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PPIC poll: Happy times are here again
Optimism about California's growing economy and healthy state budget has yielded record-high approval ratings for Gov. Jerry Brown, the state Legislature and even President Barack Obama, a new survey shows.
Stanford rape: Bystander intervention, too late to prevent attack, leads to arrest
Two still unidentified cyclists who interrupted a Stanford varsity swimmer who was allegedly raping a passed-out woman are being hailed as the models of 'See Something, Say Something'' -- the watchwords for a nationwide campaign to change attitudes about campus rape.
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.
Measuring Sierra snowpack is a lot more complex than it looks
Today, snow sensors scattered through the Sierra Nevada, satellite imagery and aerial flybys augment the 106-year-old 'manual survey.' The technology helps to provide a clearer round-the-clock update of California's water conditions that water agencies need to manage our water for the rest of the year.
5.7 earthquake hits off coast near Eureka
A moderate earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.7 has struck off the coast of Northern California.
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.
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Women's purses: Readers divulge the craziest thing they're carrying around
We asked readers to tell us about the craziest thing they have stashed in the handbag. You think you're carting around something wild or funny? Read on.
Bruce Jenner is becoming a woman, will document process with reality TV show
The Olympic gold medal winner and “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star will document his transformation on a new reality show, reports say.