• Gov. Jerry Brown signs Fair Pay Act - 10/06/2015 04:37 PM PDT
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    Gov. Jerry Brown signs Fair Pay Act for women workers

    The Fair Pact Act signed into law Tuesday will ensure women are paid the same as men for similar work and prevent retaliation if they inquire about how much male colleagues are paid.  
    California foster care: New laws signed to restrict psychiatric drugs
    California's 63,000 foster youth will be better protected from potentially dangerous psychiatric drugs now administered at alarming rates in the nation's largest child welfare system, under a package of reform bills signed into law Tuesday. 

    CSU faculty demand raises, vote on strike this month
    As California's public universities recover from the state budget crisis, CSU professors are demanding a 5 percent raise. 

    California's new End Of Life law: Questions and answers
    California's End of Life Options Act, signed into law on Monday, seems simple: a terminally ill patient consults a doctor, gets a prescription, takes the drug and dies. But the reality of its implementation is more complex, raising practical questions. 

    Hollywood boy, 2, found alone in home with dead mother, baby
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A toddler's cry led officers to discover the bodies of his baby brother and their mother inside a Los Angeles apartment, police said Monday. 

    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) — A young Canadian woman whose body was found in Golden Gate park over the weekend was on her first solo backpacking trip that would have taken her all the way to Europe, her relatives said Tuesday.   Full Story
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    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw will start Game 1 of the upcoming National League Division Series for the Los Angeles Dodgers against the New York Mets.   Full Story
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — William Kolender, who was police chief of San Diego for 13 years and San Diego County Sheriff for 15, has died.   Full Story
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    Behind the Label: Beauregard Vineyards, Bonny Doon

    The roots run deep for Beauregard Vineyards, a father-son winery in the Santa Cruz Mountains. 
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    Nick Gordon charged in Bobby Kristina Brown's death?

    Report says Georgia grand jury will decide this week whether there’s enough evidence to charge Gordon with a crime.