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(CBS SF)

Fast-Moving King Fire Explodes To 70,000 Acres Overnight, Doubling In Size

The King fire has burned 70,944 acres, a growth of 43,000 acres overnight as flames made a run to the northwest forcing mandatory evacuations for residents in Quintette and Volcanoville.

09/18/2014

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Crews Battle King Fire’s Explosive Growth Threatening 500 Homes

Just days after a wildfire tore through the small Northern California town of Weed and destroyed scores of homes, crews on Wednesday battled another fast-moving blaze in the region that was also threatening residences.

09/17/2014

The remains of a home destroyed by the Boles Fire is shown in front of Mount Shasta on September 16, 2014 in Weed, California. Fueled by high winds, a fast-moving wildfire swept through the town of Weed yesterday afternoon, burning 100 structures that included the high school and a lumber mill. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Evacuations Still In Place, 150 Structures Damaged Or Destroyed In Weed Wildfire

The Boles Fire is only 25 percent contained as almost a thousand firefighters are trying to bolster containment lines.

09/17/2014

Wildfire destroying a structure in the town of Weed in Siskiyou County. (CBS)

State Coordinating Response To Battle Massive Wildfires Throughout California

Officials with the California Office of Emergency Services near Sacramento are making sure local communities have all the resources they need to fight these fires, from staffing, to tankers, to shelters.

09/16/2014

One of the homes destroyed during a wildfire in the town of Weed in Siskiyou County on September 15, 2014. (CBS)

Northern California Lumber Town Of Weed Takes Stock After Devastating Wildfire

Officials said the fast-moving fire caught residents in the small town of Weed near the Oregon border off guard and damaged or destroyed 100 homes and a church in this tiny town.

09/16/2014

One of the homes destroyed during a wildfire in the town of Weed in Siskiyou County on September 15, 2014. (CBS)

Wildfire In Northern California Town Of Weed Burns 100 Homes, At Least 1,500 Evacuated

A fire driven by fierce winds raced through a small town near the Oregon border on Monday, burning a church to the ground, damaging or destroying 100 homes and prompting evacuation orders for at least 1,500 people, authorities said.

09/15/2014

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El Cerrito On Track To Have Strictest Smoking Rules In California

El Cerrito is going from zero to 100 in a move that would ban smoking from most public, residential and commercial areas.

08/21/2014

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8 Plead Not Guilty To Bringing $23M Worth Of Pot From Mexico To San Mateo By Boat

Eight defendants have pleaded not guilty to transporting more than 5,000 pounds of marijuana from Mexico to San Mateo County by boat, prosecutors said Tuesday.

08/05/2014

A budtender handles marijuana at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. A group of activists have submitted about 50,000 signatures in an effort to force a referendum on a marijuana dispensary ban in Los Angeles to take effect next week. A minimum of 27,425 valid signatures from registered voters is needed to let voters decide on the issue in March, and until the number can be verified, the ban will not be enforced. . The ban would not prevent patients or cooperatives of two or three people to grow their own in small amounts. Californians voted to legalize medical cannabis use in 1996, clashing with federal drug laws. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

‘Yelp For Weed’ Website Gets Higher Profile After First Pot Ad In New York Times

Leafly is sometimes referred to as the Yelp for weed and – like the restaurant and service review site – the portal gives users filters to help find product that best suits their needs.

08/04/2014

Eaze marijuana ordering page display on a mobile phone, alongside details about the service.

Medical Marijuana Delivery Service Hits Streets Of Bay Area

It’s being hailed as the ‘Uber’ of medical marijuana.

07/29/2014

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