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Steve Jobs figure pulled from market

SAN JOSE (AP) - The company that began advertising for an incredibly lifelike Steve Jobs doll won't sell the figurines after all because of pressure from family and Apple lawyers.

January 16, 2012 | | State


Voters want details in legislator's shoplifting case at Neiman-Marcus

HAYWARD (AP) - It was just an accident, California Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi's representatives say. The lawmaker walked out of Neiman Marcus without paying $2,500 for leather pants, a skirt and a blouse because she was distracted while talking on her cell phone .

January 16, 2012 | | State


Dad of California homeless killing suspect in four homeless deaths is homeless himself

YORBA LINDA (AP) - The father of the man suspected of killing homeless men in Southern California is himself homeless and says his son last week showed him a picture of one victim as a warning of the danger of being on the streets.

January 15, 2012 | | State


FX network's takes big risk with Sheen’s ‘Anger Management’ show

PASADENA (AP) - The head of the FX network said Sunday he still hasn't seen a script for Charlie Sheen's new sitcom "Anger Management," which is due to premiere in June.

January 15, 2012 | | State


California news briefs

SKI RESORT EXECS JOIN RENO-TAHOE OLYMPIC BOARD: SQUAW VALLEY (AP) - Two top ski resort executives have joined the board trying to lure the 2022 Winter Olympics to the Reno-Lake Tahoe area.

January 15, 2012 | | State


Researchers, tribes clash over bones of 160,000 unearthed Native Americans

BERKELEY (AP) - On a bluff overlooking a sweep of Southern California beach, scientists in 1976 unearthed what were among the oldest skeletal remains ever found in the Western Hemisphere.

January 15, 2012 | | State


Miss America confronted family pain with pageant

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The nation's newest Miss America is a 23-year-old Wisconsin brunette who had long conversations with her family mulling whether or not to make her father's jail time for mail fraud the heart of her campaign in the beauty pageant.

January 15, 2012 | | State


Plan to scrap kindergarten program for even younger kids draws protest

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California educators and childcare advocates are protesting Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to scrap a new program for children who are no longer old enough for kindergarten.

January 13, 2012 | | State


HBO: No political agenda behind Palin film

PASADENA (AP) - In a politically polarized country, the people behind HBO's upcoming movie on Sarah Palin's vice presidential campaign are being careful not to take one side or the other.

January 13, 2012 | | State


Brown moves to revamp high-speed rail project by changing board composition

ELK GROVE (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown said Friday that his appointees to the board overseeing California's embattled $98 billion high-speed rail project will fix its problems and offer a revamped business plan after the rail authority's director and its board chairman resigned a day earlier.

January 13, 2012 | | State


San Fran college's computer network compromised

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The computer networks of a San Francisco community college have been infected with software viruses that illegally transmitted personal data from students and employees overseas, school officials said Friday.

January 13, 2012 | | State


State news briefs

MAN DECAPITATED WHEN WOOD CHIPPER SUCKS UP ROPE: NEVADA CITY (AP) - A Northern California tree trimmer has been decapitated after an industrial wood chipper apparently sucked up a rope tangled around his neck.

January 13, 2012 | | State


Lawmakers propose extending redevelopment agencies to April 15

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers introduced a bipartisan measure Friday to save community redevelopment agencies from immediate elimination, but it's not certain if they have backing from legislative leaders or Gov. Jerry Brown.

January 13, 2012 | | State


LA city attorney seeks 'gentle ban' on marijuana

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles city attorney asked the city council on Friday to implement a "gentle ban" on marijuana that would shutter dispensaries but allow patients and caregivers to grow it.

January 13, 2012 | | State


New San Francisco sheriff charged with domestic violence involving his wife

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Prosecutors on Friday charged San Francisco's newly sworn-in sheriff with three misdemeanors, including domestic violence, related to a New Year's Eve incident with his wife.

January 13, 2012 | | State


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Tesla fires between 400 and 700 workers

FREMONT (AP) - Tesla Motors fired hundreds of workers after completing its annual performance reviews, even though the electric automaker is trying to ramp up production ...

October 15, 2017 | | State


US, states struggle to pay spiraling cost of fighting fires

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The long and brutal 2017 wildfire season is stressing the state and federal agencies that have to pay for the army of ground ...

October 15, 2017 | | State


DeLeon challenge Sen. Feinstein

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A California legislative leader announced Sunday he will challenge U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, setting up a 2018 contest between two Democrats ...

October 15, 2017 | | State


Family dog emerges alive, happy

SANTA ROSA (AP) - Jack Weaver and his brother-in-law Patrick Widen walked around police barricades, through a creek and up treacherous hilly roads to save Weaver ...

October 15, 2017 | | State


More burning than wine country

REDWOOD VALLEY (AP) - Mendocino County is 70 miles north of California's fabled wine country of Napa and Sonoma counties, now under siege from wildfires ...

October 15, 2017 | | State


Hopes and plans destroyed overnight by deadly wildfires

SONOMA (AP) - It was just another Sunday night. Sure, the wind was kicking up, but for hundreds of thousands of people in California's wine ...

October 15, 2017 | | State


IS END OF INFERNO ION SIGHT?

SANTA ROSA, (AP) - With the winds dying down, fire officials said Sunday they have apparently "turned a corner" against the wildfires that have devastated California ...

October 15, 2017 | | State


Senator Feinstein to seek re-election

LOS ANGELES (AP) - At 84, Sen. Dianne Feinstein is at an age when many Americans are deep into their retirement years. But the oldest member ...

October 09, 2017 | | State


Group seeks to name Navy ship for Iwo Jima photographer

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The iconic image of six Marines raising an American flag over Iwo Jima on Feb. 23, 1945, is recognized around the world ...

October 09, 2017 | | State


State regulators reject new lethal injection method

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California regulators for the second time Monday rejected a proposed new method of carrying out the death penalty by lethal injection, another move ...

October 09, 2017 | | State


Pence raises campaign funds for Republicans

NEWPORT BEACH (AP) - Vice President Mike Pence visited Southern California on Monday to raise money for endangered Republican congressional candidates, hoping to foil Democrats' hopes ...

October 09, 2017 | | State


State to require advance notice on drug price hikes

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Drug companies doing business in California will soon have to notify the public two months in advance of dramatic price spikes under ...

October 09, 2017 | | State


4.1 earthquake shakes San Jose

SAN JOSE (AP) - A small earthquake in Silicon Valley was felt by many thousands of people, but there were no reports of damages or injuries.

October 09, 2017 | | State


Plenty of free Pumpkin Fair entertainment

There are two stages of free entertainment today and Sunday during the 33rd Sunrise Kiwanis Pumpkin Fair from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m ...

October 07, 2017 | | State


California sues Trump over rollback of birth control rules

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's attorney general sued the Trump administration Friday over new rules allowing more employers to opt out of providing no-cost birth control ...

October 07, 2017 | | State


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