• PPIC poll: Happy times are here again - 01/28/2015 09:12 PM PST
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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.
     

    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 FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco police investigating a dismembered body found inside a suitcase in a downtown street say more remains were located nearby.   Full Story
     
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police say two people were arrested, ten others were cited and three cars were impounded after residents complained of street racing and reckless driving in North Hollywood.   Full Story
     
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police say a woman has been found stabbed to death across the street from the department's Foothill Station in Pacoima.   Full Story
     
     
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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. 
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    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.