View Mobile Site

State unemployment rate dips to 7.2%

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — California recorded its lowest jobless rate last month since the early months of the Great Recession, while the number of additional jobs was the second-largest gain since the state began keeping that record in 1990, the state Employment Development Department reported Friday.

... Read More

Posted: dec. 19, 2014 9:48 p.m. | | State unemployment rate dips to 7.2% Comments 0 Comments

NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• MAN SHOCKED 20 TIMES DURING JAIL BOOKING SUES: SANTA ROSA (AP) — A Sonoma County man who had criminal charges dismissed after video emerged showing correctional deputies beating him and shocking him with a stun gun more than 20 times has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit.

... Read More

Posted: dec. 19, 2014 9:50 p.m. | | NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA Comments 0 Comments

Whaling protesters in contempt of court

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Radical environmentalists who threw acid and smoke bombs at Japanese whalers were found in contempt of court Friday for continuing their relentless campaign to disrupt the annual whale hunt off the waters of Antarctica.

... Read More

Posted: dec. 19, 2014 9:46 p.m. | | Whaling protesters in contempt of court Comments 0 Comments

Special needs tot’s wheelchair stolen

CORONA (AP) — Southern California police are searching for an expensive wheelchair stolen from the home a 4-year-old girl with Down syndrome.

... Read More

Posted: dec. 19, 2014 9:46 p.m. | | Special needs tot’s  wheelchair stolen Comments 0 Comments

Three pedestrians killed

REDONDO BEACH  (AP) — Pedestrians were filing out of a church Christmas service when a car sped around other vehicles at a red light and plowed into the crowd before hitting another car head-on, police and witnesses said. Three people were killed, and several more were injured, California authorities said.

... Read More

Posted: dec. 19, 2014 12:42 a.m. | | Three pedestrians killed Comments 0 Comments

PEEVEY: ‘I SURRENDER!’

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California’s chief utility regulator ended the last scheduled public hearing of his increasingly embattled 12-year term Thursday with no explicit reference to the alleged back-channel dealings with the state’s largest utility company that have marred his tenure.

... Read More

Posted: dec. 19, 2014 12:45 a.m. | | PEEVEY: ‘I SURRENDER!’ Comments 0 Comments

Drunk man shot while entering wrong house

BENICIA (AP) — Police say an intoxicated man was shot by a homeowner after breaking into a house he thought was his own.

... Read More

Posted: dec. 19, 2014 12:42 a.m. | | Drunk man shot while entering wrong house Comments 0 Comments

Protection sought for scenic region

WOODLAND (AP) — A contingent of California environmental groups, business representatives and politicians will use a visit Friday from Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to push for permanent protection of some 350,000 acres of picturesque federal land near the state’s famous wine country.

... Read More

Posted: dec. 19, 2014 12:42 a.m. | | Protection sought for scenic region Comments 0 Comments

Sides ‘far apart’ in port talks

LOS ANGELES (AP) — While West Coast seaports struggle to keep up with billions of dollars of cargo, dockworkers and their employers apparently aren’t close to a new contract nearly six months after their old deal expired.

... Read More

Posted: dec. 19, 2014 12:41 a.m. | | Sides ‘far apart’ in port talks Comments 0 Comments

CHP, Oakland in tiff over plainclothes cops

OAKLAND (AP) — The California Highway Patrol said it told local police that plainclothes officers would mingle with protesters demonstrating against police brutality on the east side of the San Francisco Bay, but Oakland Police Department officials said they were not notified.

... Read More

Posted: dec. 19, 2014 12:41 a.m. | | CHP, Oakland in tiff over plainclothes cops Comments 0 Comments

Bay Bridge light sculpture to keep on shining

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The sponsors of an illuminated art project on the San Francisco-Bay Bridge that was supposed to stay up for only two years say they have found a way to keep the lights on.

... Read More

Posted: dec. 17, 2014 7:12 p.m. | | Bay Bridge light sculpture to keep on shining Comments 0 Comments

Carjacking suspect arrested in ‘Hobbit’ screening in SoCal

NATIONAL CITY  (AP) — Moviegoers watching “The Hobbit” in San Diego County were treated to a real-life drama after police chased down a carjacking suspect who’d dashed into the theater and arrested him at gunpoint.

... Read More

Posted: dec. 17, 2014 7:12 p.m. | | Carjacking suspect  arrested in ‘Hobbit’  screening in SoCal Comments 0 Comments

Exchange sign-ups exceed last year

SACRAMENTO . (AP) — California’s health care exchange has exceeded last year’s insurance sign-ups during its first month of open enrollment as it nears a deadline for coverage to begin Jan. 1, Covered California Executive Director Peter Lee said Wednesday.

... Read More

Posted: dec. 17, 2014 6:22 p.m. | | Exchange sign-ups exceed last year Comments 0 Comments

Lawsuit over immigrant license data

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Immigrant advocates filed a lawsuit Wednesday over concerns that federal immigration agents could use state driver’s license databases to track down people for deportation.

... Read More

Posted: dec. 17, 2014 6:22 p.m. | | Lawsuit over immigrant license data Comments 0 Comments

Alcatraz inmates could have survived escape

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The three prisoners who escaped from Alcatraz in one of the most famous and elaborate prison breaks in U.S. history could have survived and made it to land, scientists concluded in a recent study.

... Read More

Posted: dec. 17, 2014 6:22 p.m. | | Alcatraz inmates could have survived escape Comments 0 Comments

Please wait ...