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1 hr ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

California braces as drought sparks early fire season

In recent months, as California officials started to calculate the fire danger posed by the state's prolonged and historic drought, they tucked an extra $23 million into the Cal Fire emergency wildfire budget for the fiscal year that began July 1, bringing its total to $209 million.

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Related Topix: Fire, California Government, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Wildfire, Jerry Brown, US Governors

5 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

California bill would regulate pet insurance

The Sacramento Bee reports that legislation by Assemblyman Matt Dababneh, D-Los Angeles, would set guidelines for the largely unregulated industry.

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Related Topix: California Government, Celebrities, Arnold Schwarzenegger, US Governors

7 hrs ago | The Campbell Reporter

Lyme disease often overlooked in Northern California

Four summers ago, Carole Flaherty was training for a long-distance hike across the Teton Range of the Rocky Mountains.

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Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Palo Alto, CA, August, CA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

12 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

'Harry Potter' werewolf actor found dead in California's Death Valley

Although a cause of death has yet to be determined, sheriff's officials said it appears his death was not the result of foul play.

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Related Topix: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter, Books, Dave Legeno

16 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

California lawmakers to visit Central America

Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and several members of the Legislative Latino Caucus will go to El Salvador, Guatemala and Panama on a 10-day political, economic and social mission.

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Related Topix: us Travel, Travel, Central America Travel, Panama Travel, Sacramento, CA

20 hrs ago | WSET-TV Lynchburg

Chinese man accused of hacking into US computers

U.S. authorities have charged a Chinese businessman with hacking into the computer systems of U.S. companies with large defense contracts, including Boeing, and stealing data on military projects.

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Related Topix: Computer Security, Science / Technology, US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Gay/Lesbian

Fri Jul 11, 2014

KRNV-TV Reno

Body identified as California woman

Investigators say a body found shot and burned June 30 in eastern New Orleans is that of a 28-year-old California woman.

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Inside Bay Area

California controller's race: Tough fight still lies ahead

John Perez seemed to have it all as he ran for state controller -- a bankroll far bigger than those of his rivals, the political clout after four years as Assembly speaker and the Democratic stronghold of Los Angeles as his home base.

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Related Topix: California Government, Folk, Assembly, Los Angeles, CA

KRNV-TV Reno

Probe after Latino caucus rejects GOP lawmaker

A Republican assemblyman says he was refused membership in the California Latino Legislative Caucus and now the state attorney general has been asked to investigate the group and its policies.

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Related Topix: California Government

CNN

Wanted for murder, accused of killing his wife, 2 girls: Where is he?

Two are accused of slaughtering their families. One is a dangerous child molester who escaped from custody.

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Related Topix: Prison, Shingletown, CA, Petrolia, CA, Shasta County, CA

VentureBeat

Why California Pushes Hydrogen Compliance Cars Over Electric Ones

We're starting to hear a lot about hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles from Hyundai, Toyota, and Honda-and we're going to hear a great deal more about them in the years to come.

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Related Topix: California Government, Honda Fit EV, Hyundai Tucson, Toyota RAV4 EV, Honda, Hatchback, Toyota, SUV, Hyundai, Tesla Model S, Sedan

Milpitas Post

Obamacare: Little-known provision allows Californians stuck in bad plans to switch

Furious after discovering that their longtime doctors weren't part of their new Anthem Blue Cross plans under the federal health care law, many Bay Area residents didn't just get mad.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health Insurance, Health, Santa Monica, CA

Thu Jul 10, 2014

KMPH-TV Fresno

Californians accused of freeing Illinois minks

Two Californians face federal charges after allegedly freeing 2,000 minks from cages on an Illinois farm and spray-painting "Liberation is Love" on the side of a barn.

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Related Topix: California Government

Detroit News

Police: Prostitute charged in Google exec's overdose linked to 2nd death in Georgia

Georgia authorities are re-examining the 2013 heroin death of a bar owner dating the woman charged in the overdose death of a Google executive on a yacht in California, police said Thursday.

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Business Journal

Blue Shield, state regulators release 18,000 California doctors' private data

In this case, there's no evidence that data has been misappropriated, but millions of Californians have had private data compromised in recent years.

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Related Topix: California Government, Personal Finance, Social Security

Fox News

'Pillowcase Rapist' moved into rural California community amid protests

Christopher Hubbart, a sexually violent predator dubbed the 'Pillowcase Rapist,' has spent nearly two decades in mental institutions after admitting to sexually assaulting more than three dozen women throughout California between 1971 and 1982.

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Related Topix: Lake Los Angeles, CA, Palmdale, CA, Santa Clara County, CA, Los Angeles County, CA

The Willits News

Northern California arrest information for July 9

Ivory Rose Miller, 31, of Willits, arrested on suspicion of petty theft, being under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and violating probation.

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Related Topix: Willits, CA, Drugs, Fort Bragg, CA

Whittier Daily News

L.A. County ex-cons forge new lives as Emerging Leaders

CULVER CITY >> Something strange happened to Carlos Duarte the day he attended an Emerging Leaders Academy eight weeks ago largely to get a glimpse of some pretty ladies.

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Related Topix: Culver City, CA, Duarte, CA, Prison, Drugs

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Marietta Times

Groups: Immigrant minors need deportation lawyers

A coalition of immigrant rights advocacy groups sued the federal government Wednesday, saying the vast majority of minors in deportation proceedings lack legal representation.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, us Travel, Travel

The Fresno Bee

California hopes fines up to $500 slow water waste

Water regulators are set to consider the draft emergency regulations when they meet in Sacramento next week, invoking for the first time mandatory statewide restrictions on residential outdoor water use.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Sacramento, CA, Jerry Brown, US Governors

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