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California’s Giant Forest — and world’s largest tree — still under wildfire threat

The world’s largest tree is safe from a raging wildfire — for now. The General Sherman, a 275-foot-tall, 36-foot-wide giant…

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Giant fire-resistant blanket wrapped around base of world’s biggest tree, a sequoia in California’s Sierra Nevada

Three Rivers, California — Firefighters wrapped the base of the world’s largest tree in a fire-resistant blanket as they tried…

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California’s costly, confusing recall sparks an effort to rethink the rules

SACRAMENTO —  The rules governing recall elections in California will be subject to new scrutiny and possible changes, as two state…

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California’s coronavirus hot zone: Hospitals full, ambulances diverted, patients moved out

The summer coronavirus surge caused by the highly contagious Delta variant is showing signs of slowing in some parts of…

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On Google and YouTube, Newsom and Elder aim for two different Californias

As California’s recall election continues, campaigns are pouring millions into ads on Google and its world-leading video site, YouTube. More…

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Column: You think California’s recall system is dangerous? Check out the initiative process

At the beginning of the 20th century, Gov. Hiram Johnson and his progressive allies established the referendum, initiative and recall…

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‘Hiram Johnson is turning in his grave’: Recall puts California’s direct democracy to test

When California’s newly elected governor, Hiram Johnson, delivered his inaugural address on Jan. 3, 1911, he made a radical proposition.…

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Column: Larry Elder is the most Latino candidate in California’s recall. It won’t help him

You read the headline right. Larry Elder is el más Latino of the major candidates in the California recall. Even…

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Survivors of California’s deadliest wildfire are now helping other survivors pick up the pieces

But days before the November 13 opening, the Camp Fire tore through the town, burning Jernberg’s dream — and most…

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Entertainment & Arts

California’s Daily Covid Case Count Hits New Summer Surge High After ICU Capacity Hits New Low

While state and local officials have generally remarked that Covid cases in California seem to be plateauing, Monday brought a…

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