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Review: 'Wild Tales'

Review: 'Wild Tales'

Revenge may be a dish best served cold, but Argentine writer-director Damian Szifron allows it to sit until it congeals in the dreary six-part anthology "Wild Tales."
Conan O'Brien reveals details of hi...

Conan O'Brien reveals details of his Cuba trip to Jon Stewart

Conan O'Brien carved out a bit of history for himself a week and a half ago when he became the first American TV host to tape segments for his show from the island nation of Cuba. On Wednesday night, he told Jon Stewart on "The Daily Show" that the whole thing almost didn't happen.
Woman held as sex slave, 3 arrested...

Woman held as sex slave, 3 arrested in Northern California, officials say

Three men in Sonoma County have been arrested for kidnapping and holding a woman in captivity, raping and beating her for weeks before she managed to escape, authorities said.
Easy dinner recipes: Paella makes a...

Easy dinner recipes: Paella makes a great one-dish meal

Paella's always a perfect choice when you want to dazzle dinner guests but don't want to spend all your time in the kitchen. Many versions can be made ahead of time, giving you ample time to enjoy your company as well as the meal.
Kuwait-born Briton identified as Is...

Kuwait-born Briton identified as Islamic State's 'Jihadi John'

The man with a British accent who appears in Islamic State videos showing American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff and others being beheaded in Syria has been identified as Mohammed Emwazi, a Kuwaiti-born British citizen, according to a Western official in Washington.
USC football morning report

USC football morning report

Tweet of the day: "3 DBs I thought helped themselves at the combine: Josh Shaw @USC_Athletics, Ronald Darby @FSU_Football, Eric Rowe @Utah_Football."

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Sunnyvale: Oakland man arrested at ...

Sunnyvale: Oakland man arrested at Sunnyvale motel on suspicion of human trafficking

A 32-year-old Oakland man was charged Wednesday with human trafficking of a teenage girl officials believe he picked up from a bible study and exploited as a sex worker out of a Sunnyvale motel, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office.
Swastikas on Northern California ho...

Swastikas on Northern California house draw complaints

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- A man's display of poster-size swastikas outside his Sacramento house is upsetting some neighbors and state lawmakers, who plan to call on him to remove them.
Freakish weather on both coasts is ...

Freakish weather on both coasts is related

The plight of East Coasters may seem distant to Californians fretting over the latest predictions for a toasty, dry March that would almost certainly extend the devastating drought from three years to four. But, climate scientists say, the sometimes freakish weather abnormalities are two parts of a whole.
Poll: Drought worries us, but manda...

Poll: Drought worries us, but mandatory water rules disliked

Majority of Californians favor voluntary water restrictions and many would accept putting water storage projects in state parks
San Jose State: Transfer-student po...

San Jose State: Transfer-student policy change studied

Transfer students applying to San Jose State would be evaluated on more than just GPA, starting in 2016.
For Dori Maynard, diversity in jour...

For Dori Maynard, diversity in journalism just made sense

Dori Maynard's obituaries heralded her as a champion of diversity in journalism. She certainly was. But friends mourning her death observed she was an exemplar of diversity, period.

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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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Prescribed burn spreads to forest i...

Prescribed burn spreads to forest in Northern California

A prescribed burn in the largest natural forest in California is burning out of control and isn't expected to be contained until next week.
Fake monks target people for cash i...

Fake monks target people for cash in San Francisco scam

Fake monks in downtown San Francisco are allegedly targeting unsuspecting people for money in a scam for signatures on a petition.
Suit filed against scope maker in s...

Suit filed against scope maker in superbug infection

A patient has sued the maker of a medical scope linked to the outbreak of a superbug at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.
Ex-teacher pleads not guilty to stu...

Ex-teacher pleads not guilty to student-sex charge

A former teacher at a private girls high school in Los Angeles has pleaded not guilty to felony sex charges stemming from his alleged relationship with a 16-year-old student.
Los Angeles street race leaves 2 pe...

Los Angeles street race leaves 2 pedestrians dead, 1 hurt

Los Angeles police say a car that was illegally street racing struck and killed two pedestrians and critically injured another in a residential area before its driver ran away.
400-year-old books stolen in Italy ...

400-year-old books stolen in Italy are found in California

Federal officials say two stolen Italian books from the 17th century have been discovered in the San Francisco Bay Area and will be returned to their country of origin.

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Goodell supports Jimmy Haslam

Goodell supports Jimmy Haslam

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell stood solidly in Browns owner Jimmy Haslam's corner Wednesday night at a 35-minute question-and-answer session at the Canton Memorial Civic Center.
Brandon Bostick: Death threats made

Brandon Bostick: Death threats made

Former Green Bay Packers tight end Brandon Bostick said he received death threats after he botched the onside kick recovery in the NFC Championship Game and that a former NFL player who went through something similar has helped him deal with it.
Student arrested after gun found at...

Student arrested after gun found at Vallejo school

Police in Vallejo on Wednesday arrested a 17-year-old student who allegedly brought a loaded to his high school.
Chris Jones pleads not guilty

Chris Jones pleads not guilty

Former Louisville Cardinals guard Chris Jones has been charged with raping one woman and sodomizing another and a warrant has been issued for his arrest, the Louisville Courier-Journal reported Thursday morning.
Former White House Spokesman Jay Ca...

Former White House Spokesman Jay Carney Joins Amazon

Amazon confirms that former White House spokesman Jay Carney is joining the tech company.
Groom gets choked up reading vows t...

Groom gets choked up reading vows to bride's daughter

When NASCAR driver Brian Scott got married, he expressed his love for not one, but two special girls in his life: his bride and her daughter. His vows had the guests in tears.

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Homeland shutdown, if it happens, i...

Homeland shutdown, if it happens, isn't likely to disrupt security

Local authorities don?t anticipate security risks or disruptions in travel at area airports or the Los Angeles area port complex if there is a partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security.Transportation Security Administration workers...
Lawyer: Trucker in Oxnard train cra...

Lawyer: Trucker in Oxnard train crash tried to drive off tracks, ran for his life

OXNARD ? A driver who abandoned his pickup truck on railroad tracks before a fiery crash with a commuter train made repeated attempts to get the vehicle off the rails and then ran for his life as the train approached, his lawyer said Wednesday.Jose...
Westminster man charged with animal...

Westminster man charged with animal cruelty after dog chewed off own leg to escape being chained in backyard

A Westminster man ? charged with tethering his German shepherd in such a way that the pup chewed off his foot to free himself ? is facing a year in jail for animal abuse if convicted. Samer Samir Ibrahim, 23, is scheduled to be arraigned in the...
Abandoned truck's driver arrested a...

Abandoned truck's driver arrested after commuter train crash in Oxnard; 30 hurt

OXNARD ? A commuter train bound for Los Angeles derailed before dawn Tuesday in a fiery collision with an abandoned commercial pickup truck after its driver took a wrong turn and got stuck on the tracks.There was a loud boom and the screech of...
Villaraigosa won't seek Boxer's U.S...

Villaraigosa won't seek Boxer's U.S. Senate seat

LOS ANGELES - Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced Tuesday he will not run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Barbara Boxer. In a message posted on his Facebook page, Villaraigosa said he was ?humbled? by the...
State's plastic bag ban suspended b...

State's plastic bag ban suspended by ballot referendum; voters to decide in 2016

SACRAMENTO ? A trade group has turned in enough signatures to put a referendum on California?s plastic bag ban on the November 2016 ballot, suspending implementation of the nation?s first statewide ban until voters can weigh in, state elections...
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