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UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 10:03 p.m.

California storm moving out after battering state for 3 days

The storm that pummeled much of California for three days began moving east Thursday after causing at least six deaths, forcing wildfire victims threatened by floods to flee their homes …


Pot deliveries OK’d into California communities that ban sales

California endorsed a rule Wednesday that will allow home marijuana deliveries statewide, even into communities that have banned commercial pot sales.


Wrecks seen as wildfire areas brace for big California storm

Days of rain and snow across California have snarled rush-hour commutes and triggered deadly wrecks on slick roads even before the most intense storm hits Wednesday, with wildfire-ravished communities bracing …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 15, 2019, 4:41 p.m.

New pen may allow sale of wild horses for slaughter

The U.S. Forest Service has built a new corral for wild horses in California, which could allow it to bypass federal restrictions and sell the animals for slaughter. The agency …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 9:19 p.m.

Motive for slaying of California policewoman still a mystery

Natalie Corona was a rising star in her police department with a sparkling smile and a huge heart who had followed in her father’s footsteps and became an officer, fulfilling …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 11:17 a.m.

Democrats blast Trump for threatening to cut wildfire aid to California

In the midst of a government shutdown, President Donald Trump has threatened to cut off federal emergency aid to California for forest fires.


California’s Newsom rebukes White House in inaugural

California Gov. Gavin Newsom was sworn in Monday and immediately drew sharp battle lines with President Donald Trump, pledging to enact “progressive, principled” policies as the antidote to the White …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 8:14 p.m.

Jerry Brown transformed California’s justice system – twice

One of the advantages of being in government for 50 years, says California Gov. Jerry Brown, is “you get to make mistakes that you then get to correct.”


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 10:31 a.m.

3 dead, 4 injured in California bowling alley shooting

Three men were fatally shot late Friday and four injured when a brawl at a popular Los Angeles-area bowling alley and karaoke bar erupted into gunfire that had terrified patrons, …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018, 8:56 p.m.

Sheriff blames sanctuary law for California officer’s death

A suspected drunken driver accused of killing a California police officer who pulled him over was captured Friday as he tried to flee back to Mexico, where he lived before …


Sheriff: California officer’s killer is in the U.S. illegally

A gunman who killed a California police officer during a traffic stop over possible drunken driving is in the United States illegally, authorities said Thursday, as a manhunt for the …


Inundated by Camp fire survivors, Chico is a ‘city within a city’

Because of its size and proximity to communities destroyed by the fire, Chico was the logical place for many displaced survivors to move. Now, however, the city is struggling to …


Giant waves slam California coast

A series of storm systems, driven by persistent low pressure near Alaska, is churning waters to dangerous levels along the West Coast of the United States.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018, 7:07 p.m.

Report rips expensive decisions in California wildfire fight

The Soberanes Fire burned its way into the record books, costing $262 million as the most expensive wildland firefight in U.S. history in what a new report calls an “extreme …


California mulls texting fee to help poor people get phones

California regulators are considering a plan to charge a fee for text messaging on mobile phones to help support programs that make phone service accessible to the poor, according to …


Insurance claims at $9 billion from California fires

Insurance claims from last month’s California wildfires already are at $9 billion and expected to increase, the state’s insurance commissioner announced Wednesday.


Official: California must mull home ban in fire-prone areas

California’s increasingly deadly and destructive wildfires have become so unpredictable that government officials should consider banning home construction in vulnerable areas, the state’s top firefighter says.


Dog that survived California wildfire guarded home for weeks

A dog that survived the catastrophic wildfire in Northern California apparently protected the ruins of his home for almost a month until his owner returned.


Foie gras off Amazon’s offerings in California in settlement

Amazon has agreed not to sell foie gras in California from birds that have been force-fed and will pay civil penalties, investigative costs and restitution as part of a lawsuit …


New study explains creation of deadly California ‘firenado’

A rare fire tornado that raged during this summer’s deadly Carr Fire in Northern California was created by a combination of scorching weather, erratic winds and an ice-topped cloud that …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 5, 2018, 4:56 p.m.

Residents head back into California town leveled by wildfire

Joyce and Jerry McLean sifted through twisted metal and broken glass Wednesday on the property where their mobile home once stood, hoping to find precious family possessions that might have …


Authorities hopeful wildfire death toll lower than feared

The search for people unaccounted for after the deadliest U.S. wildfire in at least a century is winding down in Northern California, with just 11 names left on a fluctuating …


Number of missing after California fire dwindles to 49

The number of people listed as missing after Northern California’s catastrophic wildfire has been whittled to 49.


California wildfire emissions equal year of power pollution

Wildfires in California in 2018 released the rough equivalent of about 68 million tons of heat-trapping carbon dioxide – about the same amount of carbon emissions as are produced in …


Judge to utility: Explain any role in deadly California fire

A U.S. judge overseeing a criminal case against Pacific Gas & Electric Co. asked the utility Tuesday to explain any role it may have played in a massive wildfire that …


Rain tamps down California fire but turns grim search soggy

The catastrophic wildfire in Northern California is nearly out after several days of rain, but searchers are still completing the meticulous task of combing through now-muddy ash and debris for …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 3:47 p.m.

Rain hinders search but helps nearly put out California fire

Rain is helping to extinguish a deadly wildfire in Northern California’s Gold Rush country, but the moisture is also turning ash into thick paste and hindering the hunt for telltale …


What makes a California wildfire the worst? Deaths and size

The so-called Camp Fire in Northern California in many ways has become the worst wildfire the history of a state whose topography and climate have long made it ripe for …


Relatives, strangers offer hot meal, comfort to evacuees

Hannah Crenshaw hosts a Thanksgiving dinner each year, cooking turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes – her favorite – for up to 15 guests at her home in Magalia.


Light rain falling in Northern California could hurt search effort

Light rain falling Wednesday in some areas of Northern California could aid crews fighting a deadly wildfire while raising the risk of flash floods and complicating efforts to recover the …