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California To Move Some Condemned Inmates Off Death Row

SACRAMENTO (AP) – More than 700 condemned inmates on California’s largest-in-the-nation death row soon will have a chance to transfer to one of eight state prisons, a move a former district attorney termed “a slap to the face” of victims. The voluntary transfers from San Quentin State Prison’s all-male death row to other high-security prisons could benefit condemned inmates not only with more freedom and a change of scenery, but provide an opportunity to participate in rehabilitation and work pr...
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World's most instagrammed forests

About a third of the world’s landmass is covered in forest. And in addition to providing important stuff like the oxygen we breathe and habitats for wild animals, they also make for some downright jaw-dropping photographs. From the towering redwoods of California to the cloud forests of Costa Rica, the trees covering our planet can be our most beautiful sites when captured correctly. We took a look at’s study of the 15 most-Instagrammed forests in the world and found some of ...
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New Silicon Valley Extreme: The 2:30 a.m. Tech Bus From Salida

In search of affordable housing, tech employees move all the way into the Central Valley. Private tech shuttles follow. From a report: It's 2:30 a.m. in the Central California farm town of Salida, and the only sound is the tech bus pulling into an unmarked lot surrounded by barbed wire. Men and women in work boots board in the moonlight. Next stop is 11 miles away in Manteca, and then it's another 55 miles to Fremont on the San Francisco Bay, where -- an hour and a half hour later -- the 4 a.m. ...
Tags: San Francisco, Tech, Tesla, Manteca, Silicon Valley, East Bay, San Francisco Bay, Central Valley, Bay Area, Central California, FREMONT, Silicon Valley San Francisco, New Silicon Valley, Salida, Russell Hancock, Joint Venture Silicon Valley

Bubble Watch: Southern California bankruptcies rise for 1st time since 2010

“Bubble Watch” digs into trends that may indicate economic and/or housing market troubles ahead. Buzz: Bankruptcies last year rose locally and nationally for the first time since 2010. Source: American Bankruptcy Institute The Trend Last year, 36,931 individuals and companies filed for protection from creditors in U.S. Bankruptcy Court’s Central California district, an increase of 2.7% compared with filings in 2018. U.S. bankruptcies also increased, but by only 0.3%. Statewide, there were 67,1...
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High winds, frigid temperatures hit Southern California; 80 mph gusts in San Gabriel Mountains

LOS ANGELES — A windstorm accompanied by frigid temperatures attacked Southern California Monday, generating unusually powerful winds in LA County, including gusts of around 80 miles per hour in the San Gabriel Mountains. “This is a particularly strong event,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Dave Bruno, asserting that the region is experiencing particularly strong winds because they’re blowing both at and above the surface. The high winds will begin to decrease by mid-morning he said...
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1 Dead, 5 Wounded In Shooting On Greyhound Bus In Central California

LEBEC, Calif. (AP) – A gunman killed one passenger and wounded five others on a Greyhound bus traveling from Los Angeles to the San Francisco Bay Area early Monday morning, the California Highway Patrol said. The shooting happened at about 1:20 a.m. as the bus was on the Grapevine section of Interstate 5 high in the mountains between LA and the San Joaquin Valley. The bus driver somehow managed to get the shooter off the bus and left him on the highway shoulder, where he was arrested without inc...
Tags: News, La, California News, Los Angeles, California Highway Patrol, San Francisco Bay Area, Central California, San Joaquin Valley, Pennings, Tejon Pass, Greyhound Bus, LEBEC Calif, Brian Pennings

Multiple People Shot On Greyhound Bus In Central California

LEBEC (AP) — Multiple people were injured early Monday in a shooting on a Greyhound bus in California, the California Highway Patrol said. Fort Tejon CHP spokesman Rich Anthes couldn’t confirm to news outlets the number of victims or their conditions, but the agency said the shooter was a passenger on the bus. The bus was heading north on Interstate 5, Anthes said. Further details weren’t immediately released. The Kern County sheriff’s and fire departments responded to the scene near Lebec in Ke...
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Evacuations Lifted After Chemical Leak At California Plant

TAFT, Calif. (AP) — Authorities urged evacuations within 6 miles of a manufacturing plant Wednesday after a chemical release in a rural area of California’s San Joaquin Valley. Emergency crews responded around 10 a.m. following reports of a hazardous materials spill at Taft Manufacturing Co., the Kern County Fire Department said. An estimated 250 gallons of liquid acrolein leaked from a tank although it didn’t leave the plant, fire Battalion Chief Brandon Smith said at a news conference. Among o...
Tags: News, California, California News, Bakersfield, Kern County, Central California, San Joaquin Valley, Kern County Fire Department, Brandon Smith, Taft Manufacturing Co, Taft Manufacturing, California Plant, TAFT Calif AP, San Joaquin Valley Emergency, Taft Taft College

Chemical Release At Central California Plant Prompts Evacuation Orders

TAFT (AP) — Authorities ordered evacuations Wednesday after a chemical release at a manufacturing plant in a rural area of California’s San Joaquin Valley. Emergency crews responded around noon following reports of a hazardous materials spill at Taft Manufacturing Co., the Kern County Fire Department said. Taft Incident – Recommended Evacuations (Este es un mensaje de la emergencia. Para espanol, llame a 211. Gracias.) Taft Manufacturing at 19705 South Lake Road in Taft, CA has experienced a ch...
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SoCalGas gives $50K ‘climate adaptation’ grants to Malibu, Loma Linda, LA County

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County and the cities of Malibu and Loma Linda were awarded $50,000 grants by Southern California Gas Co. to support local efforts to prepare for climate change risks such as wildfires, drought, sea level rise and flooding, the utility announced. “Collaboration between energy providers and local governments will be critical to fight climate change, prepare for its impacts, and to ensure that our collective planning efforts deliver diverse and affordable clean energy opt...
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Possible UNESCO World Heritage sites

It’s rarely surprising to learn that a major landmark has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. Pick a major city in any of the 167 state parties with listed landmarks, and you’ll almost certainly recognize at least one. After all, more than 1,000 sites of natural and cultural importance have already earned protected status across the globe. It’s a big world out there, however, with no shortage of UNESCO-worthy attractions, and it can be surprising to learn what hasn’t made the list. ...
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Rain likely to miss Southland today

A storm that was headed toward the Los Angeles area is weakening as it moves south from the Central California coast and now is forecast to bring little, if any, rain on Monday, Dec. 30, but it still could be windy, forecasters said. The forecast now calls for partly to mostly cloudy skies Monday with a 20-percent chance of a tenth of an inch of rain or less, said Curt Kaplan, a National Weather Service meteorologist. It will still be partly to mostly cloudy and the slight chance of rain at lowe...
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Hmong Celebrate New Year In California Amid Tighter Security

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Thousands of people gathered Thursday in central California to celebrate the Hmong new year amid heightened security in the wake of a neighborhood shooting that killed four people. The celebration, which runs through Jan. 1, features Hmong foods, dance, music and games along with sports tournaments, and it typically draws tens of thousands of people from around the country. Minnesota Sen. Foung Hawj, a legislator in a state where Minneapolis-St. Paul has the largest Hmong p...
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Chaminade girls basketball isn’t missing a beat with new coach Megan Kelso 

Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe now. When Chaminade named Megan Kelso the new head girls basketball coach over the summer, she acted as if she had no idea. “The athletic administration called a meeting and the girls were texting me asking if I knew who the new coach would be,” Kelso said laughing. “I told them I had no clue. I also said I wasn’t able to making it to the meeting.” Kelso walked into the room that afternoon to a leaping, screami...
Tags: Washington, Sports, Sport, Soccer, High School Sports, Walnut, Eagles, Central California, Kelli, San Fernando Valley, Kelso, Serra, Gardena, Whitfield, Newbury Park, Chaminade

Trump Administration Awards Immigration Detention Contracts In California

SAN DIEGO (AP) – The Trump administration awarded billions of dollars in contracts for private companies to operate immigration detention centers in California — less than two weeks before a new state law takes effect to prohibit them. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill in October to ban contracts for for-profit prisons starting Jan. 1. Supporters hoped the law would force U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to look elsewhere after current contracts expire. However, a federal website posted lo...
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Mumps Outbreak Found At 4 California Prisons

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are trying to deal with an outbreak of mumps at four California prisons. Six confirmed cases and 22 suspected cases of mumps have been found at Wasco State Prison in Central California since Dec. 12, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation announced Wednesday. Since then, there have been two confirmed cases and three suspected cases at California Rehabilitation Center in Riverside County; California State Prison in Corcoran and Pleasant V...
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Inmate Injured Weeks After Entering California Prison Dies

DELANO, Calif. (AP) — An inmate found injured weeks after he entered a California prison to serve a less than three-year sentence has now died, officials said Monday. Ruben J. Barela, 49, entered North Kern State Prison in late October to serve a sentence of two years and eight months for evading police while driving recklessly in San Bernardino County. READ ALSO: Authorities Say California Inmate Knocked Guard Unconscious He was found unconscious and with injuries to his face in the day room of...
Tags: News, California, California News, Bakersfield, Central California, San Bernardino County, CDCR, North Kern State Prison, DELANO Calif, Ruben J Barela, Authorities Say California Inmate Knocked Guard

Pregnant Woman, 26, Killed In Random Attack In Central California

SALINAS (AP) — Police in central California say a pregnant woman was stabbed to death in a random attack outside her home. The Californian reports Salinas police say 26-year-old Mariana Jurado was leaving for work Tuesday morning when 43-year-old Garrett Scheff stabbed her multiple times in a “random act of violence.” Jurado was taken to a hospital, where she died. Police arrested Scheff shortly afterward on suspicion of first-degree murder. It wasn’t immediately clear if has an attorney who can...
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Power going out for Northern California again, thanks PG&E

As high winds, warm dry air, and extreme fire risk returns to areas of Northern and Central California today, Pacific Gas & Electric is again shutting off people's electricity to reduce fire risk. On Wednesday, some 375,000 accounts in Northern and central California lost power. PG&E is doing this to prevent live electricity lines from sparking wildfires, as they have in the past. From Associated Press: Some people in the wine country counties of Napa and Sonoma north of San Francisco lost po...
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Woman, 21, Accused Of Tampering With Central California Officer’s Food

BAKERSFIELD (AP) — A California woman who lost a police excessive force lawsuit was arrested on suspicion of tampering with an officer’s food at a McDonald’s restaurant. The Bakersfield Californian reported 21-year-old Tatyana Hargrove was arrested Friday after the restaurant provided video to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office. A Bakersfield Police Department spokesman confirmed the food was served to one of its officers. Hargrove sued the Bakersfield police in 2017 after two officers mistook her...
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Rent Increases Making Life Difficult For Seniors Living In Manufactured Home Community

RANCHO CORDOVA (CBS13) — Rent increases are making life difficult for seniors living in a Rancho Cordova manufactured home community. The president of the Homeowners Association is fighting a developer with deep pockets and requesting the city to create a special ordinance to keep residents in their homes. Bob and Mary Van Cleef moved from San Jose to the Mobil Country Club in Rancho Cordova after their 401K was wiped out in 2009. They paid $90,000 for their home and $805 a month for rent, but t...
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Authorities Find, Destroy $1B Worth Of Marijuana Plants In Central California

(CNN) — A tip about supposedly legal hemp production led California investigators to fields of marijuana plants. About 10 million of them. The Kern County Sheriff’s Office — with the help of the FBI and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife — executed search warrants on 11 fields in the Arvin area, about 100 miles north of Los Angeles. From the 459 acres of land, authorities destroyed about 10 million marijuana plants — a value of approximately $1 billion on the black market, the sherif...
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California Can’t Keep the Lights On

California is staying true to its reputation as the land of innovation — it is making blackouts, heretofore the signature of impoverished and war-torn lands, a routine feature of 21st-century American life.More than 2 million people are going without power in Northern and Central California, in the latest and biggest of the intentional blackouts that are, astonishingly, California’s best answer to the risk of runaway wildfires.Power — and all the goods it makes possible — is synonymous with mode...
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PG&E might shut off power across 17 Northern and Central California counties later this week

Less than two weeks after California's largest utility shut off power to hundreds of thousands of customers to help prevent a wildfire, it says it may leave parts of the state in the dark again.
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PG&E might shut power to 17 Northern and Central California counties this week

Less than two weeks after California's largest utility shut off power to hundreds of thousands of customers to help prevent a wildfire, it says it may leave parts of the state in the dark again.
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Coming to classrooms everywhere: Dazzling undersea-exploration science, thanks to AltaSea and allies like Dr. Robert Ballard

About 100 educators from across California and from as far as Nevada visited San Pedro’s AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles on Saturday, Oct. 19, to learn from famed ocean explorer Dr. Robert Ballard and others about the educational technologies that they’ve invested in — such as the ability to live-stream deep sea exploration — and how they can integrate them into classrooms. Photo: Josh Rosen, correspondent About 100 educators from across California and from as far as Nevada visited San Ped...
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Researchers create interactive map of preterm births and potential causes in Central California

A research team led by UC San Diego has created an interactive map of preterm births - births before 37 weeks of gestation - and potential environmental and social drivers across Fresno County in Central California. Fresno has one of the highest rates of preterm birth in the state.
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Magnitude 4.8 Quake Shakes Part Of Central California

HOLLISTER, Calif. (AP) — A magnitude-4.8 earthquake has struck a wilderness area of central California. The U.S. Geological Survey says the temblor occurred at 12:42 p.m. Tuesday and was centered about 16 miles (25 kilometers) southeast of Hollister. The quake occurred at a depth of 6 miles (9.6 kilometers). The epicenter area is in a rugged mountain range, with agricultural areas to the west. Late Monday, the San Francisco Bay Area was rattled by a magnitude 4.5 earthquake. That quake was cente...
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PG&E Should Compensate Customers For Power Shutoffs, California Governor Says

Pacific Gas & Electric should give rebates or credits to each of its nearly 800,000 customers affected by last week's power shutoffs, California Gov. Gavin Newsom said, demanding that the utility "be held accountable." CNN reports: The utility intentionally cut power to almost 800,000 customers in Northern California last week in an effort to prevent downed utility lines and equipment from causing wildfires amid dry and windy conditions. Some customers were without power for days. Newsom is urgi...
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PG&E Cuts Power In California To Avoid Sparking Wildfires

Power continues to be shut off in large parts of Northern and Central California. The blackouts have begun in some of the region's larger cities: Oakland and San Jose.
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