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CLEARLAKE OAKS, Calif. | California wildfires destroy buildings, force evacuations

CLEARLAKE OAKS, CA — Wind-driven wildfires destroyed buildings and threatened hundreds of others Sunday as they raced across dry brush in rural Northern California. The Pawnee Fire that broke out Saturday near the community of Clearlake Oaks has destroyed 12 buildings and threatened an additional 600 as it burned out of control across about 2.5 … Continue reading CLEARLAKE OAKS, Calif. | California wildfires destroy buildings, force evacuations

SONOMA, Calif | Road warrior: Martin Truex Jr. conquers Sonoma’s road course

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. won the NASCAR Cup Series race in Sonoma on Sunday, using a clever pit strategy to cruise to his second career victory on the challenging road course. Truex easily held off Kevin Harvick for his second win in three weeks and his third victory of the season in … Continue reading SONOMA, Calif | Road warrior: Martin Truex Jr. conquers Sonoma’s road course

CLEARLAKE OAKS, Calif | California wildfire burns 12 buildings, threatens hundreds

CLEARLAKE OAKS, Calif. (AP) — A wind-driven wildfire destroyed a dozen buildings and threatened hundreds of others Sunday as it raced across dry brush in rural Northern California. The Pawnee Fire, which broke out Saturday near the small community of Clearlake Oaks, was one of four wildfires burning in largely rural areas as wind and … Continue reading CLEARLAKE OAKS, Calif | California wildfire burns 12 buildings, threatens hundreds

PETALUMA, Calif | Zsa Zsa, the English bulldog, wins World’s Ugliest Dog title

PETALUMA, Calif. (AP) — A 9-year-old English bulldog was named the winner of the 2018 World’s Ugliest Dog contest in the San Francisco Bay Area. Zsa Zsa won the title Saturday night at the Sonoma-Marin Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds in Petaluma. The dog’s owner Megan Brainard of Anoka, Minnesota, will receive $1,500 for Zsa Zsa’s win. Brainard … Continue reading PETALUMA, Calif | Zsa Zsa, the English bulldog, wins World’s Ugliest Dog title

SACRAMENTO, Calif | California lawmaker attacked over net neutrality decision

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California lawmaker’s decision to alter a net neutrality bill considered one of the nation’s most aggressive efforts to require an equal playing field on the internet has generated intensely personal online attacks aimed at his family as well as criticism from fellow Democrats in Congress. Assemblyman Miguel Santiago leads a … Continue reading SACRAMENTO, Calif | California lawmaker attacked over net neutrality decision

SACRAMENTO, Calif. | Nearly 400 people used California assisted death law in 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California health officials reported Friday that 374 terminally ill people took drugs to end their lives last year, the first full year after a law made the option legal. The California Department of Public Health said 577 people received aid-in-dying drugs in 2017, but not everyone used them. The law allows … Continue reading SACRAMENTO, Calif. | Nearly 400 people used California assisted death law in 2017

ANAHEIM, Calif | Trout limited to DH with finger sprain as Angels host Jays

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout will be the Los Angeles Angels’ designated hitter for his 1,000th career game Thursday night because of a sprained right index finger. The Angels don’t expect to use Trout in the outfield during this four-game set against Toronto, but manager Mike Scioscia says the injury is not serious. Scioscia … Continue reading ANAHEIM, Calif | Trout limited to DH with finger sprain as Angels host Jays

RIVERSIDE, Calif | California parents accused of shackling kids to face trial

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A judge on Thursday ordered a California couple to face trial on torture and child abuse charges after prosecutors presented evidence their children were subjected to years of filth, starvation and cruelty that included beatings with a wooden paddle and caging them as punishment. Riverside County Superior Court Judge Bernard Schwartz … Continue reading RIVERSIDE, Calif | California parents accused of shackling kids to face trial