Handout photo of fire supression at Happy Camp Complex fire in the Klamath National Forest

Crews battle 11 major California wildfires amid drought, heat wave

Drought

(Reuters) – Crews battled nearly a dozen major wildfires across California on Monday that have forced hundreds of people to flee, destroyed dozens of homes and structures and charred thousands of acres of forest land left bone dry by the state’s record drought.The most destructive of the 11 blazes, the Courtney Fire, quickly blackened 320

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Three statewide bans on gay marriage will come under federal scrutiny Monday during an appellate hearing in San Francisco. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is scheduled hear arguments regarding the legitimacy of gay marriage bans in Nevada, Hawaii, and Idaho. Federal judges have previously upheld bans in Nevada and Hawaii, though both states have

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Immigration Latino Demographics Policy

When President Barack Obama stepped into the White House Rose Garden in June to announce he would single-handedly reform U.S. immigration policy, he startled advocates by announcing a firm, end-of-summer deadline for executive action. “If Congress will not do their job, at least we can do ours,” he declared. “I expect … recommendations before the

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SAN FRANCISCO — A massive batch of credit and debit card information that went on sale on a criminal Internet site Tuesday may be from Home Depot stores and could be linked to hackers responsible for breaches at Target and P.F. Chang’s, security experts say. The credit card information was offered for sale Tuesday on

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Budget Latinos

By: John Quintanilla It must be nice to be rich. After all, it affords the wealthy in our state a chance to be part of a rich irony that features liberal coastal Democrats pushing for a paper bag tax bill that will exempt the wealthiest communities from that very same bag tax.   This is

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Drought

PORTERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of rural San Joaquin Valley residents no longer can get drinking water from their home faucets because California’s extreme drought has dried up their individual wells, government officials and community groups said. The situation has become so dire that the Tulare County Office of Emergency Services had 12-gallon-per person rations

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