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Nation Sep 29Dying winds give crews hope in Northern California wildfires
The Glass Fire tripled in size Monday and the San Jose Mercury News says some two dozen homes have burned.
Science Aug 22Reinforcements arriving to help in deadly California fires
Firefighters and aircraft from 10 states began arriving in California Friday to help weary crews battling some of the largest blazes in state history as weekend weather threatened to renew the advance of flames that have killed six people and…
Nation Aug 21WATCH: California governor gives wildfires update
Wildfires that have claimed at least six lives and forced tens of thousands of people from their homes are still raging in California. Three major collections of fires are threatening tens of thousands of homes in the San Francisco Bay…
Nation Aug 19Hundreds of wildfires tear through California
Crews were battling wildfires in the San Francisco Bay Area and thousands of people were under orders to evacuate Wednesday as hundreds of wildfires blazed across the state amid a blistering heat wave now in its second week.
Nation Aug 18California power operators plead for conservation, Gov. Newsom declares emergency over wildfires
Gov. Gavin Newsom declared an emergency Tuesday over wildfires burning throughout California as the state's power grid operator pleaded for continued conservation to avoid rolling blackouts.
Nation Aug 17WATCH: California governor demands probe of power blackouts
The governor warned that customers could again lose power Monday. Newsom also sent an letter to state energy overseers demanding to know why blackouts occurred with such little notice to the public.
Nation Jul 15Berkeley moves toward removing police from traffic stops
The progressive California city of Berkeley is moving forward with a novel proposal to replace police with unarmed civilians during traffic stops in a bid to curtail racial profiling.
Nation Jun 04Los Angeles mayor announces end of curfews for 2nd largest U.S. city
Mayor Eric Garcetti made the announcement after the curfews were put in place since last week as a precaution against looting and violence. Earlier, the Los Angeles County sheriff said he will not enforce a curfew in areas his deputies…
Health Apr 03‘We’re moving way too slowly’ says California homeless advocate
California officials have vowed repeatedly to get the roughly 150,000 people experiencing homelessness indoors, but testing shortages and bureaucratic wrangling are making it difficult.
Health Mar 08Cruise ship hit by virus to dock in Oakland, California
A cruise ship hit by the new coronavirus is headed to the port of Oakland, California, the captain told passengers, though they were destined to stay aboard the ship for at least another day.