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Trial set to begin in traffic killing of SF family by illegal immigrant

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jury selection is scheduled to start in a long-awaited triple murder trial of an illegal immigrant accused of fatally shooting a man and his two sons in traffic nearly four years ago.

January 02, 2012 | | State


Gun battery that guarded San Francisco restored

GOLDEN GATE NATIONAL RECREATION AREA (AP) - A historic World War II-era gun battery that once guarded San Francisco Bay has been restored as an exhibit that showcases the region's military past as the country's first line of defense against a West Coast invasion.

January 02, 2012 | | State


NASA has twin probes in moon orbit

LOS ANGELES (AP) - NASA kicked off the new year with a pair of probes circling the moon in the latest mission to understand how Earth's closest neighbor formed.

January 01, 2012 | | State


Police analyze security video in LA car fires case

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Detectives in Los Angeles spent early Sunday analyzing security video camera footage and following up on other leads after a half dozen more vehicles were set on fire on New Year's Eve, the latest rash of suspicious car fires in the city.

January 01, 2012 | | State


Lake Tahoe area visitors trade skis for golf clubs

TRUCKEE (AP) - A record stretch of warm, dry December weather has many visitors trading skis for golf clubs in the Reno-Lake Tahoe area.

January 01, 2012 | | State


Occupy activists target today’s Rose Parade for another protest

PASADENA (AP) - Anti-Wall Street demonstrators are not officially part of this year's Rose Parade, but that's not stopping them from joining in.

January 01, 2012 | | State


State faces midyear cuts, more budget strife ahead

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Students pepper-sprayed while demonstrating against tuition hikes, teachers arrested after protesting school spending cuts and lawsuits piling up over cuts to an array of state services for seniors, the poor and disabled. Those represented California's fiscal crisis in 2011 and foreshadow even more budget strife in the year ahead, especially with a statewide vote on tax increases headed to the November ballot.

January 01, 2012 | | State


Documents in slain nursing student case released

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The suspect in the slaying of a San Francisco Bay area nursing student was obsessed and increasingly angry with her ex-boyfriend's relationship with the victim and was convinced the two were having an affair, according to grand jury transcripts.

December 31, 2011 | | State


5-year-old fatally shot outside Oakland taco truck

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Oakland police on Saturday were looking for a man who shot and killed a 5-year-old boy just after ordering food from a family-operated taco truck.

December 31, 2011 | | State


New Year's worry: Will arsonist strike LA again?

LOS ANGELES (AP) - On what would already be one of their busiest nights of the year, police and firefighters Saturday will be patrolling neighborhoods, taking hotline phone calls and scrambling to identify who was behind the arson fires that have spooked the Hollywood area for two straight nights and were making it an uneasy New Year's Eve in Los Angeles.

December 31, 2011 | | State


NASA probe circling the moon on New Year's Eve

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - As planet Earth rang in the new year, a different kind of countdown was happening at the moon.

December 31, 2011 | | State


Bay Area news briefs

Visitors to pay $2 more to see Muir Woods

December 30, 2011 | | State


Maddo, LaVallee set for side-by-side jumps of motorcycle & snowmobile

SAN DIEGO (AP) - If all goes right on New Year's Eve, daredevils Robbie Maddison and Levi LaVallee will roar down the takeoff ramps on a motorcycle and snowmobile, respectively, fly over a 300-foot water gap, complete their record-setting jumps and toast their accomplishments.

December 30, 2011 | | State


California news briefs

STANISLAUS COUNTY INVESTIGATOR HIT BY CAR, DIES

December 30, 2011 | | State


'Synthetic' pot is problem for military

SAN DIEGO (AP) - U.S. troops are increasingly using an easy-to-get herbal mix called "Spice," which mimics a marijuana high, is hard to detect and can bring on hallucinations that last for days.

December 30, 2011 | | 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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