Lawmakers, Gov. Jerry Brown and ride-sharing companies have reached a deal on California legislation upping insurance requirements for the emerging companies such as Lyft and Uber.

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The state's proposal to build two giant water diversion tunnels in the Delta will be delayed for months because parts of the environmental document need rewriting, officials announced Wednesday.
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The accidental shooting death of a firing-range instructor by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi has set off a powerful debate over youngsters and guns, with many people wondering what sort of parents would let a child handle a submachine gun.
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Thundering surf spawned by a Pacific hurricane pounded the Southern California coast Wednesday, causing minor flooding in a low-lying beach town, knocking pilings from under the Malibu Pier, and drawing daredevil surfers and body-boarders into churning waves as crowds of spectators lined the shore.
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State agencies gave their employees nearly 200,000 hours of unearned leave credits worth almost $6.4 million over five years, and the self-inflicted taxpayer expense will only grow until the government fixes the errors, according to a new state audit.
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In earthquake-prone California, a surprising number of homeowners and businesses don’t carry any earthquake insurance. In the aftermath of Napa’s 6.0 rumbler, the cost of cleanup, rebuilding and business interruption – with or without insurance – is becoming uncomfortably clear for many.
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In his first public comments on his case, Nicholas Teausant said he is not dangerous but the victim, in part, of his own words and boasts to an informant and an undercover FBI agent.

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