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The circus will stop coming to Oakland in a few years after a tool used by elephant handlers was banned in the city. (Photo Credit: Thinkstock)

Oakland Joins LA In Banning Circus Elephant Tool

The circus will stop coming to Oakland in a few years after a tool used by elephant handlers was banned in the city.

12/18/2014

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3 Dead In Redondo Beach After Car Hits People Leaving Church

A female motorist hit a group of pedestrians outside a California church as a Christmas service ended, killing one person and leaving up to 11 others injured, police said.

12/18/2014

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State Senator Wants To Ban The Use Of Recycled Tires For Playground Turf

A state senator wants to ban recycled tires used in the artificial turf at schools and playgrounds because there may be a link to cancer. That has people asking what this ban would mean for local schools that already have the turf and the businesses that produce it.

12/18/2014

A Los Angeles man is in custody for trying to sell Chagall and Diego Rivera paintings to undercover detectives for $700,000. (Photo by PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

$10 Million In Stolen Los Angeles Art Recovered

An LAPD undercover operation has netted the return of stolen art, including paintings by Chagall and Diego Rivera.

12/17/2014

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Health Care Exchange Signups Exceeding Last Year

California’s health insurance exchange has exceeded last year’s signups during the first month of open enrollment.

12/17/2014

Mayor Eric Garcetti announced a plan Tuesday to equip 7,000 Los Angeles police officers with on-body cameras by next summer. (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

L.A. Mayor Plans 7,000 Body Cameras For Cops

Mayor Eric Garcetti announced a plan Tuesday to equip 7,000 Los Angeles police officers with on-body cameras by next summer.

12/16/2014

After California's driest three years on record, there have been few sounds as disturbing to water conservationists as the whisk-whisk-whisk of automatic lawn sprinklers kicking on directly behind TV reporters covering some of the state's first heavy downpours in years.(Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Rain Could Spell Trouble For Calif. Water Conservation

After California’s driest three years on record, there have been few sounds as disturbing to water conservationists as the whisk-whisk-whisk of automatic lawn sprinklers kicking on directly behind TV reporters covering some of the state’s first heavy downpours in years.

12/16/2014

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Man Wanted On Child Porn Charges In Ohio Caught In Oroville

Federal authorities believe a child-pornography suspect who fled Ohio during the investigation has surrendered due in part to the attention the case received on social media.

12/16/2014

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Woman Arrested After Driving Stolen Car To Jail

Northern California woman drove a stolen van to visit her husband, who was himself in jail on auto theft charges.

12/15/2014

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Court Upholds Los Angeles Rule That Porn Actors Must Wear Condoms

A federal judge rejected the claims of porn producers that requiring actors to wear condoms was a violation of their free speech rights.

12/15/2014

A federal appeals court will reconsider a decision to order YouTube to take down an anti-Muslim film clip that sparked violence in the Middle East and death threats to the actors from those who considered it blasphemous to the Prophet Muhammad.(Photo by Spencer Weiner-Pool/Getty Images)

Court Reconsiders Anti-Muslim Film On YouTube

A federal appeals court will reconsider a decision to order YouTube to take down an anti-Muslim film clip that sparked violence in the Middle East and death threats to the actors from those who considered it blasphemous to the Prophet Muhammad.

12/15/2014

No reports of damage or injury from the tremor, estimated to have been centered near the town of San Juan Bautista. It could be felt in Silicon Valley and Monterey. (Photo by Dimas Ardian/Getty Images)

California Gets Funding For Quake Warning System

California received funding to help begin an earthquake warning system across the state next year that would provide enough time for trains to brake, utilities to shut off gas lines and people to dive under a table until the shaking stops.

12/15/2014

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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.

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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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