• California lottery numbers, June 30 - 07/01/2014 06:13 AM PDT
  • California lottery numbers, June 27 - 06/28/2014 08:46 AM PDT
  • California lottery numbers, June 26 - 06/27/2014 06:37 AM PDT
  •  
    California high-speed rail project wins big in appellate court ruling

    In a huge victory for Gov. Jerry Brown, a panel of appellate court judges Thursday affirmed the state's bullet train funding plan, paving the way for California to sell $8.2 billion in bonds it needs to construct the San Francisco-to-Los Angeles rail line.  
    Caltrans workers and contractors say they suffered job repercussions when they voiced concern about bridge work quality and costs.  
     
    San Jose police say what is believed to be the Bay Area's first police drone will only be used for bomb cases, but critics fear it could be used to spy on residents and gather information without a warrant.  
     
    LiPo Ching/Bay Area News Group
    Following the Senate's refusal to release portions of the legislative calendars of state Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, and state Sen. Ron Calderon, D-Montebello, who have both been indicted on public corruption charges, Bay Area News Group and Los Angeles News Group have sued to get the documents.  
     
    Covered California health-exchange officials say strong enrollment in the state led to a balanced risk pool and competition between health plans.  
     
    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. 
    ( D. ROSS CAMERON )
    Removing a lawn? Check out synthetic turf

    Long scoffed at as the bad toupee of the landscaping world, today's high-end fake grass is realistic-looking, kid-friendly, nonflammable, nontoxic, recyclable and low-maintenance. Better yet, hosing it off once a week, which is recommended if you have pets, consumes way less water than a live lawn.