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Google self-driving car strikes bus

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - A self-driving car being tested by Google struck a public bus on a Silicon Valley street, a fender-bender that appears to be the first time one of the tech company's vehicles caused a crash during testing.

February 29, 2016 | | State


KKK leader: Request for police security denied before rally attack

ANAHEIM (AP) - A Ku Klux Klan leader who was injured when his small group of demonstrators brawled with counter-protesters in a Southern California park this weekend said Monday that he called police beforehand asking for security and was told, "We don't do that."

February 29, 2016 | | State


Lawmakers OK revamped health insurance tax

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers approved a tax package Monday that preserves $1.1 billion in federal funding for the state's health care program for the poor and sends about $300 million in funding to provide services for the developmentally disabled.

February 29, 2016 | | State


SoCal school lets students to display anti-gay stickers

INDIO (AP) - Students who placed anti-gay stickers on their identification badges at a Southern California high school have the right to wear the symbols, just as others can sport insignia supporting gay rights, administrators said.

February 29, 2016 | | State


Arraignment postponed in SF corruption case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The arraignment of a former San Francisco city commissioner and two other people on bribery charges was postponed Monday, as prosecutors and defense attorneys argued over disclosing evidence.

February 29, 2016 | | State


Ruins emerge from sand on SF beach

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Ruins have begun to emerge from the sand in San Francisco, puzzling beachgoers.

February 29, 2016 | | State


Yosemite Park attractions scheduled for name changes

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - Authorities are scheduled to formally change the names of some of Yosemite National Park's most iconic attractions unless an 11th hour settlement to a bitter legal dispute is reached by midnight Monday.

February 29, 2016 | | State


Stolen taco truck fleeing police hits school bus

SAN BERNARDINO . (AP) - Authorities in Southern California say two men fleeing from police in a stolen taco truck sideswiped a school bus full of children, took down the lights at an intersection and smashed into a propane truck.

February 29, 2016 | | State


Spate of freeway shootings kills two in Bay Area

RICHMOND (AP) - A driver was fatally shot over the weekend in the seventh shooting on a Northern California freeway in recent months, authorities said Monday.

February 29, 2016 | | State


Anaheim has history intertwined with KKK

ANAHEIM (AP) - The home of Disneyland, the self-proclaimed Happiest Place on Earth, is also the town where the Ku Klux Klan once ran the City Council, burned crosses and rallied 10,000 people in a city park.

February 28, 2016 | | State


Lake Tahoe rises but mild stretch puts brakes on snow

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE (AP) - The water level at Lake Tahoe continues to rise, but a dry February is putting the brakes on the heavy snowpack that was fueling relief earlier this winter from four years of drought on both sides of the Sierra.

February 28, 2016 | | State


Bill sets discipline for California students who engage in sexting

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A state lawmaker is carrying a bill that would let schools suspend or expel kids for sexting - sharing sexually explicit material via text message.

February 28, 2016 | | State


Deadline expires for homeless tent city

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A city deadline for homeless people to vacate a San Francisco tent city came and went Friday evening with no action.

February 26, 2016 | | State


California high court allows governor’s prison initiative

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's Supreme Court on Friday allowed Gov. Jerry Brown's bid to put his plan to reduce the state's prison population before voters in November.

February 26, 2016 | | State


Officials scrap proposal for San Francisco bonfire permits

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Officials with the Golden Gate National Recreation Area have abandoned a proposal that would have required people to acquire permits before making bonfires at Ocean Beach, a San Francisco tradition.

February 26, 2016 | | State


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Microsoft says hiring go-go dancers at Xbox party was wrong

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Microsoft says it was "unequivocally wrong" for hosting a party with scantily dressed female dancers during a video game developers' conference.

March 20, 2016 | | State


Fight over names to sites at Yosemite escalating

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - The National Park Service has opened up a new front in the fight over the names of historic hotels and other ...

March 20, 2016 | | State


Apple’s latest product event drawing yawns

CUPERTINO (AP) - It wouldn't be an Apple event without some hoopla. But the company's upcoming product announcement today doesn't seem to be ...

March 20, 2016 | | State


Ex-LA mayor may enter race

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The presidential contest is dominating national headlines, but the toughest campaign in California might be two years away.

March 20, 2016 | | State


Drone comes within 200 feet of airliner

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A drone came within 200 feet of hitting a Lufthansa jet near Los Angeles International Airport on Friday - the latest run-in between ...

March 18, 2016 | | State


LA skyscraper plunge :A suicide?

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities are investigating whether an electrician intentionally leaped to his death from the 53rd floor of Los Angeles' tallest skyscraper onto an ...

March 18, 2016 | | State


California state pension obligations nearly $64B

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California has nearly $64 billion in pension debt that eventually must be paid to current and former teachers and state workers - a figure ...

March 18, 2016 | | State


Dungeness crab health warning lifted for more of California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Health officials say another swath of California's coast has been cleared for the catching and eating of Dungeness crabs because they ...

March 18, 2016 | | State


Adobe beats Street 1Q Forecasts

SAN JOSE (AP) - Adobe Systems Inc. shares rose in after-hours trading Thursday after the software developer known for Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat posted better-than-expected quarterly ...

March 17, 2016 | | State


Islamic State inspired UC Merced stabbings

MERCED - A California college student who went on a stabbing rampage that wounded four people before he was shot down by a campus police officer ...

March 17, 2016 | | State


California analyst slams high-speed rail business plan

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A new $64 billion business plan for California's high-speed rail system fails to identify how to fill a multibillion-dollar shortfall and calls ...

March 17, 2016 | | State


Google pushes for federal plan for self-driving cars

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google wants Congress to create new federal powers that would let the tech giant receive special, expedited permission to bring to market ...

March 17, 2016 | | State


Mysterious power surges damage BART

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Bay Area commuters faced overcrowded trains, travel delays and other inconveniences for the second time in two weeks Thursday due to a ...

March 17, 2016 | | State


California eases water cutbacks

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California further eased some water cutbacks Thursday as a rainy March lessens the state's five-year drought.

March 17, 2016 | | State


California man charged with attempting terrorist support

SACRAMENTO (AP) - An Iraqi-born Palestinian man previously charged with lying to investigators about traveling to Syria was indicted Thursday on the more serious allegation of ...

March 17, 2016 | | State


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