Legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown amends the California Health and Safety Code to allow dogs in outdoor restaurant areas where food preparation does not occur, providing the dog is on a leash and does not walk through the indoor portion of the restaurant to get to the permitted area.

Amid an epic battle for control of a Northern California tribe and its lucrative casino, a new audit is leveling allegations that former tribal leaders mismanaged millions of dollars of assets in improper spending, salaries and poorly researched investments for the past dozen years.
Vikingsholm, the 1920s Scandinavian-style “castle” on Lake Tahoe’s Emerald Bay, is undergoing extensive renovations thanks to two nonprofit foundations. It’s part of a larger movement by private groups to care for state parks the state can’t take care of.
The coach and general manager say they will gather more information before making a decision about defensive end Ray McDonald, who was arrested Sunday morning.
Daniel William Marsh described the April night that ended in the violent deaths of an elderly Davis couple to detectives in a voice at times clear, at other times a mumble, but all horrific.
Young immigrants who have poured into the United States should remain and be cared for while their ultimate fate is settled, a majority of California voters said in response to a new Field Poll.
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State road safety officials are warning drivers to be on the lookout for children on bikes with the start of the new school year. The California Highway Patrol also points out that the new state law requiring drivers to give cyclists three feet of space when passing goes into effect in two weeks, on Sept. 16.

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