As of Monday night containment of the Windy Fire had increased to 91 percent. The fire has burned 97,554 acres.

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Light rain that fell in the area of the Windy Fire early Monday morning didn't cause any major changes as far as the fire's condition was concerned.

The Porterville City Council will take up the issue of if it should eventually, in effect, ban all off-site billboard advertising within the city limits.

Burton School District’s Summit Collegiate High School Band have returned from Saturday’s 41st annual “Music in Motion” Visalia Band Invitational with a First Place win in their Division. In addition, overall awards went to Simeon Denni, 2nd Place Mace Drum Major, and Kalie Phanthavong, 3rd …

The Springville Fall/Apple Festival, which for 39 years pre-pandemic, is renowned throughout California on the festival circuit for arts, crafts, and anything apple related, especially apple pies and baked goods, was back in full form, Saturday.

Third from left, Gabriel Bower was named Homecoming King and Bianca Flores was named Homecoming Queen for Harmony Magnet Academy during halftime of Friday's football game between Strathmore and Corcoran. Next to them are Sherrie Chapa and Carlos Moreno, who were named Homecoming Queen and Ki…

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SACRAMENTO (AP) — The winning numbers in Monday evening's drawing of the California Lottery's "Daily 4" game were:

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Days after he was indicted on federal charges, Los Angeles City Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas said he will “immediately step back” from participation in council meetings and committees, but will not resign.

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — On the same day last week that a southern Oregon county declared a state of emergency amid a sharp increase in illegal cannabis farms, police raided a site that had about 2 tons of processed marijuana and 17,500 pot plants.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A massive cargo ship that was supposed to be at anchor was buffeted by high winds during a January storm and repeatedly crossed over an undersea oil pipeline that later ruptured off the Southern California coast, according to vessel monitoring data.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — What could be one of the most competitive House races in the country is taking shape in California’s agriculture-rich Central Valley, where a Democratic assemblyman Monday became the latest candidate to announce a bid to oust Republican U.S. Rep. David Valadao.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — More than a thousand people crowded the front steps of the California Capitol on Monday to protest Gov. Gavin Newsom’s decision to require all children to get the coronavirus vaccine to attend public and private schools.

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THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — When Sean McVay called out his Los Angeles Rams for starting slowly in what would end up being a 38-11 rout of the New York Giants on Sunday, it could have been dismissed as a way to keep their attention with another losing team on deck.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A state-run pest prevention program partly violates California's landmark environmental protection law with its approach to spraying pesticides, a state appeals court has ruled.

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants plan to exercise Buster Posey's $22 million club option for the 2022 season as long as the veteran catcher wants to keep playing after a stellar year.

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BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — As jury selection got slowly underway Monday in the trial of three white men charged with fatally shooting Ahmaud Arbery as he was running in their Georgia neighborhood, potential jurors said they came in with negative feelings about the case and worried about the perso…

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco parents and other residents frustrated by the city’s scandal-plagued Board of Education will get a chance to recall three of its members.

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska is launching a new, $10 million ad campaign using federal coronavirus relief money to try to lure people from other states and fill jobs amid a severe worker shortage, Gov. Pete Ricketts announced Monday.

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MIAMI (AP) — A businessman who prosecutors say was a major conduit for corruption by Nicolás Maduro's inner circle appeared for the first time in Miami federal court Monday after a weekend extradition that has further strained relations between the U.S. and Venezuela's socialist government.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County is seeking to compel psychiatric evaluations for Kobe Bryant's widow and others to determine if they truly suffered emotional distress after first responders took and shared graphic photos from the site of the 2020 helicopter crash that killed the basket…

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A cold front passing through drought-stricken California brought snow to the northern Sierra Nevada and rain, showers and drizzle elsewhere, the National Weather Service said Monday.

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NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market certainly shook when hundreds of thousands of regular people suddenly piled into GameStop early this year, driving its price to heights that shocked professional investors. But it didn't break.

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SACRAMENTO (AP) — These California lotteries were drawn Monday:

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ELKO, Nev. (AP) — A felon who severed several years in prison for a 2010 shooting at a Las Vegas park has been arrested in Montana as a suspect in an attack this summer on a California couple who was beaten and robbed of $25,000 in jewelry at a convenience store in Elko.

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Despite getting vaccinated against COVID-19, Colin Powell remained vulnerable to the virus because of his advanced age and history of cancer, highlighting the continued risk to many Americans until more of the population is immunized.

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WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — For years, Jill Biden couldn’t bring herself to pray, her faith shattered by the 2015 death of her son Beau from brain cancer at age 46. She felt “betrayed, broken.”

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RUIDOSO, N.M., Oct. 18, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 13 Fanboy LLC announces: After 12 years without a “FRIDAY THE 13TH” film, fans are hungry for new blood. Enter Deborah Voorhees (yes, that is her real name), star of “FRIDAY THE 13TH part 5,” and director of the October 22, 2021 horror fil…

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LONDON (AP) — Facebook said it plans to hire 10,000 workers in the European Union over the next five years to work on a new computing platform that promises to connect people virtually but could raise concerns about privacy and the social platform gaining more control over people's online lives.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration says it will allow a Guantanamo Bay detainee to provide information to Polish officials about his torture in CIA custody following the 9/11 attacks.

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It started in 1946 with 11 teams and 160 players. The shot clock was nearly a decade away, the 3-point line was a couple generations away. Buildings were smaller. So were the players. And it wasn’t even called the National Basketball Association.