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World's best big wave surfers compete at Mavericks as faces reach 30 feet

HALF MOON BAY (AP) - Mother Nature saved the best for last, with some of the largest swells of the day arriving during the final heat of Sunday's Mavericks Invitational big wave surfing contest as thousands of spectators invaded a quaint coastal town known more for its annual pumpkin festival than for surf.

January 21, 2013 | | State


Governor attends funeral for fallen Galt police officer

ROSEVILLE (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown joined hundreds of law enforcement officers from around the state Monday in honoring a Sacramento-area police officer who was killed in the line of duty last week.

January 21, 2013 | | State


Californians avoid jail for assisted suicides

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.

January 21, 2013 | | State


AG seeks money for prescription database

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A system that tracks prescription drugs and has assisted in several celebrity death investigations is in jeopardy of ending, prompting California's top law enforcement official to seek new funding.

January 21, 2013 | | State


UP Railroad line through Colfax open again

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.

January 21, 2013 | | State


Older Mars rover notches another milestone

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Opportunity, NASA's other Mars rover, has tooled around the red planet for so long it's easy to forget it's still alive.

January 21, 2013 | | State


Bay Area briefs

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.

January 21, 2013 | | State


Kardashian’s LA home target of fake 911 call

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.

January 20, 2013 | | State


Marines studying mindfulness-based training in bid to make troops tougher

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.

January 20, 2013 | | State


Neighbors in SF sheriff domestic violence case sue Ross Mirkarimi over his remarks

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.

January 20, 2013 | | State


Jurors will hear shooter’s recordings

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.

January 20, 2013 | | State


Davis researcher hurt in explosion arrested

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.

January 20, 2013 | | State


20 Nev. lawmakers attend invitation-only NRA event

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.

January 20, 2013 | | State


State news briefs

• 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.

January 20, 2013 | | State


State engineers question rail oversight as bids for first 30-mile section submitted

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.

January 20, 2013 | | State


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Gold Country fire destroys 10 homes

PLYMOUTH (AP) - Firefighters in Northern California on Sunday battled a wildfire that has destroyed 10 homes and forced hundreds of evacuations in the Sierra Nevada foothills, while a fire near Yosemite National Park destroyed one home and grew significantly overnight.

July 27, 2014 | | State


Great Bull Run draws thrill seekers, protesters

PLEASANTON (AP) - Hundreds of thrill-seekers paid for the chance to run with 2,000-pound bulls - despite protests from animal-rights activists.

July 27, 2014 | | State


DA’s son arrested on murder charge

MERCED (AP) - The son of a California district attorney has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the shooting deaths of three teenagers at an Easter party.

July 27, 2014 | | State


SoCal lightning hits 14; 2 critically injured

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Lightning struck 13 people at a popular beach in Los Angeles and another man golfing on Catalina Island, leaving two critically injured as rare summer thunderstorms swept through Southern California on Sunday, authorities said.

July 27, 2014 | | State


Average teacher compensation: $86,000

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California teachers earned an average of about $85,000 per year in salary and benefits last year, while 100 superintendents made more than $250,000 each, according to data provided by hundreds of school districts statewide.

July 25, 2014 | | State


UPS driver charged with stealing dozens of guns

RIVERSIDE (AP) - A Southern California UPS delivery driver was arrested Friday for stealing dozens of shipped guns that were sold on the black market, federal prosecutors said.

July 25, 2014 | | State


State senator facing additional charge

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal grand jury on Friday charged a California state senator with more felonies in addition to the eight counts he already faced in a sweeping organized crime and public corruption case centered in San Francisco's Chinatown.

July 25, 2014 | | State


Suspect sought in good Samaritan’s punch death

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police are looking for a man who fatally punched another man who intervened while he was screaming at a 3-year-old boy.

July 25, 2014 | | State


DO AS WE SAY. . .

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The sprinklers outside the California's state Capitol are off and the lawn is withering, the lemon- and cucumber-infused "water stations" at the state pension building are gone, and prison inmates are taking shorter showers while campers at some popular parks can't take them at all.

July 25, 2014 | | State


California to have 4 (acting) governors in 4 days

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California will have four governors in four days next week as top officials take turns temporarily leaving the state.

July 25, 2014 | | State


Designer: Bay Bridge bolts don’t need replacing

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The chief designer of the new, $6.4 billion eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge says more than 2,000 bolts and rods on the span that have been called into question are safe and can remain in place, a newspaper reported.

July 25, 2014 | | State


TRANSIENT WITH TB SOUGHT

STOCKTON (AP) - Prosecutors in Northern California said Thursday that they have obtained an arrest warrant for a tuberculosis patient who has refused treatment and may be contagious, putting those around him at risk.

July 24, 2014 | | State


Judge argues for return of firing squad executions

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An influential federal appeals court judge said Thursday that the nation's third lethal injection execution to go awry in six months underscores his call to bring back firing squads.

July 24, 2014 | | State


Satellites show major Southwest groundwater loss

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Groundwater losses from the Colorado River basin appear massive enough to challenge long-term water supplies for the seven states including California and parts of Mexico that it serves, according to a new study released Thursday that used NASA satellites.

July 24, 2014 | | State


California removes lane splitting guidelines

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The California Highway Patrol has taken down safety guidelines for a sometimes criticized but legal driving maneuver in which motorcyclists pass stalled traffic by driving between lanes.

July 24, 2014 | | State


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