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California billionaire to skip senate race

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Billionaire climate activist Tom Steyer announced Thursday that he will not enter the race to succeed U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer in California, a move that reshaped the early contest that has attracted a pack of potential candidates.

January 22, 2015 | | State


Old phone unveiled 100 years after first coast-to-coast call

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - In true San Francisco irony, smartphones were used Thursday to snap pictures of a historic phone that was used to make the first coast-to-coast phone call 100 years ago.

January 22, 2015 | | State


Yosemite climber says he hopes historic feat inspires others

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - Kevin Jorgeson's hands still bear souvenirs from the historic climb Dawn Wall of El Capitan he completed with his partner last week. The scabs on his fingertips are so thick that track pads on computers and phones don't register his touch.

January 22, 2015 | | State


Authorities charge inmate with two 1976 ‘Gypsy Hill’ murders

REDWOOD CITY (AP) - Northern California prosecutors on Thursday charged an Oregon prison inmate with two counts of murder in the serial killings of six young women that terrified the region nearly 40 years ago.

January 22, 2015 | | State


Beautician to stars cleared of murder plot

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A skin-care specialist to the stars was acquitted Thursday of charges that she plotted to murder a rival beautician she mistakenly blamed for stalking her.

January 22, 2015 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

8 ARRESTED AS SAN JOSE POLICE SHUT DOWN HOME-BASED CASINO: SAN JOSE (AP) - San Jose police say eight people have been arrested after officers broke up a home-based casino with roughly 15 video gambling machines.

January 22, 2015 | | State


Woman, 84, killed in Tulare County by hit-run driver

VISALIA (AP) - Authorities in Tulare County are search for a hit-and-run driver who killed an 84-year-old woman.

January 22, 2015 | | State


Magnets used to plant drugs under cars

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Drug smugglers are turning "trusted travelers" into unwitting mules by placing containers with powerful magnets under their cars in Mexico and then recovering the illegal cargo far from the view of border authorities in the United States.

January 22, 2015 | | State


Deputies fatally shoot man they say killed police dog during search

SAN JACINTO (AP) - Sheriff's deputies fatally shot a man they believe killed a police dog during standoff at a Southern California home.

January 22, 2015 | | State


Police use patrol car to stop pit bull rampage

SAN MATEO (AP) - A police officer in California resorted to hitting two pit bulls with his patrol car to stop a neighborhood rampage in which the dogs attacked several people, including a city sanitation worker, and charged a woman pushing two children in a stroller.

January 22, 2015 | | State


Measles cases casts spotlight on anti-vaccine movement

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A major measles outbreak traced to Disneyland has brought criticism down on the small but vocal movement among parents to opt out of vaccinations for their children.

January 22, 2015 | | State


Replacing turf with water-saving plants

ROSEVILLE (AP) - Officials in the Placer County city of Roseville have approved a plan to tear up turf on some public property and replace it with water-saving plants amid the state's historic drought.

January 22, 2015 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

POLICE PROBE OFFICER'S SHOVE OF MAN IN WHEELCHAIR: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Authorities are investigating an altercation between a police officer and a man in a wheelchair that was captured on video and circulated online.

January 22, 2015 | | State


2 firefighters fired in ethics probe

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - Two state firefighters were fired Wednesday and another has resigned after an ethics investigation that stemmed from the killing of a battalion chief's girlfriend.

January 22, 2015 | | State


Mother: Aid-in-dying bill carries daughter’s legacy

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The mother of a young woman whose battle with brain cancer drew widespread attention to her desire to legally end her life with prescribed drugs in California appeared Wednesday in the state Capitol to push for aid-in-dying legislation.

January 21, 2015 | | State


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BID TO SAVE SALTON SEA

SAN DIEGO (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown's administration on Thursday proposed spending nearly $400 million over 10 years to slow the shrinking of the ...

March 16, 2017 | | State


Conservative 9th district judge slams ‘personal attacks’ on courts

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A conservative federal appellate court judge who was a key author of the so-called torture memos under the Bush administration criticized personal ...

March 16, 2017 | | State


School settles sex abuse suit

MORGAN HILL (AP) - An $8.25 million settlement between a California school district and the families of three girls who were sexually molested by a ...

March 16, 2017 | | State


San Bernardino deputy survives shooting

HESPERIA (AP) - A Southern California sheriff's deputy was shot in the chest Thursday but his body armor stopped the bullet and a robbery suspect ...

March 16, 2017 | | State


County employees charged with stealing from the dead

FRESNO (AP) - Authorities say five county employees in central California are charged with stealing from dead people and their families.

March 16, 2017 | | State


Queen Mary ship corroded, fixes could near $300M

LONG BEACH (AP) - The Queen Mary is so corroded that it's at urgent risk of flooding or collapse, and the price tag for fixing ...

March 14, 2017 | | State


Auditors fault state social service background checks

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California does a poor job of screening social services workers and sometimes allows people with arrests or convictions to work in facilities that ...

March 14, 2017 | | State


Ben Affleck says he’s finished treatment for alcohol addiction

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ben Affleck says he has recently completed treatment for alcohol addiction.

March 14, 2017 | | State


Hiker dies after falling from trail on Mt. Baldy

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say a hiker was killed and a second was injured after both fell off a trail on the 10,046-foot Mt ...

March 12, 2017 | | State


Lefties, techies long at odds in SF, team up against Trump presidency

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Before Donald Trump's election, Laurence Berland viewed political protest as a sort of curiosity. He was in a good place to ...

March 12, 2017 | | State


Pack of 7 gray wolves missing in NorCal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Wildlife advocates say they are searching Northing California for seven gray wolves that haven't been spotted in months.

March 12, 2017 | | State


Mother plans to file claim over son’s killing by cops

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The mother of a man who was shot by police after witnesses said he chased children with a broken bottle at a ...

March 12, 2017 | | State


Push for healthier nail salons is finding success

OAKLAND (AP) - It was the swag-bags that convinced community health organizer Julia Liou to redraw the battle plan in a fight to reduce the hazardous ...

March 05, 2017 | | State


Seeking release of Honduran teen

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Attorneys say they're seeking the release of a 14-year-old Honduran boy who has been locked up in a Northern California juvenile ...

March 05, 2017 | | State


Afghan family detained in LA are asking for release

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An Afghan family of five who obtained special visas to relocate to the U.S. were detained by immigration officials when they ...

March 05, 2017 | | State


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