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San Francisco Gay Pride Parade attracts multitudes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The 44th Annual San Francisco Gay Pride Parade attracted tens of thousands of spectators and participants under unseasonably warm and sunny skies Sunday.

June 29, 2014 | | State

Twin tunnels water project heads to state high court

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The California Supreme Court is set to decide if the state must buy thousands of acres of private property to perform preliminary tests for two massive water tunnels in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

June 27, 2014 | | State

Golden Gate Bridge suicide barrier funding OK’d

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco's iconic Golden Gate Bridge moved a big step closer to getting an oft-debated suicide barrier after bridge officials on Friday approved a $76 million funding package for a net system that would prevent people from jumping to their deaths.

June 27, 2014 | | State

SF parking app refuses shut-down order

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The company behind a mobile app that allows San Francisco drivers to get paid for the public parking spaces they exit has rejected an order from the city attorney to stop its operations.

June 27, 2014 | | State

Choosing wind energy over winged species

FRESNO (AP) - A California wind farm will become the first in the nation to avoid prosecution if eagles are injured or die when they run into the giant turning blades, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday.

June 26, 2014 | | State

Case of beaten Giants fan in jury’s hands

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jurors in a high-profile negligence lawsuit against the Los Angeles Dodgers and former owner Frank McCourt were asked Thursday to decide who was responsible for a beating that left a San Francisco Giants fan with devastating brain damage.

June 26, 2014 | | State

‘Broken Heart’ nets 275 child predators

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities throughout Southern California Thursday announced the arrests of more than 275 child predators that included a teaching assistant for special needs kids, a retired sheriff's deputy, a U.S. Army soldier and a Los Angeles Fire Department explorer.

June 26, 2014 | | State

‘Superstar’ beach in OC

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) - An Orange County beach is the only one in California to get a "superstar" rating from the Natural Resources Defense Council in its annual water quality report card. The NRDC says 38th Street beach in Newport Beach didn't exceed bacteria levels a single time over the course of 50 tests. The Orange County Register reports the nonprofit released its 24th annual beach ranking on Wednesday.

June 26, 2014 | | State


• DA: Shooting of Calif. college student justified: SAN BERNARDINO (AP) - Prosecutors say two campus police officers at Cal State University, San Bernardino, were justified when they shot a graduate student to death while trying to detain him. The San Bernardino County District Attorney's office says the fatal shooting of 39-year-old Bartholomew Williams on Dec. 8, 2012, was justified because campus police officers feared for their lives and acted in self-defense. In a report released Thursday, prosecutors say Williams suffered from bipolar disorder and was off of his medication when he fought with three officers who were trying to take ...

June 26, 2014 | | State

Early poll favors Gov. Brown

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The first public opinion poll since California's June 3 primary shows Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown maintaining a 20-point lead over his general election challenger, Republican Neel Kashkari.

June 25, 2014 | | State


LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Shih Tzu is a whirl of fur on a course studded with obstacles, flying through tunnels, leaping over bars, scrambling up bridges and zigzagging through poles as its owner tears alongside, calling out commands and flashing hand signals. At the finish line, there are hugs, treats and lots of slobber.

June 25, 2014 | | State

Michaels leaving ‘Loser’ for 3rd time

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jillian Michaels is exiting "The Biggest Loser," NBC and the producer of the weight-loss competition series said Wednesday.

June 25, 2014 | | State


• SUBWAY PROJECT REACHES MILESTONE: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The construction of a $1.6 billion subway through San Francisco's Chinatown has reached a milestone. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that crews finished digging the tunnel for the Central Subway earlier this month. John Funghi, the subway's project manager, says the excavation was completed on time and within budget. The 1.7-mile subway will connect the city's South of Market and North Beach neighborhoods. Next up is station construction and the installation of tracks, overhead wires and electronic systems. Train service through the tunnel is expected to start in ...

June 25, 2014 | | State


• Suspect in Northern California standoff found dead: FAIRFIELD (AP) - Police in Northern California say officers found a man suspected of shooting multiple rounds in his neighborhood dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after a roughly eight-hour standoff. The Fairfield police SWAT team entered the suspect's home at 8:39 p.m. Monday. They killed an aggressive dog after a stun gun failed to subdue it and then found the man dead upstairs. He has not been identified.

June 24, 2014 | | State

Court rejects appeal of gay jury selection case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court on Tuesday refused to reconsider its ruling granting heightened legal protections to gays and lesbians, prompting three dissenting judges to warn of far-reaching implications in same-sex marriage cases in the Western United States.

June 24, 2014 | | State

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California settles Chase debt collection lawsuit

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The nation's largest bank will pay $100 million to settle a California lawsuit alleging it used illegal methods to collect debts from ...

November 02, 2015 | | State

Rain snow & highway pileups

BAKERSFIELD (AP) - The first winter-like storm of the season brought rain and snow to California on Monday, triggering traffic accidents including a 20-vehicle crash in ...

November 02, 2015 | | State

Justin Bieber completes sentence for egg vandalism

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Justin Bieber's cleanup work at a homeless shelter has paid off, with a judge agreeing Monday to take him off formal ...

November 02, 2015 | | State

800 turbines to shut down

LIVERMORE (AP) - Hundreds of turbines on Altamont Pass will shut down at the massive wind farm amid pressure from environmental groups.

November 02, 2015 | | State

Tech tycoon spearheads pot legalization bid

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The push to put California among the states where marijuana can be sold to and legally used by adults for recreation took ...

November 02, 2015 | | State

Storm dumping rain and snow

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The National Weather Service says a cold front coming down from the northwest dropped some rain in the Sacramento region Sunday, which could ...

November 01, 2015 | | State

28 deaths from West Nile virus so far this year

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California health officials say 28 people have died from West Nile virus so far this year.

November 01, 2015 | | State

Lyft ‘kidnapping’ is misunderstanding

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco police say the case of a woman who jumped out of a Lyft car because she thought she was being ...

November 01, 2015 | | State

Court: Man was denied public trial

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A man serving a 15-year prison sentence for conspiring to burn down his Sacramento restaurant had his conviction thrown out on the rare ...

November 01, 2015 | | State

Seawater desalination plant opens soon

CARLSBAD (AP) - There's far more riding on the Americas' largest seawater desalination plant than the 50 million gallons of drinking water it will produce ...

November 01, 2015 | | State


LOS ANGELES (AP) - California student performance in math and reading has stagnated while wide achievement gaps for black, Hispanic and low-income students persist, according to ...

October 28, 2015 | | State

Former California Senate leader enters Sacramento mayor race

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - A former leader of the California Senate on Wednesday announced his bid for mayor of Sacramento, saying he wants to build on the ...

October 28, 2015 | | State

Principal body- slammed in student fight, 3 arrested

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A Northern California high school principal was body-slammed and three students arrested in a wild cafeteria fight that was filmed and posted online ...

October 28, 2015 | | State

Man shoots self in foot, bullet also hits 9-year-old boy

SAN JOSE (AP) - Authorities say a man shot himself in the foot and the round went through a floor, hitting a 9-year-old sleeping boy.

October 28, 2015 | | State

Salmon: Lingering drought may lead to extinction

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Another deadly summer of drought has heightened fears of extinction in the wild for an iconic California salmon, federal officials said Wednesday.

October 28, 2015 | | State

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