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Wildfire in California's Sierra Nevadas burns 13 homes

A wildfire burning in the foothills of Northern California's Sierra Nevada mountains destroyed 13 homes and 38 other structures, California authorities said late Sunday.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Amador County, CA

Sun Jul 27, 2014

KRMG-AM Tulsa

Northern California wildfire destroys 13 homes

Hundreds of firefighters are working in rugged terrain and triple-digit temperatures.

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Related Topix: Fire, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Plymouth, CA

ABC 33/40

California lightning hits 14; 2 critically injured

A spokeswoman for an aid organization says an American doctor is receiving intensive medical treatment in Africa after he was infected with the deadly Ebola virus.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Yosemite National Park, US National Parks, Train Disaster

Bellingham Herald

California governor kicks off Mexico trade mission

The trip, organized by the California Chamber of Commerce, includes a delegation of more than 100 state government, business, economic development, investment and policy leaders.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Jerry Brown

KTVU Oakland

Lawmaker wants criminal probe into new Bay Bridge

A Bay Area lawmaker is calling for a criminal investigation into construction problems on the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

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Related Topix: California Government

Inside Bay Area

Fire teams battle two fast-moving California blazes

Fire crews were battling two fast-moving wildfires in California that threatened many homes and forced hundreds of evacuations, officials said.

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Related Topix: Fire, Sacramento, CA, Yosemite National Park, CA

San Francisco Bay View

California's death penalty is cruel, unusual and 'arbitrary'

A federal judge issued a stunning decision July 16, holding that the dysfunctional administration of California's death penalty violates the Eighth Amendment's prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment.

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Related Topix: Death Penalty, Prison, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

WLNE-TV Providence

Fire teams battle 2 fast-moving California blazes

Fire crews were battling two fast-moving wildfires in California that threatened many homes and forced hundreds of evacuations, officials said.

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Related Topix: Fire, Plymouth, CA

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Whittier Daily News

Southern California housing market comeback stalls

Prospective buyers tour through a model home at Stoney Point Estates on Topanga Canyon Boulevard in Chatsworth on July 19, 2014.

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Related Topix: Home Listing, Home, Los Angeles, CA, Boulevard, CA

Sunherald.com

Surveillance tape shows police punching suspect

Edgar Vargas Arzate, 27, ran away from Santa Ana officers responding to a burglary call but they caught up with him in a private yard, The Orange County Register reported Saturday .

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Sunherald.com

Threat against US Open of Surfing leads to arrest

Huntington Beach police said Saturday that the teenager was arrested Friday evening at his home in Huntington Beach and booked on suspicion of making a terrorist threat.

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KRON 4

2 Women Guilty In California Nightclub Beating

Two women were convicted Thursday of kicking a third woman to death during a fight outside a Santa Ana nightclub.

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Related Topix: State Prisons, Prison

Sunherald.com

California can't say if it's meeting drought goal

In ways big and small, the state government is conserving water to try to meet Gov. Jerry Brown's request that everyone - from residents to businesses to state agencies - reduce their use by 20 percent.

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

WBNS

California can't say if it's meeting drought goal

Six months after Gov. Jerry Brown called on Californians to cut water use by 20 percent, only a few state agencies know whether their efforts to conserve water have been effective.

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

San Bernardino County Sun

Teacher pay averages $84,489; LAUSD data missing

A newly released survey of 653 of California's 1,058 school systems reports teachers were paid on average $84,489, while 33 administrators earned more than $250,000 in pay alone last year.

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Related Topix: Bell, CA, Education Etc., Torrance, CA

The Raw Story

Suspended California lawmaker Leland Yee faces new conspiracy charges

A federal grand jury has returned conspiracy charges against California State Senator Leland Yee, adding to the suspended lawmaker's legal woes after he was indicted earlier this year for corruption and taking part in a scheme to traffic guns.

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Related Topix: California Government

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Bradenton.com

California state senator facing additional charge

In this March 26, 2014 file photo, California state Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, right, leaves the San Francisco Federal Building in San Francisco.

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Related Topix: Chinatown (San Francisco, CA), California Government, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Marijuana

KRNV-TV Reno

California to have 4 (acting) governors in 4 days

Gov. Jerry Brown's office informed other state leaders on Friday that he will be leaving the state Sunday and returning Wednesday as he leads a trade mission to Mexico.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Jerry Brown, California Government, Gavin Newsom

The Island Packet

APNewsBreak: Study recommends inmate immunity test

A federal judge last fall ordered the state to move nearly 2,600 susceptible inmates out of Avenal and Pleasant Valley state prisons because of the deaths and illnesses.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Business Journal

California launches CalCloud with IBM, for state and local agencies

The California Department of Technology and IBM launched CalCloud in Sacramento on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Sacramento, CA

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