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Suspect In Boles Fire Was Allegedly Targeting His Former Apartment Complex

The man accused of starting the fire in the Siskiyou County town of Weed that destroyed 150 structures – 100 of them homes — had a specific target in mind.


California State Lawmakers Introduce Legislator To Regulate Appearance Of Toy Guns

2,000 Invited To New California Senate Leader’s Expensive Disney Concert Hall ‘Inauguration’

The California Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation, which receives donations from special interests seeking influence in the Legislature, is picking up the estimated $50,000 tab.



Outside Groups Spend More Than $4M On Battle For House Seat Between Ami Bera, Doug Ose

Federal Election Commission records reinforce what television viewers in Sacramento and San Diego already know: Special interest groups are funding a wave of mostly negative political ads.


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California High Court Declines Appeal Of Rail Case

The California Supreme Court has decided not to consider the appeal of a case brought by opponents of the state’s bullet train project, clearing the way for planning to proceed.


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Officials, Experts Support Quake Warning System

Representatives from the utility, health care, transportation and water sectors in California say a statewide earthquake early warning system would help prevent injuries, save lives and minimize damage.



Report: Wing Of Yosemite Fire Air Tanker Tore Off

Federal investigators say a California firefighting aircraft that crashed while battling a wildfire in Yosemite National Park might have struck a tree and torn off a wing as it approached the blaze.


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Transient Suspected Of Kidnapping, Assaulting 12-Year-Old Girl

A 50-year-old transient has been arrested on suspicion of kidnapping a 12-year-old girl from the front yard of her Central California home and then sexually assaulting her.


Photo of Lisa posted to Facebook page honoring her. (Credit: In Loving Memory of Lisa Nakamaru)

UC Davis Student Drowns While Rafting In Creek

Authorities say a 20-year-old student at University of California, Davis drowned in a weekend rafting accident in Yolo County.


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Tracy Man Pleads Guilty In $5 Million Fake Debt Collectors Case

The 71-year-old man was the owner and president of Broadway Global Master, which pretended to be a debt collection company, according to court documents.


The 0.8 percent rise was the first annual sales increase since September 2013 and the strongest September in five years. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

California Home Sales Rise In September

Analyst declares the housing market returning to normal as people who were sitting out get back into buying homes.


California State Lawmakers Introduce Legislator To Regulate Appearance Of Toy Guns

Next California Senate Leader Preps For Expensive Swearing-In At Disney Concert Hall

The California Latino Caucus Foundation is picking up the estimated $50,000 tab. The invitation lists the event as the “Inauguration of Kevin de Leon,” using language usually reserved for presidents and governors. The soiree will feature a 15-member, all-female mariachi band called Mariachi Divas.


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Rim Fire: Defense Attorney Argues Feds Withholding Evidence Collected Against Keith Matthew Emerald

The 32-year-old has pleaded not guilty to a four-count indictment stemming from last year’s Rim Fire, which burned 400 square miles of the Sequoia National Forest, including parts of Yosemite National Park.


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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.

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!

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