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• BILL INCREASES FINES FOR TEXTING WHILE DRIVING: SACRAMENTO (AP) - California drivers would face tougher consequences for chatting and texting on their cellphones while driving under a bill that passed the California Assembly.

May 15, 2014 | | State


Will drought trigger earthquakes?

FRESNO (AP) - Excessive groundwater pumping for irrigation in California's agricultural belt can stress the San Andreas Fault, potentially increasing the risk of future small earthquakes, a new study suggests.

May 14, 2014 | | State


Brown seeks money to fix big Stockton prison hospital

STOCKTON (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown is seeking millions of dollars more to fix problems at an $839 million prison medical complex that was built to help end years of federal court oversight.

May 14, 2014 | | State


SF’s landmark Coit Tower reopens

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco's landmark Coit Tower reopened to the public on Wednesday after a six-month, $1.7 million upgrade that included the restoration of its famed murals.

May 14, 2014 | | State


Move afoot to ban plastic bags

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A bill to make California the first in the nation to impose a statewide ban on plastic bags at certain retailers passed a key legislative committee on Wednesday, but the legislation faces staunch opposition from bag manufacturers working to stem a flood of local bans meant to end clutter in landfills and beaches.

May 14, 2014 | | State


Anti-tax group OK with closing Proposition 13 ax law loophole

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A prominent anti-tax group says it won't oppose a bill that would close a loophole in California's Proposition 13, effectively approving a bid to change the landmark law for the first time since voters passed it 36 years ago.

May 14, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS THE BAY AREA

• POLICE RAID SAN FRANCISCO HELLS ANGELS' CLUBHOUSE: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco police have raided a Hells Angels' clubhouse and arrested one person in connection with an assault.

May 14, 2014 | | State


Google resumes Glass sales

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google is once again selling its Internet-connected eyewear to anyone in the U.S. as the company fine-tunes a device that has sparked intrigue and disdain for its potential to change the way people interact with technology.

May 14, 2014 | | State


Wildfire burns homes in San Diego County

CARLSBAD (AP) - Flames engulfed suburban homes and shot up along canyon ridges in the worst of a half-dozen blazes that broke out Wednesday in Southern California during a second day of a sweltering heat wave.

May 14, 2014 | | State


Google to release diversity data about workforce composition

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google is planning to release statistics documenting the diversity of its workforce for the first time amid escalating pressure on the technology industry to hire more minorities and women.

May 14, 2014 | | State


LA police investigating Justin Bieber

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Justin Bieber is under investigation after a woman accused the embattled pop singer of trying to steal her cellphone at a family entertainment center, police said Wednesday.

May 14, 2014 | | State


State paying off Schwarzenegger budget bond

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - California is on track to pay off a $15 billion bond that was championed a decade ago by then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger as one of his first major actions in office.

May 14, 2014 | | State


Records fall during persistent California heat

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California has sweltered through another record-breaking day in the midst of a spring heat wave.

May 14, 2014 | | State


California GOP worried over top-two governor competition

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California Republicans who have been trying to rebrand their party as more inclusive and attuned with the issues that Californians care about had hoped this year to offer a candidate for governor who fit that image.

May 14, 2014 | | State


Judge: Yeagers must pay $40K in fees

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Chuck Yeager, the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound, has been ordered by a California judge to pay more than $40,000 in fees to a homeowners association.

May 13, 2014 | | State


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FX rolling our OJ Simpson story

PASADENA (AP) - Actor Cuba Gooding, Jr., who portrays O.J. Simpson in FX's 10-part miniseries on the 1995 murder trial, said he didn't ...

January 17, 2016 | | State


Man charged with hitting Uber driver sues driver

COSTA MESA (AP) - A Southern California man captured on video attacking an Uber driver has sued the driver for $5 million, claiming the video was ...

January 17, 2016 | | State


Officer fatally shoots woman, dog at end of high-speed chase

EL CAJON (AP) - Police in El Cajon said an officer has fatally shot a woman and a dog in a stolen car after the driver ...

January 17, 2016 | | State


Support leg breaks as Space X rocket lands on ocean barge

LOS ANGELES (AP) - After successfully delivering a U.S.-European ocean-monitoring satellite into orbit, a Space X rocket made a hard landing on a floating ...

January 17, 2016 | | State


Governor rejects parole for man who killed officer

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown has rejected parole for a man convicted of killing a San Diego police officer during a 1978 traffic stop.

January 17, 2016 | | State


State may ease some water saving mandates

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California cities that are hot, dry or crowded, or have managed to come up with new sources of water, might be able ...

January 15, 2016 | | State


Alleged Powerball win was a prank

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Workers celebrated at a Southern California nursing home when word spread that a co-worker had a winning ticket for this week's ...

January 15, 2016 | | State


Some BART cameras fake

OAKLAND (AP) - Some security cameras aboard San Francisco Bay Area commuter trains are fake and do not record the activity of passengers, a transit agency ...

January 15, 2016 | | State


Tech measures heart-pounding action

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ever been told a movie is a heart-pounding thriller that'll have you on the edge of your seat? Thanks to wearable ...

January 15, 2016 | | State


Wikipedia gets another source of cash

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Wikipedia is getting another source of cash for its 15th birthday, expanding beyond fundraising drives that have already poured $250 million into ...

January 14, 2016 | | State


Terror suspect indicted on federal charge

SACRAMENTO (AP) - An Iraqi-born man living in California was indicted Thursday on a federal charge that he lied to investigators about traveling to Syria to ...

January 14, 2016 | | State


California fines Uber $7.6M on rider, driver reports

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California fined Uber's state subsidiary $7.6 million on Thursday for allegedly failing to provide regulators with enough detailed information on ...

January 14, 2016 | | State


LA landlords, tenants to share quake retrofit costs

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles landlords and tenants must equally share the costs of earthquake retrofitting, under a deal approved by the City Council.

January 14, 2016 | | State


California hospital doesn’t have to do tubal ligation

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Ordering a Catholic hospital in California to perform a tubal ligation sterilization procedure on a woman would violate its religious freedom, a ...

January 14, 2016 | | State


YOSEMITE CHANGING NAMES

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK. (AP) - The names of iconic hotels and other landmarks in the world-famous Yosemite National Park will soon change in an ongoing battle ...

January 14, 2016 | By SCOTT SMITH | State


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