• Driver arrested for texting with baby in lap: TORRANCE (AP) - Police say they've arrested a Hawthorne woman who was driving on a freeway while texting and holding her baby daughter in her lap.
SHERIFF'S ASSOCIATION BACKS BROWN'S TAX PROPOSAL: SAN DIEGO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown is collecting an endorsement for his tax initiative proposal from the California State Sheriffs' Association.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants unveiled a $1.6 billion plan Wednesday to convert the parking lot at AT&T Park and an adjacent pier into homes, offices, shops and restaurants. The "Mission Rock" project calls for up to 1,000 rental units, 125,000 square feet of retail space and as much as 1.7 million square feet of office space on the ...
new vinyl seats OAKLAND (AP) - The Bay Area Rapid Transit Agency has installed new, easy-to-clean vinyl seats on four train cars. The seats made their debut on Tuesday. The agency expects to have them in 100 cars by the end of the month. BART agreed last year to spend $1.9 million to change the seats on 100 cars ...
Animal fat-to-biofuel plant proposed
RICHMOND (AP) - Chevron Corp. owes additional taxes on its refinery in Richmond because Contra Costa County undervalued the facility by hundreds of millions of dollars, a county assessment appeals board has ruled. The Assessment Appeals Board made the decision Monday while rejecting Chevron's contention that it actually owed less in tax bills from 2007 through 2009. Chevron claimed the county had ...
MAN CHARGED IN BEATING OF SIKH ELDER IN FRESNO: FRESNO (AP) - A Central California man is facing charges of attempted murder and elder abuse in connection with the beating of an 82-year-old Sikh man outside a Sikh temple in Fresno.
290 POUNDS OF METH SEIZED IN CERES: CERES (AP) - Officials with a Central California drug task force say they've seized hundreds of pounds of methamphetamine in a raid of a San Joaquin Valley home.
OAKLAND POLICE CHIEF STEPPING DOWN: OAKLAND (AP) - The chief of Oakland's embattled police department said Wednesday that he is stepping down due to medical reasons.
TESTS ON BAY BRIDGE BOLTS SO FAR SHOW NO FAILURE: OAKLAND AP) - After dozens of seismic safety bolts on the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge broke, tests on remaining bolts have so far shown no sign of failure.
MINN. HIKER FOUND DEAD AT CLIFF BOTTOM IN YOSEMITE: YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - A hiker who went missing in Yosemite National Park has been found dead at the bottom of a cliff, authorities said.