Larry Esquivel officially appointed San Jose Police chief
12/10/2013 11:42 AM PST
Larry Esquivel is officially San Jose's new police chief, according to council members who sent messages congratulating him from a closed personnel session Tuesday morning in which the council was considering the new chief appointment.
Study: California prison changes boost property crime
12/10/2013 10:37 AM PST - SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Auto theft increased significantly in California and other property crimes also rose after the state began an initiative resulting in more inmates being released early, according to the first independent study of crime trends driven by the "realignment" program to reduce
San Mateo County most vulnerable in California to sea level rise
12/10/2013 11:49 AM PST - A regional or countywide flood protection district dedicated to sea level disaster preparations should be assembled immediately, according to a group of nearly 400 people who packed a College of San Mateo auditorium today.
Foul weather postpones hearing into SFO Asiana Airline crash
12/10/2013 09:41 AM PST - WASHINGTON -- The National Transportation Safety Board's investigative hearing into the crash landing of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 at San Francisco International Airport was postponed Tuesday because of snow and inclement weather that shut down the federal government.
Tech giants call on president and Congress to rein in Internet spy programs
12/10/2013 06:31 AM PST - Apple, Google, Facebook and others have been beefing up encryption and waging individual public relations efforts, but now they've launched a joint campaign to pressure Washington to restrict Internet surveillance.
California DNA criminal law: Appeals court weighs challenge to state's taking DNA from all felony suspects
12/10/2013 06:30 AM PST - Federal appeals court hears challenge to California law allowing DNA collection from arrested felony suspect, in light of recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding similar law in Maryland.
Legal pot supported by California majority for first time, Field Poll shows
12/10/2013 08:30 AM PST - Clear majorities of California voters support marijuana legalization in general and a specific legalization measure at next November's ballot, the Field Poll finds.
California health insurance exchange faces backlog of 25,000 paper applications
12/09/2013 07:06 PM PST - Already scrambling to meet a Dec. 23 deadline to sign up as many Californians as possible with insurance plans under the new federal healthcare law, the state's online exchange is hobbled by a backlog of 25,000 paper applications that must be re-submitted online.
Is Jerry Brown's Delta tunnels plan repeating the errors of high-speed rail?
12/09/2013 06:34 PM PST - Delta plan would be one of the largest public works projects in U.S. history. It's supported by cities and farms but opposed by environmentalists and fishing groups who say the numbers don't add up.
Obamas, Bushes head for S. Africa; president will speak at Mandela memorial
12/09/2013 11:38 AM PST - President Barack Obama headed to South Africa on Monday to speak at a national memorial service for anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela. He was joined on Air Force One by former President George W. Bush and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
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How Miley Cyrus landed MTV's Best Artist of 2013 honors
Cyrus twerked her way to the top of the music scene this year with the most watched videos of 2013.