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Easy dinner recipes: Three great id...

Easy dinner recipes: Three great ideas for cheese lovers

Ooey-gooey mac 'n' cheese and an extra-rich grilled cheese sandwich -- oh, and did I mention fondue? These recipe ideas are bound to send you to cheese lover's heaven. Happy Friday. And you're welcome.
How TV's age of exploration took of...

How TV's age of exploration took off in a huge way

Here are a few things that did not exist in American television 10 years ago:
Holder to police, protesters: Keep ...

Holder to police, protesters: Keep the peace in Ferguson

In a video announcing new guidance for the way law enforcement handles protests, Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. on Friday also called for demonstrators protesting the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson to remain nonviolent.
Home of the Day: Rockefeller post-a...

Home of the Day: Rockefeller post-and-beam in Palm Springs

Bright splashes of color and a tongue-and-groove ceiling keep the eye moving inside this updated post-and-beam in Old Las Palmas, which was home to philanthropist and late first lady of Arkansas Jeannette Edris Rockefeller in the 1990s. Floor-to-ceiling glass centers on an oasis-like setting...
Jail teacher and inmate student had...

Jail teacher and inmate student had liaison in classroom, D.A. says

A teacher had sexual contact with a jail inmate she was teaching and now faces a year in jail herself, according to the L.A. County district attorney's office.
California fall colors: Easy L.A. g...

California fall colors: Easy L.A. getaway to Valyermo's red blush

If you haven't seen any fall colors in California this season, there's still hope -- but just a little. In Southern California, colors are showy in the tiny community of Valyermo in north L.A. County and along waterways at Mt. Palomar State Park in north San Diego County.

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Monterey Bay researchers capture ra...

Monterey Bay researchers capture rare deep-sea anglerfish on video for first time

The black seadevil is named for its baleful ugliness. With that vicious gape, the females can eat fish of a larger size. To lure her prey, she jerks the luminescent orb dangling from the 'fishing rod' on her forehead.
Obama's immigration plan: Too far o...

Obama's immigration plan: Too far or not far enough?

Californians disagree on whether President Obama is doing the right thing by shielding about 5 million illegal immigrants from deportation.
UC regents approve tuition-hike pla...

UC regents approve tuition-hike plan

UC regents approve plan to raise tuition by up to 28 percent by 2019
Northern California man arrested af...

Northern California man arrested after shooting himself while driving on U.S. 101

Mendocino County authorities say a man was arrested after apparently shooting himself in the face while driving on U.S. 101 with a California Highway Patrol car behind him.
Woman found on Highway 29 in Napa ...

Woman found on Highway 29 in Napa identified

A woman who was found injured on state Highway 29 and later died on Sunday morning has been identified as 57-year-old Maria Cruz Pascual Bejar of Rohnert Park, according to the Napa County Sheriff's Office.
Obama immigration plan: Californian...

Obama immigration plan: Californians' reaction ranges from joy to outrage

News of President Barack Obama's impending executive action on immigration reform sparked hope among advocates and outrage among opponents Wednesday across California.

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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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Berkeley students continue to prote...

Berkeley students continue to protest fee hikes

For a third day, students are continuing a sit-in at a UC Berkeley classroom building to protest tuition hikes.
Report: Bird needs 3-mile buffer fr...

Report: Bird needs 3-mile buffer from drilling

A government study with significant implications for the U.S. energy industry says the breeding grounds of a struggling bird species need a 3-mile or larger buffer from oil and gas drilling, wind farms and solar projects.
Zookeepers allege leaders ignored s...

Zookeepers allege leaders ignored safety concerns

Five San Francisco zookeepers say a baby gorilla may not have been crushed to death under an electric door if zoo leaders had responded to their concerns about the enclosure's safety.
LA deputy fires at attacking dog, s...

LA deputy fires at attacking dog, strikes suspect

Los Angeles County sheriff's officials say a deputy who fired a shotgun at an attacking dog missed the animal but struck a suspect about to be served with a warrant in Lancaster.
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:
Austin public housing to have Inter...

Austin public housing to have Internet access

Thousands of public housing residents in Austin will have access to free basic Internet service in a technological partnership with Google.

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Source: Injury not season-ending

Source: Injury not season-ending

Texas point guard Isaiah Taylor injured his left wrist Thursday night against Iowa and is out indefinitely.
Jack Johnson: Little left of earnin...

Jack Johnson: Little left of earnings

Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and, according to a Columbus Dispatch report, claims that his parents are responsible for helping lead him "financially astray."
Josh Shaw to play vs. UCLA

Josh Shaw to play vs. UCLA

USC coach Steve Sarkisian said cornerback Josh Shaw, who missed the first 10 games of the season after lying about how he sprained both of his ankles, would be available in some role Saturday.
Generic Drug Price Sticker Shock Pr...

Generic Drug Price Sticker Shock Prompts Probe by Congress

The prices of common generic drugs have skyrocketed in recent years, but the reasons remain murky, lawmakers said at a Senate hearing on Thursday.
Belichick: Blount 'excited' about r...

Belichick: Blount 'excited' about role

Patriots coach Bill Belichick says LeGarrette Blount will have to earn his playing time with the Patriots "just like everybody else."
Jets-Bills now Monday in Detroit

Jets-Bills now Monday in Detroit

The NFL has moved the New York Jets-Buffalo Bills game to 7 p.m. ET Monday at Ford Field in Detroit.

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Orange County has mixed reaction to...

Orange County has mixed reaction to president's immigration plan

For many in Orange County, there was no celebratory champagne or hearty applause after President Barack Obama?s announcement Thursday night on his plans to grant temporary legal residency to millions of undocumented immigrants. In Anaheim, there...
Obama's immigration plan: The detai...

Obama's immigration plan: The details are in

President Barack Obama unveiled his immigration plan Thursday. Here?s whom it figures to affect in some way: PARENTS About 4.1 million people who?ve lived in this country illegally for five years or longer and have children who are U.S. citizens...
State health exchange signs up 11,0...

State health exchange signs up 11,000 in first four days

Health plan sign-ups in the first four days of Covered California?s second season outpaced the early days of last year?s maiden enrollment period by nearly four times, the state's Obamacare health insurance exchange said Thursday. The exchange...
Obama's immigration plan may help 1...

Obama's immigration plan may help 1.6 million in California

Nearly 1.6 million people living in California illegally could benefit from President Barack Obama?s expected plan to go it alone on immigration reform. That?s just one of several findings from the Migration Policy Institute, a nonpartisan think...
UC tuition increase plan wins tenta...

UC tuition increase plan wins tentative approval

Despite objections from Gov. Jerry Brown, a controversial proposal to boost tuition as much as 5 percent annually over the next five years in the University of California system on Wednesday took a major step forward. Nine members of the Board of...
Obama's immigration plan sparks fea...

Obama's immigration plan sparks fears, cheers in O.C.

Rogelio Ba˝uelos worries about his mom. She has been living in the country illegally for about 15 years, and he doesn?t want to see her deported. Published reports on Thursday of President Barack Obama?s plan to use his executive powers to...
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