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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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As of August 3  2018  135 wildfires are burning on 1.6 million acres of private  state  tribal  and ...
As of August 3, 2018, 135 wildfires are burning on 1.6 million acres of private, state, tribal, and federal land. Approximately 6,000 of the USDA Forest Service firefighters are assisting with fighting these fires. (August 8, 2018)
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A San Francisco Municipal Railway trolleybus on the 21-Hayes line.
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A dry riverbed in California.
A dry riverbed in California.
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Janis Joplin smoking a cigarette in Denmark.
Janis Joplin smoking a cigarette in Denmark.
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D Angelo Osorio  the Junior American Record holder in the 94kg class of the Men s division that week...
D'Angelo Osorio, the Junior American Record holder in the 94kg class of the Men's division that weekend on March 7 to 9, 2014 at the Crown Plaza in Foster City, CA. One of many local, regional and national competitions, weightlifting is an olympic sport that is taken very seriously. Along with Osorio is chiropractic neurologist and sports medicine specialist, Dr. Christopher DeMartini. "The guy in the red shirt is Kevin Doherty, the coach and the meet director for the competition as well as the
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Image of Thomas Fire near Hwy 150 and Hwy 126  north of Santa Paula (Ventura County) on December 7  ...
Image of Thomas Fire near Hwy 150 and Hwy 126, north of Santa Paula (Ventura County) on December 7, 2017.
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Seen here next to the Presidential plane  Col. Mike Mad Dog Madison has been part of the cockpit cre...
Seen here next to the Presidential plane, Col. Mike Mad Dog Madison has been part of the cockpit crew on Air Force One several times.
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The third generation  brothers Andrew  age 28 and Michael  20  with their father Kevin and uncle Bri...
The third generation, brothers Andrew, age 28 and Michael, 20, with their father Kevin and uncle Brian Patterson. The Patterson Family has been producing the Great Dickens Christmas Fair since its inception almost 40 years ago, by the founders Phyllis and Ron Patterson (Andrew and Michael's grandparents).
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Daren Blonski  a financial advisor at Edward Jones Investments of Sonoma  provides free workshops an...
Daren Blonski, a financial advisor at Edward Jones Investments of Sonoma, provides free workshops and talks about financial subjects and services to not only his clients but to the community. On Thurs. Oct. 23, he invited American Funds manager and consultant Christopher Lanzafame to speak to over two dozen people about the importance of long-term global investing.
San Francisco Dept. of Public Works and community volunteers participated in the planting of trees i...
San Francisco Dept. of Public Works and community volunteers participated in the planting of trees in honor of Arbor Day, which just so happened to coincide with the St. Patrick's Day weekend on March 15, 2014. "wearing of the green meets the planting of green trees."
From the Griffith Observatory in Southern California  the viewer gets a perfect look at the smog cov...
From the Griffith Observatory in Southern California, the viewer gets a perfect look at the smog covering Los Angeles like a blanket.
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San Francisco
Eve Stone and her daughter were among the exhibitors. This display with all the shimmering copper wa...
Eve Stone and her daughter were among the exhibitors. This display with all the shimmering copper was from the Eve Stone Antiques, Ltd. collection. http://www.evestoneantiques.com/
 I have so many paintings said artist Sig Rundstrom   I am eager to show and sell them all.
"I have so many paintings said artist Sig Rundstrom," I am eager to show and sell them all.
Author Larry Levy is now retired. For the past 40 years he and his wife Teresa have lived in San Fra...
Author Larry Levy is now retired. For the past 40 years he and his wife Teresa have lived in San Francisco's Sunset District near Golden Gate Park.
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Attendance at the afternoon sessions of the annual American Bar Association on Aug. 12  2013 increas...
Attendance at the afternoon sessions of the annual American Bar Association on Aug. 12, 2013 increased considerably when Former First Lady and Secretary Hilary Clinton arrived to speak before the delegates of the convention held at Moscone Center in San Francisco.
The Old Mint  also referred to as  The Granite Lady  survived the 1906 Earthquake and Fire and has b...
The Old Mint, also referred to as "The Granite Lady" survived the 1906 Earthquake and Fire and has been in the City of San Francisco's possession since the early 1990's when the City purchased the landmark building from the US Federal Government for only $1.00.
Courtesy of The SF Historical Society and Museum
Drought Monitor - Conditions as of June 7  2016.
Drought Monitor - Conditions as of June 7, 2016.
U.S. Drought Monitor
LOCATION; Photo/Graphic shows approximate location of the May 19th oil spill from the Plains All Ame...
LOCATION; Photo/Graphic shows approximate location of the May 19th oil spill from the Plains All American Pipeline near Refugio Beach in Santa Barbara, Calif.
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California State Assemblyman Evan Low addresses those gathered at the State Assembly hall in Sacrame...
California State Assemblyman Evan Low addresses those gathered at the State Assembly hall in Sacramento.
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