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Prosecutors: PG&E lied

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric was charged Tuesday with lying to regulators in connection with a fatal pipeline explosion that leveled a suburban Northern California neighborhood in 2010.

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Tuberculosis patient who refused care is arrested in Kern

STOCKTON (AP) — A California man who disappeared after refusing treatment for tuberculosis, which can be contagious and spreads by coughing or sneezing, was found and arrested on charges of refusing to comply with health officials, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

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Crews make gains on fires in El Dorado County & Yosemite

SHINGLE SPRINGS  (AP) — Fire crews gained ground Tuesday on two of the largest wildfires in California, lifting evacuation orders for about half the homes in the path of a blaze in Yosemite National Park and redeploying firefighters battling another fire in the Sierra Nevada foothills east of Sacramento.

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Posted: jul. 29, 2014 7:12 p.m. | | Crews make gains on fires in El Dorado County & Yosemite Comments 0 Comments

New California fines for wasting water take effect

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — New regulations that include fines up to $500 a day for residents who waste water are taking effect in California.

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Posted: jul. 29, 2014 7:12 p.m. | | New California fines for wasting water take effect Comments 0 Comments

Helicopter rescues teens on SF Bay area cliff

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California Highway Patrol helicopter plucked two teenagers clinging to the side of a San Francisco Bay Area cliff in a dramatic rescue captured on video.

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Police: 4 arrested in killing of USC student

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of murder in the killing of a Chinese student who attended the University of Southern California, Los Angeles police said Monday.

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Governor Brown takes dig at Texas guard plan for border with Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown took a not-so-subtle dig at Texas’ decision to deploy National Guard troops to the border, saying Monday he expects it to be a short-lived measure and that “wiser minds will prevail.”

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Posted: jul. 28, 2014 10:22 p.m. | | Governor Brown takes dig at Texas  guard plan for border with Mexico Comments 0 Comments

Groups seek probe into pepper spray use in juvenile detention

SAN DIEGO (AP) — California civil rights organizations filed a complaint Monday with the Justice Department asking for a federal investigation into the use of pepper spray in San Diego County’s juvenile detention facilities.

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NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

CALIFORNIA CAREER COLLEGES CLOSE ABRUPTLY: SAN JOSE  (AP) — A company that operated five health care career colleges in California has abruptly closed its campuses 10 days after filing for bankruptcy.

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Posted: jul. 28, 2014 10:19 p.m. | | NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA Comments 0 Comments

Emails show ‘cozy’ ties of PG&E, regulator

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Top California regulators communicated often and enthusiastically with executives at Pacific Gas & Electric Co., even offering unsolicited advice on handling the media while they presided over a case to decide how much the utility should pay for a deadly explosion in a San Francisco Bay Area suburb, according to a trove of emails released Monday.

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Sacramento Gold Rush Days canceled due to drought

SACRAMENTO (AP) — The California drought has forced the cancellation of Sacramento’s annual Gold Rush Days, typically held during the Labor Day weekend, city officials said Monday.

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Man flying drone to take photos almost blocks firefighting planes

SHINGLE SPRINGS  (AP) — A private drone trying to record footage of a Northern California wildfire nearly hindered efforts to attack the flames from the air, but firefighters made enough progress to allow some of the 1,200 people under evacuation orders to return home Monday.

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Pool water dumped in South Tahoe; resort fires three

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE (AP) — Officials at a South Lake Tahoe resort say they fired three employees who improperly drained 15,000 to 20,000 gallons of chlorinated pool water into a storm-water basin.

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Posted: jul. 28, 2014 8:00 p.m. | | Pool water dumped in South Tahoe; resort fires three Comments 0 Comments

Rare thunderstorm at Venice Beach that killed one was hard to see coming

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A thunderstorm formed so rapidly over a Southern California beach that experts said Monday it was impossible for anyone to predict a lightning strike would turn a day of carefree fun into one of terror.

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Posted: jul. 28, 2014 7:59 p.m. | | Rare thunderstorm at Venice Beach  that killed one was hard to see coming Comments 0 Comments

Boy, 12, to be college’s youngest full-time pupil

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A 12-year-old Southern California boy who hopes to become a computer engineer will be the youngest full-time student in the history of MiraCosta College when he enrolls next month.

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Posted: jul. 27, 2014 7:17 p.m. | | Boy, 12, to be college’s youngest full-time pupil Comments 0 Comments

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