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Deadly, 40,000-foot fire tornado revealed in new videos

Harrowing new footage released by California's firefighting agency Cal Fire reveals the massive fire tornado that led to the death of a firefighter on July 26. The fire tornado was part of the Carr Fire that's engulfed 223,610 acres of land in
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California's wine country fire has been brewing for years

Fire has returned to California's wine country as the flames thrive on bounties of parched land.  The County Fire began on Saturday afternoon and since then has devoured over 1,000 acres of land each hour. As of Tuesday morning, the Golden
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San Francisco skies turn orange as wildfires return to Northern California

San Francisco took on a post-apocalyptic shade of orange, after smoke from Northern Californian wildfires reached the city on Sunday. Just under a year since the deadliest firestorms in state history, intense wildfire has returned to the region,
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Flames once again return to California's wine country

Ash is once again raining down upon California's Bay area, as the parched land to the north ignites. Not eight months after firestorms ravaged Northern California wine country, the flames have returned to the region. The California Department of
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Would you pay $700 for a digital license plate?

Even license plates are digital now. California is testing them in Sacramento, according to the Sacramento Bee. The license plates have e-ink displays, like Kindles, and they're not cheap. SEE ALSO: People are losing faith in self-driving cars
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Here's the aspect of self-driving car testing that's not dominated by Apple or Google

Last week, Apple's secretive, self-driving car project got some attention for adding more cars approved for testing in California. But despite the company's big name and the heightened curiosity over the iPhone-maker's foray into autonomous vehicles
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California says new homes must have solar panels, in push to go all-renewable

California just became the first state to require that all new homes be installed with solar panels, a continuation of its ambitious plans to completely wean itself off fossil fuels within two decades.  All five members of the California Energy
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California Court’s Worker Classification Ruling Has Broad Implications for Gig Workers

A three-part test announced Monday by the California Supreme Court has far-reaching implications for who in the state can be classified as an independent contractor. The 7-0 decision in a case brought by drivers working for a delivery company
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California faces steep increase in 'precipitation whiplash,' threatening infrastructure

From late 1861 through early 1862, a megaflood of historic proportions put large parts of the state of California underwater. The state's Central Valley, which is now one of the most productive agricultural ares in the country, became a vast inland