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Highway 41 crews to remove as many as 1,600 dump truck loads of dirt and rock

Caltrans crews working to clear dirt and rock from Highway 41 will need to remove as many as 1,600 dump truck loads of material before the road can reopen. The highway connecting Morro Bay and Atascadero has been closed since Jan. 6, 2017, after heavy rains caused a mud and rockslide.

California

Thousands gather in downtown LA for women's march

Tens of thousands of demonstrators filled the streets of downtown Los Angeles and San Francisco with signs decrying President Donald Trump and chants in English and Spanish as a cross-section of the cities diverse religious, ethnic and LGBT groups marched in solidarity Saturday with the Women's March on Washington.

California

Anti-abortion protesters march in San Francisco

Anti-abortion demonstrators marched through downtown San Francisco in an annual event that coincided Saturday with the women's march in opposition to President Donald Trump. Organizers said they coordinated so the two events occurred at different times of the day.

National

Correction: Police Shoot Teen-California story

In a Jan. 19 story about police officers shooting and killing a teenager in Salinas, California, The Associated Press reported erroneously the number of officers placed on leave following the shooting. Two officers were put on leave, not seven.

Videos

What is a ‘Botts Dot’? A field guide to Caltrans’ road markers

Caltrans employs a variety of devices and techniques to designate highway lane lines, including some that offer drivers subtle clues. Here are some old and new technologies, starting with the famous Botts Dot.
Sharon Okada sokada@sacbee.com
What is a ‘Botts Dot’? A field guide to Caltrans’ road markers 1:46

What is a ‘Botts Dot’? A field guide to Caltrans’ road markers

Flooded Yolo Bypass is simply striking at sunset 1:04

Flooded Yolo Bypass is simply striking at sunset

What is an atmospheric river? 0:30

What is an atmospheric river?

Emergency crews work to clear Interstate 80 mudslide 0:11

Emergency crews work to clear Interstate 80 mudslide