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    Crews work to keep Yosemite fire from sequoias

    Fire crews strengthened old containment lines on Wednesday, as they tried to keep a blaze in Yosemite National Park away from a grove of treasured giant sequoia trees.  
    New regulations that include fines up to $500 a day for residents who waste water are taking effect in California.  
     
    Nearly six of 10 previously uninsured Californians gained medical coverage through the nation's health care law during its first open-enrollment period, according to the most detailed study to date on how Obamacare is playing out for the state's uninsured.  
     
    Jessica Blyth Barrymore discovered in car with pills scattered around front seat.  
     
    Los Angeles officials say it could take several days to repair a nearly century-old water pipe that burst from under Sunset Boulevard, spewing some 8 million gallons and inundating UCLA campus.  
     
    This barren, desert prison is where O.J. Simpson lives

    Some here call it the 'O.J. House,' the only gated community in a vast stretch of desert rich in gold and silver, pioneer trails and proud, isolated towns north of Reno. 
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    Aperitif hour

    Move over, Fernet. Refreshing, house-made seasonal aperitifs are finding their way into low-alcohol cocktail programs from San Mateo to Berkeley and San Francisco. With the launch of Sonoma Aperitifs in Penngrove and the rerelease of a classic 1997 book about these fortified libations, we'd say the trend is about to overflow from its tiny cordial glass.