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Eleven people were hurt after falling from a border wall in San Diego in a single day, the latest injuries after the barrier was heightened to deter illegal crossings. The San Diego Union-Tribune reports 10 people were hospitalized with 鈥渕inor to moderate鈥 injuries after falling off the barrier Saturday. The falls come days after a man believed to be in his late 20s died trying to get around the wall. In 2019, the Trump administration began replacing the barriers with a 30-foot wall. San Diego hospitals have reported sharp increases in border wall injuries.

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Through one of the most tumultuous periods in Oscar history, through flub and slap, Jimmy Kimmel has emerged as the steadying hand and abiding face of the Academy Awards. When Kimmel hosts the 96th Oscars on Sunday, he鈥檒l be emceeing the telecast for the fourth time. Only Bob Hope, Billy Crystal and Johnny Carson will have hosted more than him. This year's Oscars comes in an election year, though in an interview with The Associated Press, Kimmel says talking politics 鈥渋sn't really the focus鈥 of the Oscars. That hasn't stopped Donald Trump from labeling Kimmel 鈥渁 loser.鈥 Says Kimmel: 鈥淥nly one of us has lost.鈥

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Police say a group of men in masks opened fire at an outdoor party in central California, killing four people and wounding seven others. The King City Police Department says officers responded to a reported shooting around 6 p.m. Sunday and found three men with gunshot wounds who were pronounced dead in a front yard. A woman also died after being brought by someone to a hospital in King City, about 106 miles south of San Jose. Police initially said three other people were hospitalized with gunshot wounds but later announced that detectives later learned of four additional wounded victims. Police say several people were at the party outside a home when three men with dark masks and clothes got out of a silver car and fired at the group. The suspects then fled the scene in the car.

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A powerful blizzard that closed highways and ski resorts has moved through the Sierra Nevada but forecasters warn that more snow is on the way for Northern California mountains. A stretch of Interstate 80 from west of Lake Tahoe to the Nevada state line finally reopened to all but big rigs late Monday morning after a lengthy closure. Blizzard warnings have expired but a new system is expected to bring periods of moderate mountain snow. Several ski resorts were closed all weekend. Power has been restored to thousands who lost service but some outages continue.

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A major highway is closed again as the effects of a powerful blizzard continue to cause problems across the Sierra Nevada, and forecasters warned more heavy snow is on the way for Northern California. 聽The highway patrol says Sunday there is no estimate for reopening sections of Interstate 80 to the west and north of Lake Tahoe. A blizzard warning is in effect until midnight for areas above 6,500 feet, while lower elevations are under a winter storm warning with another 2 feet of snow possible. Several ski resorts are closed. Power has been restored to thousands who lost service on Saturday.

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Movie theaters were looking for a savior and 鈥淒une: Part Two鈥 is delivering on the promise. Armed with sandworms, big screen spectacle and the star power of Timoth茅e Chalamet, Denis Villeneuve鈥檚 science fiction epic stormed the North American box office this weekend earning $81.5 million in ticket sales. That is according to studio estimates Sunday. It鈥檚 the first major hit of 2024, and one that was sorely needed by exhibitors. 鈥淒une 2鈥 rode a wave of great reviews into a marketplace that was essentially free of competition. Warner Bros. released it in 4,071 locations in the U.S. and Canada.

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After last year's wave of wins for the so-called school choice movement, some religious schools in those states are seeing enrollment rise and are planning for a fuller future. Against the backdrop of favorable decisions by the conservative-majority U.S. Supreme Court, nine states expanded their school voucher programs. Some are now running into budget troubles. Critics worry about decreased funding for public schools, church-state issues, discrimination against students and more. Supporters tout more options for parents and increased affordability. The debates continue this year as courts and state legislatures weigh related issues and policies. Some religious schools in states considering expansion are hoping it reaches them soon.

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A powerful blizzard that a meteorologist termed 鈥渁s bad as it gets鈥 is howling in the Sierra Nevada mountains. A long stretch of Interstate 80 in Northern California and several ski resorts remain closed Saturday because of gusty winds and snow. Tens of thousands of homes are without power in California and Nevada. The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning through Sunday for a 300-mile stretch of the mountain range in both states. Authorities are urging people to take shelter and stay off roads, and meteorologists predict more than 10 feet of snow will fall at higher elevations.

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Hoboken, New Jersey, recently marked seven consecutive years without a traffic death. Officials there credit their decision to take away some street parking, a change that increases visibility for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians. The city of nearly 60,000 people just across the Hudson River from Manhattan has become a model. Sweden originated similar changes more than a quarter-century ago, and numerous cities, states and nations have since adopted the approach. One key to Hoboken's success has been so-called daylighting, which removes parking spots near intersections and often replaces them with curb extensions, bike racks or planters. Now more than 40 states have some sort of daylighting law. California joined the list this year.

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California authorities shut down 100 miles of Interstate 80 on Friday as the biggest snow storm of the season bore down on the Sierra Nevada. Authorities closed the interstate in both directions after 5 p.m. on a day most ski resorts around Lake Tahoe were closed. Visitors to Yosemite National Park were also told to leave Friday and a tornado touched down in central California. A blizzard warning is in effect through Sunday for a 300-mile stretch of the mountain range and authorities are urging people to take shelter and stay off the roads. Meteorologists predict up to 10 feet of snow could fall in some higher elevations.

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Four years after the COVID-19 pandemic closed schools, the CDC says parents can start treating the virus like other respiratory illnesses. Gone are mandated isolation periods and masking. Now the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says children can go back to school when their overall symptoms improve and they鈥檙e fever-free for 24 hours without taking medication. Students are 鈥渆ncouraged鈥 to wear a mask upon returning. Still, the change may not affect how individual schools urge parents to react when their children fall sick. Schools and child care providers have a mixed record on following CDC recommendations and often look to local authorities for the ultimate word.

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After some rough patches, the Oscars may have finally met the moment with a diverse, global membership and a batch of best picture nominees that reflect global cinema. But that comes as no surprise to the academy鈥檚 leadership, CEO Bill Kramer and President Janet Yang, who have been working behind the scenes to foster this kind of evolution as they approach their 100th year. Both Kramer and Yang, who assumed their positions in 2022, are looking at the organization as a global entity. and seeing possibilities in both talent development and unprecedented unification. They鈥檙e not on the defensive anymore, instead pushing to the future.

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Police say they have taken a man into custody in connection with a shooting in Southern California that left at least three people injured. Media reports say the shooting occurred at a dental office in El Cajon, about 15 miles northeast of downtown San Diego. Police have identified the suspect as 29-year-old Mohammed Abdulkareem. He allegedly fled the scene in a white U-haul pickup with Arizona license plates. Police several hours later announced he had been taken into custody. Further details are not immediately available.

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It's been a stellar year in film, and not just because of the convergence of 鈥淏arbie鈥 and 鈥淥ppenheimer鈥 and their release dates. A crowded best picture category, a nail-biter of a race for best actress are in store for the Oscars, broadcasting live on March 10. The Associated Press' Film Writers Jake Coyle and Lindsey Bahr have made their picks, agreeing that 鈥淥ppenheimer鈥 will be crowned best picture, while Coyle selects Lily Gladstone as the likely best actress winner. Bahr is predicting that Emma Stone will win for her 鈥淧oor Things鈥 performance. One category Coyle and Bahr agree on 鈥 Da'Vine Joy Randolph will win best supporting actress for 鈥淭he Holdovers.鈥

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The most powerful Pacific storm of the season has started barreling into the Sierra Nevada. Forecasters say it is packing multiple-feet of snow and dangerous winds that will create blizzard conditions likely to close major highways and trigger power outages into the weekend. Much of the Sierra is under a blizzard warning through Sunday. The biggest impacts are expected Friday afternoon into Saturday. As much as 10 feet of snow is possible in the mountains around Lake Tahoe by the weekend, with up to 6 feet in the communities on the lake's shores. More than a foot (30 centimeters) is possible in the valleys on the Sierra鈥檚 eastern front, including Reno

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Hatch watch is underway in Southern California mountains. Three bald eagle chicks could emerge this week from eggs laid in a nest monitored by nature lovers via a popular online camera feed. The mother, Jackie, laid the eggs in late January atop a tree overlooking Big Bear Lake high in the San Bernardino Mountains east of Los Angeles. She diligently sat on the eggs for more than two and a half days straight when a recent winter storm blanketed the nest with snow. The nonprofit Friends of Big Bear Valley says Jackie incubated her eggs for 61 hours 58 minutes without a break. Since the storm, Jackie has shared incubating duties with the watchful father, Shadow. Biologists expect the eaglets could begin to hatch Thursday or Friday.

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After a winter barrage of award shows 鈥 the Emmys, the Golden Globes, the Grammys 鈥 the grandaddy of them all, the Academy Awards, are around the corner. The 96th Oscars may be a coronation for 鈥淥ppenheimer,鈥 which comes in with a leading 13 nominations, though other films, including 鈥淏arbie,鈥 鈥淜illers of the Flower Moon鈥 and 鈥淧oor Things鈥 are in the mix. The Oscars will be held Sunday, March 10, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The ceremony is set to begin at 7 p.m. EDT 鈥 one hour earlier than usual 鈥 and be broadcast live on ABC. A preshow will begin at 6:30 p.m. EDT.

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A Native American tribe with one of the largest outstanding claims to water in the Colorado River basin is closing in on a settlement. The Navajo Nation on Wednesday outlined the terms of the potential agreement with more than a dozen parties. It hopes to finalize a settlement that includes Hopi and San Juan Southern Paiute tribes in the coming days. A settlement would put the tribes on a path to piping water to tens of thousands of tribal members in Arizona who still live without it. The Navajo Nation outlined more than $2 billion in funding needed for infrastructure but noted there is no guarantee Congress would approve the settlement or provide the money.

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Crowds have lined up in San Francisco to see and smell the rare blooming an endangered tropical flower that releases a pungent odor when it opens once every several years. The corpse flower began blooming Tuesday afternoon at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. The flower blooms for one to three days once every seven to 10 years. During the bloom it releases a powerful smell described by some as rotting food or sweaty socks. It was the first bloom for the flower known as Mirage. The corpse flower is native to the Indonesia island of Sumatra,

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Leaders of the University of California, Berkeley, have denounced a protest against an event organized by Jewish students that forced police to evacuate attendees and a speaker from Israel. Chancellor Carol Christ and Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Benjamin Hermalin say the incident Monday night violated fundamental values. A crowd of about 200 protesters began to surround the building just before the event was to begin. The officials say doors were broken open and protesters gained entry, forcing the evacuation to protect members of the audience and the guest speaker. University police have now opened a formal criminal investigation. University campuses have been a hotbed of protest activity surrounding the Israel-Hamas war.

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U.S. asylum officers were instructed nearly a year ago to apply a higher screening standard on people who cross the border illegally to claim asylum after passing though another country. But they are too understaffed to have much impact. The Biden administration hails the higher standard as a cornerstone of its border policy in legal challenges, but its application in only a small percentage of arrests shows how budgets can fail to match ambitions. Arrests for illegal crossings temporarily plunged after the rule took effect but rose five of the next six months as migrants and smugglers adjusted, reaching an all-time high in December.

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Old age may be debated as a liability on the presidential campaign trail, but it's not at this year鈥檚 Oscars. The 83-year-old Hayao Miyazaki is the older director ever nominated for best animated film. Martin Scorsese, at 81, is the oldest best director nominee ever. The 78-year-old Wim Wenders and the 86-year-old Ridley Scott also have nominated films. We may be living in the golden age of the aged filmmaker. Filmmaking is a rough-and-tumble business that requires an army of collaborators and millions of dollars and can be a grueling endeavor. But more mature moviemakers may be working than ever before.

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The Oscars just got an infusion of Kenergy. Ryan Gosling will sing the pop power ballad 鈥淚鈥檓 Just Ken鈥 at the show on March 10. The show's producers said Wednesday that others set to perform their nominated original songs include Billie Eilish and Finneas O鈥機onnell, Jon Batiste, Scott George and the Osage Singers and Becky G. Gosling is also nominated for best supporting actor. 聽The 96th Oscars will be broadcast live on ABC and in more than 200 territories worldwide from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, March 10 with the show beginning at 7 p.m. EDT.

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The estate of Donna Summer is suing rappers Ye and Ty Dolla $ign alleging they illegally used her 1977 song 鈥淚 Feel Love鈥 in their most recent collaboration. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court says that when representatives of Ye, formerly Kanye West, asked permission to use a sample of the Summer song, they were rejected because of his controversial public statements. The suit alleges that the defendants then 鈥渟hamelessly鈥 used a recreation of Summer's work on their song 鈥淕ood (Don't Die),鈥 which was released earlier this month. Representatives for Ye did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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A federal judge struck down a California law banning possession of club-like weapons, reversing his previous ruling from three years ago that upheld the prohibition on billy clubs, batons and similar blunt objects. U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez ruled last week that the prohibition violates the Second Amendment. The state said Monday that it will appeal. Weapons such as billy clubs have been outlawed in some form or other in California since at least 1917, with exceptions for law enforcement officers and some state-licensed security guards.

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A 23-year-old man convicted of fatally shooting two teenagers at a Southern California movie theater during a 2021 showing of 鈥淭he Forever Purge鈥 has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Joseph Jimenez was found guilty in December of two counts of first-degree murder. Prosecutors said he shot 18-year-old Rylee Goodrich and 19-year-old Anthony Barajas in the back of the head. Goodrich died at the scene. Barajas, a budding social media star, died at a hospital. Jimenez initially pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity, but a judge later ruled him sane.

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Don Henley says he never gave away his handwritten pages of draft lyrics to 鈥淗otel California鈥 and other Eagles hits. Testifying Monday in a New York courtroom, the Eagles' singer and drummer called the pages 鈥渧ery personal. Henley's testimony at the criminal trial of three collectibles experts also delved into his unrelated 1980 arrest. The Grammy-winning Henley is prosecutors鈥 star witness. He says the handwritten lyrics-in-the-making were stolen decades ago from one of his Southern California properties. The defendants bought them years later through a writer who had worked with the Eagles. The defense maintains that Henley willingly gave them to the scribe.

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Vigils took place across the nation for Oklahoma teenager Nex Benedict, who died the day after a fight in a high school bathroom. Benedict was a nonbinary student who said they were the target of bullying. Vigils were held at locations including Boston, New York, Minneapolis and Huntington Beach, California over the weekend. Others were held or planned in several states including Washington, New Jersey, New York and Texas. The 16-year-old Benedict got into an altercation with three girls in an Owasso High School bathroom. Police say Benedict鈥檚 death was not a result of injuries suffered in the fight, based on preliminary autopsy results.

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Celine Song鈥檚 quiet romance 鈥淧ast Lives鈥 won two of the biggest awards at the Film Independent Spirit Awards Sunday afternoon. The honors included recognition for best feature and best director. Other big winners were Cord Jefferson鈥檚 comedic satire 鈥淎merican Fiction,鈥 with Jeffrey Wright winning for lead performer; and Alexander Payne鈥檚 鈥淭he Holdovers,鈥 which won prizes for Da鈥橵ine Joy Randolph and Dominic Sessa. The 39th edition of the show was held Sunday in a beachside tent in Santa Monica, California, and streamed live on IMDb and Film Independent鈥檚 YouTube channels and X accounts.

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鈥淥ppenheimer鈥 continued to steamroll through Hollywood鈥檚 awards season on Saturday, winning the top prize, for outstanding cast, along with awards for Cillian Murphy and Robert Downey Jr., at the 30th Screen Actors Guild Awards. Lily Gladstone won for her leading performance in 鈥淜illers of the Flower Moon.鈥 Cillian Murphy won outstanding male actor in a leading role for his performance as J. Robert Oppenheimer, landing him his first SAG Award. Robert Downey Jr. and Da鈥橵ine Joy Randolph each won for their supporting performances, solidifying their status as Oscar favorites. The ceremony streamed live on Netflix.

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Inside the ballroom at the 30th Screen Actors Guild Awards, 鈥淥ppenheimer鈥 was front and center 鈥 literally and figuratively 鈥 snagging the night鈥檚 top prize along with awards for Cillian Murphy and Robert Downey Jr. Ahead of this year鈥檚 Academy Awards, Christopher Nolan鈥檚 summer blockbuster increasingly looks like the run-away favorite. It was outshined on Saturday鈥檚 awards only by reflections on the longest SAG-AFTRA strike in history last year and the subsequent deal reached that ended it in November. There was a general sense of solidarity and gratitude toward their union from many in attendance, though some had less optimistic perspectives.

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The 30th Screen Actors Guild Awards are streaming live for the first time on Netflix. 鈥淥ppenheimer鈥 has won the film ensemble award, solidifying its status as the Oscar frontrunner. Its star Cillian Murphy won male actor in a leading role, while Lily Gladstone won best female actor in a leading role. The show heaped several awards on 鈥淭he Bear," naming its actors the best comedy ensemble and acting statuettes to Jeremy Allen White and Ayo Edebiri. Also among the early winners were Ali Wong and Steven Yeun for 鈥淏eef.鈥 Pedro Pascal won best drama series actor for 鈥淭he Last of Us.鈥

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Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board say a helicopter that was carrying the CEO of one of Nigeria鈥檚 largest banks and five others left a shallow crater when it crashed earlier this month in Southern California鈥檚 Mojave Desert. Debris was scattered across 100 yards. The agency released a preliminary investigation report on Friday. Access Bank CEO Herbert Wigwe died along with his wife and adult son. Also killed were two pilots and Bamofin Abimbola Ogunbanjo, former chair of the Nigerian stock exchange. The report details the path of the helicopter on that rainy night and the wreckage left behind. It did not address what might have caused the crash.

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A documentary about a Tunisian family and the radicalization of two teenage daughters who joined the Islamic State group is up for one of the most prestigious film awards in the world. 鈥淔our Daughters,鈥 by filmmaker Kaouther Ben Hania, is among the Academy Award nominees for best documentary feature. It's an intimate portrait of stormy family dynamics and reflections on loss and generational trauma. Off camera, the real-life nightmare is a shared experience among some other Tunisian families. They're living reminders of a complex legacy, unresolved issues and difficult questions persisting years later.

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Buses dropped off hundreds of migrants at a San Diego bus stop instead of at a reception center that had been serving as a staging area because it ran out of local funding sooner than expected. The releases Friday of people from as far away as Mauritania and China show how even the largest city on the country鈥檚 southern border is struggling to cope with migration flows. Migrant aid groups said they would be taken to another place to charge phones and use a bathroom. The vast majority planned to spend only a few hours in San Diego before heading elsewhere.

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A Southern California socialite has been found guilty of murder and other charges in the hit-and-run deaths of two young brothers in a crosswalk more than three years ago. A Los Angeles jury returned the verdict Friday. Authorities said Rebecca Grossman, wife of a prominent Los Angeles burn doctor, fatally struck 11-year-old Mark Iskander and his 8-year-old brother Jacob while speeding behind a car driven by then-lover Scott Erickson, a former Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher. Prosecutors charged Grossman with two felony counts each of murder and vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence and one felony count of hit-and-run driving resulting in death. The deadly crash occurred on the evening of Sept. 29, 2020, in Westlake Village in western LA County.

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Police say seven farmworkers traveling in a van and the driver of a pickup truck were killed Friday in a head-on crash in a farming area in central California. California Highway Patrol Officer Javier Ruvalcaba says the crash at 6:15 a.m. left the van almost completely crumpled among blooming almond trees near the town of Madera, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) outside Fresno. Ruvalcaba says one farmworker seated in the rear of the van survived and was taken to a hospital. He is expected to recover. He says a witness told police the pickup truck was swerving in and out of its lane moments before it crashed against the van.

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Kayakers have been paddling in one of the driest places on Earth after a series of storms battered California鈥檚 Death Valley and replenished Lake Manly. In the past six months, Death Valley has received more than double its annual rainfall amount, recording more than 4.9 inches compared to a typical year that gets about 2 inches. An area once known as a top spot to photograph vast salt flats is now a lake. Park rangers say kayakers should come soon since water levels are expected to drop in a matter of weeks.

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A former auction house executive says the explanation he was given for the source of 13 pages of drafts of lyrics to the Eagles鈥 鈥淗otel California鈥 raised red flags. Former Christie鈥檚 manuscripts chief Tom Lecky testified Friday at a New York criminal trial surrounding pages from the writing of one of classic rock's biggest hits. Lecky says he developed qualms in 2015 after the would-be seller said he got them from a writer who worked with the band on a never-published biography. Yet he acknowledged that after leaving Christie's, he asked the seller again about potentially marketing them. On trial are three collectibles professionals who had the pages at various points. They have pleaded not guilty to charges including conspiracy to criminally possess stolen property.

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Undergraduate student workers at California State University have voted to join a union to negotiate better pay, sick time, and other benefits with the university, creating the largest such union in the country. The California Public Employment Relations Board said 7,252 student workers submitted electronic ballots, with 7,050 voting in favor of joining the California State University Employees Union. The CSUEU already represents 16,000 university staff members. Student assistants say they are underpaid and unappreciated. Student workers get paid $16.25 an hour and are not allowed to work more than 20 hours a week.

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Two children were killed when a hillside collapsed along a Northern California river. The Shasta County Sheriff's Office says the two victims were caught in the debris and fell down the hillside Thursday morning near an off-highway vehicle recreational area downstream from Shasta Dam. The names of the juveniles were not immediately released. The sheriff's office says numerous first responders including the sheriff鈥檚 dive team rushed to the scene around 9 a.m. about 200 miles north of San Francisco. Dam operators temporarily reduced water releases from the dam, and both victims were found in the debris. They were pronounced dead at the scene.

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A federal judge in California will consider whether a former FBI informant charged with lying about a multimillion-dollar bribery scheme involving President Joe Biden鈥檚 family must remain behind bars while he awaits trial. In Las Vegas earlier this week, U.S. Magistrate Judge Daniel Albregts allowed Alexander Smirnov to be released from jail on electronic GPS monitoring. But U.S. District Judge Otis Wright II ordered Smirnov to be returned to custody after prosecutors asked Wright to reconsider the earlier ruling releasing him. Wright has set a hearing for Monday in Los Angeles on prosecutors鈥 request to keep Smirnov in jail.

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The legendary production designer Jack Fisk has for half a century been building some of the most indelible homes and structures of movies. He crafted the grand Victorian that peers down from above the wheat fields in Terrence Malick鈥檚 鈥淒ays of Heaven.鈥 He erected the oil derrick of Paul Thomas Anderson鈥檚 鈥淭here Will Be Blood.鈥 And he built Mollie Burkhardt's Osage home for Martin Scorsese鈥檚 鈥淜illers of the Flower Moon.鈥 鈥淜illers of the Flower Moon" expands the wide swath of American ground, and history, that Fisk has covered. And it鈥檚 earned Fisk his third Oscar nomination, a capstone to a career crafting rough-hewn on-screen worlds with such fine-grained dimensionality that you feel as though you walked through them.

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The legendary production designer Jack Fisk has for half a century been building some of the most indelible homes and structures of movies. He crafted the grand Victorian that peers down from above the wheat fields in Terrence Malick鈥檚 鈥淒ays of Heaven.鈥 He erected the oil derrick of Paul Thomas Anderson鈥檚 鈥淭here Will Be Blood.鈥 And he built Mollie Burkhardt's Osage home for Martin Scorsese鈥檚 鈥淜illers of the Flower Moon.鈥 鈥淜illers of the Flower Moon" expands the wide swath of American ground, and history, that Fisk has covered. And it鈥檚 earned Fisk his third Oscar nomination, a capstone to a career crafting rough-hewn on-screen worlds with such fine-grained dimensionality that you feel as though you walked through them.

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Authorities say two children have died after falling into a rushing river near a Northern California campground. Shasta County sheriff's officials say deputies responded around 9 a.m. Thursday following reports that the children were swept away near Shasta Dam. The sheriff's office says in a statement that rescue crews including a dive team searched the water and recovered the bodies later. It it is not clear how the children fell into the river about 175 miles north of Sacramento.