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As California's drought continues, despite some welcome rain, and rumors of further water restrictions keep swirling, thirsty green lawns are becoming less attractive to home owners, businesses and institutions alike.
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President Barack Obama embraced Lyndon B. Johnson's civil rights legacy Thursday in a speech that credited the former president with helping to open the doors to equality for countless Americans, including those who are LGBT.
Workplace safety officials fined a San Francisco Bay Area commuter rail line $210,000 on Thursday over the deaths of two of its workers on tracks.
Capping six months of open enrollment under the new federal health care law, more than 3 million Californians signed up for a private health insurance or Medi-Cal plan by final deadline Tuesday, state health exchange and Medi-Cal officials announced Thursday morning.
A late surge of sign-ups pushed California's health insurance exchange beyond the original enrollment projections of the Obama administration.
When you're faced with two different thorny problems, sometimes the best way to make progress is by combining them.
Saying the state's budget surplus should be used to pay down debt, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday called a special session of the Legislature to make changes to a rainy-day fund measure on the November ballot.
The light touch of a paint roller is enough to dislodge a chunk of plaster from the crumbling walls of Hinchliffe Stadium.
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Nearly nine out of 10 Californians say the state is suffering from a "serious water shortage," according to a new poll that confirms widespread concern over the lack of rain, diminished Sierra snowpack and low reservoir levels after three years of drought.
A San Mateo native who for years worked for her hometown transit service in San Mateo County was the bus driver killed Thursday in the horrific crash in Orland that claimed 10 lives.
The center's manager, Cathy Martin-Silvey, found the dead birds in the pond behind the welcome center when she arrived at work Tuesday morning.
Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow, a central figure in a sweeping San Francisco organized crime and public corruption case, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to money laundering and other charges related to the investigation.
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The former greeting card executive is trying to turn the Orange County Register into a media giant in southern California, largely driven by paper and ink.
It's not just tax day. Tuesday also is the two-week extension deadline to sign up for health coverage through California's insurance exchange.