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  • College to pay writer $26,000 for rescinded invite
    A California community college has agreed to pay Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black $26,000 not to sue after the school rescinded an invitation to speak at commencement.
    - 15 Oct 14, 2:25pm -
  • UCLA study offers hope on emergency room crowding
    A new study by the University of California, Los Angeles finds emergency room visits among the state's newly insured poor are high, but decline quickly after a year.
    - 15 Oct 14, 2:06pm -
  • Amid Ebola fear, West Africans in US try to help

    Amid Ebola fear, West Africans in US try to help

    When a friend called Togar Johnson from a bus stop last month to ask for a lift, Johnson made what he considered a difficult but prudent decision: He said no.Sierra Leone immigrant Gombie Musa-Tonyayia looks down during an interview with The As…
    - 15 Oct 14, 1:58pm -
  • Kidnap gang's co-leader gets 9 life terms

    Kidnap gang's co-leader gets 9 life terms

    The co-leader of a violent Mexican drug gang convicted of several murders was sentenced in San Diego County to nine life terms of life in prison without the possibility of parole.FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2009, file photo, Juan Francisco Estrada-…
    - 15 Oct 14, 1:17pm -
  • Transient arrested in attack on California girl
    A 50-year-old transient has been arrested on suspicion of kidnapping a 12-year-old girl from the front yard of her Central California home and then sexually assaulting her.
    - 15 Oct 14, 12:37pm -
  • California man pleads guilty in hash-oil explosion
    A California man who was using butane to make hash oil from marijuana, causing an explosion that badly burned himself and a Hamilton teenager, has pleaded guilty to felony drug charges.
    - 15 Oct 14, 12:37pm -
  • Rough-and-tumble dogs top people on knee surgery

    Rough-and-tumble dogs top people on knee surgery

    Dashing after a ball or tumbling off a couch make dogs up to 10 times as likely to get surgery on a key knee ligament that is similar to the one athletes often injure.In this June 11, 2014, photo provided by the Mader family, Brenda Mader, who…
    - 15 Oct 14, 12:22pm -
  • Lawsuit claims discrimination by W.Va. contractor
    Five African-American former employees of a West Virginia gas pipeline contractor sued the company Tuesday, claiming they are victims of racial discrimination.
    - 15 Oct 14, 11:47am -
  • Milestone reached in Hetch Hetchy water upgrade
    San Francisco has taken a big step toward securing its water supply with the completion of a $288 million tunnel below San Francisco Bay.
    - 15 Oct 14, 11:42am -
  • Facebook, Apple pay for egg freezing, sperm donors

    Facebook, Apple pay for egg freezing, sperm donors

    Free lunches, dry cleaning, massages — frozen eggs?FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2012 file photo, a Facebook worker waits for friends to arrive outside of Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook and Apple, long known for cushy perks su…
    - 15 Oct 14, 10:52am -

San Diego Union Tribune

  • newPrep scoreboard: Oct. 17 results

    Prep scoreboard: Oct. 17 results

    FOOTBALL Friday’s scores Next week’s schedule Standings Player stats Media team rankings MaxPreps team rankings GIRLS VOLLEYBALL Avocado East League San Marcos def. Vista, 25-15, 15-25, 25-15, 25-20. Kills: Bozicevich (SM) 16, E. Alden (SM) 10;…
    - 4 hours ago, 18 Oct 17, 1:35am -
  • newMan killed in crash on state Route 94 in Lemon Grove

    Man killed in crash on state Route 94 in Lemon Grove

    A man died in a crash involving a tow truck and another vehicle on a state Route 94 off-ramp in Lemon Grove Tuesday evening, authorities said. The collision occurred just before 6 p.m. on the Lemon Grove Avenue off-ramp from westbound SR-94, the CHP…
    - 4 hours ago, 18 Oct 17, 1:25am -
  • newBroken water main shuts down Mission Gorge Road

    Broken water main shuts down Mission Gorge Road

    A ruptured recycled water main flooded a stretch of Mission Gorge Road in Santee Tuesday evening, forcing officials to block off traffic in both directions into the night. The busy road was closed between Fanita Drive and Carlton Hills Boulevard afte…
    - 6 hours ago, 17 Oct 17, 11:20pm -
  • newAztecs notebook: Rocky Long won't attach extra significance to Fresno State game

    Aztecs notebook: Rocky Long won't attach extra significance to Fresno State game

    San Diego State head coach Rocky Long is downplaying the significance of this week’s Mountain West game against Fresno State, even if it is homecoming and The Old Oil Can trophy is at stake. “I think, personally, I made a mistake about the way I…
    - 8 hours ago, 17 Oct 17, 9:45pm -
  • newTelevangelist's proposal for religious retreat in Mission Valley wins approval

    Televangelist's proposal for religious retreat in Mission Valley wins approval

    Six years after purchasing an aging Mission Valley hotel, longtime San Diego televangelist Morris Cerullo won approval Tuesday from the City Council to transform the site into a $160 million religious-themed resort and conference center, complete wit…
    - 8 hours ago, 17 Oct 17, 9:40pm -
  • newSuperintendent: San Diego Unified strong but must keep fighting for education

    Superintendent: San Diego Unified strong but must keep fighting for education

    In an annual address that looked back on some of the achievements of the past few years and recognized the work of teachers, principals, parents and students, San Diego Unified Superintendent Cindy Marten said Tuesday that the state of the district i…
    - 8 hours ago, 17 Oct 17, 9:25pm -
  • newChargers linemen from same high school make former coach proud

    Chargers linemen from same high school make former coach proud

    Jeff Obradovich wears his favorite jersey Sundays as he goes to local bars in south suburban Chicago to watch football, the sport he loves to coach. The 47-year-old will slide up to the bar to order drinks — a craft beer for him and a white wine or…
    - 8 hours ago, 17 Oct 17, 9:10pm -
  • newSuspect arrested in stabbing that left man dead outside Mission Valley hotel

    Suspect arrested in stabbing that left man dead outside Mission Valley hotel

    A 30-year-old man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of stabbing another man to death in front of a Mission Valley hotel last year, San Diego police said. Calvin DeVaughn Hobby was tracked down in Rochester, N.Y., and taken into custody by the U.S. Ma…
    - 8 hours ago, 17 Oct 17, 9:00pm -
  • newPala Casino breaks ground on $170M expansion, new hotel

    Pala Casino breaks ground on $170M expansion, new hotel

    Pala Casino Resort & Spa, which ushered in the era of luxury Las Vegas-style hotels in San Diego, will break ground today on a $170-million expansion and extensive remodel. A 10 a.m. ceremony will kick off the demolition of the current swimming pool,…
    - 8 hours ago, 17 Oct 17, 9:00pm -
  • newIn rare move judge reverses jury verdict, rules county violated family's rights

    In rare move judge reverses jury verdict, rules county violated family's rights

    In a rare move, a San Diego federal judge reversed a jury verdict that had cleared county social workers of fault for their conduct in an investigation into child abuse allegations against a family. U.S. District Court Judge Roger Benitez also conclu…
    - 9 hours ago, 17 Oct 17, 8:50pm -

L.A. Times: California Politics

  • newFrom the Archives: Meet Buster, the rooster who can skate

    From the Archives: Meet Buster, the rooster who can skate

    These two photos appeared in the San Gabriel Valley Section of the Los Angeles Times on Aug. 17, 1952. The right image was moved on wires and published in newspapers around the world. Years later, Wiener wrote about Buster: Because of an incident tha…
    - 1 hour ago, 18 Oct 17, 4:00am -
  • newResidents advised to close windows after fire erupts at Chevron oil refinery in El Segundo

    Residents advised to close windows after fire erupts at Chevron oil refinery in El Segundo

    A fire erupted late Tuesday at the Chevron El Segundo Refinery, blowing plumes of black smoke toward residential neighborhoods. El Segundo police advised nearby residents to close their windows as firefighters battle the blaze on the west side of the…
    - 2 hours ago, 18 Oct 17, 2:55am -
  • newDodgers' bulletproof bullpen finally allows hits

    Dodgers' bulletproof bullpen finally allows hits

    Alex Avila, a backup catcher, succeeded Tuesday where 31 consecutive Cubs had failed. He got a hit off a Dodgers relief pitcher. Dodger relievers had retired 29 out of the 31 batters they faced in the National League Championship Series before Avila…
    - 3 hours ago, 18 Oct 17, 2:45am -
  • newOld hand Andre Ethier gets first start, and doesn't waste opportunity

    Old hand Andre Ethier gets first start, and doesn't waste opportunity

    Andre Ethier waited six months for this, seven months, really, if you count the end of spring training. The monotonous therapy sessions, the periods of despondence and frustration, Ethier endured in the unlikely chance he could live the night he live…
    - 3 hours ago, 18 Oct 17, 2:45am -
  • newWounded casino security guard vanishes from Las Vegas — and surfaces on the set of 'Ellen'

    Wounded casino security guard vanishes from Las Vegas — and surfaces on the set of 'Ellen'

    The mystery is over: Las Vegas security guard Jesus Campos has been found. On the set of “Ellen.” On Wednesday, Ellen DeGeneres’ television talk show is expected to broadcast the much-anticipated first interview with the Mandalay Bay Resort and…
    - 3 hours ago, 18 Oct 17, 2:40am -
  • newDodgers aren’t showing any shortcomings even without Corey Seager

    Dodgers aren’t showing any shortcomings even without Corey Seager

    Corey who? On the morning of the opener of the National League Championship Series, the Dodgers announced that All-Star shortstop Corey Seager would not play because of injury. Cubs pitcher Jon Lester likened the impact on the Dodgers to how the Cubs…
    - 3 hours ago, 18 Oct 17, 2:35am -
  • newFor the Record

    For the Record

    Cadiz pipeline: In the Oct. 17 California section, an article about the federal government allowing Cadiz Inc. to use a railroad right-of-way for its water pipeline said the company had lobbied the Interior Department to rescind a 2011 legal opinion.…
    - 3 hours ago, 18 Oct 17, 2:20am -
  • newIt hasn’t felt this real for Dodgers in 29 seasons

    It hasn’t felt this real for Dodgers in 29 seasons

    The Dodgers are so close to the World Series, you can hear it coming. It crept up with the clank of Chris Taylor’s home run off a center-field roof. It slipped nearer with the bang of Andre Ethier’s home run off a right-field scoreboard. Then, fi…
    - 3 hours ago, 18 Oct 17, 2:15am -
  • newFugitive suspected in 2002 kidnapping and slaying of teen is found dead in Mexico

    Fugitive suspected in 2002 kidnapping and slaying of teen is found dead in Mexico

    A fugitive suspected in the 2002 kidnapping and slaying of a 15-year-old girl on her way to school in Montebello was killed in Mexico, investigators announced Tuesday. George Barraza, who fled to Mexico after the gang payback killing of Brenda Sierra…
    - 3 hours ago, 18 Oct 17, 2:05am -
  • newDodgers one win away from first World Series since 1988

    Dodgers one win away from first World Series since 1988

    When his eyes registered the location of the last pitch, Yu Darvish stepped outside the batter’s box. He stared at the umpire to be sure. It was a fastball from Cubs reliever Carl Edwards Jr. like the three pitches before it, and it was not a strik…
    - 3 hours ago, 18 Oct 17, 2:00am -

The Economist: California

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The Guardian: California News

  • newWeatherwatch: fires in California and snow in Denver are linked events
    Research shows human activity has raised the probability of hot, dry winds putting California increasingly at risk of wildfiresIt’s been a dreadful couple of weeks for California. Raging wildfires have consumed more than 87,000 hectares (217,000 ac…
    - 13 hours ago, 17 Oct 17, 4:30pm -
  • California wildfire death toll hits 41 as survivors face long road to recovery
    With 213,000 acres burned and 5,700 structures destroyed, the future is uncertain for people like Diego Pacheco, whose life savings went up in smokeDiego Pacheco escaped a nightmare in the early hours of 9 October, when a raging inferno swept through…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Oct 17, 5:48pm -
  • Firefighters 'turn a corner' but deadly California wildfires continue
    40 confirmed dead and at least 5,700 homes and businesses destroyedNapa County supervisor says ‘the day we dreamed of has arrived’With winds dying down, fire officials said on Sunday they had apparently “turned a corner” against wildfires tha…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Oct 17, 6:03pm -
  • Tesla Motors fires hundreds of workers after performance reviews
    Maker of electric cars under pressure to deliver Model 3 sedan Employees tell newspaper as many as 700 have lost jobsTesla Motors fired hundreds of workers after completing its annual performance reviews this week, even though the electric automaker…
    - 3 days ago, 15 Oct 17, 1:32pm -
  • California wildfires: moment family's dog is found alive in ruins of home – video
    Jack Weaver and his brother-in-law Patrick Widen walked around police barricades, through a creek and up treacherous hilly roads to film the devastation caused by the wildfires in Santa Rosa, California. Weaver's mother, Katherine, was convinced the…
    - 3 days ago, 15 Oct 17, 12:06pm -
  • California wildfires jeopardize family-run vineyards
    As fires ravage premiere wine country – Napa and Sonoma – they threaten 100,000 acres of vineyards, many of them key employers of immigrant laborWill Bucklin always had “a pretty good vision of armageddon”. The owner of Old Hill Ranch in Sono…
    - 3 days ago, 15 Oct 17, 7:32am -
  • California wildfire death toll rises to 40 amid cluster of blazes 100 miles wide
    100,000 evacuated and 5,700 homes and businesses destroyedwildfires race toward wineries and historic town of SonomaThree more deaths have been confirmed in the wildfires burning in northern California wine country, which were already the deadliest s…
    - 3 days ago, 15 Oct 17, 12:49am -
  • Bodycam footage shows woman's rescue from California wildfire - video
    Bodycam footage from a Sonoma County police officer shows the rescue of a woman in Santa Rosa. Thirty-five fatalities have been recorded so far, making it the deadliest week in California wildfire history. The death toll could rise further as search-…
    - 4 days ago, 14 Oct 17, 10:50am -
  • 'Just ash and bones': California wildfire survivors mourn loved ones
    George Powell, 74, lost his wife of 33 years; the Shepherd family lost their teenage son. They were among dozens of deaths in the state’s deadliest week of wildfiresLynne Anderson Powell had a 15-minute head start on her husband, George, when the c…
    - 4 days ago, 13 Oct 17, 6:12pm -
  • California fires: deadliest week in history kills 32 as blaze rages on
    Reports of hundreds missing after fourth day of devastation, as historic wildfires reduce homes and bodies to ‘ash and bones’Northern California’s wildfires have now killed 32 people, making this the deadliest week of wildfires in state history…
    - 5 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 9:36pm -
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