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Pumpkin Spice Latte to Make Early Debut, Starbucks Announces

Pumpkin Spice Latte to Make Early Debut, Starbucks Announces

The popular fall-flavored drink will be returning Aug. 25, nearly a month before the official start of autumn.
Concord, CA Highlighted in When The Game Stands Tall

Concord, CA Highlighted in When The Game Stands Tall

When The Game Stands Tall is coming to theaters Aug. 22.
Coming Soon: When The Game Stands Tall in Theaters Aug. 22

Coming Soon: When The Game Stands Tall in Theaters Aug. 22

When The Game Stands Tall is based on the true story of a California high school football team that won 151 consecutive games.
Serial LAX Stowaway Busted Again; Big Whale Closeups; Bicycle Drive-By

Serial LAX Stowaway Busted Again; Big Whale Closeups; Bicycle Drive-By

#PatchCalifornia: Pharmacy tobacco ban • Rock climber falls to his death • Detective assaulted 3 massage therapists and more.
Who is Your Every Day Hero?

Who is Your Every Day Hero?

Nominate the coach or mentor who made a difference in your life to win a prize package from Patch.
Monkey 'Jailed' After Biting Woman on the Street

Monkey 'Jailed' After Biting Woman on the Street

#PatchCalifornia: LAX stowaway • UC football player's family sues after training death • Tip about stabbed 12-year-old is a hoax and more.
Boy Who Starred in 80s Pepsi Ad with Michael Jackson Wants to Sue

Boy Who Starred in 80s Pepsi Ad with Michael Jackson Wants to Sue

#PatchCalifornia: Now a man, he claims King of Pop abused him • Video: Cars under water on Sunset Boulevard • Don't buy a turtle and more.

Under the Oaks

Our mighty oak trees provide food and shelter for many animals and insects. Learn how to identify different varieties of oak trees.
Not Watching the Super Bowl? 5 Great Things To Do Instead

Not Watching the Super Bowl? 5 Great Things To Do Instead

How the football-adverse can get the best out of Super Bowl Sunday.
Coffee Lovers Rejoice: Study Says It's as Hydrating as Water

Coffee Lovers Rejoice: Study Says It's as Hydrating as Water

New research refutes the notion that coffee dehydrates the body.
The Best Super Bowl Snack Recipes

The Best Super Bowl Snack Recipes

Wow the crowd with these party-pleasers.
Report: Sacramento County Earns 'C' for Tobacco Control Policies

Report: Sacramento County Earns 'C' for Tobacco Control Policies

Lung Association Report Grades All California Cities and Counties On Key Tobacco Control Policies; Reveals Tobacco Use Still a Health Crisis Fifty Years After the First Surgeon General’s R
Is Your Kid Addicted to the Internet?

Is Your Kid Addicted to the Internet?

A look at the growing problem of Internet addiction in kids all over the world.
Patch Mobile App for iPhone Newly Updated

Patch Mobile App for iPhone Newly Updated

Check out what’s new in 2014 on the free Patch app for iOS.
H1N1: Seasonal Human Influenza, Not Swine Flu

H1N1: Seasonal Human Influenza, Not Swine Flu

World Health Organization says stop calling it the swine flu, H1N1 is now just a seasonal human influenza virus.
CDC Flu Symptoms: Eight Bay Area H1N1-Swine Flu Deaths Last Week

CDC Flu Symptoms: Eight Bay Area H1N1-Swine Flu Deaths Last Week

Two dead in Marin County from the H1N1 swine flu. Read CDC Flu symptoms and where to get a flu shot in town.
It's a Girl, Maybe, at Six Flags

It's a Girl, Maybe, at Six Flags

A new Bottlenose dolphin was born Thursday at Six Flags. If it is indeed female, it will be the first born in the park in many years.
5 Great Valentine’s Day Crafts to Do with Kids This Weekend

5 Great Valentine’s Day Crafts to Do with Kids This Weekend

Keep kids busy with these sweet and fun ideas.