Investigators say Janusz left the ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles City Hall staffers kept mum about concerns that the cost estimate for reviving downtown's streetcar system was not detailed and the price tag could balloon, according to a newspaper investigation. The Los Angeles Times cites records that show aides to Councilman Jose Huizar were reluctant to incorporate higher estimates into public discussions, partly because of concerns they could slow the streetcar system's progress. Officials recently announced that cost estimates ...
SAN DIEGO (AP) - California home foreclosure fell in the third quarter as rising prices left fewer homeowners in trouble, a research firm said Tuesday. There were 20,314 default notices filed from July through September, down 58.6 percent from 49,026 the same period last year, DataQuick said. It was the lowest level since 18,568 notices were filed in the first quarter of this year and the second- lowest since 18,856 filed during the first quarter ...
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SACRAMENTO (AP) - Federal judges on Monday gave California an additional month to reduce its prison population, as negotiations continue over a longer-term delay.
FRESNO. (AP) - Backhoes began digging up a parking lot in downtown Fresno on Monday in search of underground tunnels and artifacts from an 1880s-era Chinatown neighborhood that lies in the path of California's planned high-speed rail network.
TECH COMPANIES LEAD BAY AREA BUYING BINGE: SAN JOSE (AP) - Internet giants are buying up businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area and across the country by the hundreds.