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ENCINO MAN ACCUSED IN WINDOW-SMASHING SPREE: LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Beverly Hills investment adviser was arrested on suspicion of being the mysterious gloved man who used a slingshot to smash dozens of windows in the wealthy area and the San Fernando Valley, police said.

July 18, 2012 | | State


Bullet train faces funding, legal challenges

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown gave his approval Wednesday to spending billions of dollars in government money for a high-speed rail line that still faces major funding, environmental and political challenges before it could connect Los Angeles and San Francisco.

July 18, 2012 | | State


Company to pay nearly $50M for wildfire

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's largest timber company has agreed to pay nearly $50 million and donate 22,500 acres of land to settle a lawsuit over a 2007 wildfire that destroyed about 65,000 acres in Northern California.

July 18, 2012 | | State


Bay Area briefs

OAKLAND PUBLIC SAFETY RADIO SYSTEM NOT WORKING: OAKLAND (AP) - An Oakland city report says a new radio system for police and firefighters has numerous deficiencies and has given officers trouble even communicating with each other.

July 18, 2012 | | State


UC board: If tax initiative doesn’t pass tuition could increase 20%

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The University of California board voted Wednesday to freeze undergraduate tuition this fall and endorse Gov. Jerry Brown's tax initiative, calling it the best option for preventing damaging cuts at the 10-campus system.

July 18, 2012 | | State


Police force tests online chat system

REDWOOD CITY (AP) - In one San Francisco Bay area city, a police officer is now just a click of a button away.

July 18, 2012 | | State


California home prices climb 8% in June

SAN DIEGO (AP) - California home prices rose sharply last month to the highest levels in more than two years, a research firm said Wednesday.

July 18, 2012 | | State


Crews gain ground on Calif. wildfires

FORESTHILL. (AP) - Fire crews aided by cooler temperatures and higher humidity made significant gains Wednesday against California's wildfires.

July 18, 2012 | | State


Slain Marine's wife targeted by sex ring

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A woman charged with murdering a Marine's wife said she strangled the victim to keep her from another Marine who ran a kinky sex ring, according to search warrants unsealed Wednesday.

July 18, 2012 | | State


209 News

STANISLAUS COUNTY GIRL HAS WEST NILE, 3RD CASE IN STATE: MODESTO (AP) - A 6-year-old California girl has the West Nile virus, the third confirmed case in the state this year.

July 18, 2012 | | State


Brown signs Galgiani’s bill allowing death row inmate help find victims

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill to allow a death-row inmate to help authorities search for the remains of his long-dead victims, the governor's office announced Tuesday.

July 17, 2012 | | State


SoCal home prices match 2-year high in June

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Southern California's housing market flexed its muscles last month, as median prices matched a two-year high, sales of foreclosed properties dried up, and more buyers snapped up homes in pricier coastal regions.

July 17, 2012 | | State


Restaurants duck weak state foie gras ban

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A California ban on the sale of foie gras did not stop Karlene Bley from ordering the duck liver delicacy as she lunched Tuesday at the posh Presidio Social Club.

July 17, 2012 | | State


Bay Area briefs

SF MAYOR CLARIFIES STOP-AND-FRISK POLICY COMMENTS: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is clarifying his comments about a controversial stop-and-frisk policy used to reduce violent crime in other major cities, including New York and Philadelphia.

July 17, 2012 | | State


State news briefs

Man built makeshift home in wildlife sanctuary

July 17, 2012 | | State


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Tribal shooting suspect known as bully

CEDARVILLE (AP) - Practically everyone in this tiny town in the high desert of northeastern California's Surprise Valley knew Cherie Lash Rhoades.

February 23, 2014 | | State


Girl Scout’s effort to sell cookies goes to ‘pot’

PHOENIX (AP) - Customers of some medical marijuana dispensaries are discovering this week that they don't have to go far if they have a case of the munchies.

February 23, 2014 | | State


Much-needed rain, snow coming

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Meteorologists forecast a pair of storms could dump several inches of rain on parched cities and croplands throughout California in the coming week, bringing welcome news to a state that has just endured its driest year in recorded history.

February 23, 2014 | | State


Uncle Sam gives high-speed rail funding extension

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Federal transportation officials have extended the deadline that the California High-Speed Rail Authority has to start spending more state money on the project.

February 23, 2014 | | State


Risky deals costing UC millions

SANTA ANA (AP) - The financially strapped University of California system is losing about $6 million each year due to risky bets on interest rates under deals pushed by Wall Street banks.

February 23, 2014 | | State


Water, ethics bills on tap

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Drought and water issues will play a prominent role in this year's legislative session as most of California is dealing with the consequences of one of the driest periods on record.

February 23, 2014 | | State


Police: Meatballs left for dogs may be poisonous

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco police say they have found dozens of meatballs suspected to be poisonous in a Twin Peaks neighborhood where a similar incident happened last year.

February 23, 2014 | | State


Thief steals from Girls Scout outside shop

ESCONDIDO (AP) - Police are searching for a man who stole from a group of Girls Scouts in San Diego County who were collecting money toward a program that sends cookies to U.S. troops.

February 23, 2014 | | State


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