SAN FRANCISCO NUDISTS SUE TO BLOCK PROPOSED BAN: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A group of San Francisco residents is suing the city to block a proposed ban on public nudity.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday called on the University of California to contain costs, embrace online learning and rethink how it does business, even though voters approved new taxes to help fund education.
REDWOOD CITY (AP) - Drivers in the San Francisco Bay Area have become the first motorists in the nation to fill up their gas tanks with an algae-based biofuel. The fuel, known as Biodiesel B20, went on sale Tuesday at gas stations in Berkeley, Oakland, Redwood City and San Jose as part of a month-long pilot program, according to the San Francisco ...
SACRAMENTO (AP) - When it comes to new taxes, voters tend to say government should ask for money from somebody else, like the rich. But that doesn't always hold true, especially on the local level.
FRESNO (AP) - The Fresno County coroner's office says the ex-convict who shot co-workers execution-style at a chicken processing plant and then killed himself had traces of marijuana in his system.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown appointed a retired Marine Corps general on Tuesday to oversee California parks in the wake of a scandal that uncovered $54 million kept hidden from the Legislature. <p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 18pt; margin: 0in 0in 10pt; background: white; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A bullet train linking Northern and Southern California will be an audacious engineering feat because the line must cross two mountain ranges and a half-dozen earthquake faults, experts said. Planners foresee the 141-mile segment from Bakersfield to Los Angeles running through vast tunnels, delving through the Tehachapi and San Gabriel mountains, plunging 500 feet underground in some ...
SACRAMENTO (AP) - The California Department of Motor Vehicles is trying a humorous approach to answer common questions online. It introduced the "DMV AnswerMan" on Tuesday, releasing the first in what will be a series of nine Internet videos on its website, http://bit.ly/SZKEs5 . The two-minute video addresses how to get a California driver's license. It features ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco Bay area consumers may pay a bit more this year for locally caught Dungeness crab as fishermen say they are expecting a modest, medium-sized catch. The commercial season is set to open on Thursday from Half Moon Bay to Bodega Bay, and already boats piled high with crab pots are getting ...
CALIFORNIA HISTORY MUSEUM HIT BY THIEVES: OAKLAND (AP) - An Oakland museum dedicated to California history has been hit by thieves, but officials aren't saying exactly what was taken or how much it was worth.
TEMECULA (AP) - A Riverside County father and his teen daughter have each been placed on four years' probation after pleading guilty to charges stemming from a vigilante attack on a man the girl had accused of rape.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - The state parks department has a new warehouse for its collection of historical artifacts, and the building will soon be open to the public.
CHICAGO (AP) - Call it Disneyland Chicago.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Authorities have seized more than 3,000 pounds of cocaine in a three-year crackdown on a nationwide drug trafficking operation centered near the California-Mexico border.
STOCKTON (AP) - Southbound Interstate 5 in Stockton reopened hours after an officer-involved shooting shut it down during the busy morning commute.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - The board that oversees California's embattled high-speed rail project is responding to recent legal and administrative setbacks and says it will file a new motion seeking blanket authority to sell $8.6 billion in state bonds.
EUREKA (AP) - A Northern California man is headed to trial on charges that he killed one person and wounded another with a crossbow.
OAKLAND (AP) - Police officers with the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit agency have made significant progress in meeting reforms instituted after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man by a white transit officer, an independent auditor said Thursday.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Six decades before he went to North Korea as a curious tourist, Merrill Newman supervised a group of South Korean guerrillas during the Korean War who were perhaps the most hated and feared fighters in the North, former members of the group say.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A California woman pleaded not guilty Tuesday to what is believed to be the first traffic citation alleging a motorist was using Google's computer-in-an-eyeglass.