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California Drought May Force Damming Of 3 Delta Channels

They say the dams would decrease the amount of water released from upstream reservoirs to keep saltwater from creeping inland from the San Francisco Bay, contaminating the Delta.

01/26/2015

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4 Sentenced In SoCal Fake Kidnapping Scheme

Crime ring targeted Spanish-speaking, non-legal immigrants in the San Diego area, who were falsely told their loved ones were in danger unless the victims paid them cash.

01/26/2015

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Law Enforcement Wants Waze App Shut Down Over Police Safety Worries

Waze is a combination of GPS navigation and social networking. Fifty million users in 200 countries turn to the free service for warnings about nearby congestion, car accidents, speed traps, traffic cameras, construction zones, potholes, stalled vehicles or unsafe weather conditions.

01/26/2015

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California Kaiser Nurses Reach Contract Agreement

A union says Kaiser Permanente nurses in California have approved a new contract that boosts pay and improves patient care along with health and safety protections for nurses.

01/26/2015

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Dog Survives Crash On Los Angeles Freeway That Killed 2

Authorities say a dog survived a car crash on a Southern California freeway that left a man and woman dead.

01/25/2015

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Tax Fight Looms Between Gov. Brown And His Own Party

Gov. Jerry Brown orchestrated the successful push for temporary sales and income taxes on Californians three years ago to help ease the state out of recession and close a multibillion-dollar budget gap.

01/25/2015

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US Gas Prices Fall Another 13 Cents, But Expect A Rise Soon

The average price of a regular gallon of gas dropped 13 cents in the past two weeks to $2.07, but it could soon rise.

01/25/2015

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Get Even With Your Ex This Valentines With A Giant Hissing Cockroach From The SF Zoo

Feeling the sting of rejection? Itching to get even with an ex? The San Francisco Zoo is offering the burned and spurned masses the chance to “adopt” a hissing cockroach or giant scorpion in honor of their special ex-someone for Valentine’s Day.

01/25/2015

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Turkey Flock At Stanislaus County Facility Quarantined After Avian Flu Find

Federal agriculture officials say they have found avian influenza in a commercial turkey flock in central California.

01/24/2015

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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

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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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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.

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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