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    Open space tax placed on November Silicon Valley ballot

    The Santa Clara County Open Space Authority will ask voters in November to consider a $24 annual parcel tax to build trails and buy parks and wildlife habitat. The measure needs a two-thirds majority to pass. 
    A federal grand jury has added a racketeering charge to the accusations against state Sen. Leland Yee, who already is accused of corruption and conspiring to buy and sell weapons.  
     
    Los Angeles police say a vandalism suspect has been shot to death by officers in the Van Nuys area.  
     
    California teachers earned an average of about $85,000 per year in salary and benefits last year, while 100 superintendents made more than $250,000 each, according to data provided by hundreds of school districts statewide.  
     
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The California Highway Patrol has taken down safety guidelines for a sometimes criticized but legal driving maneuver in which motorcyclists pass stopped traffic by driving between lanes.  
     
    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. 
    Flora Grubb: What makes a landscape award-worthy

    Flora Grubb of the chic San Francisco nursery Flora Grubb Gardens was tapped to help choose the five Best Professional Landscape finalists in this year's national online Considered Design Awards competition, presented by Remodelista.com (for interiors) and by Gardenista.com (for outdoor designs). Here Grubb shares ideas on winning landscapes, and we meet this category's three Bay Area competition finalists.  
    (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
    Surprise! Justin Bieber in news for his music

    The troubled singer releases clips of 11 new tracks on Instagram, hinting at prospect of new album.