California Wildfires

California lawmakers upset that wildfire money is left out of White House’s disaster aid request

<b>By Maya Lau</b>, <i>Los Angeles Times</i>LOS ANGELES — Every day, Mike Thompson hears a new story about how last month’s fires in Northern California have …

Santa Rosa

Reduced to ashes: Northern Ireland -born sculptor's grief as California wildfires destroy lifetime's work

A renowned Northern Ireland artist has told how his life's work went up in smoke after devastating fires ravaged America's west coast.<p>Clifford …

UK News

Some Insurers Drag Feet After California Wildfires

FEMA, EPA and Army Corp of Engineers all get praise from winery owners.<p>Unlike the first responders who never hesitated as they rescued thousands …

Wine

WTB Raises Funds for NorCal Fire Victims

WTB, a company which has established its roots in Northern California for the last 35 years ago, is donating $15 from the sale of each limited …

Northern California

A New Lawsuit Claims a Utility Company Is at Fault for the California Wildfires

(BURLINGAME, Calif.) — Pacific Gas and Electric Co. was blamed in three lawsuits filed Tuesday for negligence in the wildfires that killed more than …

Wildfires

How To Combat Allergens In Your Home

*This post was sponsored by Molekule<p>Although, here in Virginia, I was just about as far as an American girl could <i>be</i> from the wildfires in California …

Air Purifiers

Wineries eager to make up losses after California wildfires

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Last month’s deadly California wildfires had only a minimal overall effect on the wineries that dominate tourism in Napa and …

California

New guidelines mean there's a good chance you now have high blood pressure

AP National News VideoMore>><p>Hundreds of people have gathered in the town of Sutherland Springs, Texas, for the first Sunday service since a gunman …

Hawaii

California Wildfires Highlighted the Need to Modernize Emergency Alerts

(TNS) –– Federal authorities knew technology used to broadcast official emergency warnings from cell towers was outdated years before deadly fires …

Government Technology

PG&E did not start worst California wildfires, legal filing says

PG&E (PCG +0.8%) says the deadliest and most destructive of last month’s northern California wildfires may have been started by electrical equipment …

Business

California wildfire cleanup reaches new step of clearing ruins

SONOMA, Calif. - Rumbling bulldozers and front-loaders have started scraping up the ash, charred wood and crumbled bricks and concrete left from …

Canadian News

California Wildfires Show the Value of Old Tech

When cell coverage goes down, it's all ham radios and sirens to the rescue.<p>Wildfires that killed nine people in a remote Northern California county last month also crippled land lines, cell phones and internet service, the local sheriff said Thursday, saying the disaster shows old-fashioned sirens …

Mendocino County

COP23: Rival US delegation opens pavilion to challenge Trump

US governors, mayors and business leaders have come to the UN climate summit in Germany to show they care about saving the planet. They say President …

World News

California crews clearing wildfire debris

California

Travelers Releases Estimates Of Catastrophe Losses from California Wildfires

TRV estimates 4Q17 catastrophe losses related to the recent California wildfires, including estimated recoveries from reinsurance to be in the range …

Business

California wildfires add to Beazley costs after string of natural disasters

Insurer Beazley has pushed up its estimate of the cost of the string of natural disasters in the third quarter to take account of the wildfires in …

Wildfires

Beazley hikes catastrophe profit hit to $175m following California wildfires

Lloyd's of London insurer Beazley today took a fresh $25m (£19m) catastrophe hit after upping its losses to $175m following a freak year of natural …

Wildfires

Sonoma County Tourism: We’re Still Here After California Wildfires

SONOMA COUNTY, Calif. (CBS13) — It’s an area that’s famous throughout the region and the world for its tourism. But October’s vicious wildfires have …

Sonoma County

Thanks to Dallas' generosity, we've been able to help victims of the California fires

Although I spend the majority of my time here in Dallas, my wife Kathryn and I also co-own wineries in Napa Valley and Sonoma. On October 8, we …

Opinion

Beazley ups catastrophe profit impact to $175 million

LONDON (Reuters) - Lloyd's of London insurer Beazley (L:BEZG) on Thursday increased the expected second-half pretax profit hit from natural …

Wildfires

California wildfires cause Beazley to up costs as Munich Re counts losses

Lloyd's of London insurer Beazley has said the recent string of extreme natural disasters will cost it $25m (£19m) more than previously forecast once the California wildfires are taken into account.<p>The insurer said the cost of the catastrophes would now be in the range of between $200m and $300m, …

Wildfires

GOP tax bill would end deduction for wildfire and earthquake victims — but not recent hurricane victims

The House Republican tax bill would eliminate the deduction for personal losses from wildfires, earthquakes and other natural disasters, but keep the break for victims of the recent severe hurricanes.<p>If the bill becomes law, the deduction would disappear next year, but would be available for …

Politics

Rich people in Northern California got better firefighting services, thanks to private insurers

Wealthy people whose homes were threatened by last month's Napa wildfires got better fire-suppression services than their poorer neighbors, thanks to …

Northern California

Emergency Management Systems Neglect Deaf Citizens

During an emergency, it is important that people know what is happening, when it will happen, and what steps they are expected to take. Traditional information channels leave dangerous gaps in communication— at the first signs of crisis, d/Deaf and hard of hearing people are forgotten.<p>While America …

Wildfires

Insurance Companies Hired Private Firefighters For California Wildfires

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — New reports show many insurance companies hired private firefighters to protect wealthy clients across Northern California …

Wildfires

More Than Vineyards Were Lost in the California Fires

Last month, I watched the place I’m from burn down. The sleepy city of Santa Rosa, known for its wineries and the Snoopy museum, went up in flames. …

Fashion

Hiscox: insurance premiums rising due to ‘historic year’ of natural disasters

Hiscox said that the recent string of natural catastrophes has already started to push insurance prices up, with premiums in some lines of business …

News Highlights: Top Energy News of the Day

Pemex Chief Hopes Recent Oil Find Makes It More Attractive for Joint Ventures<p>Petróleos Mexicanos hopes a recent major oil discovery will make it a more attractive partner as it seeks to expand a program of joint ventures with private oil firms, Chief Executive Jose Antonio González Anaya said.<p>Oil …

Oil

AIG Sees $500m California Wildfire Loss, Expects To Buy More Reinsurance

Insurance giant American International Group (NYSE:AIG) is expecting to face losses from the recent California wildfires somewhere in the region of …

Business

Underwriter Hiscox revises down hurricane claim estimates

(Reuters) - Lloyd's of London underwriter Hiscox Ltd (L:HSX) said it now estimates net claims for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria to total around …

The City