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Northern California police found a body in the river. A mysterious tattoo linked it to a beheaded woman.

The canine had been inked in black and white, with wild eyes and jagged teeth that gave it the look of a snarling wolf. “Sheepdog,” a banner below said in block letters. The cryptic tattoo was one of the only clues police had to work with. On April 7, 2018, a fisherman near Yuba City, California, ha

MERCURY NEWS

Kamala Harris admits 'unintended consequences' in anti-truancy law while she was California AG

Kamala Harris expressed regret this week over a 2011 anti-truancy law she supported that put some parents in jail while she was California’s attorney general. Speaking on the podcast “Pod Save America,” Sen. Harris said the law was never intended to punish parents for their child’s chronic truancy,

FOX NEWS

Consumer Catch-Up: Gov. Newsom announces new prescription drug policy, California cities approve option to create local banks, and airfare costs due to rise this summer

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Los Angeles County to join California's prescription drug single-purchaser system. Governor Gavin Newsom announced today that Los Angeles County will join California's prescription drug single-purchaser system, a move which Newsom says will make it easier for Californians to n

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Two Central California murders stumped cops for 40 years. The key was sitting in a bathroom cabinet

With the illness marching through his body and his time running low, Arthur Rudy Martinez turned himself in. It was April 2014. Twenty years earlier, Martinez had escaped from a Washington state prison where he was serving a life sentence for robbery and rape convictions. Running from authorities, M

MERCURY NEWS

US citizen disappears during group hike near Baja California, Mexico

A U.S. citizen hiking near San Felipe Mexico has been missing since Thursday. The woman, Kat Hammontre, 68, set out on the hike with a group near the desert in the Mexican state of Baja California, but at one point hurt her ankle or foot and told others she'd stay put and await their return.

FOX NEWS

Golden State Killer Suspect May Face Death Penalty

(CNN) — Prosecutors in the case of suspected Golden State Killer Joseph James DeAngelo will seek the death penalty, they said in court Wednesday — despite the governor’s moratorium on executions. Though Gov. Gavin Newsom signed in March preventing executions from being carried out in California, the

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Walters: Wrangling over local taxes heats up in California

A change in the governor’s office and expanded Democratic supermajorities in the Legislature have emboldened long-frustrated advocates of increasing taxes to expand health, welfare and education services.

MERCURY NEWS

Lawyer says Playboy model had no role in California psychiatrist’s death

The attorney for a former Playboy model accused with two other people of killing a California psychiatrist in Las Vegas said his client had no role in the doctor’s death. Kelsey Nichole Turner, 25, “categorically denies any role in the death of Dr. [Thomas Kirk] Burchard,” Brian James Smith, the mod

FOX NEWS

California gas prices hit $4 average, highest in state since 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) - If you're already feeling some pain at the pump, get ready to hurt a little more. A jump at the pump in California was the sharpest in the U.S. this past week, with gas prices in the Golden State topping everywhere else in the U.S. with priciest fill-up.

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Lawmakers and landlords: More than a quarter of California legislators are both

In a quiet neighborhood on the outskirts of south Sacramento, the property looks like any other on the block: a single-story house that could use a new paint job, a large front yard that could use a little tidying, a chain-link fence circumferencing the lot.

MERCURY NEWS

California woman, 2 children nearly hit by out-of-control car in terrifying video

A family in California came inches from death Monday after an out-of-control car could be seen nearly striking them on a terrifying surveillance video. The Napa Police Department said in a Facebook post a woman and 2 children just had stepped out of a restaurant when the driver of the car lost contr

FOX NEWS

Q&A: Gavin Newsom on his ‘mayoral mindset’ in first 100 days in office

Gavin Newsom’s whirlwind start as California governor has been punctuated by a contemptuous feud with President Trump, a politically risky ban on the death penalty and an occasional backtrack or stumble. But he says his first 100 days as governor have been driven by an “in the weeds” mindset and sen

LA TIMES

California dispute threatens plan to protect Colorado River

A dispute between two major California water agencies is threatening to derail a hard-won agreement designed to protect a river that serves 40 million people in the U.S. West. The Imperial Irrigation District, the largest single recipient of Colorado River water, on Tuesday sued a Los Angeles water

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Family leaving California restaurant narrowly avoids car plowing through outdoor patio

A family leaving a California restaurant narrowly avoided being hit by an out-of-control driver, and by mere inches, footage from outside the eatery shows. Police in Napa Valley shared the astonishing video following Monday’s incident, during which a woman and two children, aged 2 and 3, were nearly

FOX NEWS

Murders of 2 California Women in 1970s Linked to Dead Inmate

DNA evidence has linked the cold-case rape and murder of two women in California's Central Coast to a man who died of cancer in a Washington prison nearly four decades after the killings, authorities said Wednesday.

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California school district eyes name tied to Confederacy

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. – The Dixie School District board voted Tuesday night to change the name of the 150-year-old district after critics linked it to the Confederacy and slavery.

FOX NEWS

Earthquake: 3.1 quake strikes near Parkfield, Calif.

A shallow magnitude 3.1 earthquake was reported Wednesday evening five miles from Parkfield, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake occurred at 8:15 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 0 miles.

LA TIMES

Trump green card rule could stop millions of immigrants from getting California health care

More than anything else, Claudia Navarro wanted health insurance for her children when she arrived in the United States. Navarro’s daughter has spina bifida — a congenital condition her doctors in Mexico said would kill the girl within a year. But Navarro didn’t give up on her baby. Instead, she bro

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California lawmakers push to ban tiny shampoo bottles from state's hotels

Tiny shampoo bottles are causing major problems for California, lawmakers say. California State Assembly members are spearheading an effort to ban those tiny, often complimentary bottles of shampoo and conditioner offered at hotels and resorts across the state, arguing that they are terrible for the

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System Error To Blame For California Tax Refund Problem For 23,000 Residents

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – Tax day has come and gone, but thousands of California taxpayers may still have to do a little adjusting due to an error by the state. The Franchise Tax Board said the state mistakenly sent refunds to more than 23,000 people, without first verifying the amount of money the t

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