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Melted glacier sends miles of mud down Mt. Shasta; no one is hurt

MT. SHASTA  (AP) — The largest mudslide on Northern California’s Mt. Shasta in two decades may be related to California’s prolonged drought, experts said Sunday.

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Posted: sep. 22, 2014 12:51 a.m. | | Melted glacier sends miles of mud down Mt. Shasta; no one is hurt Comments 0 Comments

4TH YEAR OF DROUGHT LIKELY

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Forecasters say severe drought or worse will continue into next year across much of the West, including parts of western Utah, most of Nevada and practically all of California.

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Posted: sep. 21, 2014 7:16 p.m. | | 4TH YEAR OF DROUGHT LIKELY Comments 0 Comments

Some wells run dry amid drought

EAST PORTERVILLE (AP) — Hundreds of domestic wells in California’s drought-parched Central Valley farming region have run dry, leaving many residents to rely on donated bottles of drinking water to get by.

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Kashkari aims to unify GOP in aftermath of convention

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari made the most of a low-profile Sunday morning speaking slot at the party’s state convention, delivering a spirited defense of a party he said cares most about poor people and minorities but has failed to convey its message.

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Posted: sep. 21, 2014 7:15 p.m. | | Kashkari aims to unify GOP in aftermath of convention Comments 0 Comments

32 structures destroyed in Sierra

POLLOCK PINES (AP) — Nearly three-dozen structures were destroyed in a massive Northern California wildfire that continues to spread more than a week after it started, officials said Sunday.

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Posted: sep. 21, 2014 7:15 p.m. | | 32 structures destroyed in Sierra Comments 0 Comments

NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

CITY CITES DROUGHT, SINKS LA WATER SLIDE PROPOSAL: LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles city officials have pulled the plug on plans to temporarily transform a downtown street into a giant water slide because of drought.

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Posted: sep. 21, 2014 6:56 p.m. | | NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA Comments 0 Comments

Record amount of retardant used on fire

PLACERVILLE (AP) — A massive Northern California wildfire is burning so explosively because of the prolonged drought that firefighters are finding normal amounts of retardant aren’t stopping the flames. And so they are dropping record-breaking amounts — more than 203,000 gallons in one day alone.

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Posted: sep. 19, 2014 9:00 p.m. | | Record amount of retardant used on fire Comments 0 Comments

UC campus chancellors granted hefty pay raises

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California Board of Regents is boosting the six-figure salaries of chancellors in the system by as much as 20 percent, part of an effort regents say is aimed at bringing the salaries in line with their counterparts.

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Posted: sep. 19, 2014 8:59 p.m. | | UC campus chancellors granted hefty pay raises Comments 0 Comments

Feds OK immigrant license words

SANTA ANA (AP) — Federal officials have approved new wording on a proposed California driver’s license for immigrants who are living in the country illegally, ending months of debate over what the card should say.

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Posted: sep. 19, 2014 8:59 p.m. | | Feds OK immigrant license words Comments 0 Comments

Unemployment rate stays at 7.4%

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California’s unemployment rate was unchanged for a third month, holding at 7.4 percent in August, officials said Friday.

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Posted: sep. 19, 2014 8:59 p.m. | | Unemployment rate stays at 7.4% Comments 0 Comments

NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING FELLOW GYM-GOER: SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (AP) — A man has been arrested after police say he repeatedly struck another man with a steel weightlifting bar at a San Francisco Bay Area gym, killing him.

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Posted: sep. 19, 2014 8:57 p.m. | | NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA Comments 0 Comments

California GOP focuses on diversity

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Republicans are looking to put a new face on their party after decades of declining registration in a state that increasingly leans to the left politically.

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Posted: sep. 19, 2014 8:42 p.m. | | California GOP focuses on diversity Comments 0 Comments

LICENSE PLATE SCANNERS

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A rapidly expanding digital network that uses cameras mounted to traffic signals and police cruisers captures the movements of millions of vehicles across the U.S., regardless of whether the drivers are being investigated by law enforcement.

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Posted: sep. 19, 2014 8:26 p.m. | | LICENSE PLATE SCANNERS Comments 0 Comments

Passenger says JetBlue plane filled with smoke

LONG BEACH (AP) — A JetBlue airliner that experienced engine problems soon after takeoff returned to the Long Beach Airport on Thursday after smoke filled the cabin and passengers evacuated onto the runway using the plane’s emergency slides.

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Posted: sep. 18, 2014 9:33 p.m. | | Passenger says JetBlue plane filled with smoke Comments 0 Comments

California health exchange addresses dropped policies

SACRAMENTO (AP) — The leader of California’s health exchange said Thursday that the state is trying to improve notifications to consumers whose policies are shifted from private insurance to Medi-Cal during income checks and eligibility updates.

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Posted: sep. 18, 2014 9:34 p.m. | | California health exchange addresses dropped policies Comments 0 Comments

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