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Congresswoman aims to crack down on...

Congresswoman aims to crack down on campuses' sex assault 'epidemic'

U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier meets with UC Berkeley students and announces push for tougher laws against sexual assault on college campuses.

A California congresswoman has announced plans to introduce federal legislation to toughen laws against what she called an epidemic of sexual assault on college campuses.






Reliving the Seder story, in old wa...

Reliving the Seder story, in old ways and new

To Ron Wolfson, who has worked to attract new generations to Judaism, the Seder represents the most meaningful of traditions – a time to recall freedom from slavery and reinforce deep connections.

A votive in a glass holder, etched with the Star of David and the words "In memory," sits on the granite table.






Soda-can prom dress story pops with...

Soda-can prom dress story pops with readers

Readers react, generously, to the story of Brie Fainblit's thrifty creation for her prom.

For two weeks now I've had a problem that can only be described as good: drowning in a flood of emails and messages from readers — and not one of them angry.






Man gets 40 years to life in shooti...

Man gets 40 years to life in shooting at USC

Brandon Spencer was convicted of firing into a crowd at a Halloween party, wounding a member of a rival gang that had shot him a year before, and three others.

A man convicted of attempted murder for opening fire on a rival gang member on the USC campus sobbed in court Friday as he was sentenced to 40 years to life in prison.






FBI says alleged 'family annihilato...

FBI says alleged 'family annihilator' may be in Southern California

In a fresh effort to find William Bradford Bishop Jr., missing since his family's slaying in 1976, the FBI had a sculptor create a bust showing what the fugitive might look like at 77.

Authorities say the killing on March 1, 1976, began after William Bradford Bishop Jr. learned he'd been passed over for a promotion at the State Department earlier in the day.
State Water Project to make small d...

State Water Project to make small deliveries this year

Thanks to Northern California storms, the system's allocation will increase to 5% from the historic zero announced in January.

The State Water Project, which helps supply a majority of Californians, will make small deliveries this year, officials said Friday as they increased the system's allocation to 5% from the historic zero announced in January.






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San Jose State racial bias fixes ha...

San Jose State racial bias fixes have long, unfulfilled history

San Jose State task force expects action on its new plan to combat racial bias and hate crimes but has concerns about previous plans, studies that were ignored
California drought: March rains mea...

California drought: March rains mean small increase in water supply, but not enough to make a major difference

California's drought-stricken farms and cities were told they would get slightly more water from the State Water Project than expected, but water shortages persist and the basic picture has not changed.
San Jose State racial bias panel: D...

San Jose State racial bias panel: Diversity training must happen

A special task force convened at San Jose State after allegations of relentless bullying of a black student by his white roommates tells President Mo Qayoumi all eyes will be on him as he considers their recommendations.
American flag T-shirt case: Republi...

American flag T-shirt case: Republican congressmen join legal flap over Cinco de Mayo incident at South Bay high school

Republican lawmakers, conservative groups back former Live Oak High School students' families in federal appeals court battle over 2010 incident on Cinco de Mayo, when students were ordered to remove American flag T-shirts
UC Berkeley sexual assault policies...

UC Berkeley sexual assault policies draw U.S. agency probe

UC Berkeley students' complaint prompts a federal investigation into Cal's handling of sexual assault cases
Wrecking crews demolish iconic 'Blu...

Wrecking crews demolish iconic 'Blue Cube'

The former Onizuka Air Force Station's 'Blue Cube' building that once housed Cold War spy operations met the wrecking crews this week, who fittingly wouldn't say much about the job.

Sacbee

Juan Gabriel released from Las Vega...

Juan Gabriel released from Las Vegas hospital

Mexican singer Juan Gabriel plans to resume his tour concerts May 1 after being released from a Las Vegas hospital.
Tarkanian released from Las Vegas h...

Tarkanian released from Las Vegas hospital

Former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian is back home after spending 10 days in a Las Vegas hospital following a heart attack.
Feds probe how UC Berkeley handles ...

Feds probe how UC Berkeley handles sexual assaults

Federal officials are investigating how the University of California, Berkeley responds to reports of campus sexual assaults.
Sacramento Co. sheriff seeks survei...

Sacramento Co. sheriff seeks surveillance footage

Sacramento County authorities are asking residents and business owners to provide video-surveillance footage to law enforcement investigators.
Funds requested to fight drug panga...

Funds requested to fight drug pangas off Calif.

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office wants money to fight drug-smuggling panga boats that have washed ashore the central coast in recent years.
Pork producer subsidiary to use com...

Pork producer subsidiary to use compressed gas

A subsidiary of Oklahoma pork producer Seaboard Foods has begun using trucks fueled by compressed natural gas to deliver biodiesel.

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Juan Gabriel released from Las Vega...

Juan Gabriel released from Las Vegas hospital

Mexican singer Juan Gabriel plans to resume his tour concerts May 1 after being released from a Las Vegas hospital.
Feds probe how UC Berkeley handles ...

Feds probe how UC Berkeley handles sexual assaults

Federal officials are investigating how the University of California, Berkeley responds to reports of campus sexual assaults.
Hundreds paddle out for surf icon H...

Hundreds paddle out for surf icon Hobie Alter

Hundreds of surfers and rowers have honored Hobie Alter's request by paddling out in the Pacific in his memory.
Sacramento Co. sheriff seeks survei...

Sacramento Co. sheriff seeks surveillance footage

Sacramento County authorities are asking residents and business owners to provide video-surveillance footage to law enforcement investigators.
Fox executive fired over Flight 370...

Fox executive fired over Flight 370 charity email

A veteran Fox executive who used her company email account to plan aid for loved ones of the missing Malaysian airplane's passengers has been fired.
Funds requested to fight drug panga...

Funds requested to fight drug pangas off Calif.

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office wants money to fight drug-smuggling panga boats that have washed ashore the central coast in recent years.

abclocal

California regulators propose coyot...

California regulators propose coyote-killing ban

California wildlife regulators are proposing a ban on contests that reward hunters who kill coyotes and other predators.
Orphaned bear cub left at Lake Taho...

Orphaned bear cub left at Lake Tahoe rescue organization

There's a cuddly mystery in South Lake Tahoe, where an animal rescue group says someone dropped off an orphaned bear cub.
Sacramento County sheriff seeks sur...

Sacramento County sheriff seeks surveillance footage

Sacramento County authorities are asking residents and business owners to provide video surveillance footage to law enforcement investigators.
Hundreds paddle out for surf icon H...

Hundreds paddle out for surf icon Hobie Alter

Hundreds of surfers and rowers have honored Hobie Alter's request by paddling out in the Pacific in his memory.
Counties tell Gov. Brown they need ...

Counties tell Gov. Brown they need money for his law

Sheriffs, county supervisors and police chiefs press Gov. Brown for more money as they deal with a crush of additional inmates.
Young Oakland woman dies at Coachel...

Young Oakland woman dies at Coachella music festival

It could be a month before we learn what caused the death of an Oakland woman who collapsed at the Coachella music festival.

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Space station's Easter basket: robo...

Space station's Easter basket: robo legs, flies and germs

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. ? A SpaceX supply ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Friday, setting the stage for an Easter morning delivery and urgent spacewalking repairs later in the week. Following its midday launch through cloudy...
Brown says prison realignment works...

Brown says prison realignment works; counties say it won't without money

SACRAMENTO ? Gov. Jerry Brown has been quietly visiting California counties since the start of the year to see how they are faring under his 3-year-old realignment law that dramatically altered the state?s criminal justice system by increasing...
Saddleback Church moves L.A. post t...

Saddleback Church moves L.A. post to Hollywood Palladium

After the Easter sermons this weekend at Hollywood High School, pastor Rick Warren will move the permanent home of his Saddleback LA church to the Hollywood Palladium on Sunset Boulevard. The Palladium, an art deco building built and funded in 1940...
Cal State Fullerton baseball coach ...

Cal State Fullerton baseball coach Vanderhook placed on leave

Cal State Fullerton baseball coach Rick Vanderhook has been placed on paid administrative leave, the school said Thursday in a news release. ?The University has received allegations that it is obligated to review,? the release said. A phone call...
UAW rejects Boeing C-17 labor offer...

UAW rejects Boeing C-17 labor offer as 'economically inferior'

The aerospace union that represents an estimated 1,000 workers on Boeing Co.?s dying C-17 cargo jet program in Long Beach rejected a proposed contract because of cuts to pension and medical benefits, union officials announced Thursday. The...
LAPD Chief Charlie Beck?s one-time ...

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck?s one-time dream career: dirt bike racing

?On your marks,? a distant voice called from the dirt at Glen Helen Raceway. More than 100 motorcycles responded with a cacophony of snorting engines that dissipated into plumes of dirt as they headed into the first sweeping turn of a grueling...
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