Got questions about Ebola? Now there's a California hotline to help

10/23/2014 10:42 AM PDT
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) said Wednesday it established an Ebola hotline and call center to respond to inquiries related to the disease.  
Sex.com founder spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in bid for Santa Clara water district seat
10/23/2014 06:17 AM PDT - Entrepreneur Gary Kremen is breaking the bank in an attempt to win a seat on the Santa Clara Valley Water District. But why? 

Proposition 45 is headed toward defeat, new PPIC poll shows
10/23/2014 06:18 AM PDT - With Election Day less than two weeks away, a once-popular ballot measure that would allow the state's insurance commissioner to reject rate hikes proposed by health insurers appears to be headed toward defeat, a new poll shows 

Magic Johnson ready to assist Silicon Valley in diversity
10/23/2014 06:19 AM PDT - Retired Los Angeles Laker Magic Johnson became famous for dishing out assists to his teammates during his Hall of Fame basketball career. Now, as an entrepreneur focused on minority markets, he says he is ready to help Silicon Valley hire more blacks and Latinos to diversify the technology industry's largely white and Asian workforce. 

Magic Johnson ready to assist tech in diversity
10/22/2014 04:11 PM PDT - Retired Los Angeles Laker Magic Johnson became famous for dishing out assists to his teammates during his Hall of Fame basketball career. Now, as an entrepreneur focused on minority markets, he says he is ready to help Silicon Valley hire more blacks and Latinos to diversify the technology industry's largely white and Asian workforce. 

Group seeks signatures for referendum to repeal California's plastic bag ban
10/22/2014 12:50 PM PDT - The plastic bag industry has contracted with the American Progressive Bag Alliance to gather enough signatures for a referendum on the November 2016 ballot to repeal Senate Bill 270 that was signed into law by the governor in September and will begin July 1, 2015, making it the first state in the nation to have such a ban. 

'Django' actress Daniele Watts charged with lewd conduct
10/22/2014 09:24 AM PDT - LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Actress Daniele Watts, who suggested she was detained by police because of racial profiling after she was found in a parked car with her boyfriend, was charged Tuesday with lewd conduct. 

NCAA antitrust case: Athletes' lawyers seek $50 million in fees for win
10/22/2014 01:33 PM PDT - Lawyers for former college athletes who won big antitrust case against NCAA over amateurism rules seek about $50 million in legal costs for five-year courtroom battle 

San Jose: Hundreds pay respects to fallen CalFire pilot
10/22/2014 06:11 AM PDT - Decked out in sparkling dress uniforms, hundreds of firefighters, park rangers and fellow pilots came to pay their final respects Tuesday for a CalFire pilot killed while battling blazes in Yosemite National Park. 

Governor Jerry Brown meets with nurses over Ebola concerns
10/21/2014 06:24 PM PDT - Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday said California will address the concerns and worries of nurses who say the hospitals where they work are ill-prepared for a potential case of the deadly Ebola virus. 

Mother of slain Bell Gardens mayor sues his wife
10/21/2014 11:46 AM PDT - The mother of slain Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo has sued his wife for wrongful death, saying she shot him 'with malice and in cold blood.'  

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor visits San Jose State
10/21/2014 05:59 AM PDT - Lured by professor inspired by her life story, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor spent Monday on San Jose State campus, meeting with students and recounting her rise to nation's high court 

Yosemite entrance fee could rise by 50 percent
10/20/2014 05:03 PM PDT - The Obama administration proposes increasing Yosemite National Park's entrance fee from $20 to $30 per car, as part of a wider increase at 130 parks nationwide. 

California drought: Gov. Jerry Brown touts water bond measure at Stanford summit
10/20/2014 04:10 PM PDT - STANFORD -- Gov. Jerry Brown pitched his plan Monday for a water bond and a rainy-day fund at a Stanford University water conference. 

National Weather service warns of large waves, rip currents for Bay Area coastal areas
10/20/2014 07:51 AM PDT - The National Weather Service has issued a Beach Hazards Statement in effect today for parts of the coastal Bay Area including San Francisco, Sonoma and southern Monterey counties.  

Young Latino voters target of Silicon Valley 'power summit'
10/20/2014 11:36 AM PDT - With a touch of Hollywood and politics, Voto Latino group pushes for greater voter turnout among younger Latinos as mid-term elections loom 

Fracking ban on the ballot in tiny San Benito County has big statewide implications
10/19/2014 06:49 PM PDT - SAN JUAN BAUTISTA -- When President Ronald Reagan was pushing for offshore oil drilling on the edges of Monterey Bay in the mid-1980s, Santa Cruz voters fought back, approving a ballot measure that banned construction of all storage tanks, pipelines and other oil equipment in the city. 

Northern California sheriff's sergeant charged with sexual battery while on duty
10/19/2014 10:15 AM PDT - A Northern California sheriff's sergeant is accused of sexual battery against two women while on duty.  

Cat found with belt around neck in Northern California
10/19/2014 09:00 AM PDT - A Northern California family is mourning the death of its cat, which was found hanging from a picket fence with a belt around its neck.  

Jerry Brown's investments belie monastic image
10/19/2014 08:25 PM PDT - Jerry Brown has cultivated an almost monastic image, famously sleeping on a mattress on the floor during his first go-round as governor and flying for peanuts on Southwest during his current term. But in recent years Brown has quietly built a small fortune in real estate and stock holdings, in part by going into business with prominent Oakland developers whom he once regulated as that city's mayor.
 

Political Blotter: Drama in East Bay Assembly races
10/18/2014 05:18 PM PDT - Endorsements and outside spending raise hackles in the 15th and 16th Assembly District races; also, Nancy Pelosi lays a bet on the Giants to win the World Series. 

New anti-Prop. 45 TV ad misleads viewers
10/19/2014 06:42 AM PDT - Proposition 45 would allow California's elected insurance commissioner to regulate health plan rates for 6 million Californians with individual policies or who get their insurance as employees of small businesses. 

Lake Tahoe level at 5-year low; no Truckee River flows
10/18/2014 10:19 AM PDT - Lingering drought has helped push Lake Tahoe's water level below its natural rim for the first time in five years, cutting off flows into the Truckee River, which has been reduced to a shallow stream as it meanders down the Sierra through Reno.  

Neel Kashkari adds another $1 million of own money to campaign for California governor
10/18/2014 10:16 AM PDT - Former U.S. Treasury official Neel Kashkari is contributing another $1 million of his own money to his campaign for California governor.  

Sikh massacre in India is issue in Northern California congressional race
10/18/2014 10:11 AM PDT - Anger stemming from a 30-year-old religious clash in India that left thousands dead has crept into one of the closest and most expensive congressional races in the country.  

California watches and waits as Senate's fate is decided
10/17/2014 06:34 PM PDT - Californians won't have any say about which party wins this year's biggest political prize -- the reins of the U.S. Senate -- but that doesn't mean the Golden State has nothing at stake. 

'Easy Rider' chopper at auction might be phony
10/17/2014 02:09 PM PDT - The customized Captain America chopper Peter Fonda rode in 'Easy Rider' is up for auction this weekend in California. Or is it?
 

Most of Northern California man's body eaten by black bear
10/18/2014 06:30 AM PDT - Authorities say a wild black bear ate most of a Northern California man who likely died earlier of a heart attack.  

Enterovirus-D68 cases in Santa Clara County jump to five
10/17/2014 06:16 AM PDT - Santa Clara County health department officials on Thursday confirmed four more county residents have been diagnosed with enterovirus-D68, bringing the total number of cases to five. 

Regulator recuses himself amid PG&E emails probe, San Bruno mayor calls for resignation
10/16/2014 11:54 AM PDT - A California Public Utilities Commission member who was involved in secret email exchanges with the state's largest utility said Wednesday he is recusing himself from several matters related to the company.  

'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" star Mama June dating convicted child molester

In news that could mean the end of the reality TV show; it’s been reported that “Mama June” Shannon has rekindled her romance with Mark McDaniel, who spent 10 years in prison for allegedly molesting a 8-year-old girl who was a relative of Mama June’s.