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4 hrs ago |

Take 2: Pemberton Music Fest aims to top charts

When heavyweights Nine Inch Nails and Outkast relaunch the Pemberton Music Festival this week on a pastoral mountain-side stage amid remote British Columbia farmland, devoted fans won't be the only ones judging the spectacle's second coming.


Related Topix: Canada, North America, World News,

8 hrs ago | WLNE-TV Providence

Man accused of starting N. California wildfire

A 27-year-old man who was allegedly at an illegal marijuana plot is suspected of starting a wildfire that has burned about 6 square miles of forested land in Northern California.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Tracy Morgan, Redding, CA

11 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

California triple homicide seen as tenant dispute

John Izeal Smith, 35, opened fire on police officers with a rifle before barricading himself inside a home in the Los Angeles suburb of Pasadena, said police Lt.


Related Topix: Violent Crime

15 hrs ago | KMBC-TV

Catching the summer of supermoons

July's supermoon happened Friday evening and peaked early Saturday morning, on July 12. But night owls, stargazers and early morning risers will be able to feast their eyes on more lunar showings soon.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Astronomy, Science

16 hrs ago | KAUZ

Foster children become focus of California schools

A retired Kansas schoolteacher accused of pushing his wife off a cliff in Maine is going on trial on attempted murder charges.


Related Topix: Personal Finance, Retirement, Israel, World News, Middle East, US News

20 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area

California's whooping cough epidemic: still no end in sight

California health officials on Friday reported 835 more whooping cough cases in the last two weeks, for a total of 5,393 since Jan. 1 -- and there's little sign of the epidemic abating.


Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Santa Clara County, CA, Contra Costa County, CA, Alameda County, CA

Yesterday | The Fresno Bee

Dan Walters: California gains in economic rankings, but ita s a mixed bag

Were California a nation, we learned last week, its $2.2 trillion economy could claim eighth place in international economic standings, having bypassed Italy and Russia in the last year.


Related Topix: California Government, Imperial County, CA

Sat Jul 12, 2014

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.


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

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.


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

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.


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

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.


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

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.


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

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.


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

Fri Jul 11, 2014


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.


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.


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


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.


Related Topix: California Government


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


Related Topix: California Government