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Family of 4 is missing after being ‘taken against their will’ in central California, officials say

The missing family includes 8-month-old Aroohi Dheri, her parents Jasleen Kaur and Jasdeep Singh as well as the child's uncle Amandeep Singh, the Merced County Sheriff's Office said.

2 more shootings are linked to a spate of homicides in Stockton, police say

Police already believed five homicides are related, they'd said, with a combined $95,000 reward available for information leading to the arrest of the killer or killers. Now, two pre-dawn shootings from 2021 also have been tied to the recent string of homicides.

Racism sidelines 2 Northern California high school football teams

Amador High School canceled the rest of its season because of a Snapchat group named “Kill the Blacks” and that River Valley High School in Yuba City forfeited its Friday game after a TikTok video created by players involving a mock slave auction surfaced.

In Ian’s wake, Florida residents brave a slow wait for power

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Nearly a week after Hurricane Ian smashed into Florida and carved a path of destruction that reached into the Carolinas, hundreds of thousands of Florida residents faced another day without electricity Tuesday as rescuers continued their search for those trapped inside homes inundated with lingering floodwaters.

Will the rise of EVs mean the death of the gas station in California?

Quintessential small businesses that are often owned by immigrants, as many as 80% of stations could be unprofitable by 2035.

Bay Area physicist, 2 others share Nobel Prize for work on quantum science

Three scientists jointly won this year's Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for their work on quantum information science that has significant applications, for example in the field of encryption.

How the Bay Area crushed the monkeypox curve

Two main factors can be credited with the rapid decline; the response from the at-risk community, and an effective vaccine.

Accused killer of 14-year-old Bay Area girl in 1982 gets trial date

In February 2017, after a resolution of the case that went cold, Marvin Ray Markle, pleaded not guilty to one count of murder in connection to the bludgeoning death of De Anna Lynn Johnson.
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