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Alleged serial killings highlight GPS limits for tracking parolees

SANTA ANA (AP) - A pair of convicted sex offenders had proven once before that there were limits to how well GPS devices could track their whereabouts.

April 16, 2014 | | State

Corrections to pay $50,000 in sex harassment suit

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has agreed to pay $50,000 to settle a sexual harassment complaint filed on behalf of a cook at a youth facility.

April 16, 2014 | | State

Steinberg seeks review of GPS tracking

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The leader of the state Senate is seeking an independent review of how parole officers tracked a sex offender charged with four Southern California slayings, a spokesman said Wednesday.

April 16, 2014 | | State

Wireless firms make anti-theft commitment

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A trade group for wireless providers said Tuesday that nation's biggest mobile device manufacturers and carriers will soon put anti-theft tools on the gadgets to try to deter rampant smartphone theft.

April 15, 2014 | | State

SF considers ending rental ban of homes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Legislation set to be unveiled in San Francisco would make it legal for city residents to rent out their homes on sites such as Airbnb, but only if they have liability insurance and meet other requirements, a newspaper reported.

April 15, 2014 | | State

Police: GPS helped solve, didn’t deter killings of at least 4 women

SANTA ANA (AP) - GPS technology helped police link two convicted sex offenders to the rapes and killings of at least four women in California, but the mother of one victim said Tuesday that the monitoring system should have done more to prevent the crimes in the first place.

April 15, 2014 | | State

Deadline arrives for exchange sign-up

SACRAMENTO (AP) - It's not just tax day. Tuesday also is the two-week extension deadline to sign up for health coverage through California's insurance exchange.

April 15, 2014 | | State

Body found in abandoned Ceres freezer

CERES (AP) - Police in Northern California say a body was found inside a freezer at an abandoned auto shop.

April 15, 2014 | | State


• FORMER FIRE CHIEF PLEADS NO CONTEST TO RADIO THEFT: LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former Southern California fire chief has pleaded no contest to stealing more than $300,000 of radio equipment to sell on eBay and setting a fire in a bungled attempt to hide the theft.

April 15, 2014 | | State

Drivers in fatal bus crash had clean records

ORLAND (AP) - Both drivers in the fiery Northern California crash involving a FedEx truck and bus full of students had clean driving records.

April 14, 2014 | | State

Netflix’s Comcast deal improves quality of video

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Netflix's videos are streaming through Comcast's Internet service at their highest speeds in 17 months, thanks to a recent deal that bought Netflix a more direct connection to Comcast's network.

April 14, 2014 | | State

Trend persists of prisons as mental health housing

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A federal judge's objection to what he called the horrific treatment of some mentally ill inmates in California prisons highlights a trend that has been building for decades in the state and across the country: As mental hospitals closed or were scaled back, prisons and county jails have become the de facto housing for many who are mentally ill.

April 14, 2014 | | State

Injured man flown from fishing boat to San Diego

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The Coast Guard says an injured man has been picked up from a charter fishing boat off Baja California and flown to San Diego for medical treatment.

April 14, 2014 | | State

Did parolees wear GPS devices during killings

ANAHEIM (AP) - Two parolees killed at least four women while wearing GPS trackers, and there may be more victims, a California police chief alleged Monday.

April 14, 2014 | | State

Steinberg backs off ‘carbon tax’

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The state Senate leader on Monday backed off an unpopular proposal for a so-called carbon tax on consumer fuels and instead wants to dedicate billions of dollars generated by California's greenhouse gas reduction law to affordable housing, mass transit and high-speed rail.

April 14, 2014 | | State

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Ben Carson calls for guest worker status for country’s illegal immigrants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson jabbed Tuesday at front-runner Donald Trump's proposal to deport everyone who is in the country illegally ...

September 08, 2015 | | State

Guards charged with inmates’ death, assault

SAN JOSE (AP) - Three Northern California jail guards accused of beating to death a mentally ill inmate have also been charged with assaulting another prisoner ...

September 08, 2015 | | State

Farm workers remember grape strike

DELANO (AP) - Hundreds of former and current labor activists, both Filipino and Mexican-American, flowed this weekend into the Central Valley town of Delano where 50 ...

September 08, 2015 | | State

Report chastises SF over artifact preservation

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco is a city rich in history, but its government agencies often do a poor job of preserving it.

September 08, 2015 | | State

Officials: Firefighter kills sheriff’s deputy, then self

LA CANADA-FLINTRIDGE (AP) - A Los Angeles County firefighter shot and killed his wife - herself a deputy with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department who ...

September 08, 2015 | | State

Woman who jumped from SF Bay Bridge arrested weeks later

OAKLAND (AP) - A woman was arrested Sunday nearly four weeks after she jumped from the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge while trying to evade police with ...

September 08, 2015 | | State

Entangled Blue whale near Mexico

RANCHO PALOS VERDES (AP) - A boat off the coast of Mexico apparently spotted the blue whale Monday that rescuers first saw several days ago entangled ...

September 08, 2015 | | State

Suspect shoots man and dog walking in park

MODESTO (AP) - Police say a man and his dog were shot while walking in a Modesto park and detectives are looking for the public's ...

September 08, 2015 | | State

Ben Carson in SF to discuss GOP nomination

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson is heading to San Francisco to discuss why he believes he should win the Republican nomination.

September 08, 2015 | | State

Highway connector closed after car strike pole in Bay Area

HAYWARD (AP) - The California Highway Patrol says a highway connector was closed after a car crashed against a utility pole and knocked it down.

September 08, 2015 | | State

Buddhist frat sought for San Diego SU

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The Greek gods on Fraternity Row at San Diego State University may have to make room for the Buddha.

September 07, 2015 | | State

Climate fight comes down to wire

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has made climate change the centerpiece of his final tenure by laying out the most aggressive benchmark in North America ...

September 06, 2015 | | State

State librarian to speak at annual UOP literacy event

STOCKTON - Greg Lucas, who oversees the California State Library's vast collection, from historical documents to digitized books, will be the featured speaker Thursday at ...

September 06, 2015 | | State

Suspect in grieves for his cousin

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A man arrested in connection with a shooting and stabbing on a Sacramento college campus said the man killed in the violence was ...

September 06, 2015 | | State

State tells firm: Stop tapping Sierra springs

SONORA (AP) - Armed with evidence captured by surveillance cameras, California regulators have ordered a business to stop tapping Sierra Nevada spring water that is later ...

September 02, 2015 | | State

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