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California Synagogue Shooting Suspect Faces Hate Crime Charges
Prosecutors have added hate crime charges to list of crimes John T. Earnest is accused of after a shooting at the Chabad of Poway last month.
California Wildfires Insurance Claims Topped $12 Billion
The figure released by Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara covers the fire that largely destroyed the town of Paradise and two Southern California blazes.
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Woman Wanted For Tossing Bag Of Puppies Beside Coachella Dumpster
"This was a shameful act," a local official said of the woman, who drove a white Jeep Wrangler.
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California Customer Goes Apoplectic Over 'Mexican' Word In Mexican Restaurant
"I’m an American. I don’t do Spanish," he yells at cashier.
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New Study Warns Of Extinction Threat For Southern California's Mountain Lions
They could vanish in 50 years – or be protected by "wildlife corridors," researchers say.
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California 'Super Bloom' Wildflower Fields Close After Visitors Trample Poppies
Officials reopened Walker Canyon on Monday, saying it was “not feasible” to keep visitors away indefinitely.
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California Is Drought-Free For The First Time In 7 Years
A wet winter has lifted the state out of the drought that's persisted since 2011.
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California Racetrack Bans Drugs After Horse Death Toll Rises To 22
The California racetrack banned same-day medications for horses a week after it suspended races indefinitely.
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Thousand Of Californians Wait Out Wildfires After Traumatic Evacuations
In one of many makeshift shelters, three residents fleeing the Woolsey fire in Southern California shared a small room with two cats, two dogs and two guinea pigs.
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California Teen Suffers Traumatic Injuries In Attack By 11-Foot Shark
"He needed help. He just kept yelling."
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Shootings In Bakersfield, California Leave 6 Dead, Police Say
The shooter took his own life when he was confronted by a sheriff's deputy, Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood said.
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Mom's Hilarious Comics Sum Up Back-To-School Season
Her cartoons reflect on shopping for school supplies, morning wake-up struggles and more.
‘Holy Fire’ Burns Through Southern California
20,000 people have been ordered to evacuate and more than 10,000 acres have burned in the Cleveland National Forest since Forrest Gordon Clark allegedly set it on fire.
5 Killed After Plane Crashes Into Southern California Parking Lot
A Cessna 414 crashed about a mile from John Wayne Airport in Orange County.
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5 Stories You Missed This Week While Michael Cohen Dominated The News
Betsy DeVos thinks for-profit colleges are better unregulated, California is burning (again), and there are still hundreds of kids in government detention.
Raging Southern California Wildfire Forces Thousands To Flee
By Dan Whitcomb, Reuters
The Cranson fire forced 3,200 people to evacuate as it destroyed five structures and threatened 2,100 homes.
Rescuers Track Wild Burro Spotted With Arrow In His Head
Volunteers are combing a canyon area in Southern California to find the wounded animal.
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Kaley Cuoco Marries Equestrian Karl Cook In Romantic Ceremony
The pair said "I do" at a venue with horse stables in Southern California.
Should California Really Be 3 States? Voters Will Decide In November.
“California government has rotted,” said Tim Draper, the man behind the Cal 3 proposal to split the state.
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You're Not Emotionally Prepared For These Racing Corgis
Memorial Day weekend is for these very good boys.
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America Is Turning Its Back On Cambodian Refugees
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Hundreds of Cambodian refugees came to the U.S. legally, as children, decades ago. They've been locked up and face deportation.
U.S. Marine Helicopter Crashes During Training Mission In Southern California
All four crew members are believed to have died, a Marine spokeswoman said.
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California GOP Mayor Says Attracting Asians And ‘The Gays’ Helps Reduce Crime
The mayor of Lancaster perpetuates a few stereotypes in an interview with Vice.
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California's Super Bloom Trampled By Hordes Of Overeager Visitors
Prime lake trail was shut as environmentalists assessed damage, added staff to protect wildflowers.
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