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California: State in the western United States
California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States. With 39.5 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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Light smog over LA? Under quarantine, maybe [Video]

Light smog over LA? Under quarantine, maybe

Residents of Los Angeles, the city with the worst smog in the United States, are enjoying a third straight week of clean air, leading some to wonder if reduced traffic from the city's 'stay at home'..

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Riverside Police Department release aerial footage showing message of support for first responders [Video]

Riverside Police Department release aerial footage showing message of support for first responders

SHOWS: RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (APRIL 3, 2020) (RIVERSIDE POLICE DEPARTMENT - NO RESALES / MUST ON-SCREEN COURTESY RIVERSIDE POLICE DEPARTMENT) 1. VARIOUS AERIAL VIEWS OF COLOURFUL

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Kobe makes Hall of Fame in first year of eligibility, Duncan and Garnett also selected [Video]

Kobe makes Hall of Fame in first year of eligibility, Duncan and Garnett also selected

Late NBA star Kobe Bryant makes Basketball Hall of Fame in first year of eligibility, Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan also selected

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Reese Witherspoon's Draper James Giving Free Dresses to Teachers | THR News

Californians are finding newfound appreciation for teachers during the novel coronavirus pandemic, when they're homeschooling their children in the midst of statewide school shutdowns.

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Larry David tells 'idiots' still going out to stay at home [Video]

Larry David tells 'idiots' still going out to stay at home

The 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' star has issued a public service announcement for California residents who are not following the stay-at-home order.

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104-year-old veteran's drive-by birthday celebration [Video]

104-year-old veteran's drive-by birthday celebration

When Ruth Gallivan couldn't go anywhere for her 104th birthday, she was surprised when her neighbors and friends in San Diego, California brought the party to her front door. Ryan Brooks has more.

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LA renters honk their horns to protest evictions [Video]

LA renters honk their horns to protest evictions

In a time of social distancing and self-isolation, Los Angeles residents are turning to their cars and sounding their horns to protest high rent prices and demand protection from eviction. Gloria Tso..

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Google Providing Free Internet For California Residents [Video]

Google Providing Free Internet For California Residents

Google is setting up 100,000 WiFi access points to increase broadband access for California. This is after Gov. Newsom said the state's schools would be closed for the rest of the academic year. The..

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Harry Styles missing family while he's 'stuck' in coronavirus quarantine [Video]

Harry Styles missing family while he's 'stuck' in coronavirus quarantine

Harry Styles is missing his family while he's "stuck in California" amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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The race to save America's harvest [Video]

The race to save America's harvest

North America's biggest farm suppliers are accelerating their spring schedule in an unprecedented race against the coronavirus that threatens to disrupt planting season. Megan Revell reports.

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Coronavirus to hammer U.S. auto sales [Video]

Coronavirus to hammer U.S. auto sales

U.S. new vehicle sales likely drove off a cliff in March as the coronavirus pandemic pounded consumer confidence and shuttered dealerships across much of the U.S. As Fred Katayama reports, sales could..

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Wash Your Hands: This Is The Unseen Life That Could Be Living On Them [Video]

Wash Your Hands: This Is The Unseen Life That Could Be Living On Them

These pictures show the unseen life that could be living on your hands. Microbiology lab technician Tasha Sturm says in these unusual times they illustrate that it is vitally important we wash our..

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Jennifer Garner creates sweet quarantine birthday surprise for assistant [Video]

Jennifer Garner creates sweet quarantine birthday surprise for assistant

Jennifer Garner made sure to mark her assistant Maureen Grosser's birthday by planning a sweet drive-by outside her California home.

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Californians warned not to flush t-shirts [Video]

Californians warned not to flush t-shirts

Officials in California have warned people not to flush shredded t-shirts down the toilet amid a shortage of toilet paper in the state.

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Postponing Games 'best decision for everyone', says surfing star Carissa Moore

Carissa Moore gives her thoughts on the postponement of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

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Have Meghan and Harry moved to California? [Video]

Have Meghan and Harry moved to California?

Rumours suggest that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have left Canada for the west coast of America.The hearsay comes shortly after it was announced Meghan would be voicing a new film about a family of..

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U.S. firms rush to make virus 'immunity' tests [Video]

U.S. firms rush to make virus 'immunity' tests

As the United States works overtime to screen thousands for the novel coronavirus, a new blood test offers the chance to find out who may have immunity - a potential game changer in the battle to..

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People Begin To Donate Their Own Face Masks To Fight Shortage In Hospitals [Video]

People Begin To Donate Their Own Face Masks To Fight Shortage In Hospitals

Doctors in the U.S. face a medical equipment shortage, with some doctors reusing their face masks and others only using them for severe cases. According to Business Insider, a shortage in face masks..

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California's stay-at-home order leaves homeless vulnerable [Video]

California's stay-at-home order leaves homeless vulnerable

San Francisco Supervisor Dean Preston donated $10,000 of his own money to help house the homeless during California's shelter-in-place order. Chris Dignam has more.

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Young Olympic hopeful Sky Brown sends video message to fans from quarentine [Video]

Young Olympic hopeful Sky Brown sends video message to fans from quarentine

Eleven-year-old skateboarding prodigy says her Olympic dream is alive but has just become "a longer journey"

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Half of Californians testing positive between ages 18-49: Newsom [Video]

Half of Californians testing positive between ages 18-49: Newsom

In California, where 51 people have died and 2,200 tested positive, Governor Gavin Newsom said fully half the confirmed cases were between the ages of 18 and 49, and reminded people that 'this disease..

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Facebook Is Sending 720,000 Respiratory Masks to American Health Workers [Video]

Facebook Is Sending 720,000 Respiratory Masks to American Health Workers

According to CEO Mark Zuckerberg, the masks are from an emergency reserve. which the social media giant kept for wildfires out in California.

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