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New Year's worry: Will arsonist strike LA again?

LOS ANGELES (AP) - On what would already be one of their busiest nights of the year, police and firefighters Saturday will be patrolling neighborhoods, taking hotline phone calls and scrambling to identify who was behind the arson fires that have spooked the Hollywood area for two straight nights and were making it an uneasy New Year's Eve in Los Angeles.

December 31, 2011 | | State


NASA probe circling the moon on New Year's Eve

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - As planet Earth rang in the new year, a different kind of countdown was happening at the moon.

December 31, 2011 | | State


Bay Area news briefs

Visitors to pay $2 more to see Muir Woods

December 30, 2011 | | State


Maddo, LaVallee set for side-by-side jumps of motorcycle & snowmobile

SAN DIEGO (AP) - If all goes right on New Year's Eve, daredevils Robbie Maddison and Levi LaVallee will roar down the takeoff ramps on a motorcycle and snowmobile, respectively, fly over a 300-foot water gap, complete their record-setting jumps and toast their accomplishments.

December 30, 2011 | | State


California news briefs

STANISLAUS COUNTY INVESTIGATOR HIT BY CAR, DIES

December 30, 2011 | | State


'Synthetic' pot is problem for military

SAN DIEGO (AP) - U.S. troops are increasingly using an easy-to-get herbal mix called "Spice," which mimics a marijuana high, is hard to detect and can bring on hallucinations that last for days.

December 30, 2011 | | State


New laws promote gay history, illegal immigrants

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Laws that promote the historical contributions of gays and lesbians and help illegal immigrant college students gain financial aid will take effect with the new year in California, even as opponents seek to overturn the legislation at the ballot box.

December 30, 2011 | | State


Flood plan calls for up to $17B in repairs

STOCKTON (AP) - California water officials recommended a historic investment in the state's aging flood control system Friday, saying more than half of the state's levees do not meet standards and the system needs up to $17 billion in repairs and investment.

December 30, 2011 | | State


Monkey 'Banana Sam' stolen from SF Zoo

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Police are investigating the brazen theft of a beloved squirrel monkey named Banana Sam from the San Francisco Zoo.

December 30, 2011 | | State


BART to run longer on New Year's Day

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - New Year's revelers in the San Francisco Bay area will have the option of using public transit to get home.

December 29, 2011 | | State


Cities, lawmakers seek compromise on fate of 400 development agencies

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - The California Supreme Court on Thursday gave Gov. Jerry Brown and state lawmakers the right to eliminate community redevelopment agencies in a crucial decision that impacts the state budget.

December 29, 2011 | | State


Lone gray wolf crosses into California

REDDING (AP) - A lone gray wolf has wandered across the Oregon border into California in what wildlife officials hailed Thursday as the historic return of a species not seen in the state in more than 80 years.

December 29, 2011 | | State


Nativity scene with gay figures vandalized

CLAREMONT (AP) - Vandalism of a church's Nativity display that includes depictions of gay and lesbian couples was being investigated as a hate crime, police said.

December 29, 2011 | | State


POLICE MAKE POT BUST AFTER STOPPING BIKE RIDER

SOUTH PASADENA (AP) - South Pasadena police who stopped a man for riding a bike at night without a headlight or rear reflector say they found 23 pounds of marijuana stashed in a water cooler.

December 29, 2011 | | State


Panama Canal expansion worries ports

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Business, labor and public officials fear expansion of the Panama Canal could cut cargo business by a quarter at the twin Los Angeles-Long Beach ports, which currently handle 40 percent of the nation's imported Asian cargo.

December 29, 2011 | | State


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Ex-lawmaker charged with aiding suicide

RIVERSIDE (AP) - A former California state lawmaker was charged with providing a gun to his wife so she could kill herself last year.

December 04, 2017 | | State


Lawmakers look at wildfire warning failures

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The failure of cellphone and other privately owned systems crippled emergency-warning efforts during California's deadly October wildfires, and the state lacks authority ...

December 04, 2017 | | State


Los Angeles, NYC, London chase growing sex cases

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police in London, Los Angeles and New York are working to untangle an ever-growing mass of sexual assault and harassment complaints against ...

December 03, 2017 | | State


SF defends sanctuary status, backlash grows

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The attacks on San Francisco and other cities with similar immigration policies began moments after a jury acquitted a Mexican man of ...

December 03, 2017 | | State


Police investigating video of boy throwing cat onto street

ONTARIO (AP) - Authorities say an animal cruelty investigation is underway after a 16-year-old boy was seen on video throwing a cat onto the street.

December 03, 2017 | | State


Police: Teen admits to molesting 50 kids in SoCal

RIVERSIDE (AP) - A teenager who turned himself in to police confessed to molesting some 50 children over the past several years across Southern California, authorities ...

December 03, 2017 | | State


Lawyers walking fine line to navigate competing pot laws

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Just as entrepreneurs getting into the retail pot industry need a good lawyer, some of those lawyers might be wise to consult ...

December 03, 2017 | | State


Uber sinks deeper into trade-secret theft allegations

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A top Uber lawyer struggled to explain to a federal judge why the company reached a $7.5 million settlement with a ...

November 29, 2017 | | State


Trump to nominate economics professor to Federal Reserve

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump intends to nominate Marvin Goodfriend, a Carnegie Mellon University economics professor, for a seat on the Federal Reserve Board, the ...

November 29, 2017 | | State


Conservatives slam GOP proposal to automatically raise taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) - Conservative groups and lawmakers are lining up against a proposal by Senate Republicans to impose automatic tax increases on millions of Americans - if ...

November 29, 2017 | | State


Snapchat seeks to attract more users by redesigning app

NEW YORK (AP) - Snapchat is separating what friends share and what media organizations publish in an attempt to appeal to a broader range of users.

November 29, 2017 | | State


Boston’s City Council approves ban on plastic shopping bags

BOSTON (AP) - The Boston City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to ban single-use plastic shopping bags throughout the city.

November 29, 2017 | | State


2 big Uber investors agree to sell shares in SoftBank deal

DETROIT (AP) - At least two big Uber stakeholders have agreed to sell part of their private shares to a group led by Japanese technology conglomerate ...

November 29, 2017 | | State


Child pornography charges against doctor dismissed

SANTA ANA (AP) - A federal judge has dismissed the child pornography charges against a Southern California doctor after much of the evidence was thrown out.

November 29, 2017 | | State


Stolen Ferrari trashed; man arrested after seeking gas money

SANTA ANA (AP) - A Southern California man suspected of stealing a $300,000 Ferrari was arrested after asking for gas money, authorities said.

November 29, 2017 | | State


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