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September 18th, 2014
06:52 PM ET

California wildfire apparently arson

A man has been taken into custody in connection with the latest wildfire ravaging over 70,000 acres in California. Full story

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Filed under: California • Dan Simon • Environment • fire
August 9th, 2013
11:11 AM ET

Police: Suspect might have explosives

Officials say kidnapping and murder suspect James DiMaggio could be armed with improvised explosives.

RELATED STORY: California kidnapping, murder suspect may have improvised explosives


Filed under: California • Kidnapping • Paul Vercammen
August 7th, 2013
10:47 AM ET

Massive hunt for children of slain woman

A nationwide search is on for a suspect who may have killed a woman; her children are missing.

RELATED STORY: Father of missing children pleads for daughter's release


Filed under: California • Kidnapping • Paul Vercammen
Evacuee captures California wildfire up close
July 18th, 2013
07:17 PM ET

Evacuee captures California wildfire up close

Firefighters are desperately working to contain a raging California wildfire that's burning almost out of control. Nearly 30 square miles have burned near Idyllwild and Fern Valley, prompting an evacuation order for more than 6,000 residents. More than 4,000 homes are threatened by the fire.

CNN's Wolf Blitzer spoke to Jenny Kirchner, who was evacuated from her home. Before she left, Kirchner, a freelance photographer, grabbed her camera and took some shots within just a few feet from the flames.


Filed under: California • fire • Interviews
July 1st, 2013
10:34 AM ET

California lifts same-sex marriage ban

A federal appeals court has lifted its ban on same-sex marriages in California, effective immediately.

RELATED STORY: High court lets same-sex marriages in California continue


Filed under: California • Kamala Harris • Same-sex marriage
June 27th, 2013
11:21 AM ET

Kamala Harris: Let gay couples marry now

California Attorney General Kamala Harris comments on the Supreme Court's ruling that allows same-sex marriage to resume.

RELATED STORY: After historic court rulings, what's next for gay rights movement?


Filed under: California • Same-sex marriage • Wolf Blitzer
June 11th, 2013
02:29 PM ET

Before shooting rampage, a troubled life

Neighbors say that life was rough for John Zawahri, and a source told CNN said he had a history of mental health issues.

RELATED STORY: Santa Monica shooting survivor: 'Thank God, I'm alive'


Filed under: California • Casey Wian • Santa Monica
March 7th, 2013
10:42 AM ET

Worker fatally mauled by lion

Police tell CNN that one person was killed by a lion at Project Survival's Cat Haven in Dunlap, California.

RELATED STORY: Worker mauled to death at California sanctuary by her favorite lion


Filed under: Animals • California
October 18th, 2012
10:32 PM ET

See Endeavour's journey in 1 minute flat

Time-lapse video shows the space shuttle Endeavour's trip to its new home at the California Science Center.

RELATED STORY: Endeavour's last ride, a trip through L.A.


Filed under: California • must-see video • NASA • Space
August 3rd, 2012
07:12 PM ET

Man unemployed since Obama's election

CNN's Kyung Lah reports on a man who'd been unemployed since Obama was elected president. He just got a new job..

RELATED STORY: Persistence pays off as worker takes long, hard road to employment


Filed under: California • Jobs • Kyung Lah • President Obama • Unemployment
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