California Fires Claim 6 Lives, Threaten Thousands of Homes

SANTA CRUZ — Sky-darkening wildfires that took at least six lives and forced tens of thousands of people from their homes blazed throughout California on Friday as firefighting resources strained under the vastness of the infernos authorities were trying to co...
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Memorial Praises California Deputy Killed on Duty

SANTA CRUZ — Heartbroken mourners on Wednesday praised a Northern California sheriff's deputy who was killed in an ambush, calling him kind, unflappable and funny — the kind of officer that people want to keep ...
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Headed to the Coast? Check Out the Majestic Lighthouses.

Depending on how you measure it, the California coastline is 840 miles to 3,427 miles long (the latter figure includes inlets and bays). Enhancing the coastline's spectacular appeal are many historic lighthouses and light stations protecting vessels from la...