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Yosemite wants to increase entrance...

Yosemite wants to increase entrance and campground fees

Yosemite National Park is floating the idea of raising its entrance fee from $20 a car to $30, and charging $1 to $4 more for family campground sites, a park statement released Monday says.
Football: The buzz is growing about...

Football: The buzz is growing about Serra's Oluwole Betiku

Gardena Serra Coach Scott Altenberg keeps producing future college and NFL players, and his next top prospect appears to be defensive lineman Oluwole Betiku, a native of Nigeria who came to the United States with no football experience.
Amazon and Simon & Schuster reporte...

Amazon and Simon & Schuster reportedly come to terms over e-books

Amazon and Simon & Schuster have come to terms in negotiations over book sales going forward, according to a report at Publishers Weekly. This arrangement is similar to the negotiations that publisher Hachette and Amazon have been battling over since May.
Home of the Day: Prized Spanish sty...

Home of the Day: Prized Spanish style in Palos Verdes Estates

Perched on a hillside overlooking Bluff and Malaga coves, this Spanish-style villa on nearly three acres in Palos Verdes Estates frames ocean views as far as the eye can see. The architects, Wuesthoff & Pearson, were known for their Mid-century modern homes and movie theater designs found...
Honolulu Art Deco exhibit shows off...

Honolulu Art Deco exhibit shows off six never-displayed island pieces

Think of Art Deco and you may conjure up the pink flamingos of Florida?s South Beach, but the colorful, sometimes gaudy style also made its way to Hawaii as a new display in Honolulu shows.
How did the 21-day watch list for E...

How did the 21-day watch list for Ebola symptoms come about?

Texas officials have announced that dozens of people completed their 21 days of Ebola monitoring, were clear of symptoms and could return to their normal routines. 

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia So...

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor visits San Jose State

Lured by professor inspired by her life story, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor spent Monday on San Jose State campus, meeting with students and recounting her rise to nation's high court
Yosemite entrance fee could rise by...

Yosemite entrance fee could rise by 50 percent

The Obama administration proposes increasing Yosemite National Park's entrance fee from $20 to $30 per car, as part of a wider increase at 130 parks nationwide.
California drought: Gov. Jerry Brow...

California drought: Gov. Jerry Brown touts water bond measure at Stanford summit

STANFORD -- Gov. Jerry Brown pitched his plan Monday for a water bond and a rainy-day fund at a Stanford University water conference.
Young Latino voters target of Silic...

Young Latino voters target of Silicon Valley 'power summit'

With a touch of Hollywood and politics, Voto Latino group pushes for greater voter turnout among younger Latinos as mid-term elections loom
National Weather service warns of l...

National Weather service warns of large waves, rip currents for Bay Area coastal areas

The National Weather Service has issued a Beach Hazards Statement in effect today for parts of the coastal Bay Area including San Francisco, Sonoma and southern Monterey counties.
Jerry Brown's investments belie mon...

Jerry Brown's investments belie monastic image

Jerry Brown has cultivated an almost monastic image, famously sleeping on a mattress on the floor during his first go-round as governor and flying for peanuts on Southwest during his current term. But in recent years Brown has quietly built a small fortune in real estate and stock holdings, in part by going into business with prominent Oakland developers whom he once regulated as that city's mayor.

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UCLA study offers hope on emergency...

UCLA study offers hope on emergency room crowding

A new study by the University of California, Los Angeles finds emergency room visits among the state's newly insured poor are high, but decline quickly after a year.
College to pay writer $26,000 for r...

College to pay writer $26,000 for rescinded invite

A California community college has agreed to pay Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black $26,000 not to sue after the school rescinded an invitation to speak at commencement.
Transient arrested in attack on Cal...

Transient arrested in attack on California girl

A 50-year-old transient has been arrested on suspicion of kidnapping a 12-year-old girl from the front yard of her Central California home and then sexually assaulting her.
California man pleads guilty in has...

California man pleads guilty in hash-oil explosion

A California man who was using butane to make hash oil from marijuana, causing an explosion that badly burned himself and a Hamilton teenager, has pleaded guilty to felony drug charges.
Kidnap gang's co-leader gets 9 life...

Kidnap gang's co-leader gets 9 life terms

The co-leader of a violent Mexican drug gang convicted of several murders was sentenced in San Diego County to nine life terms of life in prison without the possibility of parole. FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2009, file photo, Juan Francisco Estrada-Gonzalez is brought into the courtroom by San Diego Sheriff's deputies during his arraignment hearing on murder charges in San Diego Superior Court in San Diego. Estrada-Gonzalez and 16 other alleged members of a group of Mexican drug traffickers were indicted in the murders of nine people in the San Diego area. Estrada-Gonzalez was sentenced in San Diego County to nine life terms of life in prison without the possibility of parole Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, ending the longest criminal trial in county history, lasting 15 months including jury selection.
Milestone reached in Hetch Hetchy w...

Milestone reached in Hetch Hetchy water upgrade

San Francisco has taken a big step toward securing its water supply with the completion of a $288 million tunnel below San Francisco Bay.

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3 teens arrested in Mexico in Calif...

3 teens arrested in Mexico in California shooting

Three teens are awaiting extradition to California following their arrest in Mexico in a shooting that killed a 15-year-old boy and wounded three others.
Big surf expected on Central Coast

Big surf expected on Central Coast

Forecasters say a large northwest swell will bring big surf to Central Coast beaches.
Up to $100K in electronics stolen i...

Up to $100K in electronics stolen in Orange County

Police in Orange County say three burglars made off with between $50,000 and $100,000 worth of smart phones and portable computers after breaking into a store in Garden Grove.
5 California Things to Know for Tod...

5 California Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking California news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
2 Indio officers surrender in misco...

2 Indio officers surrender in misconduct case

Sheriff's officials say two Indio officers have surrendered after a judge issued arrest warrants for them in a police misconduct case involving an alleged rough arrest.
Former store clerk guilty of Sacram...

Former store clerk guilty of Sacramento murder

A Sacramento jury has found a former Walgreens clerk guilty of second-degree murder in the shooting death of a teen outside the drug store four years ago.

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Percy Harvin: 'All smiles' with Jet...

Percy Harvin: 'All smiles' with Jets

Percy Harvin went from the defending Super Bowl champions to a 1-6 team, but his upbeat demeanor Monday suggested he's glad to be out of Seattle.
Mother of Nurse With Ebola Details ...

Mother of Nurse With Ebola Details Daughter's Struggle

The mother of a nurse who contracted Ebola while treating a patient at a Texas hospital says her daughter is focused on recovery, but remains fatigued since being diagnosed with the deadly virus.
Singing nun sensation releases cove...

Singing nun sensation releases cover of 'Like A Virgin'

The nun who wowed the world with her voice this summer has an interesting choice for her first single.
Trestman: No Marshall-Cutler rift

Trestman: No Marshall-Cutler rift

Bears coach Marc Trestman disputed the notion that receiver Brandon Marshall called out Jay Cutler during a few tense moments in the locker room on the heels of the club's 27-14 loss Sunday to the Dolphins, but also said "I didn't hear all of it."
Brett Favre to delay Green Bay retu...

Brett Favre to delay Green Bay return

Former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre told ESPN that the plan he initiated to make his first appearance at Lambeau Field since his retirement is now unlikely to happen because of Hall of Famer Bart Starr's health problems.
LB Luke Kuechly won't be fined

LB Luke Kuechly won't be fined

The NFL tells Panthers coach Ron Rivera that linebacker Luke Kuechly should not have been ejected for inadvertent contact with an official in Sunday's loss to the Packers.

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News in photos: San Francisco bans ...

News in photos: San Francisco bans 'Royals', protesting the opera

Fourty-eight people in Dallas were cleared of risk for Ebola, a pumpkin festival brawl is investigated and San Francisco and Kansas City radio stations battle over the pop song ?Royals,? were among the top news today.
Report: Catholic bishops say gays h...

Report: Catholic bishops say gays have gifts to offer church

Catholic bishops showed unprecedented openness Monday to accepting the real lives of many Catholics today, saying gays had gifts to offer the church and should be accepted and that there were ?positive? aspects to a couple living together without...
What Orange County cities are doing...

What Orange County cities are doing to reduce dependence on outside water

California?s drought has created mandated water conservation efforts, but some communities in Southern California, from Huntington Beach to Los Angeles, are doing something extra: trying to become water independent. The Metropolitan Water District...
Are fears of a fine helping to win ...

Are fears of a fine helping to win the war against wasting water?

There?s a bounty out on water wasting. Parts of California reservoirs are down to their dregs. The West is missing 63 trillion gallons of groundwater, contributing to the state?s mountains rising more than half an inch, according to one recent...
Throwback Thursday: Anaheim parade,...

Throwback Thursday: Anaheim parade, once 'biggest Halloween party in the nation', marches on at 90

ANAHEIM ? When Kevin Kidney and Jody Daily spotted a photo of a 1950s-era ?Flying Sasser? entry in Anaheim?s Halloween Parade, they were hooked. The pair, former Disney art directors, moved to Anaheim in 2009 after falling in love with the...
Water use is down in California, bu...

Water use is down in California, but not in these O.C. cities

Although most cities across the state are heeding dire warnings to conserve water, some Orange County suppliers are increasing water consumption. Water use in California dipped 11.5 percent in August compared with a year ago, but use in San Clemente,...
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