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New driving laws take effect in 2018

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| California passed a bunch of new laws, including rules about cannabis in cars, seat belts on buses and a new vehicle registration fees.

Archbishop Gomez celebrates Christmas Mass in county jail

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The head of the Los Angeles Archdiocese has made it something of a personal tradition to spend part of the holiday with inmates at the Men's Central Jail in downtown L.A.

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7 things to do with your old Christmas tree in LA County

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Consider these options for disposing of that conical, evergreen cutting with dried-up branches and needles.

Friends, family celebrate the life of firefighter Cory Iverson

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Family, friends and colleagues celebrated the life of the Cal Fire engineer who died while battling the Thomas Fire.

Thomas Fire could be contained sooner than expected

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The largest wildfire in California's history could be extinguished before January 7 — if the weather stays favorable.

Thomas Fire locals started donating to this Ojai store. They haven't stopped

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Neighbors didn't wait for government aid to start arriving in Upper Ojai. Their ad-hoc relief operation in a corner store parking lot is now a community hub.

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National Pfeffernusse Day? The story of a holiday cookie

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The small, round, spice-laden cookie is popular in Germany and parts of northern Europe. It's believed to have hitched a ride across the Atlantic with 17th century German immigrants.

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​Thomas Fire: All significant evacuation orders lifted

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The fire has burned 272,600 acres and has ticked up to 65 percent contained. Some 18,000 homes and other buildings remained threatened.

Thomas Fire worst-case scenario includes parts of Santa Barbara, Ventura

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Firefighters plan for things to go from bad to worst. If that happens, the blaze would cut through downtown Santa Barbara all the way to the 101 Freeway.

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