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‘Grand Fire’ burns 3,000 acres in Calif. national forest

FRAZIER PARK, Calif. (AP) — Cooler temperatures and lighter winds are helping hundreds of firefighters combat a 3,000-acre wildfire, named the “Grand Fire,” that has blackened rugged terrain in the Los Padres National Forest. The […]

05/16/2013

A bulldozer clears a firebreak near a wildfire burning along a hillside, Thousand Oaks, California. (AP Photo)

New evacuation ordered for Springs wildfire

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters battling a huge Southern California wildfire have ordered new evacuations in a neighborhood overlooking canyons where flames are surging. The Ventura County Fire Department called Friday for residents to immediately […]

05/03/2013

A bulldozer clears a firebreak near a wildfire burning along a hillside, Thousand Oaks, California. (AP Photo)

Winds ease but Ventura County wildfire threat remains

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — Santa Ana winds that sent a Southern California wildfire barreling to the sea have died but flames are still running through coastal canyons, threatening scattered homes and wilderness. Large-scale evacuations were […]

05/03/2013

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Official: Shiny dog bowl sparks house fire

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California couple might be able to blame this one on the dog. Authorities say sun refracted off the dog’s shiny water bowl and ignited a fire at Terry […]

05/02/2013

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Bay Area growth pushes Calif. population near 38M

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The state Finance Department reports that California’s population grew by almost 300,000 last year to nearly 38 million people, with the San Francisco Bay Area leading the growth. The report released […]

05/01/2013

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Calif. prisons spend big on anti-psychotics for inmates; fear of lawsuits cited

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — While under federal court oversight, California’s prison mental health system has been spending far more on anti-psychotic drugs than other states with large prison systems. Figures compiled by The Associated Press […]

05/01/2013

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2nd body found after SoCal midair collision

CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — Investigators have found a second body at the Southern California site where a small plane crashed after a midair collision with another small plane that managed to make a belly landing on a golf course.

04/30/2013

OC DA to start shaming for convicted johns

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Orange County’s district attorney says he’ll fight prostitution by naming and shaming johns.

04/30/2013

Fire at SoCal farm kills 100,000 chicks

SAN JACINTO, Calif. (AP) — Officials say a fire at a Southern California chicken farm left 100,000 chicks burned to death.

04/24/2013

Climbers stand at summit of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park (AP Photo)

Bills would expand Yosemite National Park slightly

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Two members of California’s Congressional delegation have introduced bills that would expand the boundaries of Yosemite National Park for the first time in 70 years.

04/23/2013

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