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Northern California wildfire contained after jumping line
The flare-up Tuesday night chewed up about 400 acres before firefighters controlled it.

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Calif. citrus growers on edge following HLB discoveries
Calif. citrus growers on edge following HLB discoveries
Additional discoveries of the citrus disease huanglongbing in Southern California has prompted the University of California Cooperative Extension to urge growers to monitor their trees for symptoms. The university is engaged in various research projects...
More wildfires, less area burned in California
So far this year, state firefighters have responded to nearly 3,900 blazes — a 41 percent increase from the same period last year. The fires have burned 28 percent less area than last year.
Wildfire roars through Central California timber
The fire in a rural area of Madera County, north of Fresno, was just 5 percent contained.
1,500 hens headed for chicken sanctuary
The group adopts out the chickens as pets.
Northern California wildfire slows; some evacuations lifted
The blaze has burned more than 10 1/2 square miles in drought-parched countryside.
Wildfire in Napa and Solano counties prompts evacuations
The fire erupted Wednesday and was initially reported as being caused by a vehicle accident, but authorities now say the cause remains under investigation.
Regulators say first water case aided by detailed records
Unlike other districts that take water with little oversight, Byron-Bethany’s diversions from the channel are closely monitored because it feeds into the 444-mile California Aqueduct, a major artery of the state’s water delivery system...
Los Angeles County pushes $15 minimum wage for some workers
The city of Los Angeles raised its minimum wage last month. Seattle and San Francisco are also gradually raising their minimum wage to $15 an hour.
Santa Barbara to restart desalination plant amid drought
The city council voted Tuesday to restart the facility, which could provide up to 40 percent of Santa Barbara’s water.
California proposes historic $1.5M fine for taking water
California proposes historic $1.5M fine for taking water
The State Water Resources Control Board said the Byron-Bethany Irrigation District in the eastern San Francisco Bay Area illegally took water from a pumping plant even after it was warned in June that there wasn’t enough water legally available.