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Visa Issue Keeps Harvard Student In Mexico From Returning To U.S.

A Harvard University junior who left the United States hoping to save his dying mother is now unable to return.


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City Of Anaheim Turns Off Water, Power To Illegal Pot Shops

The city of Anaheim is literally pulling the plug on pot shops.


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High Court Allows California To Continue Banning Sale Of Foie Gras

The Supreme Court is allowing California to continue enforcing a law that bans the sale of foie gras.


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Hearing Tuesday For Man Accused Of Setting $125 Million Rim Fire Near Yosemite National Park

Keith Matthew Emerald pleaded not guilty in August to a four-count indictment stemming from a blaze last year that burned 400 square miles of the Sequoia National Forest, including parts of Yosemite National Park.


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Suspected Marijauna Theft Leads To Sutter County Chase, Arrest Behind Jail

A CHP officer reportedly saw a Jeep run a red light at Poole Avenue and Starr Drive. The three men inside the Jeep stopped the car shortly into the chase and ran off on foot.


HALF MOON BAY, CA - OCTOBER 13:  John Hawkley poses for a photo with his 2,058 pound pumpkin during the 41st Annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off on October 13, 2014 in Half Moon Bay, California. John Hawkley of Napa, California won the 41st Annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off and broke a state record with his gigantic pumpkin weighing in at 2,058 pounds. Hawkley took home a cash prize of $12,510, or $6.00 a pound.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Napa Earthquake Victim’s Pumpkin Breaks Contest Weight Record, Prize Money Will Go Toward Fixing Home

A gourd weighing 2,058 pounds took first prize and set a new tournament record Monday at an annual pumpkin-weighing contest in Northern California.


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Stabbing, Shovel Attack Leaves Dog Needing 1,000 Stitches

The Ghetto Rescue Foundation says veterinarians closed severe wounds to the animal’s head, neck, ears, mouth and torso. The foundation said Monday that Spartacus is up and walking around and expected to make a full recovery.


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Rent-To-Own Business Aaron’s Ordered To Pay $28.4 Settlement For Overcharges, Keystroke Logging

Aaron’s Inc. overcharged customers, omitted important contract disclosures and installed software that could track the keystrokes of people who rented computers and even activate webcams or microphones to record users, according to a complaint filed by Harris’ office. Last year, Aaron’s settled a case with the Federal Trade Commission over spyware installed on computers.


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Earthquake Study Finds Fault Between Napa, Fairfield Primed For Magnitude-7.1 Temblor

They include the little-known Green Valley fault, which lies near key dams and aqueducts northeast of San Francisco. Underestimated by geologists until now, the fault running between the cities of Napa and Fairfield is primed for a magnitude-7.1 quake, according to researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey and San Francisco State University.



First Kashkari Ad Features Candidate Rescuing Child ‘Drowning’ In Brown Education Plan

In his first TV ad of the general election, Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari accuses Gov. Jerry Brown of abandoning needy students in failing California schools and uses imagery that depicts a child nearly drowning before he is rescued by Kashkari.


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Review Site Yelp Battles Against Extortion Claims

A small Italian restaurant fed up with the online review site Yelp recently launched a novel marketing campaign.


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Swarm Of Small Earthquakes Hits Mammoth Lakes Area

A series of small earthquakes has struck near the mountain resort town of Mammoth Lakes in California’s Eastern Sierra.


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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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