Sand Fire: California declares state of emergency in LA County

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The announcement from the governor's office notes that the fires have burned tens of thousands of acres, threatened thousands of homes and other structures and caused evacuations.

Live blog: Hillary Clinton named democratic presidential nominee

South Dakota pushed Clinton's delegate votes over the edge, making her officially the first female nominee from a major party to run for president of the United States Of America.

LA councilman safe from recall effort as deadline passes

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Late Tuesday, the City Clerk's office confirmed that a group trying to oust Paul Krekorian did not file the necessary signatures to move forward.

Canadair Super Scooper releasing its payload in a demonstration at the Van Nuys Airport 9-4-2012.

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Should LA spend $37 million on a fire fighting airplane?

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The "Super Scooper" can dump 1600 gallons of water at a time, and swoop into reservoirs to fill back up. L.A. County must decide if it should lease or buy one.

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Sand Canyon resident who lost home: 'It looks like hell'

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Christina and Drew Pease did the best they could to prepare for this year's fire danger, but nothing could have stopped the Sand Fire from destroying her home.

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California delegate: Sanders supporters get 'different experience' at DNC

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Carolyn and Dallas Fowler, two California delegates who happen to be mother and daughter, joined Take Two to discuss their reactions to Day 1 of the Democratic National Convention.