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Wildfires, Coronavirus, and an Earthquake Collided for California’s Terrible Week

Wildfires, Coronavirus, and an Earthquake Collided for California’s Terrible Week

BY WIRE SERVICE It was long, dizzying week to be a Californian. The Golden State has been trying to contain the surge of coronavirus cases that started in the summer while dozens of wildfires are burning and smoke is making it hard to breathe. Then, as if not enough crises had collided, Southern California was caught in the clutches of […]

Construction Workers Find Human Bones in Santa Ana

Construction Workers Find Human Bones in Santa Ana

BY JACK BRADLEY Construction workers found human remains while building a streetcar maintenance yard in Santa Ana, California, on Sept. 16. Construction of the maintenance yard for the Orange County Transportation Authority’s first modern electric streetcar was underway when police received a call at 10:47 a.m. about human bones discovered at the site at 2008 W. […]

Newsom: Announcement coming ‘very, very shortly’ on reopening California theme parks

Newsom: Announcement coming ‘very, very shortly’ on reopening California theme parks

By BRADY MACDONALD | [email protected] | Newsom commented on his plans to issue guidelines for reopening amusement parks during a press conference on Wednesday, Sept. 16. Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday an announcement will be coming “very, very shortly” on issuing COVID-19 guidelines that would allow California theme parks to safely reopen after more than six months of coronavirus […]

Search on for Survivors as Wildfires Torch Millions of Acres, Trump to Visit California

Search on for Survivors as Wildfires Torch Millions of Acres, Trump to Visit California

BY REUTERS Crews were to resume searching for the dead and survivors on Sunday among blackened ruins left by massive wildfires raging in three western states, where millions of acres have burned in weeks and “mass fatality” incidents are feared in Oregon. President Donald Trump said he would travel to California to see the devastation first-hand. A blitz of wildfires across Oregon, […]

Trump to visit California to assess wildfires

Trump to visit California to assess wildfires

By Morgan Phillips | Fox News He will go to McClellan Park in Sacramento County to join federal fire and emergency officials, and be briefed on the fires. The president approved a Major Disaster Declaration for the state effective Aug. 14 to approve individual and public assistance. “Since mid-August, President Trump and Governor Newsom have spoken by […]

San Francisco to Allow Hair Salons, Other Businesses to Reopen After Pelosi Visit

San Francisco to Allow Hair Salons, Other Businesses to Reopen After Pelosi Visit

BY JACK PHILLIPS City officials in San Francisco will now allow hair salons and certain other businesses to reopen in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, coming days after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) visited one, sparking a nationwide outcry. San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced the second phase of the city’s reopening during the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) […]

Why does California’s power grid keep flirting with disaster? We’ve got answers

Why does California’s power grid keep flirting with disaster? We’ve got answers

Sammy Roth LA Times• California was forced to take desperate measures over Labor Day weekend to keep the lights on. Less than a month after the state experienced its first rolling blackouts in nearly two decades, officials again urged residents to use less electricity during the late afternoon and into the evening as extreme heat, fueled […]

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 […]

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 Limits Unpopular Law That Restricted Freelancers

California Limits Unpopular Law That Restricted Freelancers

BY MATTHEW VADUM California Gov. Gavin Newsom quietly signed a law on Sept. 4 repealing parts of an unpopular law that put independent contractors in the state out of work and limited the earnings of freelancers, including visual artists, musicians, writers, translators, and film support crews by classifying them as employees. The enactment of the new measure, […]

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