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Universal shuts down ‘Fast & Furious 7’

NEW YORK (AP) - Universal Pictures has shut down production on "Fast & Furious 7" indefinitely following the death of its star, Paul Walker.

December 04, 2013 | | State

Richmond, Carlsbad ban e-cigarettes

RICHMOND (AP) - Two California cities have voted to ban electronic cigarettes while a motion will be introduced Wednesday in Los Angeles to limit the smokeless devices where cigarette smoking is already prohibited.

December 04, 2013 | | State

LAPD seeing fewer applicants

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Police Department is struggling to recruit enough qualified candidates as fewer people are applying to join the nation's third-largest police force.

December 04, 2013 | | State

BART train stopped after brake problems

BERKELEY (AP) - A San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit train stopped in a tunnel after a brake problem Wednesday morning, shutting down one of the agency's main lines and stranding hundreds of passengers, officials said.

December 04, 2013 | | State

US vet detained oversaw guerrilla group

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Six decades before he went to North Korea as a curious tourist, Merrill Newman supervised a group of South Korean guerrillas during the Korean War who were perhaps the most hated and feared fighters in the North, former members of the group say.

December 03, 2013 | | State

Woman fights ticket for driving with Google glass

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A California woman pleaded not guilty Tuesday to what is believed to be the first traffic citation alleging a motorist was using Google's computer-in-an-eyeglass.

December 03, 2013 | | State

‘Fast & Furious’ halted; autopsy underway

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The movie studio that makes the "Fast & Furious" action franchise said Tuesday it was suspending production of the latest installment, while authorities pressed ahead with their investigation into how Paul Walker died.

December 03, 2013 | | State

BART union sues transit agency

OAKLAND (AP) - San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit's two largest unions filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the agency, claiming its board of directors broke state law when they approved a contract without a key provision.

December 03, 2013 | | State

News from around california

BART UNIONS SUE TRANSITY AGENCY OVER CONTRACTS: OAKLAND (AP) - San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit's two largest unions are suing the agency, claiming its board of directors broke state law when they approved a contract without a key provision.Members of ATU Local 1555 and SEIU 1021 filed the lawsuit on Tuesday in Alameda County Superior Court. The lawsuit will not affect train service. BART's board approved a new labor deal last month, but stripped a family medical leave provision that the unions want and the agency's top negotiators signed off during talks to end a second ...

December 03, 2013 | | State

Officials: Walker crash not part of street race

LOS ANGELES (AP) - While the neighborhood where "Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker died in a fiery crash is known to attract street racers, law enforcement officials do not believe the Porsche he and a friend were riding in had been racing another car.

December 02, 2013 | | State

Suspected arrested in Playstation 4 shooting case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco police say they have arrested a suspect in the fatal shooting and robbery of a man who advertised a Playstation 4 gaming console for sale online.

December 02, 2013 | | State

Attorney: 2 cops wrongly accused in homeless death

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A homeless man who died after a violent confrontation with six California police officers was combative, grabbed at one officer's stun gun and struggled so hard against attempts to handcuff him that the officers arresting him asked a dispatcher to broadcast an urgent call for back-up three times, attorneys for two police officers charged in the death said during opening statements.

December 02, 2013 | | State

Family: American detained in N Korea in good health

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The family of an elderly U.S. tourist detained for more than a month in North Korea said Saturday the Swedish ambassador has seen the man and found him to be in good health.

December 01, 2013 | | State

Officials: Speed a factor in actor Walker’s death

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Fans of "Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker created a makeshift memorial Sunday at the site where a car he was riding in crashed, killing the actor and a friend.

December 01, 2013 | | State

Latinos want U.S. to sue over LA supervisors’ board

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is aggressively pursuing lawsuits over minority voting rights in Texas and North Carolina, but the Justice Department has not moved on evidence that the latest round of redistricting in Los Angeles County unfairly reduces the influence of Latino voters.

November 29, 2013 | | State

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San Francisco considers $290K payout for Journey wedding

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco supervisors are considering a $290,000 payout to settle a lawsuit by the guitarist of rock band Journey over his ...

November 11, 2015 | | State

Extreme fire weather in store for SoCal

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Gusty Santa Ana winds and bone-dry weather will bring extreme fire danger to Southern California - while mountains father north enjoy early winter ...

November 11, 2015 | | State

California OKs $44M in tax credits

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A state economic development board approved nearly $44 million in new tax credits Tuesday for companies promising to create more than 7,000 ...

November 10, 2015 | | State

Playboy settles golf-injury lawsuit

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Playboy Enterprises has settled a lawsuit by a model who claimed she was hurt when an employee whacked her in the buttocks ...

November 10, 2015 | | State

School police feared for safety before Las Vegas park shooting

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Two Las Vegas school district police officers feared for themselves and people in a busy park around them when they fired 14 ...

November 10, 2015 | | State

Ski resorts open early in Sierra

TRUCKEE (AP) - At least three ski resorts have opened early and several more will open this week as fresh powder blanketed parts of the Sierra ...

November 10, 2015 | | State

California breaks the law on sex offender website

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California is breaking the law by failing to include updates about sex offenders on its Megan's Law website, leading some offenders to ...

November 10, 2015 | | State

Plan designates 380,000 acres of desert land for power use

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A sweeping plan released Tuesday to regulate development of renewable energy in Southern California deserts designates nearly 400,000 acres for potential ...

November 10, 2015 | | State

Gunman killed, Woman found dead in San Jose standoff

SAN JOSE (AP) - Police say a woman was found dead inside a home after officers killed a gunman in a shootout following an hours-long standoff.

November 10, 2015 | | State

Family expresses sympathy to victims

SAN JOSE (AP) - The family of the 18-year-old student who stabbed four people at the University of California, Merced, last week before being killed by ...

November 10, 2015 | | State

UAW leaders OK deal for $10,250 bonus

DETROIT (AP) - The United Auto Workers' proposed contract with Ford Motor Co. - approved Monday by local union leaders - is the richest of the Detroit Three ...

November 09, 2015 | | State

Orca shows ending by 2017

SAN DIEGO (AP) - SeaWorld will end orca shows at its San Diego park after visitors at the tourist attraction made it clear they prefer seeing ...

November 09, 2015 | | State

Turkeys R Us short 1,306 more turkeys

Kids in 2014 literally emptied their piggy banks to help make sure that struggling families had a turkey dinner on Thanksgiving.

November 09, 2015 | | State


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A worker in the state oil and gas regulatory agency lodged a whistleblower's complaint over being ordered to prepare a state ...

November 09, 2015 | | State

Storm brings rain to valley snow to Sierra

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Umbrellas were out and streets were slick in the San Francisco Bay Area on Monday as a rainstorm ushered in a two-day ...

November 09, 2015 | | State

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