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John Steinbeck's heirs claim a literary agency is wrongly cutting them out of negotiations over movie deals for the late Nobel Prize-winning author's books. (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Steinbeck Heirs Fight Over Movie Rights

John Steinbeck’s heirs claim a literary agency is wrongly cutting them out of negotiations over movie deals for the late Nobel Prize-winning author’s books.

10/23/2014

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Air Bag Recall Expands As Concerns Grow

Two U.S. senators are calling on regulators to issue a nationwide recall of cars with faulty air bags made by Takata Corp., questioning why automakers have been allowed to limit recalls to only certain locations with high humidity.

10/23/2014

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Video Shows Stunt-Riding Bikers Shooing Away CHP Officer

Officials are looking for who shot video of a group of motorcycle riders alternately taunting and ignoring an officer trying to pull them over while they pop their front wheels in the air and weave on a Northern California highway.

10/23/2014

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Driver Attacked After Ice Cream Truck Kills Boy

An ice cream truck ran over and killed a 7-year-old boy riding a motorized bike in South Los Angeles and residents then attacked the driver, authorities said.

10/23/2014

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CHP Officer Accused Of Forwarding Nude Photos Of Woman He Booked

Court documents show a California Highway Patrol officer is suspected of secretly sending nude photos of a DUI suspect from her cellphone to his own phone.

10/23/2014

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Oldest Giraffe At Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Dies

The oldest giraffe at a Northern California amusement and animal park has died.

10/23/2014

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California Company Fined $25 Million In Work-At-Home Scheme

U.S. District Judge Dean Pregerson banned The Zaken Corp. on Wednesday from advertising or selling work-at-home business opportunities in the future.

10/22/2014

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Man Admits To Marijuana Grow In National Forest

A Mexican national had pleaded guilty to growing thousands of marijuana plants in a Northern California national forest.

10/22/2014

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Proposition 46: California Malpractice Cap Generates Big Spending

Bob Pack wanted to go after the HMO doctors for recklessly prescribing painkillers to a drug-abusing nanny who ran over his 10-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter as they were heading for ice cream one early fall evening in 2003.

10/22/2014

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Beaten Giants Fan Shows Progress In ESPN Interview

The San Francisco Giants fan who suffered a traumatic brain injury after being beaten by two Dodger fans three years ago outside Dodger Stadium put up his hands and fingers, fist-bumped his mom and talked about his goals in a display of his progress during a new interview aired Wednesday morning.

10/22/2014

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Man Charged With Stealing Ambulance, Leading Chase

Authorities say a patient who stole an ambulance then crashed it in a chase with Los Angeles police has been charged with carjacking and other crimes.

10/22/2014

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Huge Gold Nugget Going Up For Sale In California

One of the biggest gold nuggets found in modern times in Northern California’s historic Gold Country is going up for sale.

10/22/2014

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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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