National monument supporters in California get antsy

WASHINGTON -- California lawmakers and advocacy groups are ramping up efforts to win national monument designation for four scenic vistas in the state, from vast stretches of the Mojave Desert to redwood stands along the Pacific Coast Highway to canyons and mountains near the state's famous wine 
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A federal court has rejected a challenge to California's gun safety law, possibly paving the way for a requirement that new guns mark the bullets they fire so they can be traced.  
 
LOS ANGELES -- A report commissioned by the developer of a downtown Los Angeles football stadium warns that a rival project nearby could be a potential terrorist target because of its proximity to Los Angeles International Airport.  
 
Animal care officials say the bodies of six goats were found decapitated in Sacramento.  
 
Thieves drove a car through a high-end San Francisco electronics store in the latest crash-and-grab heist in the Bay Area.  
 
(LiPo Ching/Bay Area News Group)
Big Sur getaway: Where pampering and wilderness meet

A weekend getaway to Big Sur marries luxury and rugged wilderness trail when the day's delights include stops at the Ventana Inn, Big Sur Bakery and a trail that goes straight up.