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Brand new bang: Lake Tahoe resort scraps July 4 fireworks for drones
Pyrotechnic displays pose a heightened fire risk in a time of intense drought and cause distress to wild animals

Gabrielle Canon in San Francisco

01, Jul, 2022 @5:00 AM

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California passes first sweeping US law to reduce single-use plastic
The bill states that 30% of plastic items sold or bought be recyclable by 2028 and economic responsibility falls to producers

Dani Anguiano

01, Jul, 2022 @12:45 AM

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Hells Angels motorcycle club leader Sonny Barger dies at age 83
Barger founded the Oakland chapter in 1957 and became the group’s US president, bringing them to international notoriety

Victoria Bekiempis

30, Jun, 2022 @5:08 PM

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‘I won’t survive’: queer California man facing deportation after 44 years in US
Salesh Prasad could be sent to Fiji, where he fears anti-LGBTQ+ violence, with California law enforcement aiding his detention

Sam Levin in Los Angeles

28, Jun, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Fears of violence against pro-choice protests intensify amid wave of attacks
Use of teargas and arrests by police and targeting by anti-abortion activists disrupts demonstrations in multiple states

Erum Salam

28, Jun, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Three killed as Amtrak train collides with car at ‘dangerous’ crossing in California
The crossing at the rural site did not have guard rails or a train signal and neighbors had complained of safety issues in the past

Dani Anguiano in Los Angeles

27, Jun, 2022 @8:48 PM

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California abortion clinics braced for out-of-state surge as bans kick in
The state has pledged to be a ‘sanctuary’, with people seeking reproductive care potentially rising from 46,000 to 1.4m

Dani Anguiano in Los Angeles

27, Jun, 2022 @10:00 AM

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‘We will fight like hell’: US western states band together to protect abortion rights
California, Oregon and Washington pledged to defend access and protect those seeking care as the US came to grips with losing Roe v Wade

Gabrielle Canon

25, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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California’s largest reservoirs at critically low levels – signaling a dry summer ahead
Images from Lake Oroville and Lake Shasta compiled by the state show ‘a shocking drop in water levels’ compared to years past

Maanvi Singh

24, Jun, 2022 @10:00 AM

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The last nuclear plant in California – and the unexpected quest to save it
The Diablo Canyon facility, which provides 9% of the state’s energy, was due to shutter in 2025, but the state’s energy crunch could save it

Gabrielle Canon in Oakland

23, Jun, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Theranos trial: legal saga reaches final chapter as Sunny Balwani faces verdict
Elizabeth Holmes’s former partner could face 20 years in prison on charges he defrauded investors in blood startup

Kari Paul and agencies

22, Jun, 2022 @11:22 AM

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Bill Cosby found liable for sexual abuse of minor at Playboy Mansion
Civil trial jurors rule in favor of Judy Huth who accused comedian of forcing her to perform a sex act in 1975 when she was 16

Dani Anguiano and agencies

22, Jun, 2022 @8:16 AM

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