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Data Show Pandemic Contributing To Opioid Crisis, Local Health Experts Report ‘More Relapses’

Data Show Pandemic Contributing To Opioid Crisis, Local Health Experts Report ‘More Relapses’

THOMAS CATENACCI CONTRIBUTOR The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has contributed to rising drug-related deaths and the ever-worsening opioid crisis in the United States, according to health officials said local data. Individuals battling opioid addiction have experienced increased stress due to isolation during the pandemic, according to health experts and data collected by the Wall Street Journal reported. Roughly […]

7 Fatally Shot at Illegal California Marijuana Growing Site

7 Fatally Shot at Illegal California Marijuana Growing Site

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AGUANGA, Calif.—Seven people were found fatally shot at an illegal marijuana growing operation in rural Southern California, authorities said. The crime scene was discovered before dawn Monday after deputies responded to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon at a home in the unincorporated community of Aguanga, north of San […]

A Pyrotechnic Device Used During Gender Reveal Party Caused Massive California Wildfires, Officials Say

A Pyrotechnic Device Used During Gender Reveal Party Caused Massive California Wildfires, Officials Say

CHRIS WHITE TECH REPORTER . A pyrotechnic device that was used in a gender reveal party sparked a giant wildfire in California that has so far scorched more than 7,500 acres, fire officials said Monday morning. “A smoke generating pyrotechnic device” used during the party in El Dorado Ranch Park sparked a giant El Dorado fire, according to […]

California Prosecutor: ‘Need’ of Looters Should Be Considered When Mulling Charges

California Prosecutor: ‘Need’ of Looters Should Be Considered When Mulling Charges

BY ZACHARY STIEBER Prosecutors in a California county are being told to take into account the “need” of people accused of looting when deciding whether to file charges. New guidelines tell prosecutors at the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office to consider: “Was this theft offense substantially motivated by the state of emergency, or simply a theft offense which […]

California Governor Declares State of Emergency Over Wildfires

California Governor Declares State of Emergency Over Wildfires

BY JACK PHILLIPS California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Sunday declared a state of emergency in five counties due to the danger posed by three wildfires that are burning in the state, prompting evacuations. Newsom said in a statement that tens of thousands of acres have already been burned by three wildfires. They are the Creek Fire, El Dorado Fire, […]

More Than 200 Airlifted to Safety From California Wildfire

More Than 200 Airlifted to Safety From California Wildfire

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SHAVER LAKE, Calif.—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, one of several fires that broke out amid record-breaking, triple-digit temperatures that baked the state. The California Office of Emergency Services said Black Hawk and Chinook helicopters […]

Fountain Valley Electrical Box Explosion Injures 2 Workers

Fountain Valley Electrical Box Explosion Injures 2 Workers

BY JAMIE JOSEPH FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif.—At approximately 11 p.m. on Sept. 4, an electrical box on Newhope St. in Fountain Valley, Orange County, Calif., exploded and erupted in flames, cutting the power for nearly a dozen businesses in the area.  The Fountain Valley Police Department responded to the incident about five minutes later. Two Southern California Edison […]

Study: America Hit By Roughly 550 Violent Demonstrations In Three Months

Study: America Hit By Roughly 550 Violent Demonstrations In Three Months

By Jake Dima  Data gathered in a Thursday study suggested that the U.S. experienced nearly 550 violent demonstrations since May 26, the day after the death of George Floyd. The vast majority of U.S. states have experienced riots in the past three months with Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, Mississippi, West Virginia, Hawaii and Alaska being the only ones […]

Judge Orders Trump Admin to Stop Holding Migrant Children in Hotel Detention

Judge Orders Trump Admin to Stop Holding Migrant Children in Hotel Detention

BY JANITA KAN A federal judge has ordered the Trump administration to end its practice of detaining children asylum seekers in hotels while arrangements are made to expel them from the country as part of an immigration policy designed to curb the spread of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus pandemic. U.S. District Court Judge Dolly Gee in Los Angeles […]

Superior Court Judge Grants Injunction Closing BSF Gym Over COVID-19 Restrictions

Superior Court Judge Grants Injunction Closing BSF Gym Over COVID-19 Restrictions

Owners vow ‘to stay open’ By Michael Hernandez VENTURA—Superior Court Judge Henry J. Walsh today in Courtroom 42 granted a preliminary injunction closing (Better Stronger Faster) BSF Gym and Fitness Center. Gym co-owner Lindsey Cohn when asked on the court room stand, if she intended to close the gym said: “I will do whatever God […]