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California answer to EPA on auto emission rollbacks: Game on!

Sacramento - After the Trump administration proposed loosening auto exhaust standards and revoking California’s authority to set its own rules, the state's air pollution regulators published their response on Tuesday. Boiled down to the gist, it says: No dice.

California's Mendocino Complex fire now largest in state history

Two small blazes burning through Northern California have grown at breathtaking speed to form a massive inferno, quickly becoming the state’s largest active wildfire and setting a new mark for destruction.

Trump blames California wildfires on state's environmental laws

Always the climate denier, President Trump appeared on Sunday to place blame for massive wildfires in California on the state's environmental laws, including its water and forest management policies.

Low humidity and high winds fuel growth of California wildfires

Sacramento - Fire crews battling deadly Northern California wildfires Saturday braced for two days of windy, hot weather that could drive the flames into new areas and threaten more homes.

California wildfires — A 'new normal' into uncharted territory

At a news conference Wednesday, Gov. Jerry Brown said the wildfires raging across Northern California represent a "new normal" and the state must be prepared to spend billions of dollars dousing, containing and trying to curb them in the future.

What the California Consumer Privacy Act means for business: Q&A Special

There are some big implications arising from the recently-passed California Consumer Privacy Act, AB 375. Although they may not realize it yet, every technology and Fortune 500 company in America is going to be affected. A leading analyst explains why.

Gunman surrenders after woman killed in US supermarket hostage drama

Los Angeles - A gunman took hostages inside a supermarket in Los Angeles on Saturday after a gun battle with police, leaving a store employee dead before the suspect handcuffed himself and surrendered, police said.

California wildfire season is mirroring 2017 and that's not good

Sacramento - The most important issue facing California lawmakers today is wildfires. And as the issue rises over Sacramento like the smoke from last year's blazes, the state is now forced to look at the possibility 2018 will be a repeat of last year.

California reaches reduction in GHG emission levels early

Meeting the reduction in greenhouse gas emission goals as set forth in the Paris agreement signed in December 2015 has been hard for many countries, but one U.S. state has met its emission goals ahead of schedule.

Two suspects plead no contest in deadly US warehouse fire

Washington - Two men pleaded no contest Tuesday to charges of involuntary manslaughter over a fire that killed 36 people at a dilapidated California warehouse, which served as an entertainment venue and cheap housing for young artists.

Wind-driven Northern California wildfire drives 3,000 from homes

Sacramento - Gusting winds and high temperatures have fueled a fast-moving wildfire in Northern California. Already, dozens of structures have been lost and hundreds more are at risk

California experiments with digital license plates

San Fransisco - The U.S. state of California and the city of Sacramento are experimenting with a new digital license plate scheme. The technology has been fitted to all of the vehicles that comprise the city's electric car fleet.

California takes net neutrality matters into own hands

The California State Senate recently passed Bill SB-822, which would make the state's net neutrality rules more strict than the federal regulations the bill is replacing.

Pruitt, Chao to go to California to negotiate emission standards

President Trump has reportedly tapped Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) head Scott Pruitt to negotiate fuel economy standards with California.

'Golden State Killer,' an ex-cop, US Navy vet, warehouse worker

Washington - It was one of the most notorious unsolved crime sprees in US history -- a decade-long series of sadistic rapes and murders that terrorized tranquil California neighborhoods.

Ex-cop arrested for 'Golden State Killer' murders, rapes after 40-year chase

Los Angeles - California authorities, after a 40-year manhunt, on Wednesday announced the arrest of a 72-year-old former police officer on suspicion of being the notorious "Golden State Killer," a serial rapist and murderer who terrorized the state in the 1970s and ...

UCLA study forecasts a severe climate future for California

Los Angeles - A study published on Monday by climate scientists at UCLA forecasts wild extremes of drought and flooding in California as the climate continues to warm.

California to 'whiplash' between drought, floods: study

Paris - California will zigzag between droughts and floods which will become more intense and more frequent in the coming decades unless global emissions of planet-warming greenhouse gases are checked, researchers said Monday.

Qualcomm to slash 1,500 jobs in California to cut costs

San Diego - Qalcomm, the big chip maker for smart phones, has already begun to cut jobs in California. The move appears to be part of a much larger workforce reduction plan that is designed to meet a commitment made to investors to cut $1 billion in costs.

California rejects initial National Guard border plan

Washington - California Governor Jerry Brown has rejected the Trump administration's initial proposals for a National Guard mission along the state's border with Mexico, a top US official said Monday.

California to force social media platforms to identify 'bots'

California lawmakers don't think social media companies are doing enough to safeguard consumers, so legislators have proposed a bill that would force platforms to identify automated accounts and deal with them within three days.

California utility will cut power during extreme fire danger

Sacramento - On Thursday, California's Pacific Gas & Electric Company announced it will start switching off power to minimize sparks in vulnerable areas during times of extreme fire danger as part of its new comprehensive Community Wildfire Safety Program.

Trump, in California, warns of 'bedlam' without border wall

San Diego - Donald Trump -- making his first trip to California as president -- warned Tuesday there would be "bedlam" without the controversial wall he wants to build on the border with Mexico, as he inspected several prototype barriers.

Clean energy forces three California gas power plants to close

Los Angeles - NRG Energy has confirmed its subsidiary, GenOn, plans to shutter three gas-fired power plants in California, continuing a trend of difficulties for fossil fuel generation in the state.

Arizona and California compete to attract self-driving car tests

Both Arizona and California appear anxious to allow fully autonomous cars to be tested on their public roads as both have issued orders allowing such tests.

New study — Climate change threatens major crops in California

Over the last 10-years, farmers in California have experienced the symptoms of climate change — less winter chill, crops blooming earlier, more heat waves and years of drought when the state baked in record temperatures.

California's cannabis market is going to be bigger than beer

California began the sale of recreational marijuana on January 1. The market is expected to hit $3.7 billion by the end 2018, and that number will increase to over $5 billion in 2019. Legal marijuana will be a tax windfall for the state.

California to allow testing self-driving cars with no driver

Sacramento - The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in California USA announced last Monday that it has established new rules that will allow those working on autonomous vehicles to begin trials with no safety driver at the wheel.

Review: Escaping the cold with a first-time trip to Disney in your 30s Special

This writer just demonstrated you don’t have to be under a certain age to go to Disneyland for the first time – and have a blast.

More than 40 percent of California experiencing moderate drought

On Thursday, scientists announced more than 40 percent of California is experiencing a moderate drought, while state water officials confirmed lower-than-normal snowpack levels in the Sierra Nevada.
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At an estimated cost of $20 to 48 million  the plans to renovated the soccer fields in Golden Gate P...
At an estimated cost of $20 to 48 million, the plans to renovated the soccer fields in Golden Gate Park would cover over seven acres of grass and open space with artificial turf.
Courtesy of The Sierra Club San Francisco Bay Chapter
 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
SamTrans  San Mateo County s Transit system introduced its new ECR bus route which runs along the hi...
SamTrans, San Mateo County's Transit system introduced its new ECR bus route which runs along the historic and busy El Camino Real corridor, from Daly City to Palo Alto.
Courtesy of SamTrans, San Mateo County Transit
Back in 2004  author and researcher Lauren Steinhauer wrote his first novel based upon the Sherlock ...
Back in 2004, author and researcher Lauren Steinhauer wrote his first novel based upon the Sherlock Holmes character. Now in the final chapters, Steinhauer has written a new novel set amid the moral chaos of World War II. "I am looking for a respected and capable publisher," he says.
John Oppenheimer, courtesy of The Sunset Beacon Newspaper, SF, CA
Thieves ram car into Apple Store
Thieves ram car into Apple Store
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Community organizer  activist and artist Judy Shintani and textile artist Serena Lee also attended t...
Community organizer, activist and artist Judy Shintani and textile artist Serena Lee also attended the reception. Judy has promoted such out reach programs as Doctors Without Boarders and the Half Moon Bay Coastside Center where she teaches art.
Courtesy of A Place of Her Own and the Asian American Women Artists Association
Laura Peterson as Cheri and Andrew Morris as Bo  lead the cast and crew in the Ross Valley Players p...
Laura Peterson as Cheri and Andrew Morris as Bo, lead the cast and crew in the Ross Valley Players production of William Inge's 'Bus Stop' opening on March 3, 2017.
Gregg Le Blanc
Steve Keyser was one among many who posted on Facebook on the passing of legendary guitarist and fou...
Steve Keyser was one among many who posted on Facebook on the passing of legendary guitarist and founding member of Big Brother and The Holding Company, Sam Andrew.
Courtesy of Steve Keyser
Cindy and Frank.
Cindy and Frank.
Masen Larsen
One of the altar displays at the Day of the Dead exhibit  now on display at SOMArts Cultural Center ...
One of the altar displays at the Day of the Dead exhibit, now on display at SOMArts Cultural Center in San Francisco's Mission District.
Courtesy of SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco
A map showing the subsidence of the San Joaquin Valley in California. The more yellow the color  the...
A map showing the subsidence of the San Joaquin Valley in California. The more yellow the color, the larger the sinking of the land. Some areas around Corcoran have subsided by nearly 2 feet (60 centimeters) in little more than a year.
ESA/NASA/JPL
Tree plantings bring entire neighborhoods together. Trees enhance the quality of life and help provi...
Tree plantings bring entire neighborhoods together. Trees enhance the quality of life and help provide an environmental health to the area as trees and other greenery provides oxygen for humans.
Courtesy of Friends of the Urban Forest, SF, CA
Eric Wesselman became the new Executive Director of Friends of the River on January 6  seen here hol...
Eric Wesselman became the new Executive Director of Friends of the River on January 6, seen here holding the symbolic salmon, which is a sign of a healthy river, with previous executive director Bob Center. After eight years at the Tuolumne River Trust, Wesselman has a difficult job of confronting water issues during a long statewide drought.
Courtesy of Friends of The River
Mara Roche is the daughter of Joe and Genevieve Roche the owners of the Winery and tasting room. See...
Mara Roche is the daughter of Joe and Genevieve Roche the owners of the Winery and tasting room. Seen here with her crew of Jared Eakins, and Kelli Brooks, everyone both staff and guests enjoy the opportunity to share an appreciation of fine wine and good food.
Marchlands in the Delta of California.
Marchlands in the Delta of California.
Mitch Lorens
FANCY: A drone operator prepares to launch his aircraft from the Pacific Ocean shoreline in Half Moo...
FANCY: A drone operator prepares to launch his aircraft from the Pacific Ocean shoreline in Half Moon Bay, Calif., in March.
tomwsulcer / Wikimedia
St. Francis Winery on Pythian Road and Highway 12 is a destination for those who enjoy fine wine and...
St. Francis Winery on Pythian Road and Highway 12 is a destination for those who enjoy fine wine and food.
Tom Mayer and photographer friend  Tom Swick.  it s of Tom and me on the roof of the building where ...
Tom Mayer and photographer friend, Tom Swick. "it's of Tom and me on the roof of the building where we lived in Brookline, Massachusetts. (A suburb of Boston) This would have been taken in the '70s or thereabouts," said Swick (just before making the move to San Francisco).
Courtesy of Tom Swick
 Yoga is the only exercise and activity that gives me energy   said new Bikram Yoga studio owner  Da...
"Yoga is the only exercise and activity that gives me energy," said new Bikram Yoga studio owner, Daniel Fisherbaugh. "Not even baseball does that for me," he said.
Courtesy of Daniel Fisherbaugh
Fat Pilgrim contemporary general store is located on Broadway  on the outskirts of Sonoma  south of ...
Fat Pilgrim contemporary general store is located on Broadway, on the outskirts of Sonoma, south of the town square.

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