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Wildfires Threaten $269 Billion in Home Damage: Experts
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Wildfires Threaten $269 Billion in Home Damage: Experts

As wildfire season looms in the western U.S., more than 1.1 million properties are at risk — and a new study suggests replacing them could $269 billion, NBC News reported. Read »

Apr 24, 2015
Tater Tots, Comfy Couch Waylay Would-Be Burglar

Tater Tots, Comfy Couch Waylay Would-Be Burglar

Police say a would-be burglar was sidetracked by snacks and naptime Thursday afternoon, heating up some tater tots... Read »

Apr 24, 2015
Police Horse Tagged With Graffiti in Venice Beach

Police Horse Tagged With Graffiti in Venice Beach

A police horse was tagged with graffiti while an officer issued a citation in Venice Beach. Read »

Apr 24, 2015
Scientists Create Algae-Based Sustainable Surfboard

Scientists Create Algae-Based Sustainable Surfboard

UC San Diego researchers worked with Arctic Foam to create a new, sustainable surfboard. Read »

Apr 24, 2015
Video Shows Woman Arguing With Feds Before Phone Is Smashed

Video Shows Woman Arguing With Feds Before Phone Is Smashed

Salvaged cellphone video shows a woman arguing with federal agents moments before her device was smashed during... Watch »

Apr 23, 2015
Three's a Charm: Mom Wins $1M From Scratcher

Three's a Charm: Mom Wins $1M From Scratcher

It was more than a hunch, there is a method to Yamilet Torrez and her lottery purchases. Always buy three, she tells Watch »

Apr 23, 2015
Bill Would Ban

Bill Would Ban "Brown Lawn" Fines

The California Assembly has approved legislation protecting residents from fines if they do not water their lawn... Read »

Apr 23, 2015
Wife of Slain SoCal Mayor Charged in Shooting

Wife of Slain SoCal Mayor Charged in Shooting

The wife of a Southern California mayor who was shot and killed in his home was charged Thursday with voluntary... Watch »

Apr 23, 2015
SF Poised to be

SF Poised to be "Whitest County" in Bay Area By 2040: Study

A study of the Bay Area region finds that San Francisco is becoming less diverse as surrounding counties increase... Read »

Apr 23, 2015

"Most Wanted" Al Qaeda Member From California Killed in U.S.

A Southern California man considered one of America's most wanted terrorists was killed in a U.S. Watch »

Apr 23, 2015
Hundreds Gather to Honor Cesar Chavez's Navy Service

Hundreds Gather to Honor Cesar Chavez's Navy Service

Hundreds gathered Thursday to see military honors bestowed at the graveside of Cesar Chavez, and despite more than... Read »

Apr 23, 2015

"Exceptional" Drought Expands in Sierras

The most severe category of drought expanded during the past week in California's northern Sierra Nevada Mountain... Read »

Apr 24, 2015
Robbers Use Sledgehammer to Smash Into Jewelry Store

Robbers Use Sledgehammer to Smash Into Jewelry Store

Robbers used a sledgehammer to smash their way into a jewelry store before making off with loot in La Verne early... Watch »

Apr 23, 2015
Police Search for Sisters Who May Have Been Kidnapped

Police Search for Sisters Who May Have Been Kidnapped

Sacramento police are searching for two young sisters who may have been kidnapped by one of their parents. Read »

Apr 22, 2015
SF Housing Rent Up 14.8 Percent in 12 Months

SF Housing Rent Up 14.8 Percent in 12 Months

Almost no one is moving to San Francisco to save money. They might come for the tech jobs, the comfortable weather... Watch »

Apr 22, 2015
$5K Reward to Help Nab Sea Lion Pup Kidnappers

$5K Reward to Help Nab Sea Lion Pup Kidnappers

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) announced a $5,000 reward Wednesday “for help in nabbing sea lion... Read »

Apr 22, 2015
Sea Lion Pup Hitches Ride Back to Sea After Waddling Away

Sea Lion Pup Hitches Ride Back to Sea After Waddling Away

Northern California deputies rescued a sea lion pup that waddled about a quarter-mile from the ocean, snapping some... Read »

Apr 23, 2015
After Delay, Lawmakers Approve CA Vaccine Bill

After Delay, Lawmakers Approve CA Vaccine Bill

A California Senate committee has approved a bill that would require California schoolchildren to be vaccinated. Watch »

Apr 22, 2015
Wrong Way Driver, 4 Die in Crash: CHP

Wrong Way Driver, 4 Die in Crash: CHP

Four people died Wednesday morning in a multi-vehicle crash that blocked multiple westbound lanes on Highway 50... Read »

Apr 22, 2015
Legal Pot in California? Taxes, Black Market Pose Challenges

Legal Pot in California? Taxes, Black Market Pose Challenges

Legalizing marijuana for recreational use in California would raise an array of unknowns, from how it would be taxed... Watch »

Apr 21, 2015

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