California school draws crowd to view mural some call racist

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Over 100 people packed the lobby of a San Francisco public high school to view a controversial mural criticized as racist and degrading for its depiction of black and Native Ameri...

Forget 'manmade': Berkeley bans gender-specific words

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — There will be no manholes in Berkeley, California. City workers will drop into "maintenance holes" instead. Nothing will be manmade in the liberal city but "h...

Ed Hardy's first retrospective paints him as fine artist

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When people hear the name Ed Hardy, they likely think of the flashy, tiger- and skull-emblazoned clothing that rocketed to popularity in the 2000s, appearing on the likes of Paris...

San Francisco to paint over debated George Washington mural

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco will spend up to $600,000 to paint over historical artwork at a public school depicting the life of George Washington, a mural once seen as educational and innovativ...

5 dead in San Jose killing identified

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The five people who died following a shooting in San Jose Sunday night have been identified. Police say Chi Dinh Ta, 66, shot his relatives to death before he...

Trade tensions, India tariffs put California almonds at risk

MODESTO, Calif. (AP) — California supplies 82% of the world's almonds, and India is the state's biggest buyer. Now the future of that market is uncertain. India this month imposed ta...

Ex-Sacramento Kings exec gets 7 years for siphoning $13.4M

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A former top Sacramento Kings executive was sentenced Monday to seven years in prison for siphoning $13.4 million from the team. Jeffrey David, 44, the team's fo...

San Francisco weighs 1st US city ban on e-cigarette sales

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco supervisors are considering whether to move the city toward becoming the first in the United States to ban all sales of electronic cigarettes to crack down on youth ...

California officials OK security deal for men's-only retreat

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A secretive men's-only retreat hosted by an elite club that has included former U.S. presidents and business leaders will receive security protection from a Northern California co...

California county eyes security contract for men-only club

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An annual retreat staged in California by an elite club that has included powerful U.S. political and business leaders is facing scrutiny for excluding women after female county s...

Oakland becomes 2nd US city to legalize magic mushrooms

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Oakland on Tuesday became the second U.S. city to decriminalize magic mushrooms after a string of speakers testified that psychedelics helped them overcome depression, drug addict...