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Scientists: Over 143M Americans Live In Quake-Prone Areas

Scientists say more than 143 million Americans in the Lower 48 states now live in earthquake-prone areas.

04/22/2015

The wayward sea lion getting a ride in a patrol car. (Credit: Mendocino County Sheriff)

Sea Lion Pup Spotted On Foggy Road, Gets Ride In Patrol Car

A sea lion pup walked about a quarter mile from a Northern California ocean and was rescued by sheriff’s deputies.

04/22/2015

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Tiered Rate Ruling Forces California Water Districts To Rethink Pricing, Conservation Plans

The ruling Monday that found San Juan Capistrano’s water rates unconstitutional came amid a severe drought as agencies try to meet the governor’s mandate to cut water use statewide by 25 percent.

04/21/2015

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Audit: Jail Releases Jumped 37 Percent In 3 Years Of Realignment

The number of local inmates freed early in one month increased from about 10,200 in September 2011, just before the change in state law, to more than 14,000 in June 2014, the most recent available date. The June 2014 release rate was slightly higher than previously reported.

04/21/2015

SAN DIEGO, CA - NOVEMBER 16:   Charles Woodson #24 of the Oakland Raiders congratulated  Antonio Gates #85 of the San Diego Chargers after the Chargers defeated the Oakland Raiders 13-6 in the game at Qualcomm Stadium on November 16, 2014 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Carson City Council Approves Plan For NFL Stadium For Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers

The 3-0 vote Tuesday by the Carson City Council marks a significant step forward for plans to lure the NFL back to the Los Angeles area after a two-decade drought without a team in the nation’s second-largest media market.

04/21/2015

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Deputies: Texts Indicate Plane Crash Near Redding Was Intentional

Sheriff’s deputies in Northern California say text messages a man sent to his friends and family led them to conclude he committed suicide by crashing a plane.

04/21/2015

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Huntington Beach Repeals Their Plastic Bag Ban

A single vote was cast in favor of keeping the plastic bag ban that’s been in place in Huntington Beach for two years.

04/21/2015

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Bob St. Clair, 84, Was San Francisco 49ers Hall Of Fame Tackle With Big Personality

A 6-foot-9 right tackle known for his speed, toughness and uncanny blocking ability in the passing and running games, St. Clair was a third-round draft pick by San Francisco in 1953.

04/20/2015

An artist rendition of the planned high-speed rail system as it would look through Sacramento. (Source: California High Speed Rail Authority)

California High-Speed Rail Approves 5 Bidders For More Construction

The 22-mile segment running through Tulare and Kings counties is expected to cost between $400 million and $500 million.

04/20/2015

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Tiered Pricing Aimed At Water Conservation Ruled Unconstitutional

The ruling comes shortly after Gov. Jerry Brown issued drought orders that call for rates, including tiered pricing, that encourage people to save water. About two-thirds of water districts in the state use some form of tiered pricing, and the ruling was being closely watched to see how it might apply beyond the appellate court, which is only binding in Orange County.

04/20/2015

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Appeals Court: California Water District Can’t Charge Higher Rates For Those Who Use More

The ruling upholds an Orange County judge’s decision that found that charging the biggest water users higher rates violates a voter-passed law that prohibits government agencies from charging more than the cost of a service.

04/20/2015

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Sacramento Man Arrested For Trying To Scale White House Fence

Secret Service officers said they arrested 54-year-old Jerome R. Hunter of Sacramento, California, about 10:25 p.m. Sunday after he climbed over a fence surrounding the executive mansion. He was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of unlawful entry.

04/20/2015

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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.

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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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