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Earthquake: 3.3 quake strikes near Lost Hills, Calif.

A shallow magnitude 3.3 earthquake was reported Friday evening seven miles from Lost Hills, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 6:19 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 14.9 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 20 miles from Wasco, Calif., 23 miles from Delano, Calif. and 24 miles from McFarland, Calif.

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Police find body in home after blood-soaked man greets them at door

There was a shout for help, a call to police and then a knock on the door.

About 5:30 a.m. Friday in San Leandro, officers didn't know what they would find when they investigated reports of a disturbance in an apartment in the 900 block of Juana Avenue.

But as soon as a man opened the door, they knew it would be bad: He was covered in blood.

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Staff cuts at O.C. jail made escape easier, deputies' union contends

Staff cuts at an Orange County jail removed obstacles that would have otherwise prevented three dangerous inmates from breaking out last month, according to a lawsuit filed by sheriff's deputies.   

In court papers filed Thursday, the Assn.

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Channel Islands foxes are doing so well officials want to take them off the endangered species list

Marking the end of a remarkably successful recovery effort, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Friday proposed taking three subspecies of fox native to California’s Channel Islands off the endangered species list.

Removing the San Miguel, Santa Rosa and Santa Cruz Island foxes from the list would be a historic ecological victory in the United States.

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Dramatic video shows gas leak ending at Porter Ranch

A dramatic time-lapse video shot by the California Air Resources Board shows the plume of gas from the damaged Aliso Canyon well disappear over seven minutes as crews gained control of the leak. The footage was taken shortly before 8 a.m. Thursday.

The agency started shooting the video a few hours before the leak was controlled, said board spokesman Dave Clegern.

With the leak now plugged, U.S. Sen.

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L.A. councilman joins calls to speed up toxic cleanup around Exide plant

Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar urged state officials Friday to accelerate the removal of toxic lead contamination surrounding a shuttered battery recycling plant in nearby Vernon, saying he was astounded that the state agency overseeing the testing and cleanup of up to 10,000 homes had not acted more swiftly.

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