By Cleve R. Wootson Jr. The Washington Post Joel Achenbach Lindsey Bever Eli Rosenberg Sat., Nov. 10, 2018 MALIBOU LAKE, CALIF.—A growing trio of wildfires incinerated large swaths of Northern and Southern California over the past three days, killing 11 people, displacing hundreds of thousands and turning a retirement community called Paradise into acres of ash and charred foundations. The massive Camp Fire north of Sacramento had destroyed some 6,700 structures, becoming the most destructive inferno in a state with a long and calamitous history of fires. Since Thursday, more than 200,000 Californians have been displaced — greater than the population of the city of Orlando, Florida. In addition to the dead, dozens have been reported missing. Authorities warned that the property losses would also be staggering. A pair of fires near Los Angeles threatened Malibu mansions and destroyed Paramount Ranch, the filming location of the HBO series … [Read more...] about Death toll rises to 11, and 200,000 flee worst fires in California history
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WASHINGTON: The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating a cyber attack on the congressional campaign of a Democratic candidate in California, according to three people close to the campaign.The hackers successfully infiltrated the election campaign computer of David Min, a Democratic candidate for the House of Representatives who was later defeated in the June primary for California's 45th Congressional district.The incident, which has not been previously reported, follows an article in Rolling Stone https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/california-election-hacking-711202 earlier this week that the FBI has also been investigating a cyber attack against Hans Keirstead, a California Democrat. He was defeated in a primary in the 48th Congressional district, neighbouring Min's.Paige Hutchinson, Min's former campaign manager, declined to comment. An FBI spokeswoman said the bureau cannot confirm or deny an investigation.While both Min and Keirstead later lost to … [Read more...] about Exclusive- FBI probing cyber attack on congressional campaign in California: sources
source Screenshot/California National Guard via Facebook The California National Guard posted a video on Facebook on Saturday from the cockpit of a C-130 as it dropped flame retardant on the Carr Fire raging in California. The Carr Fire, which broke out last Monday, has thus far killed six people, including two firefighters, and has forced about 39,000 people to evacuate their homes. The California National Guard posted a video on Facebook on Saturday from the cockpit of a C-130 as the aircraft dropped flame retardant on the Carr Fire raging in California. The video gives a first-person perspective from the C-130 cockpit as the plane slowly approaches part of the blaze concentrated on a hilltop, eventually sweeping around the side before you can hear the retardant being released. The Carr Fire broke out last Monday near a small California community called Shasta. By Thursday, the blaze had grown to 28,000 acres. By Monday morning, it had grown to … [Read more...] about Watch this incredible video from a C-130 cockpit as it fights the forest fires raging in California
caption California’s Bixby Bridge, south of Monterey. source Matt Snodderly / Shutterstock.com In California, it seems you’re never far from a reminder about cancer. You can’t park a car indoors in the Golden State without seeing a warning about the ways your cancer risk might spike. Earlier this week, a California judge ordered that all coffee sellers in the state must post warnings about the potentially cancer-causing effects of a chemical in coffee called acrylamide. Acrylamide occurs naturally in small quantities when coffee beans – and many other plant-derived foods – are roasted, though research suggests the health benefits of drinking coffee vastly outweigh the risks. California’s warning rule comes from a 1986 state law called Proposition 65, which was enacted to protect California’s drinking water supply from toxic, potentially cancer-causing chemicals. But the law also mandates that the state keep a master … [Read more...] about Coffee will now come with a cancer warning in California. Here’s why the state puts warnings on more than 1,000 foods, places, and chemicals.
By Lisa Baumann The Associated Press Wed., April 4, 2018 SEATTLE—A woman said Tuesday that she told Oregon child welfare officials in 2013 that Jennifer and Sarah Hart — who plunged off a California cliff with their children last month in an SUV — had been depriving the kids of food as punishment. In a statement provided to The Associated Press, Alexandra Argyropoulos, a former friend of the Harts, said she “witnessed what I felt to be controlling emotional abuse and cruel punishment” toward the six children. Argyropoulos said she was told after she made the report that Oregon officials had interviewed the children but it was apparent that each child had been coached by their mothers on what to say. She said she was told there was nothing more the Oregon Department of Human Services could do because there was not enough evidence to make a case. Read more: Two women, three children die when SUV plunges off California cliff Article … [Read more...] about Former friend of family killed in California cliff crash says she reported child abuse in 2013