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Local & Regional State Senate passes gun restraining order
Motivated to act after a deadly rampage near the University of California, Santa Barbara, state lawmakers advanced a bill Wednesday that would allow judges to temporarily take firearms from people who show signs that they could harm themselves or others.
Local & Regional California beach town sees flooding from hurricane California beach town sees flooding from hurricane
Thundering surf spawned by a Pacific hurricane pounded the Southern California coast Wednesday, causing minor flooding in a low-lying beach town, knocking pilings from under the Malibu Pier, and drawing daredevil surfers and body-boarders into churning waves as crowds of spectators lined the shore.
Local & Regional Boy hurt in Napa quake: 'I should be dead' Boy hurt in Napa quake: 'I should be dead'
Thirteen-year-old Nicholas Dillon's screams could be heard throughout his pitch black house when the earth shook and the falling bricks hit him. His mother, who later called it the worst night of her life, couldn't get to him.
Local & Regional Shooting by 9-year-old girl stirs debate over guns Shooting by 9-year-old girl stirs debate over guns (Video)
"All right, full auto," the firing-range instructor tells a 9-year-old girl. She braces the Uzi submachine gun and opens fire at a black-silhouette target. But the recoil wrenches the fully automatic weapon upward, and the instructor is shot in the head and killed.