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Mavericks big wave surf contest window opens

January 02, 2012 | | State

Occupy protest follows 123rd annual Rose Parade

PASADENA (AP) - The 2012 Tournament of Roses brought its flowery floats and strutting bands to a worldwide audience Monday under clear blue skies, and in its wake came a scruffier parade - hundreds of anti-Wall Street protesters.

January 02, 2012 | | State

Debate to revolve around fiscal crisis

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's budget deficit appears more manageable than in past years, but the state's ongoing fiscal crisis will continue to dominate debate over other matters in the Legislature during the coming session.

January 02, 2012 | | State

Trial set to begin in traffic killing of SF family by illegal immigrant

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jury selection is scheduled to start in a long-awaited triple murder trial of an illegal immigrant accused of fatally shooting a man and his two sons in traffic nearly four years ago.

January 02, 2012 | | State

Gun battery that guarded San Francisco restored

GOLDEN GATE NATIONAL RECREATION AREA (AP) - A historic World War II-era gun battery that once guarded San Francisco Bay has been restored as an exhibit that showcases the region's military past as the country's first line of defense against a West Coast invasion.

January 02, 2012 | | State

NASA has twin probes in moon orbit

LOS ANGELES (AP) - NASA kicked off the new year with a pair of probes circling the moon in the latest mission to understand how Earth's closest neighbor formed.

January 01, 2012 | | State

Police analyze security video in LA car fires case

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Detectives in Los Angeles spent early Sunday analyzing security video camera footage and following up on other leads after a half dozen more vehicles were set on fire on New Year's Eve, the latest rash of suspicious car fires in the city.

January 01, 2012 | | State

Lake Tahoe area visitors trade skis for golf clubs

TRUCKEE (AP) - A record stretch of warm, dry December weather has many visitors trading skis for golf clubs in the Reno-Lake Tahoe area.

January 01, 2012 | | State

Occupy activists target today’s Rose Parade for another protest

PASADENA (AP) - Anti-Wall Street demonstrators are not officially part of this year's Rose Parade, but that's not stopping them from joining in.

January 01, 2012 | | State

State faces midyear cuts, more budget strife ahead

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Students pepper-sprayed while demonstrating against tuition hikes, teachers arrested after protesting school spending cuts and lawsuits piling up over cuts to an array of state services for seniors, the poor and disabled. Those represented California's fiscal crisis in 2011 and foreshadow even more budget strife in the year ahead, especially with a statewide vote on tax increases headed to the November ballot.

January 01, 2012 | | State

Documents in slain nursing student case released

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The suspect in the slaying of a San Francisco Bay area nursing student was obsessed and increasingly angry with her ex-boyfriend's relationship with the victim and was convinced the two were having an affair, according to grand jury transcripts.

December 31, 2011 | | State

5-year-old fatally shot outside Oakland taco truck

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Oakland police on Saturday were looking for a man who shot and killed a 5-year-old boy just after ordering food from a family-operated taco truck.

December 31, 2011 | | State

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

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Visitors to pay $2 more to see Muir Woods

December 30, 2011 | | State

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Wildfire victims search burned homes for surviving memories

SANTA ROSA . (AP) - After fleeing flames that were closing in on him 12 days ago, Donnie Steggal finally returned home Friday - and sifted through the ...

October 20, 2017 | | State

Residents seek normalcy fire ravaged Santa Rosa

SANTA ROSA (AP) - At Willie Bird's Restaurant near Santa Rosa's downtown, life goes on amid the haze.

October 15, 2017 | | State

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


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

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