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Tony Stewart returns to NASCAR raci...

Tony Stewart returns to NASCAR racing with a tough outing at Atlanta

Tony Stewart returned to NASCAR racing Sunday night for the first time since a car driven by Stewart struck and killed a fellow driver who was on foot during a sprint car race three weeks ago.
Caroline Wozniacki outlasts Maria S...

Caroline Wozniacki outlasts Maria Sharapova in humid U.S. Open match

? It is turning out to be the relationship that gives engagements a bad name. First, golf star Rory McIlroy calls off the wedding with tennis star Caroline Wozniacki and wins the British Open and the PGA.
Galaxy beats Chivas USA, 3-0, in la...

Galaxy beats Chivas USA, 3-0, in last 'SuperClasico'

For nearly a decade, the "SuperClasico" regular-season series between the Galaxy and Chivas USA had produced one of Major League Soccer's great rivalries. But with Chivas USA set to change its name and colors next year as it completes the transition from its previous owner, the team dubbed...
Baylor crushes Southern Methodist, ...

Baylor crushes Southern Methodist, 45-0, behind Bryce Petty

Bryce Petty and No. 10 Baylor had a nice housewarming party at their new riverfront campus stadium Sunday night in Waco, Texas, even though the quarterback was clearly not feeling his best.
Russell Henley leads in Massachuset...

Russell Henley leads in Massachusetts, with Rory McIlroy in the hunt

Russell Henley made five birdies in a seven-hole stretch Sunday on his way to a six-under 65, giving him a one-shot lead in the Deutsche Bank Championship going into a Labor Day finish loaded with possibilities.
USC's Adoree' Jackson could see eve...

USC's Adoree' Jackson could see even more action against Stanford

Adoree' Jackson is probably going to become busier.

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California Legislature passes stiff...

California Legislature passes stiffest U.S. bill to protect K-12 students' online data

The legislation awaiting Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature would prohibit the sale or disclosure of information, targeted ads based on school information and creation of student profiles not for educational purposes. It would also require educational tech data to be kept secure.
Michael Tilson Thomas's 20th San Fr...

Michael Tilson Thomas's 20th San Francisco Symphony season

On Sept. 3, the San Francisco Symphony's music director and conductor, Michael Tilson Thomas, begins his 20th season. During an interview at his home in the Cow Hollow neighborhood, he spoke about mentors Igor Stravinsky and Leonard Bernstein, about flipping out over the Beach Boys in 1966 and about unleashing the ferocity of Beethoven in 2014. Both icon and maverick, MTT has a high-tech vision for the future of classical programming.
California drought: Why doesn't Cal...

California drought: Why doesn't California build big dams any more?

Tougher environmental laws and spending rules ended the era of big dams. Might it be making a comeback amid the drought?
San Jose: Homeless MMA fighter trai...

San Jose: Homeless MMA fighter training for a comeback fight

Matt Major, a homeless MMA fighter, is training for a comeback fight and at the same time working to move off the streets and get a job.
Bipartisanship rules this year in S...

Bipartisanship rules this year in Sacramento

The legislative session that ended in the wee hours of Saturday morning proved to be one of the most bipartisan and productive in years.
Daly City: One dead, two injured af...

Daly City: One dead, two injured after fall off seaside cliff

The three victims fell up to 300 feet down a hillside to the beach early Saturday morning.

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California school retires divisive ...

California school retires divisive Arab mascot

A Southern California high school has retired a controversial Arab mascot. FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2005, file photo, Coachella Valley High School's mascot, "Arab," dances to the band during a pep rally at the school in Thermal, Calif. The hook-nosed, snarling mascot who wears a head scarf did not appear at Coachella Valley High School's season opening football game Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. A belly-dancing genie that often appears with the mascot was also retired. The Desert Sun reports the change among the steps the Coachella Valley Unified School District is taking to give the mascot a makeover. (AP Photo/The Desert Sun, Marilyn Chung, File) RIVERSIDE PRESS-ENTERPRISE OUT; NO SALES; NO FOREIGN
Iowa woman meets family that donate...

Iowa woman meets family that donated heart to her

A California couple is glad that their son's heart is living on three years after his death inside of an Iowa woman.
Gun club near school stirs neighbor...

Gun club near school stirs neighborhood concerns

Some residents of a Sacramento-area neighborhood are voicing concerns about a 40,000-square-foot indoor shooting range that is getting ready to open in their midst.
Dad of woman who helped kill 3 hono...

Dad of woman who helped kill 3 honors victims

The father of a woman whose June rampage with her husband left two Las Vegas police officers and a good Samaritan dead visited the restaurant and store where the three were gunned down, saying he was still in disbelief and thinks about the victims' families every day. This Aug. 29, 2014 photo provided by KLAS-TV 8 News Now, shows Todd Woodruff in Las Vegas. Woodruff, the father of Amanda Miller, whose June rampage with her husband, Jerad Miller, left two Las Vegas police officers and a good Samaritan dead, visited the restaurant and store where the three were gunned down. Woodruff told KLAS-TV that he realizes his daughter caused a lot of hurt and he will never forget the three victims. (AP Photo/KLAS-TV 8 News Now) LAS VEGAS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT
California News Digest

California News Digest

The supervisor in Los Angeles is Christopher Weber, followed by Daisy Nguyen. If you have a news tip or questions about the report, call 213-626-1200. The supervisor in San Francisco is Lisa Leff. She can be reached at 415-495-1708.
Coast Guard rescues 5 from boat off...

Coast Guard rescues 5 from boat off San Diego

Five people were rescued from a pleasure boat that took on water and lost power about 17 miles off the coast of San Diego.

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Kanye, Juanes enliven LA's Made in ...

Kanye, Juanes enliven LA's Made in America fest

A major outdoor music festival in downtown Los Angeles reflected the city's diversity with a lineup that included rap, rock, punk, blues and Latin music. Kanye West, Cypress Hill, Weezer, Rise Against, John Mayer and Juanes were among Sunday's performers.
California school retires divisive ...

California school retires divisive Arab mascot

A Southern California high school has retired a controversial Arab mascot.
Associated Press Sacramento Daybook...

Associated Press Sacramento Daybook

Associated Press Sacramento Daybook for Monday, September 1.
Iowa woman meets family that donate...

Iowa woman meets family that donated heart to her

A California couple is glad that their son's heart is living on three years after his death inside of an Iowa woman.
Gun club near school stirs neighbor...

Gun club near school stirs neighborhood concerns

Some residents of a Sacramento-area neighborhood are voicing concerns about a 40,000-square-foot indoor shooting range that is getting ready to open in their midst.
Dad of woman who helped kill 3 hono...

Dad of woman who helped kill 3 honors victims

The father of a woman whose June rampage with her husband left two Las Vegas police officers and a good Samaritan dead visited the restaurant and store where the three were gunned down, saying he was still in disbelief and thinks about the victims' families every day.

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ABC7 Presents: More to Explore

ABC7 Presents: More to Explore

Host Dan Ashley provides an exclusive, behind-the-scenes sneak peek into San Francisco's new Exploratorium!
Labor Day Weekend Ending With More ...

Labor Day Weekend Ending With More Rain and Wind

More severe weather is expected across parts of the country this Labor Day, with the Midwest under threat of 60 mph winds, golf ball-sized hail and possible tornadoes.
6 things you didn't know about Labo...

6 things you didn't know about Labor Day

Better put those Seersucker suits in the closet once September roles around.
Niners DE Ray McDonald arrested

Niners DE Ray McDonald arrested

San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald has been arrested on domestic violence charges.
Kasey Kahne wins after late restart...

Kasey Kahne wins after late restarts

Kasey Kahne's "downer" year received an important boost when he overcame his struggles with restarts with a big power move when he needed it the most.
Tony Stewart Hits Wall in First Rac...

Tony Stewart Hits Wall in First Race Since Driver's Death

NASCAR superstar Tony Stewart is back behind the wheel, racing for the first time tonight since his car knocked a young driver to his death in another race three weeks ago. The investigation into that incident is still under way.

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Tesla dealing as states play factor...

Tesla dealing as states play factory poker

LOS ANGELES ? From the start, little has been typical about Tesla Motors? plan for a $5 billion factory to make batteries for a new generation of electric cars. It?s not just the project?s massive scale, the cutting-edge technology, or even...
Nation's first statewide plastic ba...

Nation's first statewide plastic bag ban awaits Brown's signature

SACRAMENTO ? California lawmakers have approved a measure that would make the state the first to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags. SB270 cleared the Senate on a 22-15 vote Friday and sent to Gov. Jerry Brown. It was approved by...
U.S.'s first statewide plastic-bag ...

U.S.'s first statewide plastic-bag ban goes to Brown

SACRAMENTO ? California lawmakers have approved a measure that would make the state the first to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags. SB270 cleared the Senate on a 22-15 vote Friday and sent to Gov. Jerry Brown. It was approved by the...
Travel firm told to pay over phony ...

Travel firm told to pay over phony discounts

After more than two years of cheating Southern Californians and others out of thousands of dollars, Colorado-based travel company Sea to Ski Vacations was ordered by a Denver district court to pay $7 million in penalties and restitution to consumers...
Earthquake's timing left many fumbl...

Earthquake's timing left many fumbling in dark

NAPA ? The powerful earthquake that struck the heart of California?s wine country caught many people sound asleep, sending dressers, mirrors and pictures crashing down around them. Scores were injured as the temblor knocked out power to...
Should Confederate flag be outlawed...

Should Confederate flag be outlawed on state property?

For many, the Confederate flag is a symbol of hatred, of oppression, of slavery and torture ? of the darkest, most evil time in our nation?s life. For a few, it?s a source of pride, representing strength in the face of tyranny and the long-lost...
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