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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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California drought: State residents...

California drought: State residents cut water use 27 percent in June, beating state targets

In a sign that state residents finally have let their lawns go brown in large numbers to conserve water amid the historic drought, Californians cut their water use 27.1 percent in June, the second month in a row that they have met Gov. Jerry Brown's 25 percent target.
$2.2M approved for Bay Area hydroge...

$2.2M approved for Bay Area hydrogen refueling stations

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has approved $2.2 million to complete 12 hydrogen refueling stations in the Bay Area, BAAQMD officials said Wednesday.
Immigrants, poor fish for their din...

Immigrants, poor fish for their dinner, unaware of mercury

Studies show that up to 10 percent of women of child-bearing age have mercury levels that exceed federal standards. Mercury can be devastating for the neurological development of fetuses and children. For adults, longer-term problems include vision loss and difficulty walking.
USS Indianapolis survivors honored ...

USS Indianapolis survivors honored with special brew

The 70th anniversary of the sinking of the USS Indianapolis -- known as the worst disaster in U.S. naval history -- is being commemorated here in a unique way: A specially-brewed pale ale by Mare Island Brewing Company named the 'Survivor's Tale Pale Ale.'
California fines Bay Area and L.A. ...

California fines Bay Area and L.A. companies for selling tainted produce

Six companies that the state officials say ignored warnings and repeatedly sold imported fruits and vegetables that contained illegal pesticide residues have been fined up to $20,000, authorities said Tuesday.
Santa Barbara County beaches remain...

Santa Barbara County beaches remain open as source of oil slick sought

The Coast Guard hopes lab tests will determine the source of a mysterious miles-long oil slick floating about 1,000 yards off California's Santa Barbara County shoreline.

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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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Gates not sure how banned substance...

Gates not sure how banned substance got into his system

Star tight end Antonio Gates says he's not sure how a banned substance got into his body, although he believes it could have been while he was cleansing his system in the offseason.
Here's what Betty White thinks of C...

Here's what Betty White thinks of Cecil the lion's killing

Betty White, a passionate animal activist, has harsh words for the Minnesota dentist who killed Cecil the lion while on a hunting trip in Zimbabwe this month.
Court rejects San Francisco lawsuit...

Court rejects San Francisco lawsuit after gas line blast

A federal appeals court has rejected a lawsuit from San Francisco officials alleging that a federal agency failed to ensure enforcement of safety standards for gas pipelines like the one that exploded in a nearby suburb.
LinkedIn bucks week's downward tren...

LinkedIn bucks week's downward trend among social media

It hasn't been a good week for social media companies, not even for the usually reliable professional networking service LinkedIn Corp.
California drought conservation: Ha...

California drought conservation: Hall of Fame and Shame

California cities have mostly succeeded in the first month of mandatory conservation during the drought, according to June water use data released Thursday. The State Water Resources Control Board gave communities nine months to hit water use reduction targets as high as 36 percent compared to 2013 levels.
Medical device manufacturer agrees ...

Medical device manufacturer agrees to $13.5M settlement

Federal prosecutors say a medical device manufacturer has agreed to pay the U.S. $13.5 million over allegations of false claims for the company's devices.

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Cop Arraigned in Samuel DuBose Shoo...

Cop Arraigned in Samuel DuBose Shooting, 2 Others On Leave

Officer Ray Tensing, who is accused of murdering Samuel DuBose during a traffic stop, was arraigned in court today.
Dead body found in backseat of car ...

Dead body found in backseat of car after fire in Richmond

Officials are investigating after firefighters found a dead body in the backseat of a car that caught on fire on West Nevin Avenue in Richmond Thursday afternoon.
Grass fire in Livermore contained a...

Grass fire in Livermore contained at 125 acres

Firefighters are battling a roughly 100-acre grass fire this afternoon that is 75 percent contained in Alameda County outside of Livermore.
Outbreak of Legionnaire's Disease S...

Outbreak of Legionnaire's Disease Sickens 46 in NYC

Officials are investigating whether deaths are related to the outbreak of Legionnaire's disease.
Crews battling 3-alarm grass fire i...

Crews battling 3-alarm grass fire in Moraga

Crews are battling a brush fire that has grown to at least 40 acres on Natalie Drive in Moraga this afternoon. So far, the fire is 80 percent contained and not threatening any structures.
PHOTOS: Procession, memorial for fa...

PHOTOS: Procession, memorial for fallen Hayward Sgt. Scott Lunger

A procession and memorial are being held for Hayward Police Sergeant Scott Lunger who was shot and killed during a traffic stop.

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Service for murdered California ser...

Service for murdered California sergeant draws thousands

OAKLAND, Calif. ? Thousands of mourners attended a public funeral Thursday for a Northern California police officer who was shot and killed during a traffic stop last week. The service for Sgt. Scott Lunger drew dignitaries, friends, family and...
Facebook ready to test giant drone ...

Facebook ready to test giant drone for Internet service

MENLO PARK, Calif. ? Facebook says it will begin test flights later this year for a solar-powered drone with a wingspan as big as a Boeing 737, in the next stage of its campaign to deliver Internet connectivity to remote parts of the world. ...
California says water use fell by 2...

California says water use fell by 27 percent in June

SACRAMENTO ? Water use in California fell by 27 percent in June, passing the conservation target set by Gov. Jerry Brown during the drought, regulators said Thursday. Data released by the State Water Resources Control Board shows 265 out of 411...
Boy, 4, killed by gunfire while pla...

Boy, 4, killed by gunfire while playing in front yard

HIGHLAND, Calif. ? A 4-year-old boy playing with stuffed animals in his family?s Southern California front yard was hit by gunfire and killed, authorities said Thursday. Deputies found the injured boy Wednesday evening after responding to...
Teen charged in rape, death of 8-ye...

Teen charged in rape, death of 8-year-old girl appears in court

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. ? A 15-year-old boy charged with murder, kidnapping and rape in the death of an 8-year-old neighbor at an artists? complex in a California beach town appeared in court briefly Thursday and was appointed an attorney. Adrian...
California beaches remain open as s...

California beaches remain open as source of 3-mile oil slick sought

GOLETA, Calif. ? The Coast Guard hopes lab tests will determine the source of a mysterious miles-long oil slick floating about 1,000 yards off California?s Santa Barbara County shoreline. Authorities said the 3-mile sheen was harmless to people...
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