Mayor: San Diego to keep Comic-Con in town through 2018

San Diego's mayor says a deal has been reached with Comic-Con organizers to keep the comic book and pop culture convention in town through 2018.  
Rohnert Park: Woman shot in motel room during suspected prostitution encounter
A woman was shot several times early Thursday morning at the Motel 6 in Rohnert Park during what appears to be an encounter involving prostitution, the Department of Public Safety said.  

UC admission rates fall to lowest levels
Admission rates for the University of California plummeted to their lowest levels this year, with figures released Thursday certain to fuel more criticism that the state's premier public university has become increasingly inaccessible to qualified applicants. Systemwide, the percentage of California resident freshmen applicants offered admission fell 2.9 percentage points. to 60 percent.

San Francisco: Three hurt when motorcycle collides with pedestrians
Police are continuing to investigate why a motorcycle collided into and injured several people Wednesday night on Market Street in San Francisco.

San Francisco: Body found at Ocean Beach identified as 58-year-old woman
The body of a 58-year-old woman discovered by a jogger at Ocean Beach in San Francisco last week has been identified by the medical examiner's office.  

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.

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Although the Los Angeles Angels' season hasn't been particularly good, it has been interesting in a lot of bad ways.   Full Story
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The number of California high school graduates who gained admission to a University of California campus this fall has declined for at least the second year in a row, while more students from other U.   Full Story
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation that strips the word "lynching" from California law.   Full Story
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Five delicious noshes for that picnic basket

Ready to dine al fresco? Picnic cocktails, addictive fried chicken and tasty salads add up to a quintet of delicious treats for your outdoor feast. 
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Did Tiger Woods cheat with Amanda Dufner?

Lindsey Vonn reportedly caught golfer with his competitor’s ex-wife, which is likely why they aren’t dating anymore.