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Arts Feb 23Beat poet, publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti dies at 101
Ferlinghetti helped launch and perpetuate the Beat movement. He was known for his City Lights bookstore in San Francisco, an essential meeting place for the Beats and other bohemians in the 1950s and beyond.
Health Jan 14Expanded vaccine rollout in U.S. spawns a new set of problems
The rapid expansion of COVID-19 vaccinations to senior citizens across the U.S. has led to bottlenecks, system crashes and hard feelings in many states because of overwhelming demand for the shots.
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…