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Monk Accused Of Stabbing Fellow Monk In Bay Area

Authorities say a Buddhist monk has been charged with attempted murder in the stabbing of another monk in a San Francisco Bay Area monastery.


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Plane Registered To Oscar-Winning Composer James Horner Crashes In Southern California

A plane registered to Oscar-winning “Titanic” composer James Horner has crashed in Southern California, but the identity of the one person who died has not been released.


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State Assembly Health Committee Discussion On Right-To-Die Bill Postponed Until July

The right-to-die bill goes before the State Assembly Health Committee today. The State Senate passed the measure on a 23 to 14 vote earlier this month.


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Workers Clean Up Oil Spill On California Beaches By Hand

An underground pipeline leak last month released over 100,000 gallons of oil, about 21,000 gallons of which flowed into a storm drain, and wound up on Refugio State Beach near Santa Barbara.


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Fight Over Squaw Valley Ski Resort’s Expansion Plan Heats Up

One of the northern Sierra Nevada’s leading environmental groups is stepping up the fight against Squaw Valley’s proposed expansion, saying its impacts on traffic and mountain scenery threaten to destroy the charm of the ski resort that hosted the 1960 Winter Olympics.


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Wildfire Moves Closer To Sierra Town Of Markleeville

A wind-whipped wildfire moved closer to the Sierra Nevada town of Markleeville, California, on Sunday, and authorities are telling residents to be prepared to evacuate.


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Man Attacked With Machete While Riding Bike In Los Angeles

Los Angeles police say a man is expected to survive after being pulled off his bicycle and attacked by a suspect wielding a machete and three others.


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Illicit Drugs ‘Rampant’ In California State Prisons

California inmates are dying of drug overdoses at nearly triple the national rate


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3 Farm Workers Killed, 5 Hurt In Van Crash In Central California

Authorities say three farmworkers were killed and five others hospitalized after a van overturned on a Central California highway.


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Kayaker Rescued After Spending 14 Hours At Sea

Authorities in Santa Barbara County have rescued a kayaker who spent 14 hours at sea.


MT. HAMILTON, CA - JUNE 03: A Cal Fire firefighter practices extinguishing a grass fire during a live fire training on June 3, 2015 in Mt. Hamilton, California. Cal Fire firefighters are training ahead of what is expected to be an explosive wildfire season as California pushes through its fourth year of severe drought. The state has had over 1,000 wildfires since the beginning of the year. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Feeling Dry Wildfire Season From North To South

Hot, dry California was beginning to feel the full brunt of fire season as blazes burned throughout the state, threatening hundreds of homes, although most areas dodged serious destruction.


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Roadside Truck Fire Sparks Central California Wildfire

A pickup truck that caught fire along a Central California road has sparked a wildfire, burning hundreds of acres and shutting down several campgrounds.


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The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco during its construction.   (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Looking Back: Golden Gate Bridge

On May 27, 1937, the Golden Gate bridge was opened to the public, connecting San Francisco and Marin counties.

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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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