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Increased Oil Shipments Through California Prompt Concerns From Officials

New oil drilling known as fracking is being done at a much lower cost in places like Canada, Montana and North Dakota, and officials say transporting that oil by rail is the fastest and cheapest way to move it.

6 hours ago

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California Company Issues Nationwide Fruit Recall

A Central California company has issued a voluntary nationwide recall of specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots over concerns of possible listeria contamination.

22 hours ago

CAMP PENDLETON, CA - MAY 16:  The Las Pulgas Fire lights the night on May 16, 2014 at Camp Pendleton, California. The fire is one of three large wildfires on Camp Pendleton that have scorched more than 22,000 acres. Firefighters have been battling 11 wildfires in San Diego County this week, including the fires on the Marine base.   (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

AP Exclusive: Wildfire Citations Applied Unevenly

Gary Bennett spent much of the last three decades preparing his property in Napa County for the day when a wildfire would sweep over the hill, including clearing brush and grass around his three-bedroom home in a scenic canyon 85 miles north of San Francisco.

07/19/2014

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California Bills Put Tighter Rules On Gun Sales, End Semi-Automatic Handgun Loophole

An increasing number of people have tried to circumvent those standards by converting the handguns into single-shot weapons, which are currently exempt from such standards, then changing them back to semi-automatics when a sale is complete.

07/18/2014

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California Foreclosure Starts Fall To 8-Year Low

A research firm says California home foreclosure starts slid to the lowest level in more than eight years during the second quarter, thanks to higher home values.

07/17/2014

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US Judge Rules Against California Death Penalty

A federal judge in Los Angeles has ruled California’s death penalty unconstitutional.

07/16/2014

Hidden Cash's teaser for its hunt at a SoCal beach. (Credit: @HiddenCash)

@HiddenCash To Pay For Park Trampled By Money Hunt

When the man with the Twitter handle @HiddenCash moved his scavenger hunt to Whittier, California, a thousand people trampled through Penn Park seeking free money.

07/16/2014

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Water Use In California Increases Amid Severe Drought

Californians increased water consumption this year during the severe drought, despite pleas from the governor to conserve, fallowed farm fields and reservoirs that are quickly draining, according to a report released Tuesday.

07/15/2014

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Deputies: Oroville Grandmother’s Death Considered Suspicious

Charlene Howarth, 62, was found dead in her home late Sunday morning. Sheriff’s deputies have classified her death as a homicide.

07/14/2014

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Call Kurtis Investigates: Home Warranty Company Operates Illegally in California

Ernie Hills of Sacramento says when his stove quit working, Colonial Home Warranty offered him a $35 buyout, saying the expensive part wasn’t available.

07/14/2014

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US Gas Prices Drop 4 Cents To $3.67 A Gallon

A survey says the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in the U.S. has fallen 4 cents over the last three weeks to $3.67.

07/13/2014

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BLM To Remove Fewer Mustangs Across West

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management says it will remove fewer wild horses and burros from the range across the West this summer because of budget constraints and overflowing holding pens.

07/13/2014

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