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NASA's Stardust spacecraft returned with particles collected from this comet, named Wild 2. (Credti: JPL/NASA)

Specks Returned From Space May Be Alien Visitors

There may be itsy-bitsy aliens among us.

08/14/2014

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Bill Adds ‘Parent’ Box To Birth Certificates

The California Legislature has approved a bill that will modify birth certificates to accommodate same-sex couples who become parents.

08/14/2014

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Women Call Police Over Cat’s Furry Fury

Two San Diego County women had to get help from police after being trapped in a bedroom by a family cat that a neighbor calls “a ball of fury.”

08/14/2014

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Lawmakers Approve Placing Historic $7.5 Billion Water Plan On November Ballot

After weeks of difficult negotiations, the ballot measure sailed through both houses of the Legislature: 77-1 in the Assembly and 37-0 in the Senate.

08/13/2014

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Lawmakers Plan Water Bond Vote As Talks Continue

Pressed by a deadline and California’s severe drought, state lawmakers are scheduled to vote Wednesday on a measure that would swap out an existing water bond on the November ballot and authorize billions in borrowing to pay for new reservoirs, groundwater cleanup and habitat restoration.

08/13/2014

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Judge Tells California To Teach English Learners

California was ordered to educate all children who don’t speak English after reports revealed a quarter of its school districts fail to meet that requirement, which is mandated by both the federal government and California itself.

08/13/2014

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Lightning-Sparked Wildfire In Siskiyou County Burning Out Of Control

A lightning-sparked wildfire in a Northern California forest is continuing to burn out of control, though crews are expecting some help from the weather.

08/13/2014

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Study Drops Hints That Dogs Could Get Jealous

When Shetland sheepdog Maggie comes home from the groomer, her owners praise and pet her shiny coat, much to the chagrin of pit bull Stormy, who will head-butt her until their family cuts out the compliments.

08/13/2014

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Long Delayed California Water Bond Vote Scheduled For Wednesday

The compromise measure needs two-thirds support in both houses. That will require backing by Republicans in the Senate, where Democrats lack a supermajority.

08/12/2014

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ACLU: California Schools Failing English Learners In 252 Districts

Figures reported by the school districts ranged from Los Angeles Unified School District, which failed to educate 4,150 of 194,904 English learners, to Twain Harte-Long Barn Union Elementary in the Sierra foothills that failed to educate its one English learner, according to the ACLU.

08/12/2014

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 8: Derek Carr #4 of the Oakland Raiders hands the ball off to teammate Latavius Murray #28 during the second quarter of the game against the Minnesota Vikings on August 8, 2014 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

FCC Commissioner Supports Repealing NFL TV Blackout Rules

Pai, one of five FCC commissioners, became the first to speak out in favor of eliminating the NFL policy the FCC instituted in 1975. The regulation prevents games that are not sold out 72 hours in advance of kickoff from being broadcast in the home team’s market by cable and satellite providers.

08/12/2014

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Police: Man Admits To Killing Parents, Two Sons And Family Dog

Police say Nicolas Holzer called 911 and calmly said he had killed his family members.

08/12/2014

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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!

Friday afternoon's storm left a marvelous double rainbow over Lincoln Avenue in Carmichael. (credit: Richard Duerksen)

Turbulent April Weather

A Spring storm spawned a funnel cloud that was seen all over the Valley.

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