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LOS ANGELES — Strong winds were felt in many parts of the Southland on Sunday, with a more serious wind event expected to arrive as soon as tonight, forecasters said.

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WILMINGTON, Del.  — Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will resign her Senate seat today, two days before she and President-elect Joe Biden are inaugurated.

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A double row of chain-link fencing circles the Arizona State Capitol. Windows on the Illinois and Ohio statehouses have been boarded up. National Guard troops in camouflage and flak jackets and heavily armed state troopers were stationed at state capitals across the US in advance of protests…

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PASADENA — A 47-year-old transient was arrested after he got into another man’s car, assaulted the driver and attempted to drive off, police said.

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LOS ANGELES — A Hollywood man pleaded guilty Thursday to unsafely operating a drone that hit a Los Angeles police helicopter and forced it to make an emergency landing.

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MOUNTAIN CENTER, Calif. — Firefighters battled a wildfire in the inland mountains of Southern California on Friday as Santa Ana winds brought dry and unseasonably hot weather that heightened fire danger in a region where little rain has fallen this winter.

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SAN FRANCISCO — Pacific Gas & Electric Co., the nation’s largest utility, has agreed to pay up to $190 million to clean up and revitalize a San Francisco harbor that was polluted by a long-closed gas plant, it was announced Friday.

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PACIFIC GROVE, Calif. — A California police officer who posted obscenity-laden comments against Black Lives Matter on a right-wing social media platform is no longer with the department, the police chief said.

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Responding to warnings of potentially violent demonstrations, governors across the nation are calling out National Guard troops, declaring states of emergency and closing their capitols to the public ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration next week.

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SACRAMENTO — Attorneys representing California inmates are urging state and federal officials to advance about one of every 10 prisoners to the front of the line for Coronavirus vaccinations, saying it would help ease the burden on hospitals while helping control outbreaks inside state lockups.

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SACRAMENTO — A California lawmaker is trying again to ban some medically unnecessary surgeries on intersex children until they are at least six years old, hoping a narrower focus combined with new legislative leadership will be enough to get the first-of-its-kind legislation signed into law.

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SACRAMENTO — California’s governor and the mayor of Los Angeles triumphantly touted Dodger Stadium on Friday as a new mass Coronavirus vaccination site capable of administering 12,000 shots a day, despite acknowledging they had no idea how many vaccines the state can expect to get from the f…

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OAKLAND — A man facing a second trial after a fire killed 36 partygoers at a San Francisco Bay Area warehouse he’s accused of illegally converting into a cluttered artists enclave is expected to plead guilty later this month, relatives of several of the victims said.

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SACRAMENTO — Energy regulators on Wednesday blamed blackouts last summer that affected hundreds of thousands of Californians on poor planning, electrical market problems and an extreme heat wave that blanketed the West.

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MERCED — Two inmates — including one facing a murder charge — who escaped with four others from a jail in central California over the weekend were arrested near the border with Mexico hours after another escapee was nabbed west of Fresno, authorities said Wednesday.

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PLACERVILLE — A sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a mountain lion that had been following a family on a bike trail in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada east of Placerville.

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SAN FRANCISCO — A California coalition is proposing legislation to boost taxes on wealthy multinational corporations to raise more than $2 billion a year to house tens of thousands of homeless people, addressing what has become a worsening problem in the country’s most populous state.

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LOS ANGELES — A letter from a major contractor blames the state for delays in building California’s bullet train, contradicting claims that the line’s construction pace is on target and warning the project could miss a key 2022 federal deadline, according to a newspaper report Tuesday.

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) — COVID-19 deaths continued to mount in Los Angeles County Tuesday, with another 288 fatalities reported despite signs locally and across the state that hospital admissions due to the virus are leveling off.

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) — The Los Angeles Police Department is working to identify officers who may have been attended the pro-Trump rally in Washington, D.C. or the subsequent insurrection at the US Capitol, Chief Michel Moore said Tuesday.

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LOS ANGELES — California Republicans on Wednesday seized on a bungled Democratic attempt to link the proposed recall of Gov. Gavin Newsom to the insurrection at the US Capitol, depicting it as a dangerous act of desperation by the Democrats and fresh evidence that the governor needs to go.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Coronavirus death toll in California reached 30,000 on Monday, another staggering milestone as the nation’s most populous state endures the worst surge of the nearly yearlong pandemic. 

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LOS ANGELES — California is closing in on 30,000 deaths from the Coronavirus pandemic as hospitals scramble to find beds for severely ill patients during a continuing spike in COVID-19 case numbers.

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SACRAMENTO — Mending California’s Coronavirus-ravaged economy and fixing a state unemployment agency that is at the center of a titanic fraud case that could exceed $2 billion are at the top of the to-do list when lawmakers resume their session today.

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SACRAMENTO — California desperately needs more medical workers at facilities swamped by Coronavirus patients, but almost no help is coming from a volunteer program that Gov. Gavin Newsom created at the start of the pandemic. An army of 95,000 initially raised their hands, and just 14 are now…

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OAKLAND — The Oakland Police Department has opened an investigation into allegations that its officers endorsed or participated on social media accounts that contain objectionable content about the violent insurrection at the US Capitol.

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SAN LEANDRO, Calif. — One person has died and six others were injured Saturday in a multicar highway collision in Northern California, including two people who were ejected from their vehicles, authorities said.

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LA MESA — A police officer who struck a woman with a beanbag projectile during a La Mesa protest in May, leaving her blind in one eye, acted reasonably and won’t face criminal charges, authorities said Wednesday.

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SACRAMENTO — California has frozen 1.4 million unemployment claims as it battles fraud in its massive Coronavirus unemployment relief program, it was reported Wednesday.

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SACRAMENTO — The first Black lawmakers to lead the California Legislature’s two public safety committees at the same time promised Tuesday to bring “radical change” to improve treatment of Blacks and Latinos by law enforcement.