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California Reinstates Tougher Arson Penalties As King Fire Rages

The El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office says the tougher penalties will not apply to Wayne Allen Huntsman even if he is convicted. That’s because the King Fire burning west of Lake Tahoe started before the bill became law.

09/19/2014

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95 Percent Of California High School Seniors Pass Exit Exam

New data shows that the percentage of California seniors passing the high school exit exam required for graduation matched last year’s results.

09/19/2014

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California Adopts Olive Oil Labeling Standards

The state Department of Food and Agriculture has approved standards for grading and labeling California-produced olive oil that will require makers to state specifically whether they have adulterated any of their product.

09/19/2014

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Privacy Groups Take 2nd Hit On License Plate Data

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Police across the country are increasingly monitoring car licenses plates, compiling giant databases of ordinary citizens and their daily comings and goings. Privacy advocates are trying to get those files open […]

09/19/2014

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California Corrections Officers Honored For Overcoming Odds, Saving Others

Working as a correctional officer or supporting staff in the California state prison system is like sitting on a powder keg. They supervise an unpredictable population, some with strong ties to street gangs.

09/18/2014

OES fire

Wildfires, Monsoon, Earthquake Force California Office Of Emergency Services Into Action

The center is where various state agencies come together—from social services to Caltrans—to discuss where resources should be allocated. OES has final authority to determine how those resources are actually implemented.

09/17/2014

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Weed Takes Stock After Wind-Driven Boles Fire Destroys Or Damages 150 Homes In Lumber Town

In just a few hours, wind-driven flames destroyed or damaged 100 homes, the saw mill and a church. At times, the fire moved so fast that residents had only a few minutes to get out of the way.

09/16/2014

Google's autonomous cars have racked up many miles of testing on public roads. (credit: Google)

California DMV Begins Issuing Testing Permits For Self-Driving Cars

Computer-driven cars have been testing their skills on California roads for more than four years — but until now, the Department of Motor Vehicles wasn’t sure just how many were rolling around.

09/16/2014

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California Man Allegedly Cooked Ex-Girlfriend’s Dog, Fed It To Her

Police say the couple briefly reconciled last week and Watenpaugh cooked the woman a meal. But she told police he later texted her and asked how her dog had tasted.

09/12/2014

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Inmates Used To Harvest Wine Grapes In California

Jail inmates in Northern California are getting paid to harvest wine grapes as part of a new program that seeks to connect them with private companies seeking workers.

09/12/2014

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Concerns Grow Over California Nut Farmers’ Reliance On Groundwater Supply

Back in early August, CBS13 spoke to a University of the Pacific geologist who warned California’s tapped aquifer could cause the ground to sink and eventually collapse the aquifer forever.

09/09/2014

running out of water fire

California Drought Hampering Firefighting Efforts As Water Sources Go Dry

The question arose after watching video of a fire handled by the California Office of Emergency Services where the agency said this summers Eiler Fire grew when a Shasta County town ran out of water.

09/09/2014

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