- Associated Press - Friday, October 17, 2014

Your daily look at late-breaking California news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. LESSONS LEARNED BY STATE’S HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE

Covered California’s executive says it will add call center staff and increase website capacity to avoid past problems when Californians can enroll or renew their coverage next month.

2. WHAT APPLE IS BANKING ON

The tech giant is making a bigger strategic bet with next week’s launch of Apple Pay - the mobile pay service aimed at turning your iPhone into your wallet.

3. DID CALIFORNIA ADD JOBS LAST MONTH?

The state unemployment rate for September is due after three straight months in which it remained unchanged at 7.4 percent.

4. QUARTER CENTURY SINCE BIG BAY QUAKE

The massive temblor rocked the Bay Area just before a World Series game, killing dozens, injuring thousands and causing billions of dollars’ worth of damage as it buckled freeways, brought down a bridge and knocked buildings off their foundations.

5. GIANTS ADVANCE TO THIRD FALL CLASSIC IN 5 YEARS

Travis Ishikawa’s game-winning home run lifts San Francisco past St. Louis 6-3 in Game 5 and into the World Series against Kansas City


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