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Massive California Fire Swells to 54,000 Acres
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Massive California Fire Swells to 54,000 Acres

The Rocky Fire jumped 20,000 acres overnight, charring 54,000 acres as of Sunday night, Cal Fire said. The blaze, located southeast of Clearlake in Lake, Yolo and Colusa Counties, is only 5 percent contained. According to Cal Fire, the Rocky Fire, which continues to grow,... Watch »

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CA Nat'l Parks Have Worst Air Quality of Nation's Parks

CA Nat'l Parks Have Worst Air Quality of Nation's Parks

For at least one month a year, visitors to four California parks breathe air that is unhealthy for most visitors and... Read »

Aug 2, 2015
SF Zoo Penguins Graduate From Fish School

SF Zoo Penguins Graduate From Fish School

Two Magellanic penguin chicks graduated from the San Francisco Zoo's "fish school" Saturday morning, a zoo... Read »

Aug 1, 2015
Gov. Declares State of Emergency in California Due to Wildfires

Gov. Declares State of Emergency in California Due to Wildfires

Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency Friday in response to severe wildfires burning across the state... Read »

Jul 31, 2015
Zoo Hopes to Breed Rhinos Through Frozen Zoo

Zoo Hopes to Breed Rhinos Through Frozen Zoo

Following the death of an elderly white rhino at the Dvůr Králové zoo in the Czech Republic, Nola, a northern white... Watch »

Jul 31, 2015

Starving Animals Rescued From Moss Landing Ranch

PHOTOS: Starving Animals Rescued From Moss Landing Ranch View »

Jul 31, 2015
Over 100 Starving Animals Rescued From Ranch

Over 100 Starving Animals Rescued From Ranch

More than 100 emaciated cows, goats, sheep, hens, ducks, pigs, dogs and cats were rescued from a squalid... Read »

Jul 31, 2015
F-35B Stealth Fighter Jet Ready for Combat

F-35B Stealth Fighter Jet Ready for Combat

The military's most costly weapons system and latest stealth fighter jet, the F-35B is combat-ready. Read »

Jul 31, 2015
Gov. Brown Allows Parole for School Bus Hijacker

Gov. Brown Allows Parole for School Bus Hijacker

California Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday allowed parole for one of three men convicted in the 1976 kidnapping of... Read »

Jul 31, 2015
California Couple Secretly Marries at Disneyland

California Couple Secretly Marries at Disneyland

Oakland residents Lex Emmanuel and Emily Rose successfully held a secret wedding in Disneyland. Read »

Jul 30, 2015
Legoland Adding Ninja-Themed Attraction

Legoland Adding Ninja-Themed Attraction

Legoland California Resort plans to add new theme area and ride based on the popular Lego Ninjago toys and cartoon... Read »

Jul 29, 2015
Hookah Shows Its Popularity on Twitter

Hookah Shows Its Popularity on Twitter

Researchers found that among those Twitter users with high influence and a large number of followers – the high... Read »

Jul 30, 2015
Most Californians: Global Warming Is Threat to Quality of Life

Most Californians: Global Warming Is Threat to Quality of Life

Nearly two-thirds of Californians believe global warming is having an impact on the state's persistent drought. Read »

Jul 30, 2015
California Water Use Falls By 27 Percent in June

California Water Use Falls By 27 Percent in June

California water use dropped by 27 percent in June, the first month of mandatory cutbacks during the drought. Watch »

Jul 30, 2015
Redheads Spotlighted at 'Ginger Pride Festival'

Redheads Spotlighted at 'Ginger Pride Festival'

Redheads will celebrate their hair color with their own Ginger Pride Festival on Thursday in Dolores Park. Read »

Jul 28, 2015
Thousands Sign Petition to Demand Justice For #CecilTheLion

Thousands Sign Petition to Demand Justice For #CecilTheLion

A petition demanding justice for Cecil the lion is gaining a lot of traction online. Read »

Jul 28, 2015
Only 4 Rare Rhinos Left on Earth

Only 4 Rare Rhinos Left on Earth

Nola is now one of only four left on earth. Read »

Jul 28, 2015
Beer Industry Brews 1.75 Million Jobs: Study

Beer Industry Brews 1.75 Million Jobs: Study

This may be worth a toast: a new study released Tuesday says the U.S. beer industry supports 1.75 million jobs in... Read »

Jul 28, 2015
Fishermen Reel in Huge Bluefin Tuna Close to Shore

Fishermen Reel in Huge Bluefin Tuna Close to Shore

A fishing boat captain said fishermen aboard his boat reeled in a sight he's never seen in his entire career. Watch »

Jul 29, 2015
Federal Appeals Court Upholds California's Shark Fin Ban

Federal Appeals Court Upholds California's Shark Fin Ban

A federal appeals court Monday upheld a California law banning the sale, distribution and possession of shark fins. Read »

Jul 28, 2015

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