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• SAN PABLO MINISTER SENTENCED FOR RAPING WOMAN, 56: SAN PABLO (AP) - A San Pablo minister has been sentenced to nine years in state prison for raping a 56-year-old woman at his house.

August 04, 2013 | | State


Hollywood tower project maybe on fault

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A recently approved project that would create two of Hollywood's tallest towers might run directly over an active earthquake fault, raising doubt about whether construction should go forward.

August 02, 2013 | | State


LA student film nearly turns tragic during staged robbery

LOS ANGELES (AP) - For a few harrowing seconds, eight officers from a suburban Los Angeles police department had their guns drawn and pointed at a group of college filmmakers shooting a robbery scene at a coffee shop.

August 02, 2013 | | State


Ex UC Davis cop trying to reach workers comp deal

DAVIS (AP) - Efforts are underway to reach an out-of-court deal over former UC Davis police officer John Pike's worker's compensation claim.

August 02, 2013 | | State


10,000 getting out of prison early

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday paved the way for the early release of nearly 10,000 California inmates by year's end despite warnings by Gov. Jerry Brown and other state officials that a public safety crisis looms if they're forced to open the prison gates.

August 02, 2013 | | State


Bay Area commuters brace for BART strike

OAKLAND . (AP) - More ferries and buses will be deployed to get commuters across San Francisco Bay. Carpool lanes will be open all day, not just for rush hour. And gift cards for coffee will be handed out to drivers who pick up riders.

August 02, 2013 | | State


Bid to recall San Diego mayor faces long odds

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Organizers behind dueling efforts to recall Mayor Bob Filner amid sexual harassment allegations said Friday they are joining forces to beat a short deadline for gathering petition signatures.

August 02, 2013 | | State


State news briefs

SILICON VALLEY TECH EXEC CONVICTED OF LEGO THEFTS: PALO ALTO (AP) - A former Silicon Valley software executive has been convicted of burglary for cheating Target stores out of Lego collectors' sets.

August 02, 2013 | | State


So how safe is high speed rail?

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California high-speed rail officials sought Thursday to reassure the public about safety in the wake of deadly European train crashes this summer.

August 01, 2013 | | State


BART workers vow to strike in 72 hours

OAKLAND (AP) - Two San Francisco Bay Area transit unions are set to go on strike and shut down one of the region's major train systems if they don't reach agreement on a new contract.

August 01, 2013 | | State


Pot farm pollution: Too dangerous for state to deal with?

SACRAMENTO (AP) - With parts of Northern California's scenic hillsides illegally gouged by bulldozers for marijuana grows, frustrated local officials asked the state for help to protect streams and rivers from harmful sediment and the chemicals used on the pot plants.

August 01, 2013 | | State


Southern California Catholic school fires gay teacher after his wedding

GLENDORA (AP) - A gay teacher at a Catholic high school in Southern California lost his job after his wedding pictures were published in a local newspaper, according to the teacher's lawyer.

August 01, 2013 | | State


LA man may have died from West Nile virus

CARSON (AP) - Authorities say a Los Angeles County man infected with the West Nile virus has died and health officials are trying to determine whether the illness caused his death.

August 01, 2013 | | State


State news briefs

SAN JOSE TEACHER CONVICTED OF MOLESTING 5 KIDS: SAN JOSE, (AP) - A San Jose school teacher accused of blindfolding children and making them perform oral sex in his classroom has been convicted of molesting five students.

August 01, 2013 | | State


Poll: Californians likes Jerry Brown

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown enjoys a record high 54 percent approval rating among California voters as he heads into a likely re-election campaign next year after a relatively smooth state budget process, according to a new poll the Public Policy Institute of California released Wednesday.

July 31, 2013 | | State


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Police: Video backs officer’s story in fatal teen shooting

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Surveillance video corroborates an off-duty federal law enforcement officer's account that he was being robbed when he killed a 15-year-old boy ...

June 02, 2017 | | State


California, New York, Washington unite to back climate pact

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Three Democratic governors said Thursday they won't let the United States back away from a commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, despite ...

June 02, 2017 | | State


California lawmakers pass bills to address housing shortage

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers took steps to address the state's affordable housing shortage Thursday by passing bills to speed construction and generate money for ...

June 02, 2017 | | State


Nurses seek $106B in new state taxes

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A longshot California proposal to replace insurance companies with government-funded health care for all of the state's residents could be paid for ...

June 01, 2017 | | State


Massive Big Sur landslide added 13 acres to coast

BIG SUR (AP) - A massive landslide that engulfed Central California's Highway 1 has added 13 acres to the coastline.

June 01, 2017 | | State


Homeless up 23% to 11,000 in LA County

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Volunteers who spread out across Los Angeles County counted about 58,790 homeless people, a 23 percent increase from a year earlier ...

June 01, 2017 | | State


Principal accused of firing BB gun at students resigns

TULELAKE (AP) - A Northern California high school principal has resigned amid accusations that he shot at students with a BB gun during a school function.

June 01, 2017 | | State


Gender-inclusive locker room planned for UC Berkeley

BERKELEY (AP) - The University of California, Berkeley plans to build a gender-inclusive locker room at its campus gym.

June 01, 2017 | | State


Santa Barbara reactivates seawater desalination plant

SANTA BARBARA (AP) - Santa Barbara has completed a $71 million reactivation of its seawater desalination plant to bolster its water supplies.

June 01, 2017 | | State


Google expands paid Waze carpooling throughout California

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google is expanding its paid carpool service throughout California, building on an effort to get more traffic-weary drivers to share their rides ...

June 01, 2017 | | State


Gov. Brown looks abroad for climate changes allies

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Looking for allies in the fight against climate change, California Gov. Jerry Brown heads to China this week in a push to build ...

June 01, 2017 | | State


Oakland to pay nearly $1M o teen in police scandal

OAKLAND (AP) - Oakland officials agreed Wednesday to pay nearly $1 million to settle a teenager's claims that city police officers sexually abused her while ...

June 01, 2017 | | State


Guardsman killed, 3 injured during training

FORT IRWIN (AP) - One Mississippi National Guard member was killed and three others were injured when their tank rolled over during a training exercise in ...

May 31, 2017 | | State


GECAC awards 10 service challenge college scholarships

Give Every Child a Chance (GECAC) gave out a record amount of scholarships due to the generosity of an anonymous donor.

May 31, 2017 | | State


Justices side with police in California shooting

LANCASTER (AP) - A unanimous Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with sheriff's deputies in a legal dispute stemming from 2010, when an innocent couple was ...

May 31, 2017 | | State


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