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FIRE CLOSES EAST BAY TUNNEL AS DRIVERS FLEE SMOKE: OAKLAND (AP) - A car fire in the tunnel that links Oakland to other east San Francisco Bay area communities has sent motorists streaming out of their cars on foot and eight people to the hospital to be treated for minor smoke inhalation.

November 01, 2013 | | State


State moves to coordinate water work

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Leaders of the three state agencies that deal with California water availability, quality and consumption said Thursday they will begin looking at the issues comprehensively rather than dealing with each problem separately.

October 31, 2013 | | State


Feds renew threat to withhold Calif. school funds over switching tests

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Federal education officials renewed a threat this week to withhold funds from California if it moves forward this spring with a plan to abandon the standardized tests the state's public school students have taken since 1999.

October 31, 2013 | | State


Panel passes new rail worker safety rules

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The California Public Utilities Commission on Thursday approved new safety regulations for transit agencies' rail workers that are believed to be the first of their kind in the nation.

October 31, 2013 | | State


Joe Montana pitches hotel near new stadium

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers legend Joe Montana said he wants elected officials in Silicon Valley to help him achieve his goal of building upscale restaurants and a luxury hotel near the teams' new stadium before the 2016 Super Bowl.

October 31, 2013 | | State


Hefty soda tax would reduce UK obesity

LONDON (AP) - Slapping a 20 percent tax on soda in Britain could cut the number of obese adults by about 180,000, according to a new study.

October 31, 2013 | | State


Google Glass while driving? That’s the ticket

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An early adopter of Google's Internet-connected eyeglasses plans to fight a citation for wearing the device while driving in San Diego, saying the technology makes navigation easier than smartphones and GPS devices.

October 31, 2013 | | State


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MOTHER OF SLAIN TEEN FILES CLAIM: SANTA ROSA (AP) - The mother of a Northern California 13-year-old who was shot and killed by a sheriff's deputy last week has filed a claim against Sonoma County and the sheriff's office.

October 31, 2013 | | State


Woman charged for alleged illegal injections

McALLEN, Texas (AP) - A woman traveled South Texas injecting people with what appears to be some kind of liquid rubber under the guise that it was collagen or Botox, local and federal authorities said Thursday.

October 31, 2013 | | State


Rail system in cross-border drug tunnel

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A tunnel designed to smuggle drugs from Tijuana, Mexico, to San Diego is equipped with lighting, ventilation and an electric rail system, U.S. authorities said Thursday, making it one of the most sophisticated secret passages discovered along the U.S.-Mexico border.

October 31, 2013 | | State


Fugitive rapist caught after publicized search

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A publicized search for a paroled rapist who authorities say cut off his ankle monitor and harassed the family of his 80-year-old victim ended after he was spotted on a Palm Springs street.

October 31, 2013 | | State


News from around california

YOSEMITE PLAN TO RESTORE SEQUOIA GROVE MOVES AHEAD: YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - An ambitious plan to restore and improve the health of the largest grove of giant sequoias in Yosemite National Park is moving forward with the release Thursday of an environmental impact statement for the project.

October 31, 2013 | | State


Irwindale’s bid to close Sriracha plant denied

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge refused Thursday to order an immediate halt to production of the internationally popular hot sauce Sriracha at a Southern California factory that local residents say is stinking up their neighborhoods with pepper and garlic fumes.

October 31, 2013 | | State


Ohio town creates early Christmas for ailing boy

PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) - A northern Ohio community is decking the halls to provide an early Christmas for an ailing boy with cancer who said he wanted to be home for the holiday.

October 30, 2013 | | State


LA aqueduct bomber now works for water agency

LOS ANGELES (AP) - In an ironic twist, a California man who helped blow up an aqueduct that sent water from Owens Valley to Los Angeles nearly 40 years ago now works for the metropolis' water district, ensuring the waterway is safe.

October 30, 2013 | | State


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State Supreme Court allows governor’s prison plan

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown did not illegally gut an existing ballot initiative to try to get his plan to reduce the state's ...

June 06, 2016 | | State


Bandaged shark bite victim is all smiles in hospital photo

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A woman who was attacked by a shark in Southern California was all smiles in a photograph taken as she recovers from ...

June 06, 2016 | | State


Californians beat drought-time conservation target for April

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Californians once again beat the state's drought-time order for water savings in April - one of the last months before officials transition from ...

June 06, 2016 | | State


Partner of San Bernardino victim urges tolerance of Muslims

SAN BERNARDINO (AP) - A man whose boyfriend was killed in the San Bernardino terror attack criticized Donald Trump's suggestion that Muslims be banned from ...

June 06, 2016 | | State


Market & Music in Manteca starts summer run Tuesday

The Penetrators Grove Band will kick off Market & Music in Manteca's 2016 summer run on Tuesday, June 7, at Library Park.

June 05, 2016 | | State


Special interests pour record $24M into lawmakers’ races

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Special interest groups have poured a record $24 million so far into California legislative races ahead of Tuesday's primary election as real ...

June 05, 2016 | | State


Last known animal shelter gas chamber in California closed

COALINGA (AP) - An animal welfare organization says the state's last known gas chamber used to euthanize cats and dogs has been dismantled.

June 05, 2016 | | State


Girl laid to rest 145 years after 1st burial

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The body of a girl found last month inside a small metal casket still holding a rose was laid to rest 145 ...

June 05, 2016 | | State


Sanders: Convention will be contested

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Nearing the end of the primary season, a defiant Bernie Sanders predicted Saturday that the Democratic presidential process would lead to a ...

June 05, 2016 | | State


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