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Fresno grandmother wins $1.2 million on lottery scratcher

A grandmother of five plans to share her winnings with her family after she turned $2 into $1.2 million by playing the California Lottery. Helen Yonangitti bought her winning “Set for Life Scratchers” at the Fresno Fast ‘N Esy Chevron station on East Ashlan Avenue, the lottery reported in a …

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Santa Barbara Zoo welcomes baby otters | California

The Santa Barbara Zoo has welcomed a litter of Asian small-clawed otters, but you’ll have to wait until at least the end of the year to see them in person. The three pups born Oct. 7 are the first litter for recently paired otter couple Gail and Peeta (named for …

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Trump’s Obamacare cuts hurt 650,000 Californians

Acting on his obsession with destroying the Affordable Care Act, President Donald Trump took direct aim at 650,000 low-income Californians, not that he seems to care. Having failed to get his way in the Republican-controlled Congress, Trump Thursday night signed an especially mean-spirited executive order that seeks to revoke federal …

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CA governor candidate John Cox backs tiny legislative districts

A state legislature made up of 12,000 members? That’s the idea being pitched by Republican businessman John Cox, who brought his campaign for governor – and his unconventional “Neighborhood Legislature” proposal – to Fresno on Tuesday. Cox, a tax attorney and CPA from San Diego, said he expects to submit …

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Box truck crash snarls traffic on northbound Highway 41

Traffic was blocked on northbound Highway 41 near the Friant Road offramp after a crash involving a big box truck, according to the California Highway Patrol’s traffic incident page. The crash was reported around 2:30 p.m. when on vehicle rear-ended a stopped vehicle, according to the CHP incident log. A …

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Women in California Capitol speak out against harassment

Women lawmakers, lobbyists and staffers in California’s Capitol are encouraging each other to share stories of sexual harassment in the workplace in an effort to show its pervasiveness and to ensure more men stand up against it. “As women leaders in politics, in a state that postures itself as a …

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