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PG&E begins 2nd wave of California planned power outages to head off wildfire risk

The largest utility company in California began its second wave of planned power outages to head off wildfire danger from downed power lines Wednesday evening, according to a report.<p>Pacific Gas and Electric Co. delayed the outages planned for noon Wednesday in parts of Northern California until …

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Ten Of The Most Beautiful Tasting Rooms In Napa Valley

Harvest season is now well underway in California’s Napa Valley, and with an estimated 400-wineries that span across the region’s roughly 35-mile stretch between Napa and Sonoma, choosing where to go can be just as persnickety as the very grapes that grow here. From the cooler climates found in …

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Varney: California's liberal policies aren't working

Power outages begin in California amid hot, windy weather

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — More than a million people in California were without electricity Wednesday as the state's largest utility pulled the plug to prevent a repeat of the past two years when windblown power lines sparked deadly wildfires that destroyed thousands of homes.<p>The unpopular move that …

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California just legalized public banking, setting the stage for more affordable housing

Cities and counties in California will be allowed to create their own public banks, making the state one of just two to legalize institutions of that kind. <b></b><p>The California governor, Gavin Newsom, on Wednesday signed the Public Banking Act, or AB 857, which will allow city and county governments to …

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San Francisco homeless crisis prompts neighborhood to put boulders on sidewalk to deter campers

A residential side street in San Francisco now resembles a scene out of the rocky West after a group of neighbors banded together to place about two dozen boulders along the sidewalk to try and deter homeless people from camping out amid the city's ongoing crisis.<p>Neighbors along Clinton Park in the …

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Trump officials threaten to withhold highway funds from California for its ‘chronic air quality problems’

In a predated letter sent late Monday to the California Air Resources Board, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler suggested that the state “has failed to carry out its most basic tasks under the Clean Air Act” and needs to either update its plans to tackle air pollution or risk losing federal money.<p>At …

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Amid Wildfire Threat, SoCal Edison Considers Power Shutoff for Thousands of Customers

A utility company could turn off electricity for thousands of Southern Californians in an effort to avoid wildfires as hot, dry and windy conditions …

Southern California

Conservative Activists Clean Up 50 TONS Of Garbage In Liberal Los Angeles; Media Silent

In August, a group of Trump supporters led by conservative activist Scott Presler went to West Baltimore for a massive clean-up operation following …

Activism

The hidden battle over California’s new vaccine law

Most everyone who heard Gov. Gavin Newsom’s words had the same reaction: He’s finally on board.<p>After two frenetic weeks spent rewriting a high-profile plan requiring more California schoolchildren to be vaccinated, making changes to Newsom’s specifications, legislators and advocacy groups breathed …

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California losing the most residents of any state in the blue state tax exodus?

California's Renewable Energy Problem

Paradise Lost: Homeless in Los Angeles

Don't Fall Prey to an Earthquake Valve Scam, SoCalGas Warns

The Southern California Gas Company warned customers Tuesday about an earthquake valve scam following the recent SoCal earthquakes. Some Tustin …

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Hundreds of city, county workers earned more than $500,000 last year in California

More than 100 city and county workers earned total compensation exceeding a half-million dollars in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside and Orange …

Democrats are ‘the enemy’: California GOP elects leader less focused on Trump

Democrats are ‘the enemy’: California GOP elects leader less focused on Trump<p>California’s Republican Party took a small step on Sunday in an effort …

California Republicans look into the abyss

Some see the upcoming election for state party chairman as the last chance to avert a total collapse.<p>SACRAMENTO — California’s establishment Republicans are making their final stand.<p>After decades of decline and a devastating 2018 election cycle that gutted an already decimated state party, the …

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Four-Acre Compound in the Heart of California’s Napa Valley Wine Country

This four-acre compound in the heart of California’s Napa Valley wine country includes an 8,814-square-foot main house as well as a guesthouse and …

11 must-visit Pacific Coast Highway pit stops for the ultimate summer road trip

My first-ever experience riding along the Pacific Coast Highway—California’s longest state route, which hugs most of the coastline—is now just a hazy …

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Brawl erupts at convention for local California lawmakers at Indian Wells resort

A conference of local government officials from across California erupted into violence over the weekend, with several attendees throwing punches and at least one person apparently knocked unconscious, according to five witnesses to the incident.<p>A spokesman for the Riverside County Sheriff’s …

Judge Patricia Lucas: Criminalizing Dissent in Santa Clara County - Police Excessive Force

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Trump administration cancels $929-million grant for California bullet train

The Trump administration transformed its threats against the California bullet train project into a sour reality Thursday, terminating a $929-million grant for construction in the Central Valley.<p>While loss of the money poses a potentially devastating hit to the project, state officials said, no …

Judge Likens School Superintendent Salary Scandal to City of Bell Corruption

A former Centinela Valley Union High School District superintendent accused of manipulating the school board and its policies and procedures to …

California Politicians Hiked Gas Tax, Now Demand Investigation Into State’s $4 Per Gallon Gas Prices

As lieutenant governor, Gavin Newsom supported a 2017 bill increasing the state's gas taxes. When running for governor in 2018,...

You’re Not Getting Enough Sleep—and It’s Killing You

But particularly me. As I write this, I’m at TED 2019 in Vancouver, which is a weeklong marathon of talks and workshops and coffee meetings and …