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  • College to pay writer $26,000 for rescinded invite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community college has agreed to pay Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black $26,000 not to sue after the school rescinded an invitation to speak at commencement.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

  • newTrump's legal battles are hardly newsworthy

    Trump's legal battles are hardly newsworthy

    Stick to Trump stories with actual substance Regarding “Trump’s lawyers seek to limit investigation” (July 21): I can’t take seriously any front-page story that gives as its source “people familiar with the effort.” It’s no wonder that…
    - 37 mins ago, 23 Jul 17, 10:00am -
  • newDebut author Jenny Williams on 'Forgotten Places' and the pitfalls of tidy endings

    Debut author Jenny Williams on 'Forgotten Places' and the pitfalls of tidy endings

    Solana Beach native Jenny Williams drew on her experiences as a traveler and aid worker in Africa while she wrote her debut novel, “The Atlas of Forgotten Places.” It tells the story of two women whose paths cross when an American volunteer suppo…
    - 37 mins ago, 23 Jul 17, 10:00am -
  • newUnion-Tribune wins multiple honors at local SPJ awards

    Union-Tribune wins multiple honors at local SPJ awards

    The San Diego Union-Tribune won 13 first-place awards, plus special honors for political affairs reporting, humor writing and community impact, in the Society of Professional Journalists San Diego chapter’s annualjournalism competition contest. The…
    - 1 hour ago, 23 Jul 17, 9:30am -
  • newGregory Page to sing out at Water Conservation Garden

    Gregory Page to sing out at Water Conservation Garden

    Award-winning San Diego troubadour Gregory Page has made at least 25 albums since 1993. Several of them have been produced by Jason Mraz, a longtime friend and fan. Each is an aural delight, be it 2007’s “All Make Believe” (which teams Page wit…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Jul 17, 9:05am -
  • newExtending a hand to build peace and end conflict

    Extending a hand to build peace and end conflict

    Sarah Heirendt is the San Diego site director for Hands of Peace, an interfaith organization that works with Palestinian, Israeli and American teens to promote peace and help them build leadership skills toward that end. She left her full-time job in…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Jul 17, 9:00am -
  • newMastodon detectives are headed to Hemet in August

    Mastodon detectives are headed to Hemet in August

    Something big is coming to Hemet this summer. The new exhibit, “Valley of the Mastodons,” opening at the Western Science Center (WSC) in August is a combination of spectatorship and science in action. Visitors will recognize the traditional-style…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Jul 17, 9:00am -
  • newWill Nathan Fletcher be the man in the middle in another election?

    Will Nathan Fletcher be the man in the middle in another election?

    When Nathan Fletcher ran for mayor of San Diego he was caught in a political vise both times, taking heat from the right and the left. There’s that potential again as the former assemblyman runs for county supervisor. But we’re a long way from th…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Jul 17, 9:00am -
  • newWhy are these Tijuana barber shops all the rage with Mexican men?

    Why are these Tijuana barber shops all the rage with Mexican men?

    Hidden a few blocks away from Tijuana’s main thoroughfare, an old warehouse has become a cultural landmark for the city’s fashion-concious men. Wings painted outside the building are the only indication something is different about the space, mos…
    - 3 hours ago, 23 Jul 17, 8:00am -
  • newRevolutionary gene drive works in lab, but will it succeed in the wild?

    Revolutionary gene drive works in lab, but will it succeed in the wild?

    Gene drive — the technology developed by UC San Diego scientists to rapidly push targeted genetic changes into a population — got a push last week with a $14.9 million federal grant to develop defenses against mosquito-borne diseases threatening…
    - 8 hours ago, 23 Jul 17, 3:05am -
  • newClimate change lawsuits face uphill battle, but could have radical implications

    Climate change lawsuits face uphill battle, but could have radical implications

    Does a trio of new lawsuits aimed at forcing the world’s largest oil companies to pay for the projected effects of rising seas along California’s coast have a fighting chance? The litigation is perhaps the boldest attempt so far to test a broad l…
    - 8 hours ago, 23 Jul 17, 3:05am -

L.A. Times: California Politics

The Economist: California

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The Guardian: California News

  • newThe billion-dollar palaces of Apple, Facebook and Google
    From California to London, the tech giants are employing top architects to build spectacular symbols of their immense global power. But they have their critics…We know by now that the internet is a giant playpen, a landscape of toys, distractions a…
    - 7 hours ago, 23 Jul 17, 4:00am -
  • newCalifornia firefighters rescue and revive dog in house fire: 'He was in bad shape'
    Firefighters rubbed a Shih Tzu named Jack’s chest and used an oxygen mask specially designed for pets to revive him after finding him unconsciousFirefighters rescued a small white dog named Jack from a house fire in Bakersfield, California and revi…
    - 23 hours ago, 22 Jul 17, 11:56am -
  • newCalifornia firefighters revive dog after house fire – video
    A video posted to Bakersfield fire department’s Facebook page shows firefighters reviving an unconscious dog on Wednesday in California. The dog, called Jack, is carried from a soot-stained house following a residential fire, and resuscitated using…
    - 23 hours ago, 22 Jul 17, 11:55am -
  • California lawmakers extend program to cut emissions in bipartisan vote
    Cap-and-trade system, which aims to help state cut greenhouse gases 40% by 2030, stands against Trump policies: ‘That’s what good government looks like’California legislators have voted to extend a centerpiece program to cut greenhouse gas emis…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 12:26pm -
  • Cinderella is homeless, Ariel ‘can’t afford to live on land’: Disney under fire for pay
    Activists protest Disneyland’s low wages saying it contributes to homelessness, after custodian living in her car was found dead outside gym where she showered• Sign up to our monthly Outside in America newsletterA woman dressed as the Little Mer…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 9:53am -
  • Maryam Mirzakhani, first woman to win mathematics' Fields medal, dies at 40
    Stanford professor had suffered from breast cancerPrestigious Fields medal is considered maths’ equivalent of the NobelMaryam Mirzakhani, a Stanford University professor who was the first and only woman to win the prestigious Fields medal in mathem…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Jul 17, 12:05am -
  • Airbnb host who canceled reservation using racist comment must pay $5,000
    Exclusive: Tami Barker, who said she was canceling a guest’s booking because the woman was Asian, must take a course in Asian American studiesAn Airbnb host who canceled a woman’s reservation using a racist remark has been ordered to pay $5,000 i…
    - 10 days ago, 13 Jul 17, 8:00am -
  • US investigates Air Canada near miss that could have caused disaster
    Air Canada Airbus 320 almost landed on a crowded taxiway rather than runwayFAA investigating how plane from Toronto came so close to four other jetsUS aviation authorities are investigating a near miss at a San Francisco airport after an Air Canada p…
    - 12 days ago, 11 Jul 17, 12:15pm -
  • 'Every crisis has a silver lining': why Big Sur's isolation is making people fitter
    Winter storms battered this stretch of coastal California, blocking the sole road – but residents forced to leave their cars at home have been feeling the benefitA community on the stretch of coastal California known as Big Sur has been largely cut…
    - 12 days ago, 11 Jul 17, 8:16am -
  • The abandoned woman – in pictures
    Kourtney Roy makes eerie self-portraits in desolate yet dramatic locations – with wigs and wardrobe straight out of 1950s melodrama. ‘I am drawn to anonymous scenes,’ she says. ‘It’s where the magic happens’ Continue reading...
    - 12 days ago, 11 Jul 17, 2:00am -
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