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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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California's new vaccine law: Quest...

California's new vaccine law: Questions and answers

Ending months of speculation, Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed into law Senate Bill 277, which requires almost all California schoolchildren to be fully vaccinated in order to attend public or private school, regardless of their parents’ personal or religious beliefs.
Leland Yee case: plea deal appears ...

Leland Yee case: plea deal appears likely

A federal judge on Wednesday is to conduct a change of plea hearing for indicted state Sen. Leland Yee and three other defendants facing trial in a racketeering case
California vaccine bill SB 277 sign...

California vaccine bill SB 277 signed into law by Jerry Brown

Ending months of speculation, Gov. Jerry Brown today signed into law Senate Bill 277, which requires almost all California schoolchildren to be fully vaccinated in order to attend public or private school, regardless of their parents’ personal or religious beliefs. California now joins only two other states — Mississippi and West Virginia — that permit only medical exemptions as legitimate reasons to sidestep vaccinations.
Legislators clear plan to rename Ma...

Legislators clear plan to rename Marin tunnel for Robin Williams

The rainbow-adorned portal into and out of Marin will soon bear a new name: the Robin Williams Tunnel.
California Senate passes vaccine bi...

California Senate passes vaccine bill on second vote; now heads to governor

SACRAMENTO -- The controversial bill that would give California one of the country's strictest vaccination laws headed on Monday to Gov.
Kim Kardashian and Judge LaDoris Co...

Kim Kardashian and Judge LaDoris Cordell on Commonwealth stage together

Two women you'd never put together will be on the same bill on Tuesday night in San Francisco.

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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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Upgrades at Alcatraz to be unveiled...

Upgrades at Alcatraz to be unveiled after $3 million project

The National Park Service is pulling the tarps off upgrades at Alcatraz Island after $3 million in upgrades to the guardhouse, library and schoolhouse and other historic features.
Love your country, love your dog: K...

Love your country, love your dog: Keep pets safe over July 4

To us, fireworks are the sparkling embodiment of July Fourth. But to dogs, they truly are bombs bursting in air.
Driest 4 consecutive rain seasons i...

Driest 4 consecutive rain seasons in downtown LA

Downtown Los Angeles has ended the 2014-2015 rain season with another significant shortfall.
Police: Man hospitalized after hone...

Police: Man hospitalized after honey oil explosion

Police say one man is recovering in the hospital after he caused an explosion cooking drugs.
Inglewood offers reward after blind...

Inglewood offers reward after blind man found decapitated

Officials in Inglewood are offering a $50,000 reward in the case of a 75-year-old blind man who was found decapitated in his apartment.
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:

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Mike Dunleavy, Bulls agree to three...

Mike Dunleavy, Bulls agree to three-year, $15M deal

The Bulls have reached a verbal agreement with veteran forward Mike Dunleavy on a new three-year, $15 million contract, according to league sources.
Goran Dragic, Miami Heat agree to f...

Goran Dragic, Miami Heat agree to five-year, $90 million deal

The Heat and Goran Dragic have quickly reached terms on a new five-year contract worth $90 million, sources told ESPN.com on Wednesday.
Obama: US, Cuba Will Start 'New Cha...

Obama: US, Cuba Will Start 'New Chapter'

President Obama announced the U.S. and Cuba are opening embassies in their respective capitals and formally reestablished diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba.
Major Caltrain delays after person ...

Major Caltrain delays after person struck near Belmont

Caltrain has struck someone near Belmont this morning, according to the transit agency. Southbound train No. 220 hit the person, who was apparently trespassing on the tracks, Caltrain officials said at about 8:30 a.m. More details on the incident weren't immediately available from Caltrain officials, who said riders should expect delays in the area.
Pelicans will re-sign Anthony Davis...

Pelicans will re-sign Anthony Davis to 5-year, $145M extension

New Orleans and Anthony Davis, on the first day possible, have agreed to a mammoth contract that is expected to become the league's most lucrative.
Tolls rise takes effect for Golden ...

Tolls rise takes effect for Golden Gate Bridge and transit agencies

Whether you commute by car, bus or ferry, starting today, many of us in the Bay Area will be paying a little more for our rides.

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Contractor who oversaw construction...

Contractor who oversaw construction of collapsed Berkeley balcony wants to be present at inspection

BERKELEY ? A general contractor who was in charge of constructing a balcony that collapsed in California and killed six people sought a court order Tuesday to be present when investigators examine the wreckage. Segue Construction asked for the...
Paid sick leave, lead ammo, smartph...

Paid sick leave, lead ammo, smartphones all affected by new state laws

More than 6 million workers are expected to benefit from a new law taking effect Wednesday that requires California employers to provide them at least three paid sick days a year. The measure applies to most employees who work at least 30 days a...
Former state Sen. Leland Yee close ...

Former state Sen. Leland Yee close to plea deal, court action suggests

SAN FRANCISCO ? A former California state senator charged in a sweeping organized crime and public corruption case centered in San Francisco?s Chinatown may have reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors. Ex-Sen. Leland Yee, who previously has...
Firefighters gain on wildfires, but...

Firefighters gain on wildfires, but weather worsens

LOMPOC ? Firefighters made progress against wildfires throughout California on Tuesday, but weather was becoming a potential problem as a heat wave built in some regions and the threat of thunderstorms, gusty winds and lightning persisted...
More documents to be accepted for i...

More documents to be accepted for immigrant driver's licenses

SACRAMENTO ? California has expanded the list of identity documents that immigrants in the country illegally can use to apply for a driver?s license. The state Department of Motor Vehicle said Tuesday that immigrants can now use passports from...
Fourth time's still charming: Fresn...

Fourth time's still charming: Fresno hospital delivers another set of triplets, with fifth on the way

FRESNO ? Doctors at a Central California hospital have delivered a fourth set of triplets in the last four weeks. The Fresno Bee reports Tuesday that the fourth set was born earlier this week. Hospital officials confirmed the latest births, but the...
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