Starting Oct. 1, California state prisons will redirect new nonviolent felons to county facilities. The realignment is in part due to an order by the U.S. Supreme Court for the state to reduce its prison population. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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California's New Prison Policy Has Some Skeptics
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Palestinian Kids' Art Deemed Unsuitable For Children
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Will Whitman Help Hewlett-Packard Find Its Way?
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California Turns To China For New Bay Bridge
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Calif.'s Supreme Court Mulls Prop. 8 Dispute
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Co-lead counsel of the legal team challenging California's same-sex marriage ban, David Boies, right, walks past opponents of same-sex marriage as he leaves after a hearing in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Dec. 6, 2010, in San Francisco. A trial court judge overturned the measure as a violation of gay Californians' civil rights in August. Jeff Chiu/AP hide caption

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California Same-Sex Marriage Ban Returns To Court
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Need A Parking Space? Look In Your Hand
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Anthony Makk (right) and husband Bradford Wells at their San Francisco home on Aug. 8. Though legally married in 2004, Makk faces deportation back to his native Australia. Noah Berger/San Francisco Chronicle via Polaris Images hide caption

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New Deportation Rules Give Boost To Gay Rights
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Home Sales Stall Even As Mortgage Rates Are Low
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Construction equipment sits idle at the work site of a half-completed 236-foot FAA control tower at Oakland International Airport. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Airport Contractors Feel Sting Of FAA Shutdown
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Is San Francisco Driving Its Families Away?
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Charles Gross, a neuroscience professor at Princeton University, looks at a sheep brain with students at San Quentin as part of an Introduction to Biology class at the prison. Courtesy of Linn Lee hide caption

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Inside San Quentin, Inmates Go To College
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Jury Reaches Verdict In Calif. Journalist's Murder
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After Officials Watch Man Drown, City Changes Policy
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California Ordered To Reduce Prison Population
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