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The Four Corners area (red) is the major U.S. hot spot for methane emissions in this map showing how much emissions varied from average background concentrations from 2003-2009. Dark colors are lower than average; lighter colors are higher. (NASA)

Mysterious Sources Of Methane Viewed From Space Makes Central California 2nd Worst ‘Hot Spot’ In Nation

A small hot spot in California’s Central Valley is likely the second largest concentration of the greenhouse gas methane seen over the United States, according to a new study of satellite data.

10/09/2014

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Swarm Of Earthquakes Hit Hollister Area Overnight

A swarm of small earthquakes hit Central California Monday, according to the U.S. Geological Service.

08/11/2014

This map shows the planned layout of California after a proposed split into six states. (Six Californias)

Opponents Of ‘Six Californias’ Proposal Allege Voter Fraud By Signature Collectors, File Complaint

A push to split California into six states may be over before it begins, after opponents of the ballot measure filed a voter fraud complaint with the state on Thursday.

07/18/2014

This map shows the planned layout of California after a proposed split into six states. (Six Californias)

Californians Likely To Cast Votes On Splitting Into 6 States

Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper will submit signatures on Tuesday to put a measure that would split California in six separate states.

07/15/2014

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Vulnerable Inmates Ordered Out Of 2 California Prisons Over Disease Outbreak

Valley fever is spreading so quickly through two Central California prisons that a medical expert is recommending the state act quickly to stem the outbreak or shut the institutions down.

04/29/2013

A stack of rifles is seen during a gun buy back program on December 15, 2012 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Resident Shot With Own Rifle During Home Invasion In Central California

Investigators say a home invasion robber struggled with an armed Central California resident and shot the man several times with his own rifle.

12/18/2012

California Earthquake

5.3 Magnitude Quake Rattles Central California Coast

A moderate earthquake was widely felt as it rattled a central California coastal area but authorities say it didn’t cause any damage.

10/21/2012

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