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Talks to resume to end strike that stymied commute

OAKLAND (AP) - Rail workers and transit officials agreed Tuesday to resume contract talks to end a two-day strike that has caused chaotic commutes throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and prompted businesses to claim the walkout is costing the region millions of dollars.

July 02, 2013 | | State


California to move inmates over illness

SACRAMENTO (AP) - State corrections officials said Tuesday they will comply with a federal court order to move thousands of inmates out of two Central Valley prisons where an airborne fungus has led to widespread illnesses.

July 02, 2013 | | State


Bay Area briefs

SF FIREFIGHTER COULD FACE DUI, HIT-AND-RUN CHARGES: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Authorities say a San Francisco firefighter who allegedly drove a ladder truck into a motorcyclist while drunk and left the scene could face drunken driving and hit-and-run charges.

July 02, 2013 | | State


Landlord fatal arson conviction overturned

MODESTO (AP) - A former Modesto landlord will be freed from prison after being exonerated of a triple murder and arson conviction after reaching a plea agreement with prosecutors.

July 02, 2013 | | State


Judge allows yoga in public schools

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A judge ruled Monday that a public school district can teach yoga, siding with administrators who argued the practice is a secular way to promote strength, flexibility and balance and rejecting pleas of parents who said the classes are inherently religious and violate the constitutional principle of separating church and state.

July 01, 2013 | | State


BART strike slows down rush hour in in SF Bay area

OAKLAND (AP) - San Francisco Bay area commuters sweated in crowded buses, shivered on loaded ferries or inched through crowded freeway traffic on Monday after hundreds of train workers demanding higher wages went on strike and the region's heavily used rail system ground to a halt.

July 01, 2013 | | State




State news briefs

BROWN SIGNS SCHOOL-FUNDING CHANGES INTO LAW: SACRAMENTO . (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown signed sweeping education legislation Monday that changes the state funding formula for K-12 schools in a way that he hopes will help boost the academic achievement of disadvantaged students.

July 01, 2013 | | State


Death Valley’s 129 degree ties June record

FURNANCE CREEK (AP) - A heat wave smothering the West is rewriting the record books, likely tying a more than century-old record for the U.S. while putting Las Vegas through its hottest June ever.

July 01, 2013 | | State


Why this California heat wave's so scary and what's behind it

WASHINGTON (AP) - Excessive heat is the No. 1 weather killer in the United States and it's at its most dangerous when it doesn't cool down at night.

July 01, 2013 | | State


Bay Area briefs

STATE GAS TAX RISES 3.5 CENTS: SANTA ROSA (AP) - Starting this week California drivers are spending more to fill up at the pump.

July 01, 2013 | | State


Man, 19, shot in chest at BART station

EL CERRITO (AP) - Police are looking for at least one suspect who shot a 19-year-old man in the chest following an argument at a BART station in El Cerrito.

June 28, 2013 | | State


BART unions may go on strike Monday

OAKLAND (AP) - Scores of commuters were scrambling Friday to find alternate plans after two of San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit's largest unions gave notice they plan to go on strike if they can't get a new contract over the weekend.

June 28, 2013 | | State


Las Vegas, Phoenix bake in hot temps

PHOENIX (AP) - A blazing heat wave expected to send the mercury soaring to nearly 120 degrees in Phoenix and Las Vegas settled over the West on Friday, threatening to ground airliners and raising fears that people and pets will get burned on the scalding pavement.

June 28, 2013 | | State


AROUND THE STATEn

PORN INDUSTRY CONNECTS GAY MARRIAGE TO CONDOM LAW: LOS ANGELES - The adult film industry is citing a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage in its effort to muzzle its main nemeses in the legal battle to keep condoms off of porn actors. Porn industry attorneys have filed a motion in U.S. District Court asking that the AIDS Healthcare Foundation be prevented from arguing against the industry's lawsuit to repeal the condom requirement Los Angeles County voters have adopted. The foundation was the driving force in getting the law passed. On Wednesday the Supreme Court ruled ...

June 28, 2013 | | State


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No retirement talk from Feinstein, oldest Senator

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The nation's oldest U.S. senator looks like she's sticking around.

June 18, 2017 | | State


With budget done, lawmakers turn to other issues

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - After approving a $125 billion budget last week, California lawmakers are turning their attention to other matters for the last three months ...

June 18, 2017 | | State


Tourists descend as temperatures climb toward 120 in Death Valley

DEATH VALLEY (AP) - Desert dwellers in the western U.S. see temperatures topping 120 degrees as a reason to hunker down indoors and turn up ...

June 18, 2017 | | State


Supervisor Tom Patti hosts Tuesday meeting

Newly elected San Joaquin County Board of Supervisor, Tom Patti, will host a community meeting on Tuesday, June 20, at City Hall located at 390 ...

June 17, 2017 | | State


California ordering inspections at aging dams

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California is ordering immediate spillway inspections at about 70 aging dams that it believes might not be sound enough to protect downstream communities ...

June 15, 2017 | | State


Contra Costa County DA resigns, pleads no contest to perjury charge

MARTINEZ (AP) - Contra Costa County District Attorney Mark Peterson resigned Wednesday and pleaded no contest to perjury over his use of campaign funds for personal ...

June 15, 2017 | | State


California may allow pot samples at county fairs; home delivery

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California would set standards for organic marijuana, allow pot samples at county fairs and permit home deliveries under legislation set to be considered ...

June 15, 2017 | | State


UPS workers fled gunfire that killed 4 at SF facility

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A UPS employee who had recently filed a grievance opened fire Wednesday inside one of the company's San Francisco packing facilities ...

June 15, 2017 | | State


State budget would put limits on University of California

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The University of California system would face new financial restrictions and enrollment targets under a proposed state budget after an audit found administrators ...

June 15, 2017 | | State


June storm brings rain, snow to parts of NorCal

SACRAMENTO (AP) - "Well so much for summer!"

June 11, 2017 | | State


New York Times sources: Uber discussing CEO leave

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The board of Uber was meeting Sunday to consider placing the CEO of the ride-hailing company on leave, according The New York ...

June 11, 2017 | | State


$447M Powerball ticket sold in SoCal

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A sole winning Powerball ticket worth $447.8 million and matching all six numbers was sold in Southern California, and whoever owns ...

June 11, 2017 | | State


California AG slams Trump, defenders

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's top law enforcement official blasted his former congressional colleague, House Speaker Paul Ryan, on Friday for suggesting that a lack of ...

June 10, 2017 | | State


Fresno man killed by officers had ‘death wish’

FRESNO (AP) - Police described a dramatic and scary scene as they explained their decision Wednesday to shoot and kill a heavily armed man they said ...

June 08, 2017 | | State


Suit hits city’s restrictions on recreational pot growers

FONTANA (AP) - A lawsuit filed against a California city claims an ordinance makes it unreasonably difficult and expensive for adult residents to grow up to ...

June 08, 2017 | | State


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