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Drought Myth-Busting: Why El Niño Is Never A Good Bet

September 1, 2014 | 8:15 am

Drought Myth-Busting: Why El Niño Is Never A Good Bet

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Despite its reputation, records show only the strongest El Niños produce a super soaking in N. California.

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People Found Ineligible for Obamacare Coverage Must Repay Subsidies

August 31, 2014 | 10:00 am

People Found Ineligible for Obamacare Coverage Must Repay Subsidies

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The rule primarily affects immigrants who have not proved lawful presence or citizenship in California.

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California Prisons Adopt Plan to Restrict Segregation for Mentally Ill Inmates

August 29, 2014 | 6:02 pm

California Prisons Adopt Plan to Restrict Segregation for Mentally Ill Inmates

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Mentally ill inmates will be moved into specialized housing units instead of living in isolation units.

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Smuggled Giant Millipedes Seized at SFO

August 29, 2014 | 2:08 pm

Smuggled Giant Millipedes Seized at SFO

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Customs agents intercepted 20 squirming foot-long millipedes in a falsely labeled package from Germany.

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Migrant Kids Compete With Detainees for Day in Court

August 29, 2014 | 5:30 am

Migrant Kids Compete With Detainees for Day in Court

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As unaccompanied minors flood courts, immigrants locked in ICE detention may wait longer for hearings.

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Options Outlined in Doctors Medical Center Court Hearing

August 28, 2014 | 4:57 pm

Options Outlined in Doctors Medical Center Court Hearing

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The federal court hearing came amid an ongoing fight to keep the financially challenged hospital open.

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Leaky Pipes Lose Billions of Gallons of Water Every Year in the Bay Area

August 28, 2014 | 10:54 am

Leaky Pipes Lose Billions of Gallons of Water Every Year in the Bay Area

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The region is losing about 23 billion gallons of treated water each year, mostly due to aging pipelines.

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Art, Architecture and Wine Take a Seismic Hit in Napa

August 28, 2014 | 7:00 am

Art, Architecture and Wine Take a Seismic Hit in Napa

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Napa’s arts organizations suffered serious damage in the quake, and now need serious financial support.

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Feds Will Allow Logging in Some Areas Burned by Rim Fire

August 27, 2014 | 4:06 pm

Feds Will Allow Logging in Some Areas Burned by Rim Fire

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A U.S. Forest Service decision released Wednesday will allow loggers to remove dead trees from the area.

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Sleep Apps, Myths and More: Strategies for A Good Night’s Rest

August 27, 2014 | 4:00 pm

Sleep Apps, Myths and More: Strategies for A Good Night’s Rest

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These apps give us useful data, but not anywhere near the level of accuracy researchers get in labs.

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