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Nation Sep 29California city apologizes for 1887 Chinatown destruction
The San Jose City Council has approved a resolution apologizing to Chinese immigrants and their descendants for the city's role in "systemic and institutional racism, xenophobia, and discrimination." The apology comes amid a wave of attacks against the Asian community…
Health Dec 11California’s health order falling on many deaf ears
Los Angeles County Health Director Barbara Ferrer is warning of catastrophic consequences if more people don't heed orders to stay home and within their own household members.
Nation Dec 05California’s San Joaquin Valley enacts stay-home order
Much of the state, including Southern California, is on the brink of the same restrictions, and some regions have opted to impose them even before the state mandate kicks in.
Nation Oct 27California braces for more fire danger from winds
California prepared for another round of dangerous fire weather Tuesday even as crews fought a pair of fast-moving blazes in the south that critically injured two firefighters and left more than 100,000 under evacuation orders.
Nation Oct 15Power cut to thousands in California to prevent wildfires
Thousands of people in wine country woke up without power amid a fall heat wave that's bringing another round of extreme wildfire danger to large portions of already battered Northern California.
Nation Oct 02California milestone: 4 million acres burned in wildfires
California is poised to hit a fearsome milestone: 4 million acres burned this year by wildfires that have killed 30 people and incinerated hundreds of homes in what is already the worst fire season on record.
Economy Sep 29California’s wine country residents face fire fatigue
The Glass Fire has scorched more than 66 square miles (170 square kilometers) and destroyed about 95 structures. It's the fourth major fire in three years in the Napa-Sonoma area.
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…
Education Jul 07States sue U.S. Department of Education over diverted virus relief funds for schools
In the lawsuit filed Tuesday, the attorneys general of California and Michigan say the department run by Secretary Betsy DeVos is attempting to take pandemic relief funds away from K-12 public schools and divert them to private schools.
Nation Jul 01San Francisco will stop releasing mug shots
San Francisco police will stop making public the mug shots of people who have been arrested unless they pose a threat to the public, as part of an effort to stop perpetuating racial stereotypes, the city's police chief announced Wednesday.