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SAN FRANCISCO - AUGUST 25:  A new electric vehicle charging station is seen near San Francisco city hall August 25, 2010 in San Francisco, California.   (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Signs Clean-Air Vehicle Legislation

Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law several bills designed to boost use of clean-air vehicles in California.

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Photo taken by the Bureau of Reclamation during the cleanup. (Credit: Bureau of Reclamation)

55 Tons Of Trash Pulled From California Waterways

State officials say some 55 tons of trash was removed from the California’s drought-stricken waterways during the Great Sierra River Cleanup.


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Brown Signs Bill On Car Surcharge For Bike Lanes

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill allowing local governments to impose a vehicle registration surcharge to pay for bike lanes and trails.


POLLOCK PINES, CA - SEPTEMBER 19:  Officials insepct a structure that was destroyed by the King fire on September 19, 2014 near Pollock Pines, California. The King fire is threatening over 12,000 homes in the forested area about an hour east of Sacramento and has consumed over 76,000 acres. The out of control fire is 10 percent contained  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Teams Assess Damage As King Fire Continues To Burn

Assessment teams hope to get an idea Saturday of just how many structures have been damaged or destroyed by a massive wildfire that threatens thousands of homes in Northern California.


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Authorities: 5 Inmates Escape From Madera County Jail

Authorities in Central California are on the hunt for five inmates who have escaped a correctional facility.



Dog Who Was Hit By A Van During A Police Chase Is Recovering Like A ‘Rock Star’ Says Vet

The driver of the van pleaded guilty to stealing a van and will spend the next two years in a state prison.


King Fire suspect in court

California Reinstates Tougher Arson Penalties As King Fire Rages

The El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office says the tougher penalties will not apply to Wayne Allen Huntsman even if he is convicted. That’s because the King Fire burning west of Lake Tahoe started before the bill became law.


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No Potty Parity: Gov. Jerry Brown Vetoes California Bills Requiring Diaper-Changing Stations In Men’s Rooms

In his messages to Democratic Sens. Lois Wolk of Davis and Ricardo Lara of Bell Gardens, Brown said it would be prudent to leave the issue to the private sector rather than legislate it.


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License Plate Scanners Capture Movements Of Millions Of Vehicles Regardless Of Investigation

“If I’m not being investigated for a crime, there shouldn’t be a secret police file on me” that details “where I go, where I shop, where I visit,” said Michael Robertson, a tech entrepreneur fighting in court for access to his own files. “That’s crazy, Nazi police-type stuff.”


The King Fire Continues To Burn East Of Sacramento

King Fire: Record-Setting Amounts Of Retardant Used To Slow Massive Fire’s Spread In Drought

The blaze in steep terrain forced the evacuation of 2,800 people and burned multiple structures in the White Meadows area of Pollock Pines. On Friday, it threatened a key University of California, Berkeley research station that is home to scores of experiments on trees, plants and other wildlife.


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95 Percent Of California High School Seniors Pass Exit Exam

New data shows that the percentage of California seniors passing the high school exit exam required for graduation matched last year’s results.


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California Adopts Olive Oil Labeling Standards

The state Department of Food and Agriculture has approved standards for grading and labeling California-produced olive oil that will require makers to state specifically whether they have adulterated any of their product.


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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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