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SACRAMENTO — California's health insurance exchange was scrambling to help consumers before the deadline hit to enroll for coverage that starts Jan. 1. Enrollments under the federal health law began ramping up dramatically as the Monday deadline approached, according to Covered California, which reported tens of thousands of applicants signing up daily last week. By Juliet Williams. SENT: 580 words.


OAKLAND, Calif. — The family of a Northern California girl on life support after being declared brain dead was expected to appear with hospital officials in court Monday to announce the name of the independent physician they have chosen to provide a second opinion on the girl's condition. SENT: 330 words.



SAN FRANCISCO — On Monday, Dwight Clark will make a point to walk to the spot of his famous game-winning touchdown known only as "The Catch" for probably the final time. He will spend a moment reflecting on that special patch of grass in the far right corner of the north end zone at Candlestick Park, a thrilling memory he is reminded of daily even now, nearly 32 years later. By Sports Writer Janie McCauley. SENT: 850 words, photos.


SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Organizers of a popular outdoor Lake Tahoe music festival will stress safety at the Dec. 29-31 event after a participant's death last year. Alyssa Byrne, 19, of Petaluma, Calif., attended the 2012 SnowGlobe Music Festival in South Lake Tahoe, but never made it back to her hotel a few miles away in Stateline, Nev. SENT: 300 words.


SAN FRANCISCO — Sara Pasquinelli doesn't shop at the grocery store much anymore. The busy mother of two young boys buys nearly all her food from a new online service that delivers to her front door — but it doesn't bring just any food. The emerging tech startup specializes in dropping off items that Pasquinelli probably would only be able to find at her local farmers market. By Terence Chea. SENT: 790 words, photos.


— CITY DUMP-PUPPY — A puppy has been found severely injured at the city dump in San Francisco.



ADELANTO — Two mothers opposed to the turnover of a Mojave Desert school to a charter school operator have been charged with vandalizing one of the school's classrooms, causing $8,000 in damages. Last year the school district in Adelanto became the first subject to California's so-called "parent trigger" law, landmark legislation that allows parents to force radical change at a failing school through a petition. SENT: 240 words.


— ROLLOVER CRASH-3 KILLED — Authorities say two people and an unborn child were killed in a rollover crash in San Bernardino.

— BEACH SEWAGE — San Diego County health officials have expanded a water closure near the U.S.-Mexico border.



BEIJING — Apple and China Mobile announced a long-anticipated agreement Monday to bring the iPhone to the world's biggest phone company. The deal might help to boost iPhone sales in a market where Apple Inc. faces intense competition. The iPhone already is available in China through two smaller carriers but the latest deal links it with a bigger network and state-owned China Mobile Ltd.'s marketing power. By Business Writers Joe McDonald and Marley Seaman. SENT: 600 words, photo.



INGLEWOOD — Fans crowded into Betfair Hollywood Park for the last time Sunday. The track closed for good after the day's 11 races, ending 75 years of racing that featured such thoroughbred stars as Seabiscuit, Triple Crown winners Citation, Seattle Slew and Affirmed, and Zenyatta. The first Breeders' Cup in 1984 was run here. The track will be turned into a residential and retail development starting next year. By Racing Writer Beth Harris. SENT: 890 words, photos.


SAN DIEGO — If there's one constant with the Oakland Raiders, it's penalties. Lots of them. The Raiders committed 12 penalties for 73 yards and had two turnovers in a 26-13 loss to the San Diego Chargers. By Sports Writer Bernie Wilson. SENT: 530 words, photos.

See also:

—CALIFORNIA NEWS DIGEST, which moves weekdays at 1 p.m.

—CALIFORNIA NEWS DIGEST, ADD, which moves weekdays at 4 p.m.

—NEVADA NEWS DIGEST, which moves daily at 1:30 p.m.

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