Tag Archives: California

Graduation in Paradise

From fire and ash to caps and gowns     By ADAM BEAM Associated Press PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Sean Newsom’s senior year of high school started with typical teenage pranks, like sticking a cup to the roof of his ...

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California Regulators Approve Power Outages to Prevent More Wildfires

Outages could mean multi-day blackouts for cities as large as San Francisco and San Jose     By DON THOMPSON Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California regulators on Thursday approved allowing utilities to cut off electricity to possibly hundreds ...

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California Leaders Won’t Change Utilities’ Liability For Now

New development fee proposed without details     By DON THOMPSON and KATHLEEN RONAYNE Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California commission set up to study wildfire issues recommended Wednesday that the state change a liability standard imperiling major ...

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California Water Utilities Seek Relief from Fire Lawsuits

The group includes 28 water districts and labor unions     By ADAM BEAM Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Facing more wildfires and the lawsuits that come with them, a group of public and private California water systems want ...

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LAFD: Mandeville Canyon Evacuation Drill

Several agencies participate in drill simulating a wind-driven brush fire     LAFD – MANDEVILLE CANYON – The Los Angeles Fire Department and allied agencies came together with residents of Mandeville Canyon on May 19, 2019 to conduct a large ...

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Contra Costa, CA Vegetation Fire

Quick containment and knockdown     EastCounty Today – On May 23, 2019 in the City of Antioch, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District firefighters responded to a report of a hill on fire on Via Dora Drive off Deerfield ...

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Judge Approves $105M Fund for California Wildfire Survivors

PG&E said it will draw the entire $105 million from its cash reserves     By DAISY NGUYEN Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. received approval Wednesday to establish a $105 million fund to help ...

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President Trump Issues Disaster Declaration for California

17 counties eligible for federal funding     By The Associated Press President Donald Trump has issued a disaster declaration for California after large parts of the state were damaged by storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides earlier this year. Trump ...

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California Lawmakers Reject $1B to Protect Homes from Fires

Financial assistance would have been available to harden homes     SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California legislative committee has stripped the $1 billion in funding from a bill to protect homes against wildfire through home improvements. The Assembly Appropriations ...

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Aerial Firefighting Training in Redding, CA

USFS and CAL FIRE team up for training     Stephanie Schmieding, ActionNewsNow REDDING, Calif. (ActionNewsNow) – Starting Monday, firefighters will learn how to supervise air attacks during a training in Redding. The U.S. Forest Service is teaming up with ...

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