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Late-Winter Systems to Bring Rain, Snow to Central California

A low-pressure system moving inland through Southern California on Thursday was expected to draw subtropical moisture northwestward, bringing showers and a chance of thunderstorms, the National Weather Service said. The next weather system is expected to be...
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California Bullet Train Cost Rises by Another $1 Billion

SACRAMENTO — The California High-Speed Rail Authority on Wednesday bumped its overall cost estimate for completing the rail line between San Francisco and Los Angeles to $80.3 billion, blaming inflationary increases and better cost projections for a $1.3 billi...
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Three Valley Prisons Hit with Mumps Outbreak

SACRAMENTO — Authorities are trying to deal with an outbreak of mumps at four California prisons, including three in the Central Valley. Six confirmed cases and 22 suspected cases of mumps have been found at Wasco State Prison in Central California since De...