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California drought making wildfires a year-round threat

The drought has meant bigger and more dangerous winter wildfires for California.…

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California court reverses century-old racist ruling

The California Supreme Court righted what it called a "grievous wrong" on…

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FDA wants more info on scopes linked to 'superbug' outbreaks

Federal health officials issued multiple announcements Thursday aimed at addressing growing safety…

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Warm February takes toll on mountain snowpack in West

Warm temperatures and a lack of snowfall in February have taken a…

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California senators focus on oil industry, drinking water

SAN FRANCISCO — California's top regulators on Tuesday acknowledged lax oversight by…

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Homeless veteran finds Columbine survivor's ring in San Luis Obispo

A survivor of the Columbine High School massacre who lost his championship…

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Large job gains drive California unemployment rate down to 6.9 percent

California enjoyed its largest monthly job gain in over a year with…

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GOP lawmaker in California launches bid for US Senate

A two-term Republican legislator who has sought to broaden the appeal of…

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Rich Pedroncelli/ap file photoGov. Jerry Brown defended new plans Thursday that call for scaling back habitat restoration done while tunnels are built under the delta.

Brown: California leading on climate-change work with China

Gov. Jerry Brown touted California's cooperation with China on climate change Wednesday,…

Rich Pedroncelli/ap file photoGov. Jerry Brown defended new plans Thursday that call for scaling back habitat restoration done while tunnels are built under the delta.
AP Photo/Nick UtProtestors rally in downtown Los Angeles

France, Cameroon wouldn't take foreigner later shot by LAPD

A homeless foreigner shot to death by police on Los Angeles' Skid…

AP Photo/Nick UtProtestors rally in downtown Los Angeles
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Survey: California cuts water use 9 percent in January

California water conservation slipped during an unusually dry January just a month…

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Los Angeles police kill man in struggle captured on video

Three Los Angeles police officers shot and killed a man on the…

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Lawmakers demand swastikas be removed from California house

State lawmakers on Thursday demanded that a California man take down poster-size…

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California's plastic-bag ban suspended by ballot referendum

A trade group has turned in enough signatures to qualify a referendum…

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AP Photo/Nick UtA dock worker arrives at the Port of Los Angeles on Monday

Most West Coast ports bustling again after labor deal

Nearly all West Coast seaports began the work week with crews hustling…

AP Photo/Nick UtA dock worker arrives at the Port of Los Angeles on Monday
AP Photo/Centers for Disease ControlThis illustration released by the Centers for Disease Control depicts a three-dimensional (3D) computer-generated image of a group of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae bacteria. The artistic recreation was based upon scanning electron micrographic imagery. A potentially deadly "superbug" resistant to antibiotics infected seven patients

'Superbug' outbreak raises questions about medical tool

A "superbug" outbreak suspected in the deaths of two Los Angeles hospital…

AP Photo/Centers for Disease ControlThis illustration released by the Centers for Disease Control depicts a three-dimensional (3D) computer-generated image of a group of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae bacteria. The artistic recreation was based upon scanning electron micrographic imagery. A potentially deadly "superbug" resistant to antibiotics infected seven patients
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Blast hits Southern California refinery

An explosion rocked an Exxon Mobil refinery on Wednesday morning, triggering a…

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Experts: Trim California crowding to reduce inmate deaths

California's extraordinary rate of prison homicides is rekindling a debate over whether…

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Many sex offenders killed in California prisons

Shortly after 2 a.m. on April 6, 2010, a guard at Salinas…

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Partial West Coast port shutdown looms; contract talks stall

Troubles on the West Coast waterfront are getting worse. Amid an increasingly…

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