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Firefighter Charged With Killing Lover’s Husband

A Southern California firefighter has pleaded not guilty to charges that he killed his lover’s husband.

11/22/2014

A double rainbow spotted in Lake Tahoe after storms rolled through Saturday. (Photo by Nico Saboonchi)

Storms Raise Hope For Relief From California’s Drought

Hours of steady rain Saturday from northern California’s third winter storm in a week raised hopes that the state was moving out of its driest three years in history – while still deeply locked in drought.

11/22/2014

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Window Washer In San Francisco Seriously Injured After 11-Story Fall

A window washer in San Francisco has been taken to the hospital after falling from the eighth story of a building on to a car.

11/21/2014

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California Unemployment Rate Unchanged At 7.3 Percent

California’s unemployment rate for October was 7.3 percent, which remain unchanged from the previous month even as the state increased payroll jobs.

11/21/2014

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 20: U.S. President Barack Obama announces executive actions on U.S. immigration policy during a nationally televised address from the White House, November 20, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama outlined a plan on Thursday to ease the threat of deportation for about 4.7 million undocumented immigrants. (Photo by Jim Bourg-Pool/Getty Images)

President Obama’s Immigration Plan Draws Cheers, Criticism Across US

Thousands of immigrant-rights activists, families and elected officials cheered across the country as President Barack Obama announced on television his plan for relief from deportations for about 5 million people.

11/21/2014

California Governor Jerry Brown listens while US President Barack Obama meets with locals at the San Luis Water Facility February 14, 2014 in Firebaugh, California. Obama is visiting the Fresno area where he will speak with members of the community and tour drought effected areas. (Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

California Gov. Jerry Brown Backs President Obama’s Immigration Order

Brown said in a statement that the president “stepped up for hard-working families across America” in the face of Washington gridlock.

11/20/2014

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Fight Over University Of California Tuition Hike Shifts To Sacramento

Approval shifts the question of whether the increases will be enacted or averted to Sacramento, where the governor and legislative leaders will start negotiating in January over the university system’s budget for next year.

11/20/2014

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Feinstein: Drought Relief Bill For Central Valley Dead For 2014

She vowed to try again in 2015, but the outcome could be even less certain because Republicans will control both houses of Congress after they retook the Senate in this month’s midterm elections.

11/20/2014

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Fresno Man Who Killed Co-Worker, Cut Out Heart, Released From Prison Over Governor’s Objection

A Fresno man who stabbed his co-worker dozens of times in 1984 and then cut out the man’s heart and put it in his jacket pocket has been released from prison despite objections from Gov. Jerry Brown.

11/20/2014

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Many Californians Celebrating Deportation Relief Before President Obama’s Speech

From San Diego to Santa Rosa, activists invited friends to watch the speech. About a dozen groups planned to watch on a large screen in the streets of downtown Los Angeles and hear a performance by the alternative rock band La Santa Cecilia.

11/20/2014

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Republican Success In U.S. House Races Ends In California As Democrats Pick Up Seat

The results raise questions about how GOP candidates can expect to do any better in California in two years, especially since this year featured low voter turnout that typically favors conservative candidates. Far more Democratic voters are expected in 2016, when a Senate seat will be at stake and a new president will be chosen.

11/20/2014

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Corinthian Colleges Shedding Most Of Its Schools Amid Federal, State Investigations

The sale of Everest and WyoTech campuses to the non-profit company ECMC Group would allow more than 39,000 students to continue attending class, the company said Thursday.

11/20/2014

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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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