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SF EXPLORATORIUM CUTS STAFF AMID POOR ATTENDANCE: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco's Exploratorium is laying off 18 percent of its staff because fewer people than expected are visiting its new waterfront location.

August 16, 2013 | | State


Changes proposed for Twin Tunnels

STOCKTON (AP) - California water officials are proposing changes to a multibillion-dollar plan for two water diversion tunnels for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, according to documents released Thursday.

August 15, 2013 | | State


LA judge OKs $30 million settlement

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge approved settlements of lawsuits that claimed dozens of students were molested by former teachers at Miramonte Elementary School and the Los Angeles Unified School District has made the first of what may total $30 million in payouts.

August 15, 2013 | | State


Richmond mayor demands bank drop foreclosure lawsuit

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The mayor of a financially struggling Northern California city and several supporters showed up unannounced Thursday at Wells Fargo Bank's downtown headquarters to demand it drop a lawsuit fighting a novel plan to refinance hundreds of "underwater" mortgages.

August 15, 2013 | | State


Bay Bridge open around Labor Day

OAKLAND (AP) - Despite broken earthquake-safety bolts that threatened months of delays, California transportation officials approved a plan on Thursday to open the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge around the Labor Day weekend as originally planned.

August 15, 2013 | | State


'That '70s Show' actress Lisa Robin Kelly dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "That '70s Show" actress Lisa Robin Kelly has died at age 43.

August 15, 2013 | | State


Bill outlaws problem of 'revenge porn'

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The state Senate has approved a bill outlawing so-called "revenge porn," which lawmakers say is an increasing problem on the Internet.

August 15, 2013 | | State


Warrants fuel questions in teen's disappearance; deaths in San Diego

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The California man who abducted a teenage family friend and tortured her mother and 8-year-old brother before killing them exchanged more than a dozen calls with the 16-year-old girl in the hours before the slaying.

August 15, 2013 | | State


Bay Area briefs

SF WAX MUSEUM CLOSING DOORS: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A San Francisco tourist attraction that drew some 12 million is shutting its doors.

August 15, 2013 | | State




Panel launches probe into offshore California fracking

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California regulators have launched an investigation into offshore hydraulic fracturing after revelations that the practice had quietly occurred off the coast for the past two decades.

August 15, 2013 | | State


California bill on sex abuse lawsuits stalls

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A California bill that would give some sex abuse victims more time to sue failed to gain enough support to make it out of a key Assembly committee in Sacramento.

August 15, 2013 | | State


Shark fin ban argued in federal court

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Obama administration is supporting Chinese-American business organizations in their effort to block enforcement of California's ban on shark fin soup.

August 15, 2013 | | State


State news briefs

SUPER SCOOPERS ARRIVE IN LA FOR FIRE SEASON: LOS ANGELES (AP) - Canadian aircraft that can dump thousands of gallons of water on wildfires have arrived in Southern California as the region faces a brutal fire season.

August 15, 2013 | | State


Climate change helping redwoods thrive?

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's beloved giant redwood trees are in the midst of an unprecedented growth spurt, according to a climate study released Wednesday.

August 14, 2013 | | State


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Man who gave name to ‘Peanuts’ Linus dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Linus Maurer, a cartoonist and illustrator whose old friend and colleague Charles M. Schulz borrowed his first name for Charlie Brown's ...

February 05, 2016 | | State


1996: Severance pay for Spreckels

100 years ago

February 05, 2016 | | State


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


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