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CREWS REMOVE YACHT GROUNDED BY ALLEGED THIEVES: PACIFICA . (AP) - Crews removed an 82-foot yacht from a Northern California beach early Tuesday after authorities say three people stole it, stocked it with pizza and beer, then drove it a little more than 20 miles before running it aground.

March 05, 2013 | | State


US Census: SF area tops 'mega-commuters'

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Some workers in the San Francisco Bay Area suffer through commutes that are longer and cover greater distances than in any other major metro area in the country.

March 05, 2013 | | State


Judge appoints director to oversee Oakland police’s beleaguered force

OAKLAND (AP) - A federal judge has appointed a former police commissioner from Baltimore to oversee the embattled Oakland police department.

March 05, 2013 | | State


Homeless, poor can get free cellphones

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Impoverished Californians, including those who are homeless, soon will be able to get free cellphones and service thanks to the recent expansion of a statewide program.

March 05, 2013 | | State


Woman denied CPR wanted no intervention

BAKERSFIELD (AP) - An elderly woman who died after a nurse at her elder home refused to provide CPR had chosen to live in a facility without medical staff and wanted to pass away without life-prolonging intervention, her family said Tuesday.

March 05, 2013 | | State


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BUFFALO WILD WINGS FLIES INTO TRACY: TRACY –Buffalo Wild Wings, winner of scores of best wings and best sports bar awards, is opening its newest location in Tracy on Monday, March 18, with a ribbon cutting celebrated at

March 05, 2013 | | State


SoCal mom offers $500 to anyone who will give her daughter a job

MENIFEE, Calif. (AP) - A Riverside County mom is literally standing up for her daughter.

March 04, 2013 | | State


Actress Geena Davis critical of Oscar host

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Academy Award winner Geena Davis on Monday waded into the ongoing controversy over this year's Oscar ceremony by saying host Seth MacFarlane's routine was disrespectful to women, particularly the performers who were being honored.

March 04, 2013 | | State


Bay Area briefs

VALLEJO POLICE: 2 DEAD IN APPARENT MURDER-SUICIDE: VALLEJO (AP) - Vallejo police say a man and woman found dead inside an apartment were fatally shot in an apparent murder-suicide.

March 04, 2013 | | State


Lawmaker seeks rights for transgender students

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A California lawmaker has introduced legislation aimed at guaranteeing transgender students the right to use public school restrooms and participate on the sports teams that correspond with their expressed genders.

March 04, 2013 | | State


Woman dies after nurse refuses to do CPR

BAKERSFIELD (AP) - A nurse's refusal to give CPR to a dying 87-year-old woman at a California independent living home despite desperate pleas from a 911 dispatcher has prompted outrage and spawned a criminal investigation.

March 04, 2013 | | State




Myriad languages, challenge health reform

OAKLAND (AP) - Set on a gritty corner of Oakland's International Boulevard, the nonprofit Street Level Health Project offers free checkups to patients who speak a total of 22 languages, from recent Mongolian immigrants seeking a doctor to Burmese refugees in need of a basic dental exam.

March 04, 2013 | | State


Stolen yacht stocked with pizza beer runs aground at Pacifica; 3 arrested

PACIFICA (AP) - Three people were arrested Monday after they stocked a stolen, 82-foot yacht with pizza and beer, and then ran the vessel aground on a Northern California beach, authorities said.

March 04, 2013 | | State


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EARLY START FOR DELTA WATER WEED TREATMENT: STOCKTON (AP) - Officials are getting a jump on clearing thick masses of invasive plants that clog marinas and frustrate boaters along the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.

March 04, 2013 | | State


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Citizens use drones to map El Nino flooding

LONG BEACH (AP) - Forget about selfies. In California, residents are using smartphones and drones to document the coastline's changing face.

January 24, 2016 | | State


Brazilian tree porcupine now at Micke Grove Zoo

Micke Grove Zoo has acquired a young male Brazilian tree porcupine from Assiniboine Park Zoo of Winnipeg, Canada.

January 24, 2016 | | State


California pot growers facing crop of local bans

SACRAMENTO (AP) - When the California Legislature passed the state's first comprehensive medical marijuana regulations in September, pot advocates hoped the move heralded a new ...

January 24, 2016 | | State


2 suspects flee into woods turning pursuit into rescue

PLACERVILLE (AP) - A police pursuit of two men turned into a rescue mission after they fled into a wooded area of El Dorado County and ...

January 24, 2016 | | State


Caltrans: Leaks plugged in Bay Bridge’s span

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Caltrans has found a simple and cheap solution to eliminate leaks in the Bay Bridge's new eastern span that could cause ...

January 24, 2016 | | State


California pot growers facing crop of local bans

Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman , D-Stockton, is introducing legislation to block the Governor's controversial Twin Tunnels project unless it is approved by the voters of ...

January 24, 2016 | | State


Caltrans hit with $12M valley fever suit verdict

FAIRFIELD (AP) - A Northern California jury has awarded five construction workers nearly $12 million in their lawsuit alleging the state transportation department failed to warn ...

January 22, 2016 | | State


California eyes 1-drug execution

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Californians face a watershed year as they prepare to decide whether to resume executions that stopped a decade ago or end them entirely.

January 22, 2016 | | State


Tax fight over roads could dominate state Legislature

SACRAMENTO (AP) - In his otherwise low-key State of the State address, Gov. Jerry Brown saved his most impassioned plea for transportation issues, telling lawmakers they ...

January 22, 2016 | | State


Brown rejects parole try by Manson follower

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown rejected parole for a third time Friday for a follower of cult leader Charles Manson 46 years after a series ...

January 22, 2016 | | State


EL NINO HASN’T BROKEN DROUGHT

FRESNO (AP) - The recent onslaught of El Nino storms only slightly increased the levels of California reservoirs that now stand at half of historic depths ...

January 22, 2016 | | State


Assisted suicide guidelines

LOS ANGELES (AP) - With just months until the state's assisted suicide law goes into effect, the California Medical Association has issued guidelines to doctors ...

January 20, 2016 | | State


Caltrans seeks drivers for study of mileage-based driving fees

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The California Department of Transportation is recruiting motorists to test ways of reporting how far they drive to study the feasibility of ...

January 20, 2016 | | State


‘Bar fight’ arrest part of ROP law enforcement class

It was a return to the Star Bar for Joe Waller and students in his Careers in Law Enforcement classes last Thursday.

January 20, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | State


Baby fur seal in bushes at business park

HAYWARD (AP) - An emaciated baby northern fur seal is recovering after it was found in some bushes at a San Francisco Bay Area business park ...

January 20, 2016 | | State


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