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SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Lake Tahoe, a crown jewel of the Western landscape, is being challenged by drought, invasive species, the threat of catastrophic wildfire and climate change, officials said Tuesday.

The Obama administration detailed on Wednesday the toll that the escalating cost of fighting forest fires has had on other projects as it pushes Congress to overhaul how it pays for the most severe blazes.

Aug. 20 (Bloomberg) -- A Northern California hospital said it is treating a patient who may have been exposed to Ebola as the worst outbreak of the deadly virus on record continues to spread across Africa.

San Francisco police say the aunt of a 2-year-old girl killed in a hit-and-run accident has been arrested for leaving the girl alone in the crosswalk.

The nation's largest trash hauler has filed a lawsuit claiming the city of Oakland illegally awarded a $1 billion contract to a local garbage company.

A California man accused of trying to travel overseas to join an Islamic terrorist group to fight in Syria and Iraq is undergoing continued mental testing as prosecutors and his defense lawyers seek a resolution to his case.

Chief Charlie Beck and other Los Angeles officials met with residents and activists concerned about the police shooting of an unarmed black man.

The state Senate approved legislation Tuesday that would prevent California schools from expelling students for willfully defying school authorities, a punishment that activists say is unevenly applied and disproportionately affects minority students.

California State University, Northridge has revised its guidelines for Greek organizations and other clubs following the death of a fraternity pledge during a hike.

Apple's stock touched a new high Wednesday, reflecting investors' renewed faith in CEO Tim Cook's ability to outwit the competition and expand the technological hit factory built by the late Steve Jobs.

State auditors have found Medi-Cal was hit with $93 million in potentially fraudulent bills by substance abuse clinics across California.


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