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Vaccine skeptics are in denial

Vaccine skeptics are in denial

To the editor: My child is a student at Waldorf School of Orange County, and it's unbelievable that 41% of kindergartners started the school year unvaccinated. Just recently a Waldorf parent told me that no one is talking about the measles epidemic ? not one conversation. ("Once easily...
'Anna Christie' harbors but a spark...

'Anna Christie' harbors but a spark of greatness

There's no shortage of acting in the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble revival of Eugene O'Neill's "Anna Christie." Accents are adorned like fake noses, illnesses resemble those found in 19th century operas and bits of melodramatic business might as well be underscored with the clashing of cymbals.
Twin brothers charged in robbery, s...

Twin brothers charged in robbery, slaying of woman in South L.A.

Eighteen-year-old twin brothers have been charged with capital murder in connection with a South Los Angeles robbery and fatal stabbing of a 62-year-old seamstress in December, authorities said.
Seriously, let's not take Super Bow...

Seriously, let's not take Super Bowl so seriously

When it comes to Super Bowl week, this column represents failure XLIX. The topic should be ignored, but it's a red flag in front of a bull.
Jordan declares willingness to rele...

Jordan declares willingness to release militant for captive pilot

The Jordanian government declared its willingness Wednesday to swap a female prisoner who took part in a deadly rampage of hotel bombings in 2005 for a Jordanian pilot held by the Islamic State extremist group.
If judges can't join the Boy Scouts...

If judges can't join the Boy Scouts, what about the Mormon Church?

To the editor: California's Supreme Court unanimously decreed that state judges will no longer be allowed to affiliate with the Boy Scouts of America because of the organization's discrimination against gay and lesbian adults in leadership roles. ("State high court's vote affecting Scout...

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California, U.S. energy plan to aid...

California, U.S. energy plan to aid apartment dwellers

California Gov. Jerry Brown and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro announced partnerships Thursday to expand financing for energy efficiency and renewable energy in multifamily, affordable housing.
Junipero Serra 'very courageous' bu...

Junipero Serra 'very courageous' but not perfect, Jerry Brown says

Gov. Jerry Brown, who once studied to become a Catholic priest, said sainthood for Junipero Serra is up to the pope, but he understands that there is the 'subtle point that sometimes is hard to understand: that tragedy and good and evil often are inherent in the same situation.'
Battle between Blue Shield, Sutter ...

Battle between Blue Shield, Sutter Health turns patients into 'pawns'

Health care experts say the showdowns will continue because of two trends: hospital consolidations and Medicare and Medicaid payment rates consuming a larger share of hospital revenue.
San Francisco: 3-year-old child hit...

San Francisco: 3-year-old child hit by car in Mission District

A 3-year-old child was hit by a car while crossing 21st Street in San Francisco's Mission District this morning, authorities said.
Plan to raise Shasta Dam takes hit ...

Plan to raise Shasta Dam takes hit after federal biologists say they can't support it

Biologists at the main federal agency that oversees the Endangered Species Act have concluded that they cannot endorse a $1.1 billion plan to raise the height of the dam at California's largest reservoir, Shasta Lake, because of its impact on endangered salmon.
PCH closure: Highway 1 north of Mal...

PCH closure: Highway 1 north of Malibu won't reopen on schedule

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) -- A 9-mile stretch of Pacific Coast Highway will remain closed for another month.

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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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Broadcom tops Street 4Q forecasts

Broadcom tops Street 4Q forecasts

Broadcom Corp. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter results that topped Wall Street's expectations.
Woman in India sues Uber after repo...

Woman in India sues Uber after reporting driver raped her

A woman who says an Uber driver raped her in New Dehli, India, has sued the San Francisco-based company in federal U.S. court.
California must move 2100 inmates a...

California must move 2100 inmates at risk of valley fever

California officials will have to move more than 2,000 inmates from two Central Valley prisons because they could be susceptible to contracting a potentially deadly illness.
Some doctors won't see patients wit...

Some doctors won't see patients with anti-vaccine views

With California gripped by a measles outbreak, Dr. Charles Goodman posted a clear notice in his waiting room and on Facebook: His practice will no longer see children whose parents won't get them vaccinated.
Visa 1Q profit rises 11 percent, se...

Visa 1Q profit rises 11 percent, sets 4-for-1 stock split

Visa is reporting an 11 percent rise in fiscal first-quarter profits, helped by increased consumer spending on Visa's massive payment network.
Google delivers another earnings le...

Google delivers another earnings letdown, stock sinks

Google has gotten into the habit of missing analysts' earnings targets, frustrating investors who believe the online search leader would be more profitable it wasn't pouring so much money into far-flung projects such as Internet-connected eyewear and driverless cars.

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Pilot opens up about parachuting pl...

Pilot opens up about parachuting plane to safety

A 25-year-old pilot is opening up about how he kept cool, and even took a selfie, as his plane was going down.
Owner of Crashed White House Drone ...

Owner of Crashed White House Drone Blames Glitch for 'Whole Fiasco'

DJI, the maker of the drone that crashed on White House lawn earlier this week, announced on Wednesday that it will enforce a no-fly zone on downtown Washington D.C.
WATCH LIVE: UC Davis Medical Center...

WATCH LIVE: UC Davis Medical Center's update on possible Ebola patient

UC Davis Medical Center officials will release an update on a possible Ebola patient they are treating during a 3:30 p.m. news conference.
Video Shows Aaron Hernandez Holding...

Video Shows Aaron Hernandez Holding 'Gun' After Killing

Footage taken from cameras in Hernandez's own home.
Coach K: Didn't live up to standard...

Coach K: Didn't live up to standards

In a stunning announcement, Duke junior guard Rasheed Sulaimon was dismissed from the program on Thursday. The Houston native had not previously been disciplined, at least publicly, all season.
Man asks ex-girlfriends to review h...

Man asks ex-girlfriends to review him on Tinder

Jake Chapman reached out to his ex-girlfriends to help fill out his Tinder profile.

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Hundreds of protesters from Orange ...

Hundreds of protesters from Orange County picket Vietnamese sister-city tie in Riverside

With chants of ?Freedom,? and ?No Riverside/Can Tho,? several hundred protesters filled the plaza in front of Riverside City Hall Thursday morning to demand that the city sever its new sister city ties with Can Tho, Vietnam. Protesters from...
Man lights girlfriend on fire while...

Man lights girlfriend on fire while she slept in San Bernardino home, police say

A man set his girlfriend on fire as she slept in her San Bernardino home, an official said. She was asleep on her couch about 7:15 a.m. Thursday on Genevieve Street near 18th Street when her boyfriend came in, doused her in gasoline and lit her on...
Want your home to appreciate in pri...

Want your home to appreciate in price faster? Make sure it's near a Starbucks

You've probably long suspected that Starbucks brings gentrification. Now it's been confirmed. Zillow, an online database of estimated home prices, compared the locations of Starbucks to real estate data. The company found that homes near Starbucks...
Boy Scouts settle California lawsui...

Boy Scouts settle California lawsuit over sex abuse; 'perversion' files to remain sealed

LOS ANGELES ? The Boy Scouts of America settled a sex abuse case Thursday involving a 20-year-old California man who was molested by a Scout volunteer in 2007 ? a decision that will keep years? worth of ?perversion? files detailing sex...
Little Saigon tells Riverside: Say ...

Little Saigon tells Riverside: Say no to Vietnam sister city

Westminster and Garden Grove, the two cities that make up the largest portion of Little Saigon, have a stern message for Riverside: Your new sister-city relationship with Can Tho, Vietnam, is inappropriate and should be dissolved.The Westminster City...
Former Irvine resident becomes lawy...

Former Irvine resident becomes lawyer, despite her legal status

Vanessa Pumar went to law school to help her family sort out their immigration visas. She wasn?t thinking about passing the bar exam or getting a license to practice law.?I just wanted to figure out what?s going on with our situation,? said...
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