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Chico Didn’t Burn but Fire Brought New Way of Life

CHICO — Amber Blood got to Chico on Nov. 8, 2018, wearing pink slacks and her favorite white peacoat. It was all she had left. "You normally would have a decade to prepare for such growth. We had about 10 hours." — Chico Police Chief Michael O'Brien Bloo...
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PG&E Expects More Than $6B in Wildfire Costs

SAN FRANCISCO — Pacific Gas & Electric reported substantial losses for the third quarter on Thursday, driven by catastrophic wildfires that have been blamed on the utility's outdated transmission lines. The...

California Deputies Help Dumpster-Diving Bear Escape

KINGS BEACH — Sheriff's deputies in Northern California have helped a massive dumpster-diving bear get out of a sticky situation. Placer County sheriff's deputies found the bear trapped Monday in a locked trash bin in Kings Beach, on Lake Tahoe's northern s...
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California DMV Revealed Private Information on 3,200 Drivers

SACRAMENTO — California's Department of Motor Vehicles improperly disclosed private information to seven other government agencies on more than 3,000 people involved in some type of investigation as suspects or witnesses, officials said Tuesday. It sent inf...