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  • 9 hurt in crash on SF Bay Area freeway

    SAN LEANDRO, Calif. (AP) — The California Highway Patrol says a crash left nine people injured and blocked all lanes of a major San Francisco Bay Area freeway. The fiery incident on Interstate 880 began around 3 a.m. Monday when an SUV driver crashed in the southbound lanes. A truck swerved to...

  • Sheet metal reflection cause of California fire

    CORONA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California wildfire that prompted evacuations over the weekend in the Cleveland National Forest was started by the sun's rays reflecting off sheet metal that edged a homeowner's backyard garden, fire officials said Monday. The 2-foot-tall metal fencing...

  • Suspect in bank robbery threatens explosives

    STANTON, Calif. (AP) — The Orange County Sheriff's Department bomb squad is checking the car of a bank robbery suspect after the man said during his arrest that he has explosives in his car. Sheriff's Lt. Jeff Hallock says the man was arrested Monday and is believed to have robbed a Bank of the...

  • Correction: Rare Turtle-Found story

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a story Sept. 13 about the capture of a rare sea turtle off the coast of California, The Associated Press reported erroneously the name of a fishing boat. The boat's name is Salty Lady, not Lusty Lady. A corrected version of the story is below: Northern California...

  • S&P: California recovers growth with tax increases

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Rising income inequality has led to slowing tax revenue growth in California, but the state has responded by increasing its top marginal tax rate, causing its growth rate to accelerate after 2009, according to a new study released Monday by credit rating agency Standard...

  • Coast Guard pulls 6 from SF Bay after boat sinks

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says it rescued six people from the waters of San Francisco Bay after their pontoon boat sank near Oakland. The Coast Guard says it received a 911 call Sunday afternoon from the operator of the 26-foot pontoon boat saying it was taking on water in the...

  • Navy identifies missing pilot

    Navy Lt. Nathan Poloski's love of flying started young while growing up near a Navy airbase in southern California and crystallized when his best friend, a Navy pilot, was murdered, family members told the Los Angeles Times.

  • Man suspected of firing at kids at ice cream truck

    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Police say a man fired at a group of children surrounding an ice cream truck before holing himself inside a San Bernardino home. No one was injured in Sunday afternoon's shooting. Lt. Richard Lawhead told the Riverside Press-Enterprise (http://bit.ly/X4NBNm ) the...

  • Small earthquake rattles Northern California

    COVELO, Calif. (AP) — A small earthquake rattled parts of Northern California. The U.S. Geological Survey reported a magnitude 3.5 quake struck Sunday at 1:17 p.m. PDT about six miles south of Covelo in Mendocino County. The epicenter was about 120 miles from west of Sacramento. No damage was...

  • California regulators seek train-bridge inspectors

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — State regulators are scrambling to hire two railroad-bridge inspectors amid a surge in crude oil shipments by train. The Contra Costa County Times reported Sunday (http://tinyurl.com/mx2klcd ) that the safety of thousands of railroad bridges in California is now left to...

  • Northern California deck collapse injures 9

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Nine people were hurt during a Northern California family gathering when a deck collapsed, authorities said Sunday. According to the Oakland Fire Department, an elevated deck in an Oakland backyard collapsed at about 8 p.m. on Saturday. About a dozen people were on the...

  • 2 homes destroyed in Northern California wildfire

    GRASS VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire burning on heavily forested land in Northern California has destroyed two homes and forced the evacuation of dozens more. The fire broke out shortly after 2 p.m. Saturday in the Sierra Nevada foothills about halfway between Sacramento and Reno and has...

  • California company issues partial tomato recall

    TRACY, Calif. (AP) — A California produce company is issuing a recall of some lots of tomatoes and salad kits that include them because they may be contaminated with salmonella. Taylor Farms of Tracy issued the voluntary recall Saturday night for Expo Fresh Roma tomatoes shipped to Costco...

  • Court tosses Washington man's porn conviction

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court has tossed out a man's child pornography conviction and 18-year prison sentence because of illegal government surveillance. The San Francisco-based 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday that it was illegal for the U.S. Navy's to use a...

  • Pasadena uses meters to raise change for homeless

    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The city of Pasadena is letting homeless people keep the change. The Los Angeles suburb is turning 14 parking meters into repositories for donations made to nonprofits that serve the homeless, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday. Pasadena's housing director, Bill...



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