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1 hr ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Obamacare at center of debate over California health insurance initiative

As state insurance commissioner, Dave Jones has the power to regulate rates for car and homeowner insurance.

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Related Topix: Dianne Feinstein, Barbara Boxer, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Healthcare Law, Law

5 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Two marshals and NYPD detective wounded; California fugitive killed

But when Charles Mozdir vanished in 2012, he left behind the kind of trouble in sunny Coronado, Calif., that people don't forget about.

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Related Topix: California Government, New York

Mon Jul 28, 2014

KHOU-TV Houston

California governor sets more talks on migrants

California Gov. Jerry Brown will take another break in his trade visit to Mexico to talk about immigration reform with religious leaders from Latin America on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, North America Travel, Travel, Mexico Travel, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Prison, Texas Government, Texas

KEPR CBS 19

Drone almost blocks California firefighting planes

A private drone trying to record footage of a Northern California wildfire nearly hindered efforts to attack the flames from the air, but firefighters made enough progress to allow most of the 1,200 people under evacuation orders to return home Monday.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire

Cybercast News Service

Rare storm at California beach hard to see coming

A thunderstorm formed so rapidly over a Southern California beach that experts said Monday it was impossible for anyone to predict a lightning strike would turn a day of carefree fun into one of terror.

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Related Topix: Tornado, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Marijuana, Explosion

Pasadena Star-News

Water level is low; information level is too: Thomas Elias

We know a fair amount about the drought that has now afflicted California for about three years: It has been the driest period since record-keeping began in the 19th Century.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Jerry Brown, US Governors, San Diego County, CA, Santa Clara County, CA, Stanford, CA, Riverside County, CA, Opinion

Knutsford Guardian

It's a wrap for Comic-Con 2014

Josh Brolin and Robert Downey Jr embrace at the end of the Marvel panel at Comic-Con International in San Diego The Californian city of San Diego came to life as caped crusaders and masked villains assembled at the 2014 Comic-Con International Convention centre in California.

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Related Topix: California Government, Sherlock, Entertainment, Television

SiliconValley.com

Bird seed under feeder attracting rats

DEAR JOAN: I had a bird feeder suspended from a tree that I really enjoyed; however, at night the fallen seeds attracted rats.

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The Jackson Sun

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

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