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Arizona Diamondbacks beat Angels, 3...

Arizona Diamondbacks beat Angels, 3-2

AT THE PLATE: Matt Joyce, who entered with a .181 average, reached on a shift-beating single to the left side of the infield to lead off the fifth inning, took third on Johnny Giavotella's single to right and scored the Angels' first run on Chris Iannetta's double-play grounder. The Angels scored...
Dodgers can't do anything with Texa...

Dodgers can't do anything with Texas bullpen in 5-3 loss

Play the Texas Rangers and you want to get to their bullpen. You really, really want to get to their bullpen.
Texas Rangers get to Clayton Kersha...

Texas Rangers get to Clayton Kershaw, beat Dodgers 5-3

KEY MOMENT: The Dodgers trailed, 4-0, after five innings. They scored three runs in the sixth ? two on a home run from Scott Van Slyke, one on a single from pinch-hitter extraordinaire Alex Guerrero ? and they had the potential tying and go-ahead runs on base with one out. But the Rangers called...
Defying Beijing, Hong Kong lawmaker...

Defying Beijing, Hong Kong lawmakers reject election framework

Spurning stern warnings from local and central Chinese government officials, Hong Kong?s legislature voted Thursday to reject a Beijing-drafted election plan that sparked massive street protests in the territory last fall.
USC recruiting: Long Beach Poly's J...

USC recruiting: Long Beach Poly's Jack Jones says he has no favorites

In the last two years, the top two recruits at Long Beach Poly High have committed to USC on National Signing Day.
Man, 21, dies after being crushed b...

Man, 21, dies after being crushed by equipment at Sun Valley industrial site

A 21-year-old man died Wednesday after being crushed by heavy equipment at a concrete and asphalt recycling company in Sun Valley, authorities said.

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Political Blotter: Donnelly launche...

Political Blotter: Donnelly launches referendum against vaccination law

Former Assemblyman and 2014 Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly launches a referendum to overturn California's new vaccination law; Senate candidate Rocky Chávez gives Donald Trump a piece of his mind.
California's new vaccine law: Fresh...

California's new vaccine law: Freshman senator wins plaudits from colleagues

No other legislation in recent memory has consumed the Capitol quite like the vaccine bill did. But those who know him well say Sen. Richard Pan's calm demeanor and his clout as a 'citizen lawmaker' who ran for office after a career in medicine prepared him for the ugly battle waged by the bill's zealous opponents.
Donald Trump weighs in on San Franc...

Donald Trump weighs in on San Francisco Pier 14 killing

Donald Trump, who came under heavy fire after he declared during his presidential campaign announcement that Mexican immigrants were rapists and killers, took to Twitter Friday to use San Francisco's Pier 14 fatal shooting as a prime opportunity to once again slam illegal immigration and call for stronger border control.
Los Gatos boy, 14, killed in late-n...

Los Gatos boy, 14, killed in late-night jet ski crash at Bass Lake

A 14-year-old Los Gatos boy was killed Wednesday night in a jet ski accident at Bass Lake, located just south of Yosemite National Park.
A look at San Francisco's status as...

A look at San Francisco's status as a sanctuary city

In 2013, San Francisco adopted a lengthy 'sanctuary city policy reaffirming the city's stance that it would not in any way assist federal immigration authorities for a variety of reasons.
Napa County: Pedestrian suffers maj...

Napa County: Pedestrian suffers major head injuries in traffic collision

A pedestrian suffered major head injuries in a collision with a vehicle this afternoon in unincorporated Napa County, according to the California Highway Patrol. =

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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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Illegal fireworks hurts 5 at party,...

Illegal fireworks hurts 5 at party, suspected in some fires

Illegal fireworks were believed to have ignited fires that threatened homes and destroyed property in several locations, as well as caused an explosion at a block party that sent at least five people to the hospital, authorities across California said Sunday as they assessed damages and injuries from the July Fourth celebration.
Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily 3 E...

Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily 3 Evening' game

The winning numbers in Sunday evening's drawing of the California Lottery's "Daily 3 Evening" game were:
Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily 4' ...

Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily 4' game

The winning numbers in Sunday evening's drawing of the California Lottery's "Daily 4" game were:
Winning numbers drawn in 'Fantasy 5...

Winning numbers drawn in 'Fantasy 5' game

The winning numbers in Sunday evening's drawing of the California Lottery's "Fantasy 5" game were:
5 injured when man sets fireworks a...

5 injured when man sets fireworks at California block party

A man has been arrested in the central California city of Hollister on suspicion of setting off fireworks at a July Fourth block party, sending at least five people to the hospital.
Illegal fireworks suspected in fact...

Illegal fireworks suspected in factory, grass fires

Investigators suspect illegal fireworks sparked a fire that injured four firefighters and caused up to $3 million in damage to three warehouses in South Los Angeles.

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Ramos homers, drives in 2 as Nation...

Ramos homers, drives in 2 as Nationals defeat Giants 3-1

Wilson Ramos snapped a tie with a sixth-inning homer, Jordan Zimmermann pitched seven solid innings and the Washington Nationals beat the struggling San Francisco Giants 3-1 on Sunday night, comp
'Terminator,' 'Magic Mike' fizzle a...

'Terminator,' 'Magic Mike' fizzle at July 4th box office

July 4th went off like a dud at the box office. Anticipated new releases "Magic Mike XXL" and "Terminator Genisys" fizzled, leaving the popular holdovers "Jurassic World" and "Inside Out" to top the holiday weekend.
Ramos homers, drives in 2 as Nation...

Ramos homers, drives in 2 as Nationals defeat Giants 3-1

Wilson Ramos snapped a tie with a sixth-inning homer, Jordan Zimmermann pitched seven solid innings and the Washington Nationals beat the struggling San Francisco Giants 3-1 on Sunday night, completing a three-game sweep.
Crews control large fire burning in...

Crews control large fire burning in Hayward

Fire crews say they now have control over a large fire burning in Hayward. It started south of the airport and the plume of smoke could be seen for miles.
Tiger Woods finishes with 3-under 6...

Tiger Woods finishes with 3-under 67

Tiger Woods didn't leave the Greenbrier Classic with his first trophy in nearly two years, but he did leave Sunday with renewed confidence, and increased momentum toward the year's third major.
San Mateo woman killed with basebal...

San Mateo woman killed with baseball bat

Police say a San Mateo woman turned herself in Saturday evening after allegedly beating her neighbor to death with a baseball bat.

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Illegal fireworks hurt 5 at party, ...

Illegal fireworks hurt 5 at party, suspected in some fires throughout state

LOS ANGELES ? Illegal fireworks were believed to have ignited fires that threatened homes and destroyed property in several locations, as well as caused an explosion at a block party that sent at least five people to the hospital, authorities...
California tax officials slam Blue ...

California tax officials slam Blue Shield in audit

SACRAMENTO ? A decision to strip Blue Shield of California of its tax-exempt status was justified by an audit that outlines the nonprofit health insurer?s stockpiling of $4 billion in surpluses, state tax officials said in a report. The...
Fire that threatened homes in Vacav...

Fire that threatened homes in Vacaville is fully contained

VACAVILLE ? A wildfire that might have been started by fireworks and burned more than 320 acres while threatening homes in the California city of Vacaville was 100 percent contained Sunday, officials said. The fire started Saturday night and embers...
Water rates rise as cities lose mon...

Water rates rise as cities lose money in drought

ROSEVILLE ? Saving water doesn?t always mean saving money in parched California. Millions of Californians expecting relief on their water bills for taking conservation measures instead are finding higher rates and drought surcharges. Water...
Children caught in border struggle ...

Children caught in border struggle sometimes face a harrowing journey

LOS ANGELES ? At 1-year-old, a wide-eyed, restless Joshua Tinoco faces the prospect of deportation to his native Honduras, one of tens of thousands of children who arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border last year. While his teenage mother has been...
Diana Douglas, 1st wife of Kirk Dou...

Diana Douglas, 1st wife of Kirk Douglas, dies at 92

LOS ANGELES ? Diana Douglas, the first wife of Kirk Douglas and mother of Michael Douglas, has died in Los Angeles. She was 92. Michael Douglas?s production company says she died of cancer on Saturday at a movie industry retirement home in...
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