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Northern California: Place in California, United States
Northern California is the northern portion of the U.S. state of California. Spanning the state's northernmost 48 counties, its main population centers include the San Francisco Bay Area, the Greater Sacramento area, and the Metropolitan Fresno area. Northern California also contains redwood forests, along with the Sierra Nevada, including Yosemite Valley and part of Lake Tahoe, Mount Shasta, and most of the Central Valley, one of the world's most productive agricultural regions.


Man arrives to police station with body in his car, confesses to four murders

Police in Northern California have identified the suspect who they say showed up at a police station with a dead body in his car.  
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Power returns to Northern California; firefighters gain on wildfires in SoCal

The lights were back on for more than 2 million Northern Californians after strong winds fueling wildfire concerns prompted a preemptive outage.
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Videos for Northern California

Wildfires erupt in Southern California [Video]Wildfires erupt in Southern California

Firefighters are battling multiple blazes across California, including a ferocious blaze in Riverside County, as the state comes under a red flag fire alert. Sareena Dayaram reports

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Californians Fume As High Winds Force Power Shutoffs [Video]Californians Fume As High Winds Force Power Shutoffs

Reuters reports over half a million homes were left without power across Northern California on Thursday. Pacific Gas and Electric Co imposed shutoffs as gale-force winds and dry weather posed a..

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Power cuts affect many across Northern California

California's largest utility says as many as two million people will remain without power at least through Thursday as a precaution against wildfires. The outage affects mostly Northern California and..
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Lights Out Across Northern California as PG&E Warns of Wildfire Threat

A deliberate power outage by the state’s largest utility sent residents scrambling — and debating whether it was worth it.
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Residents fume over planned power outage in Northern California

An economist says the Pacific Gas and Electric power cut to prevent wildfires could cost the region $2.6 billion in lost revenue
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Calif. power shutoffs underway to curb fire danger

Power has been cut to more than half a million customers in Northern California, and utility officials say they'll cut power to nearly 800 thousand customers to prevent equipment from starting..
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How to protect trees of Pacific Northwest?

Twenty-five years ago, the Northwest Forest Plan was put in place to protect more than 24 million acres of forest in Northern California, Oregon and Washington. On the anniversary of the law, the..
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California man accused of being a spy for China

A Northern California man has been arrested, accused of being a top secret spy for China. Jeff Pegues has the undercover video that led to the bust, amid a growing intelligence threat from across the..
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More Than 40,000 Lose Electricity in Northern California, Power Company Says

It was not clear why the power had gone out or when it was expected to be restored.
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Does Berkeley’s ‘Gourmet Ghetto’ Need Rebranding?

Monday: A debate over the gastronomically significant enclave’s nickname. Also: Fire risk in Northern California, and Mammoth Mountain snow.
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The debate over Pacific Northwest forests: Clear-cut or protect?

On the 25th anniversary of a law protecting more than 24 million acres of federally-owned forests in Northern California, Oregon and Washington, clear-cutting forests on state-owned and private land is..
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California redwood forest latest alternative burial site

For 70-year-old Kathee Pfalmer, who grew up in the shadow of Northern California's towering redwood forests, nothing seemed more appropriate than eventually spending an eternity among them.
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California school custodian rises to become superintendent

Dr. Reyes Gauna is a school district superintendent in Northern California but he had humble beginnings. Gauna started out as a school custodian – and he's now inspiring others with his hard work and..
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AP Top Stories September 6

Here's the latest for Friday September 6th: Hurricane Dorian reaches NC Outer Banks; More rescues in Bahamas; Fast-growing wildfire in Northern California; Former Zimbabwe ruler Robert Mugabe dead at..
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At least 8 sickened from apparent Hazmat suicide at NorCal hotel

San Jose fire department Capt. Mitch Matlow said the eight people sickened were believed to be hotel employees
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Deputies rescue bear cub trapped in trash bin

Brave deputies in Northern California helped a wailing baby bear reunite with its family after the cub got stuck inside a trash container outside a motel near Lake Tahoe. (Aug. 27)  
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Paradise HS preps for 1st football game since fire

A high school in a Northern California town that was mostly destroyed by a wildfire is preparing to play its first football game since the blaze. (Aug. 23)  
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AP Top Stories August 23 A

Here's the latest for Friday August 23rd: Protests start in France ahead of G7; Bernie Sanders introduces climate plan; Sacramento light rail accident injures more than two dozen; Wildfire forces..
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Northern Calif. fire threatens over 1,000 homes

Firefighters are working through the night to contain a Northern California wildfire that's threatening about 1,100 homes and prompted evacuation orders for nearly 4,000 people. (Aug. 23)  
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California light rail accident hurts dozens

Authorities say more than two dozen people have been injured in a light rail train accident in Northern California. Sacramento Fire Capt. Keith Wade tells news outlets that 27 people were injured,..
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Fast-spreading wildfire forces evacuations in Northern California

Shasta College in Redding, California, served as the initial shelter for evacuees, but then it had to be evacuated as well, officials say.  
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Homes, college evacuated as wildfire erupts in Northern California

A fast-moving wildfire that broke out on Thursday on the outskirts of a National Forest in Northern California has prompted the evacuation of a community college, a major highway and some residents,..
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10 aboard unhurt after Northern Calif. jet fire

All 10 people aboard a small jet escaped injury Wednesday after the aircraft aborted its takeoff at a small Northern California airport, went off the runway and burst into flames, officials said. (Aug...
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10 walk away unhurt after small jet slides off runway and burns

Aircraft had aborted its takeoff from small NorCal airport; "They're very, very lucky people," bystander says
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California mayor orders flags be kept at half-staff until Congress acts on gun legislation

As a result of the wave of mass shootings, a Northern California mayor ordered flags in the small town of San Rafael to be kept at half-staff until Congress acts to stop gun violence.  
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Gunman's death in mass shooting at northern California food festival ruled suicide

An autopsy has found that the 19-year-old man who opened fire with an assault rifle at a weekend food festival in Northern California, killing three people, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, a..
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Before the shooting, Gilroy and its garlic festival created powerful memories of their own

Gilroy, in Northern California, has been inseparable from the identity, flavor and scent of its signature crop: garlic.
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Police hunt for second suspect in shooting at California food festival

Police in Northern California were searching early on Monday for a suspected accomplice of the gunman who killed three people in a mass shooting at a food festival a day earlier.
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'People screaming': At least 5 shot at Gilroy Garlic Festival; police say scene 'still active'

Police in Northern California responded to reports of a shooting injuring at least five people at the Gilroy Garlic Festival Sunday afternoon.
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'People screaming': Shooting reported at Gilroy Garlic Festival as chaos erupts

Police in Northern California responded to reports of a shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival Sunday afternoon, authorities said.  
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Northern California town of Paradise lost 90% of its population after Camp Fire, data shows

The town of Paradise has lost over 90% of its population since the Camp Fire last year, according to data California released Thursday.  
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2 workers, gunman dead at Calif. Ford dealership

A man who had just been fired from a Northern California Ford dealership shot and killed two employees and then killed himself Tuesday evening, police and witnesses said. (June 26)  
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California police officer accused of soliciting minor on Tinder for sex

A Northern California police officer was arrested for allegedly soliciting a minor on Tinder for sex. Police in San Jose said the arrest was thanks to a concerned citizen who posed as a 16-year-old..
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Automotive writer goes missing while test-driving motorcycle

A massive search is underway in Northern California for a longtime automotive writer who mysteriously disappeared while on a motorcycle trip near the Sierra Mountains. Police say they've recovered..
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California utility to cut power to 27,000 customers to reduce wildfire risk

Utility PG&E Corp planned to proactively shut off power on Saturday to 27,000 customers in Northern California due to an increased risk of wildfires, officials said.
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West Coast braces for heat wave, raising fears of wildfires in Northern California

Near-record high temperatures are expected to roast the West Coast next week, with gusty winds raising the danger of fire in a region still coping with last year's deadly wildfires.  
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Pacific Gas & Electric to shut power in Northern California for fire safety

PG&E said it will shut off power Saturday and may do the same for thousands more to reduce the risk of wildfires in Northern California.
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$2 Billion Verdict Against Monsanto Is Third to Find Roundup Caused Cancer

A state jury’s award for a Northern California couple followed awards in separate cases in March and August, and was the largest by far.
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Teacher uses "mood notes" to help students open up about their feelings

In this installment of our School Matters series, we look at how educators tackle mental health in the classroom. Advocacy groups say in a given year, nearly one in five adults experience mental..
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Claims Comey tweet was terror attack warning scrap fundraiser

They said post was actually warning about attack planned on jubilee for NorCal charter school, and organizers cancelled it out of abundance of caution
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Veteran who drove into California crowd believed they were Muslims, police say

New details are emerging on the army veteran accused of intentionally running down eight people at a crowded shopping area in Northern California earlier this week. Police arrested the suspect after..
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Eye Opener: More bloodshed in Sri Lanka

Fifteen people are dead after a shootout with suspected suicide bombers in Sri Lanka. Also, new details emerge about a veteran accused of running down eight people in Northern California earlier this..
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California police served a search warrant for illegal firearm possession. They found 2 toddlers in cages

Authorities in Northern California arrested parents who allegedly put their two boys in cages bolted to a bedroom wall "like dog crates."
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36 Hours: 36 Hours in Mendocino County

Tall trees, mushroom ice-cream, a Buddhist brunch: the possibilities are endless in this rural slice of Northern California.
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Back-to-back storms threaten blizzard conditions, damaging winds, tornadoes into Wednesday

Storms threaten a round of thunderstorms, high winds, tornadoes and even blizzard conditions into midweek in some sections as warm, moist air from the Gulf of Mexico with colder, dryer air from..
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Details emerge about fatal SUV plunge off Northern California cliff

Jennifer Hart's blood alcohol level was .102 at the time of the crash — well above California's limit of 0.08, a forensic pathologist testified Wednesday
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