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Sen. Yee’s campaign spending questioned

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A state senator indicted on federal charges used campaign money to pay for flights to the Philippines and events at a San Francisco restaurant, activities that have possible links to gun-running and bribery allegations, a newspaper reported Friday.

April 04, 2014 | | State


2 tunnels found under California-Mexico border

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Two drug-smuggling tunnels with rail systems stretching hundreds of yards across the U.S.-Mexico border were discovered by law enforcement officials, and a 73-year-old woman was charged with helping run one operation, federal authorities said Friday.

April 04, 2014 | | State


Silicon Valley conditions free speech

SAN JOSE (AP) - The resignation of Mozilla's CEO amid outrage that he supported an anti-gay marriage campaign is prompting concerns about how Silicon Valley's strongly liberal culture might quash the very openness that is at the region's foundation.

April 04, 2014 | | State


Attorney general candidate wants death penalty for corrupt lawmakers

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A Republican candidate for California attorney general said Friday that state lawmakers who are found guilty of crimes that endanger the lives of others should face the death penalty.

April 04, 2014 | | State


Family files suit after veteran killed by Lodi police

LODI (AP) - The family of a Gulf War veteran who was fatally shot by police filed a federal civil rights lawsuit claiming the officers used excessive force.

April 04, 2014 | | State


Officer accused of illegally obtaining pain pills

CONCORD (AP) - A Concord police officer has been placed on paid leave after being accused of taking pain medication from senior citizens.

April 04, 2014 | | State


San Jose mayor planning pension initiative in 2016

SACRAMENTO (AP) - San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed said Thursday that he is pressing ahead with a proposed ballot initiative that would give local governments more leeway to cut public employees' future pension benefits, saying he will target the 2016 ballot after losing a court challenge this year.

April 04, 2014 | | State


West Coast lawmakers seek funding for quake alert

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Two dozen U.S. lawmakers from California, Washington and Oregon are calling for funding of an earthquake warning system designed to give residents a few seconds of notice of imminent shaking after a quake occurs.

April 04, 2014 | | State


3.7-magnitude quake in Napa Valley

YOUNTVILLE (AP) - Geologists are reporting a 3.7-magnitude earthquake in Northern California.

April 04, 2014 | | State


CEO out for expressing views on gay rights

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Mozilla co-founder Brendan Eich is stepping down as CEO and leaving the company following protests over his support of a gay marriage ban in California.

April 03, 2014 | | State


1.2 million enroll in California health plans

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's health exchange announced Thursday that enrollment in private insurance plans had exceeded 1.2 million by an initial deadline earlier this week, although officials acknowledged they have more work ahead to reduce the number of people who remain uninsured.

April 03, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS THE BAY AREA

• CHP PLANE HELPS IN ARREST OF OAKLAND MOTORCYCLIST: OAKLAND (AP) - A motorcyclist doing wheelies and other stunts at high speeds on a Bay Area freeway was arrested after a California Highway Patrol airplane caught him on video.

April 03, 2014 | | State


FireChat ignites new way to communicate

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A new mobile messaging application called FireChat is empowering nearby smartphone users to stay in touch even when there's no cellular service or Internet connection.

April 03, 2014 | | State


FBI: Consultant played key role in weapons case involving senator

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Campaign consultant Keith Jackson operated largely outside the spotlight for years as a political power broker in San Francisco.

April 03, 2014 | | State


Assembly Demos denounce outsourcing

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A Democratic resolution denouncing the outsourcing of government functions to private contractors passed the Assembly on Thursday after prompting a spirited partisan debate about the role of government.

April 03, 2014 | | State


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Some say San Francisco’s open-air urinal must go

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An attorney representing a group of civic organizations has sent a legal claim letter to the city of San Francisco threatening to ...

February 05, 2016 | | State


California man convicted of robbing Craigslist customers

OAKLAND (AP) - A Northern California man has been convicted of participating in an elaborate jewelry robbery ring that used online ad service Craigslist to lure ...

February 05, 2016 | | State


Drought’s hardest-hit sectors may need years of support

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Dying native fish, rural communities with dry wells and some other sectors hardest-hit by California's drought may still need extra support ...

February 05, 2016 | | State


First research links California earthquakes to oil operations

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A 2005 spate of quakes in California's Central Valley almost certainly was triggered by oilfield injection underground, a study published Thursday ...

February 05, 2016 | | State


No one submits verified claim for $63 million lotto jackpot

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Luck may have run out for the winner of a California Lottery jackpot: The person has apparently let $63 million slip away.

February 05, 2016 | | State


Manhunt continues for LA inmate mistakenly freed

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Investigators scrambling to recapture a Los Angeles County murder suspect accidentally released from jail have been notifying potential targets of his freedom ...

February 03, 2016 | | State


Brown signs emergency amendment to law

SACRAMENTO (AP) - An emergency bill to fix a legislative drafting error that had local governments in California racing to ban medical marijuana cultivation won Gov ...

February 03, 2016 | | State


El Nino could signal easing of drought

FRESNO (AP) - In the strongest indication yet that the California drought could be easing, officials said strict water conservation orders could be dramatically scaled back ...

February 03, 2016 | | State


49ers reschedule Scouts sleepover at Levi’s Stadium

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The Girl Scouts of Northern California are getting their big sleepover at Levi's Stadium after all, just rescheduled from its original ...

February 03, 2016 | | State


Move afoot to dissolve CPUC

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A Southern California lawmaker said Wednesday that he will seek to bypass Gov. Jerry Brown and ask voters to break apart California's ...

February 03, 2016 | | State


SF law requires people to lock up guns in vehicles

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved legislation Tuesday requiring strict lock-up of firearms in vehicles parked in San Francisco.

February 02, 2016 | | State


California AG sues utility for massive natural gas leak

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California's attorney general added her name Tuesday to the long list of parties suing a utility company for the massive nonstop ...

February 02, 2016 | | State


Fresno County responsible for explosion

FRESNO. (AP) - The California Public Utilities Commission determined that Fresno County was responsible for a deadly April pipeline explosion at a shooting range in Fresno.

February 02, 2016 | | State


California teacher pension changes may need fix

SACRAMENTO AP) - State lawmakers should consider changing a plan they adopted two years ago to stabilize the finances of California's teacher pension system, the ...

February 02, 2016 | | State


California misses water savings target

FRESNO (AP) - Residents of drought-stricken California used 18 percent less water in December and for a third straight month fell short of the 25 percent ...

February 02, 2016 | | State


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