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Gunman’s brother in Vegas as police seek to find motive

Investigators met with the brother of the Las Vegas gunman while friends and relatives of the 58 killed and other concert-goers who survived the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history returned to the scene Monday to reclaim baby strollers, shoes, phones, backpacks and purses left behind in the panic as …

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The Latest: Wildfires destroy more than 50 structures

The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 9:30 a.m. California Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency in Napa, Sonoma and Yuba counties because of wildfires that the governor says are threatening thousands of homes. Brown issued the declaration on Monday, as multiple fires forced people to …

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Brown signs CA bill requiring more campaign disclosure

Amid debate among California campaign officials over whether it would hinder their accountability work, Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday signed a measure aimed at providing voters with more information about deep-pocketed groups that pay for political advertisements. The California Clean Money Campaign sponsored Assembly Bill 249, calling it one of …

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In shooting chaos, Las Vegas airport became a safe haven

As bullets began flying into a crowd of country music fans, a pack of 300-plus people ran about a mile to the Las Vegas airport, where they kicked down chain-link fences, hobbled over razor wire and were briefly mistaken by security officials for being attackers instead of shooting victims. Once …

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DART’s Mackenzie Ayala Verbally Commits to Fresno State

Antelope, California’s Mackenzie Ayala has announced her intention to swim for California State University beginning next fall. Ayala is a senior at Antelope High School, for whom she was a two-time A-finalist at the 2017 CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Swimming and Diving Championships last May. She took 8th individually in both …

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California’s GOP has become a circular firing squad

Each week, the San Bernardino County elections office publishes updated voter registration data not only for the county but also for all of its local entities, one being the City of Rancho Cucamonga. The Oct. 1 weekly report contained an interesting bit of data about the city—that the longtime Republican …

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The Latest: Vigil held to remember woman with huge heart

The Latest on a 38-year-old California woman killed at the Las Vegas concert massacre (all times local): 7:23 p.m. At least 200 people gathered for a vigil to remember a vibrant Southern California woman killed in the Las Vegas concert massacre. Carrying cream-colored candles, friends and relatives of 38-year-old Nicole …

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At least one dead in rural Kings county crash

At least one person is dead after a car crashed into a power pole in rural Kings County Sunday afternoon, according to the California Highway Patrol. The car hit the pole just before 1 p.m. Sunday, near Denver and 7th avenues between Hanford and Kingsburg. Both the car and the …

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Hit-and-run suspect accused of hitting 4 cyclists arrested

Authorities have arrested a man suspected of plowing a pickup truck into four cyclists on a charity fundraising bike ride in Northern California. The California Highway Patrol said 21-year-old Aaron Paff was arrested late Saturday after investigators located the suspect vehicle in his driveway in Novato. The CHP circulated photos …

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Indigenous Peoples Day? Italians say stick with Columbus

Is it time to say “arrivederci” to Christopher Columbus? A movement to abolish Columbus Day and replace it with Indigenous Peoples Day has gained momentum in some parts of the U.S., with Los Angeles in August becoming the biggest city yet to decide to stop honoring the Italian explorer and …

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