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Water released from Shasta Dam's top gates for first time in nearly two decades

For the first time in almost two decades, water was released Wednesday from the top most gates of the dam impounding Lake Shasta, California's largest reservoir, marking another milestone in what is shaping up to be the state's wettest year on record.

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How an off-duty cop telling teens to stay out of his yard escalated to gunfire, protests and outrage

The altercation on the tidy, suburban street in Anaheim apparently began with a complaint common in many neighborhoods: a group of teenagers walking through a neighbor’s yard on their way home from school.

But this seemingly mundane dispute spun out of control on West Palais Road on Tuesday when authorities say an off-duty Los Angeles police officer confronted the group.

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Hugging employees may create a hostile work environment, appeals court rules

Hugging can create a hostile work environment.

In a decision Thursday, a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals revived a sexual harassment lawsuit against Yolo County Sheriff Edward G. Prieto, who was charged with hugging a female correctional officer more than 100 times over a 12-year period.

Prieto argued he also hugged male employees.

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How did officials so badly miscalculate the flooding that ravaged San Jose?

Thousands of residents returned to their soggy homes Thursday as San Jose officials worked to mop up the worst flooding event in the city’s recent history and pinpoint the reason why water rose so much faster than they expected. 

City officials have acknowledged that they were caught off guard by the scale and severity of the flooding, which began earlier this week when winter storms caused Santa

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U.S. Border Patrol accuses detained L.A. DACA recipient of immigrant smuggling

A 22-year-old North Hollywood resident and beneficiary of the Obama administration’s immigration relief program was detained by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents near the Southern California border earlier this month on suspicion of attempting to smuggle someone into the country illegally.

Border Patrol officials said Jesus Alonso Arreola Robles and a 17-year-old boy were stopped in a vehicle Feb.

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Alameda County sheriff's deputy dies after being struck by inmate transport bus

An Alameda County sheriff’s deputy died Thursday a day after he was struck by an inmate transport bus at the Santa Rita jail, authorities said.

Deputy Michael Foley was hospitalized Wednesday after suffering head injuries, according to the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office. Foley was a 29-year veteran of the Concord Police Department. After retiring, he was hired by the sheriff’s office in 2007.

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