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Arkansas Legislator Threatens California Wine Ban Over Egg Ban

The Arkansas House voted 57-19 Thursday to bar California wine imports. Republican Rep. Dan Douglas of Bentonville says he drafted his bill to protest a voter-approved California law blocking imports of eggs from hens kept in cages so small the animals cannot turn around.


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Lawyer: Denise Huskins Kidnapping Was No Hoax, Boyfriend Was Drugged

Attorney Dan Russo said his client Aaron Quinn had good reason for not immediately calling police when his girlfriend was abducted early Monday: At least two kidnappers bound and drugged him.


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California Loosens Sex Offender Residency Restrictions

California will alter its 8-year-old ban preventing all registered sex offenders from living near schools or parks, instead imposing the restriction only on pedophiles and others whose sex crimes involved children.


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200 Chickens Stolen From Sonoma County Farm

Less than two weeks before Easter, a farmer says more than 200 hens that lay eggs with shells in subtle shades of green, blue, rose and chocolate brown have been stolen.


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3 Dogs In Orange County Killed By Swarm Of Bees

Orange County authorities say a swarm of bees has stung three dogs to death in Santa Ana.


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State Lawmakers Vote To Speed Up Water Projects Meant To Bring Relief, Fund Infrastructure Projects

California lawmakers are considering a plan to speed up more than $1 billion in water spending as the drought persists.


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San Jose Police Officer Shot To Death Responding To Call About Suicidal Subject

The San Jose Police Department says responding officers were met with gunfire Tuesday night. A veteran officer was struck and pronounced dead at the scene.


Ellen Pao Venture Capital Sexual Discrimination Trial Continues

Lawyer: Reddit CEO Ellen Pao Sought Big Payout From Former Employer In Bias Suit

Lawyer Lynne Hermle made the claim in a packed courtroom during her closing argument in the lawsuit filed by Ellen Pao against Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.


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Arnold Schwarzenegger Pushes Congress To Save After-School Funding

Schwarzenegger was joined by education, business and law enforcement leaders in demanding that any reauthorization of the 2002 No Child Left Behind law maintain the funding for after-school programs.



Recordings In Napa Murder-Suicide Show Vintner Executed Investor As Deputies Arrived

A police dispatcher told deputies that a man later identified as a Silicon Valley investor had been shot and wounded while an assailant chased him through a California vineyard, recordings released Tuesday showed.


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California Lawmakers Question Massive Gas Price Changes

Hueso says even though Californians pay a premium for cleaner-burning gasoline, it doesn’t explain why consumers are paying $1 more per gallon than the rest of the country.


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Members Of Congress From Western U.S. Request Full Funding Of Quake Warning System

Three dozen members of Congress from California, Oregon and Washington are urging full funding of a West Coast earthquake early warning system.


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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.

Grasshopper Invasion

Grasshopper Invasion!

The Campbell family of Herald is dealing with millions of grasshoppers!

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