California utility: Tens of thousands lack power

(AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric is reporting tens of thousands of power outages in San Francisco Bay Area as one of the windiest and rainiest storms in five years hit Northern California.

California storm knocks out power, delays flights

(AP) — A storm expected to be one of the windiest and rainiest in five years swept across the San Francisco Bay Area on Thursday, knocking out power to tens to thousands and delaying travel by air, train and ferry.

Spanish news to vanish from Google News globally 

(AP) — Google announced Thursday it will close Google News in Spain and block reports from Spanish publishers from more than 70 Google News international editions due to a new Spanish law requiring aggregators to pay to link content — a decision that will reverberate around the globe.

Apple and IBM to help cable guy arrive quicker

(AP) — Apple and IBM, once the most unlikely of allies, on Wednesday announced the first fruits of a partnership aimed at developing new mobile software — and selling more mobile devices — to business customers.

MWD adds to conservation budget amid drought

(AP) — The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California has added $40 million to its conservation budget and revised its water allocation plan in response to the state's historic drought.

Report: California jobless rate to continue to fall

(AP) — A new report says California's economy is expected to continue its steady recovery and predicts the state unemployment rate will drop nearly two full percentage points by the end of 2016.

California sues Uber in startup's latest legal woe

(AP) — California prosecutors sued Uber over the ride-booking company's driver background checks and other allegations, adding to the popular startup's legal woes in the U.S. and around the world.

Couple donates $10M to Laguna Beach hospital

(AP) — A retired financial manager and his wife have donated $10 million to an Orange County medical center.

San Jose votes to tax Airbnb property rentals

(AP) — Travelers who stay at San Jose homes rented out via the website Airbnb will soon pay the same taxes they would if they stayed at hotels.

Tech summit addresses industry's lack of diversity

(AP) — Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson spent most of this year pressuring the technology industry into facing up to the glaring scarcity of women, blacks and Latinos at companies renowned as great places to work.