MOUNTAIN GATE (AP) - A man who apparently became upset when he thought someone was stealing his medication went on a gruesome rampage with an ax, killing two people, authorities said Wednesday. Thomas McDonald, 35, was being held without bail for investigation of murder, assault and a parole violation after the Tuesday attacks in the town of Mountain Gate in Shasta County. ...
PG&E SAYS NEW GAS SAFETY PLAN WILL COST $5B: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pacific Gas & Electric Co. says its customers should pay the lion's share of a $5 billion plan to boost safety on its gas lines following the deadly San Bruno explosion.
Wild parrots of SF spread to the 'burbs BRISBANE (AP) - The famous wild parrots of San Francisco's Telegraph Hill have spread their wings to the suburbs. About a hundred of the green birds have been spotted on the slopes of San Bruno Mountain in Brisbane, a city about 10 miles south of San Francisco. The birds probably migrated ...
3 men face court date after violence at Capitol
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A cold storm moving across Southern California on Monday froze traffic, slowing or stranding thousands of motorists on Interstate 5 north of Los Angeles, dumping snow and hail on mountains, and bringing high, hazardous surf to beaches. Interstate 5 was shut down in both directions shortly after 2 p.m. due to snow in Tejon Pass, which rises more ...
CALIFORNIA SEEKS SUSPENSION OF FORECLOSURES: WASHINGTON (AP) - California officials have asked the federal government to suspend foreclosures in the state and consider reducing mortgages for those at-risk homeowners who have loans backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
RENO, Nev. (AP) - Filming for a major motion picture is scheduled to begin soon in northern Nevada, something the local producer says will become more common in the years ahead as some new tax incentives for the industry kick in.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Evacuation orders remained in place Sunday as crews built containment lines around a wind-driven wildfire that scorched 1,500 acres of dry brush and damaged four buildings at a Southern California military base.
SAN RAFAEL (AP) - The trial of a Northern California teenager charged with the brazen theft of celebrity chef Guy Fieri's Lamborghini sports car from a San Francisco dealership has started in a Marin County courtroom.
SAN JOSE (AP) - The Silicon Valley has had a men's fashion problem dating back to its founders.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - At least for an afternoon, the chess players were back at the usual spot they've occupied for years along downtown San Francisco's busy Market Street.