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Brew Bike Law Opens New Avenues For Vendors, But Cities Still Have To Weigh InThe bill is written to allow cities the choice whether they will allow the cycles to serve alcohol or operate at all.
Two Suspects Identified In Slaying Of Infamous 'San Quentin 6' Inmate Hugo PinellSeventy-one-year-old Hugo Pinell, one of the "San Quentin 6," was killed in August, days after he was released to the general prison population at a maximum security prison east of Sacramento.
15-Year Sentence For Man Who Says He Killed Wife To Stop Her Suffering From CancerErnest "Chris" Chumbley pleaded guilty last month to a manslaughter charge that allowed him to avoid a murder trial. He has been in jail since the August 2013 shooting.
Police: Transient Trio Used Stolen Gun To Rob And Kill Yoga Instructor, Canadian TouristThe handgun was reported stolen on Oct. 1 from the Fisherman's Wharf neighborhood in San Francisco, police commander Toney Chaplin said.
Gov. Jerry Brown Approves Medical Marijuana Regulations For CaliforniaThe governor's endorsement Friday of the legislative package hammered out by lawmakers was expected because his office crafted many of the details.
Search On For Bay Area Man Who Crashed Car, Ditched Hurt DaughterA Northern California man abandoned his seriously injured 6-year-old daughter in the backseat of a car he wrecked while fleeing police, authorities said.
Cat Credited With Helping Police Talk Man Off LedgeAfter San Francisco police officers spent three hours unsuccessfully trying to talk down a suicidal man on a window ledge, they switched to a more effective negotiator: the man's cat.
SeaWorld Banned From Breeding Captive OrcasThe California Coastal Commission approved a $100 million expansion of the tanks SeaWorld uses to hold killer whales in San Diego - but it banned breeding of the captive orcas that would live in them.
Measure To Repeal California Vaccine Bill Falls Short Of Required SignaturesFigures submitted by county clerks to the secretary of state show opponents of the law failed to gather enough signatures to ask voters to repeal it.
Federal Court: Hot Yoga Pose Sequence Can't Be CopyrightedThe 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the sequence used in hot yoga classes is a process intended to improve people's health, so copyright law does not cover it.
California Will Phase Out Microbeads In Soaps, Toothpaste By 2020The tiny plastic beads found in soap, toothpaste and body washes are so small that they are showing up in the bodies of fish and other wildlife after passing through water filtration systems without disintegrating.
Vin Scully To Miss Los Angeles Dodgers Playoff Run After Medical ProcedureScully, who turns 88 in November, said in August he expects next season will be his last in the booth. His 66 years with the Dodgers are a broadcasting record for the same big league franchise.