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More California counties expand vaccine eligibility to 16 up

Apr. 09, 2021 20:56 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More California counties are opening up vaccines to younger adults, a week ahead of the state broadening eligibility to everyone 16 and up. At the same time, California public health officials warned Thursday of decreases in supply because of a...

Security guards for anti-abortion group charged with battery

Apr. 09, 2021 20:42 PM EDT

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (AP) — Two security guards hired by an anti-abortion group are facing misdemeanor charges after using pepper spray on counter-protesters outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in a San Francisco suburb, authorities said Friday. Ishatpal Momi, 27, of...

Camper dies, wife rescued in Death Valley National Park

Apr. 09, 2021 20:41 PM EDT

DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — An Arizona tourist died and his wife was rescued Friday after their vehicle got two flat tires and they went missing in Death Valley National Park in California. Alexander Lofgren, 32, and Emily Henkel, 27, were found on a steep...

Johnny Cueto pitches Giants past Rockies 3-1 in home opener

Apr. 09, 2021 20:37 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With that familiar flair and flip of his dreadlocks, Johnny Cueto entertained everyone once again. And he dominated like the old days, too. And oh how the baseball-starved San Francisco fans loved every moment of it. “I like...

Feds charge 3 more in massive California unemployment fraud

Apr. 09, 2021 19:59 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Federal prosecutors said Friday that they have charged three Southern California women with using prison inmates' names to bilk a state agency out of a combined nearly $1.25 million in coronavirus-related unemployment benefits, the latest allegations in an ongoing...

Turner homers, Dodgers beat Nats 1-0 on champs' ring day

Apr. 09, 2021 19:58 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Justin Turner's fond memories of the Los Angeles Dodgers' championship last fall will always be weighted by slight disappointment in the weird way it all ended for him personally. After receiving the ring symbolizing last season's success Friday,...

The Latest: US 7th Fleet: 14,000 personnel fully vaccinated

Apr. 09, 2021 19:47 PM EDT

PHILIPPINE SEA — The U.S. 7th Fleet that operates throughout the Indo-Pacific says more than 14,000 of its service members have received their full doses of the coronavirus vaccine, which it began administering on January 5. “We are in a pandemic and our principle...

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

Apr. 09, 2021 19:38 PM EDT

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 how the other three died. “It’s alarming to respond to four dead...

US: California militia members tried to thwart killing probe

Apr. 09, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Four members of a California militia group associated with the anti-government “boogaloo” movement were indicted Friday on charges of conspiracy to obstruct justice in connection with a scheme to destroy records related to last year’s killing in Oakland of a...

Plan would return beachfront taken from Black family in '20s

Apr. 09, 2021 19:10 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County plans to return prime beachfront property to descendants of a Black couple who built a seaside resort for African Americans but suffered racist harassment and were stripped of it by local city leaders a century ago, a county official said Friday. ...