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California Halts Fracking Permits in Oil Producer Crackdown

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Gavin Newsom cracked down on oil producers Tuesday, halting approval of hundreds of fracking permits until independent scientists can review them and temporarily banning another drilling method that regulators believe is linked to one of the ...

Fresno is the Future, Gov. Newsom’s Economic Adviser Says

Gov. Gavin Newsom's chief economic adviser believes in Fresno. As the California Economic Summit convened at the downtown Double Tree Hotel ballroom, an estimated 900 attendees from around the state listened to what makes Fresno tick. And holding it here is...

Wildfire Erupts Near Reagan Library in Southern California

SIMI VALLEY — A new wildfire erupted Wednesday in wind-whipped Southern California, forcing the evacuation of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and nearby homes, as both ends of the state struggled with blazes, dangerously gusty weather and deliberate bla...