California

Police and emergency personnel are on the scene of a shooting at a backyard party, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, in southeast Fresno, Calif.
Larry Valenzuela//The Fresno Bee via AP
AP News
November 18, 2019 - 9:11 am
Four people were killed and six more wounded when “unknown suspects” sneaked into a backyard filled with people at a party in central California and fired into the crowd, police said.
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Saugus students embrace
Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP
AP News
November 15, 2019 - 7:14 am
A boy described as bright, quiet and “normal” pulled a gun from his backpack on his 16th birthday and opened fire at his high school before saving the last bullet for himself. Read the latest here.
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Students are escorted out of Saugus High School after reports of a shooting on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, in Santa Clarita, Calif.
Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP Photo
AP News
November 14, 2019 - 11:22 am
A student gunman opened fire Thursday at a Southern California high school, killing two students and wounding three other people before he was captured in grave condition after shooting himself in the head. Read the latest here.
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California boat fire
Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP, file
AP News
November 12, 2019 - 11:19 am
The widow of a passenger who died in a fiery dive boat disaster that killed 34 people in the waters off California sued the vessel's owners Monday. Read more here.
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Laura and Chris Smith display their Paradise tattoos they had done to show support for their former community during a visit to Paradise, Calif.
Rich Pedroncelli/AP Photo
AP News
November 08, 2019 - 8:03 am
One year after the most devastating wildfire in California history mostly destroyed the town of Paradise, local officials are asking people to pause for 85 seconds beginning at 11:08 a.m. — one second for every person who was killed.
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a Pacific Gas & Electric truck enters their customer center in Hayward, Calif.
Ben Margot/AP Photo, File
AP News
November 07, 2019 - 11:40 am
Pacific Gas & Electric is reporting substantial losses for the third quarter, driven by catastrophic wildfires that have been blamed on the utility's outdated transmission lines. The company anticipates those costs could escalate to as much as $6.3 billion.
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Teacher wears blackface
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CNN
November 04, 2019 - 2:31 pm
A high school teacher has been placed on administrative leave in California after he wore blackface to school on Halloween. Read more here.
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This June 27, 2019, file photo shows a man holding a bicycle tire outside of a tent along a street in San Francisco. Apple said Monday, Nov. 4, that it's committing $2.5 billion to combat California's housing crisis.
Jeff Chiu/AP Photo, file
AP News
November 04, 2019 - 11:29 am
Apple has committed $2.5 billion to ease California's housing crisis, eclipsing similar pledges by fellow Silicon Valley giants Google and Facebook to address a lack of affordable housing in the region they call home.
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Contra Costa County Sheriff deputies investigate a multiple shooting in Orinda, Ca., on Thursday. Four people were killed and four others wounded in a Halloween night party shooting at a large rental home in a wealthy San Francisco Bay Area community.
Ray Chavez/East Bay Times via AP
AP News
November 02, 2019 - 1:48 pm
A woman who rented a San Francisco Bay Area home where five people were killed in a Halloween party shooting lied to her Airbnb host, saying she only needed a place to keep her family members away from wildfire smoke, according to people and a person with knowledge of the transaction.
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California wildfires
Noah Berger/AP
AP News
October 31, 2019 - 5:22 pm
A stolen car sparked a wildfire in a bone-dry field Thursday as two of Southern California's quintessential themes — car chases and gusty Santa Ana winds — collided with potentially devastating consequences. Read more here.
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