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Trio charged with killing tourist, hiker back in California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Three young transients charged in the shooting deaths of a Canadian backpacker in San Francisco and a yoga instructor in Marin County have been booked into a California jail and face arraignment later this week. The three arrived in California and were taken to Marin County jail in San Rafael Monday […]

October 14, 2015 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Great gourds weigh in at pumpkin contest

HALF MOON BAY (AP) — A rippled white whopper weighing in at 1,969 pounds took the title Monday for plumpest pumpkin at an annual San Francisco Bay Area contest. Growers gathered with their gargantuan offerings to try to break the world record of 2,323 pounds, which was set by a Swiss grower during a competition […]

October 13, 2015 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Women in Business: Catching up with Anne-Marie Slaughter on work-life balance

By Leanne Italie NEW YORK (AP) — Anne-Marie Slaughter is back on the train from her home in Princeton, N.J., to Washington, D.C., but only a couple of days a week and in a new capacity: private-sector big thinker on foreign politics and family policy in the digital age. It has been more than three […]

October 13, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Questions, answers about the federal campus safety law

The federal law known as the Clery Act is credited with bringing improvements to campus safety, even as sexual assault and gun violence remain major concerns. Supporters of the law plan to mark its 25th anniversary next month. Here are some questions and answers about the law, at a time when many are debating safety […]

October 11, 2015 | Posted in Associated Press

Preparing for shootings a part of campus life in California

By Lisa Leff SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California’s public colleges and universities have taken seriously the task of preparing for the threat of mass shootings, although decisions about how to do so are made by individual campuses, administrators and public safety experts said. In the eight years after the Virginia Tech massacre that left 32 people […]

October 13, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Knowing what to do if shooting starts still hazy at colleges

By Lisa Leff and Ryan J. Foley Eight years after the Virginia Tech massacre led to tighter security at colleges across the United States, some schools make “active shooter” training mandatory for incoming students, while others offer little more than brief online guidance on what to do if there’s a gunman on the loose, a […]

October 13, 2015 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

California voters will be automatically registered at DMV

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation to make California the second state in the nation to begin automatically registering eligible voters when they obtain or renew their driver’s licenses. AB 1461 by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, aims to boost California’s voter rolls by registering visitors to the Department of Motor […]

October 11, 2015 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Stocks close out best week of the year with a small gain

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market closed out its best week this year with a modest gain on Friday, helped by airlines and industrial companies. Investors now turn their focus to corporate earnings, which will start to pick up next week. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 33.74 points, or 0.2 percent, to 17,084.49. […]

October 11, 2015 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

California grooms utility giants to compete against Big Oil

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California wants more drivers to dump the pump. Under new climate change legislation Gov. Jerry Brown signed Wednesday, the most populous state in the nation is encouraging major utilities to compete as an alternative transportation fuel source by installing thousands of charging stations where people live, work and play. The new law, […]

October 09, 2015 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

US airman stabbed months after thwarting French train attack

SACRAMENTO — Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, was in intensive care and expected to recover this morning after being repeatedly stabbed in what police said was an alcohol-fueled, brawl early Thursday morning in a Sacramento nightclub district. Stone was hailed as a hero after he was severely cut while helping stop a terror attack on […]

October 09, 2015 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Drifters held in yoga teacher’s murder

SAN RAFAEL (AP) — GPS technology helped law officers track down three suspects in the killing of a tantra yoga teacher, who was found shot to death on a scenic California hiking trail. The three drifters were arrested Wednesday in Oregon, two days after the body of Steve Carter, 67, who had been walking his […]

October 08, 2015 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

State aims for surge in renewable energy

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown dramatically increased California’s climate-change goals, committing the state to use renewable energy for half its electricity and make existing buildings twice as energy-efficient in just 15 years. Brown tried for an even stronger measure that also would have enforced a 50 percent drop in petroleum use by 2030, […]

October 08, 2015 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Cubs blanks Pirates in NL wild-card outing

PITTSBURGH — Maybe it’s time to stop treating the Chicago Cubs like they’re too young to be here. The stage they seemingly weren’t ready for now seems hardly big enough to contain them. Not with Jake Arrieta dealing. Not with a group of 20-somethings in the field that play with swagger and confidence. Not with […]

October 08, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,
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