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California Covid variant ‘may be more infectious and deadly’
A nurse places a blanket over a Covid patient in San Jose, California
Getting to grips with . . .

California Covid variant ‘may be more infectious and deadly’

Early research into new coronavirus strain finds increase in hospitalisations and deaths
25 Feb 2021
In pictures: wildfires turn San Francisco skies orange
San Francisco
In Depth

In pictures: wildfires turn San Francisco skies orange

Coastal city bathed in eerie orange light from flames blazing across the US West Coast
11 Sep 2020
Hairdresser cuts holes in umbrella as coronavirus barrier
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Hairdresser cuts holes in umbrella as coronavirus barrier

And other stories from the stranger side of life
27 Mar 2020
Dana Point, Orange County: see life the Californian way
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In Review

Dana Point, Orange County: see life the Californian way

19 Dec 2019
Everything we know so far about the California wildfires
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In Depth

Everything we know so far about the California wildfires

Thousands of acres go up in smoke as high winds fuel fires across the state
1 Nov 2019
At least 25 dead in California boat fire
Conception boat fire
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At least 25 dead in California boat fire

Nine still missing after boat caught fire in early hours of Monday morning
3 Sep 2019
What to expect from Michelin’s new California guide
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What to expect from Michelin’s new California guide

The definitive foodie guide to the Golden State has met with a mixed reception
14 Jun 2019

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The world's five most unusual referendums
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The world's five most unusual referendums

Not all countries allow for direct democracy and this might be why
29 Mar 2019
Why the death penalty has been suspended in California
Gavin Newsom
In Brief

Why the death penalty has been suspended in California

The generally liberal state has the most death-row prisoners in the US, and voters are split on the issue
13 Mar 2019
Two children found unharmed after 44 hours lost in woods
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Two children found unharmed after 44 hours lost in woods

Northern California police say survival of the sisters, aged five and eight, is “miracle”
4 Mar 2019
Man trapped in grease vent for two days
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In Brief

Man trapped in grease vent for two days

Police are unsure how the 29-year-old ended up inside metal duct at Chinese restaurant
13 Dec 2018
Teacher arrested for forcibly cutting student’s hair
Margaret Gieszinger
In Brief

Teacher arrested for forcibly cutting student’s hair

Footage posted online shows Margaret Gieszinger singing Star Spangled Banner as she hacks away with scissors
10 Dec 2018
Thousand Oaks shooting: 12 killed at California bar
Thousand Oaks
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Thousand Oaks shooting: 12 killed at California bar

Multiple injuries after gunman opens fire at event for college students
8 Nov 2018
Californians to vote on plan to split state into three
San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge
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Californians to vote on plan to split state into three

Golden State set to vote on proposal that would create northern and southern territories
13 Jun 2018
Golden State Killer suspect traced using genealogy websites
Police say 72-year-old Joseph DeAngelo’s DNA matches that of the Golden State Killer
In Brief

Golden State Killer suspect traced using genealogy websites

Crime scene DNA was matched to a ‘distant relative’ of suspected serial killer
27 Apr 2018
Turpin family: parents deny torturing children
Parents plead not guilty to imprisoning torturing their 13 children for years
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Turpin family: parents deny torturing children

David and Louise Turpin face up to 94 years in prison on multiple charges
19 Jan 2018
New California: breakaway state declares independence
Downtown Los Angeles
In Depth

New California: breakaway state declares independence

Secessionists demand ‘CalExit’ which would split rural counties from strip of coast between San Francisco and Los Angeles
17 Jan 2018
California mudslides kill 13
Two cars swept downhill by a powerful mudslide in southern California
In Brief

California mudslides kill 13

163 people have been hospitalised and the death toll is expected to rise
10 Jan 2018
What caused California’s lethal wildfires?
Fire destroys a home in the Napa wine region of California
In Brief

What caused California’s lethal wildfires?

More than 30 are dead and 400 missing in deadliest week of wildfires in state’s history
13 Oct 2017
At least ten dead in California wildfires
Fire destroys a home in the Napa wine region of California
In Brief

At least ten dead in California wildfires

1,500 structures destroyed as fire tears through Californian wine country
10 Oct 2017
Oui, chef: Wolfgang Puck on 35 years at the top
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Oui, chef: Wolfgang Puck on 35 years at the top

The celebrity chef talks to Portfolio about the anniversary of his Hollywood hot-spot Spago
30 Jun 2017
Pacific Coast Highway: One of the world's great road trips
Bixby Bridge, California
In Review

Pacific Coast Highway: One of the world's great road trips

Take the clifftop route from San Francisco to San Diego and soak in the Californian sunshine
18 Apr 2017
Bridging the gap: A guide to Oakland, USA
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Bridging the gap: A guide to Oakland, USA

Spurn San Francisco (you can always spend a day there) and head over the water to experience 'Brooklyn by the Bay' instead
6 Mar 2017
Oroville Dam: 188,000 under evacuation orders
Oroville Dam
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Oroville Dam: 188,000 under evacuation orders

Thousands forced to flee homes after engineers spot erosion in US's tallest dam
13 Feb 2017
San Francisco hosts a new Summer of Love
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San Francisco hosts a new Summer of Love

The city celebrates one of the most iconic events in its history, with parties, concerts and exhibitions to mark its 50th anniversary
6 Feb 2017
Goat carrying money suspected of witchcraft
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Goat carrying money suspected of witchcraft

Ugandan villagers 'scattered in fear' after spotting roaming creature - and other tall tales
9 Jan 2017
Scientists reverse ageing process in mice
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Scientists reverse ageing process in mice

Cell manipulation technique leaves animals looking younger and living longer
16 Dec 2016
The amazing cars for auction at RM Sotheby's Monterey
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In Depth

The amazing cars for auction at RM Sotheby's Monterey

Hundreds of millions could change hands in California this weekend
17 Aug 2016
Hollywood's hottest hideout: The Beverly Hills Hotel
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Hollywood's hottest hideout: The Beverly Hills Hotel

A revamping of the bungalows at the famous 'pink palace' takes inspiration from some of their most glamorous residents
12 Aug 2016
Kidnap victim released after decade in captivity
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In Brief

Kidnap victim released after decade in captivity

A woman who disappeared in 2004 as a 15-year-old has been found and her alleged abductor arrested
22 May 2014
EDIE LUSH: The Uberfication of everything
In Depth

EDIE LUSH: The Uberfication of everything

What the Uber taxi service, arriving in London from San Francisco, says about the future of commerce
4 Feb 2014
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