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Local, regional, and statewide news continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

2 hrs ago | The Willits News

California was hotter than ever during the first half of 2014

It was another balmy, breezy summer day Monday, with a high in San Jose of 79 degrees, far below the record temperature of 97. Oakland was even cooler at 74, and as usual, San Francisco's high of 70 was cool enough to bring out jackets.

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Related Topix: San Jose, CA, Santa Clara County, CA, Rose Garden (San Jose, CA)

5 hrs ago | Vallejo Times-Herald

California drought: 'Water cops' being hired by Bay Area agencies to root out water waste

It's about to get more difficult to go unnoticed if your sprinklers are watering the street more than your lawn.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Sacramento, CA, Santa Cruz, CA

7 hrs ago | CBS Local

Governor Signs Board Changes To Covered California

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill aimed at diversifying California's health exchange board by expanding the eligibility criteria for members.

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Related Topix: California Government, US Governors, Jerry Brown, Health Insurance, Health

9 hrs ago | The Raw Story

Oil-by-rail fight in Washington threatens California gasoline prices

California's chance to keep a lid on some of the nation's highest gas prices and join in the spoils of a domestic oil production boom is threatened by quickly growing opposition to a rail terminal in Washington state.

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Related Topix: US News, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Politics, Construction, Tesoro, Richmond, CA

13 hrs ago | Berkshire Eagle

Swimwear designer, age 19, debuts in Miami Beach

It was nearly show time as designer Francesca Aiello snapped pictures backstage of models in her latest swimwear designs.

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17 hrs ago | Daily World

Chicago inmate gouges his eyes: Cost of not caring

The grim story of a 35-year-old man, recently returned to an Illinois prison on a probation violation, represents much of what is wrong with the criminal justice system and its de facto role as repository for the mentally ill, law enforcement officials say.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Illinois Government, California Government

22 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Charges mount against California robbery suspect

Jaime Ramos, the only surviving suspect, could face a death sentence with the additional allegations that the three people were killed during kidnappings and robbery, Joaquin County Chief Deputy District Attorney Ron Freitas said.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

Vallejo Times-Herald

California drought drying up small Central Valley farmers' future

This time of year, May Vu's farm in Sanger should be carpeted with blooming flowers and a bounty of vegetables.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Sanger, CA, Life, Food, Vegetables, Agriculture, Science

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Influx of young women changes the face of California farming

Katie Fyhrie, 25, begins her day recently by harvesting nectarines with Cloverleaf farm owner Emma Torbert, left, on a stone fruit orchard at the Collins Farm in Davis.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Davis, CA, Life, Fruits, Food, Berkeley, CA, UC Berkeley

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Drought hinders California's clean energy goals

Air Force officials are expected to decide as soon as next month whether to go forward with an expansion of a bomber training area over the Northern Plains that would encompass an area larger than West Virginia.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Global Warming, Wildfire, Fire

NewsNet5

Rod Stewart eyes U.K. move

Veteran rocker ROD STEWART is hoping to move back to his native Britain from California so his two youngest sons can be educated in the U.K. The crooner has lived in Los Angeles since 1975, and has been raising his two boys with wife Penny Lancaster in the U.S. However, Stewart is now hoping to bring his family back to Britain so the boys, ... (more)

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Related Topix: Entertainment

Windsor Beacon

Voices: Is breaking up hard to do for California?

As much as it pains me to interrupt my non-stop tanning and surfing, it becomes necessary to take a moment to respond to a budding movement that would accomplish the previously unthinkable: break California up into six states.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Long Beach, CA

Truthdig

California Halts Injection of Fracking Waste, Warning it May Be Contaminating Aquifers

California officials have ordered an emergency shut-down of 11 oil and gas waste injection sites and a review more than 100 others in the state's drought-wracked Central Valley out of fear that companies may have been pumping fracking fluids and other toxic waste into drinking water aquifers there.

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Related Topix: California Government, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Davis, CA, UC Davis, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Cap-and-trade could aid preservation of California farmland

The state aims to save agricultural land, like this rice field near Dunnigan, by paying farmers fees from cap-and-trade money.

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Related Topix: California Government, Agriculture, Science, Dunnigan, CA, Life, Beef, Food, Meat, Ione, CA

Sat Jul 19, 2014

WHTC

California couple conserving water amid drought c...

A Southern California couple who scaled back watering their lawn amid the state's drought received a warning from the suburb where they live that they might be fined for creating an eyesore - despite emergency statewide orders to conserve.

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

Pasadena Star-News

California campaign watchdog posts violations by treasurers

California's campaign-finance watchdog agency on Friday began posting online the names of political campaign treasurers who have been sanctioned or warned more than twice for violating reporting rules.

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Related Topix: Federal Prisons, Prison

Press-Telegram

DNA links California inmate to 1986 golf proa s slaying

In a Tuesday, July 15, 2014 file photo, David Morrison, extradited from California, enters court for arraignment, in Bennington, Vt.

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Related Topix: Country Club, CA, Manchester, CA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

NBC Philadelphia

Robots, Tampons and Building Dreams

A new film tells the story of four undocumented high school students who bested MIT engineers in a robotics competition.

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Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology, Education Etc., Family, Kids, Entertainment

Inside Bay Area

California bullet train: Interest from private investors revives shaky funding plan

Last week, demolition began in Fresno to clear the way for the first stretch of track.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Kevin McCarthy, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, California Government, Jerry Brown, US Governors, California High-Speed Rail

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

California drought: Are swimming pools a waste of water?

The notable refrain from the “The Beverly Hillbillies” theme song describes it best.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, Law

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