Stories tagged: California
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 8, 2018, 3:58 p.m.
Former President Barack Obama said Saturday that November midterm elections would give Americans “a chance to restore some sanity in our politics,” taking another swipe at his successor as he …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 6:58 p.m.
A California jury found a pipeline company guilty Friday of nine criminal charges for causing a 2015 oil spill that was the state’s worst coastal spill in 25 years, prosecutors …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 3:06 p.m.
A stretch of a major highway near the California-Oregon border will remain closed through the weekend as crews try to tame a roaring wildfire burning on both sides of the …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018, 10:10 p.m.
Truckers abandoned big-rigs and motorists screamed in fear as they came dangerously close to an explosive wildfire that shut down about 45 miles of a major California interstate near the …
Wed., Sept. 5, 2018, 6:29 p.m.
A fast-growing wildfire in Northern California prompted officials Wednesday to close both directions of Interstate 5 connecting California and Oregon and issue evacuations.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 9:47 p.m.
We’re entering a new era in the Northwest’s long, depressing tango with racist extremists, and there’s a lot about this era that’s new – from the methods to the mediums …
Mon., Sept. 3, 2018, 2 p.m.
A major interstate that connects California and Oregon reopened Monday after a wildfire roared along the roadway and forced a six-day closure while burned trees and charred vehicles were removed.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 10:04 p.m.
Authorities say a 16-year-old boy was killed and an 18-year-old critically wounded when a gun battle broke out near a Northern California high school.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 23, 2018, 5:47 p.m.
Alarmed by as much as $20 million in lost tourism revenue in July due to visitors’ fear of wildfires, California’s state tourism agency said Thursday it is teaming up with …
Sat., Aug. 18, 2018, 4:08 p.m.
California lawmakers are abandoning a proposal by Gov. Jerry Brown to shield electrical utilities from some financial liability for wildfires. For now.
Sat., Aug. 11, 2018, 12:35 p.m.
The import tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump are adding thousands of dollars to the cost of building homes. That especially squeezes homeowners who seek to rebuild quickly after losing …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 9:21 p.m.
Firefighters fought to spare homes Friday from a growing Southern California forest fire, a day after flames came perilously close to neighborhoods and destroyed one house.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 7:01 p.m.
Firefighters said for the first time Wednesday that they have made good progress battling the state’s largest-ever wildfire but didn’t expect to have it fully under control until September.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 11 a.m.
Wildfires tearing through trees and brush, rampaging up hillsides and incinerating neighborhoods: The places and names change, but the devastation is showing signs of becoming the new normal in California.
Mon., Aug. 6, 2018, 8:04 p.m.
Twin Northern California blazes fueled by dry vegetation and hot, windy weather grew Monday to become the largest wildfire in state history, becoming the norm as climate change makes the …
Sun., Aug. 5, 2018, 3:01 p.m.
Five people on board a small airplane were killed but nobody on the ground was hurt when the twin-engine Cessna crashed Sunday in a Southern California parking lot, authorities said.
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 9:39 p.m.
Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday called on President Donald Trump to help California fight and recover from another devastating wildfire season.
Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 10:27 a.m.
Yosemite National Park’s iconic cliffs are shrouded in so much smoke from nearby wildfires that the air quality is worse than anywhere in America and is rivaling Beijing.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 8:30 p.m.
A massive wildfire in Northern California has torched more than 1,000 homes in and around the city of Redding, authorities said Wednesday as some evacuees were allowed to return home …
Tue., July 31, 2018, 7:05 p.m.
Residents of a Northern California neighborhood can breathe a sigh of relief now that a 14-foot python that went missing after a pet store was evacuated during a wildfire has …
UPDATED: Tue., July 31, 2018, 8:50 p.m.
Firefighters struggling to contain destructive Northern California wildfires found themselves facing a new blaze that erupted Tuesday and drove through a rural area near a national forest.
UPDATED: Mon., July 30, 2018, 11:43 a.m.
Thousands more people fled their homes after wildfires surged near a small lake town in Northern California, and the advance of the state’s largest, deadliest blaze slowed slightly after days …
UPDATED: Sun., July 29, 2018, 8:59 p.m.
The deadly Northern California wildfire that has forced tens of thousands of people to flee their homes slowed down Sunday after days of explosive growth, giving officials hope even as …
UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 9:04 p.m.
The death count from a Northern California wildfire rose to five Saturday after two young children and their great-grandmother who had been unaccounted for were confirmed dead.
UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018, 8:56 p.m.
A wildfire that roared with little warning into a Northern California city claimed two lives as thousands of people scrambled to escape before the walls of flames descended from forested …
UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 10:27 p.m.
Fire stoked by hot and windy weather raged through a forest in far northern California on Thursday. In mountain communities east of Los Angeles, calmer conditions aided firefighters on the …
UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 7:32 p.m.
Starbucks and other employers in California must pay workers for minutes they routinely spend off the clock on tasks such as locking up or setting the store alarm, the state …
UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018, 10:01 p.m.
Homes burned as a fast-moving wildfire forced an entire Southern California mountain town to evacuate Wednesday, while tourists emptied from the heart of Yosemite National Park so firefighters could battle …
UPDATED: Tue., July 24, 2018, 4:13 p.m.
The heart of Yosemite National Park, where throngs of tourists are awe-struck by cascading waterfalls and towering granite features like El Capitan and Half Dome, will be closed as firefighters …
UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2018, 3:16 p.m.
A scenic stretch of Highway 1 in a popular tourist area along the California coast reopened to traffic Wednesday, more than a year after it was blocked by a massive …