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Dodgers use only relievers in 8-5 w...

Dodgers use only relievers in 8-5 win over Cubs

Dodgers 8, Cubs 5
Brown administration's angling to b...

Brown administration's angling to ban lead fishing weights

Californians who enjoy fishing, heads up: Gov. Jerry Brown has his eye on your tackle box.
Sam Falls' large 'paintings' ultima...

Sam Falls' large 'paintings' ultimately carry little weight

Sam Falls' new works at Hannah Hoffman are more interesting for the ideas that hover around them and the process that generated them than the images within them.
Arizona's last-gasp victory was in ...

Arizona's last-gasp victory was in store for California

You can't fault the University of California's official team store for wanting to get out ahead of the team's stupendous road upset over Arizona on Saturday night.
For Arizona St. QB Mike Bercovici, ...

For Arizona St. QB Mike Bercovici, starting is part of backup's plan

Arizona State quarterback Mike Bercovici still chuckles at the thought.
Giuseppe Penone's sculptures at Gag...

Giuseppe Penone's sculptures at Gagosian evoke natural world

"I don't want to change the material; I want to follow its lead," Giuseppe Penone said in a recent interview. The work in his stirring show at Gagosian makes beautifully clear what he means, exemplifying the kind of respect for -- and self-identification with -- natural materials that has...

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Woman gives birth on California fre...

Woman gives birth on California freeway shoulder

Marine Corps veteran Bolivar Vilchez was terrified as he helped his wife deliver their daughter on the side of a Southern California freeway.
Madera County authorities catch 4 o...

Madera County authorities catch 4 of 5 jail escapees

Four of five inmates have been recaptured a day after their escape from a central California jail, authorities said. The fifth man remained at large.
Drugging our kids: D'Anthony's stor...

Drugging our kids: D'Anthony's story -- 1 foster child, 6 psychiatric drugs, 20 homes

One teen's story illustrates a disturbing pattern: When it comes to managing challenging childhoods, California's child welfare system relies on expedient choices that often don't work and resists tough ones that do.
Out-of-control King Fire hit with r...

Out-of-control King Fire hit with record amount of retardant

Firefighters are dropping record-breaking amounts of retardants on a massive Northern California wildfire that is burning explosively because of the prolonged drought.
California's high school exit exam ...

California's high school exit exam pass rate stable at 95.5%

Following gains last year, the percentage of the Class of 2014 passing the high school exit exam by their senior year remained stable at 95.5 percent, keeping the rate at its record high.
Jon Hamm, Kevin Love and Questlove ...

Jon Hamm, Kevin Love and Questlove want you to prevent sexual assault

Celebrities back White House 'It's On Us' campaign to stop sexual assault, particularly on college campuses.

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Smoke from wildfire cancels Ironman...

Smoke from wildfire cancels Ironman Tahoe events

Ironman races in Lake Tahoe were canceled on Sunday due to smoke and unhealthy air quality from a northern California wildfire.
Gov. Brown signs clean-air vehicle ...

Gov. Brown signs clean-air vehicle legislation

Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law several bills designed to boost use of clean-air vehicles in California.
Crews cleaning fuel spill in San Fr...

Crews cleaning fuel spill in San Francisco Bay

The U.S Coast Guard and state wildlife officials are investigating what caused a fuel oil spill from a World War II-era ship into the San Francisco Bay.
California freeway shooting kills 1...

California freeway shooting kills 1, injures 2

Homicide detectives are investigating a potential gang-related Southern California shooting on a freeway off-ramp that left one person dead and two others injured.
California authorities capture 5th ...

California authorities capture 5th jail escapee

A fifth man who escaped a Central California correctional facility has been captured, authorities said Sunday. This undated booking photo provided by the Madera, Calif., County Jail shows Ricardo Cendejas, 19. Cendejas is one of five inmates who escaped from the jail in Madera, Calif., late Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. The five were being held on various charges including attempted murder and armed robbery. Authorities say all five men should be considered armed and dangerous. This undated booking photo provided by the Madera, Calif., County Jail shows Abel Ramos, 25. Ramos is one of five inmates who escaped from the jail in the Central Valley city of Madera, Calif., late Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. The five were being held on various charges including attempted murder and armed robbery. It's unclear how the men, who are believed to be gang members, escaped from the jail. Authorities say all five men should be considered armed and dangerous. This undated booking photo provided by the Madera, Calif., County Jail shows Jorge Lopez-Diaz, 26. Lopez-Diaz is one of five inmates who escaped from the jail in the Central Valley city of Madera, Calif., late Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. The five were being held on various charges including attempted murder and armed robbery. It's unclear how the men, who are believed to be gang members, escaped from the jail. Authorities say all five men should be considered armed and dangerous. This undated booking photo provided by the Madera, Calif., County Jail shows Roel Soliz, 29. Soliz is one of five inmates who escaped from the jail in the Central Valley city of Madera, Calif., late Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. The five were being held on various charges including attempted murder and armed robbery. It's unclear how the men, who are believed to be gang members, escaped from the jail. Authorities say all five men should be considered armed and dangerous.
More drought forecast next year acr...

More drought forecast next year across West

Forecasters say severe drought or worse will continue into next year across much of the West, including parts of western Utah, most of Nevada and practically all of California.

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Gov. Brown signs clean-air vehicle ...

Gov. Brown signs clean-air vehicle legislation

Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law several bills designed to boost use of clean-air vehicles in California.
Crews cleaning fuel spill in San Fr...

Crews cleaning fuel spill in San Francisco Bay

The U.S Coast Guard and state wildlife officials are investigating what caused a fuel oil spill from a World War II-era ship into the San Francisco Bay.
California freeway shooting kills 1...

California freeway shooting kills 1, injures 2

Homicide detectives are investigating a potential gang-related Southern California shooting on a freeway off-ramp that left one person dead and two others injured.
Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily 3 M...

Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily 3 Midday' game

The winning numbers in Sunday afternoon's drawing of the California Lottery's "Daily 3 Midday" game were:
More drought forecast next year acr...

More drought forecast next year across West

Forecasters say severe drought or worse will continue into next year across much of the West, including parts of western Utah, most of Nevada and practically all of California.
Kashkari aims to unify GOP after we...

Kashkari aims to unify GOP after weekend divisions

Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari made the most of a low-profile Sunday morning speaking slot at the party's state convention, delivering a spirited defense of a party he said cares most about poor people and minorities but has failed to convey its message.

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Former Titan Rob Bironas dies

Former Titan Rob Bironas dies

Former Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas has died after a car accident near his home, according to police.
Three Afghan Military Officers Go M...

Three Afghan Military Officers Go Missing in US

The three were involved in a joint training exercise.
Nick Foles hit sparks brawl, ejecti...

Nick Foles hit sparks brawl, ejections

Two players were ejected following a hockey-style, benches-clearing incident during Sunday's game between the rival Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles.
Corey Kluber strikes out 14 for 2nd...

Corey Kluber strikes out 14 for 2nd straight start as Indians win

Corey Kluber struck out a career-high 14 hitters for the second straight start and the Cleveland Indians didn't lose any ground in the playoff chase Sunday with a 7-2 win over the Minnesota Twins.
Cowboys match biggest comeback in t...

Cowboys match biggest comeback in team history, rally past Rams

Terrance Williams scored the go-ahead touchdown late in the fourth quarter, and Bruce Carter returned an interception 25 yards for a TD on the next snap, capping the Dallas Cowboys' comeback from a 21-0 deficit to stun the St. Louis Rams 34-31 on Sunday.
NASA's Maven explorer arriving at M...

NASA's Maven explorer arriving at Mars after year

NASA's Maven spacecraft is on track to reach the red planet late Sunday night following a journey spanning 10 months and 442 million miles.

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The wait is over, sort of: The iPho...

The wait is over, sort of: The iPhone 6 calls to fans

Jennifer Bright was incredibly awake for someone running on two hours of sleep. She?d been at the Irvine Spectrum for almost 24 hours, waiting. The 43-year-old San Clemente resident is a self-professed ?Apple freak.? She?d tried to preorder...
Exit exam scores hold high marks

Exit exam scores hold high marks

Orange County sophomores outperformed their peers statewide on the California High School Exit Exam when they took the graduation-requirement test for the first time in the spring, according to statewide figures released Friday. About 88 percent of...
Survey: O.C. health agency top in s...

Survey: O.C. health agency top in state

CalOptima, the agency that runs the MediCal health insurance program for Orange County?s low-income residents, took California?s top honors in an annual ranking to be published later this month by Consumer Reports. The poll, conducted by the...
Amid what's been called 'an epidemi...

Amid what's been called 'an epidemic,' California colleges combat sexual assault

WASHINGTON ? For UCLA student Savannah Badalich, the UC governing board?s embrace of a new approach to combating sexual assault on campus was nothing short of ?a dream come true.? It was a year ago that Badalich revealed her own story in the...
Rare respiratory virus confirmed in...

Rare respiratory virus confirmed in California

A rare respiratory virus that has sent at least 153 people to the hospital in 18 states has moved into California, and health officials are warning parents to be on the lookout for symptoms. The California Department of Health reported Thursday that...
Focus: Khrushchev's California drea...

Focus: Khrushchev's California dreams 55 years ago: Hollywood and Disneyland

Fifty-five years ago Friday, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev visited Southern California. He wanted to see Hollywood and Disneyland. One out of two had to be good enough. See Focus on Disneyland.
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