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Boy hurt in quake: ‘I should be dead’

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Thirteen-year-old Nicholas Dillon’s screams could be heard throughout his pitch black house when the earth shook and the falling bricks hit him. His mother, who later called it the worst night of her life, couldn’t get to him.

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Posted: aug. 26, 2014 11:56 p.m. | | Boy hurt in quake: ‘I should be dead’ Comments 0 Comments

Quake major test for hard-luck Vallejo

VALLEJO  (AP) — The historic blue-collar town of Vallejo is a short distance but a far cry from the touristy Napa Valley vineyards and quaint towns. So when Sunday’s earthquake struck, the damage to the wine industry took center stage and the rubble in Vallejo got scant attention.

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Mexican president praises California policies

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto praised Gov. Jerry Brown and state lawmakers Tuesday for approving a series of immigrant-friendly laws, saying California is taking a lead role in the absence of national immigration reform.

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US eager to cater to Chinese

COSTA MESA  (AP) — On a hot summer day, nearly two dozen Chinese tourists descended from a white shuttle bus for an afternoon of shopping at one of Southern California’s signature upscale malls.

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UC Berkeley cuts off waterfall access

GEORGETOWN  (AP) — The University of California, Berkeley has shut down public access to four waterfalls east of Sacramento, saying people were leaving trash and not following rules about alcohol, dogs and firearms.

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Burning Man crews stuck at Wal-Mart

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Ah, Burning Man, the annual weeklong rave that draws thousands of free-thinkers to a remote spot in the Nevada desert. It’s a festival so remote and bizarre that the only limit to free expression is imagination ... and that dust that always gets into the electronics.

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Posted: aug. 26, 2014 7:46 p.m. | | Burning Man crews stuck at Wal-Mart Comments 0 Comments

Fresno mayor touts independence in bid

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin, who is regarded as the Republican Party’s best hope for winning a statewide office in November, introduced herself on Tuesday as an outsider who would bring fiscal independence as California’s state controller.

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Posted: aug. 26, 2014 7:46 p.m. | | Fresno mayor touts independence in bid Comments 0 Comments

Group files petition to idle PG&E nuke plant

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An environmental group asked federal regulators Tuesday to idle California’s last operating nuclear plant to review whether its reactors can withstand strong shaking from nearby earthquake faults.

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Posted: aug. 26, 2014 7:46 p.m. | | Group files petition to idle PG&E nuke plant Comments 0 Comments

Bright-colored air gun bill passes

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — The state Assembly has approved legislation that would require imitation airsoft guns to be sold in transparent or bright colors to avoid deadly mix-ups with police officers.

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Posted: aug. 26, 2014 7:45 p.m. | | Bright-colored air gun bill passes Comments 0 Comments

Court: California wait period doesn’t apply to gun owners

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — A federal judge has overturned part of a California law requiring a 10-day waiting period for gun buyers, ruling that it does not apply to those who already own firearms.

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Assembly rejects statewide plastic bag ban proposal

SACRAMENTO (AP) — The Assembly on Monday rejected legislation that would make California the first state to impose a ban on single-use plastic bags, but the bill could be heard again later this week.

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Hearings planned after call to close Diablo Canyons

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A senior federal nuclear expert is urging regulators to shut down California’s last operating nuclear plant until they can determine whether the facility’s twin reactors can withstand powerful shaking from any one of several nearby earthquake faults.

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NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

 MAN GUILTY IN RUSSIAN ROULETTE KILLING: FRESNO  (AP) — A Central California man has been convicted of killing his friend playing a version of Russian roulette.

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Napa quake damage: $1 billion

NAPA (AP) — The earthquake that jarred California’s wine capital caused $1 billion in damage, Napa County officials estimated Monday as business owners mopped up high-end vintages that spilled from barrels and bottles and swept away broken glass in the rush to get the tourist hotspot back in shape for the summer’s final holiday weekend.

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Posted: aug. 25, 2014 7:37 p.m. | | Napa quake damage: $1 billion Comments 0 Comments

Rare rains, mud close Burning Man temporarily

BLACK ROCK DESERT, Nev. (AP) — Thousands of Burning Man enthusiasts were on the outside looking in Monday after a rare batch of heavy rain forced organizers to temporarily close entry to the counterculture event in the desert 90 miles north of Reno.

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Posted: aug. 25, 2014 7:36 p.m. | | Rare rains, mud close Burning Man temporarily Comments 0 Comments

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