Barbara Boxer

California Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, right, leaves the San Francisco Federal Building, Wednesday, March 26, 2014, in San Francisco.  The FBI has filed a 137-page affidavit outlining a detailed corruption case against Yee, who is accused of asking for campaign donations in exchange for introducing an undercover agent to an arms trafficker. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Boxer, Feinstein call on Calif. lawmaker to resign

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sen. Barbara Boxer and Sen. Dianne Feinstein are calling on a Democratic California state senator to resign following his arrest on public corruption and firearms charges. Boxer and Feinstein on Thursday […]

03/27/2014

US Senator of California Barbara Boxer

Boxer asks for halt on oil operations in LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Sen. Barbara Boxer has called on an oil company to stop production at its Los Angeles facility after some residents complained of nosebleeds, headaches and dizziness. The Democrat appeared Friday […]

11/08/2013

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner  (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

San Diego City Hall opens with no sign of mayor

SAN DIEGO (AP) — When San Diego City Hall opened on Monday, there was no sign of the mayor as he faces sexual harassment allegations. City Council President Todd Gloria said he didn’t know if […]

08/19/2013

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner  (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

San Diego mayor set to return amid recall drive

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The time Mayor Bob Filner took off to attend therapy hasn’t helped alleviate the mounting troubles awaiting him at City Hall. Things have only gotten worse for the leader of the […]

08/19/2013

Tanker 911, operated by 10 Tanker Air Carrier drops retardant over the Sharp Fire, Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 in Wrigthwood Calif. (AP Photo/The Victor Valley Daily Press, James Quigg)

Calif. faces longer, tough wildfire season

BANNING, Calif. (AP) — California truly is the Golden State this summer — golden brown — and that has fire officials worried heading into the peak of the wildfire season. It’s still weeks before the […]

08/10/2013

Firefighters carry a hose while battling a wildfire, Aug. 8, 2013, in Cabazon, Calif.  (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Southern California wildfire 25 percent contained

BANNING, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters launched a fleet of retardant-dropping airplanes Friday against Southern California’s latest destructive wildfire, a blaze that experts say is part of an early siege of conflagrations in the state. Some […]

08/09/2013

A firefighter battles a wildfire on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, in Cabazon, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Silver Fire spreads, threatening hundreds of homes

CABAZON, Calif. (AP) — Susana Medrano stood in her front yard, mesmerized by the orange and red flames creeping along the wind-swept mountain ridge behind her home, and struggled to leave. Her children sat in […]

08/09/2013

A woman holds up a sign during a demonstration in reaction to the acquittal of neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman on Monday, July 15, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Zimmerman protesters raid LA store, stop freeway

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Protesters ran through Los Angeles streets Monday night, breaking windows, attacking people on sidewalks and at one point raiding a Wal-Mart store, while others blocked a major freeway in the San […]

07/16/2013

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Rape victim: Retaliation prevalent in military

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Stacey Thompson had just been stationed at a Marine Corps base in Japan when she said her sergeant laced her drinks with drugs, raped her in his barracks and then dumped […]

05/31/2013

US Senator of California Barbara Boxer

Barbara Boxer wants probe on troubled plant

LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer wants the Justice Department to investigate if California utility executives deceived federal regulators about an equipment swap at the San Onofre nuclear power plant that eventually led […]

05/28/2013

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Military sexual assault victims detail humiliation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Victims of sexual assault and violence in the military told Congress Wednesday they’re afflicted with a slow and uncaring system of justice that too often fails to hold perpetrators accountable and is fraught with institutional bias.

03/13/2013

San Onofre nuclear power plant

Feds release confidential report on San Onofre plant

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal regulators have released parts of a once-confidential report at the center of a dispute between California Sen. Barbara Boxer and the company that runs the troubled San Onofre nuclear power plant.

03/08/2013

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