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Terminally Ill Woman May Postpone Taking Her Life

A 29-year-old terminally ill woman who expects to take her life under Oregon’s death-with-dignity law has released a new video, saying she’s feeling better and might postpone the day she had planned to die.

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A police officer is silhouetted against a debris fire in San Francisco's Mission district in California after the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals in the World Series on October 29, 2014. A celebratory mood set the stage for what eventually became a scene of bottle throwing, vandalism, and bonfires throughout the area. (Credit: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

Gunfire, Arrests Erupt In San Francisco As Giants Fans Revel In Win

The celebration in San Francisco’s streets over the Giants’ World Series victory turned raucous and violent, with two people injured by gunfire and a third stabbed. Police got pelted with bottles as they tried to disperse crowds.

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Poll: Democrats Leading In All Statewide Races

Gov. Jerry Brown is maintaining a commanding lead in his bid for an unprecedented fourth term and leads a Democratic ticket that once again appears poised to sweep all statewide offices in California, according to a Field Poll released Thursday.

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Former President Bill Clinton Tells UC Davis Only Solution To Political Gridlock Is To Vote

“This new politics of intense polarization funded by outside money designed to make you think that everybody in public life is some sort of a slug is nuts,” Clinton told a crowd of thousands at the University of California, Davis near Sacramento. He added that it is meant “to get you to voluntarily sit it out.”


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Report: Oakland Road Rage Shooting Suspect Arrested In Elk Grove

On Sunday, Perla Avina was a shot by an unknown assailant in what’s described as a road rage incident by her husband. Avina was driven a couple of blocks to her home where the mother of four later died.


UNDATED:  In this handout from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), a colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of a Ebola virus virion is seen. As the Ebola virus continues to spread across parts of Africa, a second doctor infected with the disease has arrived in the U.S. for treatment.  (Photo by Center for Disease Control (CDC) via Getty Images)

California Orders Risk-Based Ebola Quarantine

California is requiring a 21-day quarantine for people traveling from Ebola-stricken areas who have had contact with infected patients.


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California Farmers Challenge Emergency Drought Cutbacks

Farmers in California’s Central Valley are going to court to challenge the division of water during the state’s ongoing drought.


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Bill Clinton To Speak In Davis To Give Push For Vulnerable Democrats

Former President Bill Clinton is coming to the aid of California’s vulnerable congressional Democrats on Wednesday, stumping for two House members facing tough re-election contests.


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California SWAT Officer Who Was Shot In Raid Dies

A SWAT officer died early Wednesday, a day after being wounded by a shotgun blast while attempting to force open a door during a pre-dawn raid at a Southern California home, authorities said.


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Google Working On Pill That Could Detect Cancer Cells

Still in the experimental stage, the pill is packed with tiny magnetic particles, which can travel through a patient’s bloodstream, search for malignant cells and report their findings to a sensor on a wearable device.


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Former President Bill Clinton To Visit UC Davis In Campaign Push For Rep. Ami Bera

In suburban Sacramento, Bera is in one of the closest and most expensive congressional races in the country. He is facing former Rep. Doug Ose in a district Bera won by just 2 percentage points in 2012.


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California’s Drought Will Hit Sushi Lovers As Rice Planting Drops 25 Percent Statewide

This year rice farmers only planted 420,000 acres – 25 percent less than last year – because of water restrictions, according to the California Rice Commission.


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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.


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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