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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
Two people are believed dead after a small plane crashed Tuesday in Butte County and started a brush fire that engulfed the aircraft.  The single-engine, two-seat airplane crashed off Neal Road in a remote canyon area about 11:30 a.m., according to a news release from the Butte County Sheriff's Office. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection "was the first agency on scene, and the aircraft was fully engulfed in flames upon their arrival," according to the release.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz
A winning Mega Millions ticket worth nearly $2 million was sold at a San Bruno liquor store, but no one from the Golden State will share in Tuesday's overall jackpot of $414 million. Instead, cowinners from Florida and Maryland will split the third-largest jackpot in Mega Millions history with a cash value of more than $224 million. The largest jackpot was $656 million, split among winners in three states in 2012. Lottery officials said the two tickets matched all six numbers drawn Tuesday night: 11, 19, 24, 33, 51, plus the Mega Ball of 7. Eight people in various states matched five numbers correctly and won at least $1 million each.  The ticket sold at Huntington Liquor in San Bruno, missing only the Mega Ball, is worth $1,962,339, according to lottery officials.
BUSINESS
March 6, 2011 | By Duke Helfand, Los Angeles Times
Northern and Southern California have long argued over which one has the best sports teams, nicer climate and most stunning scenery. When it comes to healthcare, however, there's little debate: It costs a lot less to be hospitalized in the Southland. On average, hospitals in Northern California's six most populous counties collect 56% more revenue per patient per day from insurance companies and patients than hospitals in Southern California's six largest counties, according to a Times analysis of state records.
NEWS
February 4, 1991 | Associated Press
Rain fell in Northern California for the second straight day Sunday as new storms approached the Pacific Coast with the promise of more of the unfamiliar wet stuff. Rain from the new system was expected to spread to the Tehachapis by Tuesday morning, bringing a slight chance of showers in the Los Angeles area. The National Weather Service said rain was expected to be heavy at times in the north. Another front was expected in Northern California by the end of the week.
BUSINESS
May 5, 1998
Companies with Northern California headquarters ranked by analysts' mean estimates of annualized growth in earnings per share over the next three to five years. At least four analysts must cover a company for it to be listed. *--* Proj. Yrs. of Last No. of annlzd. positive qrtly. anal- Name Ticker EPS gr. EPS EPS ysts 1 Penederm DERM 100% 0 --$0.58 4 2 Yahoo YHOO 68 0 0.08 17 3 Network Appliance NTAP 60 2 0.17 5 4 Advanced Fibre Communic. AFCI 54 3 0.15 11 5 BroadVision BVSN 50 0 --0.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz
After a magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck off the coast of Northern California, Humboldt County Sheriff's Lt. Steve Knight said Monday the region "dodged a bullet. " "We had some alarms go off and other than that we dodged a bullet," Knight said. "This easily could have been a catastrophe that could have caused a lot of damage," he told the Times-Standard . The earthquake is the largest to hit the West Coast since the magnitude 7.2 Baja California quake in 2010. FULL COVERAGE: California earthquake safety The temblor, which struck less than 55 miles from McKinleyville, Fortuna, Eureka and Ferndale, was followed by at least 13 aftershocks as large as magnitude 4.6, according to the U.S. Geological Survey . Sgt. Brian Stephens of the Eureka Police Department said as of about 6:15 a.m. Monday that "we have not had one report of damage anywhere in the city.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz
Dozens of aftershocks have occurred since Sunday's magnitude-6.9 earthquake that rattled Northern California, the state's largest temblor in nearly a decade. The largest of the aftershocks, near Ferndale in Humboldt County, measured a magnitude 4.5, and officials expected them to continue for several days. Overall, the aftershocks have been getting smaller and less frequent. Sunday's quake caused no damage or injuries because it was centered 50 miles off the coast of Eureka and occurred at a depth of "10 miles beneath the Pacific seabed," according to the U.S. Geological Survey . By the time the seismic energy reached the shore, it had dissipated significantly.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 2013 | By Fox40
A 72-year-old Northern California man is facing murder charges in connection with three bodies found last week in a burned-out car. Suspect Donald Clark was arrested Wednesday in Centerville, said Butte County sheriff's detectives. Deputies found a car on fire in Magalia on June 13 after it was reported stolen in Sacramento. Inside were the remains of three bodies, all with gunshot wounds. Their names had not been released, but they were all from Sacramento, authorities said.
BUSINESS
February 10, 2014 | By Ricardo Lopez
Details of where nearly 9 million pounds of beef products recalled Saturday by a Northern California slaughtering plant were sold were scarce Monday, but a preliminary list of retailers shows that many were Latino meat markets. Rancho Feeding Corp. of Petaluma on Saturday announced a recall of 8.7 million pounds of beef products processed at its plant over the last year and sold in California and three other states. They included whole carcasses, beef tongue, head, tripe and oxtail - cuts of meat widely used in Latino cuisine.
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