ROHNERT PARK (AP) - A Native American tribe's plans for a Las Vegas-style casino about 50 miles north of San Francisco got a big boost on Friday when the governor signed a gaming compact with the tribe. The deal between the state and the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria calls for a casino on 254 acres near Rohnert Park in Sonoma County. ...
SF considers enforcing parking meters on Sunday
LONG BEACH OWED $18M IN UNPAID PARKING TICKETS: LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) - A councilwoman says Long Beach is owed $18 million in unpaid parking tickets.
$1.5B deal approved to electrify Caltrains SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A $1.5 billion deal has been approved to electrify Caltrain lines for eventual sharing with California bullet trains. The Metropolitan Transportation Commission voted unanimously on Wednesday to approve the two-track sharing plan. Using two tracks rather than the proposed four tracks will mean slower travel times and fewer trains. ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - California's economy should improve with its nearly 11 percent unemployment rate falling to 7.7 percent in less than two years, according to UCLA's quarterly Anderson Forecast. However, some areas won't return to pre-recession levels for four years, according to the report. California's 10.9 percent jobless rate is expected to fall to about 7.7 percent ...
ORANGE (AP) - Flamboyant former NBA star Dennis Rodman has been told he could face up to 20 days in jail unless he pays some $860,000 in child support. His lawyer, however, says Rodman has made payments and will fight to have the contempt of court finding overturned. Rodman appeared in an Orange County court Tuesday but sentencing ...
FEDS TO PROBE REPAIR WORK ON BAD BAY BRIDGE RODS: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Federal Highway Administration on Monday said it is investigating the state's response to broken steel seismic safety rods on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.
15 OF 23 CAL STATE CAMPUSES CHARGE GRADUATION FEES: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Graduating students at more than a dozen California public universities will have to hand over money before they are handed their diplomas, a newspaper reported.
CHICAGO (AP) - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she supports a woman's right to choose to have an abortion, but feels her predecessors' landmark Roe v. Wade ruling 40 years ago was too sweeping and gave abortion opponents a symbol to target.
PALMDALE . (AP) - Sheriff's authorities said a man who was arrested this week on suspicion of growing marijuana is now a "person of interest" in the death of a 63-year-old jogger who was mauled to death by a pack of pit bulls in the Mojave Desert.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Every time Los Angeles exhales, odd-looking gadgets anchored in the mountains above the city trace the invisible puffs of carbon dioxide, methane and other greenhouse gases that waft skyward.
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. (AP) - It's not that easy to catch crawfish in Lake Tahoe. Turns out, it may be harder to keep them.
IRVINE (AP) - University of California, Irvine officials pledged to work on race relations on campus this week after a black student found a hand-scrawled note in her backpack calling her a slave, making it the second racist incident that has offended black students in recent weeks.
VALLEY SPRINGS (AP) - A day before a 12-year-old boy was arrested for the stabbing death of his 8-year-old sister, his mother described him as "protective" of his younger sibling.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - California schools are expecting a boost from the $900 million to be raised over the next year through the closure of a corporate tax loophole, but Gov. Jerry Brown is locked in a disagreement with state lawmakers over how to hand out that money.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Grammy-winning musician Chris Brown's neighbors are unhappy with what some are calling frightening art he's chosen to have painted along the curb of his Hollywood Hills home.
OAKLAND (AP) - More than 400 seismic safety rods that may be vulnerable to cracking or breaking are embedded in the base of the new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and may be difficult to inspect, remove or replace, according to a newspaper report.
LAKEPORT (AP) - Scott and Robin Spivey had a sinking feeling that something was wrong with their home when cracks began snaking across their walls in March.