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Brown pursues lasting policy legacy in California

(AP) — Jerry Brown is on the verge of doing what no one has ever done in California and what no one may ever do again: get elected to a fourth term as governor.

'Easy Rider' chopper at auction might be phony

(AP) — The customized Captain America chopper Peter Fonda rode in "Easy Rider" is up for auction this weekend in California.

Groups appeal for release of license plate scans

(AP) — Advocacy groups have appealed a judge's ruling that denied them access to police records of license plate scans in Los Angeles, saying they are crucial to understanding the scope of government surveillance.

25 years later, could Bay Area take another quake?

(AP) — It's been 25 years since a massive quake rocked the Bay Area just before a World Series game, killing dozens, injuring thousands and causing billions of dollars' worth of damage as it buckled freeways, brought down a bridge and knocked buildings off their foundations.

Some in Congress expand their job title on ballot

(AP) — David Valadao is a Republican member of Congress from California, but voters in his agriculture-heavy district won't necessarily recognize that he's the incumbent when they cast their vote. Instead, he'll be listed on the ballot as "farmer/small businessman."

APPLE LIVE: Apple Pay, new Mac system debut 


(AP) — Apple made its new Mac operating system, Yosemite, available as a free download starting Thursday. Apple Pay, the company's new system for using iPhones to make credit and debit card payments at retail stores, will launch on Monday.

Barbie's star fades, dragging on Mattel in 3Q

(AP) — Mattel's got girl problems and her name is Barbie. Sales of the iconic doll continue to slide and a surprising drop in sales of its American Girl toys could become another headache for the toy company as it heads into the crucial holiday season.

Facebook creates 'Safety Check' tool for disasters

(AP) — Facebook is launching a tool that lets users notify friends and family that they are safe during and after natural disasters.

8 organizations to get $1.4M from tech billionaire

(AP) — California Coastal Commission says eight education and conservation projects in the Big Sur area will get $1.4 million from a settlement with former Facebook president Sean Parker.

Netflix price increase curbs subscriber growth

(AP) — Netflix's subscriber growth in the latest quarter lagged management's forecast as the Internet video service's recent price increases turned off potential new viewers.