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DAUGHTER OF MEXICAN DRUG LORD HELD: SAN DIEGO (AP) - The daughter of one of the world's most sought-after drug lords has been arrested on suspicion of trying to enter the United States on someone else's passport, U.S. officials said Monday.

October 15, 2012 | | State


Del Norte DA accused of corruption on trial before bar

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The fight for a Northern California district attorney professional life got under way Monday in a tiny courtroom in the downtown San Francisco high rise that serves as headquarters for the State Bar, the agency that licenses and disciplines California's 176,000 lawyers.

October 15, 2012 | | State


Peace treaty negotiator hired for PG&E, CPUC settlement talks

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A former U.S. senator who helped negotiate a peace treaty in Northern Ireland has been appointed to help California energy regulators and Pacific Gas & Electric reach a settlement over a pipeline explosion that killed eight people, the two sides announced Monday.

October 15, 2012 | | State


Rival to end ad critical of Brown's initiative

SACRAMENTO. (AP) - The campaign for a November ballot initiative that seeks to raise income taxes on most Californians to fund public schools is phasing out a TV ad that criticizes a rival tax measure pushed by Gov. Jerry Brown.

October 15, 2012 | | State


Home prices rise in September; sales fall

SAN DIEGO (AP) - California home prices rose in September to a four-year high as the supply of properties for sale remained tight, according to surveys released Monday.

October 15, 2012 | | State


Feinstein has more than $3M in campaign cash

SACRAMENTO (AP) - U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein has a healthy campaign stash as she seeks re-election to a fourth full term.

October 15, 2012 | | State


Democrats seek boost from new legislative maps

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The path to a two-thirds legislative majority in the state Senate - the ability for Democrats to change tax policy and override gubernatorial vetoes - runs partly through California's Central Valley.

October 14, 2012 | | State


Driven by appetite for meth: For dollars’ worth of copper farmers out thousands

DOS PALOS (AP) - Cannon Michael is a folk hero across California's agriculture heartland, where these days the price of scrap metal influences a farmer's bottom line as much that of the fine pima cotton he grows.

October 14, 2012 | | State


As gas prices soar, cycling more attractive

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - With an autumn chill in the air on a gray San Francisco morning, the five-member Ades family rubbed the sleep from their eyes, strapped on their bike helmets and rode right past their two cars to the kids' elementary school about a mile away.

October 14, 2012 | | State


Endeavour reaches permanent LA home

LOS ANGELES (AP) - It was supposed to be a slow but smooth journey to retirement, a parade through city streets for a shuttle that logged millions of miles in space.

October 14, 2012 | | State


Corrosion linked to 2011 Chevron refinery fire

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Corrosion that went unchecked - the suspected cause of a fire at Chevron Corp.'s Richmond refinery in August - has been linked to a fire at the plant in October 2011, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Sunday.

October 14, 2012 | | State


22 saved from sinking wine boat traveling in San Francisco Bay

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Nearly two dozen people who were enjoying a bachelor party on what's billed as San Francisco Bay's only "floating wine tasting room" are OK after their boat hit a shoal near Alcatraz Island and began sinking Friday night, officials said.

October 14, 2012 | | State


State news briefs

• LOS ANGELES POLICE CLASH WITH SKATEBOARDERS: LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police in riot gear dispersed about 500 skateboarding fans who blocked Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles after turning out for a free movie premiere at the Vine Theatre.

October 14, 2012 | | State


State news briefs

SAN DIEGO TEEN IS HOMECOMING KING BY LANDSLIDE: SAN DIEGO (AP) - Crawford High School senior Ivan Mendoza became Homecoming King this year by a landslide.

October 12, 2012 | | State


No charges against Octomom on allegations

SANTA ANA (AP) - Prosecutors won't file charges against Octomom Nadya Suleman after a caregiver last month reported allegations of child neglect at her home, an official at the district attorney's office said Friday.

October 12, 2012 | | State


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California Native American tribe plans resort & winery trigger controversy

WINDSOR (AP) - A casino-owning Native American tribe has plans for housing, a resort and a winery around a small Northern California town, and some locals are not happy.

July 16, 2015 | | State


LA votes for Uber, Lyft pickups

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles has moved toward becoming the biggest city in the U.S. to allow ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft to pick up passengers at the airport.

July 16, 2015 | | State


Trump invited to attend San Francisco’s Mexican festival

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Mexico's consul general in San Francisco is inviting Donald Trump to attend a festival in the Bay Area next week that will highlight Mexican food and culture.

July 16, 2015 | | State


California Senate candidate Sanchez trails rival on funds

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California Rep. Loretta Sanchez raised $618,000 in her first six weeks as a U.S. Senate candidate, according to figures released Wednesday, well short of the pace she will need to keep up with fundraising by her chief rival, Attorney General Kamala Harris.

July 16, 2015 | | State


San Diego awarded $188 million in major water charge dispute

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A California judge gave San Diego a big victory Wednesday in its quest for water independence, ruling that the region's water agency is owed $188 million it overpaid for having Colorado River water brought to the coast.

July 15, 2015 | | State


State softens approach to curtailing water

SACRAMENTO (AP) - State water officials on Wednesday softened their approach to telling thousands of California farmers to stop pumping from rivers to irrigate crops during the drought but warned that stiff penalties still await anybody who takes water they don't have a right to use.

July 15, 2015 | | State


Uber fined $7M for keeping info from California regulators

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Uber picked up a hefty tab Wednesday when a judge fined the taxi-alternative's California subsidiary $7.3 million for refusing to give state regulators information about its business practices, including when its drivers turn down ride requests and how accessible vehicles are to disabled riders.

July 15, 2015 | | State


Agency sets low-water lawn rules in drought

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California extended its drought-inspired purge of idyllic emerald lawns from new developments, with state officials voting Wednesday to adopt more stringent water limits on landscapes for new homes and businesses.

July 15, 2015 | | State


Uber settles suit over 6-year-old’s death

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Uber is settling lawsuit with the family of a 6-year-old girl who died when a company driver hit her with his SUV.

July 15, 2015 | | State


Republicans lash homeland security chief over SF killing

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - House Republicans lashed the Obama administration Tuesday for failing to deport an immigrant who allegedly murdered a woman in San Francisco, and advanced legislation aimed at deterring local communities from harboring immigrants who are in this country illegally.

July 14, 2015 | | State


LA skyscraper owner adding observation deck

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tourists will soon be able to take in 360-degree views of metropolitan Los Angeles from an observation deck, bar and restaurant atop the tallest building in the West.

July 14, 2015 | | State


California authorities suspend search for baby

REDDING (AP) - Northern California authorities said Tuesday they've stopped actively searching for an infant who's been missing for 11 days, but they'll keep the case open and investigate any leads they receive.

July 14, 2015 | | State


Man charged in California kidnapping had bright resume

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Matthew Muller had a resume built for success - a U.S. Marine veteran, Harvard Law School graduate and member of the California bar.

July 14, 2015 | | State


Judge orders video released of police killing unarmed man

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A federal judge ordered a suburban Los Angeles city on Tuesday to release video of police fatally shooting an unarmed man two years ago.

July 14, 2015 | | State


Fake story on buyout sends Twitter stock briefly higher

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Twitter's stock briefly spiked on Tuesday after a fake story said the short messaging service received a $31 billion buyout offer.

July 14, 2015 | | State


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