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Magnitude 4.3 Is Latest In Cluster Of Quakes Off Humboldt County

A magnitude 4.3 earthquake struck off the coast in the Pacific Ocean at 11:13 a.m. Thursday, the latest in 9 tremors recorded in southern Humboldt county since a Magnitude 5.7 quake hit around 1 p.m. Wednesday.

01/29/2015

A detail view of a Boy Scout uniform. (Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Boy Scouts Settle Alleged Sex Abuse Lawsuit In California

The Boy Scouts of America agreed Thursday to settle a lawsuit by a 20-year-old California man who was molested by a Scout volunteer in 2007.

01/29/2015

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Report Finds California’s Financial Comeback Mainly Due To Spending Reductions, Not Higher Revenue

The report from Standard & Poor’s found that contrary to popular belief, lower spending has spurred California’s economic recovery, and not higher revenues.

01/28/2015

Reese Witherspoon in "Wild" (credit: Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Pacific Crest Trail Expects More Hikers Thanks To Reese Witherspoon and ‘Wild’

Thanks to “Wild” starring Academy award-winner Reese Witherspoon, more hikers are taking on the PCT.

01/26/2015

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Falling Gas Tax Revenue Has California Lawmakers Considering Mileage Tax Plan

Falling gas prices have been a welcome relief for Bay Area drivers, but they pose a serious problem for state coffers.

01/25/2015

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Uber Denies Suspending Drivers For Registering Vehicles As Commercial

Uber has allegedly been under fire for suspending some of its drivers after complying with advice from California officials. But the app-based, commercial ride-booking service says that’s not the case.

01/23/2015

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Police Say Promised Prop. 47 Financial Benefits Aren’t Being Seen In San Francisco

Proposition 47, passed by state voters last year, reduced a slew of non-violent felony crimes to misdemeanors, but police say the expected cost savings for law enforcement in San Francisco hasn’t yet materialized.

01/23/2015

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HOW & WHEN: Watch A Giant Asteroid Glide Past Earth Jan. 26

With an asteroid a third of a mile wide set to soar past Earth Jan. 26, scientists and amateur astronomers alike will be looking up.

01/22/2015

A nurse loads a syringe with a vaccine against hepatitis at a free immunization clinic for students before the start of the school year, in Lynwood, California August, 27, 2013. 
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Bay Area Health Officials Say Certain Demographics More At Risk After Disneyland Measles Outbreak

While county health officials in Alameda, Santa Clara and San Francisco aren’t seeing an increase in demand for the measles-mumps-rubella, or MMR, vaccine in the wake of the measles outbreak that began at Disneyland.

01/22/2015

U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer speaks during a news conference about funding for the Federal Aviation Administration at the U.S. Capitol August 3, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Billionaire Tom Steyer Not Running In Race To Succeed Senator Boxer

Billionaire climate activist Tom Steyer says he will not enter the race to succeed California Sen. Barbara Boxer.

01/22/2015

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