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Southern California Wildfire ‘Creeping And Smoldering’

A fire in the Southern California mountains that threatens thousands of buildings was 40 percent contained on Friday — double the previous figure — as cooler weather helped slow the spread of the blaze.

06/27/2015

Quasi Modo walks along the red carpet before the start of the World's Ugliest Dog Competition in Petaluma, California on June 26, 2015. Quasi Modo went on to win first prize as the ugliest dog in the competition.  AFP PHOTO/JOSH EDELSON        (Photo credit should read Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

Quasi Modo Named World’s Ugliest Dog

The pit bull-Dutch shepherd mix and his owner took the $1,500 prize Friday night, besting 25 other dogs competing in the contest that applauds imperfection, organizers said.

06/26/2015

Hetch Hetchy Reservoir (credit: water.ca.gov)

Water Board Tells San Francisco To Stop Taking River Water It Stores In Hetch Hetchy

The State Water Resources Control Board ordered the cutback under its latest round of notices that waterways are too dry to meet demand in the drought.

06/26/2015

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 26: Arielle Cronig (L) and Elaine Cleary embrace outside of the U.S. Supreme Court after the ruling in favor of same-sex marriage June 26, 2015 in Washington, DC. The high court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry in all 50 states. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Historic Gay Marriage Ruling Stirs Emotion Across US

Some snapshots of Americans reacting to Friday’s Supreme Court ruling declaring that same-sex couples have a right to marry in all 50 states.

06/26/2015

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Central California Officer Dies In Car Crash During Chase

Authorities say a police officer in Central California crashed his patrol car into a block wall and died.

06/26/2015

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Police Car Stolen While Officers Chase Suspect

El Monte police officers who jumped out of their patrol car to chase a fleeing burglary suspect returned to find that someone had stolen their vehicle.

06/26/2015

GANSBAAI, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 08:  A Great White Shark swims in Shark Alley near Dyer Island on July 8, 2010 in Gansbaai, South Africa.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Suspected Great White Shark Sighting Cancels California Lifeguard Competition

Junior Lifeguard teams of children and teens had come from as far as Folsom Lake and Monterey for the annual summer competition that includes paddling, swimming and running. But they were called out of the water at about 2 p.m. Tuesday after searchers in a helicopter followed up on a report of a great white shark in the area off Seacliff State Beach.

06/25/2015

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Grand Jury: Sacramento County’s Mental Health Cuts Tax Law Enforcement, Hospitals

The cost of treating patients has weighed heavily on the county since the closure of its Crisis Stabilization Unit in 2009, the report states. What was supposed to save the county, the grand jury argues has instead overwhelmed both law enforcement and local hospitals.

06/25/2015

Photo of Hollis, who family members say was an active churchgoer who sang in the local choir. (Credit: CBSLA)

Mayor To Seek $50K Reward After Blind Man Found Decapitated

The mayor of Inglewood says he will ask the City Council to approve a $50,000 reward in the case of a 75-year-old blind man who was found decapitated in his apartment.

06/25/2015

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Central California Man Gets Life In Prison For Post-Super Bowl Rage

A Fresno man who went on a rampage and killed another man after the 2013 Super Bowl has been sentenced to life in prison.

06/25/2015

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Cal Fire: Hobby Drone Grounded Firefighting Aircraft Battling Lake Fire

Grounding air support for this fire is significant because of how many units are involved, including 3 air tankers, 2 DC-10s, 18 helicopters and four support planes

06/24/2015

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Bacteria Levels Found In Some Swimming Holes Considered Unsafe

With summer temperatures jumping up in the Sacramento area, some local residents are turning to local swimming holes as a way to keep cool. But how clean is the water?

06/24/2015

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The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco during its construction.   (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Looking Back: Golden Gate Bridge

On May 27, 1937, the Golden Gate bridge was opened to the public, connecting San Francisco and Marin counties.

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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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