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California couple accused in additional rape cases

Newport Beach, California(CNN)—A California surgeon who had been accused of drugging and raping two women was charged with five more cases Wednesday, bringing the total number of alleged victims to seven.

CNN - 2018-10-17 20:34:03

New accusers emerge in case of California surgeon, girlfriend accused of drugging, sexually assaulting women

The bail for Grant Robicheaux, 38, and his girlfriend, Cerissa Riley, 31 — both from Newport Beach — was raised from $100,000 to $1 million each as the Orange County District Attorney’s Office announced the additional charges of kidnapping and rape by use of drugs.

FOX NEWS - 2018-10-17 20:48:31

California bus crash injured 40, moment of impact seen in dashcam video

VideoBus crashes into concrete divider on California freewayDashcam video shows the moment of impact.Newly released dashcam video shows the terrifying moment Sunday a bus lost control on a freeway in Southern California, careening out of control, smashing into a center divider and injuring dozens of

FOX NEWS - 2018-10-17 12:51:13

California sea lions contract potentially deadly infection via urine, rescue center says

The infection, leptospirosis, has been diagnosed in more than 220 sea lions rescued this year, the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito said -- making it the second-largest outbreak recorded by the center.

FOX NEWS - 2018-10-17 18:54:57

Letter: California’s kids need Marshall Tuck to turn things around

As educators, we’re supporting Marshall Tuck for superintendent of public instruction. Why? Because strong public schools are vital to California’s future success.

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS - 2018-10-18 15:36:24

Mountain lion cub that walked into California bakery euthanized

The 4-month-old cub startled a bakery employee in Pollock Pines, which is about 60 miles east of Sacramento, on Monday afternoon, theLos Angeles Times reported.

FOX NEWS - 2018-10-18 03:35:19

A simple earthquake flaw can invite financial catastrophe. Most California homeowners ignore it - Los Angeles Times

A house stands damaged, its foundation broken, a year after Napa's 2014 magnitude 6 earthquake, while a home next door that had been retrofitted survived intact. (Janiele Maffei / California Residential Mitigation Program)

LA TIMES - 2018-10-18 00:00:00

Essential California: A simple earthquake fix that could prevent financial catastrophe - Los Angeles Times

A year after the 2014 magnitude 6 earthquake in Napa, a yellow home stood damaged, its foundation broken, while a blue home next door that had been retrofitted survived. (Janiele Maffei / California Residential Mitigation Program)

LA TIMES - 2018-10-18 00:00:00

California voter guide: 11 November ballot propositions explained

On Nov. 6, voters will weigh 11 state ballot propositions that, on their face, sound no more or less crazy than usual for a California ballot.

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS - 2018-10-16 18:00:59

California teen bitten by shark offered free lifetime fishing license

Keane Webre-Hayes, 13, was presented with the special gift at an event for the California Wildlife Officers Foundation just two weeks after the attack.

FOX NEWS - 2018-10-16 17:45:41

California voter guide: contests for statewide office explained

Amid a number of higher-profile contests, voters will also choose California’s next lieutenant governor, treasurer and other statewide officeholders on Nov. 6. Some of them are real battles: The race for superintendent of public education is shaping up to be an expensive showdown between unions and

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS - 2018-10-16 18:00:46

Opinion: The High Cost of Failing to Enact Tort Reform in California - Times of San Diego

There’s a sure-fire way to improve the San Diego area economy that would help boost businesses and save jobs for many years to come. It’s a fix that could also save the region and, for that matter, all of California a lot money. A lot … as in billions.

TIMESOFSANDIEGO.COM - 2018-10-17 23:25:53

Essential California: Change Prop. 13? It could happen in 2020 - Los Angeles Times

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential Californianewsletter. It’sWednesday, Oct. 17,and here’s what’s happening across California:TOP STORIES

LA TIMES - 2018-10-17 00:00:00

California regulator slams 2 utilities with $13 million in fines for gas leaks and safety violations - Los Angeles Times

A comrade who rushed to his aid sustained third-degree burns to his left hand, left bicep and abdomen. The third Marine was also badly shocked by the line. The first Marine was taken by ambulance to a hospital. The other two were airlifted to hospitals, where they remained for several days, accordin

LA TIMES - 2018-10-17 00:00:00

California GOP gubernatorial hopeful tours LA's skid row: ‘This is not Bangladesh’

Republican gubernatorial candidate, fourth from right, talking to reporters while touring Los Angeles’ skid row on Tuesday.(Twitter)

FOX NEWS - 2018-10-17 09:30:53

Initiative to repeal gas tax hike sparks debate over how transportation funds are spent in California - Los Angeles Times

Carl DeMaio, who is leading the Proposition 6 campaign to repeal a recent gas tax increase, says California has diverted transportation funds away from road repairs in the past. (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

LA TIMES - 2018-10-18 00:00:00

L.A. Firefighters Sue Southern California Gas Over 2015 Porter Ranch Methane Leak

The boundary of Southern California Gas Company property, where Aliso Canyon Storage Field is located, is seen on Dec. 22, 2015. (Credit: DAVID MCNEW/AFP/Getty Images)

KTLA.COM - 2018-10-16 19:14:00

Photos: California's Official Gold Rush Ghost Town in Photos

Once a bustling gold mining town with a population of about 10,000, what's left of Bodie now represents California as the state's official Gold Rush Ghost Town.

NBC BAY AREA - 2018-10-17 03:54:50

Supreme Court lets stand California’s lead paint ruling

The Supreme Court on Monday dealt a defeat to business groups in a closely watched California case, rejecting appeals of a ruling that requires former makers of lead paint to pay $400 million or more to clean up old homes.Business lawyers said they fear the decision will give a green light to other

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS - 2018-10-16 19:07:25

Emails Show California Transportation Agency Coordinated Frequently With PR Firm Hired by Gas Tax Backers

As the political battle to overturn California’s gas tax increase intensified, the state transportation agency coordinated frequently with the public affairs firm working to block the repeal on behalf of unions, construction companies and local government groups, emails obtained by The Associated Pr