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'Speed-Freak Killer' Herzog apparently hangs self

'SUSANVILLE (AP) - A once-convicted serial killer from San Joaquin County who was the target of court battles and protests over where he should live on parole appears to have committed suicide in his government-issued trailer just outside the walls of the High Desert State prison in remote northeast California.

January 17, 2012 | | State


Documents: New SF sheriff mistreated wife twice

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - New court documents filed Tuesday allege San Francisco's recently elected sheriff mistreated his wife on two separate occasions last year, and told her he would attempt to gain custody of their young son because he was "very powerful".

January 17, 2012 | | State


Snow snarls Reno traffic as record dry spell ends

RENO, Nev. (AP) - An inch of snow ended the longest recorded winter dry spell in Reno history early Monday, a 56-day stretch that has forced area ski resorts to make their own snow and prompted unusual January warnings about wildfire threats.

January 16, 2012 | | State


State budget wouldn’t look very different with Meg Whitman

Now that Jerry Brown has gone public with the second attempt of his latest turn as governor to deliver a balanced budget, it's fair to speculate about how different things might be today if he'd lost to Meg Whitman, his billionaire 2010 Republican opponent.

January 16, 2012 | | State


Steve Jobs figure pulled from market

SAN JOSE (AP) - The company that began advertising for an incredibly lifelike Steve Jobs doll won't sell the figurines after all because of pressure from family and Apple lawyers.

January 16, 2012 | | State


Voters want details in legislator's shoplifting case at Neiman-Marcus

HAYWARD (AP) - It was just an accident, California Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi's representatives say. The lawmaker walked out of Neiman Marcus without paying $2,500 for leather pants, a skirt and a blouse because she was distracted while talking on her cell phone .

January 16, 2012 | | State


Dad of California homeless killing suspect in four homeless deaths is homeless himself

YORBA LINDA (AP) - The father of the man suspected of killing homeless men in Southern California is himself homeless and says his son last week showed him a picture of one victim as a warning of the danger of being on the streets.

January 15, 2012 | | State


FX network's takes big risk with Sheen’s ‘Anger Management’ show

PASADENA (AP) - The head of the FX network said Sunday he still hasn't seen a script for Charlie Sheen's new sitcom "Anger Management," which is due to premiere in June.

January 15, 2012 | | State


California news briefs

SKI RESORT EXECS JOIN RENO-TAHOE OLYMPIC BOARD: SQUAW VALLEY (AP) - Two top ski resort executives have joined the board trying to lure the 2022 Winter Olympics to the Reno-Lake Tahoe area.

January 15, 2012 | | State


Researchers, tribes clash over bones of 160,000 unearthed Native Americans

BERKELEY (AP) - On a bluff overlooking a sweep of Southern California beach, scientists in 1976 unearthed what were among the oldest skeletal remains ever found in the Western Hemisphere.

January 15, 2012 | | State


Miss America confronted family pain with pageant

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The nation's newest Miss America is a 23-year-old Wisconsin brunette who had long conversations with her family mulling whether or not to make her father's jail time for mail fraud the heart of her campaign in the beauty pageant.

January 15, 2012 | | State


Plan to scrap kindergarten program for even younger kids draws protest

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California educators and childcare advocates are protesting Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to scrap a new program for children who are no longer old enough for kindergarten.

January 13, 2012 | | State


HBO: No political agenda behind Palin film

PASADENA (AP) - In a politically polarized country, the people behind HBO's upcoming movie on Sarah Palin's vice presidential campaign are being careful not to take one side or the other.

January 13, 2012 | | State


Brown moves to revamp high-speed rail project by changing board composition

ELK GROVE (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown said Friday that his appointees to the board overseeing California's embattled $98 billion high-speed rail project will fix its problems and offer a revamped business plan after the rail authority's director and its board chairman resigned a day earlier.

January 13, 2012 | | State


San Fran college's computer network compromised

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The computer networks of a San Francisco community college have been infected with software viruses that illegally transmitted personal data from students and employees overseas, school officials said Friday.

January 13, 2012 | | State


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Police: Five times deported suspect pointed gun at Steinle

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Guns don't go off without someone pulling the trigger, a retired police investigator testified Monday at the San Francisco murder trial ...

October 30, 2017 | | State


Sinise named Rose Parade grand marshal

PASADENA (AP) - Gary Sinise has been named grand marshal of the 2018 Rose Parade, which will feature the theme "Making a Difference."

October 30, 2017 | | State


Full recovery from NorCal wildfires may take years

SANTA ROSA (AP) - It will take at least months and likely years to fully recover from devastating wildfires that ripped through Northern California earlier this ...

October 29, 2017 | | State


Confusion coming with legal pot

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ready or not, California kicks off recreational marijuana sales on Jan. 1. And, mostly, it's not.

October 29, 2017 | | State


A bright (and animated) Halloween night with Michael Jackson

NEW YORK (AP) - Here's a chance to trick or treat with the eyes and ears. Catch "Michael Jackson's Halloween," a for-all-ages animated special ...

October 26, 2017 | | State


English edition of new Pope Francis book coming in March

NEW YORK (AP) - The first English language edition of Pope Francis' new book is coming out in March.

October 26, 2017 | | State


Entries sought for student film contest

TRACY - The Grand Foundation is now accepting short film submissions for its 2018 Student Film Festival taking place on March 17 at the Grand Theatre ...

October 26, 2017 | | State


MJC offers free presentation ‘Ocean Engine of Life’ Nov. 3

MDOESTO – The Modesto Area Partners in Science (MAPS) invites the community to dive into the "Ocean Engine of Life," a free, family science show by ...

October 26, 2017 | | State


It ain’t free, babe: Dylan guitar expected to fetch $300,000

DALLAS (AP) - A guitar played by Bob Dylan at notable concerts in 1970s is expected to sell for more than $300,000 when it goes ...

October 26, 2017 | | State


TRUMP OPPOSES TWIN TUNNELS

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Trump administration pulled support Wednesday from Gov. Jerry Brown's ambitious plan to build California's biggest water project in decades ...

October 25, 2017 | | State


Brother of Vegas shooter suspected of child porn possession

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A brother of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock was arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of possessing child pornography, authorities said Wednesday.

October 25, 2017 | | State


States lose push to force Trump to restart subsidies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A U.S. judge on Wednesday rejected a request from 18 states and the District of Columbia to force the Trump administration ...

October 25, 2017 | | State


Democrats fall short on gathering signatures to halt recall election

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California Democrats fell far short of collecting enough signatures to prevent a recall election of state Sen. Josh Newman, a vulnerable Democrat targeted ...

October 25, 2017 | | State


Yosemite weekly pass may go from $30 to $70

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - The National Park Service is considering a steep increase in entrance fees at 17 of its most popular parks, mostly in ...

October 24, 2017 | | State


California’s chief justice calls for end to cash bail

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's top judge said Tuesday she wants to do away with the state's cash bail system, adding a powerful voice ...

October 24, 2017 | | State


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