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California to sue over Trump order revoking foreign student visas

Los Angeles - California is suing US President Donald Trump's administration over its policy threatening the visas of foreign students whose courses move online due to coronavirus, officials said Thursday.

US 'Golden State Killer' pleads guilty to 13 murders

Los Angeles - A US former policeman dubbed the "Golden State Killer" pleaded guilty to 13 murders Monday, as well as confessing to dozens of rapes, robberies and kidnappings, drawing a line under a sadistic crime spree that terrorized California for two decades.

11 firefighters injured in Los Angeles battling blaze

Los Angeles - Eleven firefighters were injured, three of them critically, in downtown Los Angeles when a fire in a commercial smoke shop sparked a major explosion and spread to nearby structures on Saturday evening, officials said.

In California, early coronavirus action 'makes a difference'

Los Angeles - Swift and strict containment measures in California appear to have succeeded in reducing hospital overcrowding and mass deaths from coronavirus, according to health experts in the country's most populous state.

NRA stokes COVID-19 fears in lawsuit against California

The National Rifle Association (NRA) and other pro-gun groups filed a lawsuit against California on Friday after the state forced gun stores to close under Gov. Gavin Newsom's shelter-in-place order amid the coronavirus outbreak.

California governor orders entire state to stay at home

Los Angeles - All 40 million residents of California were Thursday ordered to stay at home indefinitely in a bid to battle the coronavirus pandemic in the nation's most populous state.

Coronavirus: Lime removes scooters in US, other countries

Los Angeles - Transport company Lime is pulling its electric scooters from nearly two dozen countries, including the United States, as the new coronavirus spreads worldwide.

Micky Dolenz of The Monkees headed to So Cal Music Hall of Fame Special

Temecula - Micky Dolenz, the lead singer of The Monkees, is headed to the So Cal Music Hall of Fame, for its Class of 2020. Digital Journal has the exclusive feature.

Thousands held on cruise ship off California over coronavirus fears

Los Angeles - Thousands were stranded on a cruise ship off the California coast Wednesday over fears of the new coronavirus after passengers and crew members on board developed symptoms.

Trump signs new California water rule while bashing Democrats

Bakersfield - President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed an order in California to re-engineer the state’s water plans, completing a campaign promise to funnel water from the north to a thirsty agriculture industry and growing population further south.

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.
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