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  1. Meet 3 chefs who help define Pasadenaa s restaurant sceneRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Pasadena Star-News

    Is it possible to know where you are just from the plate of food on the table? For many here in Southern California, dining is a destination. Food writer Merrill Shindler gives us a glimpse of the chefs who have helped define Pasadena dining.

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  2. Northern California looks to beat past DecembersRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Pasadena Star-News

    There's no way of predicting if Mother Nature will continue to shower the Bay Area when we turn the calendar to 2015, but this month is shaping up to be one of the wettest Decembers in decades - at least in some parts of the region. On Monday as of 5 p.m., San Jose received 0.59 inches of rain, making it the city's rainiest December in almost 60 years.

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  3. How can getting around Los Angeles get easier?Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 14 | Pasadena Star-News

    LOS ANGELES >> Seleta Reynolds fondly remembered some outside-the-box transportation ideas from the creative minds of San Francisco designers: A roller coaster from North Beach to Coit Tower. A zip line stretching across San Francisco Bay.

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  4. Mt. San Antonio College wins fourth CCCAA football title with 27-17 win over San FranciscoRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 13 | Pasadena Star-News

    Mt. Sac celebrates after defeating San Francisco 27-17 during a CCCAA State football championship game in Hilmer Lodge Stadium on the campus of Mount San Antonio College in Walnut, Calif., Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014. WALNUT >> Two months, the thought of the Mt.

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  5. Mt. San Antonio College hosts City College of San Francisco for CCCAA football titleRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | Pasadena Star-News

    Mt. San Antonio College and City College of Francisco have fielded the dominant junior college football programs in California over the past two decades, and one will get to add to its winning tradition on Saturday. The host Mounties and Rams face each other for the California Community College Athletic Association championship at 1 p.m. at Mt.

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  6. Powerful storm begins to pound Northern CaliforniaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | Pasadena Star-News

    SAN FRANCISCO >> A storm expected to be one of the windiest and rainiest in five years pushed across parts of Northern California early Thursday after schools canceled classes and residents stocked up on supplies. Moderate rain and gusty winds hit the area north of San Francisco, with heavier rain expected in the coming hours across the region, the National Weather Service said.

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  7. Berkeley protesters march for 4th straight nightRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | Pasadena Star-News

    BERKELEY >> Hundreds of protesters angered at the killing of unarmed black men by white police officers marched through downtown Berkeley streets for a fourth straight night, briefly blocking traffic on a highway and delaying metro and train services. Organizers of a protest planned for Wednesday morning in Oakland said they expect hundreds of white people to come out and help shut down a federal building.

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  8. Grim-faced Feinstein lays out CIA report to SenateRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 9 | Pasadena Star-News

    WASHINGTON >> Sen. Dianne Feinstein stood grim-faced, moving through the stark reality of a CIA program she called a “stain on our values and on our history.” Presenting her hotly contested report into CIA torture, the outgoing Senate Intelligence Committee chairman sought to lay out her case in the same methodical manner she said guided five years of investigation. Keeping her emotions in check, she avoided invoking her personal dispute with the CIA's director over the agency's monitoring of her investigators.

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  9. Uber sued by California prosecutors, Lyft settlesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 9 | Pasadena Star-News

    SAN FRANCISCO >> California prosecutors sued Uber on Tuesday over the ridesharing company's background checks and other allegations, adding to the popular startup's worldwide legal woes. San Francisco County District Attorney George Gascon also announced that Uber competitor Lyft agreed to pay $500,000 and change some of its business practices to settle its own lawsuit.

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  10. Study: California drought the worst in 1,200 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 7 | Pasadena Star-News

    The last three years of drought were the most severe that California has experienced in at least 1,200 years, according to a new scientific study published Thursday. The study provides the state with breathtaking new historical context for its low reservoirs and sinking water tables, even as California celebrated its first good soaking of the season.

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  11. Los Angeles fast-food workers rally for $15 per hourRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 4 | Pasadena Star-News

    Protestors march along West 1st St. as the head for Los Angeles City Hall, Thursday, December 4, 2014. Fast-food workers and their supporters staged rallies in Los Angeles and across the country Thursday in a continuing campaign for a $15-an-hour wage and the right to unionize.

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  12. Los Angeles fast-food workers to rally for $15 per hour payRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 4 | Pasadena Star-News

    Fast-food workers and their supporters will stage rallies in Los Angeles and across the country today in a continuing campaign for a $15 an hour wage and the right to unionize. Protesters have argued at previous demonstrations that workers earn an average of $9 an hour and struggle to make ends meet.

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  13. Despite drought, Californians failing to conserve enough waterRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 2 | Pasadena Star-News

    California is in one of the worst droughts in its history, yet the state's residents are going backward when it comes to water conservation. Troubling new numbers out Tuesday show that in October the state reduced urban water use by just 6.7 percent compared with the same month the year before.

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  14. San Francisco protest over Ferguson leaves 2 officers injuredRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 28 | Pasadena Star-News

    Bay Area Rapid Transit police officers take away a protester at the West Oakland BART station in Oakland, Calif. on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014.

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  15. First of 3 storms soaking Northern CaliforniaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | Pasadena Star-News

    The first storm brought as much as a half-inch of rain by midday north of San Francisco, and one-tenth of an inch in San Jose, said forecaster Steve Anderson of the National Weather Service. Farm bureau executive director Tim Tesconi was watching heavy rain fall outside his office window in Santa Rosa, and feeling good about it.

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  16. UC Board of Regents to meet Wednesday to consider tuition hikeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | Pasadena Star-News

    Students at UCLA and other UC campuses across the state will have their eyes on San Francisco today, where the university system's Board of Regents is scheduled to begin considering a proposal to hike tuition by 5 percent a year over the next five years. “UCLA Law is a proud public institution, but when tuition becomes prohibitively expensive, students are priced out of an education and it disproportionately impacts low-income families and students of color,” student Eean Boles said.

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  17. University of California tuition-hike debate reveals struggle over autonomyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 18 | Pasadena Star-News

    A growing rift between the University of California and Gov. Brown over tuition increases has exposed a broader struggle over who controls the powerhouse university system and who should pay for it. Beneath the important tuition-hike debate set to play out at Wednesday's UC Regents meeting in San Francisco is a palpable tension between state government and a public university that historically has operated with relative autonomy and which has grown increasingly reliant on tuition and other private funding, rather than state subsidies, to pay its bills.

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  18. Drought brings hard times to coastal CaliforniaRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 16, 2014 | Pasadena Star-News

    HALF MOON BAY >> California's chronic drought is causing hardships on the coast south of San Francisco for property owners who ordinarily get their water from creeks and wells that have gone dry after four years of scant rainfall. Residents and farmers within an hour's drive of Silicon Valley are going without showers, leaving their land fallow and renting property elsewhere for their livestock to graze, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Sunday .

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  19. Janet Napolitano defends UC tuition planRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2014 | Pasadena Star-News

    University of California President Janet Napolitano is sticking by a proposal to raise tuition by up to 5 percent in each of the next five years despite the poor reception the plan has already received from Gov. Jerry Brown, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins.

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  20. Election 2014: Incumbent Kamala Harris wins second term as California attorney generalRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2014 | Pasadena Star-News

    LOS ANGELES >> Democratic Attorney General Kamala Harris snapped up a second term as California's top attorney Tuesday after a lopsided race against a little-known Republican challenger. Harris, a former San Francisco district attorney, defeated self-described political novice Ron Gold with 55 percent of the vote with more than 3.9 million votes counted.

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