In late January, these pages related the story of Danielle and Alexander Meitiv, a couple from Silver Springs, Md., forced to undergo an investigation by Montgomery County Child Protective Services after a busybody called police after seeing their…

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In late January, these pages related the story of Danielle and Alexander Meitiv, a couple from Silver Springs, Md., forced to undergo an investigation by Montgomery County Child Protective Services after a busybody called police after seeing their…

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In late January, these pages related the story of Danielle and Alexander Meitiv, a couple from Silver Springs, Md., forced to undergo an investigation by Montgomery County Child Protective Services after a busybody called police after seeing their…

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In late January, these pages related the story of Danielle and Alexander Meitiv, a couple from Silver Springs, Md., forced to undergo an investigation by Montgomery County Child Protective Services after a busybody called police after seeing their…

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In late January, these pages related the story of Danielle and Alexander Meitiv, a couple from Silver Springs, Md., forced to undergo an investigation by Montgomery County Child Protective Services after a busybody called police after seeing their…

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In late January, these pages related the story of Danielle and Alexander Meitiv, a couple from Silver Springs, Md., forced to undergo an investigation by Montgomery County Child Protective Services after a busybody called police after seeing their…

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Huntington Beach is at a crossroads: It can, on the one road, ensure its appeal and promote growth for years to come; on the other, it can close itself off from the world and serve to satisfy the whims of its current population. . For a city that is…

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California’s drought strategy – public awareness campaigns, rationing and fines for noncompliance – is having little effect, but there is one simple measure that would help deal with the water scarcity. Last week, the State Water Resources…

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California’s drought strategy – public awareness campaigns, rationing and fines for noncompliance – is having little effect, but there is one simple measure that would help deal with the water scarcity. Last week, the State Water Resources…

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California’s drought strategy – public awareness campaigns, rationing and fines for noncompliance – is having little effect, but there is one simple measure that would help deal with the water scarcity. Last week, the State Water Resources…

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California’s drought strategy – public awareness campaigns, rationing and fines for noncompliance – is having little effect, but there is one simple measure that would help deal with the water scarcity. Last week, the State Water Resources…

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During a 2014 Valentine’s Day meet-up with House Democrats, President Obama thanked them for their unstinting support of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. “I think,” he said, “10 years, five years from now, we’re going to look…

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After more than a decade into the development of Irvine’s Great Park, waiting a year and a half for two reports about how more than $200 million was spent on constructing 88 acres of the proposed 1,347-acre park seems like an expeditious process….

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Texas Sen. Ted Cruz on Monday became the first Republican to officially announce his candidacy for the party’s 2016 presidential nomination. He’s a long shot at this juncture, ranking eighth of the GOP’s 12 leading contenders, according to Real…

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Texas Sen. Ted Cruz on Monday became the first Republican to officially announce his candidacy for the party’s 2016 presidential nomination. He’s a long shot at this juncture, ranking eighth of the GOP’s 12 leading contenders, according to Real…

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War was declared in early January, and the armies are on the move. On one side stands the mighty California Department of Public Health; on the other, purveyors of a small, unassuming device, the electronic cigarette. The state agency’s greatest…

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Following a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union, and community concern over the Anaheim Police Department’s use of devices to simulate cell-sites, Chief Raul Quezada released a short statement last week in an attempt to quell…

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It looks as if Garden Grove will soon become the sixth city in the county, and 18th in the state, to ban the sale of cats and dogs from commercial breeders. The proponents say it is a blow against so-called puppy mills, but it looks more like a blow…

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There’s a new Al Gore in town. No, he hasn’t reconsidered his departure from hardball politics. He won’t be running against Hillary Clinton anytime soon. But he has changed his tune dramatically on his signature issue, climate change.

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Recently, state Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens (Los Angeles County), introduced legislation to bring Serra home to California and send a statue of astronaut Sally Ride in his place. San Franciscan Dian Fossey for her work with endangered gorillas, Julia Child for teaching everyday Americans how to cook sophisticated French fare, and Biddy Mason, an enslaved woman who was forced to walk from Mississippi to the free state of California, where she legally freed herself and became one of the early creators of the city of Los Angeles…

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Last year, the Obama administration announced tough new restrictions on the ivory trade, and New York and New Jersey banned the sale of ivory. African elephants and rhinos are being poached at an unprecedented rate and driven to extinction. Elephant ivory has become increasingly popular for decorations and jewelry, while rhino horn is used in some Asian countries for medicinal purposes, despite having no pharmaceutical value…

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Last week, Republican Gov. Chris Christie’s administration settled New Jersey’s long-standing environmental lawsuit against Exxon Mobil Corp. …

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this winter, with Californians sending out such a blizzard of social media postings of our palm trees and blue skies, all our taunting may be masking our fears about our own weather. Horror film directors will tell you that nothing is more frightening than what you can’t see. According to a new poll, 69 percent of us say the climate is their favorite thing about living in California (and we love the weather more than we love our families). …

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this winter, with Californians sending out such a blizzard of social media postings of our palm trees and blue skies, all our taunting may be masking our fears about our own weather. Horror film directors will tell you that nothing is more frightening than what you can’t see. …

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Weekly Chronicle news poll Ringling Bros. Circus will say goodbye to its elephants in 2018. Is this the right decision? …

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Oakland Raiders urged to consider football-only Coliseum retrofit SoMa condos poised to be S.F.’s most expensive ever Google plan for Mountain View campus shuns walls, roofs, reality Odds increasing that a huge quake will hit California Polyamorous Oakland family finds parenting easier with two moms and a dad John Stamos revisits ‘Full House,’ fans fail to notice him Amtrak train crash Stray bullet kills mom

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For years, Bell City Manager Robert Rizzo and other officials exploited every dark corner of California’s convoluted systems of local governance and finance. At a conference on the corruption scandal organized by Chapman University last month, the tale’s heroes were all assembled: journalists who broke the story, whistle-blowers, corruption-fighting citizens, prosecutors who won convictions of corrupt officials, and state officials who put through new laws in response. Future municipal corruption cleanup crews will have new laws and court rulings to aid them in removing and obtaining restitution from corrupt officials. …

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For years, Bell City Manager Robert Rizzo and other officials exploited every dark corner of California’s convoluted systems of local governance and finance. At a conference on the corruption scandal organized by Chapman University last month, the tale’s heroes were all assembled: journalists who broke the story, whistle-blowers, corruption-fighting citizens, prosecutors who won convictions of corrupt officials, and state officials who put through new laws in response. Future municipal corruption cleanup crews will have new laws and court rulings to aid them in removing and obtaining restitution from corrupt officials…

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Quotes of the Week UC President Janet Napolitano, in an overheard aside as protestors disrupted a Board of Regents meeting Have you all seen the broken, paralyzed president, who has been kidnapped by generals? to Russian President Vladimir Putin, mocking rumors about his boss’ Eliana Lopez, who is putting on a play about a domestic violence case featuring her and her husband, San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi

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Tests of Bay Bridge rods find more widespread cracking Steve Young on concussions in NFL: ‘It’s awful, it’s scary’ Urban-chic shipping pods catch on in Giants development Durst case slaying victim had titillating Bay Area history A family-friendly St. Patrick’s party for Irish S.F. San Francisco tenant outraged by landlord raising rent fourfold 12 unsolved Bay Area mysteries you’ve never heard of Sound of Music film golden anniversary Liza Minnelli rehab NFL bonus point By Vlae Kershner, news director, SFGate.

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