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California Hydropower Plant May Have to Shut Down as Record Heat Wave Drains Key Reservoir

The record heat wave searing the West Coast has drained one of California’s largest reservoirs so much that its hydroelectric power plant may be forced to shut down for the first time this summer, officials told CNN this week. This would be the first time the plant has shut off since it opened more than five decades…Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Environment, Drought, Cnn, Oroville, West Coast, Gavin Newsom, Lake Oroville, California Department of Water Resources, Feather River, Oroville Dam, Reservoir, Oroville California, California State Water Project, States Of The United States


Over 50 House Republicans call on Biden to replace Harris in leading immigration efforts at US-Mexico border

Vice President Kamala Harris listens as President Joe Biden speaks about distribution of COVID-19 vaccines at the White House on May 17, 2021. AP Photo/Evan Vucci Over 50 Republicans have called on Biden to replace Vice President Harris in immigration efforts at the border. "Harris has not yet shown adequate interest in observing this crisis first-hand," the group said. The administration has emphasized that Harris is not a "czar" in charge of managing the border. Sign up for the 10 Things...
Tags: Politics, News, Nbc, Congress, California, Mexico, White House, Immigration, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, House, Ice, Wisconsin, Migrants


Take a look at some of the lakes in California that have been swallowed up by the 'megadrought'

Associated Press California has been hit by a "megadrought" that has dried up key reservoirs in the state. Entire lakes have shrunk exponentially, leaving yachts and docks beached on dry land. Nearly 95% of the state is experiencing "severe drought" and is susceptible to wild fires. See more stories on Insider's business page. California is facing its worst drought in over four years.Over 37 million people have already been impacted by the "megadrought" and nearly 95% of the state has...
Tags: Science, News, California, Trends, California Drought, Drought, Economy, Associated Press, Getty, UC Davis, Sierra, Gavin Newsom, Lake Oroville, California Department of Water Resources, San Gabriel, R


Travel news: EU to welcome US tourists, New York and California reopen

Check out CNN's latest weekly news update on pandemic travel. California and New York are open for business, while the EU is set to lift restrictions for 14 countries, including the United States.
Tags: New York, California, US, Eu, Cnn


34 women are suing Pornhub and its parent company, accusing the site of profiting from trafficked videos of them

Pornhub, a popular pornography site, is one of the most visited websites in the US. Shutterstock A civil case was filed against Pornhub's parent company by 34 women on Thursday. The case alleges the company knowingly profits from sex trafficking, including underage trafficking. One of the plaintiffs was trafficked from age seven, and at one point was trafficked by Jeffrey Epstein. See more stories on Insider's business page. Pornhub's parent company MindGeek is being sued by 34...
Tags: UK, News, California, Sex Trafficking, Porn, US, Trends, Thailand, New York Times, Pornhub, Jeffrey Epstein, Tech Insider, MindGeek, Isobel Asher Hamilton, Weekend BI UK, BBC Pornhub


Record-Breaking Temperatures Posted Around Sacramento Region Friday

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Tags: News, California, Local, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Fairfield, Modesto, Solano County, Vineyard, NorCal, Vacaville, Pacific Gas and Electric, NWS Sacramento, CBSN Sacramento Feed, National Weather Service Sacramento Stockton


‘The Heat Is Unbearable’: Friday Night Out Brings Sacramento Crowds Inside To Beat The Heat

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Tags: News, California, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Old Sacramento, Midtown Sacramento, Carpio, Jeremy Miller, Sacramento News, CBSN Sacramento Feed, Ruvy Veridiano, Peter Kalvins, Kalvins, Eliza Carpio


A California reservoir is expected to fall so low that a hydro-power plant will shut down for first time

Water in a key California reservoir will fall so low this summer that its hydroelectric power plant will be forced to shut down for the first time, officials said Thursday, straining the state's already-taxed electric grid.
Tags: News, California, Stories


Californians Asked To Conserve Energy For 2nd Straight Day; Downtown Sacramento Hits Record High Heat

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Friday marked a second consecutive day of calls for energy conservation as California continues to face a brutal heatwave. The California Independent System Operator (CAISO), which manages the state’s power grid, put a flex alert in place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday. CAISO called for residents to set thermostats to 78 degrees or higher, turn off unnecessary lights and avoid the use of major appliances. As of 5:45 p.m., CAISO’s website showed the state’s current energy deman...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Sacramento, Gavin Newsom, CAISO, California Independent System Operator CAISO, Governor Gavin Newsom, California ISO, CBSN Sacramento Feed


Devin Nunes' Family's Bizarrely Stupid Defamation Lawsuit Goes Off The Rails (techdirt)

As you may recall, Rep. Devin Nunes has been involved in a bunch of totally frivolous SLAPP suits that seem designed to try to intimidate journalists from writing stories criticizing Devin Nunes. A key one that seems to have gotten deeply under Nunes' skin is an Esquire piece from a few years ago entitled Devin Nunes’s Family Farm Is Hiding a Politically Explosive Secret written by reporter Ryan Lizza. In the fall of 2019 he sued over that article, and a few months later his family sued over it ...
Tags: News, California, Court, Iowa, Wall Street Journal, Hearst, Mike Masnick, Napa Valley, Justin, Allen, Tulare, Jennifer, Roberts, Devin, Dep, Esquire


Steinberg, 10 Other U.S. Mayors Commit To Develop Reparations Pilot Projects

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — Eleven U.S. mayors, including Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg, have pledged to pay reparations for slavery to a small group of Black residents in their cities, saying their aim is to set an example for the federal government on how a nationwide program could work. The mayors had no details on how much it would cost, who would pay for it or how people would be chosen. All of those details would be worked out with the help of local commissions comprised of repres...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, California, Local, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Joe Biden, United States, City Council, Oklahoma, Kansas City, St Louis, Denver, Eric Garcetti


Western US power grids are straining to keep up as sweltering heatwaves persist

Power grids in the West are struggling during recent heat waves. Associated Press Sweltering heatwaves in the Western US are straining power grids. Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency, asking residents to reduce energy use. Grid operators say the grid is in better shape to withstand surging demands than in previous years. See more stories on Insider's business page. California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a statewide emergency on Thursday as its power grid struggles to...
Tags: Energy, News, Climate Change, California, US, Trends, Drought, Ap, West, Salt Lake City, North America, Accuweather, Gavin Newsom, Power Grid, Calif, Western Governors Association


California graduate honors immigrant parents with senior photo shoot in strawberry fields

Jennifer Rocha, a graduate of the University of California, San Diego, honored her parents with a photo shoot in the strawberry fields they worked.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, California, Usa Today, University Of California San Diego, Jennifer Rocha


Two suspects plead not guilty in the California road rage shooting that killed a 6-year-old boy

The couple alleged to be involved in a Southern California road rage incident last month that ended in the fatal shooting of 6-year-old Aiden Leos pleaded not guilty in court Friday.
Tags: California, Cnn, Southern California, Aiden Leos


It's so hot in the West this week, it is reaching 100 degrees by 8 a.m.

• Satellite images show extreme drought drying up California reservoirs • A ranch is running out of water in the West's historic drought
Tags: News, California, West, Stories


Photos show historically low reservoirs across California as drought and a heat wave threaten power plants

Low water levels at California's Lake Oroville, June 16, 2021. Water levels in reservoirs across California and the Colorado River are dipping to historic lows. A key California reservoir is so depleted, it may force a power-plant shutdown for the first time. Drought and an early heat wave are drying out the US West and Southwest, straining power grids. See more stories on Insider's business page. California's reservoirs are shriveling up as drought and an early heat wave aff...
Tags: National Weather Service, Science, News, Climate Change, California, Mexico, US, Trends, Drought, Cnn, West, United States, Accuweather, Folsom Lake, Power Plants, Gavin Newsom


The West is in the midst of a sweltering heat wave as all-time records were shattered and daily records broken in over a dozen states

• Satellite images show extreme drought drying up California reservoirs • A ranch is running out of water in the West's historic drought
Tags: News, California, Stories


There was a $500K reward in alleged road rage shooting of Aiden Leos in California. Will it be paid?

Will someone ever claim the $500K reward in the fatal road rage shooting involving 6-year-old Aiden Leos? Here's what experts say.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, California, Usa Today, Aiden Leos


Satellite images show drought drying up California reservoirs

As extreme drought continues to choke the southwest, new satellite images are showing the significant effect it's having on California's reservoirs -- many have critically low water levels.
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Satellite images show extreme drought drying up California reservoirs

As extreme drought continues to choke the southwest, new satellite images are showing the significant effect it's having on California's reservoirs -- many have critically low water levels.
Tags: California, Cnn


California Allows People To Search For Their Digital Record Of COVID-19 Vaccination

SACRAMENTO (AP/CBS13) – California on Friday announced it will offer residents a digital record of their coronavirus vaccination that they can use to access businesses or events that require proof of inoculation. The state’s public health and technology departments said the tool will allow Californians to access their record from the state’s immunization registry. It will show the same information as the paper cards issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to document coronavirus...
Tags: News, California, Local, Sacramento, Ap, Associated Press, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, CBS Broadcasting Inc, Coronavirus, Covid-19 Vaccine, CBSN Sacramento Feed


Lake Oroville Expected To Fall So Low That A Hydro-Power Plant Will Shut Down For First Time Ever

(CNN/CBS13) — Water in a key Northern California reservoir will fall so low this summer that its hydroelectric power plant will be forced to shut down for the first time, officials said Thursday, straining the state’s already-taxed electric grid. An unrelenting drought and record heat, both worsened by the changing climate, have pushed the water supply at Lake Oroville to deplete rapidly. As a result of the “alarming levels,” officials will likely be forced to close the Edward Hyatt Power Plant ...
Tags: News, California, California Drought, Cnn, United States, Electricity, Gavin Newsom, Hyatt, Northern California, Power Outage, Lake Oroville, California Energy Commission, Hoover Dam, DWR, Newsom, Whitmore


California Home Sales Ease In May As Statewide Median Price Inches Up To Set Another Record, C.A.R. Reports

– Existing, single-family home sales totaled 445,660 in May on a seasonally adjusted annualized rate, down 2.7 percent from April and up 86.7 percent from May 2020. – May’s statewide median home price was $818,260, up 0.5 percent from April and up 39.1 percent from May 2020. – Year-to-date statewide home sales were up 34.6 percent in May. Los Angeles, CA – June 16, 2021 (PRNewswire) After months of breakneck market competition, California home sales moderated in May as buyer fatigue set...
Tags: Real Estate, News, California, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Car, Radio, United States, San Diego, Kings, Nevada, Napa, Orange, Santa Clara, Sonoma


California declares state of emergency amid heatwave

Parts of the US south-west report dangerously high temperatures, with excessive heat warnings in place.
Tags: News, California, US


California heatwave: State declares state of emergency

Parts of the US south-west report dangerously high temperatures, with excessive heat warnings in place.
Tags: News, California, US, State


Sacramentans Notice Earthy-Tasting Tap Water Sooner Than Normal

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Tags: News, California, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Brita, Tap Water, Eliason, CBSN Sacramento Feed, Angelica Aiello, Carlos Eliason, Sacramento Department of Utilities Eliason, Rachel Breedlove


'WKRP in Cincinnati' actor Frank Bonner dies at age 79, his daughter says

The actor Frank Bonner, best known for his role as an overconfident sales manager in the TV sitcom "WKRP in Cincinnati," died Wednesday in California, his daughter Desiree Boers-Kort told CNN. He was 79 years old.
Tags: News, California, Stories, Cincinnati, Frank Bonner, Desiree Boers Kort


$500K reward in California road rage case remains a mystery — Will it be paid?

Will someone ever claim the $500K reward in the fatal road rage shooting involving 6-year-old Aiden Leos? Experts weigh in.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, California, Usa Today, Aiden Leos


Frank Bonner, who played Herb Tarlek on the TV sitcom 'WKRP in Cincinnati,' dies at age 79

The actor Frank Bonner, best known for his role as an overconfident sales manager in the TV sitcom "WKRP in Cincinnati," died Wednesday in California, his daughter Desiree Boers-Kort told CNN. He was 79 years old.
Tags: California, Cnn, Cincinnati, Frank Bonner, Herb Tarlek, Desiree Boers Kort



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