| Jun 14, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Motorists convicted of drunk driving will have to test their breath for alcohol before they start their vehicles under a pilot program set to begin in July in Los Angeles County and three other California counties. DUI offenders convicted after......
| Jun 18, 2010
| 4:34 PM
A former Bay Area transit police officer testified Friday that he pulled out an electric Taser weapon and threatened to use it on a group of men as an âintimidation tacticâ minutes before a fellow officer fatally shot one of......
| Jun 21, 2010
| 4:34 PM
A BART train operator on Monday recounted in court the chaotic moments on an Oakland train station platform immediately before and after a transit officer fatally shot an unarmed passenger who was laying face down on the ground. Keecha Williams......
| Jun 29, 2010
| 9:34 PM
An increasing number of California school districts are edging closer to financial insolvency, state officials reported Tuesday. One immediate effect has been the layoff of teachers â probably in the thousands, although neither state officials nor the...
| May 27, 2010
To the uninitiated, the boysenberry may look like a big, blowzy, underripe blackberry, but it is in fact a noble fruit, as distinct from a common blackberry as a thoroughbred is from a mule.
Large, dark purple, juicy and intense, it derives its unique...
| Oct 4, 2010
A lawyer representing the white former San Francisco Bay Area rapid transit officer convicted of fatally shooting an unarmed black passenger is asking a Los Angeles judge to grant a new trial.
Defense attorney Michael Rains said in a 134-page filing...
| Mar 24, 2010
California's DMV offices may soon be back open for business on Fridays.
An Alameda County judge today said he plans to order an end to furloughs for 68 state agencies, including the DMV, Caltrans, the Employee Development Department, and the state...
| Jun 23, 2010
| 1:34 PM
Clutching towels, sunblock and boogie boards, two dozen foothill residents lined up Tuesday morning at Memorial Park in La Cañada Flintridge with one destination in mind — the beach.
Now in its 20th year, the summer Beach Bus provides fun...
| Jul 1, 2010
BC-CA-XGR--Train Station Shooting-Oversight,0130 Calif lawmakers approve oversight of BART police Eds: APNewsNow.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California lawmakers have approved a plan to increase oversight of police officers who work for the San...
| Jul 1, 2010
| 1:12 PM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Convicted drunken drivers in four California counties, including Los Angeles, will now have to prove they haven't had a drink before they can start their vehicles.
The law requires first-time and repeat offenders to install ignition...
| May 20, 2010
| 1:04 PM
LOS ANGELES -- Seven Southern California hospitals are among 9 in the state facing $550,000 in penalties for endangering patients.
The hospitals are accused of a series of medical mistakes including medication errors, leaving sponges inside patients...
| Aug 20, 2010
| 2:48 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Friday furloughs are back on for California state employees, after the state Supreme Court overturned a lower court ruling that had temporarily stopped them.
The high court decided Wednesday to put all furlough litigation -- including the...