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Is Jared Leto trying to be unrecogn...

Is Jared Leto trying to be unrecognizable at Paris Fashion Week?

It was bad enough when Jared Leto cut those flowing locks we've come to love and shaved the beard from his face. On Thursday he made the rounds at Paris Fashion Week, showing up at the Balmain and Lanvin shows not only shorn but also platinum blond. And wearing shades that hid his soulful...
Easy dinner recipes: Three fun savo...

Easy dinner recipes: Three fun savory granita and sorbet ideas

The rest of the country may be suffering from the winter cold, but it feels like summer here in Southern California. Keep it light and fun tonight with three savory granitas and sorbets:
David Hasselhoff puts his home in C...

David Hasselhoff puts his home in Calabasas up for sale

Actor-singer David Hasselhoff has put his house in a gated Calabasas community up for sale at $2.299 million.
Comedian Billy Gardell channels Jac...

Comedian Billy Gardell channels Jackie Gleason in his Treasure Island debut

Maybe Jackie Gleason?s blue collar comedy roles had an influence on the parts Billy Gardell takes. After all, he lists the former ?Honeymooner? star as an influence for his role as officer Mike Biggs on ?Mike & Molly? and even played a police officer on...
Moment of Friday: Journey to the la...

Moment of Friday: Journey to the land of Jodorowsky

Hey Folks: I'm taking a bit of a breather.
South African teen stolen at birth ...

South African teen stolen at birth found in chance encounter

Every year, on Zephany Nurse?s birthday, her parents got a cake for their first daughter, who was stolen from her mother in a maternity unity as a newborn.

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Measles outbreak: Bay Area day care...

Measles outbreak: Bay Area day cares show high rates of unvaccinated kids

With new measles cases continuing to surface every week, Bay Area parents are still on high alert. While much attention has been paid to kindergartners without full immunizations, preschools and day cares may also be beds of infection, state data show.
San Quentin inmate-run media earn o...

San Quentin inmate-run media earn outside acclaim for insider's look at prison life

The San Quentin Prison Report radio program and a legacy newspaper, the San Quentin News, represent a burgeoning media enterprise produced by inmates in the home of California's Death Row, and are earning outside acclaim for their insider's look at prison life.
Republican Rocky Chávez enters...

Republican Rocky Chávez enters 2016 U.S. Senate race

Assemblyman Rocky Chávez has entered California's 2016 U.S. Senate race, the first prominent Republican to do so and the second declared candidate besides state Attorney General Kamala Harris.
Santa Rosa: Attorney: Evidence will...

Santa Rosa: Attorney: Evidence will exonerate suspect accused of holding captive and sexually assaulting woman

SANTA ROSA - A Santa Rosa man had a romantic relationship with the woman he is charged with holding captive and sexually assaulting at his residence for nearly three months, his attorney said Wednesday morning.
Blurred Lines lawsuit: Pharrell Wil...

Blurred Lines lawsuit: Pharrell Williams says he didn't rip off Marvin Gaye

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Marvin Gaye was part of the soundtrack of Pharrell Williams' life growing up, and the Grammy-winning singer-producer told a jury that he did not borrow from his idol's work to craft the 2013 hit "Blurred Lines.
Grade colleges on how well they tea...

Grade colleges on how well they teach teachers? Universities balk

The Obama administration wants to improve teacher training so that newly minted teachers arrive prepared to teach and able to deliver high-quality instruction. Credential programs devote too little time to instructing teachers on how to teach, critics say, and too many teachers — 40 percent — leave the profession in the first five years, in part because they’re unable to handle a complex, tough job.

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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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Curtis Stone gets behind the camera...

Curtis Stone gets behind the camera, back into the kitchen

Success came early and strong for Curtis Stone. By his 20s, the Australian was cooking in London's top restaurants. By 30, he'd made the jump to television.
CHP: Officer justified in drawing g...

CHP: Officer justified in drawing gun during Oakland melee

An investigation by the California Highway Patrol has found a plainclothes officer acted within department policy when he pointed his gun at protesters during an Oakland demonstration last year.
People bid farewell to San Francisc...

People bid farewell to San Francisco Bay Bridge lights

The 25,000 lights on the San Francisco Bay Bridge will be turned off for 11 months for bridge maintenance.
5 California Things to Know for Tod...

5 California Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking California news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
NASA: Dawn spacecraft is in orbit a...

NASA: Dawn spacecraft is in orbit around Ceres for the first visit to a dwarf planet

NASA: Dawn spacecraft is in orbit around Ceres for the first visit to a dwarf planet.
For virtual reality creators, a que...

For virtual reality creators, a question of control

At the Game Developers Conference, it's easy to imagine what virtual reality will look like when it eventually hits the marketplace. What it will feel like, however, is an entirely different matter.

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Lions re-sign Matt Prater

Lions re-sign Matt Prater

The Detroit Lions agreed to a three-year deal with Matt Prater on Friday.
Source: Jets trade for WR Marshall

Source: Jets trade for WR Marshall

The Chicago Bears have agreed to trade wide receiver Brandon Marshall to the New York Jets, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
Peeps-flavored milk hops onto shelv...

Peeps-flavored milk hops onto shelves

Yeah, you read that right - just in time for Easter, here comes Peeps-flavored milk.
Apple will replace AT&T in the Dow ...

Apple will replace AT&T in the Dow Jones industrial average

Apple will replace AT&T in the Dow Jones industrial average, the managers of the index announced early Friday.
Colts won't re-sign Reggie Wayne

Colts won't re-sign Reggie Wayne

The Indianapolis Colts have decided to part ways with veteran receiver Reggie Wayne, the team announced Friday.
'The Dress' returns in PSA fighting...

'The Dress' returns in PSA fighting violence against women

The dress that took over the internet reappeared in a Salvation Army PSA challenging violence against women.

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Police searching for two men after ...

Police searching for two men after reported gunshots at Cal State Northridge

Police are searching for two men near the dorms at Cal State Northridge after reports of gunshots Thursday afternoon, NBC4 is reporting. At 1:10 p.m., gunshots were heard near Lindley Avenue and Kinzie Street, according to LAPD. Two men were seen...
Sterno maker expands to candles

Sterno maker expands to candles

Sterno canned heat continues to warm chafing dishes and camping stoves in much the same way as it has since the early 1900s. The business has changed hands over the years, moving West from New York to its Corona headquarters under the name...
Hoag and Fountain Valley hospitals ...

Hoag and Fountain Valley hospitals are favorites for birth tourism, Homeland Security officials say

A Chinese couple arrived in Irvine, opened up a bank account, went on a spending spree, had a baby and flew back home.But they allegedly left the hospital without paying their full bill.Federal investigators looking at birth tourism ? a practice...
O.C.'s Correa appointed to state hi...

O.C.'s Correa appointed to state high-speed rail board

SACRAMENTO ? A former state lawmaker from Orange County has been appointed to the California High-Speed Rail Authority Board, adding another Southern California voice on the $68 billion project. Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon announced...
One pimp convicted, another sentenc...

One pimp convicted, another sentenced for human trafficking

One pimp was sentenced and another convicted in separate human trafficking cases in superior court Wednesday in Santa Ana.Dominique Legrand Lewis, 22, of San Diego, was sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to one felony count of...
San Diego legislators request state...

San Diego legislators request state investigation of Irvine's Great Park audit

A group of San Diego legislators wants the State Auditor?s Office to investigate Irvine?s audit into the Great Park to determine whether it has been conducted appropriately. The request was spurred by a San Diego company, Gafcon Inc., targeted by...
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