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(CBS)

Giant Kelp Forests Making Comeback After 2-Million Urchins Removed From SoCal Coast

An environmental group says decimated giant kelp forests in Southern California are returning to health after volunteers removed nearly 2 million urchins that devour the sea plants.

11/20/2014

EARTHQUAKE

Swarm Of Small Earthquakes Rattle San Benito & Contra Costa Counties

Several small earthquakes shook San Benito County and the East Bay early Thursday morning.

11/20/2014

Ladybug. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Thousands Of Ladybugs Take Flight To East Bay Hills For Winter

Thousands upon thousands of ladybugs are taking flight in the East Bay hills.

11/19/2014

Police speak to a protester as they try to control the crowd on August 19, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Violent outbreaks have taken place in Ferguson since the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer on August 9th.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

San Francisco, Oakland Police Say They Are Ready For Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

Police in San Francisco and Oakland are on standby Tuesday in the event that a grand jury’s decision in Missouri, whether a white police officer will be indicted for the killing of an unarmed black teenager, could lead to protests in the Bay Area.

11/18/2014

Medical Marijuana in various forms. (CBS)

Reporter Mike Sugerman Puts Bay Area Medicinal Marijuana Dispensary Products To The Test

Medicinal marijuana is legal in California. But what are patients really buying when they shop at their local dispensary? Reporter Mike Sugerman conducted a random test.

11/17/2014

Children wait in line to attend the Los Angeles Mission and Anne Douglas Center's Thanksgiving meal for the homeless, in Downtown Los Angeles, California on November 24, 2010. (GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Number Of Homeless Children In U.S. At All-Time High; California Among Worst States

The number of homeless children in the U.S. has surged in recent years to an all-time high, amounting to one child in every 30, according to a comprehensive state-by-state report that blames the nation’s high poverty rate, the lack of affordable housing and the impacts of pervasive domestic violence.

11/17/2014

California Attorney General Kamala Harris speaks during a news conference on October 10, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Kamala Harris Says Legalization Of Marijuana Imminent In California

California Attorney General Kamala Harris says the legalization of marijuana in the Golden State is inevitable.

11/17/2014

Marijuana, pot

Why California Wasn’t The First State To Legalize Recreational Marijuana

In the election a few weeks ago, two more states and Washington, D.C. voted to legalize marijuana. The question is: why hasn’t California?

11/17/2014

This NOAA state-by-state temperature map (NOAA).

California Experiencing The Hottest Year On Record

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – New data released this week by the National Climatic Data Center shows that California is still on pace to have its hottest year on record. The number “120” you see […]

11/14/2014

(Early Warning Labs)

SoCal Company Begins Marketing First Personal Earthquake Warning Device

By now you may have heard that voice that warns earthquake researchers of coming quakes, but in the future the heads up may be coming out of your own phone.

11/14/2014

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