SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - In the wake of the Boston bombings, San Francisco's police chief wants more security cameras along a major thoroughfare that hosts parades and other big events. Chief Greg Suhr said additional cameras on Market Street would give police extra eyes during such major events, the San Francisco Chronicle reported on Monday. The San Francisco ...
SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's water contractors would have a key role in the design and construction of the $14 billion twin-tunnel plan for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta under a pact quietly being negotiated by state water officials, a newspaper reported on Monday. The possible joint powers agreement would mean water ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The city attorney said Monday he's launching an investigation into whether Nevada health officials are systemically sending psychiatric patients to San Francisco and other cities. City Attorney Dennis Herrera sent a letter to Nevada's Department of Health and Human Services demanding to see documents related to what he termed "patient dumping" - the alleged practice of discharging psychiatric ...
WOMAN CONVICTED IN HUEY LEWIS CAR THEFT: MILL VALLEY (AP) - A woman will be sentenced in May in Northern California for the theft of a rental car and laptop from singer Huey Lewis.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Drivers under age 18 would be banned from texting while driving even if they use hands-free devices under a cleanup bill approved by the state Senate. The California Association of Highway Patrolmen says a bill passed last year did not specifically exempt teenagers when it allowed drivers to use voice-operated and hands-free devices to dictate, send or listen to ...
SACRAMENTO (AP) - State lawmakers have sent Gov. Jerry Brown a bill that would provide more money for a state program that confiscates guns from felons, those deemed mentally unstable and others who are prohibited from owning them. The $24 million would be used over the next three years to hire more state Department of Justice agents. The money is designed to ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The photo taken in 1942 shows singer and civil rights activist Paul Robeson serenading a sea of black and white workers at Oakland's Moore Dry Dock Corp., one of the San Francisco Bay Area's first integrated shipping yards.
NBC'S MICHAELS ARRESTED FOR ALLEGED DUI : SANTA MONICA (AP) - NBC Sports announcer Al Michaels was arrested over the weekend in Southern California on suspicion of drunken driving, authorities said Sunday.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - A plan being pushed by some California lawmakers would give immigrants living in the country illegally - and legal residents who can't afford health insurance but don't qualify for Medi-Cal - basic low-cost health care.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - A second round of bureaucratic bickering has begun over the dismantling of California's community redevelopment agencies.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - A state lawmaker wants to establish basic standards for the short-term day care centers that are growing in popularity at fitness centers, shopping malls, grocery stores and other businesses.
Nominations are being sought for the Sierra High Hall of fame. Nominations are due on Friday, May 3. The Hall of Fame induction will take place Sunday, May 19. Letters of recommendation from the nominator, and the nominee's related high school and career information must be accompanied by a completed nomination form. In cases where other support material is difficult to obtain, additional letters may be in order to substantiate the individual's accomplishments or contributions. ...
SAN JOSE (AP) - A newspaper is reporting that technology firms, banks and other companies are fighting a proposed Internet privacy law that would require companies to show consumers the personal data they've collected on them and how it's being used.
HOME, FORD TEAM UP ON ENERGY EFFICIENCY: LOS ANGELES (AP) - KB Home is teaming up with Ford Motor Co. in hopes of making energy efficiency a more compelling proposition to would-be homeowners who also drive hybrid and plug-in vehicles.
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.