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GOLETA, CALIFORNIA - MAY 19:  Officials walk along an the oil-covered beach on May 19, 2015 north of Goleta, California. About 21,000 gallons spilled from an abandoned pipeline on the land near Refugio State Beach, spreading over about four miles of beach within hours. The largest oil spill ever in U.S. waters at the time occurred in the same section of the coast in 1969 where numerous offshore oil platforms can be seen, giving birth to the modern American environmental movement.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Oil Slicks Off California Span 9 Miles; Cleanup Underway

Cleanup crews are preparing to fan out along a stretch of California coastline stained by crude oil that spilled from broken pipe and flowed into the ocean.

05/20/2015

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Bouncer Says He Was Fired After Helping Girl Who Was Assaulted

A bouncer at a Norco bar has been fired after he says helping a woman who had been assaulted disobeyed his boss’s orders.

05/20/2015

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73-Year-Old California BASE Jumper Dies After Setting Parachute On Fire In Idaho

A graphic video of the fatal jump, posted to YouTube on Monday, shows someone engulfed in flames and falling from the Perrine Bridge into the Snake River, 500 feet below.

05/19/2015

Major League Soccer (MLS) commissioner Don Garber speaks before unveiling the new MLS logo during an event in New York on September 18. 2014. MLS unveiled the new logo ahead of its 20th season. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad        (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

MLS Commissioner: St. Louis In Mix For Next Round Of Expansion, Likely In 2020

Among other cities that have expressed interest are Austin, Texas; Sacramento, California; St. Louis; and San Antonio; and to a lesser extent El Paso, Texas; Indianapolis; and Las Vegas.

05/19/2015

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Pipeline Burst Sends Oil Leaking Into Central California Coast

Zaniboni says firefighters responding to reports of the smell of gas on the beach found the thick black slick and traced it to the pipeline.

05/19/2015

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Worldwide Regional Leaders Join Gov. Brown In Signing Climate Change Pact

California Gov. Jerry Brown and leaders from 11 other states and provinces are signing a pact on climate change that vows to reduce carbon emissions.

05/19/2015

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Southern California Police Dog Stable After Bee Swarm Attack

Robin, a 3-year-old female Belgian Malinois, was stung by more than 100 bees as she helped Monterey Park police search for a suspect.

05/19/2015

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Folsom Prostitute Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter, Drug Charges In Google Exec’s Death

A California prostitute charged with killing a Google executive with an overdose of heroin aboard his yacht pleaded guilty Tuesday to involuntary manslaughter and administering drugs.

05/19/2015

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Mountain Lion Captured In Backyard Of San Mateo Home

Authorities say a mountain lion spotted three times in a residential area south of San Francisco has been captured and released back into the wild.

05/19/2015

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Baggage Handlers At Oakland International Airport Charged With Drug Smuggling

Federal authorities say three baggage handlers at Oakland International Airport are among 14 people charged as part of an alleged marijuana smuggling ring.

05/19/2015

Family says 80-year-old woman was prematurely declared dead and died inside a hospital morgue freezer. (Getty Images)

Storage Company Owner Fined For Illegally Dumping Human Waste In Desert

A storage company and its owner have been sentenced to time served and ordered to pay nearly $60,000 for illegally disposing of thousands of gallons of untreated human waste in the desert east of San Diego.

05/19/2015

LAKE MEAD NRA, NV - MAY 13:  A tractor tire sits in the waters of Lake Mead near Boulder Beach on May 13, 2015 in Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nevada. As severe drought grips parts of the Western United States, Lake Mead, which was once the largest reservoir in the nation, has seen its surface elevation drop below 1,080 feet above sea level, its lowest level since the construction of the Hoover Dam in the 1930s.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Feds Project Lake Mead Will Fall Below Drought Trigger Point By 2017

The effects could be serious. Arizona’s allocation of Colorado River water could be cut 11.4 percent, or by an amount normally used by more than 600,000 homes. Nevada’s share could be reduced 4.3 percent. Think 26,000 homes.

05/18/2015

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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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