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Clemson should take advantage of Ja...

Clemson should take advantage of Jameis Winston's first-half absence

This fishy early season is a "one that got away" story.
The law is on cyclists' side, reade...

The law is on cyclists' side, readers say

Los Angeles drivers are protective of their road space, an attitude made clear by the three letters published Thursday admonishing cyclists to follow traffic laws strictly and to get out of the way of faster cars in exchange for a state law giving them three feet of protection from passing...
Battered women deserve a safe haven...

Battered women deserve a safe haven in the U.S.

To the editor: In 1939, the U.S. returned the Jewish passengers of the liner St. Louis to Germany, where many perished. Our current refugee protection system came into existence to prevent the return of those fleeing persecution to their deaths. ("In a world full of persecution, how many people...
If only George W. Bush had 'vacilla...

If only George W. Bush had 'vacillated' on Iraq

To the editor: Jonah Goldberg is wrong about so many things in his column that rather than a writing a point-by-point rebuttal, I'll employ the Socratic method and ask a few pertinent questions. ("Obama is rushing into war against Islamic State," Op-Ed, Sept. 15)
Missing our chance on climage chang...

Missing our chance on climage change

To the editor: My friends think I sound like a broken record (they're old enough to know what that means) because I so often complain that our government is doing little to slow climate change. ("Wildfires are becoming a dangerous, disruptive routine near Yosemite," Sept. 15)
Why keep elderly convicts behind ba...

Why keep elderly convicts behind bars?

To the editor: As a researcher seeking to improve the justice system, I agree wholeheartedly with much of what Newt Gingrich and B. Wayne Hughes Jr. say about the incarceration of low-level offenders in California. Unfortunately, they fail to mention one of the most rapidly growing prison...

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California's high school exit exam ...

California's high school exit exam pass rate stable at 95.5%

Following gains last year, the percentage of California students passing the high school exit exam this year remained stable at 95.5 percent, keeping the rate at its record high.
Jon Hamm, Kevin Love and Questlove ...

Jon Hamm, Kevin Love and Questlove want you to prevent sexual assault

Celebrities back White House 'It's On Us' campaign to stop sexual assault
Study finds Moss Landing's DeepWate...

Study finds Moss Landing's DeepWater Desal water cheaper than Cal Am's

An independent review has found the proposed DeepWater Desal project at Moss Landing could deliver drinking water for up to 45 percent cheaper than the California American Water North Marina desal plant.
Drugging Our Kids: California calls...

Drugging Our Kids: California calls for new checks on psych meds for foster kids

In a significant step toward curbing the overuse of psychiatric drugs in California's foster care system, doctors will soon be required to get extra authorization to prescribe antipsychotics, a new safeguard to protect some of the state's most overmedicated children.
Marin medical marijuana grower offe...

Marin medical marijuana grower offers water conservation tips

After keeping a low profile for more than two years, George Bianchini, founder and CEO of Medi-Cone, a Marin-based collective that grows and sells medical marijuana, invited the public to visit his West Marin home this week for a demonstration on water conservation.
UC campus chancellors granted hefty...

UC campus chancellors granted hefty pay raises of up to 20 percent

The University of California's board of regents is boosting the six-figure salaries of its chancellors by as much as 20 percent.

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Feds approve wording for immigrant ...

Feds approve wording for immigrant license

Federal authorities have approved new wording in a proposed California driver's license for immigrants living in the country illegally.
New ambassador to ASEAN has mentor ...

New ambassador to ASEAN has mentor administer oath

A newly appointed U.S. ambassador has honored one of her first mentors, a federal appellate judge whom she chose to administer her oath of office.
California governor orders help for...

California governor orders help for dry wells

Residents in drought-stricken California whose wells have gone dry will soon get help from key state agencies under an order Gov. Jerry Brown signed Friday.
Astronauts getting 3-D printer at s...

Astronauts getting 3-D printer at space station

The 3-D printing boom is about to invade space. This undated photo provided by Made In Space shows a 3-D Printer during testing in the Microgravity Science Glovebox (MSG) Engineering Unit at Marshall Space Flight Center. NASA is sending a 3-D printer to the International Space Station in hopes that astronauts will be able to one day fix their spacecraft by cranking out spare parts on the spot. Brad Kohlenberg, a business development engineer with Made In Space, displays one of the items that will be made by astronauts using a 3-D printer that will be transported to the International Space Station aboard the Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. NASA is sending a 3-D printer to the International Space Station in hopes that astronauts will be able to one day fix their spacecraft by cranking out spare parts on the spot. In this undated photo provided by Made In Space, Michael Snyder and Aaron Kemmer monitor the performance of extruders inside the Made In Space experiment box during a microgravity portion of flight aboard a modified Boeing 727 from the Zero G Corporation. NASA is sending a 3-D printer to the International Space Station in hopes that astronauts will be able to one day fix their spacecraft by cranking out spare parts on the spot. This April 2014 photo provided by NASA shows a 3-D printer after it passed flight certification and acceptance testing at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. The technology demonstration will print objects in the Microgravity Science Glovebox (MSG). The MSG Engineering Unit at Marshall is pictured in the background. NASA is sending a 3-D printer to the International Space Station in hopes that astronauts will be able to one day fix their spacecraft by cranking out spare parts on the spot.
California school gender equity rul...

California school gender equity ruling upheld

A federal appeals court says a San Diego County school district gave unequal treatment to female athletes.
Record amount of retardant used on ...

Record amount of retardant used on California fire

A massive Northern California wildfire is burning so explosively because of the prolonged drought that firefighters are finding normal amounts of retardant aren't stopping the flames. And so they are dropping record-breaking amounts — more than 203,000 gallons in one day alone. Fire burns near a 'Stop' sign near Uncle Tom's Cabin in El Dorado County on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. The King fire has burned over 70,000 acres. The wind-whipped fire burned through 114 square miles and was 10 percent contained, according to California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Malati Hartley hugs her friend Peggy Baltar while her daughter Himalaya VonLahr, 5, picks out clothes Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, at the Salvation Army center in downtown Weed, Calif. Baltar lost her home in the Boles fire while Hartley's home survived but she is unable to get to it. Jose Tapia and his wife, Chela Tapia look for his wedding ring and items that belonged to her mother Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in the ashes of their home in the Angel Valley neighborhood in Weed, Calif. The home was destroyed in the Boles Fire. Wayne Allen Huntsman sits in El Dorado Superior Court for charges related to the King fire in Placerville, Calif., Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Huntsman pleaded not guilty to an arson charge. He was being held on $10 million bail after authorities said he started the blaze.

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Feds approve wording for immigrant ...

Feds approve wording for immigrant license

Federal authorities have approved new wording in a proposed California driver's license for immigrants living in the country illegally.
Mentor swears in new Southeast Asia...

Mentor swears in new Southeast Asia ambassador

A newly appointed U.S. ambassador on Friday honored one of her first mentors, a federal appellate judge whom she chose to administer her oath of office.
E! says 'Fashion Police' will conti...

E! says 'Fashion Police' will continue

The E! TV channel says that "Fashion Police" will continue without Joan Rivers.
California governor orders help for...

California governor orders help for dry wells

Residents in drought-stricken California whose wells have gone dry will soon get help from key state agencies under an order Gov. Jerry Brown signed Friday.
Agency still denying farmworkers a ...

Agency still denying farmworkers a vote

The state doesn't believe farm workers can be trusted to exercise democratic rights.
CDC: Severe respiratory illness now...

CDC: Severe respiratory illness now in 22 states

Health officials say 22 states now have confirmed cases of an unusual respiratory illness in children.

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Former San Jose police chief Joe Mc...

Former San Jose police chief Joe McNamara dies

Former San Jose police Joe McNamara chief died in his sleep Friday at his Monterey County home. He served as chief from 1976 to 1991.
Clayton Kershaw reaches 20 wins as ...

Clayton Kershaw reaches 20 wins as Dodgers pound Cubs

Clayton Kershaw became the majors' first 20-game winner and A.J. Ellis hit a pair of two-run homers, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 14-5 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Friday.
Pizza place wants to be the worst r...

Pizza place wants to be the worst reviewed restaurant on Yelp

This pizza place is on a quest to become the worst reviewed restaurant on Yelp.
Goodell: New conduct policy on way

Goodell: New conduct policy on way

Roger Goodell said Friday there have been too many recent examples of the NFL "doing wrong" and "that starts with me," and followed it up with a goal of implementing new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl.
Protection sought for Peterson son

Protection sought for Peterson son

Authorities in Minnesota have filed a petition seeking a protective order for the son of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.
California governor orders help for...

California governor orders help for dry wells

Gov. Jerry Brown signed an order that gives money to key agencies to help residents whose wells have gone dry during the state's ongoing drought.

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Statewide figures show high school ...

Statewide figures show high school exit exam scores hold steady

About 83 percent of students in the Class of 2016 who took the California High School Exit Exam for the first time this spring passed the English section, while 85 percent passed in math, according to statewide figures released Friday. Tenth-graders...
Survey: O.C. health agency top in s...

Survey: O.C. health agency top in state

CalOptima, the agency that runs the MediCal health insurance program for Orange County?s low-income residents, took California?s top honors in an annual ranking to be published later this month by Consumer Reports. The poll, conducted by the...
Amid what's been called 'an epidemi...

Amid what's been called 'an epidemic,' California colleges combat sexual assault

WASHINGTON ? For UCLA student Savannah Badalich, the UC governing board?s embrace of a new approach to combating sexual assault on campus was nothing short of ?a dream come true.? It was a year ago that Badalich revealed her own story in the...
Rare respiratory virus confirmed in...

Rare respiratory virus confirmed in California

A rare respiratory virus that has sent at least 153 people to the hospital in 18 states has moved into California, and health officials are warning parents to be on the lookout for symptoms. The California Department of Health reported Thursday that...
Focus: Khrushchev's California drea...

Focus: Khrushchev's California dreams 55 years ago: Hollywood and Disneyland

Fifty-five years ago Friday, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev visited Southern California. He wanted to see Hollywood and Disneyland. One out of two had to be good enough. See Focus on Disneyland.
Census: California, Los Angeles inc...

Census: California, Los Angeles incomes rising

California was just outside the top 10 last year in states with the highest median household income, averaging $60,190, according to a new study by the U.S. Census Bureau. That number is a slight improvement of nearly 2 percent from 2012. The Golden...
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