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California wildfire destroys 8 homes, injures firefighter
Full containment was expected by Monday, though wind gusts of up to 35 mph forecast for Friday night could complicate the firefight.

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Wildfire grows in Santa Cruz Mountains
Crews braced for another day of witheringly low humidity and temperatures in the upper 90s.
Fair contest keeps youngsters involved in local beef industry
Fair contest keeps youngsters involved in local beef industry
About a dozen youngsters competed in a special class at the Tehama District Fair in Red Bluff, Calif., for calves and steers that were born and bred within the county. Local cattlemen sponsor the project to keep the youth involved in the area's beef...
California farmers drill wells as groundwater limits loom
Farmers dug about 2,500 wells in the San Joaquin Valley last year alone.
Crews battling Sonoma County fire brace for another hot day
Firefighters battling the blaze in steep terrain braced for another day of temperatures in the high 90s and strong winds.
Meetings to train crew bosses on preventing spread of psyllid
Meetings to train crew bosses on preventing spread of psyllid
California's Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Program and California Citrus Mutual are hosting a series of meetings for crew bosses on how to teach employees to prevent the spread of the Asian citrus psyllid, which can carry the deadly tree disease...
Group says it has sued Dow over pesticide used in California
Telone is the third most commonly used pesticide in California.
UC endowed chair to boost rice research
UC endowed chair to boost rice research
The University of California and the California Rice Research Board are teaming to create a $1 million endowed chair for rice research, which will provide ongoing funding for projects to improve rice quality and boost grower efficiency.
California wildfire costliest ever to fight at $200M
The cost does not include the actual damages done by the fire like destroyed homes, only the costs of extinguishing and containing it.
Ocean conditions portend uncertain winter weather across West
Weather forecasters are backing off their prediction of a La Nina, which would favor cooler storms aimed at the Pacific Northwest. Instead, neutral oceanic conditions portend uncertainty in terms of weather throughout the West in the months ahead.
Western Innovator: Rancher seeks solutions to region’s water worries
Western Innovator: Rancher seeks solutions to region’s water worries
Jim Morris' ranch in Etna, Calif., has been in his wife's family since the 1850s, and has for decades been involved in research projects that prmote sustainable farming.

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