Here is the latest Northern California news from The Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Californians twice voted overwhelmingly for President Barack Obama, but they are split on his health care reform. A Public Policy Institute of California survey released yesterday finds that just 44 percent of Californians favor Obama's Affordable Care Act, while the same percentage has an unfavorable opinion. However, two-thirds of uninsured residents say they plan to get insurance by next year.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Doctors say a couple has given birth to a rare set of naturally conceived identical triplets. The Sacramento Bee reports the triplets were born Nov. 22 at Sutter Memorial Hospital to Hannah and Tom Hepner, of Quincy. Dr. William Gilbert, director of Sutter Women's Services, says the odds of producing identical triplets without fertility drugs range from 1-in-1-million to 1-in-100-million.

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California couple and their alleged hit man have pleaded not guilty to plotting the death of the woman's mother, who was beaten with a baseball bat in her Long Beach home. City News Service says Holly Ramos, her husband Frank Haverly and Keith Phillips entered pleas yesterday to attempted murder and other charges.

NEW YORK (AP) — The solar panel installer SolarCity is beginning to address one of solar power's big drawbacks: The sun doesn't always shine. The solution: big battery packs supplied by electric car maker Tesla Motors, whose CEO is also the chairman of SolarCity. The battery packs will allow customers a way to provide backup power and lower electric bills.