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Chevron paying $2M in refinery fire

RICHMOND (AP) - Chevron Corp. on Monday agreed to pay $2 million in fines and restitution and pleaded no contest to six charges in a fire last summer at its refinery in the San Francisco Bay Area city of Richmond that sent thousands of residents to hospitals, many complaining of respiratory problems.

August 05, 2013 | | State


Brown orders inquiry, averts BART strike

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hundreds of thousands of San Francisco Bay Area commuters got a temporary reprieve from a massive transit strike when Gov. Jerry Brown intervened in a labor contract dispute, but the clock began ticking again with the potential for another strike in less than a week.

August 05, 2013 | | State


Salinas: 9 killings in 12 days

SALINAS (AP) - A 21-year-old man was arrested on Monday on suspicion of opening fire outside a Salinas taco shop during a pre-dawn gang brawl, killing two people and injuring five others in the city that has seen nine killings in 12 days.

August 05, 2013 | | State


State news briefs

SF BAY AREA BUS DRIVERS GIVE STRIKE NOTICE: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Union employees of a San Francisco Bay Area bus system say they will walk off the job this week if they don't reach a contract deal.

August 05, 2013 | | State


Powerful water district backs tunnel plan

FIVE POINTS (AP) - As a giant harvesting machine uprooted and sucked in hundreds of tomato plants a row at a time, Dan Errotabere contemplated massive strips of bare land on his farm.

August 04, 2013 | | State


BART labor talks continue as planned strike looms today

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Bay Area Rapid Transit managers and union leaders returned to the bargaining table Sunday in hopes of heading off a strike that would create traffic nightmares for San Francisco area commuters for the second time in a month.

August 04, 2013 | | State


Driver accelerated into crowd

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The driver parked outside a hotel and surveyed the leisurely summer scene at the Venice Beach boardwalk: Hundreds of people were sitting at cafes, walking along the seashore or shopping at vendors selling jewelry or art.

August 04, 2013 | | State


San Diego mayor begins 2-week therapy

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Therapists say admitting one has a problem is the first step toward recovery. For San Diego Mayor Bob Filner that could be tricky.

August 04, 2013 | | State


Implosion shrapnel injures 5 spectators

BAKERSFIELD (AP) - One man had his leg severed Saturday and four others were also injured as shrapnel from the demolition of a power plant flew into a crowd of more than 1,000 spectators that had gathered in California's Central Valley to watch it come down, officials said.

August 04, 2013 | | State


Toddler badly burned in hash explosion

EUREKA (AP) - Eureka authorities say a 2-year-old boy was badly burned and his parents were arrested following an explosion in an apartment where hash was being produced.

August 04, 2013 | | State


Oil companies frack in coastal waters as regulators ponder special permits

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Companies prospecting for oil off California's coast have used hydraulic fracturing on at least a dozen occasions to force open cracks beneath the seabed, and now regulators are investigating whether the practice should require a separate permit and be subject to stricter environmental review.

August 04, 2013 | | State


Clerk withdraws bid to revive Prop. 8

SAN DIEGO (AP) - San Diego's county clerk, the man charged with issuing marriage licenses there and the most prominent public figure to move against gay marriage in California since its recent resumption, has withdrawn a legal bid to stop the practice, saying he was ceding the fight to a group that already has a similar challenge pending.

August 04, 2013 | | State


FBI probes burglary at pheasant farm

RIVERSIDE (AP) - An FBI terrorism task force is investigating after an animal rights group took responsibility for cutting open fencing and releasing birds from a Southern California pheasant farm.

August 04, 2013 | | State


Convicts wearing GPS went unsupervised

SANTA ANA (AP) - A memo from Orange County probation officials shows that more than a dozen convicts required to wear GPS units were left unsupervised for days.

August 04, 2013 | | State


State news briefs

• SAN PABLO MINISTER SENTENCED FOR RAPING WOMAN, 56: SAN PABLO (AP) - A San Pablo minister has been sentenced to nine years in state prison for raping a 56-year-old woman at his house.

August 04, 2013 | | State


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Thousands of California convicts to regain voting rights under deal

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California restored voting rights Tuesday to tens of thousands of criminals serving sentences under community supervision, reversing a decision by a state official ...

August 04, 2015 | | State


Adoption fees waived for pet adoption

STOCKTON - Stockton Animal Shelter is staging a three-day "Empty the Shelter" adopt-a-thon.

August 03, 2015 | | State


Telescope Night Thursday

MODESTO – The Modesto Junior College Astronomy Club's next Telescope Night is Thursday, Aug. 6, from 9 to 11 p.m. on the fourth floor ...

August 03, 2015 | | State


Drug deaths put focus on youth music events

POMONA (AP) - Two women died from suspected drug overdoses at a popular weekend music festival at the Los Angeles County fairgrounds, prompting calls for an ...

August 03, 2015 | | State


Minimum wage initiative cleared for signatures

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A union-backed effort to raise California's minimum wage has been approved to start collecting signatures for a statewide ballot initiative.

August 03, 2015 | | State


Authorities search rugged area in ongoing manhunt

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities on Monday searched a rugged, five-square-mile area east of Bakersfield, California, as part of a six-day manhunt involving a killing, kidnapping ...

August 03, 2015 | | State


Tip Manteca firemen, help struggling kids with school

Manteca Firefighters Local #1874 IAFF is again hosting their annual Tip a Fireman event on Wednesday, Aug. 26, from 5 until 9 p.m. in ...

August 03, 2015 | | State


Judge extends hold on videos made by anti- abortion group

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal judge in San Francisco extended a restraining order on Monday that blocks an anti-abortion group from releasing any recordings that ...

August 03, 2015 | | State


Americans favor farmers & food

LOS ANGELES (AP) - When water gets scarce and the government slaps restrictions on its use, who should be first in line at the spigot? Farmers ...

August 03, 2015 | | State


San Diego residents mull suicide barrier on iconic bridge

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A group of San Diego residents is studying the feasibility of adding a barrier to the city's iconic Coronado Bridge to ...

August 03, 2015 | | State


Man goes back to sleep after train runs over him

RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) - Police say an eastern Indiana man tried to return to sleep on top of railroad tracks after a conductor woke him to ...

August 03, 2015 | | State


President Obama to order steeper cuts in emissions for power plants

NEW YORK (AP) - President Barack Obama will impose even steeper cuts on greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants than previously expected, senior administration ...

August 03, 2015 | | State


Negligence in bee sting therapy

ALHAMBRA (AP) - An acupuncturist in Southern California could have his medical license suspended by state regulators who claim he used bee stings to treat patients ...

August 03, 2015 | | State


Golden eagle dies 3 months after being released into wild

WALNUT CREEK (AP) - A young golden eagle rescued by firefighters and released from a wildlife hospital three months ago has died after being struck by ...

August 03, 2015 | | State


Suicide spike boosts oversight of California women’s prison

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A spike in suicides and attempted suicides has prompted corrections officials to step up oversight at a California women's prison as ...

August 03, 2015 | | State


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