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Is California's extreme drought finally over? — In a way, yes

Sacramento - After experiencing a series of near-biblical storms, California's six years of extreme drought conditions appears to finally be over. The state is 83 percent drought-free compared with just 6 percent a year ago.

Atmospheric river continues to batter Northern California

Sacramento - Northern California is continuing to reel from an atmospheric river event that has produced evacuation orders, water rescues and dangerous flooding and mudslides.

Northern California prepares for another powerful Pacific storm

Tracy - Northern California has already recorded two deaths attributed to the latest storm to track across the state after a brief reprieve over the weekend. Heavy rain, mountain snow, and high winds will pound the northwestern United States early this week.

Powerful 6.5 magnitude earthquake hits Northern California

A powerful 6.5 magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of northern California on Thursday morning. The quake, initially reported as a magnitude 6.8, hit 100 miles west of Ferndale at 6:50 a.m. local time.

Massive Blue Cut fire in Southern California destroys 96 homes

San Bernardino - Nearly 100 homes and more than 200 other buildings have been destroyed by the giant Blue Cut fire in Southern California wildfire that is burning 60 miles east of Los Angeles.

Residents begin to return to fire-ravaged Northern California town

Lower Lake - Some residents of a small Northern California town that was nearly consumed by a wildfire that started Saturday were given the OK Wednesday to return to their properties to see what's left.

Heat and winds spread wildfires in California and Arizona

Triple-digit temperatures, along with gusty winds and dry conditions allowed a wildfire to quickly spread in a rural subdivision 50 miles northeast of Sacramento, forcing the evacuation of 400 families.

Rainfall in San Francisco Bay Area prompts flooding concerns

Monterey - Rainfall in Northern California is expected to continue most of the day Saturday leading to a major rainstorm late in the day into early Sunday.

Two Northern California wildfires caused $1 billion in damage

San Francisco - Insurers expect to pay out $1 billion in losses to California property owners from the Valley and Butte fires in September that killed six people and damaged more than 2,500 structures.

Blame those hazy skies, spectacular sunsets on wildland fires

Monterey - Got haze? San Francisco Bay Area residents are in for another two days of smoky air as rising temperatures combined with wind-blown manifestations of Northern California wildland fires.

Northern Calif. wildfire grows overnight, closing two highways

A wildfire along northern California's inland coastal range exploded overnight, burning 47,000 acres as of Sunday morning, and threatening 6,000 structures in Lake, Yolo and Colusa counties.

First in series of winter rainstorms reach parched SF Bay Area

San Francisco - Rain is falling Friday in San Francisco, welcome relief to the city and to an entire region that has been beset by drought.

High winds bring destruction, inconvenience to Bay Area

San Francisco - High winds knocked over trees, blocked freeways and snarled transit around the San Francisco Bay Area on Tuesday as a mostly dry storm from the Pacific Northwest swept through the region and headed south.

Rain and snow storms finally soak Northern California

Monterey - The biggest rainstorms in years are expected to continue to pound Northern California for days after resuming Wednesday, bringing a welcome end to three years of drought but ushering in concerns about landslides, flooding and falling trees.

Dunkin' Donuts announces major West Coast expansion Special

Canton - Dunkin' Donuts, the ubiquitous East Coast coffee chain little known in the western United States, announced plans Monday to open hundreds of cafes in Northern California.

First cat cafe in United States opens in Northern California

Oakland - Think Americans are a little pet obsessed? Think the "Hello Kitty" craze was over the top, even before we all found out "Hello Kitty" was not a cat at all? Well, hang on -- you ain't seen nothin' yet!

California wildfire out-of-control and showing 'explosive growth'

Sacramento - An out-of-control wildfire is now threatening more than 2,000 homes and an additional 1,500 smaller structures in Northern California. State fire officials say the fire has more than doubled in size in one day but is only five percent contained.

4 indicted at slaughterhouse behind beef recall

Four officials from a Northern California slaughterhouse — which is facing a massive beef recall — have been indicted by a federal grand jury. They were charged with slaughtering cows with cancer while inspectors were at lunch.

Potentially deadly virus arrives in Northern California county

Fairfield - Evidence of West Nile virus has been found for the first time this year in Northern California's Solano County, signaling the start of the mosquito-borne virus season.

Weather service seeks storm watchers in Northern California Special

Benicia - The US National Weather Service in Sacramento is seeking volunteers to join its teams of storm-watchers in Northern California.

California's $25 billion water project to save man-made illusion

Everything in the state of California is dependent on water. From the start of the gold rush, and through today, water has played an important role in transforming a sparsely populated state into the eighth largest economy in the world.

Strong 5.7 earthquake shakes Northern California

A 5.7 magnitude earthquake struck Northern California Thursday night with epicenter located 7 miles west northwest of Greenville, according to USGS,

CCTV: Man attempts grocery store robbery, fails miserably

A man, dressed in rather bright and gaudy clothing, was walking past a grocery store. He got it into his head to attempt a robbery, but things didn't go quite as planned.
 

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PEACEFUL: The calm of Northern California s Clear Lake was disturbed Tuesday by a 5.1 magnitude eart...
PEACEFUL: The calm of Northern California's Clear Lake was disturbed Tuesday by a 5.1 magnitude earthquake that is not believed to have damaged any structures but did shake things up in the city of Upper Lake.
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Pointing to page 15  The New Retirementality  workbook provided by Invesco  Jack Clow talked about t...
Pointing to page 15 "The New Retirementality" workbook provided by Invesco, Jack Clow talked about the importance of understanding a new approach to investing. "Don't bother with the spell-checker on the word 'retirementality' it will not show up. But perhaps soon it will as more people will have to face the reality of retirement today," he said.
UNDER CONTROL: Smoke from the Rocky fire in Lake County  Calif.  is visible to the Moderate Resoluti...
UNDER CONTROL: Smoke from the Rocky fire in Lake County, Calif., is visible to the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer aboard NASA's Terra satellite, as seen in this photo taken July 30.
NASA Goddard's Jeff Schmaltz
Jack Clow of Invesco pointed out that the strategy to a happy and well-funded retirement is to look ...
Jack Clow of Invesco pointed out that the strategy to a happy and well-funded retirement is to look at the example of the Maslow Theory of hierarchy of needs, "only in this case it is about your needs for retirement," said Clow.
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An increase in fire activity is being seen today in the Trail Head Fire in Northern California.
An increase in fire activity is being seen today in the Trail Head Fire in Northern California.
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Zack Clow  is the regional Vice President for Northern California region for Invesco. He was a guest...
Zack Clow, is the regional Vice President for Northern California region for Invesco. He was a guest speaker at the Sonoma Valley Chamber of Commerce on Nov. 21, 2013.
COLORFUL: Visitors to San Francisco s Chinatown neighborhood use colorful umbrellas to shield themse...
COLORFUL: Visitors to San Francisco's Chinatown neighborhood use colorful umbrellas to shield themselves from rainfall during a 2011 storm.
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looding covers part of the Los Gatos Creek trail Sunday morning southwest of San Jose  California.
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looding covers part of the Los Gatos Creek trail Sunday morning southwest of San Jose, California. (Instagram/anamoc)
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Attempted robbery caught on CCTV camera.
Attempted robbery caught on CCTV camera.
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Ear Chair: Disneyland visitors sit atop Mickey Mouse ears that support a park bench at the Southern ...
Ear Chair: Disneyland visitors sit atop Mickey Mouse ears that support a park bench at the Southern California theme park.
Terri Hodges
DESTRUCTION: Only the chimney and hot-water heater remain of this fire-ravaged home in Middletown  C...
DESTRUCTION: Only the chimney and hot-water heater remain of this fire-ravaged home in Middletown, Calif., after the Valley Fire burned through the Lake County community on Sept. 18.
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PUBLIC: A Marin County sheriffs department spokesman announced the tragic deaths of two students at ...
PUBLIC: A Marin County sheriffs department spokesman announced the tragic deaths of two students at a press conference in front of Novato High School in Northern California.
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