Concern mounting over Prime Healthcare pursuit of Bay Area hospitals

07/25/2014 10:48 PM PDT
A controversial Southern California-based hospital chain that buys financially struggling hospitals has surfaced as a bidder for the beleaguered Daughters of Charity Health System, which operates four Bay Area hospitals that serve the poor. But the overture concerns local hospital employee unions.  
Middle and high school students can vote in mock election
07/25/2014 07:19 PM PDT - Although teens under age 18 can't legally vote in the November election, they can still weigh in on issues and candidates this fall through a statewide 2014 MyVote California Student mock election sponsored by the Secretary of State and Superintendent of Public Instruction. Schools are invited to register in the next three months and report their final schoolwide vote tallies to the Secretary of State's office after the Oct. 28 mock election. 

Concern mounting over Prime Healthcare pursuit of Bay Area hospitals
07/25/2014 07:49 PM PDT - A controversial Southern California-based hospital chain that buys financially struggling hospitals has surfaced as a bidder for the beleaguered Daughters of Charity Health System, which operates four Bay Area hospitals that serve the poor. But the overture concerns local hospital employee unions.  

West Contra Costa school board saves taxpayers $10 million
07/25/2014 04:01 PM PDT - The district on Thursday refinanced at a lower interest rate $77.5 million of general obligation bonds to pay off original bonds approved by voters in 2002 and 2005. By refinancing bonds previously sold at higher interest rates, the West Contra Costa school district expects to save tax payers $10.3 million over the 20-year life of the bonds.  

Illegal immigrants: Obama meets with Central American leaders about border crossers
07/25/2014 02:31 PM PDT - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pressing for action on Friday, President Barack Obama urged Central American presidents and congressional Republicans at home to help ease the influx of minors and migrant families crossing the southwest border of the U. 

Open space tax placed on November Silicon Valley ballot
07/25/2014 02:11 PM PDT - The Santa Clara County Open Space Authority will ask voters in November to consider a $24 annual parcel tax to build trails and buy parks and wildlife habitat. The measure needs a two-thirds majority to pass. 

Leland Yee: New racketeering count against California state senator adds to gravity of case
07/25/2014 09:48 PM PDT - A federal grand jury has added a racketeering charge --typically reserved for mob bosses -- to the accusations against state Sen. Leland Yee, already accused of corruption and conspiring to buy and sell weapons. 

Bring back the firing squad, influential California judge says
07/25/2014 06:26 AM PDT - SAN FRANCISCO -- An influential federal appeals court judge said Thursday that the nation's third lethal injection execution to go awry in six months underscores his call to bring back firing squads. 

High-speed rail Pacheco Pass route upheld by appeals court
07/25/2014 06:25 AM PDT - SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- A state appeals court on Thursday upheld a proposed route for California's high-speed rail line connecting the San Francisco Bay Area to the Central Valley. 

Daniel Borenstein: Don't blame John Pérez for the state's abhorrent recount rules
07/25/2014 06:10 AM PDT - Former California Assembly Speaker John Pérez deserved a full review of the balloting in the race for state controller. But, despite witnessing the infamous Bush v. Gore recount debacle in Florida 14 years ago, California secretaries of state and lawmakers haven't fixed this state's ridiculous system. Here's what should be done. 

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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'Sharknado 2': Will 'The Second One' have the same bite?

The promotional hubub preceding the sequel, to air July 30, stands in stark contrast to the distinct lack of hype that accompanied the original. By director Anthony C. Ferrante hopes for another social media tidal wave.