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57 min ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer
A California teacher who was arrested two months ago for hoarding more than 400 snakes in his Orange County home has been charged with felony animal abuse.
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5 hrs ago | ConWebBlog
How does classifying most consensual sex as rape help rape victims? As a lawyer who has handled rape and sexual harassment cases, I have no idea, but this radical result is what some want to happen in California.
9 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee
California's Department of Toxic Substances Control wants manufacturers that make goods containing these chemicals to find alternative ingredients.
13 hrs ago | Common Dreams
As a Californian, I have not gotten too much sympathy from friends and family about our rotten weather this winter.
In this photo taken Friday March 7, 2014, Eric Henry gases up his car in Sacramento, Calif.
With less than three weeks left before open enrollment ends under the new federal health care law, more than three million Californians have signed up for health coverage since Oct. 1, according to officials with the state's insurance exchange.
The winter of 2013-14 was a tale of two extremes, bringing intense cold and heavy snow in the north-central USA and record-breaking warmth and drought in the West, especially California.
Trauma centers specialize in the care of severely injured patients. Over the last two decades, about one-third of the 1,125 trauma centers across the nation have closed, according to the University of California, San Francisco researchers.
Arnold Schwarzenegger has invited fans to fly to Los Angeles to ride in a tank and "crush things" with him.
California Gun Rights petition author and coordinator Tony Andrade and volunteer gather signatures for state constitutional initiative to ensure the right to keep and bear firearms.
A California board has approved parole for former Charles Manson follower Bruce Davis, but Gov. Jerry Brown - who vetoed parole for Davis just last year - can stop his release.
Davis was sent to prison on April 21, 1972, for the 1969 first-degree murders of musician Gary Hinman and stuntman Donald "Shorty" Shea.
Our recent series on council pay and compensation by reporter Katie Nelson was an eye-opener.
President Barack Obama, walks and chats with Joe De Bosque, second from right, and his wife Maria Gloria De Bosque, far right, while California governor Jerry Brown walks at the far left, addressing drought issues on the couple's farmland south of Los Banos, Calif.
Republican David Jolly defeated Democrat Alex Sink on Tuesday in a Tampa-area House district where President Barack Obama's health care overhaul got its first test ahead of November's midterm elections and... Republican David Jolly defeated Democrat Alex Sink on Tuesday in a Tampa-area House district where President Barack Obama's health care ... (more)
It's hard to explain why a majority of area residents buying health insurance through Covered California chose the Anthem plan when the plan does not cover doctors with the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, the largest medical group in Santa Cruz County with 175 full-time physicians.