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Aerial view of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant  in San Luis Obispo County, California. ( MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Could California’s Last Operating Nuclear Reactor Withstand A Powerful Earthquake?

A senior federal nuclear expert is urging regulators to shut down California’s last operating nuclear plant until they can determine whether the facility’s twin reactors can withstand powerful shaking from any one of several nearby earthquake faults.

08/25/2014

File photo of cows. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Co-Owner Of Slaughterhouse That Processed Cows With Cancer Pleads Guilty To Charges

The co-owner of a Northern California slaughterhouse accused of processing cows with cancer while U.S. livestock inspectors took lunch breaks has pleaded guilty to a federal criminal charge.

08/25/2014

A car damaged by falling debris in the quake. (CBS13)

Post-Quake Gas Leak Inspections To Last For Days

The utility serving areas damaged by Sunday’s earthquake in the San Francisco Bay Area says it expects to continue searching for possible gas leaks over the coming days.

08/25/2014

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Wildfire Threatens 150 Far Northern California Homes

A fast-growing wildfire in Northern California has forced the evacuation of an unknown number of homes near of the historic town of Weaverville.

08/24/2014

A brown bear. (Credit: ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Tahoe Woman Attacked By Bear May Face Feeding Charges

A Lake Tahoe woman who was attacked by a black bear in her backyard could become the first person in the area charged with illegally feeding the wild animals.

08/24/2014

NAPA, CA - AUGUST 24:  Eddie Villa (L) and Jesus Villa (R) clean up wine bottles that were thrown from the shelves at Van's Liquors following a reported 6.0 earthquake on August 24, 2014 in Napa, California. A 6.0 earthquake rocked the San Francisco Bay Area shortly after 3:00 am on Sunday morning causing damage to buildings and sending at least 70 people to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Winemakers Cleaning Up After Quake

Winemakers in California’s storied Napa Valley woke up to thousands of broken bottles and barrels and the gallons as a result of Sunday’s earthquake.

08/24/2014

NAPA, CA - AUGUST 24:  A passerby stops to take a picture of damage to the Napa post office following a reported 6.0 earthquake on August 24, 2014 in Napa, California.  A 6.0 earthquake rocked the San Francisco Bay Area shortly after 3:00 am on Sunday morning causing damage to buildings and sending at least 70 people to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Biggest Quakes By Magnitude In California

California, where a quake and fire devastated the city of San Francisco in 1906, once again showed it is earthquake country.

08/24/2014

NAPA, CA - AUGUST 24:  A Napa County firefighter sprays foam on hot spots from a fire at a mobile home park following a reported 6.0 earthquake on August 24, 2014 in Napa, California.  A 6.0 earthquake rocked the San Francisco Bay Area shortly after 3:00 am on Sunday morning causing damage to buildings and sending at least 70 people to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Almost 100 Buildings Uninhabitable After Quake

Officials in the city of Napa say 15 to 16 buildings are no longer inhabitable after Sunday’s magnitude-6.0 earthquake, and there is only limited access to numerous other structures.

08/24/2014

More damage on the outlying areas of the Napa Earthquake. (Credit: CBS13)

Gov. Brown Declares Emergency From Napa Quake

Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency for the part of California’s wine country hard-hit by a large earthquake.

08/24/2014

More damage on the outlying areas of the Napa Earthquake. (Credit: CBS13)

Strong 6.0 Earthquake Rocks Napa And Solano Counties

A preliminary magnitude 6.0 earthquake rocked the San Francisco Bay Area early Sunday morning, centered in the Napa County town of American Canyon, but felt across Northern California.

08/24/2014

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Man Suspected Of Killing Brother’s Friend With Arrow

A man has been arrested on suspicion of killing his brother’s friend with a bow and arrow during a dispute at his Southern California home.

08/23/2014

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Sriracha Plant’s Tour Offers Whiff Of Excitement

A Southern California hot sauce plant that came under fire for its spicy odors is throwing open its doors to the public, offering a whiff of excitement and perhaps a breath of fresh air in its relations with its neighbors.

08/23/2014

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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.

Grasshopper Invasion

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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