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A small drone is seen flying during a demonstration at the International Drone Expo 2015 at Makuhari Messe on May 21, 2015 in Chiba, Japan.  (Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

1st-Ever U.S. Drone Racing Championships Featured At California State Fair

California’s State Fair is hosting the first-ever U.S. National Drone Racing Championships, featuring 120 pilots from all over the world operating packs of drones zipping around an 11,000-seat stadium at speeds of up to 80 mph.

07/16/2015

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Millions Of California Workers Could Benefit From New Sick Pay Law

More than 6 million workers are expected to benefit from a new law taking effect Wednesday that requires California employers to provide them at least three paid sick days a year.

06/30/2015

Measles Vaccine Bottle

California Lawmakers Pass Strict School Vaccination Bill; Legislation Headed To Governor

A controversial bill that makes it harder for parents to opt out of childhood vaccinations faces one more vote in the state legislature Monday before California’s Gov. Brown weighs in.

06/29/2015

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Budding Serial Killer? Decapitated Animals Found By Railroad Tracks In Sacramento

Officials in Sacramento have found more decapitated animals, bringing the total number to more than a dozen since January.

06/28/2015

The O'Shaughnessy Dam at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir in Yosemite National Park. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

State Regulators To San Francisco: Stop Taking Water From Tuolumne River During Drought

The State Water Resources Control Board on Friday ordered cutbacks for San Francisco to stop taking some of its water from the Tuolumne River despite the city’s decades-old water rights.

06/26/2015

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Anti-Gay ‘Sodomite Suppression Act’ Not Heading For CA Ballots After Judge Rules Murderous Proposal Unconstitutional

A Superior Court judge has ruled the “Sodomite Suppression Act” proposed ballot initiative that called for the murder of gays is unconstitutional, effectively preventing the hate-filled bill from going before California voters.

06/23/2015

California classic license plates. (DMV)

Black California License Plates Finally Available For Car Lovers

Classic car lovers in California can rejoice in the news that brand new versions of those iconic black license plates are finally available for ordering.

06/23/2015

The green space in front of the planned Warriors Arena. (Pfau Long Architecture and AE3 Partners/San Francisco Business Times)

Warriors San Francisco Stadium Plan Gets Boost From Sacramento Lawmakers

On the same day the Golden State Warriors were lighting up Oakland with an NBA Championship parade, lawmakers in Sacramento were finalizing the state’s budget, including an environmental law exemption for the planned Warriors stadium at San Francisco’s Mission Bay.

06/21/2015

The Lone Cypress, 17-Mile Drive, Monterey Peninsula (credit: Laurie Jo Miller Farr)

Best Day Trips From San Francisco

There’s warmer weather and wine country, sunshine and surf, breezy beaches, nature preserves, mountains and music festivals. These five well-known destinations are within a 200 mile drive and worth setting out early to spend the day, although longer stays are even better. We include a few tidbits about what’s new at each spot.

06/20/2015

California Academy of Sciences (credit: Randy Yagi)

Family Guide To Steinhart Aquarium

The California Academy of Sciences is home to Steinhart Aquarium, one of the world’s most fascinating, beautiful and critical marine habitats.

06/19/2015

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