• PPIC poll: Happy times are here again - 01/28/2015 09:12 PM PST
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    Junipero Serra 'very courageous' but not perfect, Jerry Brown says

    Gov. Jerry Brown, who once studied to become a Catholic priest, said sainthood for Junipero Serra is up to the pope, but he understands that there is the "subtle point that sometimes is hard to understand: that tragedy and good and evil often are inherent in the same situation."  
    A 3-year-old child was hit by a car while crossing 21st Street in San Francisco's Mission District this morning, authorities said.  
     
    CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) -- A 9-mile stretch of Pacific Coast Highway will remain closed for another month. The California Department of Transportation says that high surf caused by January storms have caused the slopes below the highway to wash away in an area that includes parts of Ventura and Los  
     
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    The first confirmed sighting of a rare Sierra Nevada red fox in Yosemite National Park in nearly a century has been confirmed by park officials.  
     
    A measles outbreak whose spread originated at Disneyland has grown to 95 cases.  
     
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    Women's purses: Readers divulge the craziest thing they're carrying around

    We asked readers to tell us about the craziest thing they have stashed in the handbag. You think you're carting around something wild or funny? Read on. 
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    Justin Bieber apologizes for being a jerk

    After appearance with Ellen DeGeneres, singer posts video because he doesn’t want people to judge him.