Stories tagged: California
Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 9:18 a.m.
The so-called Camp Fire in Northern California in many ways has become the worst wildfire the history of a state whose topography and climate have long made it ripe for …
Thu., Nov. 22, 2018, 2:42 p.m.
Hannah Crenshaw hosts a Thanksgiving dinner each year, cooking turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes – her favorite – for up to 15 guests at her home in Magalia.
Wed., Nov. 21, 2018, 1:40 p.m.
Light rain falling Wednesday in some areas of Northern California could aid crews fighting a deadly wildfire while raising the risk of flash floods and complicating efforts to recover the …
Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 7:36 p.m.
Authorities are using a powerful tool in their effort to identify the scores of people killed by the wildfire that ripped through Northern California: rapid DNA testing that produces results …
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 19, 2018, 11:24 a.m.
A body was discovered a few miles away from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, where a U.S. Army veteran from Spokane disapeared during a football game.
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 18, 2018, 10:19 p.m.
Northern California crews battling the country’s deadliest wildfire in a century were bracing for strong winds Sunday that could erode gains they have made in containing the fearsome blaze, which …
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 17, 2018, 8:37 p.m.
Nearly 1,300 people remain unaccounted for and the death toll from the country’s deadliest wildfire in a century climbed to 76, authorities said Saturday, hours after President Donald Trump surveyed …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 6:48 p.m.
With the confirmed death toll at 71 and the list of unaccounted for people more than 1,000, authorities in Northern California on Friday searched for those who perished and those …
Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 5:48 p.m.
Creating fire buffers between housing and dry brush, burying spark-prone power lines and lighting more controlled burns to keep vegetation in check could give people a better chance of surviving …
Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 8:30 a.m.
Vancouver Red Cross volunteer Ron Burby starts work helping those displaced by the lethal Camp Fire in Northern California today, after he was deployed to the wildfire-ravaged state Monday.
Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 8:34 p.m.
First-time candidate Josh Harder defeated four-term Republican U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham on Tuesday in California’s farm belt, giving Democrats their fourth pickup of a GOP House seat in California.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 9:58 p.m.
Ernest Foss was a musician who gave lessons out of his home when he lived in San Francisco, where an amplifier that ran the length of a wall served as …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 12:24 p.m.
Could a megafire similar to those menacing California erupt in Spokane? Expert says ‘It’s just a matter of time’
Washington and the rest of the Pacific Northwest have been dealing with an increasingly extended and costly fire season – spurred by rising temperatures due to climate change. This year …
Sun., Nov. 11, 2018, 1:13 p.m.
In the days since a ferocious, wind-whipped wildfire began tearing through this Northern California town, residents who stayed behind to try to save their property or who managed to get …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 9:48 p.m.
The gunman who killed 12 people at a country music bar in Southern California went on social media during the attack and posted about his mental state and whether people …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 9:14 p.m.
Tens of thousands of people fled a fast-moving wildfire Thursday in Northern California, some clutching babies and pets as they abandoned vehicles and struck out on foot ahead of the …
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 3, 2018, 6:35 p.m.
Embers falling on their heads, Venesa Rhodes and her husband had seconds to rush their two beloved cats into their SUV before a wildfire last summer would overtake them all.
Wed., Oct. 17, 2018, 12:30 p.m.
Police are investigating allegations that two high school students used a grandparent’s ashes to make cookies and then distributed them to fellow classmates.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 9, 2018, 3:17 p.m.
Two sagging Pacific Gas & Electric power lines made contact, sparked and ignited a Northern California wildfire last year that killed four people and injured a firefighter, officials said Tuesday.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 8, 2018, 7:07 p.m.
‘I’m sure he was trying to come home’: Former Shock player Ellison dies on side of road in California
A former starting linebacker and defensive back for Spokane Shock arena football team died last Thursday due to unknown causes on the freeway in San Fernando Valley, according to the …
Fri., Oct. 5, 2018, 6:42 p.m.
One condemned inmate killed another Friday, the first slaying of a death row inmate in California in more than 20 years, officials said.
Thu., Oct. 4, 2018, 10:45 a.m.
Thousands of housekeepers, cooks and other workers at Marriott-affiliated hotels went on strike in San Francisco and San Jose Thursday after months of negotiations for a wage increase.
Mon., Oct. 1, 2018, 3 p.m.
Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday signed a bill making California the first state to require public companies to have at least one woman on their board of directors to advance …
Mon., Oct. 1, 2018, 2 p.m.
California Gov. Jerry Brown has approved the nation’s strongest net neutrality law, prompting an immediate lawsuit by the Trump administration and opening the next phase in the battle over regulating …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 30, 2018, 7:46 p.m.
California has become the first state to require publicly traded companies to include women on their boards of directors, according to a law signed Sunday by Gov. Jerry Brown.
Wed., Sept. 26, 2018, 7:06 p.m.
Californians will have to undergo at least eight hours of training, including live-fire exercises, before carrying a concealed weapon, under one of several firearms bills acted on by Gov. Jerry …
Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 1:27 p.m.
A Southern California prosecutor said Friday his office has received leads to more than 12 possible additional victims in the investigation of a surgeon and a female companion already charged …
Sun., Sept. 16, 2018, 11:30 a.m.
California professor, writer of confidential Brett Kavanaugh letter, speaks out about her allegation of sexual assault
Christine Blasey Ford wrote a confidential letter to a senior Democratic lawmaker alleging that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her more than three decades ago. Since Wednesday, she …
Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 10 a.m.
A gunman went on a rampage in Kern County, California, killing his wife and four other people before shooting himself to death, authorities said.
Mon., Sept. 10, 2018, 11 a.m.
California has set a goal of phasing out fossil fuels from the state’s electricity sector by 2045 under legislation signed Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown.