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Central California Farmer Halts Harvest To Save Baby Tricolored Blackbirds

A central California farmer is holding off on harvesting his fields until thousands of imperiled tricolored baby blackbirds can fly from their nests.

05/21/2015

GOLETA, CALIFORNIA - MAY 20:  Oil covers rocks on the beach near Refugio State Beach on May 20, 2015 north of Goleta, California.(Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Thousands Of Gallons Of Oil Sopped Up From California Coast

More than 6,000 gallons of oil has been raked, skimmed and vacuumed from a spill that stretched across 9 miles of California coast, just a fraction of the sticky, stinking goo that escaped from a broken pipeline, officials said.

05/21/2015

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$25,000 Cash Prize Offered To Boost Turnout In Los Angeles Schools Vote

About 23,000 ballots were cast in Tuesday’s election for a school board seat representing district 5, though more have yet to be counted, the Los Angeles City Clerk’s office reported. Turnout in two other school board districts so far was 9.2 percent and 5.9 percent, the data shows.

05/20/2015

Statewide Drought Forces Californians To Take Drastic Measures For Water Conversation

California Farmers Offer To Cut 25 Percent Of Water Use To Keep Other 75 Percent

A senior water official told The Associated Press Wednesday that he would decide whether to accept the offer by Friday. The concession by farmers in the Sacramento and San Joaquin river delta could be one of the most important yet forced by California’s record four-year drought.

05/20/2015

A view of an unplanted field on February 25, 2014 in Firebaugh, California.  As the California drought continues and farmers struggle to water their crops, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation officials announced this past Friday that they will not be providing Central Valley farmers with any water from the federally run system of reservoirs and canals fed by mountain runoff.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Flawed System Tracks Water Use Of California Farmers

The state now collects the records every three years on a staggered basis, meaning its information is always out of date. State officials acknowledge it’s not adequate when they are dealing with a water crisis.

05/20/2015

GOLETA, CALIFORNIA - MAY 19:  Officials walk along an the oil-covered beach on May 19, 2015 north of Goleta, California. About 21,000 gallons spilled from an abandoned pipeline on the land near Refugio State Beach, spreading over about four miles of beach within hours. The largest oil spill ever in U.S. waters at the time occurred in the same section of the coast in 1969 where numerous offshore oil platforms can be seen, giving birth to the modern American environmental movement.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Oil Slicks Off California Span 9 Miles; Cleanup Underway

Cleanup crews are preparing to fan out along a stretch of California coastline stained by crude oil that spilled from broken pipe and flowed into the ocean.

05/20/2015

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Bouncer Says He Was Fired After Helping Girl Who Was Assaulted

A bouncer at a Norco bar has been fired after he says helping a woman who had been assaulted disobeyed his boss’s orders.

05/20/2015

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73-Year-Old California BASE Jumper Dies After Setting Parachute On Fire In Idaho

A graphic video of the fatal jump, posted to YouTube on Monday, shows someone engulfed in flames and falling from the Perrine Bridge into the Snake River, 500 feet below.

05/19/2015

Major League Soccer (MLS) commissioner Don Garber speaks before unveiling the new MLS logo during an event in New York on September 18. 2014. MLS unveiled the new logo ahead of its 20th season. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad        (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

MLS Commissioner: St. Louis In Mix For Next Round Of Expansion, Likely In 2020

Among other cities that have expressed interest are Austin, Texas; Sacramento, California; St. Louis; and San Antonio; and to a lesser extent El Paso, Texas; Indianapolis; and Las Vegas.

05/19/2015

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Pipeline Burst Sends Oil Leaking Into Central California Coast

Zaniboni says firefighters responding to reports of the smell of gas on the beach found the thick black slick and traced it to the pipeline.

05/19/2015

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Worldwide Regional Leaders Join Gov. Brown In Signing Climate Change Pact

California Gov. Jerry Brown and leaders from 11 other states and provinces are signing a pact on climate change that vows to reduce carbon emissions.

05/19/2015

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Southern California Police Dog Stable After Bee Swarm Attack

Robin, a 3-year-old female Belgian Malinois, was stung by more than 100 bees as she helped Monterey Park police search for a suspect.

05/19/2015

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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.

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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