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Giant Pumpkin Weighing 2,175 Pounds Sets California Record

HALF MOON BAY — A Northern California pumpkin hobbyist has won first place at the 46th annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh Off, setting a record for the largest in California. Leonardo Urena of Napa won $15,000 Monday when his pumpkin logged 2,1...
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Law Gives Child Sex Assault Victims More Time to File Suits

SACRAMENTO — California is giving childhood victims of sexual abuse more time to decide whether to file lawsuits, joining several states in expanding the statute of limitations for victims over warnings from school districts that the new rules could bankrupt t...

Bring Back Topgun!

By that, I do not mean Top Gun, the cliché-ridden, late-Cold War, Tom Cruise film about Naval aviators in San Diego. That Top Gun is already on its way back with a sequel next year. No, what California reall...
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With No El Nino, How Does California’s Winter Shape Up?

Back in August, blogger Nat Johnson declared the El Niño of 2019 "officially done." Johnson isn't just any blogger, either. His day job is with the NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory. Listen to this article: https://d28jd3p91iwyr0.cloudfro...
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PG&E Faces Gripes Over Deliberate Blackouts

LOS ANGELES — Even as the winds gusted dangerously as forecast, California's biggest utility faced hostility and second-guessing Thursday for shutting off electricity to millions of people to prevent its equipm...