California drought: Project to drain largest reservoir in Santa Clara County a year behind schedule

A $193 million seismic retrofit project at Anderson Dam, which has raised public concerns because it will require the reservoir to be drained during construction despite the drought, is a year behind schedule. 
Political Blotter: California Endowment offers grants to aid Syrian refugees
The California Endowment will make emergency relief grants to groups helping Syrian refugees; also, House members urge Governor Jerry Brown to be ready to declare a Dungeness crab economic disaster. 

Sonoma County: CHP officer rescues loose pig along state Highway 12
A California Highway Patrol officer rescued a wayward pig wandering along state Highway 12 near Santa Rosa Friday morning.  

Farm recalls produce used in Costco salad linked to E. coli
A California farm is recalling a vegetable mix believed to be the source of E. coli in Costco chicken salad that has been linked to an outbreak that has sickened 19 people in seven states, the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday. 

Recent rain nudges South Bay above average
Autumn storms that brought precipitation to the South Bay have nudged rainfall totals ahead of the seasonal average; Tuesday's showers delivered 0.36 inches of rain in San Jose, bringing the total to 2.47 inches since October 1 -- compared with the normal rainfall for the season of 2.27 inches.

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.

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) — Rail service between San Diego and Los Angeles has been restored after more than 12 hours of delays caused by a semi-truck that overturned onto the tracks.   Full Story
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Frank Rogers scored 18 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead San Jose State past San Diego for a 76-67 win in the Great Alaska Shootout's consolation semifinals Friday.   Full Story
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FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — UC Irvine thought it let one get away in losing its opening game of the Wooden Legacy tournament.   Full Story
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TV Tonight: 'Unforgettable' gets new life -- and Skeet Ulrich

Poppy Montgomery's crime serial is reborn on A&E. Plus, holiday season really gets underway with 'Santa Claus Is Coming to Town' and 'Crown for Christmas.' 
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Gwyneth Paltrow sings on new Coldplay record

Coldplay singer Chris Martin suggested ex-wife Gwyneth Paltrow sing some lyrics she wrote for their new single “Everglow.”