Huntington Beach becomes first to repeal plastic bag ban

A single vote was cast in favor of keeping the plastic bag ban that's been in place in Huntington Beach for two years. 
Longtime San Jose priest indicted on federal charges of abusing his position to divert donations to Vietnamese Catholic Center to his personal bank account  
 
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California is four years into the drought and firefighters are preparing for a lengthy and potentially deadly fire season. The especially dry winter concerns firefighters because it seems like last year's fire season never ended.  
 
In a major environmental success story, the federal government on Monday proposed removing most humpback whale populations in the world from the endangered species list, saying the majestic whales' numbers have dramatically recovered in the nearly 50 years since commercial whaling was banned.  
 
The Vatican is mounting a campaign to defend an 18th century Franciscan missionary who will be canonized by Pope Francis in the U.S. against protests from Native Americans who have compared his conversion of natives to genocide.  
 
Join our discussion as we show you how to grow vegetables in a drought Thursday at noon

Click here to view on a mobile device. Bay Area News Group garden writer Joan Morris and Master Gardener Janet Miller, who operates Our Garden, will show you how to grow vegetables even during our record-breaking drought. 
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Bobbi Kristina Brown's family agrees she's out of coma

Whitney Houston’s mother, Cissy, says granddaughter suffered irreversible brain damage.