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CAUGHT ON VIDEO: Great White Shark Attacks Kayak In Monterey Bay

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A California kayaker in scenic Monterey Bay got the scare of a lifetime when a great white shark knocked him into the water, then repeatedly attacked his boat.

Machete-Wielding Clown Tries To Hitchhike Along Busy California Highway

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The movie “It” isn’t out until September, but motorists in California may have thought they were getting a preview when they spotted a creepy clown standing along Highway 101, wielding a bloody machete.

Cat Gets Snake Up Her Nose But Doesn't Have A Hissy Fit

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Well, that’s paws for concern.


A cat in Mendocino County, California, had an experience that some might find hysterical (emphasis on the “hissss”).

Soon There Will Be A 'Rat Cafe' Where You Can Dine Among Rodent Pals

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Cat cafes are all the rage these days, so it only seems logical that some other species are getting in on the action.

Immigration Agents Won't Stop Making Arrests In Courts, Trump Officials Tell Judge

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WASHINGTON ― Two top Trump administration officials wrote to California’s chief justice on Wednesday to tell her they won’t honor her request to stop conducting immigration enforcement within courts.

Bunny Ranch Owner Plans Raiders-Themed Brothel Near Las Vegas

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Oakland Raiders fans may be sad about the team’s move to Las Vegas, but it may give them more chance to score off the field than ever before.

3D-Printed 'Eyes' Could Help Blind Children's Faces Grow Naturally

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BALTIMORE — Scientists and engineers are 3D printing all types of objects these days, including eyes: A group of eye specialists and eye-care providers from the Netherlands has used 3D-printing technology to create artificial eye structures, called conformers, in a small study of five children.

Cesar Chavez And What Lies Ahead

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Today, Cesar Chavez would have been 90 years old.


On this national day to commemorate the great civil rights and labor leader, I imagine what he would have thought if he were alive, as he looked around the Central Valley, the place in California where he staked his famous fight for the rights of migrant farm workers.

A Stump Was Turned Into A Real-Life Giving Tree, And Now Everyone's Crying

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The final page of a classic children’s tale came unexpectedly to life in Oakland, California recently. 


A tree on a city sidewalk was chopped down, leaving a stump with a chair-like backrest jutting out, upon which someone has written a portion of “The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein: