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Stanislaus County Offers Safety Net for People Whose Wells Are Going Dry

September 19, 2014 | 8:00 am

Stanislaus County Offers Safety Net for People Whose Wells Are Going Dry

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New program will pay for loans to help homeowners who need to drill expensive new wells.

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What Oakland Residents Want From Their Next Mayor

September 19, 2014 | 7:00 am

What Oakland Residents Want From Their Next Mayor

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Public safety continues to be the most pressing issue, followed by the economy and gentrification.

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Oakland Deck Collapse Leads to Citation, Possible Fine

September 18, 2014 | 4:04 pm

Oakland Deck Collapse Leads to Citation, Possible Fine

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City inspectors say the structure that fell Saturday, injuring 10, was built without permits.

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Advocacy Groups File Lawsuit Over Medi-Cal Backlog

September 18, 2014 | 3:00 pm

Advocacy Groups File Lawsuit Over Medi-Cal Backlog

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California’s lingering backlog of Medi-Cal applications affects hundreds of thousands of people.

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Larry Ellison Steps Aside as Oracle CEO

September 18, 2014 | 2:45 pm

Larry Ellison Steps Aside as Oracle CEO

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After 37 years leading software giant, company co-founder will head board and hold top technology slot.

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Images of the King Fire: Beautiful — at a Distance

September 18, 2014 | 1:38 pm

Images of the King Fire: Beautiful — at a Distance

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Images of massive and rapidly growing wildfire burning near El Dorado County town of Pollock Pines.

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UC Task Force Offers Recommendations on Combating Campus Sexual Misconduct

September 18, 2014 | 8:00 am

UC Task Force Offers Recommendations on Combating Campus Sexual Misconduct

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Proposals are aimed at creating a more uniform and systemwide approach to dealing with problem.

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What to Know About California’s New Groundwater Law

September 18, 2014 | 7:00 am

What to Know About California’s New Groundwater Law

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Why lawmakers and the governor acted, and what the new legislation means.

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California Groundwater: Court Case Could Speed Up Regulation

September 18, 2014 | 6:00 am

California Groundwater: Court Case Could Speed Up Regulation

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Result could be new controls on pumping if high court accepts case and upholds ruling.

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Facebook Provides a ‘Grace Period’ for Drag Queens to Use Fake Names

September 17, 2014 | 5:30 pm

Facebook Provides a ‘Grace Period’ for Drag Queens to Use Fake Names

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After meeting with drag queens and transgender activists, Facebook modifies closure of accounts.

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