Small fish eaten by bigger species protected on West Coast

Schooling species play key role in food supply for seabirds, mammals 
California condor egg hatches on webcam
A camera placed in the nest of two California condors Monday beamed the hatching of the new chick. 

UC: More Californians admitted this year
After a state audit attacked the University of California for admitting more out-of-state students as it turned away record numbers of Californians, the university on Monday announced freshman admissions offers to Californians rose from last year by nearly 15 percent. 

California water-saving rules to ease, but nobody's off the hook
Californians cut water use 23.9 percent from June to February, compared with the same period in 2013. The question now is how much to ease regulations, now that Northern California has had healthy winter rains 

You don't have to be D'Angelo Russell to find yourself in trouble on social media
With selfies and cellphone video, everyone from teenagers to politicians to pop stars are subject to name-calling, pranks and embarrassing video for thousands -- even millions -- to see. Sometimes they are the ones creating what is seen, and sometimes they are the recipients. 

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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MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook is training its computers to become seeing-eye guides for blind and visually impaired people as they scroll through the pictures posted on the world's largest online social network.   Full Story
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a young man has died and another was injured after a model rocket exploded at a Southern California school.   Full Story
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RENO, Nev. (AP) — Conservationists are suing the Bureau of Land Management to block the construction of fences in northern Nevada they say are intended to appease livestock ranchers at the risk of harming sage grouse and the drought-stricken federal rangeland.   Full Story
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Review: 'Satchmo' goes behind Louis Armstrong's happy facade

The solo show 'Satchmo' by Terry Teachout depicts jazz legend Louis Armstrong reflecting on his bittersweet life and music; it plays at American Conservatory Theater through Feb. 7