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Live Updates: Northern California’s Coronavirus Outbreak

Live Updates: Northern California’s Coronavirus Outbreak

BY EPOCH TIMES STAFF This is our live blog covering news about the CCP virus* outbreak in Northern California. For news from beyond California, see The Epoch Times special coverage of the CCP virus outbreak. California currently has 12,026 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 276 deaths, according to April 4 figures from the California Department of Public Health. Confirmed cases by county […]

5.8 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Off Coast of Northern California

5.8 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Off Coast of Northern California

BY ISABEL VAN BRUGEN A 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Northern California on the evening of March 8, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said. At least 2,600 people said they felt the earthquake that struck 86 kilometers (53 miles) west of Petrolia, California, at at 6:59 p.m. Sunday, according to the USGS website. The earthquake had a depth of […]

Bureaucrats can’t rewrite the law just because they don’t like it

Bureaucrats can’t rewrite the law just because they don’t like it

Jack LaPant thought that he had properly navigated all the necessary regulations under the federal Clean Water Act when he plowed his northern California farmland in 2011 to grow wheat. Multiple agencies said he did not need a permit; but in 2016, government bureaucrats sued Jack for not obtaining a permit, even though the Clean […]

Judge Rejects California’s Attempt to Shut Down Christian Boarding School

Judge Rejects California’s Attempt to Shut Down Christian Boarding School

Redding, CA—A Christian boarding school in Northern California won a reprieve in court today against the State of California’s ideologically-driven efforts to shut it down. The dispute centers on the State’s unilaterally re-labeling of the school as a “community care facility.” That label would force the school into heavy regulation by the State’s Department of […]

As late-season wet weather hits Northern California, snowpack and reservoir levels soar

As late-season wet weather hits Northern California, snowpack and reservoir levels soar

BY CLAIRE MORGAN Northern California rain and snow levels have soared with record wet weather in May, leaving the Sierra with higher-than-normal snowpack levels and pushing several reservoirs toward full capacity. Downtown Sacramento already has broken record rainfall numbers in May, with more than 3.42 inches of rain this month, according to National Weather Service forecaster […]

Trump Promises ‘Safe Forests’ as He Surveys California Wildfire Damage

Trump Promises ‘Safe Forests’ as He Surveys California Wildfire Damage

 By MICHAEL BASTASCH | Energy Editor   President Donald Trump reiterated the need for better forest management while visiting California. “Other countries do it differently,” Trump said while touring the devastation. California Gov. Jerry Brown blamed global warming for the deadly fires. President Donald Trump doubled-down on his call for better forest management while surveying […]

California’s Biggest Utility Continues to Blame Global Warming for Wildfires Started by Its Own Power Lines

California’s Biggest Utility Continues to Blame Global Warming for Wildfires Started by Its Own Power Lines

 By MICHAEL BASTASCH | Contributor The head of California’s biggest utility, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), is blaming global warming for making large wildfires more frequent and intense as part of an ongoing public relations and lobbying campaign. The goal of that campaign: Get state lawmakers to change what utilities are liable for when their […]

A housing dictatorship has come to Northern California

A housing dictatorship has come to Northern California

  By Richard Colman The Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution, states:  “No person shall. . . be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.” Apparently, the Constitution does not apply in Northern California (and perhaps elsewhere). In […]

California Supreme Court Smacks Down Ballot Initiative to Split California

California Supreme Court Smacks Down Ballot Initiative to Split California

Jessica Kramer | Contributor The Supreme Court of California struck down a ballot initiative Wednesday to divide the state into three states — California, Northern California and Southern California. Proposition 9, which qualified for the November ballot with 402,468 signatures on June 12, would have appeared on the ballot in the general election, but will […]

Facing complications, many Santa Rosa fire victims decide to move on

Facing complications, many Santa Rosa fire victims decide to move on

LOS ANGELES—Like so many fire victims who escaped with nothing but their lives, 68-year-old Dorothea Shipp had decided to leave California. She’d been traumatized by the catastrophic fire …

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