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Trump plans on finalizing new fuel-efficiency rules next year

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that his administration will finalize its rollback of Obama-era vehicle emissions standards next year and expected it would provoke a new legal challenge by California.

Q&A: How companies can prepare for new privacy regulations Special

A data analytics and privacy expert explains to Digital Journal readers about how companies can prepare for new privacy regulations under the impending CCPA deadline.

Op-Ed: Trump wants California forests cleaned - or no more money

President Donald Trump threatened to withhold aid — one of his favored tactics — from California, claiming Governor Gavin Newsom “has done a terrible job of forest management” and has not listened to Trump’s demand that he “clean” the forest

Teams make progress against latest major California blaze

Los Angeles - Firefighters in California made progress Saturday containing a sizable new blaze in the southern part of the state as they continued to battle a much larger fire in the north.

California braces for powerful winds that could feed fires

Los Angeles - California braced on Tuesday for the most powerful winds this season that threaten to spread destructive fires raging in the state and could spark new blazes.

Hurricane-force Santa Ana winds to hit southern California

The National Weather Service has issued a rare “extreme red flag warning” for Southern California through Thursday evening, saying winds could top 80 mph and be the strongest in more than a decade.

Three automakers side with Trump in legal fight with California

Washington - Three major automakers are siding with the Trump administration in its bid to bar California from setting its own fuel-efficiency rules or zero-emission requirements for vehicles, the companies said in a filing with a U.S. appeals court late on Monday.

Winds are fueling the flames of over a dozen fires in California

A new wildfire, called the Getty Fire, broke out this morning in Los Angeles' posh Sherman Oaks neighborhood, while in northern California, the Kincade Fire has grown to 66,231 acres, and is just 5 percent contained.

Impacts of Santa Ana and Diablo winds on California fire risk

California's damaging Santa Ana and Diablo wind events - occurring in otherwise sunny skies might be hard to comprehend for people living in other parts of the world where such winds usually accompany a storm with rain or snow.

State of emergency as California fires spread

Healdsburg - California's governor declared a state-wide emergency on Sunday as a huge wind-fueled blaze forced evacuations and massive power blackouts, threatening tourist towns in the state's famed Sonoma wine region.

Firefighters battle fierce wildfires across California

Los Angeles - Wildfires raged across California on Friday, destroying homes and forcing evacuations, as over 1,000 firefighters tackled flames in the southern part of the state alone.

Tens of thousands evacuated as wildfires rage in California

Los Angeles - Some 50,000 people were ordered to flee their homes north of Los Angeles on Thursday as a fast-moving wildfire driven by high winds erupted and raged out of control.

Evacuations as wildfire roars through California wine country

Geyserville - A fast-moving wildfire roared through California wine country Thursday, prompting evacuations and destroying structures as authorities warned of the imminent danger of more fires across much of the state.

California power blackout may affect 1.5 million customers

Sacramento - Hundreds of thousands of residents in Northern California have had their power shut off as PG&E attempts to keep its power lines from sparking wildfires amid high winds. The blackout comes as a wildfire scorched 10,000 acres last night in Sonoma county.

Jordi Vilasuso to appear at 'YesterDAYS' fan event in California

Emmy award-winning soap actor Jordi Vilasuso will be appearing at the "YesterDAYS" fan event on November 8 in Studio City, California.

Trump feud with California attacks Cap and Trade deal with Quebec

The Trump administration on Wednesday sued California over entering an agreement with a Canadian province in 2013 to control emissions linked to climate change, saying the state had no right to conduct foreign policy.

California governor blocks fed plan to allow oil and gas drilling

Sacramento - California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Saturday signed a law intended to counter the Trump administration's plans to increase oil and gas production on protected public land.

Firefighters curb southern California blazes

Los Angeles - Wildfires raging across southern California abated on Saturday with evacuation orders lifted after 100,000 people were forced to flee their homes.

Firefighters curb southern California blazes

Los Angeles - Wildfires raging across southern California abated on Saturday with evacuation orders lifted after 100,000 people were forced to flee their homes.

Santa Ana winds die down in California, lessening fire threat

Santa Ana winds that drove fires through two Southern California areas have died down but flames that destroyed dozens of homes continue to rage.

California bans private prisons and immigrant detention centers

Los Angeles - California on Friday banned private prisons and immigrant detention centers under a bill signed by the liberal state's governor.

Los Angeles wildfire spreads — 100,000 ordered to evacuate

Whipped by the Santa Ana winds, a wildfire in the San Fernando Valley of California grew to nearly 5,000 acres overnight, damaging dozens of homes and prompting swift evacuations for more than 100,000 people.

'Unacceptable' power cuts blasted as California fire risk spreads south

Los Angeles - Hundreds of thousands of Californians were still without electricity due to pre-emptive blackouts Thursday as hot, windy conditions causing wildfires spread south toward Los Angeles, in a situation blasted as "unacceptable" by the state's governor.

A million Californians without power as fire risk spreads south

Los Angeles - More than a million Californians were without electricity due to pre-emptive blackouts Thursday, but localized fires broke out as hot, windy conditions spread south toward Los Angeles.

California turns off power to millions to prevent wildfires

Los Angeles - Rolling blackouts set to affect millions of Californians began Wednesday as a utility company started switching off power to an unprecedented number of households in the face of hot, windy weather that raises the risk of wildfires.

Marci Miller to appear at Days of Our Lives fan event next month

Studio City - Marci Miller, who formerly played the role of Abigail on "Days of Our Lives," will be appearing at a fan event next month in California.

PG&E to cut power to 800,000 customers due to fire danger

PG&E announced Tuesday that the utility will be implementing a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) in portions of 34 counties around California starting early Wednesday because of dry and windy weather in the forecast, affecting nearly 800,000 customers.

Trump opens 725,000 acres of California coast to oil drilling

Sacramento - The Trump administration on Friday dismissed protests and made a formal decision to open 725,500 acres of public lands and mineral estate across California’s Central Coast and the Bay Area to new oil and gas drilling and fracking.

Police video of woman singing opera in LA metro goes viral

Los Angeles - A video posted by police of a homeless woman singing opera in the Los Angeles metro has gone viral and prompted calls for her to be on a grand stage.

Op-Ed: EPA threatens to pull highway funds over California's air quality

The Trump administration on Tuesday blamed California’s worst-in-the-nation air quality on shoddy paperwork, calling on the state to overhaul its plans for cleaning up toxic smog or risk losing billions in federal road dollars.
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A party for New Year s Eve is planned for The Armory in San Francisco s Mission District. New Bohemi...
A party for New Year's Eve is planned for The Armory in San Francisco's Mission District. New Bohemia, New Year's Eve is all set to be one of the most spectacular rivaling other San Francisco party events like the annual Exotic Erotic Halloween Ball.
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Petaluma Bounty staff and volunteers preparing for the annual Plant Sale. This year's Plant Sale will be on Sunday, April 23, 2017 beginning at 9:00 AM.
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PERFECT: U.S. and California National Guard firefighters practice water drops near Lake Pardee in Ap...
PERFECT: U.S. and California National Guard firefighters practice water drops near Lake Pardee in April in anticipation of a tough fire season with the Golden State in its fourth year of drought.
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Heloisa Castro of Melanio’s Bistro  at the Second Sunday event in March  with Supervisor Norman Ye...
Heloisa Castro of Melanio’s Bistro, at the Second Sunday event in March, with Supervisor Norman Yee and artist PixelstudTM (a.k.a Jayson McCauliff).
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Petaluma Bounty  part of Petaluma People Services Center has been working to help feed families in n...
Petaluma Bounty, part of Petaluma People Services Center has been working to help feed families in need through community farm outreach and other efforts.
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As night approaches  the fire slows its advance toward Snow Summit
As night approaches, the fire slows its advance toward Snow Summit
Supervisor London Breed said she was at last year s cannabis gathering and had witnessed under-age d...
Supervisor London Breed said she was at last year's cannabis gathering and had witnessed under-age drinking and fighting. "It was crazy," she later said, "over the top." This is why this year, she and community leaders want the gathering to be maintained and that everyone will be safe.
Courtesy of Supervisor London Breed's Office
Located just off of Highway 12 in Kenwood. Truly a unique-one-of-a-kind wine country of California e...
Located just off of Highway 12 in Kenwood. Truly a unique-one-of-a-kind wine country of California experience.
Courtesy of VJB Cellars and Vineyards, Kenwood, CA
While much of the original mission and its decor was destroyed by a fire  efforts over the past seve...
While much of the original mission and its decor was destroyed by a fire, efforts over the past several decades have tired to restore and reconstruct what was. Many of the Missions along the Mission Trail in California have motifs that were painted or carved by the native people's themselves.
Those in attendance at the 84th annual holiday tree lighting ceremony in Golden Gate Park on Dec. 5 ...
Those in attendance at the 84th annual holiday tree lighting ceremony in Golden Gate Park on Dec. 5, 2013 were treated to a machine-made flurry of snow.
courtesy of SF Rec. and Parks Dept.
 I have had the opportunity to meet leaders and diplomats from all over the world   said Col. Michae...
"I have had the opportunity to meet leaders and diplomats from all over the world," said Col. Michael "Mad Dog" Madison. Seen here is him with former President Jimmy Carter.
Courtesy of Col. Michael "Mad Dog" Madison
Over the St. Patrick s Day weekend on March 15  2014  a planting committee and clean up crew gathere...
Over the St. Patrick's Day weekend on March 15, 2014, a planting committee and clean up crew gathered and joined the SF Dept. of Public Works in planting and maintaining trees throughout the City. "The crews we assembled made up of staff and community volunteers were helping to not only plant trees a large number of trees but provided some maintenance and love trees need to grow," said DPW director Mohammed Nuru.
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Sleeping Beauty's Castle at Disneyland Park
Mono Lake California  August 2014.
Mono Lake California, August 2014.
Mary Phillips
Miller Driving School teaches people of all ages from beginners to veteran drivers who just need to ...
Miller Driving School teaches people of all ages from beginners to veteran drivers who just need to "brush up" on their driving skills. To schedule a lesson session or to learn more about 'package deals' talk to Becky.
Courtesy of Miller Driving School, Cotati, CA
Raising awareness about the issue of medical Marijuana is the purpose for this concert  noted band m...
Raising awareness about the issue of medical Marijuana is the purpose for this concert, noted band member Roger McNamee.
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San Francisco s Moscone Center was the host for the annual MacWorld or for today s Apple Computer fa...
San Francisco's Moscone Center was the host for the annual MacWorld or for today's Apple Computer fans, i-Mac fans.
This photo of the Pilot Fire was taken earlier today. The fire has grown to 7 square miles in size a...
This photo of the Pilot Fire was taken earlier today. The fire has grown to 7 square miles in size after being discovered Sunday around noontime.
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Entrance to Parkmerced located at 19th Ave and Holloway in San Francisco.
Entrance to Parkmerced located at 19th Ave and Holloway in San Francisco.

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