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California: State in the United States
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.


In California's 2020 primary, Latino voters could help Democrats defeat President Trump

California's growing Latino population now represents a third of all voters, which translates to political power and a prize for Democratic hopefuls
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Judge calls USC dad a 'thief,' gives longest prison sentence so far in college admissions scandal

Toby MacFarlane, a California real estate executive, received six months for his actions in the college admissions scandal. It's the longest so far.
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Videos for California

Can Harris Save Her Campaign? [Video]Can Harris Save Her Campaign?

Kamala Harris campaign is in trouble. The California Senator and former prosecutor is struggling to make a dent in the campaign for president. Nationally, she stands at just 5%. Harris has put all her..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Harris Sinks In New Hampshire Polls [Video]Harris Sinks In New Hampshire Polls

The latest Quinnipiac poll of New Hampshire is bad news for Kamala Harris. According to the National Review, Harris is at the end of the pack with 1%. Harris' campaign is in freefall. The abysmal..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Pink makes People's Choice a family affair [Video]Pink makes People's Choice a family affair

Pink scooped this year's Champion Award, appearing alongside other winners including Gwen Stefani, Zendaya and the Kardashians.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:48Published

Marvel movies and 'Stranger Things' triumph at People's Choice Awards [Video]Marvel movies and 'Stranger Things' triumph at People's Choice Awards

It was another big night for Marvel at the People's Choice Awards in California on Sunday night as Spider-Man: Far From Home and Avengers: End Game scored five major honours.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 00:39Published

2019's Biggest Wildfire Contained And Extenguished [Video]2019's Biggest Wildfire Contained And Extenguished

California’s biggest and most ruinous wildfires this year was declared contained and extinguished. The wildfire scored 120 square miles of Sonoma County wine country and several homes. According to..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Germany relishing a classic against old foes England [Video]Germany relishing a classic against old foes England

Germany women's team look forward to taking on arch rivals England in front of a sold out Wembley Stadium.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:40Published

Facebook Under Investigation for Privacy Violations in California [Video]Facebook Under Investigation for Privacy Violations in California

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra confirmed in a court filing that the company has not complied with multiple requests for information.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 01:06Published

One year on: Rebuilding Paradise after the blaze [Video]One year on: Rebuilding Paradise after the blaze

It's been a year since the California town of Paradise was engulfed by the deadliest wildfire in state history. Shrubs and grass have grown over the charred remains of people's homes, and residents say..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 02:22Published

YouTube stars Logan Paul and KSI disrupting boxing world with much-anticipated rematch [Video]YouTube stars Logan Paul and KSI disrupting boxing world with much-anticipated rematch

YouTube stars Logan Paul and KSI faceoff ahead of much-anticipated rematch that's disrupting the boxing world

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:54Published

Pony takes a ride on San Francisco train [Video]Pony takes a ride on San Francisco train

Amused train passengers meet fellow traveller's unusual 'service animal'

Credit: Reuters - Viral Video     Duration: 00:09Published

Chris Brown staging massive garage sale outside his home [Video]Chris Brown staging massive garage sale outside his home

Police officials have been left powerless after failing to prevent Chris Brown from staging a garage sale outside his Tarzana, California home.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 00:39Published

California probing Facebook, demands subpoenaed documents [Video]California probing Facebook, demands subpoenaed documents

California is investigating Facebook Inc's disclosure of user data to Cambridge Analytica and other partners. Zachary Goelman reports.

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:37Published

The great escape: U.S. police help bear out of dumpster [Video]The great escape: U.S. police help bear out of dumpster

U.S. police officers help free a bear stuck in a dumpster in California. Video credit: Placer County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Reuters - Viral Video     Duration: 01:45Published

Mexico's Vela named MLS MVP after record-breaking season with LAFC [Video]Mexico's Vela named MLS MVP after record-breaking season with LAFC

Vela crowned MLS MVP

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:16Published

Man pulled from path of oncoming train by transit worker in California [Video]Man pulled from path of oncoming train by transit worker in California

A transport supervisor in San Francisco's Bay area is being hailed a hero after saving a man from falling under a train on Sunday (November 3).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:44Published

Railway worker pulls passenger to safety [Video]Railway worker pulls passenger to safety

A California transit employee saved a passenger who had fallen onto the tracks as a train approached a station in Oakland. John O'Connor was helping with crowd control after an NFL game when the man..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:47Published

Buttigieg expanding early state efforts as he gains ground in WH bid [Video]Buttigieg expanding early state efforts as he gains ground in WH bid

2020 Democratic contender Pete Buttigieg plans to pour money into building out a more robust multi-state campaign specifically in several early-voting states in coming weeks, joining other top-tier..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:33Published

Donald Trump accuses California governor of acting 'like a child' [Video]Donald Trump accuses California governor of acting 'like a child'

US President Donald Trump hits out at the governor of California, saying he's "like a child" and needs to deal with the forest fires better. In the latest part of the spat between the two, Mr Trump..

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WWII veteran prepares to run across the country a second time

In 2016, Ernie Andrus became the oldest person to run across the country, from California to Georgia. Now at 95, he will start a new journey. Steve Hartman has his story on the road.
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Nunes calls impeachment inquiry "carefully orchestrated media smear campaign"

California Representative Devin Nunes, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, called the impeachment inquiry "a carefully orchestrated media smear campaign." He said Wednesday that no..
CBS News - Published

What to Know About DACA and California

Wednesday: The case has major implications for the Golden State. Also: Caspian terns and evolving quinceañeras.
NYTimes.com - Published

Tech industry billions won't fill California's housing hole

The tech giants have promised $4.5 billion for more affordable housing, but will the money make a difference?
CBS News - Published

Calif. winemakers squeezed by US-China trade war

American winemakers are being squeezed out of the fast-growing Chinese market, due to President Trump's trade war with China. At least one California vineyard has stopped shipping to China because U.S...
USATODAY.com - Published

In 2023, California will ban sales and manufacturing of fur products

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 Newsom also signed a new law barring most..
CBS News - Published

How Napa Valley is preparing for climate change

Harvest season has begun in California’s Napa Valley, but the $160 billion wine industry could dry up if something isn't done to combat a changing climate. Jamie Yuccas reports.
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Over 100,000 evacuated in California wildfire

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 Barnett reports.
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California wildfire death toll rises to 3 as blaze continues burning

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 of people have been displaced...
CBS News - Published

Suspect arrested after California school shooting

A suspected gunman is under arrest, hours after a shooting at a California school. One teenager was wounded in Santa Rosa, about 55 miles north of San Francisco.
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California wildfire forces thousands to evacuate in Sonoma County

Another explosive fire is burning in Sonoma County's wine country. North of San Francisco, homes are destroyed there, as well — thousands were forced to evacuate.
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Wildfires rage across California, forcing evacuations

The "Tick Fire" is burning out of control near Santa Clarita, north of Los Angeles. It's just one of 13 active wildfires burning in California. Carter Evans reports.
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Out-of-control wildfires spread in northern and southern California

More than 600 fires have erupted in California in the past four days. A new fire broke out north of San Diego, while tens of thousands have been evacuated in Santa Clarita county. Janet Shamlian..
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High wind warning issued in California

Wind gusts of up to 80 mph are expected in parts of California, the strongest gusts in two years.
CBS News - Published

Second deadly accident this week involving service members on training exercise

CBS News has confirmed there's been a second deadly accident this week involving service members on a training exercise. Marine Pfc. Christian Bautista, 21, was killed Sunday when a vehicle he was in..
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Millions under red flag warnings as fires burn in California

There are critical hours ahead in California's fire emergency. More than 26 million people are under red flag warnings in California and neighboring states. Some areas are about to get hit by the..
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Reagan Library threatened by dangerous California wildfires

The National Weather Service issued an "extreme red flag warning" as powerful winds caused a fire to explode in Simi Valley, California. The flames threatened thousands of homes and the Ronald Reagan..
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Fire insurance premiums pricing out California homeowners

As wildfires burn across California, some homeowners are scrambling to find fire insurance coverage. Even people who have lived in the area for years say they're paying thousands more for protection...
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Tech giants pledge billions to combat California's housing crisis

Apple, Facebook and Google in recent months have announced billion-dollar initiatives aimed at creating new housing in California. But housing advocates in the Bay Area say the funding will barely move..
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California wildfire destroys 90,000 acres, posing new threat to lime and avocado crops

Firefighters are finally gaining ground on massive wildfires burning in California. More than a half-dozen fires have burned more than 90,000 acres across the state, in the last 10 days. More than 115..
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Tens of thousands evacuated from Calif. wildfires

Residents are fleeing a wildfire burning through canyons and neighborhoods north of Los Angeles, while in Northern California there are dire predictions for an historic wind event Sunday and Monday,..
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PG&E to shut power amid California wildfires

California's largest utility, PG&E, announced Saturday it will shut off power to 940,000 homes and businesses in 36 counties in an effort to prevent more wildfires from sparking. Two major fires are..
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California governor expands emergency declaration to entire state

On Sunday, Governor Gavin Newsom expanded his emergency declaration, making it statewide. Evacuations are expanding, first in Sonoma county and now in Napa. More than 2 million people have had their..
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Evacuation centers open for California state residents

As tens of thousands of people evacuate their homes, another problem is being created. Where to put them is a concern. Jonathan Vigliotti reports.
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Surge in wind and extreme fire in California

A surge in wind and extreme fire conditions will cause tough breathing conditions. Jeff Berardelli reports.
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California governor orders an investigation into the mystery surcharge on gas

California drivers are feeling real pain at the pump. They are paying about a $1.50 a gallon more than the national average. The governor has ordered an investigation on the "mystery surcharge." Carter..
CBS News - Published

Were You Homeless in California? What Helped?

Tuesday: We want to hear from people who have experienced homelessness. Also: Catch up on the DACA case before the Supreme Court.
NYTimes.com - Published

BART apologizes to California man handcuffed for eating sandwich on platform

A California man cited and handcuffed for eating a sandwich on a BART train station platform is now getting an apology. The dust-up was caught on video last week. BART says Steven Foster refused to..
CBS News - Published

Amazon to open new line of grocery stores, first in California

Amazon plans to open a new line of grocery stores in California next year, starting in the Woodland Hills neighborhood. The company said the store would be different from Whole Foods and would not..
CBS News - Published

Microsoft says it will follow California's digital privacy law in U.S.

Microsoft Corp said in a blog post on Monday that it would honor California's privacy law, known as CCPA, throughout the United States, expanding the impact of a strict set of rules meant to protect..
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Flames Return to Where California’s Largest Wildfire Started

Monday: For a second time, a blaze narrowly missed the home of the rancher who inadvertently sparked the Ranch fire. Also: Meet Col. Charles Young.
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3 horses injured, 2 euthanized during race at California track

These are the 1st race deaths at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club this year, but another famed course in the state has killed almost 40 animals since the summer
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Pac-12 suspends referee for penalizing wrong team in California's win over Washington State

The Pac-12 suspended a referee one game for a "breakdown in officiating mechanics and communication" during California's win over Washington State.
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No more fire in the kitchen: Cities are banning natural gas in homes to save the planet

A total of 13 cities and one country in California have passed building codes encouraging — or requiring — all-electric appliances in new homes.
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U.S. women's team granted class action status in equal-pay lawsuit

The members of the U.S. women's national soccer team who sued the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) in March over allegations of gender discrimination can pursue their claims as a class action, a..
Reuters - Published

California town marks one year since deadly fire

The Northern California town of Paradise paused Friday to remember the 85 people killed in a wildfire one year ago. The town also unveiled a sculpture by a local artist made of thousands of donated..
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On Christmas 3 years ago, a husky went missing. He's finally reunited with his owner

Elizabeth Starnegg of California was reunited with her husky, Sokka, in Mesa after he ran away and was missing for three years.
USATODAY.com - Published

Clumsy, giant bear nicknamed T-shirt gets stuck in dumpster, rescued by sheriff's deputies

A large bear nicknamed T-shirt was found stuck inside a dumpster in California. Sheriff's deputies recognized him and let him out.
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World's worst air: India's pollution crisis in perspective

Wildfires have raged across California for about a month and air problems persist in China, but no other place on Earth is battling the scale and severity of the pollution that chokes large swathes of..
Reuters - Published

Today in History for November 8th

Adolf Hitler makes his first attempt to seize power in Germany; Democrat John F. Kennedy wins the presidency; Ronald Reagan is elected governor of California; Bonnie Raitt is born; Led Zeppelin..
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Year's most destructive California wildfire declared extinguished after two weeks

California's biggest, most ruinous wildfire this year, a wind-driven blaze that scorched 120 square miles (310 square kilometers) of Sonoma County wine country and consumed scores of homes, was..
Reuters - Published

Survivors cling to hope in Paradise, year after California's deadliest wildfire

For Earl Cummings, the psychological scars remain raw a year after California's deadliest wildfire raced across a mountain ridge and destroyed the town of Paradise, killing 85 people.
Reuters - Published

U.S. Justice Department issues subpoenas to automakers in California emissions probe

The U.S. Justice Department has issued civil subpoenas to four major automakers, demanding that they disclose details on a deal struck with California in July to follow strict vehicle emissions..
Reuters - Published

Plane crashes into California house, sparking fire

Authorities say a single-engine plane has crashed into a house in Southern California, sparking a house fire . Police say a father and child were in the home at the time and escaped without injuries...
USATODAY.com - Published

California announces lawsuit against Facebook

Facebook is at the center of a new lawsuit in its home state. California Attorney General Xavier Bacerra revealed Wednesday that Facebook had been the subject of an 18-month-long investigation into its..
CBS News - Published

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