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Artists fear crackdown

OAKLAND  (AP) — The Ghost Ship is now gone. But there’s The Salt Lick, the ominously named Deathtrap and other converted warehouses where artists are ...

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Posted: dec. 08, 2016 9:28 p.m. | | Artists fear crackdown Comments 0 Comments

Was warehouse ever inspected by Oakland Fire?

OAKLAND (AP) — The illegally occupied Oakland warehouse where dozens of partygoers perished in a blaze does not appear in a database fire inspectors use to ...

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Posted: dec. 08, 2016 9:27 p.m. | | Was warehouse  ever inspected by Oakland Fire? Comments 0 Comments

6.5 quake in ocean off coast

FENDALE (AP) — A 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Northern California on Thursday, jolting residents of the coastal town of Ferndale but ...

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Posted: dec. 08, 2016 9:27 p.m. | | 6.5 quake in ocean off coast Comments 0 Comments

LA man sentenced to 22 years for sex with Cambodian boys

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors say a 48-year-old Los Angeles man has been sentenced to 22 years in prison for traveling to Cambodia to have sex ...

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Posted: dec. 08, 2016 9:27 p.m. | | LA man sentenced to 22 years  for sex with Cambodian boys Comments 0 Comments

Navy’s futuristic- looking destroyer arrives in SoCal

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. Navy’s biggest, most expensive and most technologically advanced destroyer arrived at its homeport on Thursday after a nearly ...

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Posted: dec. 08, 2016 9:27 p.m. | | Navy’s futuristic- looking destroyer  arrives in SoCal Comments 0 Comments

WAREHOUSE FIRE

OAKLAND (AP) — Terry Ewing was among the anxious family and friends who received confirmation Monday of what he already knew in his heart: His girlfriend ...

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Posted: dec. 05, 2016 8:23 p.m. | | WAREHOUSE FIRE Comments 0 Comments

Colleagues paint caustic portrait of colony founder

OAKLAND (AP) — The founder of a ramshackle Oakland artists’ colony where dozens of people burned to death saw himself as a kind of guru and ...

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Posted: dec. 05, 2016 8:22 p.m. | | Colleagues paint caustic portrait of colony founder Comments 0 Comments

Congressional deal on drought

WASHINGTON (AP) — House and Senate leaders reached agreement Monday on a bipartisan bill to authorize $170 million for Flint, Michigan, and other cities beleaguered by ...

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Posted: dec. 05, 2016 8:16 p.m. | | Congressional deal on drought Comments 0 Comments

California lawmakers aim to protect illegal immigrants from Trump

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — California lawmakers on Monday urged President-elect Donald Trump to refrain from pursuing mass deportations and introduced urgent legislation to fund immigration lawyers and ...

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Posted: dec. 05, 2016 8:16 p.m. | | California lawmakers aim to protect illegal immigrants from Trump Comments 0 Comments

Security upped after threatened attack on LA subway stop

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The FBI and local law enforcement agencies say they have stepped up security on Los Angeles County’s commuter rail system after ...

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Posted: dec. 05, 2016 8:16 p.m. | | Security upped after threatened  attack on LA subway stop Comments 0 Comments

Manteca announces winners for parade, decorating trees

Winners of the Christmas Tree in the Park contest and the related scene along with the top parade entries have been announced by Manteca Chamber ...

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Posted: dec. 05, 2016 8:15 p.m. | | Manteca announces winners for parade, decorating trees Comments 0 Comments

California Supreme Court limits police searches during traffic stops

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police officers may only conduct a search following a traffic stop if they believe there is probable cause a crime was committed ...

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Posted: dec. 05, 2016 8:15 p.m. | | California Supreme Court limits police searches during traffic stops Comments 0 Comments

Biggest union reaches deal with Brown’s staff

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — California’s largest public-employee union announced Saturday that it had reached a contract agreement with Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration.

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Posted: dec. 04, 2016 6:38 p.m. | | Biggest union reaches  deal with Brown’s staff Comments 0 Comments

Warehouse fire death toll hits 33

OAKLAND (AP) — The death toll from a fire that tore through a warehouse hosting a late-night dance party climbed to 33 on Sunday as firefighters ...

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Posted: dec. 04, 2016 6:37 p.m. | | Warehouse fire  death toll hits 33 Comments 0 Comments

California state-worker union cancels Monday strike

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California’s largest public-employee union on Friday canceled a planned one-day strike, averting a potentially disruptive protest that would have kept up to ...

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Posted: dec. 03, 2016 12:11 a.m. | | California state-worker union cancels Monday strike Comments 0 Comments

California treasurer asks Trump for guidance on pot, banking

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Treasurer John Chiang on Friday appealed to President-elect Donald Trump for guidance on how the state’s projected $7 billion marijuana ...

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Posted: dec. 03, 2016 12:11 a.m. | | California treasurer asks Trump for guidance on pot, banking Comments 0 Comments

San Bernardino recalls terror attack with silence, speakers

SAN BERNARDINO  (AP) — At the moment when shooters unleashed terror on San Bernardino a year ago, county employees remembered their fallen colleagues in silence late ...

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Posted: dec. 03, 2016 12:11 a.m. | | San Bernardino recalls terror attack with silence, speakers Comments 0 Comments

Prosecutor: Man admits guilt in deadly California bank heist

STOCKTON (AP) — A man pleaded guilty to a 2014 bank robbery and gunbattle with police in Stockton that ended with the death of a woman ...

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Posted: dec. 03, 2016 12:10 a.m. | | Prosecutor: Man admits guilt in deadly California bank heist Comments 0 Comments

Sex assault report casts shadow on SF Bay Area high school

CONCORD (AP) — Accusations of an on-campus sex assault have pointed a negative light on a San Francisco Bay Area Catholic high school with a nationally ...

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Posted: dec. 03, 2016 12:10 a.m. | | Sex assault report casts shadow on SF Bay Area high school Comments 0 Comments

Cicely Tyson performs Langston Hughes at Ebony gala

BEVERLY HILLS (AP) — Cicely Tyson performed a Langston Hughes poem as she accepted a lifetime achievement award from Ebony magazine.

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Posted: dec. 03, 2016 12:10 a.m. | | Cicely Tyson performs Langston Hughes at Ebony gala Comments 0 Comments

Cheeky notices condemning hate appear on SF commuter trains

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Official looking yet unauthorized notices warning against racist, sexist and homophobic behavior have been found on San Francisco Bay Area commuter trains.

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Posted: dec. 03, 2016 12:10 a.m. | | Cheeky notices condemning hate appear on SF commuter trains Comments 0 Comments

California ponders legal pot, paying taxes

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California’s legal marijuana industry is expected to involve everything from backyard growers to sprawling fields in the farm belt, storefront sellers ...

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Posted: nov. 30, 2016 9:04 p.m. | | California ponders legal pot, paying taxes Comments 0 Comments

Sheriff: California woman found with message burned on skin

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California woman abducted while jogging was branded by two female captors who kept their faces covered during the three weeks they ...

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Posted: nov. 30, 2016 9:04 p.m. | | Sheriff: California woman found with message burned on skin Comments 0 Comments

California fugitive and sister arrested, 1 still at large

SAN JOSE (AP) — One of two inmates who sawed their way out of a Northern California county jail and vanished last week was recaptured late ...

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Posted: nov. 30, 2016 9:04 p.m. | | California fugitive and sister arrested, 1 still at large Comments 0 Comments

More mosques receive hate-filled letters

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Several more mosques nationwide have reported receiving a hate-filled letter from California that warns Muslims to leave the country or face genocide.

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Posted: nov. 30, 2016 9:04 p.m. | | More mosques receive hate-filled letters Comments 0 Comments

Asylum not automatic for former gang members

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Immigrants in the United States illegally are not automatically eligible for asylum on the basis that they are former gang members who ...

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Posted: nov. 30, 2016 9:04 p.m. | | Asylum not automatic for former gang members Comments 0 Comments

IRS seeks names of virtual currency users in tax probe

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The IRS obtained a court order Wednesday allowing it to seek the names of people who may have failed to pay taxes ...

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Posted: nov. 30, 2016 9:02 p.m. | | IRS seeks names of virtual currency users in tax probe Comments 0 Comments

Wife of slain California mayor pleads guilty to manslaughter

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The wife of a suburban Los Angeles mayor who was fatally shot in his home two years ago pleaded guilty Wednesday to ...

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Posted: nov. 30, 2016 9:01 p.m. | | Wife of slain California mayor pleads guilty to manslaughter Comments 0 Comments

California Guard soldiers won’t be forced to repay bonuses

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of California National Guard troops will not have to repay enlistment bonuses and benefits they received a decade after they signed up ...

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Posted: nov. 30, 2016 9:01 p.m. | | California Guard soldiers won’t be forced to repay bonuses Comments 0 Comments

Cirque du Soleil “Luzia” employee dies in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An employee with the Cirque du Soleil “Luzia” show died after being injured Tuesday night in what was termed an “industrial accident ...

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Posted: nov. 30, 2016 9:01 p.m. | | Cirque du Soleil “Luzia” employee dies in San Francisco Comments 0 Comments

Levi’s CEO: Please don’t bring guns into our stores

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The CEO of Levi’s is asking customers and employees not to bring guns into its stores, offices or facilities, even in ...

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Posted: nov. 30, 2016 9:01 p.m. | | Levi’s CEO: Please don’t bring guns into our stores Comments 0 Comments

Escape occurred before California jail could be replaced

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Officials in a Northern California county have known for years that they have security problems with an antiquated jail and recently won $80 ...

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Posted: nov. 29, 2016 1:53 a.m. | | Escape occurred before California jail could be replaced Comments 0 Comments

California targets dairy cows to combat global warming

GALT (AP) — California is taking its fight against global warming to the farm. The nation’s leading agricultural state is now targeting greenhouse gases produced ...

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Posted: nov. 29, 2016 1:52 a.m. | | California targets dairy cows to combat global warming Comments 0 Comments

3 dead, at least 5 sickened after Thanksgiving dinner

ANTIOCH (AP) — Health officials say three people died and at least five more were sickened after eating Thanksgiving dinner at an event organized by a ...

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Posted: nov. 28, 2016 6:01 p.m. | | 3 dead, at least 5 sickened after Thanksgiving dinner Comments 0 Comments

Law enforcement condemns letters threatening Muslims

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Law enforcement officials condemned a hate-filled letter Monday directed at several California mosques that warned Muslims to leave the country to avoid ...

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Posted: nov. 28, 2016 6:01 p.m. | | Law enforcement condemns letters threatening Muslims Comments 0 Comments

Leaning San Francisco tower seen sinking from space

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Engineers in San Francisco have tunneled underground to try and understand the sinking of the 58-story Millennium Tower. Now comes an analysis ...

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Posted: nov. 28, 2016 6:00 p.m. | | Leaning San Francisco tower seen sinking from space Comments 0 Comments

Details scarce in case of California woman who went missing

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Northern California woman who disappeared while jogging three weeks ago turned up on the side of a California interstate before dawn ...

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Posted: nov. 28, 2016 5:59 p.m. | | Details scarce in case of California woman who went missing Comments 0 Comments

3 California mosques receive letters threatening Muslims

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A civil rights group has called for more police protection of mosques after several in California received letters that praised President-elect Donald ...

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Posted: nov. 28, 2016 1:35 a.m. | | 3 California mosques receive letters threatening Muslims Comments 0 Comments

California county annuls Saturday wedding ceremonies

VENTURA (AP) — A Southern California county will soon be saying “I don’t” to couples looking for thrifty weddings on Saturdays.

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Posted: nov. 28, 2016 1:35 a.m. | | California county annuls Saturday wedding ceremonies Comments 0 Comments

Shark attack survivor fights to protect them

SANTA ANA (AP) — A Southern California woman who survived a near-deadly shark attack is now fighting to save the storied, yet often dangerous fish.

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Posted: nov. 28, 2016 1:35 a.m. | | Shark attack survivor fights to protect them Comments 0 Comments

Reward offered after California prisoners escape

SAN JOSE (AP) — The Latest on the search for two prisoners who escaped from a California jail on Thanksgiving Eve (all times local):

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Posted: nov. 25, 2016 9:50 p.m. | | Reward offered after California prisoners escape Comments 0 Comments

California officer critically injured in skateboard attack

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A suspect fleeing a police officer in the city of South San Francisco turned and cracked him in the head with ...

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Posted: nov. 25, 2016 9:50 p.m. | | California officer critically injured in skateboard attack Comments 0 Comments

Wrong-way car hits Greyhound bus, killing driver, hurting 13

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — A Greyhound bus smashed head-on into a car going the wrong way on a suburban Phoenix highway early Friday, killing the car ...

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Posted: nov. 25, 2016 9:50 p.m. | | Wrong-way car hits Greyhound bus, killing driver, hurting 13 Comments 0 Comments

Sister ecstatic over return of missing California woman

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The older sister of a Northern California mother who was missing for three weeks said Friday the return of her sibling made ...

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Posted: nov. 25, 2016 9:50 p.m. | | Sister ecstatic over return of missing California woman Comments 0 Comments

Program trains young garbage collectors amid US shortage

OAKLAND (AP) — Like most little boys, Corey Lever liked trucks and his favorite was always the garbage truck.

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Posted: nov. 25, 2016 9:49 p.m. | | Program trains young garbage collectors amid US shortage Comments 0 Comments

They want to secede from union

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — A group calling for California to secede from the United States submitted a proposed petition Monday seeking a ballot measure that would strip ...

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Posted: nov. 22, 2016 12:04 a.m. | | They want to secede from union Comments 1 Comment

Father suspected of drowning daughter inside Catholic church

HEALDSBURG  (AP) — A Northern California man was arrested on suspicion of drowning his 4-year-old daughter in a baptismal pool in a church and then carrying ...

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Posted: nov. 22, 2016 12:03 a.m. | | Father suspected of drowning   daughter inside  Catholic church Comments 0 Comments

Wesson among volunteers helping Fiji residents hear

In the poorest villages on the island of Fiji, where healthcare is not readily available, Doug Wesson – owner and founder of Wesson Hearing Aid Center ...

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Posted: nov. 22, 2016 12:03 a.m. | | Wesson among volunteers helping Fiji residents hear Comments 0 Comments

Rain forces river rescue; mountains set for snow storm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Firefighters using boats rescued four people trapped on an island of the raging Los Angeles River early Monday after a storm gorged ...

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Posted: nov. 22, 2016 12:03 a.m. | | Rain forces river rescue; mountains set for snow storm Comments 0 Comments

Woman rescued near Sacramento after tumble down slick bluff

ORANGEVALE . (AP) — A woman was rescued from a slippery spot on a steep bluff along the American River in suburban Sacramento after tumbling about 70 ...

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Posted: nov. 22, 2016 12:03 a.m. | | Woman rescued near Sacramento  after tumble down slick bluff Comments 0 Comments

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