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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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Solano County, Calif., is where a woman tested positive for the coronavirus without a known explanation. Officials are tracking her contacts, and residents have..
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A whistleblower alleges Health and Human Services employees didn't have proper protection when working with coronavirus evacuees in California.
 
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Elizabeth Isabella, a homemaker in Burbank, California, was driving car pool when her 10-year-old son Lachlan started reciting YouTube ads by U.S. Democratic..
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California's utilities regulator has proposed an increased $2.14 billion fine on PG&E Corp for its role in causing the devastating 2017 and 2018 wildfires in..
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Thirty-three people in the state have tested positive for the virus, and at least 8,400 people who have returned from overseas are being monitored.
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California is monitoring more than 8,400 people who arrived on commercial flights for coronavirus symptoms from "points of concern," but the state lacks test..
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An owl flies off into the world, recovered from injuries sustained in a fire. And six month after deadly boat fire — what caused it? Plus: I talk with Robert..
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In the wake of the latest California case, U.S. health officials on Thursday expanded their criteria for who should get tested, and took steps to increase..
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California is monitoring more than 8,400 people for coronavirus symptoms after arrival on commercial flights, but the state lacks test kits and is being held..
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Health officials are trying to locate everyone who came in contact with a northern California woman believed to be the first in the U.S. to contract the..
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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday revised its criteria for who should be tested for the coronavirus and is shipping more test kits..
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California health officials are monitoring 8,400 people for coronavirus symptoms after their arrival on domestic commercial flights, but the state had only a..
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California Governor Gavin Newsom said on Thursday that health officials are monitoring 8,400 people for coronavirus symptoms after they arrived in the state from..
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A California coronavirus patient, the first U.S. case from "community spread," was not tested for days because the case didn't fit CDC criteria.
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Doctors suspected infection with the virus, but the patient did not fit the federal criteria for testing.
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Thursday: We asked a historian about the Golden State’s role in the nominating process. Also: Coronavirus updates; and an otter rescue.
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Here's the latest for Thursday February 27th: US coronavirus case apparently not linked to travel; Milwaukee gunman kills 5 & self; Explosives used to build..
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A case in California may be the first infection without a known link to travel abroad.
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The feds want a reservoir near San Jose drained by Oct. 1 over earthquake fears. The court tells Kern County one permit cannot cover 72,000 new oil wells. Plus,..
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California has more Native American voters than any other state. Which candidates have caught their attention in the Democratic presidential race?
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A home security camera captured a mountain lion jumping over a fence at a San Bruno, California, home.
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San Francisco Mayor London Breed issues a state of emergency aimed at preparing the California city for a coronavirus outbreak.
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Wednesday: No, not that Proposition 13. Also: Disney’s chief executive steps down.
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Here's the latest for Wednesday February 26th: Democrats aim at Sanders in South Carolina debate; Pompeo says Afghanistan truce is holding; More coronavirus..
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Federal regulators have mandated that a water reservoir in Silicon Valley be drained because its dam may fail in an earthquake; local officials balk.
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Federal regulators have mandated that a water reservoir in Silicon Valley be drained because its dam may fail in an earthquake; local officials balk.
 
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Housing advocacy group YIMBY (Yes In My Back Yard) and a developer sue Simi Valley after it denies an assisted-living complex, testing a new state law..
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As he looks ahead to California's March 3 Democratic primary, Neal Kelley is having sleepless nights.
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A California woman whose family's company created the microwavable snack Hot Pockets was sentenced on Tuesday to five months in prison for paying $300,000 to..
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The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday sharply criticized Tesla Inc 's lack of system safeguards in a fatal Autopilot crash in California in 2018..
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The chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday criticized Tesla Inc 's lack of system safeguards in a fatal Autopilot crash in California in..
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A California woman whose family's company created the microwavable snack Hot Pockets faces sentencing on Tuesday for paying $300,000 to people who helped her two..
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A U.S. judge barred the government from relocating coronavirus patients to southern California for another week on Monday and ordered it to discuss the move with..
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A federal judge ruled that Costa Mesa, Calif., does not have to house coronavirus patients, at least for now. Local officials had argued that the chosen facility..
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The world says goodbye to Kobe Bryant. Travelers exposed to coronavirus head to quarantine sites across the state, including one in Ventura County, as the Dow..
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Guzman and McCloud are currently held in Nevada jail awaiting extradition on three counts of murder. Their bail is set at $2 million per person each.
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Charges have been filed against two 13-year-old boys linked to a library fire at California's Porterville City Library that killed two firefighters.
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Police say a California man drove a Jeep off a parking garage and into a McDonald's. Two people dove out of the car before it crashed.
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In California and Alabama, plans to house evacuees with the virus in federal or state facilities are meeting with resistance from local political leaders.
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"Mad Mike" Hughes, a self-styled explorer and daredevil bent on proving that the earth is flat was killed over the weekend when his homemade rocket crashed in..
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Carol Kiparsky, 77, and her husband, Ian Irwin, 72, were located in a densely forested area about 30 miles north of San Francisco on Saturday.
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A California man who said he wanted to fly to the edge of outer space to see if the world is round has died after his home-built rocket blasted off into the..
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Federal investigators were dispatched to California to determine what caused a charter bus to roll off a freeway, killing three people.
 
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Daredevil "Mad" Mike Hughes was killed when his homemade rocket crashed shortly after takeoff near Barstow, California.
 
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A bizarre sunfish washed up in California last year and created a worldwide furor: Scientists were shocked to find the hoodwinker so far from home.
 
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Since a hoodwinker washed up in California one year ago, citizen scientists have been helping researchers locate and identify the weird sunfish.
 
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With a white captain's hat perched on his head, Calvin Ballard seemed relaxed as he waited to depart on his first-ever cruise to Mexico, unfazed by the..
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California on Friday fought back against a Trump administration threat to withhold federal funds for some health programs unless it stopped requiring health..
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Also, the state is again suing the Trump administration after the president signs new regulations to get more water to farmers (it had been going to fish). And..
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California, Nebraska and Illinois are the only U.S. states that can currently test for coronavirus, the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) told..
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Developers of self-driving cars are amping up criticism of a California reporting requirement on test data, saying the data could mislead, as the state prepares..
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A large black bear was seen strolling around a Monrovia, California neighborhood Friday morning, walking through residential lawns, driveways and resting in a..
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Friday: A conversation about how housing became the great problem of our time. Also: How a Central Valley town pushed back against an ICE facility.
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Violeta Alvarez is so passionate about Bernie Sanders that she becomes emotional talking about the white, 78-year-old senator from Vermont, a state 3,000 miles..
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California is suing the administration of President Donald Trump for what it calls the administration's failure to protect endangered species in the Sacramento..
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Turns out, federal officials don't really care how the state wants to manage immigration enforcement. And voters here lean heavily toward Vermont Sen. Bernie..
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As California’s governor vows to tackle the state’s homelessness crisis, housing ‘insanity’ stands in the way.
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A paraglider spent three hours trapped in power lines before being rescued in northern California. He was not seriously injured. (Feb. 19)
 
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University of Southern California's $80,000 threshold for the program is comfortably above California's median household income.
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Recognizing the high cost of living in California, the university will also no longer include the value of a home in the calculation used to determine a..
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The Astros won't have their 2017 World Series title taken away. Their name, on the other hand, won't be sticking around in some Little Leagues.
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