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Gov. Brown Calls Border Crossings Humanitarian Issue

Gov. Jerry Brown is calling the arrival of unaccompanied young migrants to the U.S.-Mexico border a humanitarian issue and says California will do its part.

07/23/2014

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California’s Salmon, Steelhead Get Help

State and federal wildlife officials have unveiled ambitious plans aimed at helping endangered salmon and steelhead thrive again in Central California rivers.

07/23/2014

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Lawsuit Tests Racial Policy At California Prisons

A federal judge will consider whether California’s policy of locking up prisoners by race violates their constitutional rights.

07/23/2014

CAMP PENDLETON, CA - MAY 16:  The Las Pulgas Fire lights the night on May 16, 2014 at Camp Pendleton, California. The fire is one of three large wildfires on Camp Pendleton that have scorched more than 22,000 acres. Firefighters have been battling 11 wildfires in San Diego County this week, including the fires on the Marine base.   (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Fire Season In West Expected To Get More Intense

Despite widespread drought in the West, wildfires have burned less than half the 10-year average area so far this summer.

07/23/2014

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Pollock Pines Man Accused Of Stealing Gold Nugget Worth $1,900

A 32-year-old Northern California man is accused of stealing a $1,900 gold nugget from an Alaska mine where he was working.

07/23/2014

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Gov. Brown To Meet Mexican Official

Gov. Jerry Brown is due to meet Mexico’s secretary of foreign affairs ahead of his trade mission to the bordering nation next week.

07/23/2014

San Mateo County officials say the man was standing in a hole he had dug in the beach when the sand caved in on him. (Kent Nishimura/Getty Images)

Man Dies After Hole He Dug In Beach Sand Collapses

26-year-old man was trapped for over 5 minutes at beach near Half Moon Bay.

07/22/2014

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Gov. Brown Nominates Mexican-Born Law Professor To California Supreme Court

Gov. Jerry Brown has nominated a Mexican-born Stanford law professor to the California Supreme Court.

07/22/2014

US President Barack Obama speaks at the annual White House Correspondent's Association Gala at the Washington Hilton hotel May 3, 2014 in Washington, DC. Photo by Olivier Douliery/ABACAUSA.COM

Pres. Obama Flying To Calif. Tuesday For Democratic Fundraisers

President Barack Obama is flying into California on Tuesday for a pair of Democratic fundraisers in Silicon Valley and the Los Angeles area.

07/22/2014

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Underage Students Can Sample Beer, Wine In College Classes Under California Law

Advocates for the bill say tasting alcohol is a crucial component to viticulture and brewing education. Eight programs, including the University of California at Davis and Fresno State, can remove age restrictions on classes.

07/21/2014

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Inmates Allowed In Stockton Medical Facility After Months Of Delays

The $839-million facility opened last July. But the federal receiver abruptly halted admissions in January, citing the prison’s inability to provide basic services to sick inmates.

07/21/2014

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California Law Restricts Full-Contact Youth Football Practices

Assemblyman Ken Cooley, D-Rancho Cordova, said his bill is motivated by parents worried about the risks associated with concussions, which include long-term brain damage and early onset dementia.

07/21/2014

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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!

Friday afternoon's storm left a marvelous double rainbow over Lincoln Avenue in Carmichael. (credit: Richard Duerksen)

Turbulent April Weather

A Spring storm spawned a funnel cloud that was seen all over the Valley.

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