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  • Rich Pedroncelli / AP

    Firefighters Continue To Battle King Fire In El Dorado County

    Tuesday, September 16, 2014

    UPDATE 10:20PM.- The King Fire forced the closure of a stretch of Hwy 50 Tuesday night, and has grown to 12,780 acres. Additional evacuations were ordered, including the entire community of Swansboro. Pollock Pines schools will be closed Wednesday.

  • Nick Ut / AP

    Capitol Roundup: Wright Resigns, Brown To Sign Groundwater Bills

    Monday, September 15, 2014

    Democrat Rod Wright is resigning from the California state Senate after a judge sentenced him to 90 months in jail for lying about where he lived. Meanwhile, Gov. Jerry Brown is set to sign what he calls "historic" groundwater legislation Tuesday.