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Clovis Police Using Drones to Aid in Emergency Responses

There's a new buzz in the air in Clovis, and it's not bees pollinating trees. Clovis police are using drones as part of their law-enforcement strategy. "If the drone can respond and get on scene first, it will be able to provide our officers with real-ti...

AP Exclusive: Early PG&E Blackouts Forewarned Later Problems

SAN FRANCISCO — The state senators grilling the CEO of Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. were upset — like millions of other Californians, some spent days in the dark when the nation’s largest utility shut off power during windstorms this fall. The lawmakers...

Is Mayor Brand Free to Lead, a Lame Duck, or Both?

Last year produced the election that knocked City Hall off of its right-leaning political axis, propelled it sharply left, and made "patience" a word for a bygone era. Bill McEwen Opinion Deliberative, consensus-building Mayor Lee Brand sa...