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• CHP PLANE HELPS IN ARREST OF OAKLAND MOTORCYCLIST: OAKLAND (AP) - A motorcyclist doing wheelies and other stunts at high speeds on a Bay Area freeway was arrested after a California Highway Patrol airplane caught him on video.

April 03, 2014 | | State


FireChat ignites new way to communicate

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A new mobile messaging application called FireChat is empowering nearby smartphone users to stay in touch even when there's no cellular service or Internet connection.

April 03, 2014 | | State


FBI: Consultant played key role in weapons case involving senator

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Campaign consultant Keith Jackson operated largely outside the spotlight for years as a political power broker in San Francisco.

April 03, 2014 | | State


Assembly Demos denounce outsourcing

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A Democratic resolution denouncing the outsourcing of government functions to private contractors passed the Assembly on Thursday after prompting a spirited partisan debate about the role of government.

April 03, 2014 | | State


Drought bill targets homeowner association rules

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A bill moving through the Legislature protects people in homeowner associations from retribution if they take steps to reduce water use for landscaping.

April 03, 2014 | | State


Samsung hooks unsuspecting Obama as phone advertising star

NEW YORK (AP) - The latest pitchman in Samsung's marketing machine: an unwitting President Barack Obama.

April 02, 2014 | | State


Crude oil shipments going thru NorCal

BENICIA, Calif. (AP) - Local and state leaders are raising concerns about a San Francisco Bay Area refinery's plan to move as many as 100 train cars of flammable crude oil daily through Northern California cities.

April 02, 2014 | | State


San Francisco denies appeal over employee shuttle buses

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco officials have shot down environmentalists' attempt to stall Google, Facebook and other tech giants from using public bus stops for private employee shuttles, despite concerns that Silicon Valley firms are getting preferential treatment over locals.

April 02, 2014 | | State


Artist plants 5,000 fake Bieber CDs in LA stores such as Target, Wal-Mart

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An artist is making it difficult to believe there's actually a copy of Justin Bieber's latest album for sale in Los Angeles.

April 02, 2014 | | State


Brown open to fine-tuning changes

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown defended his 3-year-old criminal justice realignment law Wednesday but also told California law enforcement organizations that he is open to making improvements.

April 02, 2014 | | State


‘Mountain View declares water shortage emergency

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Mountain View has declared a water shortage emergency as the San Francisco Bay Area city faces the statewide drought.

April 02, 2014 | | State


Expert: Lost runner broke basic survival rule

AUBURN (AP) - A California runner who walked out of the wilderness after being lost for two bone-chilling nights didn't follow a basic rule of search-and-rescue - stay put, wilderness experts said Wednesday. Still, he beat the odds.

April 02, 2014 | | State


Nonprofit insurers lag in California’s insurance exchange

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Small nonprofits offering insurance plans on California's health care exchange are lagging well behind major insurers in sign-ups, potentially undermining a key goal of the federal Affordable Care Act, which sought to drive down costs by increasing competition.

April 02, 2014 | | State


July 4th fireworks green light

RENO, Nev. (AP) - The biggest Fourth of July fireworks show at Lake Tahoe will go on as scheduled after tourism officials settled a lawsuit alleging the event polluted the lake in violation of the Clean Water Act.

April 01, 2014 | | State


$425M lottery winner finally comes forward

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The sole winner of February's $425 million Powerball jackpot came forward to claim his prize Tuesday.

April 01, 2014 | | State


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California adopting energy efficiency rules for computers

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California will institute sweeping energy efficiency standards for computers and monitors in an effort to reduce power costs, with the goal of saving ...

December 15, 2016 | | State


2nd man arrested for worshipper’s stabbing

SIMI VALLEY (AP) - A second man was arrested Thursday for allegedly stabbing a worshipper near a California mosque in an apparent hate crime.

December 15, 2016 | | State


WHILE TRACKED BY GPS

SANTA ANA (AP) - Jurors took just an hour Thursday to convict a California sex offender of killing four women - crimes that were mostly committed while ...

December 15, 2016 | | State


State tells Uber: Stop self-driving car rides

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hours after Uber began offering people in San Francisco rides in self-driving cars Wednesday, California regulators told the ride-hailing company to stop ...

December 15, 2016 | | State


Court OKs waiting period for existing California gun owners

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's policy of withholding weapons for 10 days from buyers who previously purchased a gun and clear a background check before ...

December 15, 2016 | | State


Separated conjoined twins meet meet for 1stt time since surgery

PALO ALTO (AP) - The conjoined California twins that were separated last week following a 17-hour marathon surgery have been reunited for the first time since ...

December 15, 2016 | | State


73-year-old killed by cop had crucifix but no gun

BAKSERSFIELD (AP) - A 73-year-old man with dementia fatally shot by police had a crucifix - not a gun, as officers were led to believe, Bakersfield police ...

December 15, 2016 | | State


Huerta sworn in as Delta trustee

With friends and family present, new San Joaquin Delta College trustee Carlos Huerta took the oath of office from San Joaquin County Superior Court Judge ...

December 14, 2016 | | State


Record system cost doubles to $386M

FOLSOM (AP) - A massive project to modernize medical record-keeping for California prison inmates has more than doubled in cost from original estimates to nearly $400 ...

December 11, 2016 | | State


Street-racing crash kills 2 in south state

ANAHEIM (AP) - Two people were killed during an apparent street race in Southern California early Saturday, authorities said.

December 11, 2016 | | State


Santa Clara County agrees to pay family of slain inmate $3.6M

SAN JOSE (AP) - The family of a mentally ill inmate who was beaten to death in a Northern California jail will receive $3.6 million ...

December 11, 2016 | | State


Record system cost doubles to $386M

FOLSOM (AP) - A massive project to modernize medical record-keeping for California prison inmates has more than doubled in cost from original estimates to nearly $400 ...

December 11, 2016 | | State


Artists fear crackdown

OAKLAND (AP) - The Ghost Ship is now gone. But there's The Salt Lick, the ominously named Deathtrap and other converted warehouses where artists are ...

December 08, 2016 | | State


Was warehouse ever inspected by Oakland Fire?

OAKLAND (AP) - The illegally occupied Oakland warehouse where dozens of partygoers perished in a blaze does not appear in a database fire inspectors use to ...

December 08, 2016 | | State


6.5 quake in ocean off coast

FENDALE (AP) - A 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Northern California on Thursday, jolting residents of the coastal town of Ferndale but ...

December 08, 2016 | | State


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