Kings’ offense goes cold in loss to Hornets

The Kings couldn’t get going offensively in a 99-85 loss to the slumping Charlotte Hornets at Golden 1 Center. With DeMarcus Cousins gone, the Kings no longer can simply turn to their big man when they need a spark.

Cities, counties and schools feel sharply increasing pension costs

California pension systems are putting the squeeze on local governments and school districts for billions of additional “contributions” to make up for investment losses. The actuarial factors and the additional burdens are causing angst as the local agencies put together their budgets.

Our roads and highways are crumbling

It’s going to cost billions to rebuild California’s transportation system. It’s an investment in future prosperity, and driverless technology can help make better use of our freeways.

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How CGI works: Bringing a giant ape to life

From pre-production and rotoscoping to lighting and color-grading, this is how digital artists use computer-generated imagery to create the visual effects that make movies memorable.
Sohail Al-Jamea and Neil Nakahodo
How CGI works: Bringing a giant ape to life 1:52

How CGI works: Bringing a giant ape to life

Beauty and danger: New images show Lake Oroville and the dam 0:56

Beauty and danger: New images show Lake Oroville and the dam

New video of the Lake Berryessa drainage hole 0:17

New video of the Lake Berryessa drainage hole

Pro cliff jumpers take the plunge at McCloud Falls 0:50

Pro cliff jumpers take the plunge at McCloud Falls

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