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• MAGIC JOHNSON  READY TO ASSIST  TECH IN DIVERSITY: SAN JOSE (AP) — Retired Los Angeles Laker Magic Johnson became famous for dishing out assists to his teammates during his Hall of Fame basketball career. Now, as an entrepreneur focused on minority markets, he says he is ready to help Silicon Valley hire more blacks and Latinos to diversify the technology industry’s largely white and Asian workforce.

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Posted: oct. 22, 2014 8:29 p.m. | | NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA Comments 0 Comments

1000 plus SF inmates to get computer tablets

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Some San Francisco jail inmates were expected to get computer tablets Wednesday to do homework, read novels and prepare for their criminal cases.

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Posted: oct. 22, 2014 7:34 p.m. | | 1000 plus SF inmates  to get computer tablets Comments 0 Comments

Study looks at lane splitting

SACRAMENTO (AP) — A California study of a driving maneuver in which motorcyclists pass stalled traffic by going between lanes finds the practice poses no more danger than riding a motorcycle in general.

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Posted: oct. 22, 2014 7:33 p.m. | | Study looks at lane splitting Comments 0 Comments

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• CALIFORNIA PRISONS END RACE POLICY: SACRAMENTO (AP) — California officials agreed Wednesday to end a policy in which it segregated prison inmates after riots based on their race as a way of preventing further violence.

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Malpractice cap proposal generates big spending

SACRAMENTO . (AP) — Bob Pack wanted to go after the HMO doctors for recklessly prescribing painkillers to a drug-abusing nanny who ran over his 10-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter as they were heading for ice cream one early fall evening in 2003.

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Transgenders, gays isue over jail rights

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gay, bisexual and transgender inmates filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against San Bernardino County and its sheriff, alleging they are kept in a segregated unit that doesn’t give them equal access to rehabilitation services and work programs that could shorten their incarceration and help them learn job skills.

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Posted: oct. 22, 2014 7:30 p.m. | | Transgenders, gays isue over jail rights Comments 0 Comments

CALIFORNIA’S SILCON BEACH

LOS ANGELES (AP) — So long Silicon Valley. These days entrepreneurs and engineers are flocking to a place better known for wave surfing than Web surfing. Amid the palm trees and purple sunsets of the Southern California coastline, techies have built “Silicon Beach.”

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Posted: oct. 22, 2014 7:30 p.m. | | CALIFORNIA’S SILCON BEACH Comments 0 Comments

LA detective fired over insult-filled rant

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A veteran police detective was fired for giving an obscenity- and insult-filled rant during a training session, his attorney said Wednesday.

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COACH FIRED OVER WATERMELON, APE-LIKE CELEBRATIONS: CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A high school football coach was fired because of postgame victory celebrations the district superintendent said involved players smashing watermelons and making ape-like sounds.

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Posted: oct. 21, 2014 8:45 p.m. | | NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA Comments 0 Comments

San Diego race is made-for-TV drama

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A late-night break-in, a stolen campaign playbook that ended up in the hands of the opponent and sexual harassment accusations made by a fired staffer against one of the candidates.

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Posted: oct. 21, 2014 6:26 p.m. | | San Diego race is made-for-TV drama Comments 0 Comments

San Diego OKs mandatory water consumption limits

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego officials have instituted mandatory water restrictions amid California’s historic drought.

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Posted: oct. 21, 2014 6:26 p.m. | | San Diego OKs mandatory water consumption limits Comments 0 Comments

Brown meets with health care experts about Ebola

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown met with state agency heads, labor unions and leaders in the health care industry Tuesday to address Ebola preparedness at hospitals and other medical facilities throughout California.

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Posted: oct. 21, 2014 6:25 p.m. | | Brown meets with health care experts about Ebola Comments 0 Comments

Man carried from burning home, rescuer reunite

FRESNO . (AP) — A Fresno man carried from his burning home by a good Samaritan in a dramatic rescue caught on video said he froze as the flames exploded and thanked the rescuer as they reunited this week.

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Posted: oct. 21, 2014 6:26 p.m. | | Man carried from burning home, rescuer reunite Comments 0 Comments

Man goes missing during road trip

WOODLAND  (AP) — Authorities are searching for a 37-year-old man who disappeared while driving from Southern California to Seattle.

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Posted: oct. 21, 2014 6:25 p.m. | | Man goes missing during road trip Comments 0 Comments

Golden Gate Bridge sidewalk toll?

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Golden Gate Bridge officials are again floating the idea of charging bicyclists and pedestrians to use the famed span’s sidewalks.

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Posted: oct. 21, 2014 6:25 p.m. | | Golden Gate Bridge sidewalk toll? Comments 0 Comments

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