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Flu outbreak continues

7:01 PM, Jan 27, 2014

The worst of flu season may not be over yet.

BART cop who shot fellow officer will attend funeral

6:20 PM, Jan 27, 2014

The police chief of the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit agency says the officer who shot and killed a fellow officer will be at his colleague's funeral.

Bill would provide condoms to Calif. inmates

4:54 PM, Jan 27, 2014

A highly debated proposal requiring condoms be available to California prisoners passed through the Assembly Monday.

Lawmakers OK school planning for abuse, safety

4:38 PM, Jan 27, 2014

The state Assembly has approved two bills that would require school districts to make detailed plans for reporting child abuse and prepare for violent incidents on campus.

Report: Company provided bad bolts on Carquinez Bridge

1:25 PM, Jan 27, 2014

A report says the company hired to build the tower and decks of the new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge supplied hundreds of thousands of bolts of the wrong size for another Bay Area bridge project.

Gold prospectors take advantage of drought

1:25 PM, Jan 27, 2014

As California's drought persists and water levels dip to historically low levels, gold prospectors are taking to Northern California rivers hoping to spot something shiny.

Research: More diners opting for quick over casual

8:15 AM, Jan 27, 2014

Some of America's most recognized casual dining spots are being passed up for quicker options offering comparable choices.

Anti-abortion activists rally in San Francisco

1:36 PM, Jan 25, 2014

Thousands of abortion opponents are rallying in downtown San Francisco for the 10th annual "Walk for Life West Coast."

Police: Teacher served pot-laced food at potluck dinner

12:43 PM, Jan 25, 2014

A California first-grade teacher served meals laced with pot at a potluck dinner - and is doing time for it, police say.

Capitol Connection Podcast: Basic Brown

9:44 PM, Jan 24, 2014

This week: we analyze Gov. Jerry Brown's State of the State speech and the 2014 campaign season that's now on the horizon.

California high court asked about high-speed rail case

7:23 PM, Jan 24, 2014

Gov. Jerry Brown's administration is petitioning the California Supreme Court to overturn two lower-court rulings that have stalled progress on the state's high-speed rail project, one of the nation's most expensive public works projects.

Family wants boy to surrender after sister slain

6:58 PM, Jan 24, 2014

OAKLAND - Family members are pleading with a 14-year-old Oakland boy to turn himself in after his 17-year-old sister was shot and killed.

Hearing focuses on mistakes made on Bay Bridge

6:28 PM, Jan 24, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO - Government and private engineers told a state Senate commission that pressure to complete the new $6.4 billion eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge led to cracked welds and other subpar work on the crossing.

Silver Alert issued for valley woman missing 6 days

5:39 PM, Jan 24, 2014

The California Highway Patrol has issued a statewide alert for a 72-year-old woman from Lindsay (in Tulare County) last seen about 4:30 last Saturday morning.

Appeals court rejects halting Calif. lawmakers' pay

5:22 PM, Jan 24, 2014

A Sacramento-based appeals court says state Controller John Chiang overstepped his constitutional powers in 2011 when he withheld state lawmakers' paychecks after he decided they had not passed a balanced budget.

Flu deaths in Calif. jump to 95

2:40 PM, Jan 24, 2014

California health officials say 95 people have died from the flu this season, double the number from a week ago.

Calif. jobless rate dips but manufacturing suffers

11:52 AM, Jan 24, 2014

SACRAMENTO - The state Employment Development Department reported Friday that California added 13,600 nonfarm payroll jobs during the month, bringing total job gains in the state to 922,500 since February 2010.

Woodland man 1 of 2 charged with hacked email porn scheme

1:11 AM, Jan 24, 2014

LOS ANGELES - Two California men have been charged with stealing nude photos from hundreds of hacked email accounts and posting them on a website.

Covered California criticized for lack of sign-ups

4:50 PM, Jan 23, 2014

California's health insurance exchange is coming under heavy criticism for its lackluster efforts to sign up Latinos and for continued paperwork problems that have left some consumers in limbo.

Baby rattles recalled due to choking hazard

6:05 AM, Jan 23, 2014

The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall a brand of baby rattles due to concerns over a potential for choking Thursday morning.

Grass fire burns 120 acres in Placer County

1:04 AM, Jan 23, 2014

A grass fire in western Placer County quickly burned through 120 acres to the east of Brewer Road, behaving more like a fire in August than in the middle of January.

Speaker Boehner visits Calif. for drought bill

4:01 PM, Jan 22, 2014

House Speaker John Boehner says he'll support an emergency drought-relief bill to help farmers through what's certain to be a devastating year.

Jerry Brown's 5 best State of the State moments

2:03 PM, Jan 22, 2014

Gov. Jerry Brown's State of the State speech lasted a little less than 17 minutes. Here's our take on the moments and messages that mattered the most.

Foster Farms plant reopens after cockroach cleanup

12:42 PM, Jan 22, 2014

FRESNO - A Central California chicken processing plant has resumed operations after shutting down for two weeks to combat an infestation of cockroaches.

Researchers: Chinese imports bring pollution with cheaper price tag

10:29 AM, Jan 22, 2014

Researchers at the University of California at Irvine connected manufacturing in China to pollution that carries over the Pacific Ocean to the United States.

Brown: Calif. comes back but challenged by drought

9:48 AM, Jan 22, 2014

Gov. Jerry Brown has delivered a dual message in his annual address to the Legislature - that a California resurgence is well under way but also is threatened by economic and environmental uncertainties.

Gov. Brown's complete State of the State address

9:16 AM, Jan 22, 2014

The complete transcript of Governor Jerry Brown's State of the State address, courtesy of the Governor's Press Office.

Brown to lay out vision for a resurgent California

6:06 AM, Jan 22, 2014

As he prepares to deliver his latest State of the State address Wednesday, the Democratic governor will confront a number of new challenges.

Proposed bill would give hourly workers sick days

11:44 PM, Jan 21, 2014

Proposed state bill AB 1522 would mandate employers to give hourly workers three paid sick days a year.

Calif. jobless benefits callers frustrated

3:36 PM, Jan 21, 2014

SACRAMENTO - Most callers seeking help with unemployment benefits are unable to reach an employee of California's Employment Development Department on any given day

Former U.S. treasury official launches run for Calif. governor

2:30 PM, Jan 21, 2014

A GOP newcomer launches his campaign for governor, one of two Republicans now hoping to replace Gov. Jerry Brown in 2015.

Who is, who isn't signing up for Covered California

1:56 PM, Jan 21, 2014

SACRAMENTO - California's health insurance exchange says about 625,000 people have signed up for a policy under the federal health care reforms, but enrollments for Latinos and younger people continue to lag expectations.

Couples investing in protection against wedding-day disasters

9:27 AM, Jan 21, 2014

When unexpected disasters arise at the house, homeowners can look to their insurance to right the situation, and now brides and grooms have a similar layer of protection at their disposal.

The truth about So. California's water use

2:04 PM, Jan 20, 2014

SACRAMENTO - Northern Californians who blame the water shortage on their wasteful neighbors to the south as much as they do the lack of rain may be surprised to learn the truth.