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Boy, 13, Suspected Of Fatally Stabbing 14-Year-Old Student Outside Of High School

A 13-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder in the fatal stabbing of a 14-year-old high school student outside an East Los Angeles middle school.

01/24/2015

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CHP: Secretary Of State Employee Brought Loaded Gun Into Workplace

The California Highway Patrol has arrested a state employee who is accused of bringing a loaded gun to work at the secretary of state’s office.

01/23/2015

EL CERRITO, CA - MARCH 08: A 'Help Wanted' sign is posted in the window of an automotive service shop on March 8, 2013 in El Cerrito, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Unemployment Falls To 7 Percent; Few New Jobs

California’s unemployment rate fell to 7 percent in December, a drop of two-tenths of a percentage point from a month earlier, but the state added few jobs last month.

01/23/2015

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High-Priced Wine Stolen From Napa Valley Found In North Carolina

More than $300,000 of world-class wine stolen from a famed Napa Valley, California restaurant has been found in a private cellar in North Carolina.

01/23/2015

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Measles Outbreak Casts Spotlight On Anti-Vaccine Movement

A major measles outbreak traced to Disneyland has brought criticism down on the small but vocal movement among parents to opt out of vaccinations for their children.

01/23/2015

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Prison Inmate Charged With ‘Gypsy Hill’ Serial Killings From 1976

Rodney Halbower has been charged with two of the six killings of young women in 1976 that became known as the ‘Gypsy Hill’ killings.

01/22/2015

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Magnets Used To Plant Drugs Under Unsuspecting Cars Traveling From Mexico

One motorist spotted the containers while pumping gas after crossing into Southern California on Jan. 12 and thought it might be a bomb. His call to police prompted an emergency response at the Chevron station, and then a shocker: 13.2 pounds of heroin were pulled from under the vehicle, according to a U.S. law enforcement official. San Diego police said the drugs were packed inside six magnetized cylinders.

01/22/2015

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Lawyers Seek Delay In Corruption Trial Of Former Sen. Ron Calderon

Lawyers are seeking to further delay the public corruption trial of former state Sen. Ron Calderon and his brother until August.

01/22/2015

SANTA MONICA, CA - JUNE 08: Tom Steyer speaks at Global Green USA's Millennium Awards at Fairmont Miramar Hotel on June 8, 2013 in Santa Monica, California benefiting the places, the people and the planet in need. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Global Green)

Billionaire Tom Steyer To Skip California Senate Contest

Billionaire climate activist Tom Steyer says he will not enter the race to succeed California Sen. Barbara Boxer.

01/22/2015

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Woman, 84, Killed In Tulare County By Hit-And-Run Driver

Authorities in Tulare County are search for a hit-and-run driver who killed an 84-year-old woman.

01/22/2015

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Sen. Boxer And House Maj. Leader McCarthy Trade Blame Over Failed Drought Bill

Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy are publicly blaming each other over who derailed congressional efforts last year to pass a drought relief bill for California.

01/22/2015

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Dog Sniffs Out Puppies Abandoned At Northern California Park

Animal services officials say a couple walking their dog found three terrier puppies inside a closed and knotted trash bag dumped near a garbage can at a Northern California park.

01/22/2015

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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.

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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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