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State Sen. Wright Gets 90 Days In Jail For Perjury

State Sen. Rod Wright has been sentenced to 90 days in Los Angeles County jail for lying about his legal residence.


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California Study: Truancy Data Shows Racial Divide

African-American elementary students in California were chronically truant at nearly four times the rate of all students during the last school year, according to a state report released Friday.


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Support For California Death Penalty Slipping

Support for California’s death penalty has fallen to its lowest level in more than 50 years after a judge ruled it unconstitutional, according to a Field Poll released Friday.


Napa Area Businesses Continue Recovery Effort From Earthquake

President Obama Declares Napa Earthquake A Major Disaster

President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster in Northern California because of the Napa Valley earthquake, releasing emergency federal funding for the state.


Prosecutors say Andrew Nisbet pleaded guilty to molesting his students and plotting to kill them from his jail cell. (Photo by Spencer Weiner-Pool/Getty Images)

Youth Golf Coach Admits To Molesting Students

Prosecutors say Andrew Nisbet pleaded guilty to molesting his students and plotting to kill them from his jail cell.


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Wildfire Northeast Of Redding Threatening 107 Homes

A fast-moving wildfire in Northern California is threatening more than 100 homes, at least some of which are under mandatory evacuation orders.


Paw print found by wildlife officials Wednesday. (Credit: Department of Fish and Wildlife)

Mountain Lion Linked To Southern California Boy’s Attack Killed By Wildlife Officials

California wildlife officials plan to conduct DNA and disease tests in Sacramento to make sure they shot and killed the mountain lion that attacked a 6-year-old boy on a hiking trail..



Rocks Slow Wildfire In Yosemite Backcountry

The granite landscape in the backcountry of Yosemite National Park helped slow the spread of a wildfire, officials said.


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FDA Approves Weight-Loss Drug Contrave

U.S. regulators are greenlighting a new weight-loss drug called Contrave, the third in a string of approvals for anti-obesity treatments.


California Fish and Wildlife official says the mountain lion was in a tree about 130 yards away from the scene of the attack. (Photo by Mike Simons/Getty Images)

Wildlife Officials Say They Killed Mountain Lion That Attacked Boy

The 65-pound animal was shot and killed not far from the hiking trail where a six-year-old boy was mauled.


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California Mandates Sick Days For Workers

California will require most employers to provide millions of workers with up to three sick days each year.


Napa Area Businesses Continue Recovery Effort From Earthquake

First Death Reported From Napa Earthquake

Sheriff’s officials have reported the first death linked to last month’s magnitude-6.0 earthquake in California’s wine country.


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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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