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Doomsday minister Harold Camping dead at 92

OAKLAND (AP) - Harold Camping, the California preacher who used his evangelical radio ministry and thousands of billboards to broadcast the end of the world and then gave up public prophecy when his date-specific doomsdays did not come to pass, has died at age 92.

December 17, 2013 | | State


$1.1B California paint ruling may prompt more lawsuits

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Paint makers could face a surge of lawsuits after a California state court judge ordered three companies to pay $1.1 billion to help government agencies get rid of lead from an estimated 5 million homes in the state.

December 17, 2013 | | State


Big Sur fire destroys 15 homes, forces 100 to flee

BIG SUR (AP) - A wildfire burning Monday in the Big Sur area of California destroyed at least 15 homes and forced about 100 people to evacuate as it chewed through dry vegetation on its way toward the ocean. No injuries were reported.

December 16, 2013 | | State


Billionaire to push lawmakers for oil tax

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer said Monday that he will launch a campaign next year urging California lawmakers to approve taxes on companies that extract oil in the state.

December 16, 2013 | | State


News from around the Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO OFFERS FREE WI-FI ALONG MARKET ST. : SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco is offering free Internet access along one of its main thoroughfares.

December 16, 2013 | | State


San Juan Unified faces $17M in claims

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The San Juan Unified School District faces $17 million in claims over harassment allegations, with ten lawsuits alleging that Superintendent Glynn Thompson created a hostile workplace.

December 16, 2013 | | State


News from around california

DOWNTOWN LA ON PACE FOR DRIEST CALENDAR YEAR: LOS ANGELES (AP) - With little rain in the forecast, downtown Los Angeles is on pace for its driest calendar year on record.

December 16, 2013 | | State


Vaccine possible in campus meningitis outbreak

SANTA BARBARA (AP) - State and federal officials are considering whether to provide students at the University of California, Santa Barbara, with an unlicensed vaccine to prevent further spread of a bacterial meningitis outbreak on campus, a newspaper reported Saturday.

December 15, 2013 | | State


Sonoma fairgrounds hosts pot contest

SANTA ROSA (AP) - The first time marijuana growers in Mendocino and Humboldt counties gathered to compare crops a decade ago, it was an underground, end-of-harvest celebration open only to a small number of cannabis cognoscenti.

December 15, 2013 | | State


San Diego agency enters high-stakes water court fight

SAN DIEGO (AP) - For San Diego's regional water agency, its largest supplier is also its biggest adversary.

December 15, 2013 | | State


Sacramento woman’s ashes recovered from stolen vehicle stolen from car wash

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A Sacramento County man whose car was stolen from a local car wash is praising the vehicle's return, but mostly because of what was inside: his late wife's ashes.

December 15, 2013 | | State


SF Bay river otter sightings suggest comeback possible

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Earlier this year, a river otter named Sutro Sam became the first of the whiskered critters to be seen in San Francisco for decades.

December 15, 2013 | | State


Californians gradually souring on unions

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California has long been a union stronghold, but voters in the reliably Democratic state are gradually taking a more negative view of organized labor, a poll released Friday suggested.

December 13, 2013 | | State


News from around california

MINIVAN HITS SAN RAFAEL SCHOOL, CLASSES CANCELED: SAN RAFAEL (AP) - Students at a San Rafael elementary school got a day off Friday after a minivan rammed into the school and hit a gas line Thursday night.

December 13, 2013 | | State


High speed rail ready to seize land

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A state board gave approval Friday for the California High-Speed Rail Authority to start the process of seizing its first piece of property through eminent domain for a $68 billion bullet train.

December 13, 2013 | | State


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Clashes over underground venues

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The party is over at Purple 33.

December 22, 2016 | | State


90,000 page study backs twin tunnels

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to build two giant tunnels to send Northern California water southward moved a step closer Thursday to ...

December 22, 2016 | | State


VW owners told not to strip parts before buybacks

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal judge on Thursday warned Volkswagen owners eligible for a buyback under one of the company's emissions cheating settlements not ...

December 22, 2016 | | State


LA sheriff corruption case ends in mistrial

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The corruption case against former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca ended in a mistrial Thursday after jurors deadlocked 11-1 to acquit ...

December 22, 2016 | | State


Wal-Mart pulls Black Lives Matter T-shirt from website

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Wal-Mart has pulled a Black Lives Matter T-shirt from its online offerings amid complaints by police.

December 22, 2016 | | State


CalPERS to sell all tobacco stocks

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The nation's largest public pension system is giving up tobacco.

December 19, 2016 | | State


Truck driver fatigue cited in crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Acute fatigue and lack of familiarity with the area likely caused the driver of a work truck to turn onto train tracks ...

December 19, 2016 | | State


Academy of Art agrees to settlement

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - One of the nation's largest for-profit art schools has agreed to a $60 million settlement after amassing a real estate empire ...

December 19, 2016 | | State


Hits get added writers as lawsuits loom

NEW YORK (AP) - What do Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk," Sam Smith's "Stay With Me" and the Chainsmokers' "Closer" have in common?

December 18, 2016 | | State


The Force is with ‘Rogue One’

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" soared to the top of the weekend box office as expected, scoring the second-best December opening ...

December 18, 2016 | | State


Interstate 5 work thru Stockton completed

STOCKTON-The San Joaquin Council of Governments (SJCOG), Caltrans District 10, the City of Stockton, and the County of San Joaquin celebrated the completion of ...

December 18, 2016 | | State


State trying to stop cellphone smuggling

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California is installing nearly 1,000 sophisticated metal detectors, scanners and secret security cameras at its prisons in its latest attempt to thwart ...

December 18, 2016 | | State


NEW WATER FIGHT BREWING

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The first winter storm of 2017 to drop welcome rain over the rivers, pumps, pipes and canals that move California's water ...

December 18, 2016 | | State


Massive storm soaking NorCal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - One of the strongest rainstorms of the season hit Northern California and the San Francisco Bay Area on Thursday, with a small ...

December 15, 2016 | | State


California electors favor changing Electoral College

SACRAMENTO (AP) - They're the chosen few - the 55 California residents who will directly cast votes for president. But many of California's presidential electors ...

December 15, 2016 | | State


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