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Facebook 2Q profit more than doubles

(AP) — Facebook Inc. (FB) on Wednesday reported profit that more than doubled in its second quarter, and topped analysts' expectations.

Cal State lowers enrollment growth

(AP) — Enrollment growth at California State University will be cut by half this fall — from 20,000 to about 10,000 additional students — after state funding fell short of expectations.

Google offers electric shuttles for pilot program

(AP) — Google is proposing to fund four electric shuttles that will provide free transportation for residents of Mountain View, in a two-year pilot program that could be extended.

Dumb Starbucks explained on Comedy Central show

(AP) — Dumb Starbucks is coming back, but only on TV.

Law professor nominated to California high court

Mariano-Florentino Cuellar(AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has nominated a Mexican-born Stanford law professor to the California Supreme Court.

AP source: Steve Ballmer met with Donald Sterling 


(AP) — A person close to the case says Steve Ballmer has met with Donald Sterling, who is resisting selling the Los Angeles Clippers to the former Microsoft CEO for $2 billion.

BART police enforce stretching ban at stations

(AP) — Bay Area Rapid Transit police have started enforcing a ban on sleeping, lying or sitting with legs stretched out at a busy downtown San Francisco station.

Bay Area water district mulls hiring 'water cops'

(AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area water district is set to vote on the hiring of "water cops" to issue fines to people caught wasting water.

Clippers CEO and Shelly Sterling to testify

(AP) — Richard Parsons, the interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers, is due to step into the battle of billionaires going on in probate court over the proposed sale of the Los Angeles Clippers.

Board to decide if soda tax will go before voters

(AP) — San Francisco lawmakers will decide whether a two-cent-per-ounce soda tax will appear on ballots this fall.