Tips for traveling this holiday season

Traveling for the holidays? Here are some tips for ground and air travel this holiday season.  
San Jose colleges under federal investigation for campus sexual assault response
The San Jose-Evergreen Community College District is the subject of faculty complaints, federal probe into prevention and handling of sexual assaults. 

Children of farmworkers uprooted by California rules
This December, thousands of migrant farmworker children are making their annual trek to new schools in California, but they do so also at other times throughout the country. During growing season, their parents rent low-cost housing in federally subsidized labor camps, but state rules mandate that families move at least 50 miles away when the camps close for the winter. 

Sonoma man shocked repeatedly during booking sues sheriff, deputies
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) -- A Sonoma County man who had criminal charges dismissed after video emerged showing correctional deputies beating him and shocking him with a stun gun more than 20 times has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit. 

Redondo Beach: Child is 4th to die after car hits pedestrians
REDONDO BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- A 6-year-old boy whose mother and two other women were killed when a motorist slammed into a crowd outside a California church has also died from his injuries, authorities said early Friday. 

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.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police detained and cited three protesters for blocking Hollywood Boulevard during a demonstration against police violence.   Full Story
 
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics have released infielder Nick Punto. The A's made the announcement Friday, saying Punto was released to clear room on the 40-man roster.   Full Story
 
ATLANTA (AP) — The winning numbers in Friday evening's drawing of the "Mega Millions" game were: 14-18-58-59-68, Mega Ball: 4 (fourteen, eighteen, fifty-eight, fifty-nine, sixty-eight; Mega Ball: four) Estimated jackpot: $125 million   Full Story