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West Coast dockworkers approve new ...

West Coast dockworkers approve new labor contract

West Coast dockworkers ratified a labor contract Friday covering 29 ports, ending a year-long process for a new deal that erupted into labor strife on the docks.
TLC pulls '19 Kids and Counting' re...

TLC pulls '19 Kids and Counting' repeats amid Josh Duggar controversy

The TLC cable channel has yanked repeats of the reality series ?19 Kids and Counting? from its schedule after news reports that one of its stars, Josh Duggar, was involved in inappropriate conduct when he was a minor.
Toyota promises to help find cause ...

Toyota promises to help find cause of Takata air bag defects

Toyota vowed to help pinpoint the cause of a defect in air bags used in more than 50 million vehicles worldwide, saying the auto industry risks losing the trust of car buyers if the problem drags on unresolved.
Boys' basketball: Dave Goosen is ne...

Boys' basketball: Dave Goosen is new coach at Cleveland

Reseda Cleveland has hired Dave Goosen as its basketball coach.
Old-time music in a citrus grove: S...

Old-time music in a citrus grove: Santa Paula's Deep End Sessions on Sunday

Banjos and fiddlers and 19th century murder ballads.
Irish voters decide on whether to a...

Irish voters decide on whether to allow gay marriage

Voters in heavily Roman Catholic Ireland streamed to the polls Friday to cast ballots in a referendum on whether to change the country's constitution to allow same-sex couples to marry.

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UC admission logjam concerns Board ...

UC admission logjam concerns Board of Regents

The University of California Board of Regents took up the proposed budget deal hashed out by Gov. Jerry Brown and UC President Janet Napolitano to stave off tuition hikes for two years.
California unveils new student scor...

California unveils new student score reports to be mailed to all parents

The California Department of Education on Thursday unveiled the new score reports, a two-page sheet that will be mailed to all parents about three months after all their children's tests are completed, perhaps in late summer or early fall.
Man runs naked, bloody through stre...

Man runs naked, bloody through streets of San Luis Obispo County town

Authorities say a man believed to be high on drugs jumped through a plate glass window and ran naked and bloody through the streets of a town on California's central coast.
Report: Grand jury probes PG&E's ti...

Report: Grand jury probes PG&E's ties with California regulators

A federal grand jury is investigating ties between executives with California's largest utility and state regulators, a newspaper reported Friday.
Second man who beat Giants fan Brya...

Second man who beat Giants fan Bryan Stow in LA gets federal time

A second man has been sentenced to federal prison in connection to a brutal beating of a San Francisco Giants fan outside of Dodger Stadium in 2011.
Northern California animal shelter ...

Northern California animal shelter using facial recognition technology to find lost dogs

Napa County's animal shelter is using facial recognition to find and identify lost pet dogs. The shelter says it is the first in Northern California to use Finding Rover, a mobile app and website that allows users to find their missing dogs via their smart phone or computer.

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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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Doctor accused of fraud in spinal s...

Doctor accused of fraud in spinal surgeries pleads guilty

A doctor accused of hurting patients with spinal surgeries that weren't performed as promised has pleaded guilty to conspiracy and fraud in cases from Michigan and California.
Victims' attorneys: Investigation b...

Victims' attorneys: Investigation blames truck driver for collision with bus, killing 10

Victims' attorneys: Investigation blames truck driver for collision with bus, killing 10.
California moves toward ending use ...

California moves toward ending use of bullhooks on elephants

California would become the first state to ban the use of bullhooks to guide and discipline elephants under a bill approved Friday by the state Senate.
West Coast dockworkers union ratifi...

West Coast dockworkers union ratifies 5-year contract

The labor dispute that hobbled international trade through West Coast seaports earlier this year officially ended Friday when the union representing dockworkers announced its members had ratified a five-year contract.
California may set rules for police...

California may set rules for police tracking of cellphones

California lawmakers are considering new regulations for technology that lets law enforcement intercept cellphone signals.
Pilot killed in small plane crash o...

Pilot killed in small plane crash outside San Francisco

Authorities say the pilot of a small plane was killed when the aircraft went down in suburban San Francisco.

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New trial expected for man convicte...

New trial expected for man convicted in Chandra Levy death

A man convicted of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy is expected to get a new trial after government attorneys withdrew their opposition to one.
Mom accepts diploma in son's place ...

Mom accepts diploma in son's place after he dies in car crash

After her son was tragically killed in a post-prom car accident, Kaye Jackson walked in her son's place at his high school graduation.
Lawyers recommend Roger Goodell hea...

Lawyers recommend Roger Goodell hear Tom Brady appeal

Attorneys for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell have recommended that Goodell reject the NFLPA's request that he recuse himself from hearing Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension.
US stocks dip in quiet trading ahea...

US stocks dip in quiet trading ahead of Memorial Day weekend

Stocks are closing moderately lower in a relatively quiet day ahead of a holiday weekend.
West Coast dockworkers union ratifi...

West Coast dockworkers union ratifies 5-year contract

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union announced that its rank-and-file members approved a five-year deal their leaders reached with employers in February. The labor dispute hobbled international trade through West Coast seaports earlier this year.
State Dept. Releases Hundreds of Cl...

State Dept. Releases Hundreds of Clinton's Benghazi E-Mails

Today the State Department has released 296 emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's private e-mail account related to Benghazi.

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After doctors change their stance, ...

After doctors change their stance, is California closer to becoming a right-to-die state?

The California Medical Association on Wednesday formally dropped its opposition to a bill that would allow terminally ill Californians to end their own lives, a shift viewed as a potential key in turning California into a right-to-die...
Oil spill spreads across 9 miles of...

Oil spill spreads across 9 miles of ocean off California's Central Coast

GOLETA ? An oil spill from a ruptured onshore pipeline that fouled beaches and threatened wildlife along a scenic stretch of the California coast spread across 9 miles of ocean Wednesday and officials said up to 105,000 gallons may have leaked out....
Train stopped in Sylmar after condu...

Train stopped in Sylmar after conductor reports finding possible bomb

A train has been stopped in Sylmar after a conductor found what he believed to be some kind of bomb, police said Wednesday, according to KTLA. The Union Pacific train was stopped at 2 p.m. at Roxford Street and San Fernando Road, according to Los...
Coast Guard: 21,000 gallons of oil ...

Coast Guard: 21,000 gallons of oil spilled from broken pipeline into ocean off Santa Barbara County

GOLETA ? An estimated 21,000 gallons of crude oil dumped into the ocean from a broken pipeline just off the central California coast before it was shut off on Tuesday, creating a spill stretching about 4 miles along the beach, the U.S. Coast Guard...
Irvine attorney in birth tourism ca...

Irvine attorney in birth tourism case arrested, accused of accepting money to help material witness get back to China

An Irvine attorney representing Chinese parents designated as witnesses in a federal crackdown on the local birth tourism industry was arrested on charges of attempted witness tampering, government officials said Monday.Ken Z. Liang, 38, was arrested...
Hollywood gas leak repaired; more t...

Hollywood gas leak repaired; more than 100 evacuees returning home

LOS ANGELES -- Eighteen hours after a large, pressurized natural gas line in Hollywood burst when a utility crew hit it, gas flow was cut off and 100 evacuees were allowed to begin returning home. Crews were able to shut off the gas at 4:34 a.m.,...
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