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City Considers Ban On Police Use Of Drones

A Northern California city is seeking a temporary ban of police use of drones, increasingly popular unmanned aircraft.

02/25/2015

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California Lawmaker Wants Tobacco Banned From Baseball Fields Across State

The ban targets a notorious habit that has been with the game forever. The proposal comes months after Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn died from mouth cancer.

02/24/2015

California State Lawmakers Introduce Legislator To Regulate Appearance Of Toy Guns

Despite Promises Otherwise, California Taxpayers Billed For Senate President’s Celebration

Senate and Assembly expense reports obtained under the Legislative Open Records Act show nearly 30 security and top-level staffers traveled to Los Angeles for de Leon’s event while 20 legislative employees traveled to Atkins’ events.

02/24/2015

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California Gas Tax Drops 6 Cents In July, But Drivers Aren’t Likely To See Impact

The five-member State Board of Equalization voted unanimously to cut the state gasoline tax from 36 cents to 30 cents a gallon. The decrease takes effect in July, though Californians may not see a difference at the pump because of other factors affecting gas prices.

02/24/2015

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Preliminary Hearing Set For Prostitute Charged In Google Executive’s Death

A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for a Northern California prostitute charged with killing a Google executive with an overdose of heroin aboard his yacht.

02/24/2015

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What’s Next For Jammed West Coast Ports After Tentative Deal Ends Dispute?

After reaching a tentative contract agreement that covers the West Coast’s 29 seaports, dockworkers are clearing an immense backlog of cargo that accumulated as their negotiations with employers stalled.

02/23/2015

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Helicopter Being Towed By Truck Tumbles Into Freeway Traffic

A helicopter being towed behind a truck struck a freeway overpass and tumbled off its trailer into the roadway, hitting at least two vehicles in Southern California.

02/23/2015

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Water Agencies Considering Fine Hikes For Bay Area Water Stealers

Northern California water districts are looking to hike fines for meter cheaters and other people who steal water as the state enters its fourth year of drought.

02/23/2015

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Sacramento Couple Suspected Of Crimes In California, Colorado

Authorities in California believe a man and woman being held in Sacramento are linked to 11 armed robberies and other crimes in California and Colorado.

02/23/2015

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Disney Hikes Ticket Prices At US Theme Parks

Visiting Mickey and Minnie just got more expensive.

02/22/2015

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Gov. Jerry Brown Blocks Parole For Ex-Mexican Mafia Chief

Gov. Jerry Brown blocked parole for a former leader of the notorious Mexican Mafia prison gang who has turned on his former comrades and now aids law enforcement.

02/21/2015

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Eco-Friendly California Looks Beyond Gas Tax To Fix Roads

As state legislatures across the nation grapple with declining funding to maintain roads, bridges and other transportation infrastructure, California lawmakers are confronting the unintended consequences of policies aimed at achieving ambitious environmental goals.

02/21/2015

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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.

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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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