Santa Rosa, Calif.

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Happiest Cities Are Mostly in One State

8 of top 10 are in sunny California: WalletHub

(Newser) - Life in sunny California sure is sweet, according to WalletHub . Based on factors such as emotional and physical well-being and income and employment, the site has compiled a list of the happiest cities in the country—and ones in California dominate the upper ranks. The top 10, with "happiness... More »

FBI to Probe Deputy's Killing of Boy, 13

(Newser) - Investigations into the fatal shooting of 13-year-old Andy Lopez by a sheriff’s deputy in Santa Rosa, Calif., have stepped up a notch, with the FBI now launching its own probe. This is a rare move by the agency, notes the the Press Democrat —the last time it investigated... More »

Cop Fired 10 Seconds After Spotting Boy With BB Gun

Outrage follows death of Andy Lopez, 13

(Newser) - Details are emerging after California police shot and killed a boy carrying a BB gun on Tuesday, revealing police opened fire just 10 seconds after reporting a "suspicious person." The Press Democrat reports that two police on patrol pulled over and took cover when they saw Andy Lopez... More »

Boy, 13, With Replica Gun Shot Dead by Deputies

Santa Rosa teen was walking with fake AK-47

(Newser) - A 13-year-old boy in Santa Rosa, California, is dead after deputies mistook the replica assault rifle he was carrying for the real thing, reports the AP . Two deputies encountered Andy Lopez walking yesterday afternoon with what looked like an AK-47, reports the local Press Democrat . Police say they repeatedly ordered... More »

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