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Fast-moving wildfire threatens Pollock Pines

Just days after a wildfire tore through the small Northern California town of Weed and destroyed scores of homes, crews on Wednesday battled another fast-moving blaze in the region that was also threatening residences.

Weed residents shocked by wildfire damage  

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Raids uncover wage fraud at Contra Costa senior care homes

A yearlong investigation culminated in the arrest Tuesday of the owners of 19 senior care homes throughout Contra Costa County. Authorities said the owners were working employees for up to 16 hours a day while paying them as little as $4 an hour. 
Raiders facing key losses heading to New England

Sio Moore, Rod Streater among those not practicing Wednesday as Patriots game looms. 
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Purdy: Wild times ahead for A's and Giants

Calm down. The A's and Giants will both make the playoffs.  
Another domestic-violence arrest has joined the NFL s ongoing crisis of off-field abuses, promising to overshadow the 49ers visit Sunday to the Arizona Cardinals.  
Sio Moore, Rod Streater among those not practicing Wednesday as Patriots game looms.  
09/17/2014 03:21 PM PDT - Because of Napa earthquake damage, the Golden State Warriors will hold training camp in Oakland.
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The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that it plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low for a considerable period because a broad range of U.S. economic measures remain subpar.
Beverly Hills -- swimming pools, movie stars. And a celebrated ZIP code. A century old this year, the 90210 looks as good as it did when the Clampetts came into our pysche in the 1960s.  
Courtesy of Tabitha Stroup
The seeds of Friend in Cheeses Jam Company started four years ago in the back of Tabitha Stroup's car. Now, her delightful preserve combinations, like Salted Watermelon Jam and Pinot Cherries, are available nationwide.

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