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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric is poised to emerge from five years of criminal probation, despite worries that nation’s largest utility remains too dangerous to trust after years of devastation from wildfires ignited by its outdated equipment and neglectful management.

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BIG SUR — Hundreds of residents remained evacuated Sunday as crews battled a wildfire in rugged mountains along the California coast that forced the closure of the main roadway near Big Sur.

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CLAREMONT — Strong winds wreaked havoc in Claremont this weekend, damaging homes, toppling trees, downing power lines and leaving up to 20% of its residents without power.

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LOS ANGELES — The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach announced, Friday, that implementation of a fee on companies whose import containers linger at marine terminals will be delayed again, with it now potentially taking effect if necessary, next Friday.

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OAKLAND — A firefighting crew’s decision to stay and defend its beloved station on California’s central coast nearly cost the lives of 14 firefighters who were overrun by flames, according to a report released, Friday, by an organization that promotes firefighter safety.

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SACRAMENTO — A judge is allowing California to proceed with plans to allow earlier potential prison release dates for repeat offenders with serious and violent criminal histories under the state’s “three strikes” law.

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BIG SUR — Strong winds pushed a wildfire that broke out in the rugged mountains above Big Sur to the sea, forcing hundreds of residents on this precarious stretch of the California coast to evacuate and authorities to shut its main roadway.

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SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco’s city attorney has issued subpoenas seeking records from an unauthorized COVID-19 test operator and laboratory suspected of trying to scam people out of money or personal information.

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LOS ANGELES — A mother who claims teachers secretly manipulated her 11-year-old daughter into changing her gender identity and name has filed a legal case against a tiny California school District.

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LOS ANGELES — After a month of steady increases, the number of COVID-19-positive patients in Los Angeles County hospitals fell slightly, Friday, but the number of people being treated in intensive care rose again and another 65 virus-related deaths were reported.

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SACRAMENTO — California would allow children age 12 and up to be vaccinated without their parents’ consent under a proposal introduced Friday by a state senator who said youngsters “deserve the right to protect themselves” against infectious disease.

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SAN BERNARDINO — After a difficult first year in office, Vice President Kamala Harris enjoyed a homecoming of sorts Friday, taking a helicopter tour in Southern California mountains to highlight new funding for federal wildfire programs.

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LOS ANGELES — A man suspected of stabbing a woman to death at a Los Angeles furniture store in a random killing was charged Friday with murder, prosecutors said.

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SACRAMENTO — Last month’s wet winter storms led California officials, on Thursday, to announce they’ll release more water than initially planned from state storage to local agencies that provide water for 27 million people and vast swaths of farmland.

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SACRAMENTO — Two California counties violated the Constitution’s right to keep and bear arms when they shut down gun and ammunition stores in 2020 as nonessential businesses during the Coronavirus pandemic, a federal appeals court ruled, Thursday.

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LOS ANGELES — Most fraternities at the University of Southern California will be allowed to start having parties again in March if security guards are posted at stairs or hallways in fraternity houses that lead to bedrooms, the Los Angeles Times reported.

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SACRAMENTO — Emergency health workers in California, Wednesday, blasted hours-long waits to transfer patients from ambulances to hospital emergency rooms in what they said were chronic delays worsened by the nearly two-year Coronavirus pandemic.

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In a wealthy enclave nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains that is a haven for celebrities, residents now face more aggressive consequences for wasting water — including the threat of having their water flows slowed to a trickle if they repeatedly flout conservation rules.

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LOS ANGELES — Authorities arrested a 31-year-old man, Wednesday, in connection with the slaying of a woman while she worked at a Los Angeles furniture store last week.

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LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County public health officials are seeking independent researchers to study the short- and long-term effects of the nation’s largest-known natural gas leak on the health of people who lived nearby.

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LOS ANGELES — Video from cameras worn by deputies who responded to a mass shooting at a Southern California bar in 2018 and recordings of calls for help released, Tuesday, captured the chaos, horror and confusion of the massacre that left a dozen people dead.

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Gov. Gavin Newsom announced, Tuesday, that 45 colleges and universities in California, including some of the most prestigious campuses in the state, will be part of a new public service program that will subsidize tuition for students who do community service alongside their studies.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man suspected of attacking and killing a 70-year-old woman at a Los Angeles bus stop was charged, Tuesday, with murder, while LA officials offered a $250,000 reward in the unrelated stabbing death of a 24-year-old woman across town. 

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LOS ANGELES — A man is suing the promoters of the 2020 One Love Cali Reggae Fest at the Queen Mary Events Park in Long Beach, alleging he was injured when he tripped on a black taped cable stretched across a walkway of the same color, making the cable hard to see.

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LOS ANGELES — Concrete will be poured, today, for the last of 20 arches on the Sixth Street Viaduct, marking a major milestone for the project to replace the bridge connecting the Arts District in downtown Los Angeles and Boyle Heights.

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LOS ANGELES — The number of COVID-19-positive patients in Los Angeles County hospitals inched upward again Monday, reaching a level nearly six times higher than the number just one month ago.

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LOS ANGELES — Crews made railroad repairs in Los Angeles, Monday, after a train derailed near the location where thieves have been raiding cargo containers, leaving the tracks littered with emptied boxes of packaged good sent by retailers.

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OLIVEHURST, Calif. (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies removed dozens of animals including a dead horse from a Northern California home and are seeking an arrest warrant for a suspect, authorities said.

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LOS ANGELES — Police were searching, Monday, for a suspect in the fatal stabbing of a 24-year-old employee of a Los Angeles furniture store.

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LOS ANGELES — Two alleged gang members charged in the robbery and killing of an off-duty Los Angeles police officer  will remain in federal custody without bail, a judge ruled, Friday.

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LOS ANGELES — On an isolated farm, greenhouses stand in regimental order, sheltered by a fringe of trees. Inside are hundreds of head-high cannabis plants in precise rows, each rising from a pot nourished by coils of irrigation tubing. Lights powerful enough to turn night into day blaze overhead.

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WASHINGTON — Republican leader Kevin McCarthy’s refusal to provide information to a bipartisan House committee about his call with then-President Donald Trump during the Capitol riot is deepening a standoff between the committee and GOP lawmakers, forcing investigators to consider whether th…

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LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County on Saturday reported the highest number of COVID-19 deaths in a single day since April 2, 2021, raising its overall death toll to more than 28,000 in the county since the pandemic began.

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Earth simmered to the sixth hottest year on record in 2021, according to several newly released temperature measurements.

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LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County announced it is suing tenants and property owners of a warehouse where a fire released illegally-stored chemicals into a drainage channel and caused a stench that lasted for weeks.

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SACRAMENTO — Their state budgets flush with cash, Democratic and Republican governors alike want to spend some of the windfall on projects aimed at slowing climate change and guarding against its consequences, from floods and wildfires to dirty air.

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OAKLAND — A decaying, 122-year-old Victorian marketed as “the worst house on the best block” of San Francisco has sold for nearly $2 million — an eye-catching price that the real estate agent said was the outcome of overbidding in an auction.