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NoCal Costco recalls chicken linked to outbreak

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A Northern California Costco store has recalled nearly 40,000 pounds of rotisserie chicken linked to a salmonella outbreak that has sickened nearly 300 people nationwide. Federal officials announced the recall Saturday […]

10/12/2013

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Police shoot, kill black bear in Seaside

SEASIDE, Calif. (AP) — A state fish and wildlife official says he will not second-guess police officers’ decision to shoot and kill a black bear that was running loose in a Central California coastal town. […]

06/05/2013

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Calif. tribal veterans gather to honor sacrifice

SANTA NELLA, Calif. (AP) — American Indian veterans wearing tribal dress gathered to honor the sacrifice of their fighting men and women in an emotional ceremony at a Central California cemetery. Servicemen and women offered […]

05/27/2013

3 of 4 reptiles stolen from Calif. museum found

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Three of four reptiles that were swiped from a science museum and thrown together into a garbage bag during a heist were recovered Friday, though a 3-foot-long ball python remained at large, officials said.

03/30/2013

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1 of 4 reptiles stolen from Calif. museum found

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — One of four reptiles stolen from a Central California science museum has been found. The Fresno Bee reports the 3 1/2-foot savannah monitor lizard was back at Fresno’s Discovery Center on Friday after it was found nearby.

03/29/2013

Calif. toxic landfill hit for spills

KETTLEMAN CITY, Calif. (AP) – A Central California hazardous waste dump with a history of fines now finds itself with another headache: the state has issued 72 violations for spills that went unreported. The state […]

11/15/2012

Experts: Calif. quakes not related to Costa Rica

HURON, Calif. (AP) – Seismologists say Friday’s quakes in Southern and Central California are not on the San Andreas Fault and weren’t triggered by a magnitude-7.6 quake in Costa Rica. A magnitude-4.0 quake struck at […]

09/07/2012

Weekend thunderstorms fuel Calif. wildfires

(AP) – An uncontained wildfire in Northern California‘s Plumas National Forest has consumed more than 16 square miles, fueled by winds from weekend thunderstorms. Officials say the Chips Fire grew in multiple directions on Sunday, […]

08/06/2012