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Woman, 25, found slain in Santa Cla...

Woman, 25, found slain in Santa Clarita home; husband arrested

A 48-year-old man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of killing his 25-year-old wife, who was found dead on the living room floor of a Santa Clarita home, authorities said.
Patrol car flips over in Malibu; 2 ...

Patrol car flips over in Malibu; 2 deputies airlifted to hospital

Two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies were airlifted to a  hospital Sunday after their patrol car overturned in Malibu, authorities said.
Heavy rains in Texas, Oklahoma fuel...

Heavy rains in Texas, Oklahoma fuel hope for California drought relief

Look east, California.
Workers put in 12-hour days at Sant...

Workers put in 12-hour days at Santa Barbara County oil cleanup site

Clad in white protective suits and yellow hard hats, the workers knelt below a jagged cliff-side, packing oil-saturated sand into plastic bags.
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For the record

Disability voting: An article in the May 22 California section about a federal investigation into how California decides to strip people under limited conservatorships of the right to vote incorrectly said that an attorney for a disability rights group persuaded Stephen Lopate's court-appointed...
LeBron James starts slow but carrie...

LeBron James starts slow but carries Cavaliers past Hawks in Game 3

LeBron James dropped to his knees and slapped the floor with his hand.

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San Jose brush fire closes Capitol ...

San Jose brush fire closes Capitol Expressway

San Jose firefighters are battling an uncontrolled grass fire on East Capitol Expressway.
Big animals are going the way of th...

Big animals are going the way of the mammoth

Stanford biologist says hunting and habitat loss put more than half of the world's largest herbivore species at risk of extinction.
Gov. Jerry Brown, legislators to wr...

Gov. Jerry Brown, legislators to wrestle with gas tax issue

Since taking office in 2011, Gov. Jerry Brown has helped to resolve some of California's toughest fiscal challenges -- mainly huge structural deficits and old, forgotten debts. But this year he's ready to take on Mission Impossible -- getting Democrats and Republicans to agree to raise the state's gas tax to fix California's crumbling roads and bridges.
Political Blotter: Sbranti won't se...

Political Blotter: Sbranti won't seek Assembly rematch, going to work for Swalwell instead

Former Dublin Mayor Tim Sbranti won't seek a 2016 rematch with Catharine Baker in the 16th Assembly District; instead, he's going to work for Rep. Eric Swalwell -- his former student at Dublin High.
West Coast dockworkers approve new ...

West Coast dockworkers approve new contract with shippers

Dockworkers at 29 West Coast ports, including the Port of Oakland, have voted by an overwhelming margin to ratify a tentative agreement on a new five-year contract with shipping companies that had been reached in February, union leaders said Friday.
Project to honor Vietnam War casual...

Project to honor Vietnam War casualties hitting a snag in the Bay Area

Project to find pictures of all U.S. service members killed in the Vietnam War hitting a snag in the Bay Area

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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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New Oakland police policy draws pro...

New Oakland police policy draws protests

Police made arrests as demonstrators marched in downtown Oakland to protest against the city's new get-tough policy for monitoring street protests ? the second protest in as many days.
Rolling Stones kick off 'Zip Code' ...

Rolling Stones kick off 'Zip Code' stadium tour in San Diego

The Rolling Stones launched their "Zip Code" North American tour in San Diego Sunday with more than two hours of music.
A look at where Assembly speakers s...

A look at where Assembly speakers send money

Speakers of the California Assembly have discretion over how to spend the legislative body's roughly $150 million annual operating budget, including on services that have nothing to do with lawmaking. The spending is not subject to public hearings or vote.
California Assembly leaders single-...

California Assembly leaders single-handedly dictate spending

California Assembly leaders control a large annual operations budget that they regularly tap into boost services of their choosing without a single hearing or vote.
Actress, comedian Anne Meara, nomin...

Actress, comedian Anne Meara, nominated for 4 Emmys, dies

Anne Meara, the loopy, lovable comedian who launched a standup career with husband Jerry Stiller in the 1950s and found success as an actress in films, on TV and the stage, has died.
Some Native Hawaiians disapprove of...

Some Native Hawaiians disapprove of 'Aloha' movie title

Some Native Hawaiians disapprove of the name of a movie filmed and set in Hawaii, saying that titling it "Aloha" is a disrespectful misappropriation of culture and simplifies a word that's rich with meaning.

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The Real Reason Why Americans Celeb...

The Real Reason Why Americans Celebrate Memorial Day

Memorial Day was officially declared a national holiday in 1971.
Hawks' Horford ejected from Game 3 ...

Hawks' Horford ejected from Game 3 for flagrant foul

The Atlanta Hawks' Al Horford was ejected after receiving a flagrant 2 foul after bringing his arm down on a falling Matthew Dellavedova late in the first half.
LeBron James staunchly defends Cava...

LeBron James staunchly defends Cavaliers' Matthew Dellavedova

LeBron James vehemently defended Cavs point guard Matthew Dellavedova on Sunday against any suggestion that he is a dirty player.
Sonny Gray leaves with right ankle ...

Sonny Gray leaves with right ankle bruise

Oakland Athletics right-hander Sonny Gray has left his start early because of a bruised right ankle.
Terry Collins: Matt Harvey's strugg...

Terry Collins: Matt Harvey's struggles may be rooted in 'dead arm'

Mets manager Terry Collins says Matt Harvey may be dealing with apparent arm fatigue, or what Collins called "dead-arm stuff that happens sometimes."
Steven Stamkos factors in both Ligh...

Steven Stamkos factors in both Lightning goals, helps team to 3-2 lead

The Lightning scored twice in the second period and Ben Bishop saved all 26 Rangers shots to push Tampa Bay to a 3-2 Eastern Conference finals lead and within one win of the Stanley Cup finals.

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Santa Barbara pipeline that leaked ...

Santa Barbara pipeline that leaked thousands of gallons of oil has no auto shut-off valve

LOS ANGELES ? The pipeline that leaked thousands of gallons of oil on the California coast was the only pipe of its kind in Santa Barbara County not required to have an automatic shut-off valve because of a court fight nearly three decades ago, a...
Two men arrested in connection with...

Two men arrested in connection with La Habra carjacking

LA HABRA - Two men were apprehended Friday night in connection with a suspected carjacking in La Habra, according to police. Gustavo Lopez, 18, was arrested on suspicion of carjacking while Jairo Gutierrez , 25, was arrested for harboring a...
Gov. Brown governor pitches amnesty...

Gov. Brown governor pitches amnesty on traffic debt for poor

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) ? Calling California?s traffic court system a ?hellhole of desperation? for the poor, Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing an amnesty program for residents who can?t afford to pay off spiraling fines and penalties that have...
Almost 50 million gallons of water ...

Almost 50 million gallons of water lost after Alameda County dam is vandalized

FREMONT ? Officials say an inflatable dam in Alameda County has been vandalized and nearly 50 million gallons of water have been lost. Alameda County Water District general manager Robert Shaver said Friday the water lost was enough to serve 500...
Low-speed chase in L.A. ends after ...

Low-speed chase in L.A. ends after bystander blocks car in

LOS ANGELES ? A man driving a black convertible led police on a slow-speed pursuit in Los Angeles on Friday before a bystander blocked the car. The man smiled and waved to onlookers as several patrol cars trailed him. His car was decorated with...
After doctors change their stance, ...

After doctors change their stance, is California closer to becoming a right-to-die state?

The California Medical Association on Wednesday formally dropped its opposition to a bill that would allow terminally ill Californians to end their own lives, a shift viewed as a potential key in turning California into a right-to-die...
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