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New Climate Report Names Current Decade As Warmest On Record

California sets wind power record after gusty days

NBCLA's Fritz Coleman joins the show to fill us in on why we're having such windy days.
Emily Rapp's son is the subject of a new book about the turning point in her life.
Coalinga Plane Crash

Coalinga 'deportee' plane crash sparks search, 65 years later

Sixty-five years ago, a plane full of Mexican laborers crashed in the hills near Coalinga in Central California. Now some people are trying to make sure the victims of the disaster are remembered.
2012 Coachella Music Festival - Day 3

Tuesday Reviewsday: Coachella 2013 preview

This week we'll be focusing on live music, seeing as one of the world's biggest music events kicks off this weekend right here in Southern California. The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Annual Festival runs this weekend and next.
Joshua Tree
Vandals have struck again in Joshua Tree. Today officials from Joshua Tree National Park reported that rocks and walls at the popular Rattlesnake Canyon were spray painted and damaged.

San Bernardino eyes bankruptcy as city officials resign

Last week, a federal judge granted bankruptcy protection to the city of Stockton, California. This week, the city of San Bernardino is hoping for the same outcome.
A fireman fights a massive fire at "La P

Mexico-based firefighting team among best in the world

There's one group of people with permission from the United States to freely — and legally — cross the US-Mexico border without passing through a formal border crossing. It's a crew of firefighters from Mexico that authorities say are among the best in the world in fighting wildfires. Lorne Matalon from the Fronteras Desk reports from the U-S/Mexico border in west Texas.
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How to be smart and stay safe when hiking in SoCal

Why are so many people winding up fighting for their lives on Southern California hiking trails?

60 years of epic (and deadly) climbs at Mount Everest

For more on what's happened at Everest this year and what we can expect to see in coming weeks, we're joined now by Grayson Schaffer, senior editor for Outside magazine.
Napa Valley Harvests Its Bounty
A new study appearing in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, suggests climate change will shift wine production from California to other regions more hospitable to growing grapes.
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California considers pushing last call at bars to 4 am

Some good news for wine lovers here in California, the State Assembly is considering pushing back last call across the state. San Francisco Senator Mark Leno is the author of Senate Bill 635, which would allow bars to serve alcohol until 4 a.m.

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