Golden Gate Bridge

Oracle Team USA crosses the finish line during the 18th race of the America's Cup sailing event against Emirates Team New Zealand on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, in San Francisco. Oracle Team USA won both races Tuesday to even the series. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Oracle beats New Zealand to keep America’s Cup

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Skipper Jimmy Spithill and Oracle Team USA won the America’s Cup on Wednesday with one of the greatest comebacks in sports history. Spithill steered Oracle’s space-age, 72-foot catamaran to its eighth […]

09/25/2013

George Lucas

Lucas museum among finalists for Golden Gate site

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A museum proposed by “Star Wars” creator George Lucas to showcase visual storytelling and house his art collection is one of three development projects being considered for a plot of park […]

09/17/2013

Emirates Team New Zealand makes its way toward the windward marks with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background during the second race of the America's Cup sailing event against Oracle Team USA Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, in San Francisco. Emirates Team New Zealand won the first two races Saturday. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Kiwis beat US in 1st 2 races of America’s Cup

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The first day of the newfangled America’s Cup on sparkling San Francisco Bay ended with Emirates Team New Zealand skimming above the waves faster and better than defending champion Oracle Team […]

09/07/2013

Traffic on the Golden Gate Bridge.

Golden Gate Bridge to go to digital toll system

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The historic Golden Gate Bridge will take a high-tech leap forward when it becomes the first California span to replace all human toll takers with an electronic system that ends the need for motorists to stop and pay cash.

03/26/2013

San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge (AP Photo)

San Francisco’s ‘other’ bridge prepares to shine

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After more than 75 years in the shadow of its glamorous cousin, San Francisco’s “other” bridge is getting a chance to shine. The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge has been turned into the biggest backdrop for a New York artist.

03/04/2013

California couple returns bag with $11K in cash

VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — What would you do if you found a camera bag with more than $11,000 in cash? That’s the dilemma Barbara and Carlos Landeros faced during a Valentine’s Day trip to the Golden Gate Bridge.

02/25/2013

Traffic on the Golden Gate Bridge.

Golden Gate Bridge testing pay-by-plate system

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Toll takers collecting cash from drivers is set to become a thing of the past at the Golden Gate Bridge. The iconic span is expected to become the first in California to switch to all-electronic toll collection in March.

01/30/2013

River otter

Rare San Francisco river otter stumps researchers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — For the first time in decades, a river otter has made San Francisco its home, taking up residence in the ruins of a 19th Century seaside bath near the Golden Gate Bridge.

01/03/2013

Endeavour lands at LAX

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Space shuttle Endeavour has landed safely at the Los Angeles International Airport after a whirlwind aerial tour around California landmarks. Strapped to the back of a 747 jumbo jet, Endeavour touched […]

09/21/2012

Space shuttle Endeavour takes to California skies

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Space shuttle Endeavour has taken off on an aerial tour of California. Riding piggyback atop a modified 747 jumbo jet, the shuttle departed Edwards Air Force Base in the Mojave Desert […]

09/21/2012

Calif. father accused of taking 2 kids speaks out

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) – A California man accused of kidnapping his two children and taking them on a stolen yacht for three days said Tuesday that he knew he had “gone crazy” but never […]

09/12/2012

Legislator: Scott death shows need for barriers

(AP) – A state legislator is calling for better suicide barriers on bridges in California in response to the death of “Top Gun” film director Tony Scott in Los Angeles. Scott stopped his car on […]

08/20/2012