FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A wildfire that destroyed 60 homes near Yosemite National Park in California has slowed down, but it's far from being contained. The blaze that forced thousands to flee their homes in the Sierra Nevada foothills is 30 percent contained Saturday.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown's plea to lawmakers to renew California's signature climate change law proved fruitful, bolstering his credibility as a world climate leader. It also showcased again the Democrat's political skill. Next on Brown's list is a pledge to tackle California's affordable housing crisis. Before the 79-year-old leaves office in 2019, he'll also promote aggressive climate policies worldwide and aim to secure ambitious high-speed rail and water projects in California.
(AP) - Viewers watching O.J. Simpson's parole hearing were hardly as emotionally invested as in 1995 when he was acquitted of murder. The trial and verdict bitterly polarized Americans around race, but interest in the ex-football player has waned and attitudes have changed as Simpson's racial symbolism has become more of a relic.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - For the first time, northbound lanes of the Golden Gate Bridge will be closed during the San Francisco Marathon due to terrorism concerns. The Marin Independent Journal reports bridge operators decided to keep motorists out of those lanes between 6 to 9 a.m. Sunday after several terrorist attacks occurred where drivers intentionally plowed into pedestrians. Southbound lanes will be kept open because runners are protected from southbound vehicles by a steel-and-concrete median barrier.
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Signs warning of shark in the area of Silver Strand State Beach have been posted following a report of a shark sighting Saturday morning.
A ticket with five numbers in Friday's drawing of the multi-state Mega Millions lottery, but missing the Mega number, was sold at a CVS pharmacy in Chula Vista and is worth $1,502,885.
Pop Culture Hero Coalition created the first-ever outreach against bullying at a Comic-Con in 2013, and has since participated in over 30 conventions. The group is hosting an anti-bullying panel at Comic-Con Day 3 from 2 to 3 p.m. in Room 28DE.
A young father detained by immigration officials and facing deportation was freed Friday, and a protest planned for Fallbrook Saturday will instead be turned into a celebration, community leaders said.
Civil rights leader John Lewis led a march through Comic-Con on Saturday. About 1,000 people joined the Georgia Democrat on a march through the crowded San Diego Convention Center following a panel discussion of about his trilogy of graphic novels, "March."
Politicians will join celebrities at Comic-Con International Saturday in San Diego as the annual celebration of the popular arts enters its third day at the convention center.