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  • Sand Fire Evacuees Returning Home

    Monday, July 28, 2014

    As firefighters continue to mop up after the Sand Fire, people return to their homes...or what is left of them.

California Bill Would Streamline Solar Construction Permitting
Mon, Jul 28, 2014

A bill in the California legislature would require local jurisdictions to deal with permits for solar projects more quickly. Supporters say some projects are held up for weeks because of red tape.

El Portal Fire Threatening Parts of Yosemite National Park
Sun, Jul 27, 2014

The El Portal Fire, which started on Saturday, has burned 1,900 acres on the Stanislaus National Forest and 200 acres in Yosemite National Park. (Photo courtesy of Edie Howe) UPDATE: 10:20 p.m.

Firefighters Make Progress On Sand Fire; Hundreds Still Evacuated
Sun, Jul 27, 2014

The Sand Fire is holding at 3,800 acres, with 50 percent containment. Fifty-one structures have burned, including 13 residences. The fire began Friday near Highway 49 and Sand Ridge Road at the Amador-El Dorado county line. UPDATE: 10:05 p.m.

Sand Fire Triples In Size, More Evacuations Ordered
Sat, Jul 26, 2014

The Sand Fire, near the Amador-El Dorado county line, more than tripled in size Saturday, and has now burned 4,000 acres. The fire has claimed 12 structures, and stands at 20 percent containment. UPDATE: 8:51 p.m.

Sand Fire At Amador-El Dorado County Line 20 Percent Contained; Two Structures Burned
Fri, Jul 25, 2014

The Sand Fire in Amador County was 20 percent contained as of late Friday. The blaze is burning near the El Dorado County line, has grown to more than 1,300 acres and burned two structures. UPDATED: 11:25 p.m.

Yee Faces New Racketeering, Conspiracy Charges
Fri, Jul 25, 2014

California state Sen. Leland Yee faces new federal charges of racketeering and conspiracy after pleading "not guilty" to bribery and corruption charges in March.

Double Good News For City And Arena Project
Fri, Jul 25, 2014

UPDATE: A judge finalizes his decision favoring the City of Sacramento in an on-going court case. Also, the City's bond rating was bumped up by a ratings service.

Photos Reveal Wandering Wolf OR-7 Has 3 Pups
Fri, Jul 25, 2014

(AP) -- Wildlife officials say the wandering wolf known as OR-7 has three pups.

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U.S. Accuses Russia Of Violating Nuclear Treaty

Calling the matter "very serious," an Obama administration official says Russia violated the pact by testing a ground-launched cruise missile.

Judge Rules Against Sterling, Allows LA Clippers Sale To Proceed

A California judge gave the green light to the sale of the team, which Donald Sterling's estranged wife had arranged in May.

Sandwich Monday: The Korean Steak Sandwich

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a sandwich with a cult following. It's the Korean steak from Rhea's Market and Deli in San Francisco.

It's Boom Times For Pop-Up Shops As Mobile Shopping Clicks

One-click online shopping is changing how we shop. Stores with leases as short as a day are proliferating — meaning a storefront can be a designer clothing store one day and a test kitchen the next.

In Colo., An Effort To Ease Court Confusion Over Same-Sex Marriage

The Colorado attorney general has asked the state's Supreme Court to stop same-sex marriages.

After 5 Weeks Of Haggling, Congress Inks Bipartisan VA Bill

Congress has reached a bipartisan deal to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs, after nearly two months of tense negotiations.

House Votes To End Full-Fare Rule For Airline Tickets

The airline industry and its unions support the bill, which would allow them to list ticket prices without taxes and fees. Consumer groups say that will lead to deceptive marketing.

International Court Rules Against Russia In $50 Billion Decision

Russia says it will appeal an unfavorable decision by a court in The Hague. The Permanent Court of Arbitration awarded $50 billion to shareholders of the defunct Yukos oil company.

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