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Dangerous flooding likely as powerful storm barrels into Northern California

Large swaths of Northern California were on high alert for flooding Monday as a powerful new storm dumped large amounts of rain on an already saturated region where levees, dams and other waterways are under major stress. Officials said residents should be prepared to evacuate at a moment’s notice...

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    Major flooding forces boat evacuations in Maxwell in Colusa County

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    Fire extinguished, investigation begins at troubled Torrance refinery

    Torrance firefighters are investigating the cause of a fire Saturday morning at the Torrance Refining Co. complex. Three dozen firefighters were dispatched to the refinery about 6 a.m. after getting reports of an explosion. They extinguished the blaze within a half hour, said Torrance Fire Capt....

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    L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti's campaign aims to strengthen his power base

    Day after day, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti goes through the motions of an ordinary reelection campaign. On Sunday, he clapped to a rousing gospel choir singing “Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around” at a South L.A. church. On Monday, he joined Muslim civil rights leaders at City Hall to show...

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    What forecasters say could be the biggest storm of an already wet season is expected to barrel into Southern California tonight, bringing sustained rains Friday and into Saturday. The storm will have several elements that officials warn could cause damage: high surf, powerful wind and downpours...

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    It was finally time for the secret witness. As two bodyguards escorted the man into the courtroom through a back entrance, New York real estate scion Robert Durst leaned forward slightly, tracing the man’s steps with his eyes. It was Nathan “Nick” Chavin, his longtime friend and the man whose wedding...

  • Santa Clara County's largest dam could spill over for the first time since 2006

    Officials say a reservoir in Santa Clara County is on the cusp of spilling over for the first time since 2006. But KNTV reported Wednesday that unlike damaged spillways at Oroville Dam, the Anderson Reservoir is not at risk of failure or causing major flooding. County officials are warning nearby...

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     Sixteen office buildings were evacuated and several streets were shut down in San Francisco during rush hour Wednesday afternoon after a crane malfunctioned and a giant concrete slab started tilting atop a skyscraper under construction. San Francisco Fire Department spokesman Jonathan Baxter said...

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    Harrison Ford's close call in another airplane mishap was unusual and troubling, experts say

    Harrison Ford’s close call at John Wayne Airport on Monday — in which he mistakenly landed on a taxiway as an American Airlines jet was preparing for takeoff — could have ended in disaster, aviation experts said, adding that the actor is likely to face some type of disciplinary action. Air traffic...

  • Garcetti accuses Measure S campaign of 'dirty trick'

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    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti accused the backers of a controversial ballot measure of a “dirty trick” Wednesday after they used his image in a campaign message. “They are well aware I strongly oppose Measure S,” Garcetti said. “The Yes on S Campaign should cease and desist from any suggestion...

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    Nonprofit land trust turns over 3,000 acres to Mojave National Preserve

    A nonprofit group has donated more than 3,000 acres of desert land to the Mojave National Preserve. The Mojave Desert Land Trust announced Wednesday that it had handed over ecologically and historically significant land to the park. The 110 parcels already are surrounded by the national preserve....

  • Orange Coast College suspends student who recorded professor's anti-Trump comments

    Orange Coast College suspends student who recorded professor's anti-Trump comments

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