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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.
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.
Napa County: Two people found dead following fiery crash
Two people died in a fiery crash after their car veered off the roadway Friday evening in Napa County, California Highway Patrol officers said today.
Could a drought disaster movie happen in California?
The state is in the fourth year of the worst drought in its history, with farmers in the Central Valley pumping so much groundwater from aquifers that the state is literally sinking -- and shrinking! But unlike temblors, tsunamis and catastrophic forest fires, droughts are slow-rolling disasters, and thus, according to conventional blockbuster wisdom, inherently uncinematic.
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
Special report on the chromium-tainted desert town made famous in "Erin Brockovich."
Get all the latest news and links to resources as the state battles another fiscal mess.
'X-Files' star David Duchovny returns in period thriller 'Aquarius'
'America's Got Talent' returns for more craziness.
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David Letterman set trashed; Dumpster divers move in
Hours after the 'Late Show' finished taping, the crew began dismantling and throwing away iconic parts of David Letterman's set.