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California man held on $5M bail after cache of weapons found

Jan. 17, 2021 2:18 PM EST

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — A 44-year-old Northern California man was jailed in lieu of $5 million bail after sheriff’s deputies found a cache of weapons and explosives at his home and business, including gunpowder and pipe bombs, authorities said. Ian Benjamin Rogers was arrested Friday after deputies...

FILE - This Oct. 22, 2018, file photo shows the Plumpjack Wine & Spirits store in San Francisco, part of the Plumpjack Group collection of wineries, bars, restaurants, hotels and liquors stores. Companies affiliated with Gov. Gavin Newsom received nearly $3 million in loans designed to help small businesses survive the pandemic, more than eight times the amount originally reported, according to newly released information from the federal government. Nine businesses tied to Newsom's PlumpJack Group split the nearly $3 million in loans through the Small Business Administration's Paycheck Protection Program, according to new figures released last week. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

Calif. governor's companies got $3 million in relief loans

Dec. 9, 2020 8:44 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Companies affiliated with California Gov. Gavin Newsom received nearly $3 million in federal loans created to help small businesses survive the pandemic, more than eight times the amount originally reported, according to newly released information from the U.S. government. Nine...

Tom Ruge stands outside the Ranch House at Green Valley Ranch in Napa, Calif., Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. A 950-acre ranch with three lakes in Napa County that was purchased in 1978 for $850,000 by eight young men and used communally was sold for $15.7 million in cash. Green Valley Ranch was sold Monday, Dec. 7, 2020 to a single unidentified buyer, according to listing agent Ginger Martin of Sotheby's International Realty, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. (Scott Strazzante/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)

Napa County communal ranch sold for nearly $16M

Dec. 8, 2020 7:43 PM EST

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — A 950-acre ranch with three lakes in Napa County that was purchased in 1978 for $850,000 by eight young men and used communally was sold for $15.7 million in cash. Green Valley Ranch was sold Monday to a single unidentified buyer, according to listing agent Ginger Martin of...

FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2020, file photo, California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks at a news conference at Cal Expo in Sacramento, Calif. Several California politicians have been called out in the last month for their dining choices that violate the state's rules aimed at slowing the spread of coronavirus. Gov. Gavin Newsom, San Francisco Mayor London Breed and Los Angeles County supervisor all dined outdoors, conflicting with their own messaging to stay home. (Daniel Kim/The Sacramento Bee via AP, Pool, File)

Politicians eat own words after dining out, taking trips

Dec. 2, 2020 10:01 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Their messaging has been clear: wear a mask, stay 6 feet apart, and most importantly: stay home! But their actions aren’t living up to the rhetoric, creating a real political problem for some of the most vocal leaders in California’s fight to contain the coronavirus....

Democratic Tucson Mayor Regina Romero is seen at the State of the State address at the Arizona Capitol, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in Phoenix. Romero called for a nighttime curfew Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, in Tucson to prevent the spread of COVID-19, saying the virus is spreading rapidly and hospitals in southern Arizona are on the verge of a crisis. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

The Latest: Tucson votes in mandatory nightly curfew

Dec. 2, 2020 12:17 AM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. -- At the urging of Mayor Regina Romero, the Tucson City Council voted Tuesday night to establish a mandatory nightly curfew for three weeks in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19. The 10 p.m.-to-5 a.m. curfew will take effect Friday and run through Dec. 23. Romero says she sought the curfew...

FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2019, file photo, San Francisco Mayor London Breed waits to speak at a luncheon in San Francisco. Last month Mayor Breed dined at the same three-star Michelin restaurant a night after California Gov. Gavin Newsom did in Yountville, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

Elected officials dine out after urging others to stay home

Dec. 1, 2020 7:19 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Mayor London Breed dined at a posh Napa Valley restaurant the day after California's governor was there. San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo went to his parents' house for Thanksgiving. And a Los Angeles County supervisor dined outdoors just hours after voting to ban outdoor...