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Man Caught On Convenience Store Camera Slapping Toddler In The Face

Police have arrested a man after surveillance video from a Bakersfield convenience store showed a toddler being knocked down with a slap to the face.


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Regulators Weigh Splitting Up PG&E After Deadly Blast Penalty

On the heels of a record $1.6 billion penalty against Pacific Gas & Electric Co., California’s top utility regulator said he will look into whether the state’s biggest power utility should be broken up to improve safety.


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PG&E Won’t Appeal $1.6 Billion Penalty For Deadly Blast

California’s largest power utility says it won’t appeal a record $1.6 billion penalty from the state for a 2010 gas pipeline explosion that killed eight people in a San Francisco suburb.


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Sacramento VA Hospital Has Highest Percentage Of Month Delays For Appointments

About 6.8 percent of the roughly 133,300 medical appointments completed at the Sacramento Veterans Affairs Medical Center from Sept. 1 to Feb. 28 missed the VA’s timeliness goal, which calls for patients to be seen within 30 days.


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Regulator: Pacific Gas & Electric May Be Too Large To Operate Safely

Picker, in his statement, cited what he said were rising numbers of state safety citations against PG&E’s natural gas operations and said it appeared the utility, with $1.6 billion in earnings in 2014, was able to shrug off financial penalties.


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California Man, Woman Arrested After Child’s Corpse, Severely Abused Kids Found

The two face child abuse charges. Lachaux is also charged with concealing evidence after the toddler’s badly decomposed body was found in the garage.


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Puppy Rescued From Old Well Casing In Central Valley

A puppy that fell into an old well casing in Fresno was rescued By firefighters.


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By The Numbers: California Water Districts Face Up To 35 Percent Cuts In Drought

The board is using numbers from September 2014, the first period when it had residential per capita numbers on water usage, to determine new restrictions on the state’s 411 urban water suppliers.


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California Democrats Push To Extend Health, Legal Rights To Immigrants

Responding to federal inaction over immigration reform, California Democrats on Tuesday announced a package of 10 bills that would extend health care, legal rights and business protection to immigrants who are illegally living in the state.


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Arizona Sheriff: Driver’s Licenses For Immigrants ‘Has Now Become A Right’

California received nearly a half-million applications for driver’s licenses from immigrants in the country illegally in the three months since a new law took effect.


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Drought-Stricken California Residents Scramble For Rain Barrels To Save Tuesday’s Storm

Clyde Froehlich says the rain doesn’t put a damper on his online business, Blue Barrel Systems, where he sells do-it-yourself rain barrel kits. He says sales have shot up since Gov. Jerry Brown ordered a mandatory 25 percent cut in usage.


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Sea Lion Pulls Man With Fish Into San Diego Bay

62-year-old man survived with minor cuts after being pulled under 20 feet of water by an apparently hungry sea lion.


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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.


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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