• PPIC poll: Happy times are here again - 01/28/2015 09:12 PM PST
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    PPIC poll: Happy times are here again

    Optimism about California's growing economy and healthy state budget has yielded record-high approval ratings for Gov. Jerry Brown, the state Legislature and even President Barack Obama, a new survey shows.  
    State investigators searched the homes of former California Public Utilities Commission President Michael Peevey and a former PG&E executive Tuesday, seizing computers and other devices in an investigation of possible judge-shopping, bribery and obstruction of justice, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Wednesday, a new twist in the aftermath of a fatal explosion of natural gas in San Bruno.  
     
    Two still unidentified cyclists who interrupted a Stanford varsity swimmer who was allegedly raping a passed-out woman are being hailed as the models of "See Something, Say Something'' -- the watchwords for a nationwide campaign to change attitudes about campus rape.  
     
    Health care experts say the showdowns will continue because of two trends: hospital consolidations and Medicare and Medicaid payment rates consuming a larger share of hospital revenue.  
     
    DAN ROSENSTRAUCH
    The county takes to the streets, under highway overpasses and shelters, on Wednesday to embark on its biannual count of the homeless which runs through Friday, Jan. 30  
     
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    Bruce Jenner is becoming a woman, will document process with reality TV show

    The Olympic gold medal winner and “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star will document his transformation on a new reality show, reports say.