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Fair Oaks teen triumphs after diving accident

FAIR OAKS (AP) — A suburban Sacramento teenager who was paralyzed from the chest down in a summer diving accident and vowed not to let it stop him from succeeding in his senior year of high school was named his school’s homecoming king on Saturday night.

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Posted: oct. 19, 2014 6:23 p.m. | | Fair Oaks teen triumphs after  diving accident Comments 0 Comments

Archaeologists seek to uncover movie set in California sands

GUADALUPE  (AP) — Archaeologists working in the sand dunes along the Central California coast are digging up ancient sphinxes — but these are made of plaster.

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Posted: oct. 19, 2014 6:20 p.m. | | Archaeologists seek to uncover movie set in California sands Comments 0 Comments

Brown pursues lasting policy legacy

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — Jerry Brown is on the verge of doing what no one has ever done in California and what no one may ever do again: get elected to a fourth term as governor.

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Posted: oct. 19, 2014 6:23 p.m. | | Brown pursues lasting policy legacy Comments 0 Comments

Tahoe level at 5-year low; no Truckee River flows

TAHOE CITY (AP) — Lingering drought has helped push Lake Tahoe’s water level below its natural rim for the first time in five years, cutting off flows into the Truckee River, which has been reduced to a shallow stream as it meanders down the Sierra through Reno.

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Posted: oct. 17, 2014 9:58 p.m. | | Tahoe level at 5-year low; no Truckee River flows Comments 0 Comments

25 years later, could Bay Area take another quake?

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It’s been 25 years since a massive quake rocked the Bay Area just before a World Series game, killing dozens, injuring thousands and causing billions of dollars’ worth of damage as it buckled freeways, brought down a bridge and knocked buildings off their foundations.

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Posted: oct. 17, 2014 9:19 p.m. | | 25 years later, could Bay  Area take another quake? Comments 0 Comments

Bird deaths in plant’s ponds investigated

BLYTHE (AP) — Federal wildlife officials are investigating as many as 60 bird deaths at a Southern California solar plant.

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Posted: oct. 17, 2014 9:19 p.m. | | Bird deaths in plant’s ponds investigated Comments 0 Comments

Unemployment rate dips to 7.3 percent

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California’s unemployment rate fell to 7.3 percent in September even as the number of jobs in the state dipped by 9,800.

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US marshal arrested in marijuana robbery

YUBA CITY (AP) — A deputy U.S. marshal is accused of stealing roughly 24 pounds of marijuana at gunpoint from three people parked at a Northern California motel.

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NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

TOP-SECRET SPACE PLANE LANDS ON CALIFORNIA COAST: VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE (AP) — A top-secret space plane landed Friday at an Air Force base on the Southern California coast.

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Posted: oct. 17, 2014 9:12 p.m. | | NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA Comments 0 Comments

Bank robbery hostage begged for her life

STOCKTON (AP) — A Stockton woman taken hostage during a bank robbery and killed by police in an ensuing shootout begged for her life as she was dragged away by kidnappers, a lawyer for her family said Thursday.

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Posted: oct. 17, 2014 1:32 a.m. | | Bank robbery hostage begged for her life Comments 0 Comments

Groups appeal for release of license plate scans

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Advocacy groups have appealed a judge’s ruling that denied them access to police records of license plate scans in Los Angeles, saying they are crucial to understanding the scope of government surveillance.

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Groups appeal for release of license plate scans

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Advocacy groups have appealed a judge’s ruling that denied them access to police records of license plate scans in Los Angeles, saying they are crucial to understanding the scope of government surveillance.

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Posted: oct. 16, 2014 9:07 p.m. | | Groups appeal for release of license plate scans Comments 0 Comments

College ropes off building amid false Ebola scare

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Fears about the Ebola virus prompted officials to rope off a college classroom building for several hours Thursday in San Diego County after a student told her instructor that her sister was in a hospital with flu-like symptoms.

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Posted: oct. 16, 2014 8:27 p.m. | | College ropes  off building amid  false Ebola scare Comments 0 Comments

Health exchange preps for second round

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California’s health insurance exchange said Thursday that it is learning from past mistakes by adding staff and capacity in preparation for the second round of open enrollment next month.

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Posted: oct. 16, 2014 8:29 p.m. | | Health exchange preps for second round  Comments 0 Comments

Maui birthday invite washes ashore in SoCal

PISMO BEACH (AP) — A Central California beach outing has turned into a mystery after a bottle turned up with an invitation to a party in Hawaii — four years ago.

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Posted: oct. 16, 2014 8:29 p.m. | | Maui birthday invite washes ashore in SoCal Comments 0 Comments

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