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Labor Day

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  • Democratic turnout seen as key to party's retaining Senate control

    Democratic turnout seen as key to party's retaining Senate control
    WASHINGTON — Faced with a strong prospect of losing control of the Senate in November, Democrats have begun a high-stakes effort to try to overcome one of their party's big weaknesses: voters who don't show up for midterm elections. The party's...
  • Average gasoline price in California hits nearly $4 a gallon

    Average gasoline price in California hits nearly $4 a gallon
    For the first time in months, most Californians are shelling out more than $4 for a gallon of regular gasoline. And with the busy summer driving season ahead, prices are likely to move even higher, fuel analysts said. It's a rite of spring as...
  • 'Burning Man' debauchery: Five things festival's new czar should know

    'Burning Man' debauchery: Five things festival's new czar should know
    LAS VEGAS -- So the Burning Man festival, that summertime celebration of counterculture debauchery and rock 'n' roll music, is getting a full-time event czar to oversee the zaniness that takes place each August in the middle of Nevada’s nowhere....
  • '12 Years a Slave' has meant sacrifice and rewards for director Steve McQueen

     '12 Years a Slave' has meant sacrifice and rewards for director Steve McQueen
    Not long after Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" premiered at the Telluride Film Festival last August, a friend cautioned the British director that his movie was "more important than you." It turned out to be far truer than anyone, including McQueen,...
  • It's time to quit hating on those Sochi Olympics sweaters, America

    It's time to quit hating on those Sochi Olympics sweaters, America
    NEW YORK — When the U.S. Olympic Team's opening ceremony sweaters were unveiled last month, the social media reaction to the star-spangled red, white and blue patchwork knit cardigans was overwhelmingly negative. It seemed as if every armchair...
  • The new Bay Bridge springs hundreds of leaks

    The new Bay Bridge springs hundreds of leaks
    A section of the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge sprung hundreds of leaks after a winter storm soaked Northern California, state transportation officials said Monday. The leaks were in a supposedly watertight steel chamber...
  • EDD is ordered to take steps to improve service

    EDD is ordered to take steps to improve service
    SACRAMENTO — California has announced a sweeping overhaul of its troubled Employment Development Department, following months of turmoil that left thousands of Californians struggling to get their unemployment benefits. A top aide to Gov. Jerry...
  • A Valentine's Day wish: Bring the 'date night movie' back

     A Valentine's Day wish: Bring the 'date night movie' back
    Dinner and a movie. Yes, I realize it represents a profound failure of imagination, but this was the date I had proposed to my wife for Valentine's Day next week. But sometimes life's obligations (not to mention two kids) limit your options for an...
  • EDD answers only 10% to 17% of calls from jobless, records show

    EDD answers only 10% to 17% of calls from jobless, records show
    SACRAMENTO — Four months after a botched computer upgrade delayed unemployment benefits for tens of thousands of Californians, jobless workers are still finding it nearly impossible to reach state employees for help. On any given day in recent...
  • Bay Bridge safety critics were told to keep quiet, report finds

    Bay Bridge safety critics were told to keep quiet, report finds
    SAN FRANCISCO — A report aimed at determining how delays, cost overruns and engineering problems that plagued the eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge might be avoided in the future describes “an institutionalized, if not...
  • Two engineers who had concerns say new Bay Bridge span is safe

    Two engineers who had concerns say new Bay Bridge span is safe
    SAN FRANCISCO Two engineers who say their safety concerns about the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge were suppressed by Caltrans higher-ups told a state Senate committee Friday that they nevertheless believe the new eastern span of the structure is safe....