San Jose to consider closing a golf course amid financial losses

10/08/2015 02:00 PM PDT
Most of the city's publicly-owned golf courses are operating in the red and taking a $2 million bite out San Jose's general fund each year, a recent city audit found, prompting city leaders to consider closing a golf course and reusing the land. 
Prop 47 frequently asked questions
10/08/2015 01:03 PM PDT - Prepared by the Contra Costa Office of the Public DefenderQ: What is Proposition 47?A: On Nov. 2, 2014, the voters of California passed Proposition 47, a law that reduces some felonies to misdemeanors. 

Alameda County wins grant to staff public defenders at court arraignments
10/08/2015 02:09 PM PDT - The $400,000, two-year grant will allow low-income defendants a chance to speak to attorney at first court date  

Wrong drug's use in Oklahoma execution prompts concerns from governor
10/08/2015 12:40 PM PDT - Gov. Mary Fallin agreed Thursday that all executions in Oklahoma should be delayed after a newspaper revealed that the wrong drug was used to stop an inmate's heart in January. Authorities didn't acknowledge the mistake until The Oklahoman obtained the autopsy report.  

Gov. Brown signs bill: No bike or pedestrians tolls on Golden Gate Bridge
10/08/2015 11:30 AM PDT - Gov. Brown signed a bill Wednesday that will prevent tolls from being charged to pedestrians and bicyclists on the Golden Gate Bridge and other state bridges for the next five years.  

Richmond: Prop 47 and immigration forum Saturday
10/08/2015 11:09 AM PDT - Law that reduces felonies to misdemeanors will be discussed 

Kevin McCarthy withdraws House speaker candidacy
10/08/2015 09:54 AM PDT - WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a stunning move, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Thursday withdrew his candidacy for speaker of the U.S. House. GOP lawmakers said McCarthy told colleagues at the start of a closed meeting that he was not the right person for the job. 

California exit exam abolished, diplomas to be awarded
10/08/2015 10:29 AM PDT - Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill to award diplomas retroactively to thousands of young people who failed the California High School Exit Exam in the past decade. 

California governor signs aggressive climate change bill
10/08/2015 08:10 AM PDT - Measure aims to greatly increase use of renewables 

Burlingame: High-speed rail officials discuss San Francisco-San Jose corridor
10/08/2015 08:06 AM PDT - More than 100 people filled an auditorium in the Burlingame Recreation Center to hear an update on the California High-Speed Rail Authority's plans for running bullet trains on a 51-mile segment of track between San Francisco and San Jose. 

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High-flying Santa Cruz Mountain adventures

You'll zip down ziplines and traverse Indiana Jones-worthy suspension bridges in the Santa Cruz Mountains during this family-friendly redwood canopy tour. 
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John Stamos reportedly took date rape drug

The “Grandfathered” and “Full House” actor is accused on being on GHB when arrested in June, he claims he was using the drug to "lean out body mass."