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BART Strike Over; Full Service Expected In Afternoon BART Strike Over; Full Service Expected In Afternoon

The Wall Street Journal and KTVU local news both report that the BART transit strike that has frustrated California for four days is finally over. California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom said “This has gotta be the last time this happens. …

Saber-Toothed Whale Washed Ashore Far From Home Saber-Toothed Whale Washed Ashore Far From Home

Saber teeth are not just for tigers, anymore. Apparently saber-toothed can also refer to whales, Stejneger’s Beaked Whales, to be precise. These whales are typically located near Bering Sea, which gives way to another commonly used name for the whales, …

Giant Oarfish Washes Ashore in California Giant Oarfish Washes Ashore in California

A marine biologist came across an 18-foot-long oarfish Sunday, while snorkeling with colleagues in Toyon Bay, about 22 miles off the Port of Los Angeles. Catalina Island Marine Institute (CIMI) marine science instructor Jasmine Santana noticed a snake-like object shimmering …

Foster Farms Recall Would Be A Good Business Decision Foster Farms Recall Would Be A Good Business Decision

It’s been two days since three Foster Farms plants in California were discovered to be the source of the drug-resistant salmonella outbreak, which turns out to be the second outbreak to hit Foster Farms this year. In that time, Foster …

‘Revenge Porn’ Is Now Officially Banned in California ‘Revenge Porn’ Is Now Officially Banned in California
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With a stroke of Governor Jerry Brown’s pen, California has become the latest state to criminalize so-called “revenge porn.” We’ve been tracking the bill, SB 255, as it moved through the state’s legislature – passing committee back in June and …

The Pig Invasion of San Ramon, California The Pig Invasion of San Ramon, California

“It looks like a tornado has hopped from yard to yard,” Carrie Spurlock said to NBC Bay Area. “We’ve tried to deter them, but they keep coming back.” The piggy invasion has begun; hordes are arriving in the suburbs of …

Transgender Homecoming Queen: Cassidy Campbell Wins Transgender Homecoming Queen: Cassidy Campbell Wins
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Cassidy Lynn Campbell, a transgender teen, has become the homecoming queen at her high school in Huntington Beach, California. Campbell, the 16 year old high school senior, broke out in tears during the ceremony on Friday night. She was born …

$10 Minimum Wage to be in California by 2016 $10 Minimum Wage to be in California by 2016
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Reuters reported via NBC News this morning that minimum wage workers in California would see their wages rise a dollar a year from $8 today to $10 in January 2016. California Republicans argued that hiking minimum wages would hurt the …

California County Secession: Siskiyou Wants Out California County Secession: Siskiyou Wants Out
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Some people in California are getting fed up with the state and its constant financial troubles and want out. The Board of Supervisors in Siskiyou County voted 4-1 on Tuesday to pursue leaving California to become its own independent state …

Body, Castaic Lake Discovery May Be Missing Man Body, Castaic Lake Discovery May Be Missing Man
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A body found Wednesday near Castaic Lake in California may be 19-year-old missing man, Bryce Laspisa. Authorities have yet to confirm the identity of the body however and Lt. Wes Sutton reported, “At this point, there is no way I …

Foie Gras: Ban Is Upheld, For Now Foie Gras: Ban Is Upheld, For Now
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Foie Gras (pronounced FWAH GRAH and meaning “fat liver” in frech) might continue to be hard to find in California. The federal court upheld a statewide ban on the sale of the delicacy made from the livers of force-fed duck …

Bay Bridge Troll: The Fate of the Icon Bay Bridge Troll: The Fate of the Icon
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As the Bay Bridge gets ready for some remodeling and replacing of some sections, people all over the world wonder what will happen to the whimsical troll that, from his perch, single-handedly keeps the bridge from collapsing? Will he (guessing …

San Francisco Bay Bridge Construction Remains on Schedule San Francisco Bay Bridge Construction Remains on Schedule

SF Bay Bridge is getting a makeover this Labor Day weekend as crews working on all things construction on the bridge. A “much more picturesque ride” awaits motorists in San Francisco on Tuesday, but say goodbye to the old East …

Revenge Porn Bill Moves Along in California Revenge Porn Bill Moves Along in California

The state of California is looking to crack down on so-called “revenge porn” with a new law that would make posting sexual images without someone’s consent a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in prison and $2000 fine. We …

Tesla Outsells Porsche And Others In California Tesla Outsells Porsche And Others In California
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The state of California has long been considered to be more accepting of green technologies, especially in the realm of automobiles. Jokes about the streets being filled with the hybrid Toyota Prius are well known and made often. It should …

I-80 Sinkhole Opens In California, Disrupts Traffic I-80 Sinkhole Opens In California, Disrupts Traffic
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A 3-foot wide sinkhole has opened in the middle of the interstate in Truckee, California today, causing huge disruptions to traffic as workers hurry to repair it. The hole opened early this morning in a construction zone and is about …

55 Injured on Tour Bus Crash in California 55 Injured on Tour Bus Crash in California

Thursday morning around 10 a.m. a charter bus carrying a slew of people overturned after an abrupt break on the 210 freeway in Irwindale, Ca. The bus was on it’s way to San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino in Highland, …

Ferrari Breaks Record With $27 Million Sale Ferrari Breaks Record With $27 Million Sale

What would you do with $27.5 million dollars? If that answer is to purchase a Ferrari, then you are not alone. More often than not, this coveted vehicle serves as a luxury that few can afford. In Monterey, California, a …

Tweets Lead to Speeder’s Manslaughter Charge Being Upped to Murder Tweets Lead to Speeder’s Manslaughter Charge Being Upped to Murder
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An 18-year-old Pleasanton, California man who has been charged with vehicular homicide will see that change upped to murder based on a series of tweets. Cody Hall was charged earlier this week in the death of 58-year-old Diana Hersevoort. According …

Body Found In Vacaville Park ID’d As Missing Investigator Body Found In Vacaville Park ID’d As Missing Investigator

A body found in a Vacaville, California park has been identified as that of 50-year old Sandra Coke, a woman who has been missing since August 4th. Coke, an investigator for the Federal Public Defender’s office, was last seen the …

Pomona Shootings: Police Trying To Connect Killings Pomona Shootings: Police Trying To Connect Killings

Three men were killed and two were injured over the weekend in Pomona, California, and police are trying to connect the shootings. 45-year old Jose Cerda was riding a bicycle on Saturday night when a car pulled up alongside him …