Hepatitis A vaccinations: 100,000+ and counting

With the number of new cases slowing and vaccination efforts hitting six digits, there were hopeful smiles all around Tuesday as local leaders received the latest data on San Diego’s deadly hepatitis A outbreak.

Officials with the county Health and Human Services Agency briefed county supervisors…

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Earthquake: 3.1 quake strikes near Mackenson, Calif.

A shallow magnitude 3.1 earthquake was reported Tuesday evening one mile from Mackenson, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 8:48 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 3.7 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was seven miles from Oakley, Calif., 10 miles from…

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Gunman fired rifle wildly into school buildings, children dove for cover, officials say

School had not started and students at Rancho Tehama Elementary were still in the playground when staffers first heard gunshots in the neighborhood Tuesday morning, said Richard Fitzpatrick, superintendent of the Corning Union Elementary School District.

“The bell had not rang, roll had not been…

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Attack on prosecutor as she jogged at Newport Beach park remains a mystery

Newport Beach police are seeking witnesses who might help them find a man who attacked a San Bernardino County deputy district attorney while she was jogging in Newport Beach on Aug. 31.

Police received a call at 5:50 a.m. that day from an employee at Newport Workout, 747 Dover Drive, who reported…

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‘Get down! Get down!’ Witnesses recount gunfire, horror at school during mass shooting

Brian Rodgers was putting out the “Espresso” banner in front of his small coffee shop when he heard the staccato of 10 shots from across the road in this small community.

Then he heard the screaming and shouts from Rancho Tehama Elementary School just down the road.

“You could hear the teachers…

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10 Napa Valley wineries that burned in wildfires eager to get back on their feet

A month after deadly wildfires swept through California’s famed wine country, hot-air balloons are floating again over Napa Valley vineyards splashed with fall colors. On the heels of the disaster, a new winery is opening, keeping the name it chose some time ago: Ashes and Diamonds.

The fires had…

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Dentist kills himself in ruins of home burned in wine country fires

Authorities say a 70-year-old man apparently shot and killed himself amid the remains of his home that burned in last month’s Northern California firestorms.

The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat reported Monday that Greg Mlynarczyk was a well-known dentist in Santa Rosa.

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In California, an unexplained increase in valley fever this year

This year is shaping up to be the worst on record in California for people infected with valley fever, a lung infection caused by a fungus found in soil.

State health officials announced earlier that 2016 broke the record for the most valley fever cases reported since the state started keeping…

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Atmospheric river brings storm and flash flood warnings to fire-ravaged wine country

The first atmospheric river-fueled storm of the season is expected to make landfall in California on Wednesday afternoon, when it will dump inches of rain in the Bay Area, disgorge up to a foot of snow over the Sierra Nevada and likely trigger flash floods in fire-scorched wine country.

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