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Family to get $17.8M for military jet crash

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the U.S. government to pay $17.8 million to a family that lost four members when a Marine Corps fighter jet crashed into their San Diego home in 2008.

December 28, 2011 | | State


NASA probe to arrive at moon over New Year's

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The New Year's countdown to the moon has begun.

December 28, 2011 | | State


Charges in UCLA lab death 1st of its kind in US

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December 28, 2011 | | State


California makes deep cuts

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Advocates of welfare reform in California often cite one, eye-popping statistic as they have pressed for cuts and changes to the program in recent years: The state has one-eighth of the nation's population but one-third of all welfare recipients.

December 28, 2011 | | State


Pesticide use rises after years of decline

FRESNO (AP) - Pesticide use in California rose in 2010 after declining for four consecutive years, according to state data released Wednesday.

December 28, 2011 | | State


Bay Area news briefs

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December 28, 2011 | | State


State news briefs

SKYDIVER DIES AT PERRIS VALLEY SKYDIVING: PERRIS (AP) - Authorities say a skydiver has died after a jump in Perris, marking the sixth skydiving fatality in the past 15 months at the popular locale.

December 27, 2011 | | State


Bay Area briefs

2 people hurt in small plane crash in Concord

December 27, 2011 | | State


Calif. 4th graders arrange food donations to needy

CUDAHY, Calif. (AP) - A suburban Los Angeles County elementary school has a New Year's present for needy families: lunch leftovers.

December 27, 2011 | | State


Brown says he is getting support for sales tax & tax-the-rich plan

SACRAMENTO (AP) Ñ Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday that he is working to win support from business and labor leaders for his plan to ask voters to raise income taxes on high-income earners and increase the state sales tax, despite competing initiatives from liberal groups that say his plan hits working people too hard.

December 27, 2011 | | State


Decision on Camp Pendleton crosses due in 2011 from Marine Corps brass

CAMP PENDLETON (AP) Ñ A Marine Corps ruling on the future of a pair of crosses at the top of a steep Camp Pendleton hill isn't expected until next year.

December 27, 2011 | | State


Soldier still critical after being shot during his homecoming celebration

SAN BERNARDINO (AP) Ñ A California man was charged on Tuesday with attempted murder in the shooting of an Afghanistan war veteran at a homecoming party during what authorities said was a fight over football teams.

December 27, 2011 | | State


Judge dismisses anti-Semitism claims against Cal during pro-Palestinian rally

BERKELEY (AP) Ñ A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by two Jewish students who claimed the University of California, Berkeley, fostered an atmosphere of anti-Semitism by not doing enough to curb alleged harassment during pro-Palestinian protests that included mock checkpoints.

December 27, 2011 | | State


BANKER SWINDLES 96-YEAR-OLD

SAN JOSE (AP) - A San Jose bank manager who was supposed to be taking care of a 96-year-old man's life savings of nearly $1 million is accused of stealing money from his account to bankroll a pre-Christmas shopping spree.

December 23, 2011 | | State


SOME OVERDUE TRAFFIC TICKETS ELIGIBLE FOR DISCOUNT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Some people who have long-overdue traffic tickets may be eligible for a discount, but it comes with strings attached.

December 23, 2011 | | State


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Veterans are key as surge of states OK medical pot for PTSD

NEW YORK (AP) - It was a telling setting for a decision on whether post-traumatic stress disorder patients could use medical marijuana.

November 26, 2017 | | State


Rush of pot grows splits rural California before legal sales

COPPEROPOLIS (AP) - The four young men had just started their marijuana harvest in rural Northern California when a dozen sheriff's deputies swooped in with ...

November 24, 2017 | | State


Sexual harassment takes spotlight in California’s capital

SACRAMENTO (AP) - It's been five weeks since nearly 150 women - lobbyists, lawmakers, Republicans, Democrats - signed a letter calling out a pervasive culture of sexual ...

November 24, 2017 | | State


Record setting Thanksgiving temperatures bake SoCal

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Among the things Southern Californians had to be thankful for Thursday were record temperatures high enough to send people flocking to beaches ...

November 23, 2017 | | State


Man freed decades after double killing conviction

SACRAMENTO AP) - Simi Valley was a sleepy Southern California suburb in 1979, one frequently ranked near the top of surveys of America's safest cities ...

November 23, 2017 | | State


Cross-border wedding held as California ‘Door of Hope’ opens

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A United States man and a Mexican woman have wed between the doors of a steel border gate that is opened for ...

November 19, 2017 | | State


1,000 bikes found beneath SoCal homeless camp

SANTA ANA (AP) - Authorities clearing homeless encampments along a Southern California river have found at least two makeshift underground bunkers, including one that contained more ...

November 19, 2017 | | State


Turkeys thriving, causing ruckus in Bay Area

MARTINEZ (AP) - Turkeys are traditional for Thanksgiving. But some folks in the San Francisco Bay Area are praying the wild ones will go away.

November 19, 2017 | | State


Light shines on Capitol partying

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's Capitol is awash in allegations of sexual harassment, creating an atmosphere that's affecting how men and women interact.

November 19, 2017 | | State


Napa Valley wineries assess wildfires’ long- term pocketbook effects

NAPA (AP) - A month after deadly wildfires swept through California's famed wine country, hot-air balloons are floating again over Napa Valley vineyards splashed with ...

November 14, 2017 | | State


Two women sue Uber, alleging sexual assault

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Two women are suing Uber, alleging that inadequate driver background checks and monitoring left them and thousands of others vulnerable to sexual ...

November 14, 2017 | | State


Woman collapses after found in alleged botched murder

VISTA (AP) - A woman collapsed in a California courtroom after hearing she had been found guilty in what authorities called a botched murder-for-hire plot targeting ...

November 14, 2017 | | State


Man shoots, kills self in ruins of home burned in wildfires

SANTA ROSA (AP) - Authorities say a 70-year-old man apparently shot and killed himself amid the remains of his home that burned in last month's ...

November 14, 2017 | | State


UCLA players facing punishment after China shoplifting incident

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Three UCLA basketball players detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting returned home, where they may be disciplined by the school as ...

November 14, 2017 | | State


Gunman randomly kills 4 in NorCal

RANCHO TEHAMA RESERVE (AP) - A gunman driving stolen vehicles and choosing his targets at random opened fire "without provocation" in a tiny, rural Northern California ...

November 14, 2017 | | State


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