San Francisco parking spot app shuts down service
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An Italian company whose mobile app allows San Francisco drivers to get paid for the public parking spaces they exit has temporarily shut down the service following an order from the city attorney.
Chinese man accused of hacking into US computers
SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. authorities have charged a Chinese businessman with hacking into the computer systems of U.S. companies with large defense contracts, including Boeing, to steal data on military projects, including some of the latest fighter jets, officials said Friday.
Fire in California's Sequoia forest spreading fast
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters aggressively attacked a California wildfire that spread quickly after starting Friday afternoon in a remote part of the Sequoia National Forest, officials said.
Kashkari assails Brown on plight of poor students
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California's drowsy race for governor turned sharply confrontational Friday, as the Republican challenging Gov. Jerry Brown accused him of ignoring the plight of poor and minority students in struggling public schools.
Union leader derides Obama education chief
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The president of the nation's second-largest teachers union said Friday that President Barack Obama's education chief has turned his back on the concerns of educators and parents, but she stopped short of calling for his ouster.
Ex-chief of huge pension fund guilty of bribery
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The former head of the nation's largest pension fund admitted Friday that he took bribes, including hundreds of thousands of dollars stuffed in paper bags and a shoe box, and helped an associate collect millions in a fraudulent investment scheme.
Serial rapist's freedom comes with strict limits
LOS ANGELES (AP) — He can't be alone outside after dark, needs permission to walk through his neighborhood or go to a bowling alley, and must allow random searches and polygraph tests. For the first time in roughly two decades, serial rapist Christopher Hubbart is free, so to speak, but that freedom comes with strict limitations.
California lawmakers to visit Central America
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A group of California lawmakers will visit Central America next week to learn about the immigration challenges that are contributing to the U.S. border crisis.