Marin author Isabel Allende honored with Presidential Medal of Freedom
WASHINGTON >> As Marin author Isabel Allende received the nation's highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, at a White House ceremony on Monday morning, President Barack Obama quoted her, saying, "Write to register history.
Incumbent Democrats lose in 2 close California Assembly races
Two Democratic incumbents from Los Angeles County were bounced from their state Assembly seats after the county issued its final vote tally Monday.
Watchdog calls for tighter regulation on California foster care prescriber relationships with drug companies
Scrutiny of doctors who prescribe psychotropic drugs to California foster children intensified Monday, with growing calls for regulators to consider whether financial relationships with pharmaceutical companies may be driving the excessive use of medication.
Environmental group to sue San Jose for sewage spills and trash pollution
San Francisco Baykeeper said Monday it plans to sue San Jose, claiming the city violated the Clean Water Act by allowing 780 sewage spills in the past five years and letting vast amounts of trash litter creeks.
California tribe becomes 1st to launch online gambling in NJ
California's Pala Indians have launched their Internet gambling site in New Jersey following a test period last week, becoming the first tribe to do so in the state.
This Thanksgiving, be grateful that Gemma Teller isn't your mother
In its own way, TV demonstrates just how good we have it
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Bette Midler to Ariana Grande: Clean up your act
The veteran entertainer complains in an interview that young singers rely too much on selling sex instead of talent.