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Gov. Brown Nominates Mexican-Born Law Professor To California Supreme Court

Gov. Jerry Brown has nominated a Mexican-born Stanford law professor to the California Supreme Court.

07/22/2014

US President Barack Obama speaks at the annual White House Correspondent's Association Gala at the Washington Hilton hotel May 3, 2014 in Washington, DC. Photo by Olivier Douliery/ABACAUSA.COM

Pres. Obama Flying To Calif. Tuesday For Democratic Fundraisers

President Barack Obama is flying into California on Tuesday for a pair of Democratic fundraisers in Silicon Valley and the Los Angeles area.

07/22/2014

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Underage Students Can Sample Beer, Wine In College Classes Under California Law

Advocates for the bill say tasting alcohol is a crucial component to viticulture and brewing education. Eight programs, including the University of California at Davis and Fresno State, can remove age restrictions on classes.

07/21/2014

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Inmates Allowed In Stockton Medical Facility After Months Of Delays

The $839-million facility opened last July. But the federal receiver abruptly halted admissions in January, citing the prison’s inability to provide basic services to sick inmates.

07/21/2014

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California Law Restricts Full-Contact Youth Football Practices

Assemblyman Ken Cooley, D-Rancho Cordova, said his bill is motivated by parents worried about the risks associated with concussions, which include long-term brain damage and early onset dementia.

07/21/2014

Scene of the deadly crash the day after. (Credit: CBS13)

Causes Of Death Released In April Orland Tour Bus Crash

The Glenn County Sheriff-Coroner’s office said Monday that seven of the victims in April’s crash succumbed from asphyxiation due to smoke inhalation. The other two died of multiple traumas from the collision.

07/21/2014

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California Not Deploying National Guard Troops To Mexican Border For Immigrants

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been a vocal critic of the White House’s response to the border crisis as he considers a second presidential run. He is deploying up to 1,000 troops over the next month at an estimated cost of $12 million per month.

07/21/2014

A convoy of  Israeli armoured personnel carrier (APC) roll towards the Israeli-Gaza border in an army deployment area on July 20, 2014. The number of Palestinians killed in Israeli attacks in the Gaza Strip on July 20 was at least 100. It was the bloodiest single day in the battered enclave in five years, taking the Palestinian toll on the 13th day of Israel's Gaza offensive to 438. (Credit: MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)

Man With California Ties Among 2 Americans Killed In Fighting In Gaza Strip

Two Americans who were soldiers for the Israel Defense Force were killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip.

07/20/2014

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Calif. Store Sells $60 Million Powerball Ticket

A Powerball ticket sold at a store in San Bernardino County matches all six numbers in this weekend’s drawing to win $60 million.

07/20/2014

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Experts: Social Media Can Feed Munchausen By Proxy

Experts say the case of a mother accused of poisoning her 5-year-old son to death with salt appears be an example of how social media feeds into Munchausen by proxy, a disorder in which caretakers purposely harm children and then bask in the attention and sympathy.

07/19/2014

Surveillance footage of the car used to drop off the suspects. (Credit: Stockton P.D.)

Police Seek Driver In Deadly Stockton Bank Heist

While police in the Northern California city of Stockton searched Saturday for an accomplice in a bank robbery that led to a police chase and deadly shootout, investigators said they suspect the same men carried out other area bank heists, including one at the same branch hit this week.

07/19/2014

CAMP PENDLETON, CA - MAY 16:  The Las Pulgas Fire lights the night on May 16, 2014 at Camp Pendleton, California. The fire is one of three large wildfires on Camp Pendleton that have scorched more than 22,000 acres. Firefighters have been battling 11 wildfires in San Diego County this week, including the fires on the Marine base.   (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

AP Exclusive: Wildfire Citations Applied Unevenly

Gary Bennett spent much of the last three decades preparing his property in Napa County for the day when a wildfire would sweep over the hill, including clearing brush and grass around his three-bedroom home in a scenic canyon 85 miles north of San Francisco.

07/19/2014

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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!

Friday afternoon's storm left a marvelous double rainbow over Lincoln Avenue in Carmichael. (credit: Richard Duerksen)

Turbulent April Weather

A Spring storm spawned a funnel cloud that was seen all over the Valley.

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