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California voters torn over 'change'

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- California voters are seen by analysts as torn between the campaign themes of "change" and "experience" in the looming state primary.

Retro look all the rage at California jail

MILPITAS, Calif., Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Another California county has opted for a more retro fashion look for its jail inmates.

Teens plead guilty in chlorine bomb cases

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Two California teenagers pleaded guilty to charges they threw homemade bombs containing poison gas into a birthday party and a homecoming dance.

Father finds his son in a vat of acid

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 24 (UPI) -- An 18-year-old man was found dead in Redwood City, Calif., after falling into a waist-high vat of sulfuric acid.

Body of WWII airman found

SACRAMENTO, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- The body of a U.S. airman who had been missing since 1942 has been found atop a California glacier.

Wildfire spreads in Northern California

MORGAN HILL, Calif., Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Fire continued to spread rapidly Tuesday after burning at least 3,000 acres in California's Henry Coe State Park.

California woman kept 88 pets

BEN LOMOND, Calif., July 20 (UPI) -- Animal services workers in Ben Lomond, Calif., found 83 cats, three dogs and two iguanas living in the home of an animal hoarder.

Siblings find each other at school

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 8 (UPI) -- A California teenager found his sister after a 13-year-search at the high school vocational program they both attend.

Whales vanish from San Francisco delta

SAN FRANCISCO, May 31 (UPI) -- A pair of humpback whales who ended up 90 miles off course in San Francisco may have slipped out under the Golden Gate Bridge without anyone seeing.

Two Calif. men charged with grand theft

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 31 (UPI) -- Two men from San Jose, Calif., have been charged with grand theft after allegedly making thousands of dollars as "faith/mystic" healers.

Calif. district opts out of Newsweek list

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 21 (UPI) -- High schools in Palo Alto, Calif., are refusing to participate in Newsweek's annual survey and ranking of U.S. schools.

Overseas wars causing ammo shortages

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 8 (UPI) -- With wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, police departments in the United States are reporting a shortage of ammunition needed for firearms.

Prolific child molester gets 152 years

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- A man believed to be one of the most prolific child molesters in U.S. history was sentenced in San Jose, Calif., Monday to 152 years to life in prison. Dean Schwartzmiller is expected to appeal his conviction and sentence for molesting two 12-year-old San

Apple upgrades MacBook processors

CUPERTINO, Calif., Nov. 8 (UPI) -- California's Apple Computer has upgraded the processor in its line of MacBook computers.

Google buys house where it all began

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 3 (UPI) -- The Google corporation has purchased the Menlo Park, Calif., house where the world's biggest search engine made its debut in the two-car garage in 1998.

Wildfires rage for weeks in California

SACRAMENTO, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- California is having one of its worst wildfire seasons, with major fires around the state that have been burning for weeks.

X-rays illuminate Archimedes writings

STANFORD, Calif., Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Ancient history will be seen on the Internet Friday as U.S. scientists use a synchrotron to investigate some of the work of Greek mathematician Archimedes. The more than 1,000-year-old writings are being deciphered at Stanford University's Linear Accelera

Calif. Sikhs have new wheels for holy book

FREMONT, Calif., June 14 (UPI) -- Worshipers at a Sikh temple in Fremont, Calif., have put the final touches on a new van used solely for transporting the holiest document.

Man goes out dancing after being stabbed

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 13 (UPI) -- A man in San Jose, Calif., was stabbed in the hip, but reportedly chose to go dancing rather than to the hospital.

California condors making a comeback

SALINAS, Calif., March 29 (UPI) -- A pair of California condors has been discovered nesting in Northern California -- the first condor nesting reported there in more than 100 years.

Xbox 360 shortage blamed on chip

REDMOND, Wash., Feb. 15 (UPI) -- A German company's failure to produce enough memory chips at the right speed is being blamed for the U.S. shortage of Xbox 360 game consoles.

E-waste in trash prohibited in California

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- It is illegal in California to place most consumer electronics, such as computers and televisions, as well as fluorescent bulbs and batteries, in the trash.

Camera captures Calif. man killing ducks

CAMPBELL, Calif., Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Police in Campbell, Calif., are looking for a man who was captured by a carwash security camera running his car over 10 ducks.

U.S. experts worry about animal diseases

WASHINGTON, July 19 (UPI) -- U.S. livestock experts are voicing increased concern about possible invasion of foreign microbes that could devastate the dairy, beef and pork industries.

Chavez Day no holiday for Calif. governor

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 30 (UPI) -- Critics are seeing Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's decision to work on California's Cesar Chavez Day as a step to possibly eliminate the holiday.
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