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Woman killed by police in San Francisco area allegedly attacked officers with bat

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 14 (UPI) -- A San Francisco-area woman who called police to say she might hurt herself or other people was killed when she allegedly came at the officers with a baseball bat.
Frances Burns
California state senator faces federal corruption charges

California state senator faces federal corruption charges

March 26 (UPI) -- California state Sen. Leland Yee, a candidate for secretary of state, arrested on federal corruption charges.
Frances Burns
Brooklyn Nets sign Jorge Gutierrez to 10-day contract out of NBA D-League

Brooklyn Nets sign Jorge Gutierrez to 10-day contract out of NBA D-League

BROOKLYN, N.Y., March 7 (UPI) -- Jorge Gutierrez signs a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets
Evan Bleier

Calif. high school wins round in battle over ban on U.S. flag shirts

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- A federal appeals court said Thursday it would not "second guess" officials at a California high school who banned American-flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo.

Would-be bank bomber sent to federal prison for 15 years

OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- A self-proclaimed jihadist with a history of mental illness was sent to federal prison for 15 years Thursday for trying to bomb a California bank.

Suspect in California kidnapping, killing indicted by grand jury

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- A Santa Clara County, Calif., grand jury indicted a man arrested two years ago in the kidnapping and killing of a girl, 15, court records said.

Prosecutors drop murder charge against California man, charge twin

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 6 (UPI) -- A California man is no longer charged with the murder of a man during a late-night birthday party, but his twin brother is, say prosecutors in San Jose.

After-school worker accused of selling pot to middle schoolers

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Police in California said an after-school program worker at a middle school was arrested on accusations of selling marijuana to students.

BART police officer shot by colleague was wearing bullet-proof vest

OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- The Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer killed by another officer in California was wearing a bullet-proof vest, investigators said Wednesday.

High school basketball coach involved in hazing, attorney says

WOODSIDE, Calif., Jan. 20 (UPI) -- A California high school basketball coach was present when team members were beaten and gagged in a hazing incident, an attorney for an alleged victim said.

Convicted arsonist, sex offender identified as suspect in 12 arsons

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Authorities in San Jose, Calif., have identified the suspect in a string of arsons as convicted arsonist and sex offender Patrick William Brennan.

Police arrest suspect in San Jose arson fires

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Police in San Jose, Calif., have arrested a man accused of setting fire to eight structures in four days, officials said.

Missing plane found in Idaho; five family members apparently dead

CASCADE, Idaho, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- The wreckage of a plane carrying five members of a California family missing since Dec. 1 was found in Idaho with no apparent survivors, officials said Friday.

2 employees injured in explosion at Amgen lab in South San Francisco

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Two employees at an Amgen Inc. laboratory in South San Francisco were injured Wednesday in an explosion involving cleaning solvents, fire officials said.

California Supreme Court: Illegal immigrants can receive law licenses

SACRAMENTO, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- An illegal immigrant who graduated from law school cannot be denied a California law license because of his status, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

Terri Schiavo family becomes involved in Jahi's case

OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 1 (UPI) -- The family of Terri Schiavo, a comatose woman who died in 2005, has become involved in helping the family of a comatose California teenager.

Sharks rookie sensation Tomas Hertl set for knee surgery

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 23 (UPI) -- High-scoring San Jose Sharks rookie center Tomas Hertl will undergo surgery to repair a damaged knee, General Manager Doug Wilson said Monday.

California judge appoints doctor to determine if girl is dead

OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 23 (UPI) -- A judge in Oakland, Calif., Monday appointed an independent expert to determine if a 13-year-old girl, on a breathing machine after a tonsillectomy, is dead.

IT industries set to lose billions because of privacy concerns

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Information technology companies stand to lose billions of dollars of business because of concerns their services are neither secure nor private, U.S. advocacy groups for the industry say.
NTSB holds hearing on Asiana crash and releases footage of crash [VIDEO]

NTSB holds hearing on Asiana crash and releases footage of crash [VIDEO]

Dec. 12 (UPI) -- The National Transportation Safety Board held its first hearing on the Asiana Airlines flight that crashed in San Francisco on July 6 and released video footage of the crash.
JC Finley
Korean War vet detained by North Korea lands in California

Korean War vet detained by North Korea lands in California

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Merrill Newman, an 85-year-old U.S. military veteran of the Korean War, held for weeks by North Korea, landed Saturday in San Francisco after being released.

Five San Fran Giants minor leaguers hurt in traffic collision

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Five San Francisco Giants minor league players were hurt in a two-vehicle crash in Arizona Tuesday, a team spokeswoman said.

NAACP: Charges against San Jose students should have been felonies

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Students at San Jose State University, where four undergrads are charged with hate crimes, said school officials had ignored their discrimination complaints.

Singleton of NewsMedia Group, to step down

DENVER, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. newspaper executive William Dean Singleton, 62, said he would resign from most of his responsibilities in December to spend time with family.

Kwame Harris convicted of misdemeanor assault

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Former 49ers and Raiders player Kwame Harris was convicted Monday of misdemeanor domestic violence and battery for an assault on his boyfriend, Dimitri Geier.
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