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Stories with place: California
  • Sikh man barred from jury 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 12:04 am
  • YUBA CITY, California - A Sikh man is being prevented from serving on a Northern California jury because of the ceremonial weapon he carries as part of his religion.

  • LAPD targeted on Twitter after NY police backlash 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 11:31 pm
  • LOS ANGELES - Taking their cue from tweets bashing the New York Police Department, Twitter critics of Los Angeles police have been posting photos of people roughed up or injured in scuffles with officers in the nation's second-biggest city.

  • Judge releases tape of would-be assassin's exam 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 11:07 pm
  • SACRAMENTO, California - Nearly 40 years after a former Manson family member pointed a gun at President Gerald Ford, the audiotape from her pretrial psychiatric examination has been made public.

  • Court won't review Michael Jackson doctor's case 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 10:52 pm
  • LOS ANGELES - The California Supreme Court refused Wednesday to review the involuntary manslaughter conviction of Michael Jackson's doctor, rejecting his lawyer's petition without comment.

  • Police find evidence of medical building shooting 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 10:26 pm
  • DALY CITY, California - Police officers have found evidence that a shooting did occur Wednesday afternoon at a San Francisco Bay Area medical building.

  • High court rejects appeal on sex-offender rules 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 10:14 pm
  • SAN FRANCISCO - The California Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to review a lower court's ruling striking down sex-offender restrictions in Orange County that were among the strictest in the state.

  • Complaint: Ex-Blue Angels head led lewd workplace 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 10:07 pm
  • SAN DIEGO - A former commanding officer of the Navy's Blue Angels allowed, and in some cases encouraged, sexually explicit humor and inappropriate comments among members of the famed precision flying team, the U.S. Navy contended Wednesday.

  • Cardinals open season vs San Diego on Monday night 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 9:44 pm
  • TEMPE, Arizona - The Arizona Cardinals will open their NFL season at home against the San Diego Chargers on Monday Night Football.

  • 'Pimp My Ride' shop settles pay-pinching case 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 9:35 pm
  • CORONA, California - A Southern California custom auto shop once featured on MTV's "Pimp My Ride" will pay its employees nearly $160,000 to settle claims that it violated federal wage laws.

  • Teen missed Africa, had no clue he was in Maui 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 9:34 pm
  • HONOLULU - Long flights can leave anyone a little unsteady, but a teenager who defied the odds, surviving a flight from California to Hawaii tucked in a jetliner's wheel well, was disoriented, thirsty and could barely walk after the freezing, low-pressure ordeal, airport officials said Wednesday.

  • Seahawks to open NFL season vs. Packers 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 9:33 pm
  • NEW YORK - Mike McCarthy promises there won't be any bad memories plaguing his Green Bay Packers when they open the NFL season on Sept. 4 at Super Bowl champion Seattle.

  • Boy, 5, shot in eye by paintball gun 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 9:31 pm
  • OAKLAND, California - A 5-year-old boy in the San Francisco Bay Area was injured after being shot in the eye with a paintball gun.

  • Governor appoints judge to oversee watchdog agency 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 9:16 pm
  • SACRAMENTO, California - Gov. Jerry Brown appointed a fellow Democrat and judge to lead California's campaign watchdog agency on Wednesday, in the wake of ethics scandals that have led to federal charges against two Democratic state senators accused of political corruption and the conviction of a third lawmaker on voter fraud and perjury charges.

  • State senators get ethics training after scandals 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 9:04 pm
  • SACRAMENTO, California - State senators participated in a two-hour ethics training session Wednesday, the fallout from a series of legal cases involving Democratic lawmakers this year that have damaged the Legislature's image.

  • 2 former LA deputies accused of planting guns 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 8:58 pm
  • LOS ANGELES - Two former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies were charged with planting guns at a medical marijuana dispensary, resulting in the arrest of a man who was sentenced to six months in jail, authorities announced Wednesday.

  • Candidates tout reform in secretary of state race 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 8:52 pm
  • SACRAMENTO, California - Four candidates vying to be the next secretary of state offered competing visions on Wednesday for controlling political fundraising and how they would best improve access and transparency for California elections.

  • Chiefs to open season Sept. 7 vs Tennessee 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 8:32 pm
  • KANSAS CITY, Missouri - The Chiefs will have to get used to playing away from Arrowhead Stadium.

  • Orange County cop broke no rules in arresting boy 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 8:16 pm
  • SANTA ANA, California - A school police officer who was caught on video putting a 14-year-old boy in a headlock at an Orange County park has been cleared of wrongdoing.

  • Apple increases stock buyback, will split stock 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 8:13 pm
  • SAN FRANCISCO - Apple is doling out more of its cash to shareholders and preparing to split its stock for the first time in nine years in an attempt to win back investors fretting about the iPhone maker's slowing sales growth and pace of innovation.

  • A's reject 10-year Coliseum lease offer 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 8:05 pm
  • OAKLAND, California - The Oakland Athletics say they are stopping negotiations to extend their lease at the Coliseum.

  • San Francisco landlords sued over renter eviction 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 7:59 pm
  • SAN FRANCISCO - City Attorney Dennis Herrera is filing suit against several San Francisco landlords he alleges wrongfully evicted disabled renters to turn their apartments into short-term rentals marketed on Airbnb and other sites.

  • Archaeologists, tribe clash over Native remains 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 7:53 pm
  • LARKSPUR, California - Archaeologists and Native Americans are clashing over Indian remains and artifacts that were excavated during a construction project in the San Francisco Bay Area and then reburied at an undisclosed location, a newspaper reported.

  • Perez helps Rangers sweep A's with 3-0 win 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 7:50 pm
  • OAKLAND, California - Over the course of a 162-game season, every team will go through some rough stretches.

  • Perez help Rangers sweep A's with 3-0 win 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 7:42 pm
  • OAKLAND, California - With the Texas rotation ravaged by injuries early in the season, Martin Perez has more than filled the void.

  • Theater producer denies sex abuse claim 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 7:13 pm
  • LOS ANGELES - Lawyers for a theater producer on Wednesday denied sexual abuse claims made against their client in a lawsuit by a man who has leveled similar allegations against other entertainment industry figures.