Wildfire reaches Giant Forest; fate of giant sequoias unknown
The forest is located east of Fresno. 1
The bases of the trees were wrapped in protective foil that can withstand high heat and is typically used to guard structures against flames, he said. 1
As of Saturday morning, the fire had not affected most of the Giant Forest, including the famed General Sherman tree, believed to be the largest in the world by volume, Bekkerus said. 1
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Biden to campaign Monday with Newsom as recall nears end
California Gov. Gavin Newsom will get a boost in the final days of a campaign that is trying to kick him out of office from the nation's most prominent Democrat: President Joe Biden. 1
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LA jail guard accused of lying about sex with inmate
A guard at the federal jail in downtown Los Angeles was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of lying to investigators about having sex with an inmate, prosecutors said.
'These are dark days.' Gavin Newsom signs laws protecting California abortion rights
Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday signed a pair of laws aimed at protecting reproductive health care in California, calling them urgent measures ahead of a new challenge to abortion rights that's expected to appear before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Judge plans to re-sentence Scott Peterson to life this fall
FILE - This May 11, 2018, file photo, from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, shows death row inmate Scott Peterson.
California governor signs privacy laws for abortion patients
FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2021, file photo, Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks in San Francisco.
Melvin Van Peebles, godfather of Black cinema, dies at 89
FILE - Mario Van Peebles, from left and Melvin Van Peebles arrive at the screening of "The Producers" at the 2018 TCM Classic Film Festival Opening Night at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Thursday, April 26, 2018, in Los Angeles.
School districts rated on their reading performance. See where your district stands
Teacher Melody Swars reads with Michael Anders, 6, as Abraham Rivera, 9, back left, and Paul Johnson, 10, also read in their classroom at River Oaks Elementary in Galt in 2016.
Driver purposely - and repeatedly - ran over woman in parking lot, California cops say
A 23-year-old man faces attempted homicide charges after he intentionally rammed a woman in a California parking lot, then repeatedly ran her over, Millbrae police say.
Air quality rises to unhealthy levels in Fresno, Clovis region from Sequoia wildfires
A Sept. 21 satellite image of the central and southern San Joaquin Valley shows smoke flowing westward into the Valley from two wildfires burning in eastern Tulare County: the KNP Complex and Windy Fire.