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Earthquake Risk Slips for Some Californians

It is highly unlikely that large destructive earthquakes will rock central California along the San Andreas Fault because the minerals there are weak, a new study finds. Full story

Calif. driver arrested in fatal crash near school

Police on Friday arrested the driver accused of running a stop sign and plowing into a group of middle school students in Central California. Full story

Body found in canal believed to be kidnapper

A second body was found in a central California canal Saturday and police said it resembled Jose Rodriguez, the man suspected of kidnapping and killing a 4-year-old boy. Full story

DNA test: Body pulled from CA canal is missing boy

Authorities say a DNA test has confirmed that a child's body pulled from a Central California canal is that of a kidnapped 4-year-old boy. Full story

Autopsy: Boy pulled from Calif. canal drowned

An autopsy shows a boy whose body was pulled from a Central California canal had drowned. Full story

Restored gardens bloom on the Rock

Scoured by wind and steeped in criminal history, Alcatraz has a forbidding face. But look a little closer and you see a gentler side to this old fortress blooming on the island's slopes. Full story

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Rescue workers pull up three cars from a canal in Patterson, Calif., Friday, Jan. 28, 2011. Divers began a daring effort Friday in frigid water to recover the car of a kidnapping suspect from a tunnel some 50 feet below the surface of a Central California canal. Earlier in the day, searchers discove