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SDSU’s Ben Perez lands in West Texas

Levelland, Texas, is just like the name says. Level land. Flat. A horizon dotted with cotton fields and oil derricks. The prairie town deep in the heart of West Texas has a population of 13,542 and is best known for reputed UFO sightings in 1957. “Definitely no water anywhere near …

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5 things to know about Sacramento program to curb gun violence

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) — The Sacramento City Council voted Tuesday night to fund a new program aimed at combating gun violence in the city. The council unanimously approved $1.5 million for the Advance Peace program even after Mayor Darrell Steinberg and council member Angelique Ashby went head-to-head over the contract. …

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Big challenge in stemming Berkeley protest violence: Bringing cases to court

Scenes of chaos have repeatedly emerged from Berkeley this year — people pummeling each other with punches, kicks and makeshift weapons, from sticks to pepper spray to bike locks, amid clashes between right-wing activists and left-wing counterprotesters in the famously political city. But though scores of videos of violence at …

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Thousands without power in LA amid heat wave

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Thousands of Angelenos were left without power Tuesday as scattered outages hit parts of Los Angeles amid a scorching heat wave. In the Northridge area, 5,200 customers were without power Tuesday night, officials said. About 3,100 customers went without power earlier in Boyle Heights, but the …

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Southwest gives a vote of confidence in Sacramento airport

Monday’s announcement that Southwest Airlines plans to add 23 nonstop flights a week to five new cities is a major coup for Sacramento International Airport – and a significant and welcome sign that its efforts to fix its finances and repair its relationship with airlines are on the right path. …

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Their dad is bad news

Mountain lion kittens P-59 and P-60 in a photo released by the National Park Service on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. (Photo courtesy of the National Park Service)  Two new mountain lion kittens in the hills near Los Angeles could be seen as a victory for the species — except for …

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How do local churches help during an emergency in Sacramento?

Alexa Renee, KXTV 6:49 PM. PDT August 29, 2017 The steeple and cross on the roof of a small chapel (Photo: IslandLeigh/Thinkstock, IslandLeigh) It’s common practice for churches to open their doors to the community during time of need, especially during an emergency or devastation caused by a natural disaster.  …

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Palm Springs GOP activists are abandoning the city

CLOSE Local gun owners and activists protest gun control measures that will be discussed by Palm Springs City Council Wednesday. (July 6, 2016) Corinne S. Kennedy/The Desert Sun Buy Photo Bob Richmond protested outside Palm Springs City Hall on September 7, 2016, over the council’s proposed gun control ordinance.(Photo: Omar …

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