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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


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• 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


DASHING DOGS

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


NEWS FROM ACROSS THE 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


NEWS ACROSS THE 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


Attorney defends security officer who hit student

OAKLAND (AP) - A student in a wheelchair who was seen on surveillance footage being repeatedly slapped by a Northern California high school security officer bears some responsibility for the incident, the security officer's attorney said.

June 24, 2014 | | State


Brown signs bill to fully fund teachers’ pensions

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill creating a long-term plan to pay down California's $74 billion in unfunded teacher pension liabilities.

June 24, 2014 | | State


15 medical professionals indicted in $25M scheme

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Fifteen doctors, pharmacists and others medical professionals in Southern California have been charged in a $25 million workers' compensation scam that prosecutors say was linked to the death of a baby.

June 24, 2014 | | State


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Tesla software update allows self-parking & limits speed

FREMONT (AP) - Some Tesla Motors vehicles can park themselves without a driver inside with a software update beamed to customers over the weekend.

January 10, 2016 | | State


Gas leak drives people from upscale LA community

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Laura Gideon and her family endured the sickening stench from an out-of-control natural gas leak for about a month before they could ...

January 10, 2016 | | State


Homeless woman, 70, dies of exposure during storms

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police say a 70-year-old homeless woman who refused services died of exposure during last week's fierce El Nino-driven storms ...

January 10, 2016 | | State


Police search for man who fatally shot BART passenger

OAKLAND (AP) - Police on Sunday were searching for a man who fatally shot a passenger on a packed Bay Area Rapid Transit train and then ...

January 10, 2016 | | State


Manteca Unified open enrollment underway

Manteca Unified School District currently has five comprehensive high schools and twenty elementary schools. All comprehensive high schools offer the same courses of study, curriculum ...

January 10, 2016 | | State


Money flows back into schools

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Soaring tax revenues have carried per-pupil education spending in California beyond where it stood before the recession, but even the record sum ...

January 10, 2016 | | State


Move to capture rainwater

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Much of the torrential rain that fell on Southern California this week flowed right into the ocean, just like it did before ...

January 08, 2016 | | State


3 pleading no contest in SoCal student bullying attack

ROWLAND HEIGHTS (AP) - Three students from China who attend high school in Southern California will plead no contest to criminal charges and spend years in ...

January 08, 2016 | | State


Democrats, advocates eye California’s rising revenues

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed $122.6 billion California budget plan would seem to please Democratic interests by pumping billions of tax dollars ...

January 08, 2016 | | State


Couple charged in deaths of 2 kids found in storage

SALINAS (AP) - A California couple appeared briefly in court Friday to face charges they killed two young children in the woman's custody, stuffed their ...

January 08, 2016 | | State


LA River banks will Be raised for El Nino

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin work next week to temporarily raise the banks along nearly three miles of ...

January 08, 2016 | | State


Brown proposes $122.6B budget

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown proposed a $122.6 billion budget plan for California on Thursday that includes billions more in spending for education, health ...

January 07, 2016 | | State


$10,000 reward offered for info in Sikh’s death

FRESNO (AP) - A $10,000 reward is being offered for information about the killing of a Sikh man in Fresno.

January 07, 2016 | | State


SF deputy convicted of assault gets no jail

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A San Francisco deputy will not serve any jail time for an assault on a homeless man in a hospital waiting room.

January 07, 2016 | | State


Californians finally see sun after series of El Nino storms

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Most of California saw sunny skies again Thursday after days of powerful El Nino-driven storms drenched the region, stopping cable cars in ...

January 07, 2016 | | State


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