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Following the recent violence in East Palo Alto, culminating in Sunday's killing of a teenager, police Chief Ronald Davis is calling a "crime emergency" for the department, which will take effect on Tuesday.
Federal investigators probing the hantavirus outbreak blamed for three deaths at Yosemite National Park recommended on Monday that design changes to tent cabins and other privately run lodging first be reviewed by National Park Service officials.
Alameda County sheriff's deputies on Monday night were investigating a police chase that ended in a crash at 55th Street and Camden, according to authorities.
A Montana man died in a rock climbing accident as he tried to climb to the top of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, authorities said.
A Sonoma County jury that convicted a Santa Rosa man of the brutal first-degree murder of his father is now deciding whether he was insane at the time.
California would take steps to regulate the sale of medical marijuana under a bill approved Monday by the state Senate, restricting cannabis dispensaries that federal prosecutors say have grown out of control.
Firefighters have contained a four-alarm vegetation fire in Orinda Monday afternoon, a fire chief said.
The Solano County coroner's office identified the driver who died when he drove the wrong way on Interstate Highways 80 and 680 Sunday night as 53-year-old Jeffrey Woodhouse of Fairfield.
Ray Manzarek, a founding member of the 1960s rock group The Doors whose versatile and often haunting keyboards complemented Jim Morrison's gloomy baritone and helped set the mood for some of rock's most enduring songs, has died.
Apple Inc. employs a group of affiliate companies located outside the United States to avoid paying billions of dollars in U.
A judge has ruled that some workers at the five largest University of California medical centers can go on strike for two days starting Tuesday.
Firefighters have contained a four-alarm vegetation fire in Orinda Monday afternoon, a fire dispatcher said.
Gov. Jerry Brown said Monday that he does not know if the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge will open over Labor Day weekend because of safety concerns.
East Palo Alto Police Chief Ronald Davis declared a crime emergency Monday to battle a spike in street violence that was capped by the deadly overnight gang-related shooting of three teens.
A 5-year-old girl died after she was ejected from an SUV during a rollover crash in Richmond Monday morning, a police detective said.
A man died early Monday from injuries he suffered in a fall from roof of a 4-story apartment building in San Francisco during the annual Bay to Breakers race.
Yahoo is buying online blogging forum Tumblr for $1.1 billion as CEO Marissa Mayer tries to rejuvenate an Internet icon that had fallen behind the times.
A 16-year-old sophomore at Silver Creek High School in San Jose was killed when he was hit by a car as he biked to school Monday morning, police and the school's principal said.
A Powerball ticket bought in San Jose that matched five numbers in Saturday's draw, but missed the Powerball number, is worth $2.
A three-alarm fire erupted with flames towering 15-feet in the air early Monday, heavily damaging a Kentfield home, guest house and garage before it could be brought under control, fire officials said.
Oakland firefighters were able to bring a two-alarm brushfire under control early Monday before it could spread in the tender-dry Oakland hills, authorities said.
U.K.-based mobile telecoms company Vodafone has reported a 1.9 increase in annual profits despite a slowdown in much of its European operations.
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Associated Press journalists open their notebooks at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival: KEANU REEVES STEPS BEHIND THE LENS The transition from actor to director was not an easy one for Keanu Reeves.
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Best Buy Co. is reporting a loss in its fiscal first quarter as it sold its stake in Best Buy Europe and works on a turnaround plan that includes cutting costs and closing some stores.
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Los Angeles is about to elect its next mayor. Most residents probably won't notice. A scant turnout is expected Tuesday when voters choose between two City Hall regulars who failed to bring much sparkle to the contest to succeed Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who exits office July 1 after two up-and-down terms.
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Spotlights bore down on massive piles of shredded cinder block, insulation and metal as crews worked through the night lifting bricks and parts of collapsed walls where a monstrous tornado barreled through the Oklahoma City suburbs, demolishing an elementary school and reducing homes to piles of splintered wood.
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