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NORTHERN CALIF. MAN SENT TO PRISON AFTER 8TH DUI: SANTA ROSA (AP) - A Northern California man has been sentenced to five years in prison following his eighth conviction for driving under the influence.

November 18, 2013 | | State


California student earns perfect score on AP exam

LOS ANGELES (AP) - More than 104,000 students worldwide took the Advanced Placement Calculus exam this year. Only 11 got a perfect score. California 17-year-old Nathan Chou is one of them.

November 18, 2013 | | State


SF eyes joining clean energy program

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A program to give San Francisco residents the option of getting 100 percent of their power from renewable sources has stalled, and the city is looking into joining a similar effort in neighboring Marin County.

November 18, 2013 | | State


Man says Google Maps image shows slain son

RICHMOND (AP) - A San Francisco Bay Area man wants Google Maps to remove an aerial image that shows the body of his 14-year-old son, who was shot and killed in 2009.

November 18, 2013 | | State


Hotshot firefighter runs over colleague

CAMPTONVILLE (AP) - A wildfire firefighter lying in a road was run over and killed by a colleague in a sparely populated stretch of Northern California in a bizarre early morning traffic incident involving alcohol, authorities said Monday.

November 18, 2013 | | State


Professor sues to block Sierra logging

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A renowned conservation biologist who has done research for the Forest Service for more than a decade is suing the agency to try to block logging in the mountains above Lake Tahoe. He says it's being done illegally under the guise of reducing wildfire threats that don't exist.

November 17, 2013 | | State


State releases draft rules for fracking

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Oil companies would have to test groundwater and notify landowners before they do fracking or other well stimulation techniques under draft rules released by the state.

November 17, 2013 | | State


Fourth bore of Caldecott Tunnel opens

OAKLAND (AP) - The long-awaited fourth bore of the Caldecott Tunnel opened early Saturday to motorists traversing the often congested roadway between Alameda and Contra Costa counties.

November 17, 2013 | | State


Trial decides fate of Warhol portrait of Fawcett

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Andy Warhol's artwork has always grabbed attention and sparked discussion, but one of his portraits of Farrah Fawcett is about to receive scrutiny of a different kind in a Los Angeles courtroom.

November 17, 2013 | | State


School to keep ‘Arabs,’ may change mascot

THERMAL (AP) - School officials in Southern California say the "Arabs" name is here to stay, but the divisive costumed mascot that represents them may be changing.

November 17, 2013 | | State


Transit agency calls for renewed labor talks

OAKLAND (AP) - San Francisco transit officials are calling for a return to the bargaining table, saying an expensive provision was "erroneously" included in a labor contract that settled a union dispute that had caused two recent strikes.

November 17, 2013 | | State


Hazardous waste unaccounted for in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California cannot account for 174,000 tons of lead and other hazardous materials shipped for disposal in the last five years, but state regulators say public health is not threatened, a newspaper reported Sunday.

November 17, 2013 | | State


No charges in alleged kidnapping

STOCKTON (AP) - Prosecutors say they will not file charges against a father and son arrested on suspicion of kidnapping the father's ex-wife in Northern California to perform an exorcism.

November 15, 2013 | | State


Batkid saves Gotham City aka SF

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Dressed in a black Batman costume, his fists clenched as he took on foe after foe around San Francisco, a 5-year-old boy who has battled leukemia for years fulfilled his wish Friday to be his favorite superhero.

November 15, 2013 | | State


Bart focuses on new problem with labor contract

OAKLAND (AP) - San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit officials said Friday that board members would not vote on a tentative agreement during a special meeting to discuss a problem regarding a labor deal that settled a second strike.

November 15, 2013 | | State


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Once-homeless man with smooth voice is back on radio airwaves

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The once-homeless man whose silky voice turned him into an Internet sensation five years ago is back on the air - at the ...

January 17, 2016 | | State


Netflix chief says 2016 will emphasize family shows

PASADENA (AP) - Netflix says it will make a special effort to produce programming for children and families, with the streaming service offering 20 new programs ...

January 17, 2016 | | State


Producer says ‘never’ to ‘Friends’ reunion movie

PASADENA (AP) - A roundup of news Sunday from the Television Critics Association winter meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on ...

January 17, 2016 | | State


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


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