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After Blaze, Residents of Weed Return to Scorched Neighborhoods

September 19, 2014 | 5:45 pm

After Blaze, Residents of Weed Return to Scorched Neighborhoods

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Weed City Administrator Ron Stock says nearly one-third of the town was destroyed by the Boles Fire.

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As Blazes Rage, California’s Firefighting Bill Soars

September 19, 2014 | 1:11 pm

As Blazes Rage, California’s Firefighting Bill Soars

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The state’s nearly constant string of wildfires this season will force Cal Fire to tap contingency funds.

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News Pix: California Wildfires, Drag Queens vs. Facebook, Dissident Art on Alcatraz

September 19, 2014 | 12:31 pm

News Pix: California Wildfires, Drag Queens vs. Facebook, Dissident Art on Alcatraz

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This week’s news in photos from around the Bay Area and beyond.

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State Health Officials Say Enterovirus Now Sickening Children in California

September 19, 2014 | 9:00 am

State Health Officials Say Enterovirus Now Sickening Children in California

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State health officials confirm a strain of virus causing respiratory illness in kids is spreading.

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First Look: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz

September 19, 2014 | 8:30 am

First Look: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz

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Exhibition features everything from Legos to teapots to exploring themes of freedom and confinement.

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Stanislaus County Offers Safety Net for People Whose Wells Are Going Dry

September 19, 2014 | 8:00 am

Stanislaus County Offers Safety Net for People Whose Wells Are Going Dry

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New program will pay for loans to help homeowners who need to drill expensive new wells.

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Oakland Deck Collapse Leads to Citation, Possible Fine

September 18, 2014 | 4:04 pm

Oakland Deck Collapse Leads to Citation, Possible Fine

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City inspectors say the structure that fell Saturday, injuring 10, was built without permits.

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Advocacy Groups File Lawsuit Over Medi-Cal Backlog

September 18, 2014 | 3:00 pm

Advocacy Groups File Lawsuit Over Medi-Cal Backlog

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California’s lingering backlog of Medi-Cal applications affects hundreds of thousands of people.

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UC Task Force Offers Recommendations on Combating Campus Sexual Misconduct

September 18, 2014 | 8:00 am

UC Task Force Offers Recommendations on Combating Campus Sexual Misconduct

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Proposals are aimed at creating a more uniform and systemwide approach to dealing with problem.

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California Groundwater: Court Case Could Speed Up Regulation

September 18, 2014 | 6:00 am

California Groundwater: Court Case Could Speed Up Regulation

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Result could be new controls on pumping if high court accepts case and upholds ruling.

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