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    News Brig Elon “Im going to put a chip in your head” Musk has never been one to shy away from making grandiose forward looking statements but if he can keep his word from this year’s battery day — the one about being able to build batteries at half the current cost per kWh and usher in the era of $25,000 electric cars within tree years. That’s going to revolutionize the EV market far more than the Roadster ever did. Maybe even more than the Model S Plaid will. News Brig If a social video platform’s success is measured by the amount of hate-filled garbage rhetoric moderators have to continually pull down, then TikTok is killing it. The site yanked...
    California agencies reported 4,159 new cases and 80 new deaths of the coronavirus as of Saturday,  according to unofficial totals from public health websites.  The cumulative number of coronavirus cases is 805,133 and 15,556 deaths. The seven-day average of 3,336 new cases from the coronavirus represents a 66% decline since its high of 9,935, July 23, while the seven-day average of 85 new deaths is a 44% drop from its Aug. 15 high of 150, according to an analysis of data from public health websites Saturday. Hospitalizations statewide are down 62% from their July 21 high of 8,820.  According to health agencies, there were 3,307 people in the hospital for COVID-related reasons on Saturday, 177 fewer than reported the previous...
            by Daisey Nguyen  SAN FRANCISCO, California (AP) — Firefighters and officials at California’s largest utility company braced for hot, dry and windy weather in northern and central areas of the state this weekend that may fan the flames of several major wildfires or ignite new ones. Pacific Gas & Electric warned Friday it may cut power from Sunday morning to Monday, potentially affecting 97,000 customers in 16 counties, during which forecasters said a ridge of high pressure will raise temperatures and generate gusts flowing from the interior to the coast. In this Sept. 11, 2020, file photo, firefighters light a controlled burn along Nacimiento-Fergusson Road to help contain the Dolan Fire near Big Sur,...
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Firefighters and officials at California's largest utility company braced for hot, dry and windy weather in northern and central areas of the state this weekend that may fan the flames of several major wildfires or ignite new ones. Pacific Gas & Electric warned Friday it may cut power from Sunday morning to Monday, potentially affecting 97,000 customers in 16 counties, during which forecasters said a ridge of high pressure will raise temperatures and generate gusts flowing from the interior to the coast. PG&E initially warned that approximately 21,000 customers in three counties would lose power beginning Saturday evening but expanded the potential shutoff when the forecast changed. The utility is tracking the weather to determine if...
    Firefighters and officials at California's largest utility company braced for hot, dry and windy weather in northern and central areas of the state this weekend that may fan the flames of several major wildfires or ignite new ones. Pacific Gas & Electric warned Friday it may cut power from Sunday morning to Monday, potentially affecting 97,000 customers in 16 counties, during which forecasters said a ridge of high pressure will raise temperatures and generate gusts flowing from the interior to the coast. PG&E initially warned that approximately 21,000 customers in three counties would lose power beginning Saturday evening but expanded the potential shutoff when the forecast changed. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox The utility...
    Grand jurors were told the cell phone of a White defendant charged with the Feb. 1 shooting death of a Black man in Moreno Valley contained files with racial slurs about African Americans, along with the phrases “white power,” and “Hail Hitler,” a transcript of testimony shows. The panel voted in August to indict Darren Peter Zesk, 19, with the first-degree murder of Massai Cole, along with special circumstances that the slaying was a hate crime, and that it was committed while lying in wait for the victim, an 18-year-old June 2019 graduate of Ventura High School. Zesk’s nephew, Jared Lee Zesk,19, is also charged with Cole’s slaying, but not with the special circumstances. Both are White and lived in...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rain showers fell Thursday on the northwestern edges of fire-ravaged California but forecasters warned residents to not be fooled: A new round of hot, dry and windy weather is expected by the weekend. “Ideally this would be a signal for a change in the upcoming weather pattern but it unfortunately looks like a head fake in the wrong direction,” the National Weather Service’s San Francisco Bay Area office wrote. Another front expected Friday will bring needed rain to lingering fire areas in Oregon, Washington and Idaho, but will only slightly delay the development of high pressure that sends air flowing along the surface from the interior toward the coast, forecasters said. The withering northerly and easterly...
    A controversial California physician displayed a 9mm pistol during an anti-mask video in which he claimed a firearm offered more protection against COVID-19 than face masks.  The comments made by Dr. Jeff Barke on camera last Thursday have shocked the Orange County community.   And Hoag Hospital Newport Beach, where Barke has businesses affiliations, said officials were 'deeply disturbed' by his 'radical' views on the COVID-19 pandemic. But Barke, of PersonalCare Physicians, has continued to rail against 'tyrannical'  CDC public health recommendations and mask mandates.  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Crowds boo Donald and Melania Trump as the first couple pay their respects to... Woman is tased and arrested for not wearing a face mask at a middle school... ...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Federal authorities on Wednesday announced charges against alleged members of a Southern California-based drug-trafficking organization that operates on the darknet.More than 120 people have been arrested for selling drugs online as part of an effort named Operation Disruptor.In Southern California, investigators successfully dismantled the drug-trafficking organization -- known as "Stealthgod."The crew is accused of using the darknet to make 18-thousand sales of meth and other illegal drugs.And investigators say their drug deals span at least 35 states ---and numerous countries.Police seized 120 pounds of methamphetamine, 14 pounds of pills, ecstasy, $1 million in cryptocurrency, and five guns.Five people living in Southern California were taken into custody.Andres Bermudez, 37, of Palmdale is allegedly a main supplier for...
    In a normal year, October would mark the end of Munich’s Oktoberfest and the arrival of Halloween, pumpkin brews and fresh hop beers. Unfortunately, fresh or wet hop beers made with those freshly-picked hops seem less likely to be as plentiful this year. I like to call them beerjolais nouveau, because they’re best when fresh and available for only a short time. That short lifespan means most are served in kegs — at festivals (canceled), big parties (banned) or bars (still closed). The only fresh hop brews we’ll likely see this year will be from bigger breweries, who package their fresh hop beers in bottles or cans. While we wait for the world to open up again, here are a...
    ORINDA, Calif. —  The National Weather Service said Wednesday that strong gusts, hot temperatures and low humidity from Saturday through Monday morning will place parts of the Bay Area and other regions in Northern California in critical fire danger. The service issued a fire watch notice for the East Bay hills, the I-680 corridor and I-580 east of Altamont, as well as the Highway 4 corridor, starting Saturday morning. The region includes the Oakland hills and Orinda and stretches from Martinez to Pleasanton to Livermore, said meteorologist Drew Peterson. The hills of northeast Sonoma and Napa counties above 1,000 feet also will face critical fire danger. The strongest winds are expected near Mt. St. Helena and in Marin County, Mt....
    Carl Pope September 23, 2020 9:05PM (UTC) Setting aside the signing of the Paris agreement — a historic global accord from which the United States has now backed away — that there have ever been as big a week for climate progress as this one. First, the government of China presented itself as the global successor to the U.S. role abandoned by President Trump. In an address before the UN General Assembly, President Xi Jinping announced that China would accelerate its peak emissions date — that is, the point after which the nation's carbon emissions will begin to decrease — and would commit to net-zero climate impact by 2060. By placing China solidly ahead of the U.S. in both of those categories — our government...
    Yosemite National Park will reopen Friday, with a gradual reopening of visitor services over the weekend. The move, announced Wednesday, follows a Sept. 17 closure because of unhealthy air quality. National Park Service officials said campsites in Yosemite Valley will be available for campers beginning Friday. (The campground takes bookings at recreation.gov.) The park will still require day-use reservations to enter, a measure adopted earlier this year to reduce risk of COVID-19 infection through crowding. Meanwhile, the nearby Creek fire continues to burn. As of Wednesday morning, it has covered more than 289,000 acres, blackening large portions of Sierra National Forest and drawing within 14 miles of Mammoth Lakes. Authorities said the fire was 42% contained. Nearby, along the...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — In a unanimous 4-0 vote, the California Fish and Game Commission agreed to list the iconic western Joshua tree as a threatened or endangered species for at least a year. The commission, which voted Tuesday, determined that the tree’s listing under the California Endangered Species Act may be warranted. The decision immediately lists the Joshua tree as a protected species and commences a one-year status review. At the end of that review, the commission will make a final decision on the Joshua tree’s status as a threatened or endangered species. JUNIPER HILLS, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 18: A Joshua tree burns during the Bobcat Fire on September 18, 2020 in Juniper Hills, California. Numerous homes were destroyed...
    Crumbled rock, ash and dust carpet the winding road into Big Santa Anita Canyon, a remote outpost just north of Arcadia in the confines of the Angeles National Forest. The canyon has long been a popular destination for hikers and tourists looking to escape the urban trappings of Los Angeles, but on Tuesday afternoon, it was eerily quiet: The road has been blocked since the Bobcat fire swept through the area days before, leaving in its wake a barren moonscape of seared and naked hills. The massive fire, which has burned more than 113,000 acres since igniting Sept. 6, has been fickle from the start. At times, fire crews seemed to be playing whack-a-mole with the flames, achieving containment...
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    The autumn equinox was at 6:30 a.m. PDT on Tuesday, meaning there are nearly equal periods of daylight and darkness. From now until the winter solstice in December, days will gradually get shorter and nights will get longer in the Northern Hemisphere. That’s good news and bad news for fire-scorched California. The good news is that as the Northern Hemisphere tilts farther from the sun, the sun’s rays are less direct, and cooler daytime temperatures result, along with cooler nights. The arrival of the rainy season is usually in about November. The sun is lower in the sky during autumn.(Paul Duginski / Los Angeles Times) The bad news is that October to November are the peak months for the Santa...
    Wildfires have been blazing in California since August and the intense smoke is not just filling the air, but is making its way into grapes used to produce wine. As wood burns during these fires, it releases aromatic compounds that permeate the grape’s skin and bonds with sugars inside. Because the blazes were so intense this season, experts say consumers can expect to sip on smoky flavored wine for years to come. Wine industry expert Burak Kazaz said: ‘There are ways that winemakers can attempt to 'mask' the smoky taste, but it's literally permeated everything from the grapes themselves to the wooden crates and barrels used to store grapes and the finished wine product.’ Wildfires have been blazing in...
    The University of California improperly allowed 64 students admissions to the school as favors to donors, family, and friends, according to a state audit. The audit was released Tuesday and it also revealed staff falsely designated 22 of the applicants as student-athlete recruits due to donations or favors to families with connections to the school, said California State Auditor Elaine Howle. "We conclude that the university has allowed for improper influence in admissions decisions, and it has not treated applicants fairly or consistently," said a letter signed by Howle. The letter also said the University of California at Berkley, admitted 42 less-qualified student applicants based on connections to donors, leadership, and staff. The audit underscores California's second significant effort in recent...
    Obi Kaufmann/Heyday Books For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.California is burning. After a rare lightning storm during an exceptional heatwave sparked more than 350 blazes in August, hundreds of thousands evacuated their homes as 6,223 structures were damaged or destroyed and 25 lives were lost. One month later, four of the five largest wildfires in the state’s 170-year history are still raging. As in recent years, residents have been stuck indoors for weeks as they struggle to take a breath of fresh air beneath skies clogged with ash and dangerous particulate matter, reluctantly learning to call this the “new normal.” Yet the record-setting 3.5 million acres that have burned so far this...
    SACRAMENTO —  A national environmental organization on Monday threatened to sue Gov. Gavin Newsom to halt all new permits for gas and oil wells in the state, saying the governor has failed to protect Californians and the environment from hazards and pollutants released by the state’s billion-dollar petroleum industry. In a letter sent to Newsom on Monday, the Center for Biological Diversity accused his administration of being friendly to California’s oil industry and issuing new permits without proper environmental reviews. The organization plans to take legal action unless the Democratic governor “promptly direct[s] your regulators to halt permitting.” “We urge you to direct your regulators to immediately stop issuing the illegal permits, hold the oil industry accountable for its damage...
    Vanessa Bryant is accused of kicking her mother out of the house following the death of Kobe Bryant. Sofia Laine made the claim in an interview airing on Univision on Monday, alleging that the mother-of-four demanded the immediate return of a vehicle too. 'She told me, "I need you to get out of this house." She also told me that she wanted her car and she wants it now,' Laine cried to interviewer Dave Valadez on the Spanish language show 'El Gorda y La Flaca.'  She told me, "I need you to get out of this house," Sofia Laine said in an interview for Univision's 'El Gorda y La Flaca' airing on Monday Sofia Laine is pictured touching...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Just as the wildfire smoke leaves the Bay Area, a dry offshore flow is expected to bring critical fire weather conditions across much of the region, says ABC7 News meteorologist Lisa Argen."It's the last day of summer and we are getting into a cooling trend beginning today, that's the good news," Argen said. "A stronger onshore flow will allow for some better air quality."But by the end of the week, more drying winds are expected out of the north northeast.Argen's AccuWeather forecast shows temperatures will continue to climb on Saturday and Sunday, "maybe 15 to 20 degrees above average and that means the hills of the North and East Bay could see gusty offshore winds with...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Just as the wildfire smoke leaves the Bay area, a dry offshore flow is expected to bring critical fire weather conditions across much of the region, says ABC7 News meteorologist Lisa Argen."It's the last day of summer and we are getting into a cooling trend beginning today, that's the good news," said Argen. "A stronger onshore flow will allow for some better air quality."But by the end of the week, more drying winds are expected out of the north northeast.Argen's AccuWeather forecast shows temperatures will continue to climb on Saturday and Sunday, "maybe 15 to 20 degrees above average and that means the hills of the North and East Bay could see gusty offshore winds with...
    If you cannot view this on your mobile device. Click here. California Governor Gavin Newsom provides an update on the state’s response to wildfires and the coronavirus pandemic at noon PT. Related Articles Neck gaiter at issue in Spirit Airlines mask dispute Three East Bay parks get go-ahead to open in limited capacity Hotline exclusive: Pac-12 paid performance bonuses to executives and staff prior to major downsizing move Watch: Santa Clara County Public Health Department gives updates on coronavirus and testing, Sept. 21 Coronavirus: Is it safe to dine indoors? Bay Area restaurants say their survival depends on it
    By Eliott C. McLaughlin | CNN President Donald Trump made phone calls to the deputies injured in a Compton, California, shooting, and though one of them remains in the hospital and couldn’t speak, she wrote out her answers for the nation’s commander in chief. The call was detailed in a Saturday afternoon Facebook post from the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Transit Service Bureau. It shows the 31-year-old, who was shot in the face, in bed with a writing pad in her lap. Her arms are heavily bandaged. An LASD sergeant, one of her colleagues in the bureau, and her husband were at her bedside in an intensive care unit. The sergeant relayed her answers to Trump during the call, the...
     (CNN) — It was a long, dizzying week to be a Californian. The Golden State has been trying to contain the surge of coronavirus cases that started in the summer while dozens of wildfires are burning and smoke is making it hard to breathe. Then, as if not enough crises had collided, Southern California was caught in the clutches of yet another hazard — an earthquake. Here’s more about what people in California faced last week:   Wildfires pushed them to flee their homes   As more than 19,000 firefighters scrambled to contain multiple blazes in the state, they had to mourn one of their own, officials said. A firefighter was killed Thursday in Southern California’s El Dorado Fire, the blaze sparked...
    By Nicole Chavez | CNN It was a long, dizzying week to be a Californian. The Golden State has been trying to contain the surge of coronavirus cases that started in the summer while dozens of wildfires are burning and smoke is making it hard to breathe. Then, as if not enough crises had collided, Southern California was caught in the clutches of yet another hazard — an earthquake. Here’s more about what people in California faced last week: Wildfires pushed them to flee their homes As more than 19,000 firefighters scrambled to contain multiple blazes in the state, they had to mourn one of their own, officials said. A firefighter was killed Thursday in Southern California’s El Dorado Fire,...
    Sandra Martinez, 45, a housekeeper, used to work three days a week before the pandemic struck. Now she does the same work for one day’s pay, because her employer thought one housekeeping appointment was less risky than three. She used to take three buses to work, an epic commute that made her workdays 15 hours long. Now she pays out of pocket for Uber, exhausting her savings, because her family heard that taking the bus was unsafe. As we all try to take fewer risks, housekeepers, caregivers and child-care providers like Martinez have paid the price. Nearly three-quarters of domestic workers reported losing their jobs in an April survey. Many domestic workers who can afford only to take the bus...
    The National Weather Service for the first time issued a tornado warning of fire sparked by a fire in Northern California A fiery tornado formed during a fire. Photo: US Fish and Wildlife Service; cropped by Beyond My Ken (talk) 00:25, 17 September 2015 (UTC) / Public domain / Wikimedia Commons A tornado warning issued Saturday afternoon for Lassen County, California, it was not an average tornado warning. It is the first time that the National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a tornado fire warning. Extremely dangerous fire behavior noted on the #LoyaltonFire! Rotating columns and potential for fire whirls. Responders should exercise extreme caution !!! https://t.co/DYghar7yiz – NWS Reno (@NWSReno)...
    By MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Already burdened by the coronavirus pandemic and a tightened deadline, the Census Bureau must now contend with several natural disasters as wildfires and hurricanes disrupt the final weeks of the nation's once-a-decade headcount. The fires on the West Coast forced tens of thousands of people to flee homes in California and Oregon before they could be counted, and tens of thousands of others were uncounted in Louisiana communities hit hard last month by Hurricane Laura. Nearly a quarter million more households were uncounted in areas affected this week by Hurricane Sally. The disasters add to the already laborious task of counting of every U.S. resident and increase the risk that the...
    California was forced to contend in one week with the triple threat of wildfires, the coronavirus and an earthquake. The Golden State has been under siege by wildfires that burned more than 3.4 million acres scorched so far this year, killed at least 26 people and destroyed numerous homes, CNN reported. Parts of Southern California were ordered to evacuate Saturday as the Bobcat Fire in Los Angeles County quickly spread over 91,000 acres due to strong winds. Meanwhile, toxic smoke from the wildfires has spread through California and nearby states, creating poor air quality conditions. Gov. Gavin Newsom has said that access to the state’s mobile coronavirus testing sites has been impacted by air quality issues. COVID-19 rates in...
    California was forced to contend in one week with the triple threat of wildfires, the coronavirus and an earthquake. The Golden State has been under siege by wildfires that burned more than 3.4 million acres scorched so far this year, killed at least 26 people and destroyed numerous homes, CNN reported. Parts of Southern California were ordered to evacuate Saturday as the Bobcat Fire in Los Angeles County quickly spread over 91,000 acres due to strong winds. Meanwhile, toxic smoke from the wildfires has spread through California and nearby states, creating poor air quality conditions. Gov. Gavin Newsom has said that access to the state’s mobile coronavirus testing sites has been impacted by air quality issues. COVID-19 rates in the...
    (CNN)It was long, dizzying week to be a Californian.The Golden State has been trying to contain the surge of coronavirus cases that started in the summer while dozens of wildfires are burning and smoke is making it hard to breathe. Then, as if not enough crises had collided, Southern California was caught in the clutches of yet another hazard -- an earthquake. Here's more about what people in California faced last week:Wildfires pushed them to flee their homesParts of southern California were ordered to evacuate as the Bobcat Fire torched more than 91,000 acres. As more than 19,000 firefighters scrambled to contain multiple blazes in the state, they had to mourn one of their own, officials said. Read MoreA firefighter...
    Loading the player... America’s worsening climate change problem is as polarized as its politics. Some parts of the country have been burning this month while others were underwater in extreme weather disasters. The already parched West is getting drier and suffering deadly wildfires because of it, while the much wetter East keeps getting drenched in mega-rainfall events, some hurricane related and others not. Climate change is magnifying both extremes, but it may not be the only factor, several scientists told The Associated Press. “The story in the West is really going to be … these hot dry summers getting worse and the fire compounded by decreasing precipitation,” said Columbia University climate scientist Richard Seager. “But in the eastern part...
    By SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer America's worsening climate change problem is as polarized as its politics. Some parts of the country have been burning this month while others were underwater in devastating extreme weather disasters. The already parched West is getting drier and suffering deadly wildfires because of it, while the much wetter East keeps getting drenched in mega-rainfall events, some hurricane related and others not. Climate change is magnifying both extremes, but it may not be the only factor, several scientists told The Associated Press. “The story in the West is really going to be ... these hot dry summers getting worse and the fire compounded by decreasing precipitation,’’ said Columbia University climate scientist Richard Seager. “But in...
    California’s new daily COVID-19 cases have been decreasing steadily since mid-August, as a second round of lockdowns was imposed to combat the spike in cases we saw mid-summer. The hot spots have also been shifting, and this map shows you how. To see where the virus is spreading, we calculate the rate of new cases in each county, the number of cases reported in the previous 14 days per 10,000 residents, then track that data over time. The animated map shows how — and when — the coronavirus spread around California from April 1 through Sept. 18. In early April, the virus was most prevalent in Bay Area and Southern California counties, then became more concentrated in Los Angeles...
    Prince Harry has reportedly joined a helicopter club in California in order to take Meghan Markle and his son Archie out on family trips. The Duke of Sussex, 36, needs to practice flying in order to to keep his helicopter licence current, a royal insider told the Sun. In 2013, the royal qualified as an Apache helicopter commander while serving in the Regiment Army Air Corps but left the military less than a year later to pursue charity work. Prince Harry has reportedly joined a helicopter club in California in order to take Meghan Markle and his son Archie out on family trips. The Duke of Sussex, 36, needs to practice flying in order to to keep his helicopter...
    In May 2019, workers in California’s Central Valley struggled to seal a broken oil well. It was one of thousands of aging wells that crowd the dusty foothills three hours from the coast, where Chevron and other companies inject steam at high pressure to loosen up heavy crude. Suddenly, oil shot out of the bare ground nearby. Chevron corralled the oil in a dry streambed, and within days the flow petered out. But it resumed with a vengeance a month later. By July, a sticky, shimmering stream of crude and brine oozed through the steep ravine. Workers and wildlife rescuers couldn’t immediately approach the site — it was 400 degrees underground, and if the earth exploded or gave way, they...
    ABC7 has joined the American Red Cross Prepare SoCal campaign. Prepare SoCal is a public awareness campaign to create more resilient communities that are better equipped to help each other prevent, prepare for and respond to life-threatening disasters. Being prepared is the key to surviving a disaster, and Prepare SoCal wants to help viewers be prepared. Prepare SoCal InformationWe're in this together, Southern California, so:Get A Kit Make A Plan Be Informed Get a Kit: At minimum, the American Red Cross recommends that you have the following items in your emergency preparedness kit: Water: One gallon per person, per day. A three-day supply is recommended for evacuation. A two-week supply is recommended if you stay in your home....
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Since the 2020 election will look different than any before it, you may want to learn a few key dates this cycle.First off, make sure you're registered to vote. You can do that by visiting the Secretary of State's website here.RELATED: This website lets you track your mail-in ballot, see when it's countedThen, make sure you mark these key dates on your calendar for the 2020 election: Sept. 24 - Oct. 13: Voter information guides are mailed out (though some people had reported receiving them even earlier).Oct. 5: Mail-in ballots start getting sent to voters and early voting starts in California. The state will send out mail-in ballots through Oct. 27.Oct. 19: Last day to register...
    California’s job market improved slightly in August, but the state has regained just a third of the jobs it has lost since the COVID-19 pandemic forced thousands of businesses to close. The state added 101,900 jobs last month, mostly due to the temporary hiring of federal census takers, slightly boosting state payrolls to about 15.87 million, state officials reported. In July, employers had hired 83,500 workers after Gov. Gavin Newsom and county officials allowed many workplaces to reopen. Compared with August of last year, California payrolls shrank 9.1%. About 2.6 million jobs were lost in March and April because of the pandemic. Nationwide, payrolls dropped by 10.25 million jobs between August 2019 and August 2020, a 6.8% drop....
    A California man has been arrested after he allegedly attacked several people during a rally held in support of President Donald Trump on Wednesday night. Alvin Gary Shaw, 33, confronted the small group of people during the gathering in Aliso Viejo - 50 miles south of Los Angeles - around 6.30pm.  Shaw allegedly blew smoke in some of the supporters' faces and used his cigar to burn one person's Trump sign, according to local reports. He also reportedly knocked three people to the ground, including an 84-year-old woman, before he was taken away in handcuffs.  SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO  Donna Snow, 84 (pictured), was allegedly punched by a man as she attended a Trump rally in Aliso Viejo, California,...
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    Alpha Omega Virtual Tastings: Noon-1:30 p.m. Sept. 26. Luau on the Lawn includes wine and food pairing, chef demonstration, entertainment and live virtual tasting. Wines include: Chardonnay Napa Valley 2016, Rosé Reserve Napa Valley 2019, Petit Verdot & Cabernet Franc Napa Valley 2017 and Sunshine Valley Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2017. $299-$399. Sept. 18 reservation deadline. www.aowinery.com  Aperture Cellars Virtual Tastings: Join us for a virtual tasting in the comfort of your home. Please purchase your tasting kit in advance of your virtual tasting. https://aperture-cellars.com/virtual-tastings/ Bouchaine Vineyards, Napa: Order a Bouchaine Winemaker Tasting Kit delivered to your home, then book a virtual wine tasting appointment online. Each kit provides tasting notes and vintage summaries, so you’ll be all set...
    By Brian Fung | CNN Business The Commerce Department plans to restrict access to TikTok and WeChat on Sunday as the Trump administration’s executive orders against the two apps are set to take effect. The Department said Friday that as of Sunday, any moves to distribute or maintain WeChat or TikTok on an app store will be prohibited. In addition, the Department said, it will be illegal to host or transfer internet traffic associated with WeChat beginning Sunday. The same will be true for TikTok as of Nov. 12, it said. Further restrictions could still be announced later, including against other apps if they are seen to be used as workarounds. Related Articles California jobless claims: 8.6 million...
    A new lawsuit launched at Starbucks claims a California man suffered severe burns to his body, including his genitals, after the lid to his hot tea came undone and it spilled on him. Tommy Piluyev last week filed a lawsuit against Starbucks Corporation and Pactiv Packaging Inc. a manufacturer and distributor of food packaging, related to the injuries he suffered in October 2018. Court documents viewed by DailyMail.com show the two companies are accused of negligence and product liability.    The incident happened in October 2018 when Piluyev, then 22, and his family purchased two pick-up grande size Honey Citrus Mint Teas at a Starbucks location in Roseville. The family had been driving home through the Sacramento-area in their 2018 BMW SUV...
    University of California regents banned the use of quotas based on race and gender in admissions, hiring and contracting Thursday — underscoring their intent to limit how they would restore affirmative action if state voters approve its use again. In June, regents unanimously backed an effort to eliminate the longtime ban on affirmative action in public education and employment, which California voters approved in 1996 with passage of Proposition 209. That ban would be repealed by a proposed constitutional amendment, Proposition 16, on the Nov. 3 ballot. But to make clear the UC system would not use quotas even if Proposition 16 passes, regents adopted an official policy against them. The action aligns the 10-campus system with federal...
    The most sacred annual period in the Jewish religion starts Friday and because of the pandemic, we won't be seeing packed sanctuaries for Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. Instead, those sanctuaries have been turned into broadcast studios."We've transformed our sanctuary into a production studio. We've had to shoot High Holy Days so that we're able to share them with everyone, using Zoom, using Facebook, by using YouTube, we've helped create a community," said Rabbi Jon Hanish of Temple Kol Tikvah in Woodland Hills.WATCH | Here's a breakdown of each tier in California's reopening frameworkEMBED More News Videos Does the new color coded, 4-tier system for monitoring COVID-19 in California leave you scratching your head? ABC7 breaks down what each tier...
    A California family has accused Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris and Gov. Gavin Newsom of trespassing on their fire-ravaged property for a photo opportunity. The lawmakers visited Fresno County on Tuesday to survey areas that have suffered the most damage during the Creek Fire, as dozens of other wildfires continue to rage across the West Coast. Harris and Newsom were both briefed by officials from Cal Fire and the US Forest Service about the challenges they’ve faced in fighting the fire, which has burned more than 213,000 acres and is still only around 18 percent contained. They also stopped by Pine Ridge Elementary in Auberry, before walking across the street to observe a residence that had been burnt to...
    Over half a century ago, former California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) warned of the growing threat of climate change, faced unprecedented economic disasters and led the nation’s largest state at times of social unrest. Today, retired on his ranch an hour north of Sacramento, Brown sees parallels between those crises and the cascade of economic, health and climate disasters that Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenThe Memo: Warning signs flash for Trump on debates Senate Republicans signal openness to working with Biden National postal mail handlers union endorses Biden MORE will face if he takes the oath of office in January. “I think Biden has a big problem, bigger than the virus — it’s the deficit, the economy, the racial...
    The worst wildfire in U.S. history, the Arctic Ocean ice is headed for the hottest summer in the Northern Hemisphere since the onset of a historically low, simultaneous hurricane and record in the Atlantic Ocean: scientists say natural disasters and record temperatures this year have surpassed their worst fears. “We were speculating about things that could have happened 40 years ago, and in our lifetime, I don’t think any of us expected these things to come out,” said 73-year-old climate professor Chris Robley. Science at University College London. “It has become more of a real issue today than a predicted issue tomorrow.” Natural disasters have brought home the huge economic and social costs of a hot planet that has warmed...
    A family in California accused Sen. Kamala Harris and Gov. Gavin Newsom of trespassing on the ruins of their property for a photo opportunity. Trampas Patten, whose home burned in the wildfires near Auberry, California, said that his parents never gave Harris, who is the Democratic vice presidential nominee, or Newsom permission to stand on their property near the ruins of their home for a photograph, according to a report from KMPH. In a post to Facebook, he condemned the photograph and said his family felt used. "For the friends of mine that don’t recognize the fireplace in the background, that is what is left of my parents house! What has me really frustrated right now is the fact that...
    Over the last several weeks, record-setting wildfires - fueled by winds, dry conditions and climate change - have been ravaging the West Coast. California has borne the brunt with more than 3.2 million acres of forest and grassland burned, but devastating flames have also swept across Oregon, Washington and other nearby states. Smoke wafted into cities such as Portland and Seattle, with agencies deeming their air quality last weekend worse than any other major metropolitan area in the world - and the smoke as spread as far as Washington, DC and Northern Europe. At least 35 people have died, tens of thousands of residents have been evacuated from their homes, and hundreds of houses and businesses have been destroyed. But...
    A family whose home was destroyed by the wildfires in California says that Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Kamala Harris and Democratic California Governor Gavin Newsom trespassed on their property, FOX26 reported. While on a trip to Fresno County to survey the areas that had been affected by the fire, they stopped at a burned down home that the homeowner’s family said neither Harris or Newsom had the right to enter, according to FOX26. Trampas Patten, who says he’s the son of the homeowners in Auberry, said that the two politicians “used my parents loss for a photo opportunity” and trespassed on the private property.  For the friends of mine that don’t recognize the fireplace in the background, that is what...
    Flames tear through homes in a California neighborhood in a shocking video released by firefighters from one of the largest wildfires currently scorching the state as officials announced Wednesday that hundreds of service members are joining the firefight. The Pentagon said Thursday that 250 Marines and sailors are now assisting firefighting efforts against the Creek Fire burning in central California. At the request of the National Interagency Fire Center, U.S. Army North (Fifth Army), U.S. Northern Command’s Joint Force Land Component Command, will oversee the military support effort, the second undertaken in California this month. WESTERN WILDFIRES RAGE AS CRIMINALS, LOOTERS HINDER FIREFIGHTING EFFORTS “Given the unprecedented fire season and the magnitude of the loss the people of California are experiencing, we...
    The battle to contain wildfires is continuing in California and other Western states. Follow below for our latest news on the wildfires. Mobile users click here.
    SAN ANTONIO – The U.S. Army North (Fifth Army), the U.S. Northern Command’s Joint Force Land Component Command (JFLCC), will oversee the second military wildland fire ground response in California this month. The command will be sending approximately 250 Marines and sailors to assist in firefighting efforts in Central California, officials said. According to the Fifth Army, headquartered in San Antonio, the military response to the West Coast fire was requested by the National Interagency Fire Center to support the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service. Lt. Gen. Laura J. Richardson, the Fifth Army and JFLCC commander, said in a statement that Marines and sailors responding to the fire are prepared to support fire suppression efforts in a COVID-19 environment....
    Eugenics is still happening in the U.S. under the guidance of state medical authorities—and has been for decades. On Monday, a watershed whistleblower complaint from Dawn Wooten, a nurse working in ICE’s Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Georgia, was filed by legal advocacy groups, Vice News reported. The complaint details forced sterilization of migrant women via mass hysterectomies. Wooten alleges that several detained migrant women would come to her asking why they had received hysterectomies, with one woman inquiring if the gynecologist they were seeing was a “uterus collector.” In plain terms, Wooten’s claim is that a population of deeply vulnerable racialized women, many of whom have already been separated from their children, are being sterilized by employees of...
    SACRAMENTO —  Message to Democrats: Just because President Trump says it, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s wrong. Yes, our president habitually fantasizes, distorts and lies. But to borrow an old cliché, even a broken clock is right twice a day. One important example: Trump’s widely ridiculed comment that California needs to “rake the floor” of its forests better. “When trees fall down … they become dry — really like a matchstick — and they can explode,” he said Monday as he met with Gov. Gavin Newsom and California officials for a briefing on our devastating wildfires. “Also leaves. When you have dried leaves on the ground, it’s just fuel for the fires.” He couldn’t be more correct, of course. Dried-out...
    (AP Sports) –  Due to health policies in two states within the conference, any plans for the Pac-12 to join the Big Ten in returning to football are on hold for now. The Big Ten changed course Wednesday and said it will begin an eight-game football schedule on Oct. 23. The Pac-12 has also reconsidered starting its football season this fall, but does not have approval from state and local health officials in California and Oregon to conduct contact practices. Earlier this month, the Pac-12 announced a partnership that would give the conference’s schools the capacity to perform daily, rapid COVID-19 tests on athletes. The rapid testing was seen as an avenue for the conference to begin playing football and...
    The clash between Donald Trump and Joe Biden over the roots of the West’s apocalyptic fire season has missed the crucial point – perhaps because neither candidate is targeting the solidly Democratic Pacific Coast. Biden justly called Trump a “climate arsonist,” after four years of desperate efforts to accelerate climate change and convince the American people to ignore its threats. Trump is wrong to blame state forest management policies for the fires. But a major source of the conflagration was a misguided national century of treating fire, not fuel, as the enemy in the arid West, so arguably the president is stumbling around an important reality. But while climate change is igniting the great burn, and fire suppression is fueling it, communities faced with flames need investments that protect...
    If you cannot view this on your mobile device. Click here. California Governor Gavin Newsom provides an update on the state’s response to wildfires and the coronavirus pandemic at noon PT. Related Articles Contra Costa health officials: Avoid trick-or-treating this Halloween Coronavirus: Bay Area’s deadliest week of pandemic fueled by Alameda County A Maine wedding is linked to 176 coronavirus cases and the deaths of 7 people who didn’t attend Big Ten will play football this fall, reversing course amid coronavirus Family of California nursing home resident who died: ‘She had 3 really good years there and 1 really bad week’
    The patients walk into Dr. Melissa Marshall’s community clinics in Northern California with the telltale symptoms. They’re having trouble breathing. It may even hurt to inhale. They have a cough, and the sore throat is definitely there. A straight case of COVID-19? Not so fast. This is wildfire country. Up and down the West Coast, hospitals and health facilities are reporting an influx of patients with problems most likely related to smoke inhalation. As fires rage largely uncontrolled amid dry heat and high winds, smoke and ash are settling on cities and towns up to hundreds of miles away, turning the sky orange or gray and making ordinary breathing difficult. But that, Marshall said, is only part of the challenge....
    This week, America's West Coast found itself on fire. Millions of acres have burned across California, Oregon and Washington. The smoke clouds have been so immense that they have blotted out the sun in certain areas; air quality has been so poor that hundreds of thousands of people have been forced indoors. There are several key reasons for the extent of these wildfires. Federal and state policies have been geared around stifling wildfires for decades, rather than allowing controlled burns to prevent accretion of flammable vegetation. VideoAs ProPublica reports, California alone saw the burning of 4.4 million to 11 million acres per year prehistorically; between 1999 and 2017, that number dropped to only 13,000 acres per year; in February 2020,...
    The magazine Scientific American has backed Joe Biden for president, saying it felt 'compelled' to choose sides in a presidential election for the first time in its 175-year history.  Editor-in-chief Laura Helmuth said Donald Trump had been far worse for the scientific community than the magazine feared in 2016, when it did not endorse Hillary Clinton.  An editorial published on Tuesday lambasted Trump for mishandling the coronavirus pandemic, questioning the science of climate change and cutting budgets for science and disease prevention.   'The evidence and the science show that Donald Trump has badly damaged the United States and its people because he rejects evidence and science,' senior editor Josh Fischman wrote.  Democratic nominee Joe Biden (pictured in Delaware on...
    Karen Johnson, 77, spent about three years in the Highland Springs Care Center in Beaumont. “She was at an unlocked memory care facility in Hemet, but she got to the point with her Alzheimer’s and dementia … where she needed to be in a locked facility,” said her daughter, Dena Garcia. Eye of the Storm Southern California Nursing Homes during the Coronavirus Pandemic Latest installments in a continuing series Part One:  What do Southern California nursing homes hard hit by COVID-related deaths have in common? We spoke with experts, nursing home administrators and advocates to find out. Part Two: A tale of two Pasadena nursing homes. One, Gem Transitional Care Center, hard hit by COVID deaths and another, Camellia...
    Attorneys for TikTok stars Alan and Alex Stokes are pushing back against allegations that the twins broke the law while filming a YouTube prank video about a fake Irvine bank robbery that drew a police response. The defense attorneys now contend that the brothers – who have pleaded not guilty to charges of felony false imprisonment and misdemeanor falsely reporting an emergency – have been wrongfully accused, and say the public nature of the allegations has complicated their ability to make a living. “This is an incident that has really had an impact on them, and it’s our feeling that there were assumptions made or conclusions that were jumped to,” said Matthew Wallin, one of the attorneys representing the brothers....
    President Trump's repeated refusal to accept climate science could not be farther from the view held by opponent Joe Biden, who believes climate change "poses an existential threat." The difference in opinion became clear again on Monday when Mr. Trump dismissed the scientific consensus on climate change at a briefing on California's record-breaking wildfires Monday. In a striking exchange between the president and the head of California's Natural Resources Agency, Wade Crowfoot, Mr. Trump dismissed Crowfoot's plea for cooperation in addressing climate change. "We want to work with you to really recognize the changing climate and what it means to our forest, and actually work together with that science — that science is going to be key," Crowfoot told the president at McClellan Airport...
    By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - The splitting headaches began when smoke from wildfires rolled in around Tim Hunt's suburban Seattle home. Next came a debilitating fatigue. As deadly wildfires rage across the U.S. West, Hunt and others are struggling with some of the world's worst air pollution. "I get out of bed to eat and drink water, and go back to bed," said the 64-year-old retired software engineer, who suffered lung damage in 2017 from a bad case of the flu. "It’s like there’s not enough oxygen in the air." Enormous plumes of ash and smoke have spread from the region, where nearly 5 million acres were ablaze on Tuesday, compounding the public health crisis of the coronavirus...
    Smoke from the wildfires ravaging much of the US West Coast has spread to the east of the country, casting a haze over New York and Washington DC. The blazes have burned vast areas of land and killed at least 36 people since early August. They have also caused some of the most unhealthy air on the planet in several western states. Scientists said the smoke on the East Coast was so high that it would not impact air quality. Satellite images showed the smoke being carried to the East Coast by the jet stream - a narrow zone of high-speed winds - across the Mid-Atlantic. The National Weather Service (NWS) in New York said smoke passing over the...
    Carl Pope September 16, 2020 9:00AM (UTC) The clash between Donald Trump and Jo Biden over the roots of the West's apocalyptic fire season has missed the crucial point – perhaps because neither candidate is targeting the solidly Democratic Pacific Coast. Biden justly called Trump a "climate arsonist," after four years of desperate efforts to accelerate climate change and convince the American people to ignore its threats. Trump is wrong to blame state forest management policies for the fires. But a major source of the conflagration was a misguided national century of treating fire, not fuel, as the enemy in the arid West, so arguably the president is stumbling around an important reality.  : But while climate change is igniting the great burn, and fire suppression...
    By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Firefighters waged an all-out ground and air campaign on Tuesday to save the famed Mount Wilson Observatory and an adjacent hub of communications towers from a wildfire roaring through rugged peaks overlooking the foothill suburbs north of Los Angeles. Flames from the blaze, dubbed the Bobcat Fire, crept to within just 500 feet (152 meters) of the evacuated observatory grounds during the day, said David Dantic, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department. The fire has scorched some 41,000 acres of the San Gabriel Mountains since erupting on Sept. 6, belching smoke and ash over much of the greater Los Angeles area for over a week and forcing evacuations of several...
    In a recent zoom call to celebrate the first anniversary of his SmartWorks support in the UK, Megan sat down in front of a structured black-and-white print, which many viewers took as a token of her love for her home state. Sheet music card for the official state anthem of California “I Love You, California”, pictured resting on a stone shield. A California Grizzly Bear can be found holding the state of California – the place where Megan was born and raised. The lyrics of the song are centered on a deep love for the coastal state. The song begins: “I love you, California, the greatest state of all / I love you in winter, summer, spring and autumn /...
    Six states have been removed from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut's mandatory quarantine list after a week of improvements in coronavirus infection rates.      Under a Tuesday update to the travel advisory, visitors from California, Hawaii, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada and Ohio will no longer be required to self-quarantine for 14 days after entering the tri-state area.   Thirty states remain on the quarantine list imposed by Govs Andrew Cuomo, Phil Murphy and Ned Lamont back in June for areas where the positive COVID-19 test rate is higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a seven-day rolling average.    Puerto Rico was added to the list on Tuesday after its rate rose above the acceptable level.  Six states were removed from New...
    Lyons, Oregon (CNN)As thick black smoke smothers towns in rural Oregon, Scott Fogarty holds on to photos and hope. He has no idea what happened to his longtime friend George Atiyeh. But he knows what happened to Atiyeh's property. "His home was completely lost, and his shop," Fogarty said, clutching two photos of his friend. Atiyeh is among at least 22 people missing in the Oregon wildfires, which have already killed 10 people in the state. Several homes were reduced to rubble near Salem, about 45 miles southwest of Portland. In some areas, the opaque smoke and soaring flames have made it too dangerous or impossible to try to find those missing. Read MoreAnd authorities fear more deaths. A mobile...
    Trial began Monday for a man accused of stabbing to death his wife’s ex-lover, an Irvine dentist, after trying to run him down with a vehicle, with the case expected to focus on whether the killing was driven by revenge or sudden rage. There was no debate during opening statements in a Orange County Superior Courtroom that Hongli Sun, 43, killed Dr. Xuan Liu during a July 18, 2015 attack outside the dentist’s office in a medical building off Barranca Parkway in Irvine, during a confrontation that also left another woman who tried to intervene injured. Instead, the question for the Santa Ana jury will be whether Sun planned to kill Liu when he went to the office that day,...
    SAN FRANCISCO — Twenty-six suspected Sureño members and associates have been charged with serious crimes, including murder, according to Bay Area officials who Tuesday announced the arrests as the result of a years-long law enforcement operation targeting the Southern California-based gang that has earned a reputation for violent reprisals against informants and rivals. Known as Operation Boulevard Blues, the FBI and Concord police-led operation brought four Contra Costa homicide investigations to a close and resulted in 11 suspect Sureños facing murder and gang charges in state court. Authorities served 34 search warrants across the Bay Area in recent weeks and seized 42 guns, according to prosecutors. The victims include Luis Estrada, a 16-year-old boy who in November 2015 was lured...
    Federal Judge Halts Trump’s Administration’s ‘Legally Dubious and Illogical’ Diversity Visa Policy Window Shopping, Sept. 15: Arsenals Aubameyang deal finally confirmed, and USMNT prospect loaned out Meghan Markle and Prince Harrys ‘I Love You, California’ Wall Art in New Home Revealed Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have a special framed print displayed in their house that perfectly represents their new home in California. © Provided by People Meghan Markle The couple, who recently moved to Santa Barbara with their 1-year-old son Archie, has a print of the sheet music cover for California’s official state anthem, “I Love You, California,” leaning against their stone mantel. Fans caught a glimpse of the decor, which features a California grizzly bear clutching the...
    MLB postseason to be played in California and Texas bubbles Consider a scenario where the Cubs and White Sox meet in the World Series, but the games are played more than 800 miles from Chicago. It could happen in this, the most unique baseball season on record. Major League Baseball and the Players Association agreed on Tuesday to play the postseason in two bubbles, in Southern California and Texas, according to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal. An official announcement is expected later in the day. Under this plan, the National League playoffs will be played at two stadiums in Texas: Globe Life Field, home of the Texas Rangers, and Minute Maid Park in Houston. The American League, meanwhile, will play at...
    The wildfires that have choked California’s skies with smoke in recent weeks — littering cities with ash, wreaking havoc on regional air quality and transforming the sun into an ominous red orb — have now stretched their sooty tendrils to the other side of the country and beyond. Plumes from deadly and record-breaking fires burning up and down the West Coast are being caught in the atmospheric jet stream and carried across the United States, according to the National Weather Service. There is enough smoke to partially shroud the sun in parts of the East Coast, forecasters said. “Satellite images this morning show smoke aloft moving over much of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic,” the weather service’s Baltimore-Washington office...
    CEO Jeffrey Previte was caught on video abusing his four-month-old puppy. Now, he has given up the dog and apologized but the disgraced CEO might face charges, according to the New York Post. The head of a California environmental consulting firm was caught in surveillance footage harming his pup, “Bici.’ Previte was in the parking garage of his Santa Monica condo when a worker reviewing security footage saw Previte drag the dog by the neck and grabbing him. “I heard the dog screaming, and when I looked on the camera, I saw [Previte] … choking and slapping the dog,” the worker told the Daily Mail. “He even slammed the poor dog against the wall.’’ Previte apologized to TMZ for...
    The Los Angeles Community College District, the largest in the nation, will remain online-only for the rest of the academic year amid the region’s ongoing coronavirus public health crisis, the system’s chancellor has announced. There will be a few exceptions for classes that support the “essential infrastructure workforce,” such as those training respiratory therapists, certified nurse assistants and electricians, among others. “We remain in a declared public health emergency at the national, state and local level, and, given the current health orders, safety protocols and restrictions, our best health experts agree that we are still far from full recovery without a vaccine or responsive therapeutics,” Chancellor Francisco Rodriguez said in a letter to faculty and staff Friday night. ...
    A trade organization representing Disney, Universal, Six Flags, SeaWorld, Knott’s and Legoland has called on Gov. Gavin Newsom to reopen California theme parks on the six-month anniversary of the coronavirus closure of Disneyland. “California’s amusement parks urge the governor to issue amusement park guidelines expeditiously so these vital community attractions can reopen their doors in a responsible manner and get residents back to work,” California Attractions and Parks Association executive director Erin Guerrero said in a statement. The Sacramento-based CAPA represents Disneyland, Universal Studios, Knott’s Berry Farm, Six Flags Magic Mountain, SeaWorld San Diego, Legoland California, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom and California’s Great America. Disneyland and Disney California Adventure temporarily closed on March 14. Other California theme parks followed suit...
    Wildfires continue to rage across the U.S. West Coast and have burned roughly 3.2 million acres in California, an area larger than the State of Connecticut Follow below for our latest news on the wildfires. Mobile users click here:
    (CNN)A defining trait of Donald Trump's presidency is his incessant destruction of reason, evidence and science in the service of his personal whims, conspiratorial mindset and political requirements.On a day when Democratic nominee Joe Biden branded him a "climate arsonist" and global warming burst to the center of the campaign, Trump again ditched research and data for his own wild hunches and odd theories about California's wildfires. And his counter-factual tendencies, which are responsible for widespread harm but are nevertheless embraced by supporters as germane to Trump's political brand, were at work on multiple fronts Monday with America under assault from concurrent crises.As wildfires swept across the West, causing dozens of deaths, destroying property and polluting the air with smoke,...
    A man protesting the arrival of the president in northern California on Monday was struck by a California Highway Patrol car while demonstrating in the street . Video shot by a bystander and posted to Twitter shows protesters were in the street gathered outside McClellan Park in Sacramento ahead of the president’s visit. Although some supporters of the president were present, many were attempting to make their voices heard over concerns regarding climate change, when all of sudden a single protester decided to climb on top of the police car. Instead of slowing down, the officer kept on driving just as the man had clambered up onto the roof of the vehicle.   The police officer driving the car suddenly accelerated away causing the...
    Reuters September 14, 2020 0 Comments Joe Biden branded President Donald Trump a “climate arsonist” on Monday for failing to acknowledge global warming’s role in deadly wildfires sweeping the western United States, while Trump said the crisis stemmed from lax forest management. Dozens of conflagrations have raged with unprecedented scope across more than 4 million acres (1.6 million hectares) in Oregon, California and Washington state since August, laying waste to several small towns, destroying thousands of homes and killing at least 35 people. The fires also have filled the region’s air with harmful levels of smoke and soot, bathing skies in eerie tones of orange and sepia while adding to a public health crisis already posed by the coronavirus...
    Two men accused of murdering boxing prospect and Floyd Mayweather pupil Danny Gonzalez have been arrested while a third remains on the loose, according to California law enforcement. Riverside County (California) police have announced that Andre Richee, 27, and Lee Mooring, 32, were arrested Thursday for first-degree murder, stemming from the September 7 shooting in Moreno Valley. A motive in the case has not been established publicly.  Both suspects were also charged with vandalism, while Richee is facing a grand theft of property charge as well. They could face the death penalty if convicted of first-degree murder. Two men accused of murdering boxer and Floyd Mayweather (right) pupil Danny Gonzalez (left) have been arrested while a third remains on...
    Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images The climate crisis and record wildfires in the western US forced their way into the presidential campaign on Monday, with Joe Biden calling Donald Trump a “climate arsonist” and Trump falsely claiming that the planet “will start getting cooler” and that the science is still uncertain. Related: Bigger than London, bigger than New York City: visualizing the size of fires in the US The historic fires in California, Oregon and Washington have killed at least 35, forced tens of thousands to evacuate and subjected millions to some of the worst air pollution in the world – yet the subject has been slow to penetrate mainstream politics, amid the Covid-19 pandemic and a national reckoning on...
    President TrumpDonald John TrumpCrowd aims 'lock him up' chant at Obama during Trump rally Nevada governor: Trump 'taking reckless and selfish actions' in holding rally Michigan lieutenant governor blasts Trump coronavirus response: He 'is a liar who has killed people' MORE and Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenCrowd aims 'lock him up' chant at Obama during Trump rally Biden campaign plans to run ad during every NFL game until Election Day LA mayor condemns protesters shouting 'death to police' outside hospital treating ambushed officers MORE offered dueling messages on Monday as they confronted the wildfires devastating the Pacific Northwest amid the looming general election. In an address from Delaware, Biden attacked Trump as a “climate arsonist,” bludgeoning the incumbent president...
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden grimly predicted that "hellish" fires, floods, hurricanes, and superstorms would level and destroy America's suburbs if "climate arsonist" President Donald Trump is re-elected. What are the details?The ominous prediction, which came as historic wildfires scorch much of the country's West Coast, sounded like a prophecy out of the Book of Revelation. The former vice president made the comments during a speech on climate change Monday in Wilmington, Delaware, as the president headed to California to be briefed on the catastrophic fires. In the speech, though he conceded that Trump didn't directly cause the natural disasters that have plagued America in recent months, Biden suggested that the president's "climate denial" was a contributing factor. "Donald...
    President Trump is making a rare West Coast swing Monday, as wildfires ravage California, Oregon and Washington. Mr. Trump is participating in a briefing on the wildfires in McClellan Park, California, an event closed to the press. In California, the president blamed the fires on poor forest management, saying dry trees "just explode."  The fires have killed at least 35 from California to Washington state, and hundreds of thousands have been forced to evacuate. The smoke has destroyed the air quality up and down the West Coast, yielding the eerie orange images of San Francisco last week. Together, the dozens of fires have burned more than 3 million acres.  The president, as he has in the past, blamed poorly managed...
    More than 350 households in Arcadia and Sierra Madre remain under evacuation orders Monday as flames from the Bobcat fire creep toward San Gabriel Valley foothill communities. The fire, which has grown to more than 36,000 acres since igniting Sept. 6, remains at 6% containment. The U.S. Forest Service said Monday there had been “significant western growth” toward Mt. Wilson and the Chantry Flat area in Santa Anita Canyon, marking a shift from last week’s northeastern expansion. “Crews today will be focused on strengthening and improving the fire line between the south end of the fire and the foothills communities,” the Forest Service said. Nearly 900 firefighters have been assigned to combat the blaze. Residents of Monrovia, Bradbury, Altadena, Duarte,...
    President Trump is making a rare West Coast swing Monday, as wildfires ravage California, Oregon and Washington. Mr. Trump is participating in a briefing on the wildfires in McClellan Park, California, an event closed to the press.  The fires have killed at least 35 from California to Washington state, and hundreds of thousands have been forced to evacuate. The smoke has destroyed the air quality up and down the West Coast, yielding the eerie orange images of San Francisco last week. Together, the dozens of fires have burned more than 3 million acres.  Get updates from the campaign trail delivered to your inbox How to watch President Trump's West Coast trip What: President Trump makes West Coast swing ...
    By Michael Thomas Barry | Contributing Writer Jose Manuel Martínez was born and raised in California and blended in easily among the farm laborers of California’s San Joaquin Valley where he lived a modest and unassuming life. But in stark contrast to the adoring and dedicated family man he appeared to be, there was an evil flipside that allowed him to pursue a frightening line of work as a hitman and enforcer for a Mexican drug cartel—a wicked profession that he carried out with such precision and technique that he went undetected for decades and claimed the lives of dozens of victims. Martinez tracked one victim to one of the wealthiest corners of America, a horse ranch in Santa Barbara,...
    A "FIRENADO" has been caught on camera in California amid wildfires that have killed 35 and forced 500,000 people to leave their homes. Fires in recent months have devastated millions of acres of land along the west coast of the US, with this year projected to be the worst wildfire season in the region's history. 11Devastating wildfires are raging across the west coast of the USCredit: EPA 11The fires have destroyed millions of acres of landCredit: EPA 11A helicopter drops water over a fire in Arcadia, California on SundayCredit: Reuters 11The charred remains of a tractor trailer near a home in Berry CreekCredit: EPA In California alone, at least 24 people have died and more than 4,100 have been...