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Former Police Officer Gets 5 Years For Sex Assault

A former officer for a Northern California police officer has been sentenced to five years in prison for sexually assaulting a woman whom he was taking to jail.


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Tribes Wary Of Selling Pot, Even If Feds Allow It

Many in Indian Country are wary of the idea of growing and selling marijuana on tribal lands, even if it could present an economic windfall and the U.S. Department of Justice says it’s OK.


Northern California family says new evidence shows brain activity in the 13-year-old girl. (Photo: CBS Sacramento)

Jahi McMath Still Hooked To Machines 1 Year Later

A year ago, 13-year-old Jahi McMath underwent a tonsillectomy and tissue removal at Children’s Hospital in Oakland, California, to treat sleep apnea. The girl suffered massive bleeding, had a heart attack and was declared brain dead Dec. 12.


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California Storm Hits South After Drenching North

A dangerous storm system blamed for two deaths in Oregon, thousands of power outages in Washington and flooded roadways in the Bay Area that kept many from work and school pushed into Southern California on Friday, causing mudslides and evacuations.


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4 Kids Rescued From Father After Standoff On A San Diego Freeway

Daniel Perez was tackled as he began climbing over the railing of a freeway overpass a day after his wife was found dead in the trunk of the family car.


shut down redbook Operator Pleads Guilty To Prostitution Charge

The U.S. Department of Justice says the plea Thursday by operator Eric Omuro represents the first federal conviction of a website operator for facilitation of prostitution.


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Storm-Whipped Winds Bring Waves To South Lake Tahoe, Damage Church

A social hall at St. Theresa Catholic Church in South Lake Tahoe was damaged by a large fallen tree, said Eric Guevin, Tahoe Douglas fire marshal. But the tree narrowly missed a prominent statue in an outdoor courtyard.


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SeaWorld CEO Jim Atchison Stepping Down As Park Attendance Drops

Jim Atchison has served as CEO and president since 2009. He will become vice chairman and will be nominated to the board of its independent nonprofit conservation fund.


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Roseville College Football Player’s Lawyer Confirms Altercation With Elderly Man, Denies Murder

“We’re really working to convince the state this is not a murder case,” defense attorney Walter Todd said after a brief court hearing Thursday in Marion County. “There are other possibilities – criminally negligent homicide, manslaughter in the second degree … there are many other options.”


California rocket launch postponed by storm

Storm Scrubs Southern California Rocket Launch

Concerns about the severe weather prompted officials at Vandenberg AFB to postpone the launch of a defense satellite.


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California’s Population Grows To 38.5 Million

California’s population climbed to 38.5 million people over the last year as the state recorded its most significant back-to-back growth in a decade.


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California Battling Its Worst Whooping Cough Epidemic In 70 Years

California is battling the worst pertussis epidemic recorded in the state in seven decades.


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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.

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Grasshopper Invasion!

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

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