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Obamas are buying $4.25M desert home in California: report - New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsObamas are buying $4.25M desert home in California: reportNew York Daily NewsThe Obamas are buying a $4.25 million hilltop hideaway near Palm Springs that boasts its own two-story waterfall and putting green, according to a published report. Unidentified real estate sources tol...[read more]

Man Dies in California After Beach Hole Collapses - ABC News

KOMO NewsMan Dies in California After Beach Hole CollapsesABC NewsA young man died after a hole he dug on a Northern California beach collapsed and trapped him in the sand for at least five minutes, authorities said Tuesday. The man dug a roughly 10-foot-deep hole at Francis State Beach and was s...[read more]

20000 lightning strikes spark fear of 'holdover fires' across Northern California - San Jose Mercury News

20000 lightning strikes spark fear of 'holdover fires' across Northern CaliforniaSan Jose Mercury NewsFirefighters are on edge as a strong high-pressure system moves over Northern California on Wednesday, delivering gusty winds that could flare up fires smoldering after thousands of lightning str...[read more]

California High-Speed Rail: 10 Readers With 10 Views - The Atlantic

California High-Speed Rail: 10 Readers With 10 ViewsThe AtlanticAs a reminder: California's plan to build a north-south High-Speed Rail (HSR) system is the most ambitious and important infrastructure project now being contemplated anywhere in the United States. It has also become one of the most ...[read more]

California drought: Record heat gives some cantaloupe crops sunburn - Los Angeles Times

NPRCalifornia drought: Record heat gives some cantaloupe crops sunburnLos Angeles TimesThrough July 19, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection reported more than 3,400 vegetation fires that have burned more than 51,000 acres. An average year would see about 2,500 fires and 30,0...[read more]

Mexico-born law professor Cuellar chosen for California Supreme Court - Los Angeles Times

CBS LocalMexico-born law professor Cuellar chosen for California Supreme CourtLos Angeles TimesJerry Brown announced Tuesday that he was nominating Mariano-Florentino Cuellar -- a Mexican immigrant who teaches administrative law at Stanford University -- to the California Supreme Court. “Tino Cue...[read more]

California limits full-contact youth football practices - CBS News

CBS NewsCalifornia limits full-contact youth football practicesCBS NewsSACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday that he has signed a bill limiting full-contact football practices at middle and high schools in response to concerns about concussions, even as many teams already comply...[read more]

California firm issues nationwide fruit recall - Fox News

Fox NewsCalifornia firm issues nationwide fruit recallFox NewsA Central California company is recalling specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots sold nationwide over concerns of possible listeria contamination. Wawona Packing Co. President Brent Smittcamp said in a stateme...[read more]

California drought: 'Water cops' being hired by Bay Area agencies to root out ... - San Jose Mercury News

California drought: 'Water cops' being hired by Bay Area agencies to root out ...San Jose Mercury NewsIt's about to get more difficult to go unnoticed if your sprinklers are watering the street more than your lawn. California's worsening drought and mandatory new state water rules are prompting B...[read more]

California was hotter than ever during the first half of 2014 - San Jose Mercury News

KTLACalifornia was hotter than ever during the first half of 2014San Jose Mercury NewsOakland was even cooler at 74, and as usual, San Francisco's high of 70 was cool enough to bring out jackets. But beneath that simmering surface calm, the ground was heating up at a record rate -- and the Califo...[read more]