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Wildfire eases near giant Yosemite Park sequoias

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - The section of a wildfire burning close to one of Yosemite National Park's treasured giant sequoia groves died down and got no closer to the grove, park officials said Thursday morning.

July 31, 2014 | | State


SF MEDIAN HOME PRICE: $1M

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco Association of Realtors President Betty Taisch has two words of advice for those who want to live here and think $1 million will buy them their dream house: Think again.

July 31, 2014 | | State


Prison staff told to fake suicide checks

STOCKTON (AP) - California prison employees were pressured into falsifying suicide-watch records at the state's troubled new Stockton medical facility, endangering inmates and violating standards imposed in response to federal court orders, according to the union representing psychiatric technicians.

July 31, 2014 | | State


Report: Secrecy enveloped Bay Bridge work

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Senior officials who oversaw construction of the $6.5 billion eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge repeatedly and deliberately brushed off criticism about construction problems and sought to keep information secret as part of an "institutionalized, if not malicious, lack of transparency in the project," a state Senate investigative report released Thursday found.

July 31, 2014 | | State


San Francisco senator pleads not guilty

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A California state senator previously charged with bribery pleaded not guilty Thursday to a new count of racketeering and to previously filed charges of accepting and soliciting bribes in exchange for exerting his influence in Sacramento.

July 31, 2014 | | State


Crews work to protect Yosemite sequoias

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - Fire crews strengthened old containment lines on Wednesday to keep a blaze in Yosemite National Park from reaching a grove of treasured giant sequoia trees.

July 30, 2014 | | State


Pipe break flooding UCLA submerged 960 cars in water

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The rupture of a nearly century-old water main that ripped a 15-foot hole through Sunset Boulevard and turned a swath of the University of California, Los Angeles into a mucky mess points to the risks and expense many cities face with miles of water lines installed generations ago.

July 30, 2014 | | State


Psych exam for young wildfire suspect

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A girl suspected of starting the most destructive of nearly a dozen wildfires that ripped through Southern California in May was ordered Wednesday to be psychologically evaluated to determine if she is fit to stand trial.

July 30, 2014 | | State


Overhaul approved for Richmond refinery

RICHMOND (AP) - Leaders of a San Francisco Bay Area city approved a $1 billion upgrade of Chevron's troubled 1960s-era oil refinery, the largest in Northern California, after the company agreed to safety and piping upgrades and greater community investment, a newspaper reported.

July 30, 2014 | | State


Defense attorney: Merced DA’s son is innocent

MERCED (AP) - The attorney for a California district attorney's son charged with murder says his client is innocent and authorities have arrested the wrong person.

July 30, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• SAN FRANCISCO LEADERS PUT $15 WAGE ON BALLOT: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco supervisors have voted in favor of The supervisors voted unanimously and without comment in favor of the move on Tuesday.

July 30, 2014 | | State


Prosecutors: PG&E lied

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pacific Gas & Electric was charged Tuesday with lying to regulators in connection with a fatal pipeline explosion that leveled a suburban Northern California neighborhood in 2010.

July 29, 2014 | | State


Tuberculosis patient who refused care is arrested in Kern

STOCKTON (AP) - A California man who disappeared after refusing treatment for tuberculosis, which can be contagious and spreads by coughing or sneezing, was found and arrested on charges of refusing to comply with health officials, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

July 29, 2014 | | State


Crews make gains on fires in El Dorado County & Yosemite

SHINGLE SPRINGS (AP) - Fire crews gained ground Tuesday on two of the largest wildfires in California, lifting evacuation orders for about half the homes in the path of a blaze in Yosemite National Park and redeploying firefighters battling another fire in the Sierra Nevada foothills east of Sacramento.

July 29, 2014 | | State


New California fines for wasting water take effect

SACRAMENTO (AP) - New regulations that include fines up to $500 a day for residents who waste water are taking effect in California.

July 29, 2014 | | State


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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


San Francisco Bay Bridge’s 25,000 lights to shine again

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The 25,000 lights on the San Francisco Bay Bridge will shine again.

January 19, 2016 | | State


117-year-old Californian dies

OAKLAND (AP) - A California man whose family said he was 117 years old has died. The age would have likely made him the oldest person ...

January 19, 2016 | | State


Wet January continues in California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Still recovering from a weekend storm that caused rockslides and battered its coastline, California got hit Tuesday with more heavy rain and ...

January 19, 2016 | | State


LA to pay $24.3M to 2 wrongly convicted men

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles City Council has agreed to pay a total of $24.3 million to two men who each spent decades ...

January 19, 2016 | | State


Union submits signatures for $15 California minimum wage

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A faction of California's largest union began submitting signatures Tuesday for a ballot initiative asking voters to raise California's minimum wage ...

January 19, 2016 | | State


Through DNA, Family finds missing woman’s remains, closure

SANTA ANA (AP) - As a county gravedigger, Andrew Trejo has helped numerous families bury their loved ones. Neary 28 years after his mother disappeared, he ...

January 19, 2016 | | State


Bus driver was tired before deadly crash

SAN JOSE (AP) - A Greyhound bus driver said he was fatigued before the vehicle plowed into safety barrels on a Northern California highway and flipped ...

January 19, 2016 | | State


Yoga classes, team up with craft breweries

MIAMI (AP) - Call it detox and retox: Around the country, yogis are jumping up from savasana and hopping onto a barstool as yoga classes are ...

January 18, 2016 | | State


Once-homeless man with smooth voice is back on radio airwaves

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The once-homeless man whose silky voice turned him into an Internet sensation five years ago is back on the air - at the ...

January 17, 2016 | | State


Netflix chief says 2016 will emphasize family shows

PASADENA (AP) - Netflix says it will make a special effort to produce programming for children and families, with the streaming service offering 20 new programs ...

January 17, 2016 | | State


Producer says ‘never’ to ‘Friends’ reunion movie

PASADENA (AP) - A roundup of news Sunday from the Television Critics Association winter meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on ...

January 17, 2016 | | State


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