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    SACRAMENTO —  Nate Trujillo sat on a windy ridge and watched California’s largest wildfire, the August Complex, work its way toward the cannabis-growing enclave of Post Mountain-Trinity Pines, where many of the locals are refusing to evacuate. Law enforcement officers went door to door warning of the danger a few days ago, but “we...
    VALLEY VILLAGE (CBSLA) — Since the magnitude 4.5 earthquake that shook Angelenos out of bed on Friday night, several smaller quakes have hit this week — including a magnitude 3.2 near Rancho Cucamonga and a 3.3 near Lake Elsinore. “[There’s] a bit of anxiety around when is the next one going to happen,” said Valley...
    Smoke from California wildfires can taint the flavor of wine grapes, but flawed harvests are unlikely to make it into the hands of consumers. Or at least that’s what experts at the Wine Institute — an advocacy group for the California wine industry — says regarding recent wildfires in the state. “The majority of California's wine grape...
    The Bobcat Fire burns in the Angeles National Forest in Los Angeles, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020.Ringo Chiu/Zuma For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.In mid-August, the most destructive wildfire season in California history seemed to peak over a deadly 48-hour period. Between the evenings of...
    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...
    SANTA CLARA (AP) — A severe flu season this fall and winter could overwhelm California hospitals that are preparing for an uptick in COVID-19 cases as the economy further reopens, officials said Thursday. They urged people to get vaccinated to prevent that from happening. Dr. Mark Ghaly, California Secretary of Health and Human Services, told...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS / AP) — The nation’s largest cellphone providers will pay a combined $116 million under a settlement approved Thursday in a California lawsuit alleging that they overcharged government customers for wireless services over more than a decade. Verizon will pay $68 million and AT&T Mobility $48 million to settle claims that they violated...
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A severe flu season this fall and winter could overwhelm California hospitals that are preparing for an uptick in COVID-19 cases as the economy further reopens, officials said Thursday. They urged people to get vaccinated to prevent that from happening. California Secretary of Health and Human Services Dr. Mark Ghaly speaking...
    A recent audit conducted by the state of California revealed that the University of California accepted at least 64 students due to their connections to university staff or donors over more qualified applicants. The majority of the applicants chosen for their connections were found at UC Berkeley, which the state auditors accused of failing to...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- PG&E is considering shutting off power to parts of Northern California as high winds are expected to create high fire danger in coming days, all while a grueling heat wave sweeps the region."PG&E may need to cut power this weekend to parts of Northern California due to an increased risk that...
    A 77-year-old veteran from California was assaulted for wearing a “Make America Great Again” (MAGA) hat and a “Back the Blue” mask, police said. The attack happened on September 18 in broad daylight at a post office in Red Bluff, about 130 miles from Sacramento, KRCR reported. The news station did not identify the man,...
    California’s state Republican Party is warning that a new move by Gov. Gavin Newsom to ultimately ban the sale of new gas-powered vehicles by 2035 could lead to more than 350,000 job losses. “Governor Gavin Newsom’s failure to lead California was on full display today as he talked about eliminating over 350,000 good-paying jobs in our...
    RICHMOND — A Richmond man died early Thursday after being found stabbed several times near a youth center, an area he frequented often, police said. John Wright-Roberts III, 23, was awake and talking to people who were providing care, when officers arrived to the 800 block of Brookside Drive around 12:40 a.m., according to a...
    By DON THOMPSON, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The nation's largest cellphone providers will pay a combined $116 million under a settlement approved Thursday in a California lawsuit alleging that they overcharged government customers for wireless services over more than a decade. Verizon will pay $68 million and AT&T Mobility $48 million to settle...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The nation’s largest cellphone providers will pay a combined $116 million under a settlement approved Thursday in a California lawsuit alleging that they overcharged government customers for wireless services over more than a decade. Verizon will pay $68 million and AT&T Mobility $48 million to settle claims that they violated cost-saving...
    Distance learning a drag? The Museum of Ice Cream has a solution that parents, teachers and kids will scream about (in a good way). Working with Real California Milk, the San Francisco museum has developed a science-meets-dessert curriculum they’re calling Sundae School, and it’s all about the history and science of ice cream. There’s even...
    San Francisco, California, on September 9, 2020. Katie Canales/Business Insider Wildfire smoke has likely killed more than 1,200 people in California this year, according to Stanford researchers.  That's because smoke contains harmful particles that can enter the lungs and bloodstream, raising people's risk of heart attacks, strokes, and premature death.  The analysis only...
    Nail salons began reopening Wednesday in Orange County after the state gave approval to resume limited indoor operations. For many, it's the first time in months they are reopening their doors.Your manicure and pedicure experience will look and feel differently in the age of the coronavirus pandemic as several modifications have been made at nail...
    PITTSBURG — The name of a 14-year-old boy who is considered armed and dangerous and a suspect in a double shooting last week that killed a Pittsburg man has been released by police. Police previously said they had identified a suspect in the Sept. 17 killing, but they didn’t name Yairo Israel Palomino, of Antioch,...
    A mountain lion was found dead along the 101 Freeway in Calabasas this week, the latest big cat to die while trying to cross a Southern California roadway. Officers from the California Highway Patrol’s West Valley office discovered the lion Wednesday morning and said it “appeared to have been struck and killed by a...
    The November election is fast approaching and one of the issues voters will be faced with is whether to continue to fund stem cell research.Publicly funded stem cell research was a national hot button issue in 2004. California voters were at the vanguard by approving it. Now, the program voters okayed is running out of...
    (CNN)The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department has fired a deputy who was seen in a viral video punching a 14-year-old boy."After an administrative investigation (related to the incident), the deputy was terminated from employment," the sheriff's office said in a statement to CNN affiliate KCRA. The deputy has not been identified and the sheriff's office did...
    A California man has been using his family’s vineyard as a “tactical training camp” before he mowed down a group of protesters in his truck, federal authorities said. Benjamin Jong Ren Hung, 28, was busted Wednesday on gun crimes stemming from him driving into a demonstration May 31 in Pasadena, according to a federal criminal...
    Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, had some words of praise for a California Democrat who warned the state's aggressive climate change policies could ultimately hurt working families and communities of color. "Let me say it again, working-families should not bear the burden of California’s lofty green energy goals," Democratic Assemblyman Jim Cooper tweeted on Saturday. "These...
    Two years ago, Paradise Community Village, an affordable housing complex in Paradise, burned down when the Camp fire devastated the town. Earlier this month, developers were set to hold a groundbreaking to rebuild the complex when thick smoke from a nearby wildfire canceled the event. The story reveals the stark challenges facing California as it...
    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...
    There’s nothing like a neat and clean work space to get the job done. The coronavirus pandemic has upended the traditional academic year for millions of American students, inspiring one crafty dad in California to make virtual learning a bit easier for local kids in need. To help start the school year off strong, the...
    California has already endured its worst fire year in recorded history, but with more heat and wind in the forecast, officials say conditions could get even worse as the state enters the peak of its traditional burning season. Another heat wave is bearing down on California — adding a potent ingredient to an unwelcome meteorological...
    (CNN)Firefighters from Mexico are in California to help battle the record-breaking wildfires ravaging the state. The US Forest Service in California welcomed firefighters from Mexico's National Forestry Commission on Wednesday."Fires do not have borders, fires do not have different languages and cultures. In the end we all speak the same language when it comes to...
    California and Michigan on Wednesday announced new steps to combat climate change, as wildfires continue to tear across the West Coast and hurricane season stretches into the Greek alphabet for named storms. California Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, issued an executive order on Wednesday that will require sales of all new passenger vehicles to be...
    By STEFANIE DAZIO, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Orange County sheriff's deputies shot and killed a Black man Wednesday after he allegedly tried to grab one of their guns during a struggle, authorities said. The latest killing of a Black person by law enforcement came the same day as the decision not to charge...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Orange County sheriff’s deputies shot and killed a Black man Wednesday after he allegedly tried to grab one of their guns during a struggle, authorities said. The latest killing of a Black person by law enforcement came the same day as the decision not to charge Kentucky police officers for Breonna...
    By Jordan Valinsky | CNN Business Google Maps will soon show how prevalent coronavirus is in geographic areas with a new color-coded update. Beginning this week, the Maps app will display seven-day averages of new Covid-19 cases per 100,000 people. The chosen areas will show if cases are increasing or decreasing and be shaded with...
    SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- We've reported how folks across the state and country have been getting mail from the EDD addressed to complete strangers. Turns out to be scammers using random addresses to file phony claims.Now EDD has stopped paying benefits to anyone at those addresses. But will that cut off legitimate claims too?...
    Racism has cost America $16 trillion this century alone Pandemic slashes sales at Olive Gardens Times Square location by 94% Most Americans don't know these lucrative Social Security "secrets" Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/5 SLIDES © 007/MEGA; Jim Smeal/Shutterstock (inset) The...
    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.As part of a law enforcement effort named Operation DisrupTor, more than 120 people have been arrested for selling drugs online.In Southern California, investigators successfully dismantled the drug-trafficking organization known as "Stealthgod."The...
    Unemployment claims in California resumed their dreary upward march last week, and since coronavirus-linked business shutdowns began in mid-March, a shocking 8.8 million workers in the state have filed for jobless benefits, the government reported Thursday. An estimated 230,400 workers in California filed for unemployment benefits during the week that ended on Sept. 19, which...
    Today is Climate Action Day and Governor Gavin Newsom wants to get people talking about the environment.He's hosting a virtual roundtable to bring together world, state, tribal and local leaders. The governor has been vocal about how the devastating fire season, we're experiencing is evidence of climate change.Today's roundtable will include innovations that will help...
    Today is Climate Action Day and Governor Gavin Newsom wants to get people talking about the environment.He's hosting a virtual roundtable to bring together world, state, tribal and local leaders. The governor has been vocal about how the devastating fire season, we're experiencing is evidence of climate change.Today's roundtable will include innovations that will help...
    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...
    Today is Climate Action Day and Governor Gavin Newsom wants to get people talking about the environment.He'll host a virtual roundtable to bring together world, state, tribal and local leaders. The governor has been vocal about how the devastating fire season, we're experiencing is evidence of climate change.Today's roundtable will include innovations that will help...
    HEALDSBURG (AP) — Smoke from the West Coast wildfires has tainted grapes in some of the nation’s most celebrated wine regions with an ashy flavor that could spell disaster for the 2020 vintage. Wineries in California, Oregon and Washington have survived severe wildfires before, but the smoke from this year’s blazes has been especially bad...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Looking for things to be happy about in 2020 might be just what Californians need as the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, the country’s politics are divisive as ever, and we’re having one of the worst wildfire seasons on record. WalletHub created a survey of 2020’s Happiest States in America and it turns out...
    Fire officials announced continued success in the fight against the massive Bobcat fire, with U.S. Forest Service officials reporting the blaze is 50% contained. “Progress continues to be made on containment,” the Forest Service said in a tweet Thursday morning. “Fire activity has moderated and only 253 acres were added overnight, for a total of...