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Los Angeles Times
7 hours ago
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First wildfire death of 2024 season reported as California heat wave continues

(Ethan Swope / Associated Press)
ABC7 San Francisco
7 hours ago
California

California reports 1st wildfire death of 2024 season as fires persist across the West

SAN FRANCISCO -- Wildfires fueled by strong winds and an extended heat wave have led to the first death in California of the 2024 season, while wind-whipped flames in Arizona have forced hundreds to flee from what tribal leaders are calling the "most serious" wildfire on their reservation in decades.
Sacramento Bee
11 hours ago
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Are skimpy thong swimsuits allowed at beaches and pools in California? What the law says

As parts of California swelter under scorching temperatures, many Golden State residents are seeking relief from the heat at beaches and swimming pools.
San Jose Inside
12 hours ago
California

Newsom for President? Here Are His Political Assets and Liabilities

In the two weeks since President Joe Biden's catastrophic performance in a televised debate, the Democratic freakout over whether he can continue as their presumptive presidential nominee has not abated.
Kqed
1 day ago
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California State Fair To Allow Sale And Consumption Of Cannabis For First Time | KQED

The California State Fair kicks off Friday in Sacramento, and it'll have all those traditional state fair attractions like carnival rides and games, exhibits of farm animals and agricultural products, and lots of food options.
Kqed
2 days ago
California

California Almond Growers' Struggles Could be Buzzkill for PNW Beekeepers | KQED

On Tuesday, we told you how over-production in California's almond industry was hurting local growers, with some resorting to uprooting almond trees to maintain their livelihoods.
Sacramento Bee
15 hours ago
California

Where's the best place in California to retire? Check out these 8 budget-friendly towns

Looking for the ideal place to retire?California is home to eight of the best budget-friendly towns for retirees, according to WorldAtlas.
www.theguardian.com
11 hours ago
California

California: first death of wildfire season as body found in burned-out home

Officials have found human remains in a burned-out home in Mendocino county, California, marking the first death in the state's 2024 wildfire season.
SFGATE
9 hours ago
California

California state park closes Cactus to Clouds Trail following rescues

As California faces extreme heat conditions, a park has closed one of the most challenging trails in the southern part of the state.
www.mercurynews.com
16 hours ago
California

How bad are wildfires going to be in California this summer?

After brutal wildfire seasons in 2020 and 2021, California has enjoyed two mild years in a row.
The good fortune was driven largely by rain and snow that ended three years of drought.
Kqed
12 hours ago
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California on Fire Watch This Weekend with Dry Lightning Over Sierra Nevada | KQED

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Embers glow at night as the Basin Fire burned in the Sierra National Forest in Fresno County, Calif., on June 26, 2024.
www.mercurynews.com
11 hours ago
California

CalFire reports first wildfire death of the 2024 season

By Janie Har and Rio Yamat | Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A wildfire that authorities say was fueled by strong winds has led to the first death in California of the 2024 season.
24/7 Wall St.
17 hours ago
California

Cities Experiencing The Worst Heat Waves Right Now

The early July heat wave that has gripped the West has spread throughout the nation.
www.mercurynews.com
13 hours ago
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Map: Shelly Fire exceeds 10,000 acres in Siskiyou County

The Shelly Fire, which started last week, has become the latest California wildfire to exceed 10,000 acres.
Sacramento Bee
19 hours ago
California

Can rattlesnakes really climb trees in California? Swim? Here's what experts say

You're enjoying the evening breeze in your California backyard when you notice something dark and scaly slithering up a tree branch,
Los Angeles Times
21 hours ago
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'A fire year': California wildfires have burned more than 20 times as much land as last year

(Eric Thayer / Associated Press)
After a wet winter and hot summer, this year's fire season is off to a fierce start.Here's the latest to date, including the largest fires burning in California.
Streetsblog
16 hours ago
California

Headlines, July 12 - Streetsblog San Francisco

Get state headlines at Streetsblog California, national headlines at Streetsblog USA Independent journalism is more important than ever.
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ABC7 Los Angeles
16 hours ago
California

Allstate looking to raise California homeowners insurance premiums by average of 34%

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Allstate is looking to raise its California homeowners insurance premiums by an average of 34%, which would make it the largest rate hike of the year.
www.mediaite.com
12 hours ago
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Newsom Says Not a Chance' He Replaces Biden, Declares He's All in,' No Daylight' Between Him and President

Screenshot via CBS California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) is again dismissing calls for him to replace President Joe Biden at the top of the Democratic Party ticket, insisting there is no daylight between him and the president.
www.npr.org
9 hours ago
California

Colorado has approved licenses for outdoor preschools, making them more accessible

A new law opens up outdoor preschools to low income families in Colorado by allowing them to accept state child care subsidies.
Advocates say learning outdoors has advantages over indoor classrooms.
www.npr.org
9 hours ago
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Howard students help a rapper request a new trial after lyrics were used as evidence

California rap artist Ronnie Louvier will soon find out if his 2009 murder conviction will be overturned under the Racial Justice Act.
He said his rap lyrics shouldn't have been used in the case.
SFGATE
11 hours ago
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Bay Area county reports 19 deaths associated with marathon heat wave

A total of 19 potentially heat-related deaths have been reported in California's Santa Clara County, which includes the city of San Jose, between July 1 and 11, a period when the region has seen a marathon heat wave with multiple days of temperatures in the 100s, officials said.
High Country News
23 hours ago
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In an era of dam removal, California is building more - High Country News

When the largest dam removal in U.S. history began on the Klamath River this year, it seemed as if the era of dam building was over in the West.
Los Angeles Times
21 hours ago
California

Heat waves are growing hotter and more prolonged. What's driving extreme temperatures?

If you looked at a temperature map this week - it doesn't much matter which day it was - you would have seen bright red stretching from Baja California all the way to Canada's Northwest Territories.
www.theguardian.com
1 day ago
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California wildfires have burned five times the average this year, officials say

California's wildfire season is off to a ferocious start, with the state's top wildfire official saying that fires have already burned through five times the average amount of land for this time of year.
Fast Company
1 day ago
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California and Oregon wildfire risks continue to rise as extreme heat lingers

Authorities in Western states warned of the rising risk of wildfires as hot conditions and low humidity dry out the landscape amid a protracted heat wave that is expected to bake much of the U.S. again Thursday.
Sacramento Bee
1 day ago
California

Gavin Newsom downplays theft part of Prop. 47 initiative, calling it 'drug policy reform'

California Gov. Gavin Newsom this week attacked a ballot measure changing parts of Proposition 47, saying it's more of a "drug policy reform" than an attempt to address retail theft.
Sacramento Bee
1 day ago
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New state water conservation rules go easy on Sacramento but small cities nearby feel the pinch

An aerial photograph shows the confluence of the Sacramento and Feather rivers near Knights Landing.
www.mercurynews.com
1 day ago
California

California's inmate firefighter crews are dwindling just as the state starts to burn

Ruben Vives | (TNS) Los Angeles Times Two wet winters followed by repeated record-breaking heat waves in recent months have set California on a path to a fiery summer.
Sacramento Bee
1 day ago
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Has airport traffic in California bounced back from COVID? See the latest numbers

More than three million travelers passed through American airports on Sunday, according to the U.S Department of Homeland Security.
Los Angeles Times
1 day ago
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California Highway Patrol presence in East Bay will increase four-fold starting next week

(Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Axios
1 day ago
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Heat wave maps show deadly temperatures spreading across U.S.

The record-shattering heat plaguing much of the East and West shows no signs of ebbing.Instead, it may actually spread further during the next seven days, from the West to the Southeast.
www.mercurynews.com
1 day ago
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Gov. Newsom rescinds offer to send prosecutors to Alameda County, says he's disappointed' in DA Pamela Price

OAKLAND Gov. Gavin Newsom reversed a decision to send extra prosecutors to help Alameda County District Attorney Pamela Price crack down on crime in the East Bay, saying he was disappointed in Price's lack of enthusiasm to partner up and receive additional aid.
sfist.com
1 day ago
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Governor Newsom Abruptly Revokes That State Assistance He Offered to Alameda County DA Pamela Price

In a very public rebuke of Alameda County DA Pamela Price, Governor Gavin Newsom has suddenly yanked the extra state attorneys he'd offered to Price, saying, Your office has yet to make use of these resources.
www.nytimes.com
2 days ago
California

What to Know About the Wildfires in California

Californians are once again thinking about the familiar perils of deadly wildfires as high temperatures and winds have made for an active early fire season.
Sacramento Bee
1 day ago
California

19-year-old man swimming with family drowns in creek, California sheriff says

A man drowned while swimming with his family, California officials said.
Sacramento Bee
1 day ago
California

How late can I pay my rent in California? Is there a grace period? Here's what expert says

When the start of a new month rolls around, it brings the reminder that bills are due - including rent for many California residents.
Sacramento Bee
1 day ago
California

Railbridge Fire in Butte County prompting evacuations near Palermo, authorities say

A fire prompted evacuation orders Thursday afternoon in the Butte County community of Palermo.The fire was burning near the footprint of the recent Apache Fire, Cal Fire officials said.
Axios
1 day ago
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"Heat islands" worsening extreme temperatures across the U.S.

Nearly 34 million, or 68% of the 50 million people, were found to live in environments where UHIs were capable of boosting temperatures by at least 8°F.
Streetsblog
1 day ago
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Headlines, July 11 - Streetsblog San Francisco

Get state headlines at Streetsblog California, national headlines at Streetsblog USA Independent journalism is more important than ever.
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www.nytimes.com
1 day ago
California

A Furious Start to California's Fire Season

Image What's unusual and worrisome this year is the size of the blazes: More than 207,000 acres have burned across the state so far, compared with the five-year average of 38,000 acres.Credit...Noah Berger/Associated Press So far this year, 3,543 wildfires have broken out in California.
Sacramento Bee
1 day ago
California

19-year-old woman wakes to find a stranger in her bedroom, California police say

A 19-year-old woman awoke to find a strange man in her San Diego bedroom, California police say.The accused prowler ran away.Getty Images/iStockphoto
Sacramento Bee
1 day ago
California

Gavin Newsom likes to use the budget to skirt public debate and get what he wants. Did he do it again?

Gavin Newsom abandons crime plan.California Governor Gavin Newsom speaks to reporters in Atlanta, Georgia on June 27, 2024.Newsom this week withdrew his crime plan just days after introducing it.
Above the Law
2 days ago
California

Layoffs Over Here, Mergers Over There - See Also

Faegre Drinker Hands Out Pink Slips: Attorneys managed to avoid the door.
There's A New Firm In The Northeast!
: Harris Beach Murtha will make its debut on January 1st.
California Knows How To Litigate!
Kqed
1 day ago
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California Health Care Providers Tackle Homelessness Crisis With New State Funds | KQED

People who are homeless have higher rates of illness, and die an average of 12 years younger than the general U.S. population, according to the National Health Care for the Homeless Council (PDF).
www.mercurynews.com
1 day ago
California

A look at heat records that have been broken around the world

By ISABELLA O'MALLEY and MARY KATHERINE WILDEMAN | Associated Press This year has already seen many heat records broken as the world grows hotter with more and more greenhouse gases added to the atmosphere.
Brooklyn Eagle
1 day ago
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Brooklynites rally in 90 heat to demand Hochul pass HEAT Act

DOWNTOWN BROKLYN - RESIDENTS, ENVIRONMENTAL ADVOCATES AND OFFICIALS rallied in Brooklyn on Thursday as temperatures soared into the 90s to demand that Gov. Hochul pass the NY HEAT Act.
Futurism
1 day ago
California

It's Getting So Hot That Medical Choppers Can't Fly to Rescue People Dying From Heat

An ongoing heat wave has gripped the US West Coast, triggering record-breaking temperatures - a terrifying, climate change-driven reality.
Los Angeles Times
1 day ago
California

L.A. County battery recycler on the verge of becoming California's next Superfund site

A battery recycling plant in southeast Los Angeles County is one step closer to becoming a Superfund site after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency determined it contains enough hazardous waste to qualify and California officials welcomed federal assistance.
The Mercury News
2 days ago
California

Newsom warns of worsening California fire season, reiterates support for Biden, says he won't run against Harris

Flanked by fire officials, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday warned Californians to be alert as the state heads into what could worse-than-expected fire season, following a brutal heat wave that has dried out vegetation and contributed to five times as many acres burning so this year statewide than normal.
Sacramento Bee
2 days ago
California

California Governor Gavin Newsom remains steadfastly on Team Biden: 'No state has more to lose'

As other Democrats question President Joe Biden's ability to campaign, Gov. Gavin Newsom is holding the line as a steadfast ally.
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"There's no balance.
Los Angeles Times
2 days ago
California

Is relentless California heat wave finally ending? Slight cooling on tap for weekend

(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Sacramento Bee
2 days ago
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Gavin Newsom says California lawmaker made 'big mistake' killing a drug bill. Why did it die?

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday said it was a "huge mistake" for a lawmaker to kill a bill restricting access to a sedative gaining traction as a street drug.
ABC7 San Francisco
2 days ago
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Gov. Newsom to address California wildfire response as severe impacts, blistering heat hit state

SAN FRANCISCO -- Governor Newsom will update on the response to the wildfires burning across California at 10 a.m. as firefighters battle at least 19 wildfires in the state.
Kqed
4 days ago
California

California To Test Road Charge Program | KQED

The state is looking for volunteers to test out a system that could be the future of how we pay for highways and other transportation needs in California.The idea is a road charge .
www.mercurynews.com
2 days ago
California

Opinion: Wildfire smoke kills thousands of Californians a year. It doesn't have to be so deadly

When wildfires rage, the immediate threat is obvious but smoke from the fires actually kills far more people than the flames do.
It doesn't have to be so deadly.
Kqed
2 days ago
California

California Almond Growers' Efforts to Boost Prices Could be Buzzkill for PNW Beekeepers | KQED

Yesterday we told you how over-production in California's almond industry was hurting local growers, with some resorting to cutting down almond trees, to boost prices.
Daily Coffee News by Roast Magazine
2 days ago
California

A Citywide Reusable Cup Scheme is Coming to California

Coffee retailers big and small are joining in a new city-wide reusable cup program in Petaluma, California.
time.com
3 days ago
California

Tourists Flock to Death Valley Despite Deadly U.S. Heat Wave

Death Valley, Calif.
Kqed
2 days ago
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Will California Rules Ensure Protections After Supreme Court's Blow to Federal Regulators? | KQED

For critics of the court's recent decisions, that's some consolation.
Kqed
2 days ago
California

California Needs to Prepare for Busy Fire Season and Heat Waves. Here's How | KQED

Forecasts show the possibility of lightning strikes in the Sierra Nevada this weekend, which could ignite fires in dry fuel.
Sacramento Bee
2 days ago
California

Climate bond, who? What you need to know about the $10 billion cash request on your ballot

Smoke from the Royal Fire is seen from a Cal Fire aircraft over the Tahoe National Forest blaze.On Monday, July 8, 2024, the fire had grown to 169 acres.Cal Fire Nevada-Yuba-Placer unit
Kqed
1 week ago
California

California Has Abundant Swimming Locations To Explore | KQED

The summer is here and that means plenty of people in California will be looking to cool off to get some relief from the hot weather.An easy way to do that is finding a place to swim.
Kqed
4 days ago
California

Many California Almond Growers Struggling To Stay Afloat | KQED

In the last decade, almonds have turned up everywhere.Even at the Super Bowl, where a commercial showed actor Jeremy Renner supercharged by almond milk.
Los Angeles Times
2 days ago
California

Newsom stands by Biden, repeats that he wouldn't run against Harris

(John Bazemore / Associated Press)
ABC7 San Francisco
3 days ago
California

How much do heat waves cost? Here's what California report found

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The California Department of Insurance released a new report this month claiming extreme heat events lead to $7.7 billion in losses.
Streetsblog
2 days ago
California

Headlines, July 10 - Streetsblog San Francisco

Get state headlines at Streetsblog California, national headlines at Streetsblog USA Independent journalism is more important than ever.
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Sacramento Bee
2 days ago
California

Husband of day care worker sexually abuses 4-year-old girl, two other kids, CA cops say

A day care worker's husband was arrested after he was accused of sexually abusing three children, California officials said.
Sacramento Bee
2 days ago
California

Is my air conditioner broken or is it just too hot in California? Here's what experts say

As a heat wave scorches much of California, air conditioners are working hard to keep people cool indoors.
PortlandTribune.com
2 days ago
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Temps drop but stay hot in Portland region

Temperatures are finally starting to cool, but the summer season continues with highs in the 90s on Wednesday, July 10.
Sacramento Bee
2 days ago
California

Mega Millions player wins big in California. Where was the lucky ticket sold?

A Mega Millions ticket sold in California matched five numbers to win nearly $300,000, just missing the $181 million jackpot.Getty Images/iStockphoto
www.aljazeera.com
2 days ago
California

Oppressively hot': Record-breaking heatwave engulfs western US

More than 161 million people are under heat alerts as extreme weather prompts warnings and health fears.
www.npr.org
2 days ago
California

California's wildfire season is already proving to be a challenge

After a mild fire year in 2023, California's early fire season of 2024 has had a busy start.
A persistent heatwave is making conditions more challenging for wildland firefighters.
Los Angeles Times
3 days ago
California

California's inmate firefighter crews are dwindling just as the state starts to burn

(Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Two wet winters followed by repeated record-breaking heat waves in recent months have set California on a path to a fiery summer.
Los Angeles Times
3 days ago
California

Wildfire destroys 13 homes in Northern California as heat wave continues

(Eric Thayer / Associated Press)
Sacramento Bee
4 days ago
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1 fire contained, but Basin Fire in Fresno County and others still burning, Cal Fire says

The Basin Fire continues to burn in Fresno County amid a sweltering heat wave, but Cal Fire crews have made progress in fighting other area wildfires.
Sacramento Bee
4 days ago
California

Deadly heat wave sweeps California. Here's which cities broke records - and how hot it got

A heat wave has been slamming cities across California with triple-digit temperatures, shattering records and leaving at least one person dead.
Fast Company
3 days ago
California

Smoke-related deaths from California wildfires have cost billions of dollars in the past decade, study shows

When wildfires rage, the immediate threat is obvious-but smoke from the fires actually kills far more people than the flames.
Sacramento Bee
3 days ago
California

Extreme heat cost California nearly $8 billion in the last decade, a new report finds

PJ Andrews was ready to give away water and treats at a cooling center on Wednesday July 3, 2024.Andrews said he had 8 people come into the center on Tuesday and hopes for more today.
Sacramento Bee
4 days ago
California

Boater arrested after his truck and trailer sink into California lake, officers say

A pickup truck and boat trailer sank into Lake Sonoma, leading to a drunk driving arrest for the driver, California cops say.Photo by California Highway Patrol via Facebook
Sacramento Bee
3 days ago
California

Fire crews report mixed success battling blazes across California amid record-breaking heat

High heat and relatively low humidity across the state the past week has created severe fire weather conditions, helping fan new flames and sustain existing wildfires in California.
ABC7 San Francisco
3 days ago
California

Gavin Newsom works to bolster Joe Biden in swing-state tour that could boost both their ambitions

HOOKSETT, N.H. -- For years, Gavin Newsom stayed far away from New Hampshire by design.
Boston.com
3 days ago
California

Gavin Newsom works to bolster Biden in a swing-state tour that could boost both their ambitions

A growing number of elected Democrats in Washington and even here in New Hampshire are calling on the 81-year-old president to step aside.
Kqed
3 days ago
California

Incarcerated Women Plead for Help After Central Valley Prison Death Amid Extreme Heat | KQED

CDCR declined KQED's request for an interview.
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The department said its heat protocols include monitoring temperatures every hour when indoor temperatures exceed 90 degrees.
www.theguardian.com
3 days ago
California

US heatwave expected to break more records following multiple deaths in Oregon

The Pacific north-west braced for more sweltering temperatures on Tuesday as authorities in Oregon reported multiple heat-related deaths, with forecasters warning the dangerous weather wasn't over yet.
ABC7 San Francisco
3 days ago
California

Tourists flock to Death Valley amid record temperatures despite heat-related deaths

DEATH VALLEY, Calif -- Hundreds of Europeans touring the American West and adventurers from around the U.S. are still being drawn to Death Valley National Park, even though the desolate region known as one of the Earth's hottest places is being punished by a dangerous heat wave blamed for a motorcyclist's death over the weekend.
Sacramento Bee
3 days ago
California

A California inmate died during the heat wave. What do state prison conditions look like?

A woman incarcerated at the Central California Women's Facility in Chowchilla died Saturday amid the heat wave, raising concerns over extreme heat conditions in regional correctional facilities.
www.mercurynews.com
3 days ago
California

Tourists still flocking to Death Valley amid deadly heat wave

By Ty O'Neil | Associated Press DEATH VALLEY Hundreds of Europeans touring the American West and adventurers from around the U.S. are still being drawn to Death Valley National Park, even though the desolate region known as one of the Earth's hottest places is being punished by a dangerous heat wave blamed for a motorcyclist's death over the weekend.
TESLARATI
4 days ago
California

Electrify America launches pilot to reduce congestion at charging stations

Electrify America has followed Tesla into one strategy intended to reduce congestion at its chargers, as announced by the Volkswagen-owned company this week.
www.berkeleyside.org
3 days ago
California

California voters will decide the fate of these 2024 ballot measures

Much is expected of the California voter.
SFGATE
3 days ago
California

Northern California restaurant once owned by music icon burns down

A historic California lakeside restaurant and resort once owned by country singer Merle Haggard has been destroyed in a fire.
Sacramento Bee
3 days ago
California

Northern California restaurant once owned by country music icon destroyed in fire

Firefighters with Cal Fire SHU battle flames at the Pizza Pub, part of the Silverthorn Resort on Sunday, July 7.
Sacramento Bee
3 days ago
California

Project 2025 offers conservatives an attack plan for California. Will Trump take it?

Former President Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a luncheon at the California GOP Convention in Anaheim on Friday, Sept. 29, 2023.The Orange County Register/TNS
SFGATE
3 days ago
California

The Tahoe National Forest is tinder dry as Royal Fire still burns

The Royal Fire kept pace over the night, growing to 200 acres by Tuesday morning in a canyon that is steep and isolated.
Sacramento Bee
3 days ago
California

California energy prices are among highest in the US, new study says. Heat wave won't help

As a record-breaking heat wave pummels parts of California, state residents are stuck paying some of the highest prices for energy in the United States.
sfist.com
3 days ago
California

Orange Smoke Haze Could Be On Its Way to the Bay Area; Also, Inland Areas to Get More Extreme Heat This Week

Another round of heat is coming Wednesday after a brief respite, though San Francisco won't feel too much of it.
And wildfire smoke from far Northern California could end up hazing our skies as well.
www.mercurynews.com
3 days ago
California

Report: Extreme heat events created $7.7 billion in hidden costs in California

How much do heatwaves cost?
www.theguardian.com
3 days ago
California

Like an oven': death at US women's prison amid heatwave sparks cries for help

An incarcerated person at California's largest women's prison has died amid a brutal heatwave that has left residents without air conditioning begging for relief and warning of dire consequences for their health.
Los Angeles Times
3 days ago
California

Temperature records shattered across the West as intense heat wave drags on

(Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Streetsblog
4 days ago
California

Newsom Administration Releases Previously Frozen Transit Funding - Streetsblog California

In a press release issued today, Governor Newsom touted some $2 billion in funding that will be allocated by formula to California transit agencies.
Inside Higher Ed | Higher Education News, Events and Jobs
3 days ago
California

Lean state budgets but level funding for community colleges

Despite doom-and-gloom news about lean state budgets and dwindling federal pandemic-relief funds, some community colleges have successfully staved off cuts this budget cycle, to the great relief of campus leaders and advocates.
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