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1 hr ago | San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Bright-colored air gun bill passes California Assembly

SACRAMENTO, Calif. >> The state Assembly approved legislation on Tuesday that would require certain replica guns to be sold in bright colors or transparent to avoid deadly mix-ups with police officers.

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Related Topix: California Government, Violent Crime

Tue Aug 26, 2014

SFGate

Napa quake leads to clamor for warning system

The earthquake-damaged historic winery building dating from 1886 at Trefethen Family Vineyards leans Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Napa, Calif.

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Related Topix: Napa, CA, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Dianne Feinstein, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Wine, Drink

Contra Costa Times

California drought: San Jose declares water shortage, but won't fine wasters

More than seven months into the California drought, San Jose has officially declared a citywide water shortage, asking the city's 1 million residents to cut their water use by 20 percent -- but there will be no new consequences for those who don't.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Sacramento, CA, Pleasanton, CA

SiliconValley.com

Brown signs cell-phone 'kill switch' bill into law

Smartphones sold in California will have to have "kill switches" to disable stolen devices, under a first-in-the-nation law signed Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Jerry Brown, US Governors

KBOI-AM Boise

Earthquake Clean-Up Continues in Northern California

Many Northern Californians spent Monday cleaning up, 24 hours after the Napa Valley region suffered it strongest earthquake in 25 years.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, California Government, Geology, Science

Macworld UK

California passes law mandating smartphone kill switch

Smartphones sold in California will soon be required to have a kill switch that lets users remotely lock them and wipe them of data in the event they are lost or stolen.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, California Government

Nanaimo Daily News

Napa earthquake hastens calls for early-warning system as wine capital works to recover

The earthquake that jolted California's wine capital may have caused at least $1 billion in property damage, but it also added impetus to the state's effort to develop an early warning system that might offer a few precious seconds for residents to duck under desks, trains to slow down and utility lines to be powered down before the seismic waves ... (more)

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Drink, Wine, Napa, CA, Dianne Feinstein, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Jerry Brown, US Governors

Mon Aug 25, 2014

CBS Atlanta

Can Ferguson change the 'ritual' of black deaths?

FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, file photo, family members touch the copper top of the vault containing the casket of Michael Brown during his funeral in Normandy, Mo.

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Related Topix: Wedding, Gay/Lesbian, Immigration Reform, California Government

KMPH-TV Fresno

Rapper arrested for firearms in shooting probe

In the coming years, Californians could have valuable seconds of warning before earthquakes such as this week's wine country temblor reach them, allowing trains to slow down or stop, power plants and factories... In the coming years, Californians could have valuable seconds of warning before earthquakes such as this week's wine country temblor ... (more)

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Related Topix: Weather

Cybercast News Service

California governor welcomes Mexican president

Gov. Jerry Brown has welcomed the Mexican president to California by reminding him of the cultural and historical ties shared by the two places.

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Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, North America Travel, Travel, Mexico Travel

NewsOK.com

California wait period doesn't apply to gun owners

A federal judge has overturned part of a California law requiring a 10-day waiting period for gun buyers, ruling that it does not apply to those who already own firearms.

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Related Topix: Guns, California Government

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Suspect held in deadly California shooting spree

When Niki Quasney felt a piercing pain in her ribcage in March, the oncologist treating her advanced ovarian cancer told her to get to an emergency room immediately.

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Related Topix: Sylmar (Los Angeles, CA)

Brandon Sun

Co-owner of California slaughterhouse behind beef recall pleads guilty to criminal charge

The co-owner of a Northern California slaughterhouse accused of processing cows with cancer while U.S. livestock inspectors took lunch breaks has pleaded guilty to a federal criminal charge.

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Related Topix: Meat, Life, Beef, Food

WATE-TV Knoxville

Army: Shooter at Va. base was female soldier

A senior federal nuclear expert is urging regulators to shut down California's last operating nuclear plant until they can determine whether the facility's twin reactors can withstand powerful shaking from... A senior federal nuclear expert is urging regulators to shut down California's last operating nuclear plant until they can determine whether ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Fort Lee, Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas Government, Texas

News9 Oklahoma City

Mourners gather in St. Louis for Brown funeral

Father of slain teen Michael Brown, Michael Brown, Sr., left, and Reverend Al Sharpton, right, gesture to the crowd at Peace Fest, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in St. .

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Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas Government, Texas

Channel3000

California quake: The one before the 'Big One?'

The 6.0-magnitude tremor that jolted Northern California on Sunday sparked concerns about whether a more catastrophic earthquake is looming.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Geology, Science, Gavin Newsom, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Northridge (Los Angeles, CA)

Daily Mail

Islamic State jihadists could be plotting terror attack on Cardiff ...

Taylor Swift reveals her racy side while Miley Cyrus covers up for once - but shameless Amber Rose out-does them all at MTV VMAs Who is the homeless youth who went to the VMAs with Miley Cyrus and accepted her gong in front of millions? Mystery Oregonian takes awards by storm 'Hands up, don't shoot': Ferguson comes to Los Angeles as Rapper Common ... (more)

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Related Topix: MTV Video Music Awards, Music!, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Europe, World News, United Kingdom

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Iol.co.za

Quake rocks California wine region

A 6.0 magnitude earthquake rocked wine country north of San Francisco early on Sunday, injuring more than 100 people, damaging historic buildings, setting some homes on fire and causing power outages around the picturesque town of Napa.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

CBS Atlanta

Strong California quake shakes famed wine country

Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight has been injured in an early morning shooting at a West Hollywood nightclub but is expected to survive.

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Related Topix: Hollywood (Los Angeles, CA), Los Angeles, CA

News Herald

State of emergency declared after Calif. quake

A magnitude-6.0 earthquake rattled through Northern California early Sunday morning, the largest temblor to hit the Napa Valley area in nearly 25 years.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, California Government, Napa, CA

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