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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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Friends, family stand by Santa Clar...

Friends, family stand by Santa Clara County jail guards accused of killing inmate

SAN JOSE -- The three rookie Santa Clara County correction officers arrested Thursday on suspicion of murdering a male inmate inside his jail cell last week had begun their careers with hope and promise.
California gas tax hike?: Brown adm...

California gas tax hike?: Brown administration meets with Republicans, presents roadway repair plan

The plan would generate roughly $3.5 billion annually, said one source with knowledge of the proposal. Most of the money would come from raising the gas tax 6 cents, increasing the diesel tax by 11 cents and creating a new $65 vehicle registration fee.
Silicon Valley's $415 million poach...

Silicon Valley's $415 million poaching settlement finalized

Federal judge finalizes $415 million settlement that ends lawsuit over illegal hiring practices in Silicon Valley
Crews fight 450-acre fire in rural ...

Crews fight 450-acre fire in rural Northern California

Evacuation orders for 60 people remain in effect for a rural area of Lake County as crews rush to quell a wildfire burning through timber in steep terrain.
85-year-old Northern California man...

85-year-old Northern California man faces murder trial, prosecution rejects dementia claims

An 85-year-old man accused of stabbing his wife to death will stand trial after the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office dismissed an evaluation that found the man to be mentally
Governor Brown signs measure to pro...

Governor Brown signs measure to provide earthquake tax relief

Residents and businesses affected by last summer's Napa earthquake were given a boost on Tuesday.

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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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Shooting at Sacramento college kill...

Shooting at Sacramento college kills 1, wounds 2; man sought

Law officers searched for a gunman after one man was shot to death and two others wounded in a parking lot at the edge of a Sacramento community college campus, officials said.
Verdict reached in case of man accu...

Verdict reached in case of man accused of kidnapping girl

A jury is set to deliver its verdict Friday in the case of a man charged with kidnapping and raping a 10-year-old girl in Los Angeles, before releasing her and fleeing to Mexico.
Seager's debut spoiled by Dodgers' ...

Seager's debut spoiled by Dodgers' collapse vs. Padres

Corey Seager made the most of his major league debut, though it came in a loss.
Judge: Suspect's confession OK in C...

Judge: Suspect's confession OK in California pier shooting

After five days of testimony spread over two weeks, a San Francisco judge said he is ready to determine if a Mexican national who became the focus of a nationwide debate over immigration should stand trial for murder.
Near LA's Koreatown, pastor tries t...

Near LA's Koreatown, pastor tries to lift veil on drug abuse

In a blue-and-white church on the outskirts of Los Angeles' Koreatown, pastor Young Ho Han is trying to lift the veil on a problem silently afflicting his community: drug abuse among young Korean-Americans.
Fired regulator: Brown pushed to wa...

Fired regulator: Brown pushed to waive oil safeguards.

California's top oil and gas regulators repeatedly warned Gov. Jerry Brown's senior aides in 2011 that the governor's orders to override key safeguards in granting oil industry permits would violate state and federal laws protecting the state's groundwater from contamination, one of the former officials has testified.

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Star Wars BB-8 robotic droid maker ...

Star Wars BB-8 robotic droid maker talks to ABC7 News

Adam Wilson, the chief scientist at Sphero, spoke with ABC7 News about the Star Wars BB-8 app-enabled Droid now hitting the market.
Judge rules in favor of Tom Brady i...

Judge rules in favor of Tom Brady in Deflategate; NFL appeals decision

Tom Brady has won his appeal against the NFL, with U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman criticizing commissioner Roger Goodell for dispensing "his own brand of industrial justice."
Jim Harbaugh era at Michigan opens ...

Jim Harbaugh era at Michigan opens with 24-17 loss at Utah

Running back Devontae Booker had 124 combined yards and a touchdown, and Utah spoiled Jim Harbaugh's Michigan coaching debut, beating the Wolverines 24-17 on Thursday night.
Father Describes Perilous Journey T...

Father Describes Perilous Journey That Killed Wife, Two Sons

"All I want to do is sit next to the grave of my wife and children," he said.
Jonathan Toews: Blackhawks need to ...

Jonathan Toews: Blackhawks need to stick together through Kane situation

Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews focused Thursday on the importance of team unity in light of the situation involving Patrick Kane.
Weather forecast for Friday

Weather forecast for Friday

Tonight will be mostly clear and pleasantly cool. Overnight lows will be mainly in the mid to upper 50s. Tomorrow will be sunny, breezy, and cooler than average. Highs will range from low 60s at the coast to low 70s near the bay and upper 70s inland. A strong warming trend will begin Saturday and continue into the middle of next week.

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One killed, two wounded in shooting...

One killed, two wounded in shooting at Sacramento City College

A manhunt for an armed suspect who killed one man and severely wounded another in broad daylight on the busy Sacramento City College was underway Thursday evening in the area of Sutterville Road and Freeport Boulevard in Sacramento. At least one of...
Freeway wildlife corridor in Santa ...

Freeway wildlife corridor in Santa Monica Mountains is feasible, study says

LOS ANGELES ? Mountain lions and other animals would be able to cross a busy Southern California freeway and find new homes if the state adopts a proposal to build a long-planned wildlife bridge, according to a new study. The landscaped animal...
Three shot, 1 killed, gunman sought...

Three shot, 1 killed, gunman sought on Sacramento college campus

SACRAMENTO ? Police say three people have been shot and one of them has died near a baseball field on the campus of Sacramento City College. Police say the campus is on lockdown Thursday night while they search for a suspect with no shirt wearing...
California lawmakers push to ban dr...

California lawmakers push to ban drones over schools, jails

SACRAMENTO ? California lawmakers have advanced a pair of bills to keep drones away from schools and jails. The state Assembly on Thursday approved legislation by Republican Sen. Ted Gaines of Rocklin on two unanimous votes. SB271 would make it...
Humboldt judge reprimanded for case...

Humboldt judge reprimanded for case delays, false pay reports

SAN FRANCISCO ? A Humboldt County Superior Court judge was reprimanded Thursday for failing to issue timely decisions in 20 cases and submitting false affidavits that claimed he was up to speed with his work. The public admonishment for misconduct...
Residents evacuate after rural Nort...

Residents evacuate after rural Northern California wildfire grows to 450 acres

LAKEPORT, Calif. ? Evacuation orders for 60 people remain in effect for a rural area of Lake County as crews rush to quell a wildfire burning through timber in steep terrain. Cal Fire says the blaze reported Wednesday afternoon north of Clear Lake...
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