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Army Breaches Levee To Flood Military Land, Returning It To San Francisco Bay

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Friday will intentionally breach a levee to flood 648 acres of military land from Hamilton Army Airfield with water from the San Fr

04/25/2014

A recurve crossbow with ammunition. (Liam Skoda)

Bow Hunters Asked To Help Control Deer Population Near Lake Sonoma

Bow hunters are being asked to take aim to help control the deer population in a 5,000-acre wildlife preserve near Lake Sonoma in northern California.

09/13/2013

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1 In 5 Californians Live In Flood Zone, Report Finds

As California endures one of its driest winters, on record, some state water managers are focused on the opposite end of the precipitation spectrum — the one in five residents who live in regions susceptible to catastrophic flooding.

04/02/2013

One of 36 grave markers that had been moved from the gold rush era Negro Hill Cemetery to the Mormon Island relocation cemetery near Folsom. The burial plots from Negro Hill went unmarked for more than half a century, until a contractor hired by the Army Corps of Engineers moved the bodies to make way for a lake, and marked the graves with stones that used a derogatory term for African-American. (CBS / AP)

NorCal Headstones Marked With N-Word Replaced

Workers on Tuesday began installing new markers at a public cemetery near Sacramento where relocated Gold Rush-era gravestones had been marked with the N-word.

10/18/2011

One of 36 grave markers that had been moved from the gold rush era Negro Hill Cemetery to the Mormon Island relocation cemetery near Folsom. The burial plots from Negro Hill went unmarked for more than half a century, until a contractor hired by the Army Corps of Engineers moved the bodies to make way for a lake, and marked the graves with stones that used a derogatory term for African-American. (CBS / AP)

NorCal County To Replace Headstones Bearing N-Word

Supervisors in El Dorado county voted Tuesday to replace 36 gravestones that bear the N-word, giving the green light to state, county and community officials to design an alternative.

05/24/2011

One of 36 grave markers that had been moved from the gold rush era Negro Hill Cemetery to the Mormon Island relocation cemetery near Folsom. The burial plots from Negro Hill went unmarked for more than half a century, until a contractor hired by the Army Corps of Engineers moved the bodies to make way for a lake, and marked the graves with stones that used a derogatory term for African-American. (CBS / AP)

New Controversy Over Plan To Fix N-Word On NorCal Gravestones

Government officials inched closer Thursday to removing a racial slur on the headstones of Gold Rush-era graves, even as a leading advocate refused to support their plans.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–05/12/2011

One of 36 grave markers that had been moved from the gold rush era Negro Hill Cemetery to the Mormon Island relocation cemetery near Folsom. The burial plots from Negro Hill went unmarked for more than half a century, until a contractor hired by the Army Corps of Engineers moved the bodies to make way for a lake, and marked the graves with stones that used a derogatory term for African-American. (CBS / AP)

Group Wants N-Word Gone From NorCal Gravestones

Time has not erased the bigotry of a bygone era carved into 36 concrete gravestones in a dusty, half-century-old cemetery tucked away in California’s former gold fields.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–05/05/2011

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