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California

U.S. 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.

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A wildfire raced up a steep hillside to threaten scores of homes in the Los Angeles coastal enclave of Pacific Palisades on Monday, prompting evacuations as..
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California firefighters are wrestling with the Palisades Fire burning in a Los Angeles hillside and threatening multimillion-dollar homes.
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"It's controlled chaos right now," said one solar installer amid surging demand after electricity shutdown
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San Jose, California's third-biggest city, is proposing to convert PG&E Corp into the country's largest customer-owned utility, the Wall Street Journal reported..
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A wildfire raced up a steep hillside to threaten homes in the Southern California coastal enclave of Pacific Palisades on Monday, prompting evacuations as..
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A quick-moving brush fire consumed an estimated 30 acres on Monday, the authorities said.
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Tent encampments across California are testing residents’ tolerance and compassion as street conditions deteriorate.
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PG&E Corp said it was considering more power cutoffs, which would be much smaller than the recent outage, as the bankrupt California power producer warned about..
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Satchel Paige, a 3-year-old gelding, was euthanized at Santa Anita Park this weekend -- the 34th horse to die there since December 2018. The horse, named for the..
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"Let me assure you, we do not like to turn off the power," CEO Bill Johnson said
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They face a Monday deadline to file claims against Pacific Gas & Electric
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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...
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The remnants of shoes and a belt found with the bones may offer investigators useful clues.
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Northern Californians can expect widespread power cuts aimed at preventing wildfires for a decade while Pacific Gas & Electric upgrades wires systems, cuts back..
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Appearing before an emergency meeting of the California Public Utilities Commission, Pacific Gas and Electric executives defended their decision to shut off..
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The head of California’s biggest utility, under fire over the company’s handling of a pre-emptive power shut-off, will face questioning from state..
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The Compton earthquake was near the Newport-Inglewood fault and came after the nation’s first statewide quake warning system debuted in California.
 
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A California fault that could produce a 8.0-magnitude earthquake began sliding following a series of July temblors, according to a new study.
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California is launching MyShake, a mobile app that will send out earthquake early warning alerts. Gov. Gavin Newsom and other officials announced the system..
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California has long lagged when it comes to gender parity in the state legislature. Recruiters with Close the Gap are hoping to change that.
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California rolled out the nation's first statewide earthquake warning system on Thursday, designed to detect seismic waves and alert residents through a mobile..
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A historic estate in the Bel Air neighborhood in California is potentially the most expensive home listing in the U.S.
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Native American students in California's public schools are suspended at 2.4 times the rate of their white peers, a study found.
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Democratic California Congresswoman Jackie Speier served alongside Chairman Elijah Cummings on the House Oversight Committee. She spoke to CBSN about the life..
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Thursday: Another look at the crisis. Also: A tentative settlement in the Sutter Health antitrust case; and an important quilt collection finds a home in..
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Highlights of this day in history: Arab oil embargo fuels energy crisis; Americans clinch revolutionary victory at Saratoga; Deadly quake hits northern..
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October is National Bullying Prevention Month. There have been a rash of school bullying incidents reported in Pennsylvania, Maine, and California, in recent..
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The laws include required taxpayer funding for suicide crisis centers and easy access for kids from kindergarten through sixth grade to suicide prevention..
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The wife of the 1960s television "Tarzan" star Ron Ely was stabbed to death at their California home by the couple's son, who was then fatally shot by police in..
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Notre Dame women's basketball coach Muffet McGraw expressed scepticism on Wednesday over a California law permitting college athletes be paid, saying she was..
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The owner of a California jewelry business was sentenced on Wednesday to three weeks in prison for her role in what prosecutors say is the largest college..
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Police say students at La Habra High School in Orange County, California, wrestled a handgun out of a classmate's hand when he took it out during class. KCBS..
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The hospital group in California was accused of using its market dominance to demand higher prices for health care.
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The student in Orange County, California, took the gun out in metal shop class and was either trying to show it off or sell it
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The collector Eli Leon left almost 3,000 quilts by African-American artists to Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive as a bequest.
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An elderly woman was reportedly found dead Tuesday night at the California home of former "Tarzan" actor Ron Ely. Per outlets, the suspect is dead.
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A fire broke out Tuesday in two tanks at a NuStar oil and refined products storage facility in Crockett, California, the company said.
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A fire broke out Thursday in two tanks at a NuStar oil storage facility in Contra Costa County California, according to an alert issued by county officials.
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Staff members in the regional office said they had no advance knowledge of a wide-ranging agency complaint against the state and described the process as highly..
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A fire broke out Thursday in tanks at a NuStar oil storage facility, according to an alert issued by county officials.
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The actress entered a low-security federal prison complex in California on Tuesday to begin serving her 14-day sentence, her representative said.
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Actress Felicity Huffman reported to a federal prison in California on Tuesday.
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Felicity Huffman reported to the federal prison in Dublin, California, her representative said
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Here's the latest for Tuesday, Oct. 15th: Kurdish-led administration says conditions worsening in northern Syria; Officer arrested in shooting of woman at her..
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Cause still unknown but blaze was quickly spread by strong Santa Ana winds; SoCal Edison didn't preemptively cut electricity to area
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The suspect walked into a police station located more than 200 miles away from his Roseville, Calif., apartment, where three more victims were found.
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Third grader who used allowance to pay the tab for classmates inspired him to sign bill, governor says
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California Governor Gavin Newsom said on Monday that Pacific Gas and Electric Co (PG&E) should be held accountable for mismanaging last week's power shutoffs and..
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It'll be harder to get to school late with new mandated start times, which in theory will allow teens to get more sleep
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Monday: Santa Ana and Diablo Winds have caused havoc across the state. Also: Updates on wildfires; and a statewide snooze button for students.
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SB 265 will require that all public school students have a meal provided by the school "even if their parent or guardian has unpaid meal fees."
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Expect to spend more to visit Michigan in January, Kentucky in May, Maine in August, California in July and a whole bunch of states in December.
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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..
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A fast-moving wildfire sweeping through Los Angeles County prompted mandatory evacuation orders for more than 100,000 people.
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