Covered California health-exchange officials say strong enrollment in the state led to a balanced risk pool and competition between health plans.  
 
State regulatory judges will issue a proposal during August or September for the fines and punishments that PG&E should receive in connection with its role in the fatal explosion of a natural gas pipeline in San Bruno nearly four years ago, according to an official notice posted Thursday.  
 
A man was found fatally shot on the lawn of a north Vallejo residence this morning, a police lieutenant said.Residents initially reported hearing gunfire but did not see anything, Lt.  
 
La Potencia t-shirts will be given to 10,000 fans at Oakland A's game on Saturday; they were originally made to honor Yoenis Cespedes' contributions to back-to-back A.L. West titles.  
 
San Jose police say what is believed to be the Bay Area's first police drone will only be used for bomb cases, but critics fear it could be used to spy on residents and gather information without a warrant.  
 
In a huge victory for Gov. Jerry Brown, a panel of appellate court judges Thursday affirmed the state's bullet train funding plan, paving the way for California to sell $8.2 billion in bonds it needs to construct the San Francisco-to-Los Angeles rail line.  
 
Fans at Levi's Stadium can get instant replays, have food delivered to their seats and get point-by-point directions to the nearest bathroom, thanks to an app and high-tech features.  
 
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Following the Senate's refusal to release portions of the legislative calendars of state Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, and state Sen. Ron Calderon, D-Montebello, who have both been indicted on public corruption charges, Bay Area News Group and Los Angeles News Group have sued to get the documents.  
 
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GenZe, an electric-powered scooter maker, moved last month from Palo Alto to south Fremont, where Tesla's factory and other cleantech companies have set up shop.  
 
A man was shot and killed in the 1400 block of Mitchell Street in Oakland on Thursday.  
 
 
This barren, desert prison is where O.J. Simpson lives

Some here call it the 'O.J. House,' the only gated community in a vast stretch of desert rich in gold and silver, pioneer trails and proud, isolated towns north of Reno. 
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Removing a lawn? Check out synthetic turf

Long scoffed at as the bad toupee of the landscaping world, today's high-end fake grass is realistic-looking, kid-friendly, nonflammable, nontoxic, recyclable and low-maintenance. Better yet, hosing it off once a week, which is recommended if you have pets, consumes way less water than a live lawn.