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POLLOCK PINES, CA - SEPTEMBER 19:  A tattered American flag flies near trees that were burned by the King fire on September 19, 2014 near Pollock Pines, California. The King fire is threatening over 12,000 homes in the forested area about an hour east of Sacramento and has consumed over 76,000 acres. The out of control fire is 10 percent contained  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

More Rain Dampens King Fire; Containment Up To 78 Percent

More wet weather is expected over the weekend as crews gain even further advantage on a massive wildfire in Northern California, officials said Saturday.


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Man Gets 3-Year Jail Sentence For Torturing Puppy In Front Of Daughter

A Northern California man convicted of torturing and killing a puppy in front of his 4-year-old daughter has been sentenced to three years in jail.


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Governor Signs Bill For Lawyers For Immigrant Kids

Gov. Jerry Brown says he has signed into law a bill to help fund lawyers for unaccompanied children in immigration proceedings.


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King Fire: Massive Wildfire Mostly Spares Infrastructure, 1,000 Firefighters Going Home

The blaze has burned more than 150 square miles of a heavily forested region of the Sierra Nevada that is home to numerous hydroelectric plants and is crisscrossed with power lines, water pipes and wooden flumes.


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Rain Helps Reduce Threat From King Fire

Helpful rains and more than 8,000 firefighters brought solid advances against a huge wildfire in Northern California, leading evacuations to dwindle and the number of threatened homes to fall from thousands to just a few hundred.


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California Bans State Agencies From Selling Or Displaying Items With Confederate Flag

Brown’s office on Thursday announced signing AB2444. It was introduced by Democratic Assemblyman Isadore Hall of Compton after his mother saw replica Confederate cash sold at the Capitol gift shop.


Federal prosecutors alleged Sohiel Omar Kabir and Ralph Deleon planned to train overseas as terrorists so they could target U.S. military and allies. (Photo AFP/Getty Images)

Two Southern California Men Guilty In Federal Terror Trial

Federal prosecutors alleged Sohiel Omar Kabir and Ralph Deleon planned to train overseas as terrorists so they could target U.S. military and allies.


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Head Of State Prison Guard Union Retiring

The leader of the union representing state prison guards is retiring, leaving an organization that had sparred with then-governor Arnold Schwarzenegger before making peace with Gov. Jerry Brown.


National Parks, Government Run Monuments And Museums Could Close Saturday If Budget Deal Isn't Reached

Chinese Artist’s Alcatraz Exhibit Is A Tribute To The World’s Political Prisoners

Ai , whose past work has included a piece mourning children killed in shoddily built schools in China’s 2008 earthquake, directed the installation of the Alcatraz exhibition while under house arrest in China for what supporters say are trumped-up tax charges.


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Woman Punched Repeatedly By California Highway Patrol Officer Settles For $1.5 Million, Officer Resigns

Pinnock’s attorney Caree Harper says they wanted to make sure the 51-year-old Pinnock could have financial stability for the rest of her life and wanted to make sure that Officer Daniel Andrew would not be an officer any longer.


The woman, believed to be in her mid-40s, died after she was detained while taking off her clothes at an Orange County market, say police. (Photo by JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)

Woman Dies After Removing Clothes At Market

The woman, believed to be in her mid-40s, died after she was detained while taking off her clothes at an Orange County market, say police.


Vinod Khosla speaks at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco on September 9, 2014. (Photo by Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunch)

Judge Rules Against Billionaire In Beach Dispute

Judge ruled that venture capitalist Vinod Khosla would have to get permission before closing off Martin’s Beach, a secluded stretch of coast south of Half-Moon Bay.


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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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