Mountain View shooting probe: Rapper Young Jeezy, 5 others plead not guilty in gun charges

Hip-hop singer Jay 'Young Jeezy' Jenkins and five others pleaded not guilty Tuesday to illegal gun charges in Irvine following a fatal shooting at a tour stop in Mountain View last weekend, the Orange County District Attorney's Office said.  
Sacramento: Debate over plastic bag ban takes a weird but familiar turn
What began several months ago as a relatively principled debate about the environment versus jobs has devolved into hot buttons and flash points that have little to do with the substance of the bag ban.
 

Medi-Cal asset seizure bill heads to Gov. Jerry Brown for consideration
After passing the state Senate and Assembly unanimously this week, a bill limiting California's seizure of assets from the estates of Medi-Cal recipients is headed toward Gov. Jerry Brown's desk.
 

Lawsuit targeting FedEx-driver work conditions can proceed
Federal appeals court restores key claims in class-action against FedEx over shifting costs to ground drivers 

California Senate passes new gun bill
Family members and police could ask courts to take away a mentally disturbed person's guns under a bill inspired by May's UC Santa Barbara massacre and approved Wednesday by the state Senate.
 

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.

The U.S. and Spain played a pair of classics in the last two Olympic gold-medal games — the Americans winning both — and fans would love to see them meet again in the FIBA World Cup of Basketball.   Full Story
 
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WASHINGTON (AP) — With impeachment threats and potential lawsuits looming, President Barack Obama knows whatever executive actions he takes on immigration will face intense opposition.   Full Story
 
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Soccer joined the growing legal debate over head injuries Wednesday after FIFA and some of the sport's governing bodies in the United States were made the target of a lawsuit seeking new safety rules.   Full Story
 
 
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A gyoza-eating world champion, plus 'Portlandia' for real

Joey Chestnut just set a new world record for gyoza-consumption. A Midwestern food truck study reads like an episode of 'Portlandia.' And Mills College just made the Daily Meal's list of top colleges for food.