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San Francisco sees rise in shootings, aggravated assaults

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco saw an increase in shootings in the first half of 2021 compared to the same period in 2020, and a slight uptick in aggravated assaults like those seen in viral video...

Aftershocks expected for days after California, Nevada quake

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A magnitude 6 earthquake jolted both sides of the California-Nevada state line, tossed boulders onto a major roadway and was felt as far off as Las Vegas and even San Francisco, w...

Magnitude 6.0 quake strikes along California-Nevada border

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 rattled the California-Nevada border Thursday afternoon, with people reporting feeling the shaking hundreds of miles away, accord...

California governor kicks off $1B statewide cleanup plan

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday kicked off California's $1.1 billion plan to clean trash and graffiti from highways, roads and other public spaces, an effort he said will beautify ...

California bans state travel to Florida, 4 other states

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California added five more states, including Florida, to the list of places where state-funded travel is banned because of laws that discriminate against members of the LGBTQ comm...

Heat wave grips US West amid fear of a new, hotter normal

PHOENIX (AP) — An unusually early and long-lasting heat wave brought more triple-digit temperatures Wednesday to a large swath of the U.S. West, raising concerns that such extreme weather could become...

California marks reopening with jackpots, Hollywood flair

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Welcome back, California. San Francisco announced the return of its iconic cable cars. Disneyland threw open its doors to out-of-state tourists. And Gov. Gavin N...

California pair charged in 1997 kidnapping of teenage girl

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Northern California couple facing forced labor charges for allegedly forcing three Guatemalan immigrants to work long hours at their businesses for minimal pay have been charged...

Man charged in stabbings of 2 Asian women a no-show in court

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The arraignment of a man who allegedly stabbed two elder women without warning at a San Francisco bus stop was postponed Friday after he refused to leave his jail cell and appear ...

San Francisco OKs task force to study Black reparations

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco officials on Tuesday approved a task force that will study financial compensation, community programs and other ways to make reparations to the descendants of slaves...

LA, San Francisco improve for broader business reopening

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Angeleno Wine Co. reopened its tasting room, co-owner Amy Luftig Viste teared up seeing old friends reunited for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic had shuttered so ...

Family denounces police custody death of man in California

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The family of an unarmed 26-year-old San Francisco Bay Area man is struggling to understand how a minor confrontation with police led to his death on the same day a jury in Minn...

Wealthy Latin Americans flock to US in search of vaccines

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — They travel thousands of miles by plane from Latin America to the U.S., in some places taking a shuttle directly from the airport to COVID-19 vaccine sites. Their ranks includ...

4 gray whales found dead in San Francisco Bay Area in 9 days

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Four dead gray whales have washed ashore San Francisco Bay Area beaches in the last nine days, with experts saying Friday one was struck by a ship. They were trying to determine h...

California targets critical farmworkers for vaccinations

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The fight to end the coronavirus' devastation throughout California's heartland extends to the Mexico border, where migrant farmworkers heading north to pick lettuce, broccoli, ca...