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Proposed Chargers-Raiders stadium near Los Angeles advances

(AP) — Organizers behind a proposed stadium near Los Angeles that could become home for the NFL's San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders announced Saturday they reached an important, early benchmark on the path to construction.

California first to feel hydro-power crunch of drought

(AP) — Flying over the Sierra Nevada as California entered its fourth year of drought, the state's energy chief looked down and saw stark bare granite cloaked in dirty brown haze — not the usual pristine white peaks heaped with snow that would run the state's hydroelectric dams for the year.

Lawsuit: Dangerous arsenic levels found in California wine

(AP) — More than two dozen California vintners are facing a lawsuit claiming their wines contain dangerously high levels of arsenic.

Can't remember your password? Here are 2 new ways to log in

(AP) — Tired of trying to remember a different password for each of your online accounts? Or worried about re-using the same password too many times? You're not alone. Tech experts agree that traditional passwords are annoying, outmoded and too easily hacked.

Actor Ford, who recently crashed plane, is air film narrator

(AP) — Harrison Ford, who recently crashed his vintage airplane on a Los Angeles golf course, is returning to the skies — at least with his voice.

Janet Napolitano apologizes for disparaging student protest

AP) — University of California President Janet Napolitano apologized Thursday for calling chants by students protesting tuition hikes "crap," a remark picked up by an open microphone at a Board of Regents meeting.

Brockovich' town to lose market, gas station, post office

(AP) — A Mojave Desert community whose toxic chromium contamination was portrayed in the movie "Erin Brockovich" is set to lose its post office, plus its only gas station and convenience store.

California governor to propose $1B drought plan

(AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders will propose more than $1 billion in drought-relief spending for California as it heads into a fourth dry year, according to a legislative staffer who has been briefed on the package.

Drought-stricken California ramps up water restrictions

(AP) — California residents have to turn off their sprinklers, and restaurants won't give customers water unless they ask under new drought regulations approved Tuesday.

Study: Fast-food curb did not cut obesity rate in South LA

(AP) — A much-hailed law that restricted the opening of new stand-alone fast-food restaurants in one of the poorest sections of Los Angeles did not curb obesity or improve diets, a new study found.