Former director sues California bar association

(AP) — The former executive director of the State Bar Association of California has sued the group that certifies state lawyers, claiming he was fired after complaining of ethical breaches by bar officials.

LAPD technology that tracks ex-cons stirs concerns 

(AP) — Los Angeles police are increasingly relying on technology that not only tells patrol officers where crime is most likely to occur but also identifies and keeps track of ex-cons and other bad guys they believe are most likely to commit them.

State: California can afford twin tunnel project

(AP) — California officials say they've found a way to pay for building a pair of tunnels that will send water around the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

California home sales rose in October

(AP) — California home sales continue to climb — with the October sales tally reaching the highest it has been for that month in two years, a research firm said Thursday.

Turing computing award boosted fourfold to $1M

(AP) — Recipients of the A.M. Turing Award, one of the most prestigious honors in computing, will now receive $1 million, a fourfold increase.

Facebook again tries to simplify privacy policy

(AP) — One more time, Facebook is trying to simplify its lengthy privacy policy and explain how it targets advertisements to its 1.35 billion users.

California cat cafe is catnip for feline fans

(AP) — Cat lovers in Northern California are pouncing at the chance of spending time with feline company at a new cat cafe in Oakland.

Hearing on new trial begins in Chandra Levy case 

(AP) — Lawyers for a man convicted of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy returned to court Wednesday as part of their pitch to a judge that he deserves a new trial because of what they say are problems with a key witness.

Cal State faculty union approves pay deal

(AP) — The union representing California State University faculty has approved a three-year contract that includes a pay raise.

San Francisco Bay Bridge path costly to extend

(AP) — Officials are looking for a cheaper way to extend the Bay Bridge pedestrian path and give walkers, joggers and bikers a way to get all the way from Oakland to San Francisco.