Tag Archives: California

CAL FIRE Firefighter Dies After Training Hike

Young firefighter suffered a medical emergency during training     FOX 5 San Diego DE LUZ, Calif. (FOX 5 San Diego) – A Cal Fire firefighter died Monday after suffering a serious medical emergency while on a training hike with ...

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Southern California Wildfire Burns One Home

Homeowner criticizes firefighting efforts     CHINO HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Aircraft are dropping water and retardant on a wildfire that has burned at least one home in Southern California. Scott Mclean with the state’s Department of Forestry and Fire ...

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Judge Gives California Time to Consider PG&E Takeover Bids

Utility filed for bankruptcy after wildfires     By DAISY NGUYEN Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge agreed Wednesday to give California officials two weeks to sort out competing proposals to seize control of Pacific Gas & ...

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Santa Monica Mountain Trail Reopens After November Fire

Backbone Trail open after Woolsey Fire     CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — All 67 miles (108 kilometers) of a popular trail in a sprawling wilderness park in Southern California have been reopened, eight months after the largest fire to ever ...

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Report: PG&E Ignored Repairs on Aging Power Lines

Utility knew for years dozens of lines posed a wildfire threat     SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric, which is blamed for some of California’s deadliest recent fires, knew for years that dozens of its aging power ...

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Population of California Town Torched by Wildfire Down 90%

First permits to rebuild were issued in March     SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — New figures released by California Gov. Gavin Newsom show the town of Paradise has lost over 90% of its population since a wildfire killed 85 people ...

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California Cities Say Bill Harms Plans for Public Utilities

Bill would add protections for workers     By ANDREW OXFORD Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — With Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. in bankruptcy amid billions of dollars in wildfire liability claims, some California cities are considering buying off ...

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California Senate OKs Wildfire Proposal

Bill creates a wildfire fund of tens of billions of dollars     By KATHLEEN RONAYNE AND ANDREW OXFORD Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California senators approved a proposal Monday aimed at stabilizing the state’s electric utilities and putting ...

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California Governor Proposes Safety Steps for Utilities

They could choose a liquidity fund to tap to quickly pay out wildfire claims     By KATHLEEN RONAYNE AND ANDREW OXFORD Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom is willing to throw a financial lifeline to ...

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PG&E to Pay $1 Billion to Governments for Wildfire Damage

A total of $270 million would go to Paradise     By ADAM BEAM Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California utility agreed Tuesday to pay $1 billion to 14 local governments to cover damages from a series of ...

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