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California

State of the United States of America

California, officially the State of California, is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States of America. 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, and is also the world's thirty-fourth most populous subnational entity. California is also the most populated subnational entity in North America, and has its state capital in 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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The California Highway Patrol came to the rescue of a hiker who was pinned by a falling boulder while he was out in the mountains near Calistoga. Jamie Yuccas..
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Vice President-elect Kamala Harris called a teen artist from California whose painting of her went viral.
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For the first time since the Great Depression, a majority of young adults are now living with their parents. Nearly 3 million U.S. adults moved back in with..
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Tyler Gordon said he painted Kamala Harris' portrait because he was inspired by the barriers she broke to be elected as vice president.
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In earlier rulings related to coronavirus restrictions in California and Nevada, the court had taken the opposite approach. But its membership has changed since..
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Plus: California urges people to say no to Thanksgiving gatherings, "Toy Story" turns 25, and farmworkers are educated about state health laws.
 
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The New York Times asked poets laureate from across the country what the people in their states had to be thankful for in this difficult year.
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9-year-old Cole, who has leukemia, stops by Starbucks in Lake Elsinore, California, before every chemotherapy session, because the employees there give him a pep..
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Tommy Lasorda's recovery is moving in the right direction -- he's now taking phone calls in his hospital room from friends and former players! The 93-year-old is..
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Wednesday: Readers share how they’re staying safe and celebrating this year.
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California approved more than $140 million in unemployment benefits for at least 20,000 prisoners, local and federal prosecutors said.
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Plus: Hunting for your own turkey, ski season gets underway, and now you can go to Margaritaville — in Palm Springs.
 
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California's system for paying unemployment benefits is so dysfunctional that the state approved tens of thousands of claims for well-known inmates, costing the..
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California has paid out at least $140 million in benefits and at least 158 claims have been filed for 133 inmates on death row, according to Sacramento County..
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A California judge has rejected a request from a restaurant industry group to block Los Angeles County from reinstating a ban on outdoor dining, a plan the group..
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California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly said hospitalizations have risen 81% over the last two weeks and ICU hospitalizations are up 57% in..
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The state leads the nation in COVID-19 cases, followed by Florida and Texas.
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Officials nationwide are urging caution during the Thanksgiving holiday​.
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Investigators say the payment of benefits claimed with the names of prisoners, including many on death row, “appears to be the most significant fraud on..
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Joshua Padròn was called to the frontlines of the Complex Fires in California. When he came home 40 days later, his daughter couldn't help but run straight into..
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Tuesday: Case numbers are rising, reaching alarming heights ahead of Thanksgiving.
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Plus: Tesla will remain open, GM switches sides in state pollution fight, and Newsom's family in quarantine
 
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The senator from California said she'll be spending more time combating climate change.
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GM urges other carmakers to withdraw support of the Trump administration's attempt to bar California from setting its own emission rules.
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Automaker had sided with the Trump administration in a bid to block California from setting clean-air standards.
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General Motors said it would no longer back President Trump’s lawsuit seeking to strip California of the power to set fuel economy standards.
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Monday: Who will be the first in line to receive the Covid-19 vaccines? Here’s what we know.
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Here's the latest for Monday November 23rd: New COVID vaccine appears effective in late trials; Fatal stabbing in California church; Trump continues legal..
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Hundreds of protesters gathered in the Orange County city of Huntington Beach on Saturday night just as California's new curfew went into effect.
 
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Rancho Gordo, in California's Napa Valley, doesn't sell you garden-variety beans. Their heirloom beans, many from small Mexican villages where the seeds are..
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SpaceX on Saturday launched a rocket from California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base. The Falcon 9 rocket is carrying into orbit a satellite that will monitor sea..
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Several states across the U.S. are issuing new restrictions in a desperate attempt to slow the surge of coronavirus infections. California has issued a 10 p.m...
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SpaceX launched NASA's Sentinel 6-Michael Freilich oceanography satellite from Vandenberg Air Force base in California on Saturday.
 
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A U.S.-European satellite designed to extend a decades-long measurement of global sea surface heights was launched into Earth orbit from California on Saturday...
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The newest restrictions require people not on essential errands to stay home from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. through December 21.
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California to enact curfew amid growing COVID-19 cases, the stimulus check deadline has arrived and more news to start your weekend.
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Another sports card collector just hit the JACKPOT -- pulling a rare 1-of-1 LeBron James jersey card ... and he's already getting some huge offers to sell! It..
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Should farmworkers be prioritized for COVID-19 vaccine? And sacked San Francisco lab worker may have tainted more than 800 cases.
 
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A man was traveling near Walker, California, the same day a massive wildfire broke out.
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Friday: California officials announced the most sweeping restrictions since the state’s first stay-at-home order in March.
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When Bounchan Keola finished his duties, locals applauded him. "For the first time in my life, I felt good about myself," he said.
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Here's the latest for Friday November 20th: Georgia hand recount shows Biden still leading; California imposing nighttime curfew; India reaches 9m coronavirus..
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Plus: President-elect Joe Biden's sexual assault accuser won't face perjury charges. Stockton's mayor is ousted. And hey, it's the Weinermobile!
 
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California is imposing an overnight curfew on most residents as the most populous state tries to head off a surge in coronavirus cases that it fears could tax..
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The order, which goes into effect Saturday, stops gatherings and non-essential work between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. in areas where virus transmission is widespread.
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A variation on a Native American dish, from Cafe Ohlone in Berkeley, Calif.
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Thursday: Here’s where the state’s efforts stand. Also: A call for your adapted Thanksgiving traditions.
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The family of Naya Rivera has filed a wrongful death lawsuit after the actress' tragic drowning death in California this summer, claiming Ventura County..
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Plus: Tustin call center employees are uncomfortable returning to the office after 2 COVID deaths. And, bubbles foil a Bond-like escape.
 
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Ryan Dorsey has filed a lawsuit in the death of his ex-wife, former "Glee" star Naya Rivera, who accidentally drowned in a California lake in July.
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"Apple withheld information about their batteries that slowed down iPhone performance, all while passing it off as an update," California's attorney general said..
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A meal at the French Laundry? A junket to Maui? California’s Democratic leaders have put strict measures in place. If only they would follow them.
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A six-year-old African penguin named Rey got a chance to take a tour of her home, the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California, which is currently closed to the..
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The California Republican believes his party’s victories in 2020 came thanks to the president, not in spite of him: “He brought turnout.”
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Having raised over $40 million this election cycle, the California Democrat is weighing his next moves, including the possibility of a Biden administration post,..
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With the State of California surpassing one million confirmed coronavirus cases, thousands of people have been lining up for free COVID-19 testng at a sprawling..
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California has halted reopening plans and put almost all of the state back under the strictest set of rules due to its recent surge of COVID-19 cases. Most..
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Plus: California lawmakers go to Maui, indoor restaurants are riskiest for COVID-19 transmission and a music festival is postponed for the third time.
 
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