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Family to get $17.8M for military jet crash

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the U.S. government to pay $17.8 million to a family that lost four members when a Marine Corps fighter jet crashed into their San Diego home in 2008.

December 28, 2011 | | State


NASA probe to arrive at moon over New Year's

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The New Year's countdown to the moon has begun.

December 28, 2011 | | State


Charges in UCLA lab death 1st of its kind in US

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December 28, 2011 | | State


California makes deep cuts

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Advocates of welfare reform in California often cite one, eye-popping statistic as they have pressed for cuts and changes to the program in recent years: The state has one-eighth of the nation's population but one-third of all welfare recipients.

December 28, 2011 | | State


Pesticide use rises after years of decline

FRESNO (AP) - Pesticide use in California rose in 2010 after declining for four consecutive years, according to state data released Wednesday.

December 28, 2011 | | State


Bay Area news briefs

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December 28, 2011 | | State


State news briefs

SKYDIVER DIES AT PERRIS VALLEY SKYDIVING: PERRIS (AP) - Authorities say a skydiver has died after a jump in Perris, marking the sixth skydiving fatality in the past 15 months at the popular locale.

December 27, 2011 | | State


Bay Area briefs

2 people hurt in small plane crash in Concord

December 27, 2011 | | State


Calif. 4th graders arrange food donations to needy

CUDAHY, Calif. (AP) - A suburban Los Angeles County elementary school has a New Year's present for needy families: lunch leftovers.

December 27, 2011 | | State


Brown says he is getting support for sales tax & tax-the-rich plan

SACRAMENTO (AP) Ñ Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday that he is working to win support from business and labor leaders for his plan to ask voters to raise income taxes on high-income earners and increase the state sales tax, despite competing initiatives from liberal groups that say his plan hits working people too hard.

December 27, 2011 | | State


Decision on Camp Pendleton crosses due in 2011 from Marine Corps brass

CAMP PENDLETON (AP) Ñ A Marine Corps ruling on the future of a pair of crosses at the top of a steep Camp Pendleton hill isn't expected until next year.

December 27, 2011 | | State


Soldier still critical after being shot during his homecoming celebration

SAN BERNARDINO (AP) Ñ A California man was charged on Tuesday with attempted murder in the shooting of an Afghanistan war veteran at a homecoming party during what authorities said was a fight over football teams.

December 27, 2011 | | State


Judge dismisses anti-Semitism claims against Cal during pro-Palestinian rally

BERKELEY (AP) Ñ A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by two Jewish students who claimed the University of California, Berkeley, fostered an atmosphere of anti-Semitism by not doing enough to curb alleged harassment during pro-Palestinian protests that included mock checkpoints.

December 27, 2011 | | State


BANKER SWINDLES 96-YEAR-OLD

SAN JOSE (AP) - A San Jose bank manager who was supposed to be taking care of a 96-year-old man's life savings of nearly $1 million is accused of stealing money from his account to bankroll a pre-Christmas shopping spree.

December 23, 2011 | | State


SOME OVERDUE TRAFFIC TICKETS ELIGIBLE FOR DISCOUNT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Some people who have long-overdue traffic tickets may be eligible for a discount, but it comes with strings attached.

December 23, 2011 | | State


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PG&E utility sued for ‘profits over safety’ in rash of deadly wildfires

BURLINGAME (AP) - Pacific Gas and Electric Co. was blamed in three lawsuits filed Tuesday for negligence in the wildfires that killed more than 40 people ...

November 14, 2017 | | State


Delay makes it unlikely SF will recreational pot Jan. 1

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco supervisors delayed voting Tuesday on proposed pot regulations, making it more unlikely that people in this weed-friendly city will be ...

November 14, 2017 | | State


State looks into free DNA tests

SANTA CLARA (AP) - California officials are looking into free DNA tests that are handed out to fans at 49ers games.

November 14, 2017 | | State


Christian players frustrated by criticism

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Eric Reid and other Christian players who support Colin Kaepernick's social justice movement want believers on the opposite side of the ...

November 12, 2017 | | State


Mendoza harassment case US Senate candidate Kevin De Leon under spotlight

SACRAMENTO (AP) - News that a sitting California senator is being investigated for sexual harassment against a young female employee has put a fresh spotlight on ...

November 12, 2017 | | State


Hundreds in Hollywood protest sex harassment

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Armed with signs, catchy phrases and a motivation to take #MeToo beyond the internet and into real life, a few hundred women ...

November 12, 2017 | | State


SoCal plant enjoying bomber boom

PALMDALE (AP) - Call it the bomber boom.

November 12, 2017 | | State


California billionaire doubles spending on anti-Trump ads

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California billionaire Tom Steyer said Thursday he'll double his spending on ads calling for President Donald Trump's impeachment to $20 million ...

November 09, 2017 | | State


State investigates senator’s behavior to female staffer

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Democratic Sen. Tony Mendoza is facing an internal investigation over allegations of inappropriate behavior toward a young female employee, including inviting her to ...

November 09, 2017 | | State


Sheriff: Wildfires point to usefulness of old technology

UKIAH (AP) - Wildfires that killed nine people in a remote Northern California county last month also crippled land lines, cell phones and internet service, the ...

November 09, 2017 | | State


‘Magnum, P.I.’ actor John Hillerman dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - John Hillerman, who played stuffed-shirt Higgins to Tom Selleck's freewheeling detective Thomas Magnum in the 1980s TV series "Magnum, P.I ...

November 09, 2017 | | State


Californians will turn ranch land into beach

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The California Coastal Commission on Thursday agreed to carve a mile of public beach out of ranch land that has been in ...

November 09, 2017 | | State


‘Friends’ star Aniston makes TV return

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Friends" star Jennifer Aniston is coming back to television and she's partnering with Reese Witherspoon.

November 08, 2017 | | State


New looks come to Snapchat , Twitter in bid for more users

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Struggling social-media darlings Twitter and Snapchat are taking on new looks as the services seek wider audiences in the shadow of Facebook.

November 08, 2017 | | State


You may help pay $170 million so PG&E can shut down Diablo

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A state judge Wednesday recommended that California's largest utility be allowed to increase customer rates by nearly $170 million for costs ...

November 08, 2017 | | State


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