Mountain View shooting probe: Rapper Young Jeezy, 5 others plead not guilty in gun charges

08/27/2014 08:15 PM PDT
Hip-hop singer Jay 'Young Jeezy' Jenkins and five others pleaded not guilty Tuesday to illegal gun charges in Irvine following a fatal shooting at a tour stop in Mountain View last weekend, the Orange County District Attorney's Office said.  
Sacramento: Debate over plastic bag ban takes a weird but familiar turn
08/27/2014 08:34 PM PDT - What began several months ago as a relatively principled debate about the environment versus jobs has devolved into hot buttons and flash points that have little to do with the substance of the bag ban.

Medi-Cal asset seizure bill heads to Gov. Jerry Brown for consideration
08/27/2014 05:00 PM PDT - After passing the state Senate and Assembly unanimously this week, a bill limiting California's seizure of assets from the estates of Medi-Cal recipients is headed toward Gov. Jerry Brown's desk.

Lawsuit targeting FedEx-driver work conditions can proceed
08/27/2014 03:35 PM PDT - Federal appeals court restores key claims in class-action against FedEx over shifting costs to ground drivers 

California Senate passes new gun bill
08/27/2014 04:43 PM PDT - Family members and police could ask courts to take away a mentally disturbed person's guns under a bill inspired by May's UC Santa Barbara massacre and approved Wednesday by the state Senate.

Apple vs. Samsung: Judge refuses sales ban on Samsung smartphones
08/27/2014 03:52 PM PDT - Following a second trial in the smartphone wars, a federal judge denies Apple's bid for a block on U.S. sales of Samsung smartphones found to violate iPhone patent rights. 

Obamacare: Does Covered California really have you covered?
08/27/2014 12:26 PM PDT - A worrisome trend is emerging among some Californians who thought they were safe and secure under Covered California: Their plans are being canceled without consent and sometimes without notice.

Hurricane Marie: Southern California prepares as big waves brew along coast
08/27/2014 11:56 AM PDT - The surf was churning in Southern California, and even bigger waves were brewing Wednesday, brought on by Hurricane Marie spinning off Mexico's Pacific coast.  

Napa earthquake: Boy hurt by falling bricks: 'I should be dead'
08/27/2014 09:54 AM PDT - Thirteen-year-old Nicholas Dillon's screams could be heard throughout his pitch black house when the earth shook and the falling bricks hit him. His mother, who later called it the worst night of her life, couldn't get to him.  

Los Angeles police: Serial killer arrested; accused of fatally shooting four people, two dogs
08/27/2014 09:03 AM PDT - A Southern California man suspected of killing three people in a series of San Fernando Valley shootings Sunday was charged Tuesday with three other crimes, including the fatal shooting of a man in Pacoima and the attempted murder of a couple in West Hollywood last week, authorities said. 

Rapper Young Jeezy charged in weapons case following fatal Shoreline Amphitheatre shooting
08/27/2014 07:45 AM PDT - The Orange County District Attorney's Office on Tuesday filed charges against hip-hop singer Jay 'Young Jeezy' Jenkins and five others for allegedly possessing an illegal assault weapon at a concert venue in Irvine, a spokeswoman said.  

Sheriff sued over fatal shooting of Sunnyvale man outside Saratoga office
08/27/2014 03:33 PM PDT - Family of Sunnyvale man killed by Santa Clara County sheriff's deputies last year sue for wrongful death, latest twist in bizarre case involving plaintiff in no-poaching case against Silicon Valley companies 

Bidder hoping to buy Bay Area hospitals sues unions, alleging extortion
08/27/2014 07:50 AM PDT - In a surprising move, an anti-union Southern California hospital chain hoping to buy the struggling Daughters of Charity Health Care System is suing employee unions under the federal RICO Act, saying the unions are trying to thwart that deal and others by using extortionist tactics aimed at forcing it to cave into union demands.

Serial stowaway Marilyn Hartman arrested at Phoenix airport
08/27/2014 07:53 AM PDT - Serial stowaway Marilyn Hartman has been arrested again, this time at an airport in Phoenix, Ariz., NBC Los Angeles is reporting.  

Sarkisian: USC investigating player's heroic story
08/26/2014 12:43 PM PDT - Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian says the school is investigating defensive back Josh Shaw's story that he sprained both of his ankles jumping off a balcony to save his nephew from drowning.  

California Attorney General Kamala Harris marries fellow lawyer
08/26/2014 08:33 AM PDT - California Attorney General Kamala Harris has married an attorney from Los Angeles after a brief engagement.  

Plastic bags: California ban rejected by Assembly
08/26/2014 02:50 PM PDT - The Assembly on Monday rejected legislation that would make California the first state to impose a ban on single-use plastic bags, but the bill could be heard again later this week.  

Napa earthquake: Boy, 13, tells of being trapped by fallen chimney
08/27/2014 08:53 AM PDT - At least four aftershocks Tuesday morning, following the 6.0 Napa earthquake on Sunday morning, rattled the Napa and American Canyon areas. One was logged at magnitude-3.9, the largest since Sunday's quake.  

California blocks GI benefits for troubled Corinthian Colleges
08/26/2014 06:01 AM PDT - California Veterans Affairs department withdraws approval and military benefits for Corinthian-owned Heald, WyoTech, and Everest career colleges.  

Cellphone 'kill switches' will be required in California
08/26/2014 06:11 AM PDT - California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a first-in-the-nation bill into law Monday requiring 'kill switches' for remote deactivation of stolen smartphones. But a bill to ban plastic grocery bags is foundering. 

Drought leaves San Joaquin Valley homes without water
08/25/2014 12:26 PM PDT - Hundreds of rural San Joaquin Valley residents no longer can get drinking water from their home faucets because California's extreme drought has dried up their individual wells, government officials and community groups said.  

California lawmakers pass firearm safety, ammunition bills prompted by rampage near UCSB
08/25/2014 12:24 PM PDT - California lawmakers on Friday acted on bills that tackle firearm safety and add rules for ammunition sales. 

Sriracha plant's tour offers whiff of excitement
08/25/2014 12:15 PM PDT - A Southern California hot sauce plant that came under fire for its spicy odors is throwing open its doors to the public, offering a whiff of excitement and perhaps a breath of fresh air in its relations with its neighbors.  

Lake Tahoe woman attacked by bear may face feeding charges
08/25/2014 12:12 PM PDT - RENO -- A Lake Tahoe woman who was attacked by a black bear in her backyard could become the first person in the area charged with illegally feeding the wild animals. 

Wildfire burns near Northern California Gold Rush-era boomtown
08/25/2014 12:10 PM PDT - Crews working in steep terrain were building containment lines around a wildfire that chased people from about 200 homes near the California Gold Rush-era boomtown of Weaverville.  

San Jose State: Water damage closes journalism building temporarily
08/26/2014 06:14 AM PDT - Employees have complained of poor indoor air quality because of mold, a public health hazard.  

Quinn: #napaquake hijacking shows flaws in social media as our town center in crisis
08/25/2014 03:07 PM PDT - The hijacking of hashtags like #napaquake to promote a pro-Islamic militant message erodes what makes social media the great town center, particularly during an ongoing event like Sunday's quake.  

Huge solar farm proposed south of Silicon Valley wins power contract, but loses major investor
08/25/2014 07:00 AM PDT - A solar project proposed for Panoche Valley in San Benito County secured a power purchase agreement with Southern California Edison, but it needs new financing after Duke Energy withdraws as financial backer. 

Napa earthquake: California's early-warning system worked
08/25/2014 10:23 AM PDT - After the South Napa quake, scientists continue their push for ShakeAlert funding, but the system that saves lives in Japan and Mexico is still not available to the public in California. 

Video: Damage, aftermath of 6.0 magnitude Napa earthquake
08/25/2014 11:07 AM PDT - Watch raw video from the scene of the 6.0 magnitude Napa earthquake that caused significant damage and injured scores of people on Sunday Aug. 24, 2014. 

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