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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

Measure overhauls rainy day fund

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California would revamp its little-used rainy day fund to pay down billions in pension obligations and other debt and to provide a larger cushion against future economic downturns under a measure voters will decide in November.

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Posted: oct. 20, 2014 9:09 p.m. | | Measure overhauls rainy day fund Comments 0 Comments

Democratic dominance issue in legislative races

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Orange County Supervisor Janet Nguyen has been on the campaign trail telling voters how Democratic dominance would be bad for democracy.

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Posted: oct. 20, 2014 9:09 p.m. | | Democratic dominance issue in legislative races Comments 0 Comments

Rescuer carrying man from burning home

FRESNO (AP) — A man ran into a burning home in central California and came out carrying a man who lives inside over his shoulder as flames popped and exploded behind him.

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Posted: oct. 20, 2014 8:30 p.m. | | Rescuer carrying man from burning home Comments 0 Comments

Marijuana is an issue in state attorney general race

SACRAMENTO (AP) — A Republican fighting to unseat California’s incumbent attorney general has adopted the unconventional strategy of seeking to legalize recreational marijuana as the centerpiece of his uphill campaign.

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Posted: oct. 20, 2014 9:09 p.m. | | Marijuana is an issue in state attorney general race  Comments 0 Comments

Brown: State needs long-term water vision

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Addressing California’s longstanding water problems will take tens of billions of dollars more and a large dose of political compromise, but the epic drought may provide new motivation, Gov. Jerry Brown told a Stanford University water conference on Monday.

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Posted: oct. 20, 2014 8:29 p.m. | | Brown: State needs long-term water vision Comments 0 Comments

Youths, tech workers duel over San Francisco rec soccer field

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Teenage soccer players in San Francisco won an off-field victory over the city’s technology workers after a videotaped confrontation gained national attention.

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Posted: oct. 20, 2014 8:28 p.m. | | Youths, tech workers duel over  San Francisco rec soccer field Comments 0 Comments

Yosemite may raise entrance, camping fees

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) — Visitors to Yosemite National Park may soon have to pay more to enter and camp overnight, under proposed fee increases announced Monday.

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Posted: oct. 20, 2014 8:28 p.m. | | Yosemite may raise entrance, camping fees Comments 0 Comments

Cal State faculty reach tentative 3-year pay deal

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California State University faculty would get a pay raise under a tentative deal reached on a three-year contract.

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Posted: oct. 20, 2014 8:27 p.m. | | Cal State faculty reach tentative  3-year pay deal Comments 0 Comments

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