Take a look back at some of the top news stories across California over the past week.
Lyft, the ride-sharing app, collected data and gave Lyftie Awards to the most visited places of 2017.
A UCLA study found that 27 percent of California students say they are viewed by peers as gender-nonconforming.
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The Employment Policies Institute said a $15 minimum wage would adversely affect the state.
Neither llama suffered any trauma during the escape drama. #PatchCalifornia
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Ironically, Dr. Claire Simeon, a veterinarian with the Marine Mammal Center, said yesterday that such bites are unusual. #PatchCalifornia
Breaking: Police are looking for whomever burglarized a local restaurant this week.
The local teenager created a an app to help people improve their memory as part of this year’s Congressional App Challenge. (breaking)
A Sonoma-based winery unveiled this week a pot-infused wine complete with a "pleasant marijuana aroma" in advance of the Jan. 1 date when the recreational use of the drug becomes legal in the state. #PatchCalifornia