California

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California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States. With 39.6 million residents across a total area of about 163,696 square miles (423,970 km2), California is the most populous U.S. state and the third-largest by area. The state capital is Sacramento. The Greater Los Angeles Area and the San Francisco Bay Area are the nation's second- and fifth-most populous urban regions, with 18.7 million and 9.7 million residents respectively. Los Angeles is California's most populous city, and the country's second-most populous, after New York City. California also has the nation's most populous county, Los Angeles County, and its largest county by area, San Bernardino County. The City and County of San Francisco is both the country's second-most densely populated major city after New York City and the fifth-most densely populated county, behind only four of the five New York City boroughs.

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A fire broke out Tuesday in two tanks at a NuStar oil and refined products storage facility in Crockett, California, the company said.
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A fire broke out Thursday in two tanks at a NuStar oil storage facility in Contra Costa County California, according to an alert issued by county officials.
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Staff members in the regional office said they had no advance knowledge of a wide-ranging agency complaint against the state and described the process as highly..
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A fire broke out Thursday in tanks at a NuStar oil storage facility, according to an alert issued by county officials.
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"Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman reported to a federal prison in California on Tuesday to begin serving a 14-day sentence for her role in a vast U.S...
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The star reports to prison in California to begin a 14-day sentence following her fraud conviction.
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The actress entered a low-security federal prison complex in California on Tuesday to begin serving her 14-day sentence, her representative said.
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Actress Felicity Huffman reported to a federal prison in California on Tuesday.
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Felicity Huffman reported to the federal prison in Dublin, California, her representative said
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Here's the latest for Tuesday, Oct. 15th: Kurdish-led administration says conditions worsening in northern Syria; Officer arrested in shooting of woman at her..
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Cause still unknown but blaze was quickly spread by strong Santa Ana winds; SoCal Edison didn't preemptively cut electricity to area
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The suspect walked into a police station located more than 200 miles away from his Roseville, Calif., apartment, where three more victims were found.
 
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California Governor Gavin Newsom said on Monday that utility Pacific Gas and Electric Co should be held accountable for mismanaging last week's widespread power..
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Third grader who used allowance to pay the tab for classmates inspired him to sign bill, governor says
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It'll be harder to get to school late with new mandated start times, which in theory will allow teens to get more sleep
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Monday: Santa Ana and Diablo Winds have caused havoc across the state. Also: Updates on wildfires; and a statewide snooze button for students.
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SB 265 will require that all public school students have a meal provided by the school "even if their parent or guardian has unpaid meal fees."
 
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Expect to spend more to visit Michigan in January, Kentucky in May, Maine in August, California in July and a whole bunch of states in December.
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California will soon become the first state in the nation to ban the sale and manufacture of new fur products. The law takes effect in 2023. Governor Gavin..
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A fast-moving wildfire sweeping through Los Angeles County prompted mandatory evacuation orders for more than 100,000 people.
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Despite extensive precautions, a deadly blaze this week was caused by burning trash dumped on the side of a road, officials said.
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The death toll in Southern California has now risen to 3 following a string of wildfires. The air over much of the region is smoked-filled and tens of thousands..
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From 2023, residents cannot manufacture or sell items made from animal fur.
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Governor Gavin Newsom signed sweeping legislation to fight animal cruelty and promote animal welfare in California Saturday
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California will ban the manufacture and sale of new animal fur products from 2023 after Governor Gavin Newsom signed the bill into law on Saturday.
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As the utility turned off power to millions of Californians, its website went down and it struggled to communicate with local officials and inform residents.
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The largest blaze has charred over 7,500 acres near L.A.
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Legalization of recreational marijuana is a very public issue. But consumption of legal pot, in the states where it's allowed, is mostly done in private...
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(CNN)When the power went out for almost 800,000 Californians this week to prevent wildfires, it was not the first time. And many are left wondering whether it..
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The state will completely phase out for-profit, private prisons or civil detention centers by 2028
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Over 100,000 evacuated in California wildfire; Man finds personal fountain of youth in his cupcake business.
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California students will soon have access to free medical abortions on campus — paid for by private donations
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The law, signed by Governor Gavin Newsom Friday, is the broadest gun seizure legislation to be passed in the country
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The California father avoided prison time, receiving the lightest sentence for a parent so far in the sweeping scandal.
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A fast-moving wildfire emergency is underway in California. At least two people are dead and more than 100,000 people have been ordered to evacuate. Errol..
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The economic impacts of the state’s power shut-off were especially acute in rural, northern towns.
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It's part of California's new normal: year-round fire seasons, planned electricity blackouts and for retired couple Bhagvei and Paresh Badreshia, sudden..
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California moved to end the use of private, for-profit lockups in America's largest state prison system as well as in federal immigration detention centers in..
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It would take more than 1,000 years to underground all the lines at the current rate. And it all comes out of the customer's pocket eventually.
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Here's a look at the top stories for Friday, Oct. 11th: Former US Ukraine ambassador testifies; California wildfire forces thousands from homes; US troops..
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California utility's CEO apologizes for the marketing event, calling it "insensitive" and "tone deaf," a report says
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A pair of wildfires has destroyed dozens of homes near Los Angeles, killed a man and forced some 100,000 residents to evacuate, fire officials said on Friday,..
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The Saddleridge fire, which began in Sylmar, is moving quickly thanks to Santa Ana winds, burning homes and forcing evacuations in California near LA
 
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A pair of wildfires have destroyed dozens of homes near Los Angeles and forced the evacuation of hundreds of residents, fire officials said on Friday, days after..
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The Saddleridge fire, which began in Sylmar, is moving quickly thanks to Santa Ana winds, burning homes and forcing evacuations in California near LA
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We're getting a rare look at evidence from one of the largest mass kidnappings in U.S. history, more than 40 years later. Three masked gunmen seized a bus..
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Eight active wildfires are burning across California, days after power was shut off to hundreds of thousands of people in an effort to prevent fires. Errol..
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Here's the latest for Friday October 11th: Trump bashes Biden in Minneapolis rally; 2 Giuliani associates charged with campaign finance violations; California..
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Burning trash dumped by a garbage truck caused a fire that by early Friday had destroyed dozens of homes in California's Riverside County, fire officials said,..
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California Governor Gavin Newsom called a widespread electricity shutdown triggered by a power company to prevent wildfires "unacceptable", as gale-force winds..
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Winds ease in Northern California but half a million still without power as dangerous conditions push south, forcing L.A. area residents to flee homes
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A fierce wildfire that erupted in southern California on Thursday destroyed homes and structures and caused "numerous medical emergencies" at a Riverside County..
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California Governor Gavin Newsom called a widespread electricity shutdown triggered by a power company to prevent wildfires "unacceptable," saying on Thursday it..
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom criticized PG&E for greed, mismanagement amid power cuts
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A California jury on Wednesday found former police officer Noah White Winchester guilty of sexually assaulting five women while on duty.
 
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More California residents and businesses lost power Thursday as the state's biggest utility continued shutting off electricity to prevent its equipment from..
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A wildfire that erupted in Southern California on Thursday destroyed structures at a Riverside County mobile home park, where "numerous medical emergencies" were..
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Stoplights were out at intersections and getting gas or charging up an electric car took some planning. But overall, the outages weren't a commuting..
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Several fires have broken out across California as utilities have shut off power to prevent electrical lines from sparking fires in dry, windy weather. (Oct...
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Extreme winds and hot, dry weather have California on edge as they’ve combined to fuel several wildfires across the state. Utility companies have intentionally..
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The shutdowns are a desperate effort to prevent utility equipment from igniting fires
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A California dentist canceled dozens of appointments and supermarkets tried to save rotting food on Thursday as electricity was cut to over 600,000 homes and..
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The California utility turned off power to hundreds of thousands of customers to reduce the risk of wildfires. Many could be without electricity for days.
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The largest U.S. utility has turned power back on for about a fifth of the nearly 2 million people who lost power in California over a two-day span in a..
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The utility turned off power to hundreds of thousands of customers to reduce the risk of wildfires. Many could be without electricity for days.
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California Attorney Xavier Becerra unveiled proposed regulations Thursday to enforce a new state privacy law due to take effect Jan. 1.
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Hundreds of former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency employees on Thursday urged a congressional probe into whether the agency's feud with California..
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Here are the top stories for Wednesday, October 9th: Turkish ground forces seize village; Ukraine president says there was no Trump "blackmail"; Power company..
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The second phase of a safety plan intended to prevent wildfires left hundreds of thousands more without electricity.
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As at least six wildfires burn in California, the state's largest power utility shut off power to hundreds of thousands of customers to prevent additional fires..
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SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- California utility Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) on Wednesday cut off power supply to hundreds of thousands of residents..
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The California senator plans to establish a chief advocate for LGBTQ+ affairs, if she's elected president
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