First research links California quakes to oil operations

A 2005 spate of quakes in California's Central Valley almost certainly was triggered by oilfield injection underground, a study published Thursday said in the first such link in California between oil and gas operations and earthquakes.  
San Francisco fatal dog mauling conviction upheld
Despite concerns about high-profile 2002 trial, federal appeals court upholds Marjorie Knoller's second-degree murder conviction for the fatal dog mauling of San Francisco neighbor Diane Whipple 

Sacramento woman arrested in Milpitas on charges of trafficking 17-year-old girl
As part of a broader sting campaign timed around the Super Bowl, a Sacramento woman was arrested Wednesday at a Milpitas motel on suspicion of human trafficking after authorities allege she was forcing a 17-year-old girl into performing sex acts for money. 

No one claims California's $63 million lotto jackpot
Nobody showed up at a state lottery office by 5 p.m. Thursday with the ticket or submitted a verified claim for the prize, lottery spokesman Alex Traverso said.  

Stanford develops more accurate test for cystic fibrosis
Stanford University scientists say they've devised a more accurate and comprehensive DNA test to screen newborns for cystic fibrosis, the most common fatal genetic disease in the United States.
 

Hinkley: A town with no future

Special report on the chromium-tainted desert town made famous in "Erin Brockovich."

California budget crisis

Get all the latest news and links to resources as the state battles another fiscal mess.

Special report: High-speed rail

Get the latest news on the project to connect S.F. and L.A. Or see the interactive map and Twitter feed.

Special report: Same-sex marriage

Check out full coverage of the California ruling legalizing gay marriage and the passage of Proposition 8 to reject it.

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A Beverly Hills-based beauty school says it's closing all 56 of its campuses in five states after losing federal funding over allegations of misconduct.   Full Story
 
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CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Ashley Cole freely acknowledges that he once compared Major League Soccer to relaxing on a beach.   Full Story
 
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NEW YORK (AP) — Cam Newton isn't taking any chances. He's been fully "Lokai'd" for weeks heading into the Super Bowl.   Full Story
 
 
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Review: 'Satchmo' goes behind Louis Armstrong's happy facade

The solo show 'Satchmo' by Terry Teachout depicts jazz legend Louis Armstrong reflecting on his bittersweet life and music; it plays at American Conservatory Theater through Feb. 7 
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Susan Sarandon fires back at Piers Morgan for bra-shaming

Susan Sarandon, Piers Morgan and everyone else on Twitter is in uproar over his fit over her cleavage-revealing bra ensemble at SAG Awards.