2 dams illustrate challenge of maintaining older designs
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2 dams illustrate challenge of maintaining older designs

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Twelve years ago, widespread destruction from Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast helped compel federal engineers 2,000 miles away in California to remake a 1950s-era dam by constructing a massive steel-and-concrete gutter that would manage surging waters in times of torrential storms. The nearly $1 billion auxiliary spillway at Folsom Dam, … Continue reading

Berkeley probes ‘hands-off’ police response to protest chaos
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Berkeley probes ‘hands-off’ police response to protest chaos

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — University of California, Berkeley police took a hands-off approach to protesters on the campus last week when violent rioters caused chaos when they overtook a largely peaceful protest against a right-wing speaker. But that response by campus officers is being questioned amid widening political polarization and increasingly hostile demonstrators. Last week’s … Continue reading

Voter support of marijuana reaches new high
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Voter support of marijuana reaches new high

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Voter support for marijuana legalization reached a new high as California, Massachusetts and Nevada approved recreational pot, joining four other states and Washington, D.C., with similar laws. Voters in Florida, North Dakota and Arkansas passed medical marijuana measures, pushing the number of states with such laws past two dozen. The California … Continue reading

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Stanford police investigate report of on-campus rape 

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Stanford police are investigating a report that a female student was raped by a male student inside his dorm, officials said Monday. The female student reported Friday’s rape to someone in a position of authority at the university, but she hasn’t provided a statement to police, said Bill Larson, a spokesman for the Stanford Department of … Continue reading