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Black Friday Brings Surge Of Gun Sales, Testing The Limits Of Background Check System

More gun sales than ever are slipping through the federal background check system — 186,000 last year, a rate of 512 gun sales a day, as states fail to consistently provide thorough, real-time updates on criminal and mental histories to the FBI.

11/26/2014

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Phony Police Officer Suspected Of Robbing Man

Fresno police have arrested a man suspected of impersonating a police officer to rob a man of his cash, and investigators say the suspect used the scam at least twice before.

11/26/2014

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San Francisco’s Bid For 2024 Olympics Taking Shape

This tech-booming city, home to Twitter and other innovative startups, is experiencing its greatest growth since the California Gold Rush more than 150 years ago.

11/26/2014

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California Charter School Enrollment Soars Again

The number of California students attending charter schools has risen to more than a half million.

11/26/2014

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Reno Judge Blocks Uber Ride-Sharing Service From Operating In Nevada

The Delaware-based Uber maintains it is a technology company, not a transportation-services company subject to Nevada regulations that apply to taxis or commercial motor carriers. The state is trying “to compel a legal round peg into a square hole,” said Don Campbell, a Las Vegas lawyer representing Uber.

11/25/2014

Extreme fire danger warnings have been canceled as winds move east. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Southern California Santa Ana Winds Weaken

Extreme fire danger warnings have been canceled as winds move east.

11/25/2014

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Doctors: S.F. Window Washer Who Fell 11 Stories Critical, But Better Than Expected

A 58-year-old window washer who fell 11 stories from a building onto a moving car is “fighting for his life” and opens his eyes when his family speaks to him.

11/25/2014

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Oakland Police Arrest More Than 40 Protesters

Oakland’s mayor says more than 40 people have been arrested for hurling bottles, breaking windows and setting small fires during protests of a Missouri grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old.

11/25/2014

Steven Dean Gordon told authorities he and an accomplice raped and murdered five women while the registered sex offenders wore electronic tracking anklets. (Photo by Spencer Weiner-Pool/Getty Images)

Police: Suspect Confessed To Killing Five Women

Steven Dean Gordon told authorities he and an accomplice raped and murdered five women while the registered sex offenders wore electronic tracking anklets.

11/24/2014

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Gov. Brown Names Assistant US Attorney To State High Court

In his effort to diversify the judicial branch, Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday nominated a deputy assistant U.S. attorney general to fill a vacant seat on the California Supreme Court.

11/24/2014

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Bank Teller In Huntington Beach Suspected Of Stealing Nearly $200,000 From Seniors

Orange County authorities say a 23-year-old bank teller has been arrested on suspicion of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from elderly bank customers.

11/24/2014

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‘Black Seadevil’ Captured On Film During Deep Sea Dive

This little guy is aptly nicknamed the “Black Seadevil.”

11/23/2014

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Weed Neighborhood Ravaged By Boles Fire

A fire driven by fierce winds raced through a small town near the Oregon border on Monday, burning a church to the ground, damaging or destroying 100 homes and prompting evacuation orders for at least 1,500 people, authorities said.

California's Central Valley Impacted By Major Drought

California Gripped By Drought

Federal water regulators estimate California’s drought could be one of the most expensive natural disasters in U.S. history.

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New Bay Bridge Span Gets Final Touches

Workers are putting the finishing touches on the new east span of the Bay Bridge, which is on track to open on Tuesday.

Oracle Team USA Capsizes In SF Bay

Oracle Team USA Catamaran Capsizes In San Francisco Bay

Crews worked into the night trying to secure an Oracle catamaran that capsized in San Francisco Bay Tuesday afternoon and drifted out to sea.

Space Shuttle Endeavour Makes Last Trip To ISS Under Command Of Astronaut Mark Kelly

Shuttle Endeavour Through The Years

The Space Shuttle Endeavour is headed to California where it will be permanently displayed in a museum.

Fire Erupts At Richmond Gas Refinery

An explosion rocked the Chevron gasoline refinery in Richmond Monday night and caused a 3-alarm fire. Smoke from the fire sent hundreds to the hospital complaining of respiratory problems.

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Grasshopper Invasion!

The Campbell family of Herald is dealing with millions of grasshoppers!

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