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California hit with power shutoffs as winds and fire risks rise

Thousands of Californians are in the dark Monday because of PG&E's Public Safety Power Shutoffs. It's likely to stay that way until late Tuesday when the wind event, dubbed the "strongest winds of the season" is over.

Colorado wildfires grow as California prepares for extreme winds

The so-called East Troublesome Fire burning in Grand County, Colorado, has exploded from 19,000 acres to more than 125,000 on Thursday, becoming the second-largest fire in the state's history, and forcing thousands of families to evacuate.

White House rejects California's request for disaster-relief aid

Sacramento - The Trump administration rejected California's request for disaster-relief funds to help it recover from some of the worst wildfires in the state's history.

Unofficial ballot drop boxes found in three California counties

The California Secretary of State has received reports in recent days about possible unauthorized ballot drop boxes in Fresno, Los Angeles and Orange counties, agency spokesman Sam Mahood said Sunday evening.

California wildfires have burned close to 4 million acres

California is poised to hit a fearsome milestone: 4 million acres (1.6 million hectares) burned this year by wildfires that have killed 31 people and incinerated hundreds of homes in what is already the worst fire season on record.

Fire damage to US wine region laid bare as latest death confirmed

Calistoga - The scale of wildfire devastation to Napa's world-famous wine region was laid bare Wednesday as firefighters reported minor progress battling the flames and a separate California blaze claimed its latest victim.

California wine country faces long battle as fire explodes

Calistoga - Two California wildfires that ravaged Napa's famous wine region and killed three people exploded in size Tuesday as firefighters faced a weeks-long battle to contain the blazes.

Tens of thousands flee wildfires roaring through California wine regions

Santa Rosa - Tens of thousands of Californians fled their homes in the Napa and Sonoma wine regions in the face of wildfires, emergency officials said, as a new blaze in the north of the state killed three people.

California wildfires explode overnight, forcing thousands to flee

About 4,500 residents of a senior living community were among thousands of Californians Monday driven from their homes in Sonoma County by new wildfires that exploded in size overnight.

California braces for hot, windy weekend and elevated fire danger

Los Angeles - A heat wave is set to descend upon Southern California starting this weekend, potentially bringing triple-digit temperatures and elevated fire danger to the region. PG&E, the state's largest utility, has already warned of possible power shutoffs.

Big Sur fire doubles in size overnight, trapping 14 firefighters

With strong northerly winds fanning flames, a wildfire burning in the rugged mountains of California's Big Sur coastline exploded overnight. It doubled in size, triggering new evacuations and trapping firefighters on Tuesday,

Californians airlifted from fires as dangerous winds arrive

Tollhouse - Dangerous dry winds whipped up California's record-breaking wildfires and ignited new blazes Tuesday, as hundreds were evacuated by helicopter and tens of thousands were plunged into darkness by power outages across the western United States.

Californians airlifted from fires as dangerous winds arrive

Tollhouse - Dangerous dry winds whipped up California's record-breaking wildfires Tuesday as hundreds were evacuated from blazes by helicopter and tens of thousands more were plunged into darkness by power outages.

California fires burn record 2 million acres

North Fork - Wildfires in California have torched a record more than two million acres, the state fire department said Monday, as an uncontrolled blaze forced many residents to flee their homes.

California fire triggered by 'gender reveal firework'

Los Angeles - A firework at a gender reveal party triggered a wildfire in southern California that has destroyed 7,000 acres (2,800 hectares) and forced many residents to flee their homes, the fire department said Sunday.

Helicopters rescue over 200 trapped in California wildfire

Los Angeles - More than 200 people were airlifted to safety after being trapped by a fast-moving wildfire near a popular recreation area in northern California, officials said Sunday.

Heatwave and wildfires create hellish conditions in California

More than 200 people were airlifted to safety early Sunday after a fast-moving wildfire trapped them in a popular camping area in California’s Sierra National Forest amid record-breaking, triple-digit temperatures that are baking the state.

Western states bake in 'life-threatening' heat wave this weekend

Fifty million people in Nevada, California, Oregon and Arizona are under excessive, life-threatening heat watches or warnings through the Labor Day weekend as temperatures of up to 125 degrees Fahrenheit (49 Celsius) are expected.

Fire crews make progress battling historic California blazes

Los Angeles - Thousands of firefighters made small progress on Monday as they battled to contain historic wildfires in California, with potentially dangerous lighting storms proving milder than expected and temperatures easing.

California fires force thousands to flee as more blazes feared

Los Angeles - Some of California's largest-ever fires are raging across the state, forcing tens of thousands from their homes as forecasters warned of further blazes sparked by lightning.

More evacuations as massive fires rapidly expand in California

Los Angeles - A series of massive fires in northern and central California forced more evacuations as they quickly spread Thursday, darkening the skies and dangerously affecting air quality.

Thousands flee as fast-moving wildfires spread in California

Los Angeles - Thousands of people fled their homes in northern California on Wednesday as hundreds of fast-moving wildfires spread across the region, burning houses and leading to the death of a helicopter pilot.

California burning: Hundreds of wildfires force thousands to flee

Sacramento - 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.

Heatwave, wildfires, power loss — California declares emergency

Governor Gavin Newsom declared a statewide emergency Tuesday to deploy resources to "combat fires burning across the state which have been exacerbated by the effects of the historic West Coast heat wave and sustained high winds."

'May you rot in prison': US 'Golden State Killer' victims speak out

Los Angeles - Dozens of women and men who were terrorized by California's 'Golden State Killer' during a sadistic decade-long crime spree finally got their day in court Tuesday as they spoke emotionally of their trauma.The victims of Joseph DeAngelo Jr.

Wildfires in California and Colorado fueled by brutal heatwave

Firefighters in Southern Californian and in Colorado are struggling to contain multiple wildfires in brutal dry heat, and in some areas, windy conditions. The fires have forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes and triggered air quality alerts.

California heatwave spurs first rolling power outages in 19 years

The California Independent System Operator (ISO) declared a statewide Stage 3 power emergency Friday evening as excessive heat drove up electricity use, forcing rolling blackouts across the state until the power grid stabilized.

Huge fire north of Los Angeles prompts evacuations

Los Angeles - A fast-moving brush fire north of Los Angeles prompted mandatory evacuation orders for some 500 homes on Wednesday as firefighters battled the flames that had burned 10,000 acres by early evening, authorities said.

Should privacy act terms of service violations be a crime? Special

Researchers have warned that if violations of a company’s “terms of service” are deemed to be illegal, this risks stalling important research into voting systems, medical devices and other key equipment.

Only four countries have more COVID-19 cases than California

California’s confirmed coronavirus cases reached 409,000, surpassing New York’s amount as highest in the country, based on data from Johns Hopkins University.
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In the inner circle referred to as  The Dissies  Superfest 2014 will be coming this Nov. 2 to The Co...
In the inner circle referred to as "The Dissies" Superfest 2014 will be coming this Nov. 2 to The Contemporary Jewish Museum theater showing 11 films from 11 AM to 6 PM.
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Central Upholstery Company has been on Ocean Ave for more than 70 years. Started by Albert Ish. His son Albert Ish, Jr. has been carrying on the tradition of fine upholstery craftsmanship. He hopes his son or grandson will continue when he retires.
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Clients are attended to from head to toe. MoonEssence now has a day spa in Petaluma.
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Lindsay Hall came to the US in the 1950s from Scotland and was required to register for the draft upon arrival. "I chose to sign up rather than be drafted to the War in Korea, he said. I joined the US Air Force, " added Hall. "I was proud to serve and has no regrets." His life in military service allowed him to travel all over the world. He is grateful to be able to retire in Sonoma. "It's a beautiful place to have landed in."
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Now on sale at San Francisco's Bookshop West Portal, 'Underground River' can also be purchased through author Martha Conway's web site.
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SHAKER: Region affected by Tuesday's earthquake in California is shown.
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Inside The Oaks Restaurant
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California State Senator Kevin de Leon was one of the first to speak at the "No Place Like Home" initiative press conference on Jan. 4. The press conference was sponsored by the California State Senate.
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Aaron Eckhart was the guest of the "Spotlight" event on Saturday night Oct. 15 as part of the 11-day Mill Valley Film Festival - its 39th Annual festival held since 1977.
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Admitted more than once to Air Force One, "Mad Dog has gotten past the blue carpet area several times and met with the President," said co-pilot and long time friend, Staff Sargent William Lentz.
Courtesy of Col. Michael "Mad Dog" Madison
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Los Angeles Channel 2 news team mingles with firefighters and fire trucks between Snow Summit and Pine Summit
Joy Williams  Promo Tour  2015.
Joy Williams' Promo Tour, 2015.
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Illustrator, artist, poet, musician and fly-fisherman, to many Dick Cole is truly a 'Renaissance man,'
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Lisa Phillips is manager/co-owner of Flag Emporium in Sonoma, CA. Her golden lab greets everyone at the door.
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Snow Summit Ski Resort, still to the east of the Summit Fire
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For more than five years Sunday Streets has been providing neighborhoods the opportunity to celebrate their community by having a block party where neighbors, residents, merchants and visitors can gather on the street free of cars.
Courtesy of Sunday Streets
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A resident looks at his phone as smoke from the southeast flank of the Cocos fire bears down on houses near Del Dios Highway on May 15, 2014 near San Marcos, California
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Fire-retardant being dumped on the Weed fire.
Fire-retardant being dumped on the Weed fire.
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MOVING OUT: The Golden State Warriors basketball team hopes to have more than one extra championship banner to hang from the rafters of their new arena in 2018.
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Arbor Day for California was celebrated the week of March 7 to 14  2014. To commemorate it  The Dept...
Arbor Day for California was celebrated the week of March 7 to 14, 2014. To commemorate it, The Dept. of Public Works planted over 40 trees around the City in one weekend.

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