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2 men charged in major beehive theft targeting Central Valley almond orchards

Fresno County prosecutors have charged two men in a series of beehive thefts that targeted Central Valley almond orchards.

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Do charters or traditional schools have it worse? A new study says both

Charter schools remain a subject of intense debate in Los Angeles, especially with the arrival soon of two new school board members who were supported by charter backers.

While research on charters often is inconclusive and partisan, a study released this week has ammunition for both their enthusiasts and their critics.

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Containment on San Bernardino Mountains wildfire jumps to 65% as Highway 18 reopens

Containment on a wildfire in the San Bernardino Mountains jumped to 65% Friday morning as several days of relatively benign weather with high temperatures and light wind allowed crews to surrounded the blaze on three sides.

The Holcomb fire has burned across 1,562 acres of steep mountain slopes and rugged terrain meant for wild animals like big horn sheep rather than humans.

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Argument between roommates in Hollywood Hills West ends in deadly officer-involved shooting

One man is dead and a police investigation is underway after up to nine Los Angeles police officers fired on a tenant armed with a gun inside his Hollywood Hills West apartment, officials said.

Witness video broadcast by local media recorded dozens of gunshots thundering through the neighborhood in the 7200 block of Hillside Avenue about 11 p.m.

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Essential California: There's so much solar power here that other states are sometimes paid to take it

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Friday, June 23, and here’s what’s happening across California:


The solar power glut

California invested heavily in solar power. Now there's so much that other states are sometimes paid to take it.

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What the Senate healthcare bill could mean for Californians