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    Twenty years after Prop. 187, attitudes toward illegal immigration have changed dramatically in California

    The hard-nosed feelings Californians harbored toward illegal immigrants just 20 years ago have softened a great deal; today a plurality backs President Obama taking executive action to protect millions from deportation. 
    When it comes to controlling California's flashy Las Vegas-style casinos, the stakes are enormous for tribes who own the gambling operations that collectively generate billions of dollars a year to sustain Native Americans up and down the state.  
    A baby gorilla may not have been crushed to death under an electric door if San Francisco Zoo leaders had responded to zookeepers' concerns about the enclosure's safety, five zookeepers told a newspaper.  
    The Los Angeles Unified School District will pay $139 million to end all remaining litigation involving an elementary school teacher convicted of committing numerous counts of lewd conduct against his students, according to the settlement announced Friday.  
    Federal appeals court upholds conviction under seldom-used federal law against "loud, boisterous and unusual noise" conduct at VA hospitals, rejects challenge by vet arrested at Palo Alto facility