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Northern California May Need a Dose of Free-Market Capitalism

Northern California May Need a Dose of Free-Market Capitalism

. By Richard Colman Economically, everything appears to be getting worse in Northern California.  The same situation may also exist in Southern California.  Housing in Northern California is drastically overpriced.  Try finding a decent home for less than $1 million or $2 million.  Taxes are high.  California leads the nation in the sales tax, the gasoline […]

White House pushes for California dam project

White House pushes for California dam project

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is pushing forward with a colossal public works project in Northern California — heightening the towering Shasta Dam the equivalent of nearly two stories …

Gunman kills 4, injures 2 children in shootings at several places in Northern California, including a school

Gunman kills 4, injures 2 children in shootings at several places in Northern California, including a school

By Frank Shyong, Jaclyn Cosgrove, Sonali Kohli and Paige St. JohnContact Reporters A gunman killed four people and injured two children, in a shooting rampage in Tehama County on Tuesday morning before he was fatally shot by law enforcement. Authorities described a chaotic scene in which a gunman in a stolen car appeared to pick targets at random in the […]

Fire loss total surges to 8,400 structures in Northern California

Fire loss total surges to 8,400 structures in Northern California

SANTA ROSA, Calif. — The wine country wildfires destroyed at least 8,400 homes and other buildings, authorities said Monday, a significant increase in the already staggering property loss. Efforts continued by firefighters to gain control of the fires and by searchers looking for more victims.

Northern California fires may hammer tourism, add to housing crisis

Northern California fires may hammer tourism, add to housing crisis

by Chris Reed The deadly and massively destructive wildfires now in their second week of ravaging Northern California’s wine country are likely to have lengthy negative effects on the region’s economy. But it could also exacerbate perhaps its most pressing social problem – housing costs so high they leave even some middle-class families living paycheck to paycheck. […]

Dog Hailed as Hero After Refusing to Leave Goats Alone in Wildfires

Dog Hailed as Hero After Refusing to Leave Goats Alone in Wildfires

As Robert Handel and his family drove away from their burning neighborhood, they were certain that their beloved dog Odin and their 8 goats would also fall prey to the wildfires. So imagine their surprise – and relief – when they returned the next day to find Odin and the goats were safe and sound.

Death toll rises to 41, firefighters gain control Northern California blazes

Death toll rises to 41, firefighters gain control Northern California blazes

Firefighters on Monday continued to gain control of the deadly wildfires that have ravaged Northern California’s wine country, as officials lifted multiple evacuation orders across the region. In the last week, the fires have scorched more than 200,000 acres, destroyed or damaged more than 5,500 homes, displaced 100,000 people and killed at least 41.

Damage Mounts From California Wildfires

Damage Mounts From California Wildfires

Wildfires in California’s famed wine country are spreading after a week of the worst blazes the state has ever seen. The death toll rose to at least 35 on Saturday, with at least 16 fires burning …

California fire toll rises to 32, winds a concern

California fire toll rises to 32, winds a concern

The death toll from California’s wildfires rose to 32 on Friday as firefighters made some progress in containing the infernos but said intensifying winds were a concern. “We’re not out …

Death toll rises to 21 as Northern California fires spread to more than 160,000 acres

Death toll rises to 21 as Northern California fires spread to more than 160,000 acres

By Phil Willon, Paige St. John, Louis Sahagun, Sonali Kohli and Chris Megerian . The death toll rose to 21 Wednesday as multiple wildfires continued to spread across Northern California’s wine country, according to state fire officials. State and federal officials portrayed an all-out effort to fend off the devastating wildfires at a news conference at a state emergency operations […]

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