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Point Reyes: Lawsuit challenges historic ranching operations at iconic park

Three groups sued the National Park Service, claiming that the cattle are causing erosion, polluting waterways with manure, harming endangered salmon and other species and blocking public access. 
Deputy, civilian pilot killed in Tulare County plane crash
Authorities say a sheriff's deputy and a civilian pilot were killed when a single-engine plane crashed near Springville in Tulare County.  

Obama lands in Mountain View to rake in cash for Democrats
President Barack Obama landed at Moffett Field Wednesday night to attend two Democratic fundraisers Thursday after spending the night in San Jose.
 

California corrections chief aims to change prison culture
California's new corrections chief plans to add training on diversity and leadership for prison employees and to examine what has been effective in other states to change employees' attitudes as he tries to alter a culture that often pits prison guards against inmates and outsiders.  

Parole hearing set for Robert Kennedy killer Sirhan Sirhan
For nearly 50 years, Sirhan Sirhan has been consistent: He says he doesn't remember fatally shooting Sen. Robert F. Kennedy in a crowded kitchen pantry of the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.  

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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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bow-neck blouses aren't just for women anymore. Couture clothing designer Saint Laurent presented the feminine style — in silk, leather and sequins — for both genders at its rock 'n' roll-inspired runway show Wednesday in Los Angeles.   Full Story
 
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles officials have agreed to pay nearly $3.8 million to a former city parks worker who accused a supervisor of discriminating against him because he is white.   Full Story
 
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's Supreme Court justices are being asked to clarify state laws on self-defense and defense of others as they consider whether to revisit their recent reversal of a high-profile murder and conspiracy conviction in a 2011 casino shootout between rival biker gangs.   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