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Following the Dixie Fire, scorched cars are see...

PG&E Says Its Equipment Possibly Linked To Another Fire

Aug. 3
By Associated Press

Pacific Gas & Electric says its equipment may have been involved in the start of a small wildfire that merged with the massive Dixie Fire now threatening homes in Northern California mountains.

Guns seized by the police are displayed during ...

San Diego City Council Passes "Ghost Gun" Ordinance To Crack Down On Gun Violence

Aug. 2
By City News Service

The San Diego City Council Monday passed an ordinance intended to crack down on firearms without individual serial numbers — so called "ghost guns" — and work to combat their proliferation on the streets.

A firefighter uses a drip torch to ignite veget...

Evacuations Lifted As Progress Made Against Fires In US West

Aug. 2
By Associated Press

Firefighters in Oregon reported good progress in the battle against the nation’s largest wildfire, while authorities canceled evacuation orders near a major blaze in Northern California and another in Hawaii.

A house burns on Platina Road at the Zogg Fire ...

PG&E Could Face Criminal Charges Over Deadly California Fire

July 30
By Associated Press

Prosecutors say they will file criminal charges against Pacific Gas & Electric over its role in a Northern California wildfire last year that killed four people and destroyed hundreds of homes.

San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore is shown tal...

San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore Announces He Will Not Seek Fourth Term Next Year

July 29
By City News Service

San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore announced Thursday that he will not seek election to a fourth term in the post next year.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom, front left, and N...

California, Nevada Governors Tour Site Of Huge Wildfire

July 29
Sam Metz Associated Press / Report for America

The governors of California and Nevada are calling for increased federal assistance as they tour an area blackened by one of several massive wildfires that have destroyed dozens of homes.

Burn scars from the Valley Fire are seen from H...

Gov. Newsom Signs Law To Give Farmers Help With Fire Insurance

July 28
By Camille von Kaenel / inewsource

San Diego County has a nearly $1.8 billion agriculture industry and it is facing significant risks as fire insurance becomes harder for farmers to get. Now a new law will provide farmers with backstop insurance.

A firefighter uses a drip torch to ignite veget...

Western Wildfires Calm Down In Cool Weather, But Losses Grow

July 27
By Associated Press

Cooler weather is helping calm two gigantic wildfires in the U.S. West. But property losses mounted Tuesday in a tiny California community savaged by flames last weekend and in a remote area of Oregon.

Authorities investigate a fatal shooting at a m...

Georgia Man Pleads Guilty To 4 Asian Spa Killings, Sentenced To Life

July 27
Kate Brumback / Associated Press

His shooting spree at three different businesses in March ignited outrage and fueled fear among Asian Americans, who were already facing increased hostility at the time.

Following the Dixie Fire, scorched cars are see...

Winds Feed California's Largest Fire As Blazes Scorch West

July 27
By Associated Press

It could be days before officials will be able to assess the damage California’s largest wildfire has done to a small town.

A ShotSpotter audio sensor on the corner of 65t...

Advocates Urge San Diego City Council To Delay Vote On Surveillance Technology Contract

July 26
By Cristina Kim

Councilmembers are set to vote on whether to keep using ShotSpotter, a system that is supposed to detect when gunshots are fired. Advocates say the technology is flawed and creates community distrust.

Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., listens to testim...

Former US Sen. Barbara Boxer Assaulted, Robbed In California

July 26
By Associated Press

Former U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer was assaulted and robbed Monday in Oakland, California. The assault happened in the Jack London Square neighborhood.

A memorial for Laura Shinn, who was struck and ...

Surge In Cyclist Deaths Prompts Calls For Faster Safety Upgrades

July 26
By Andrew Bowen

Five cyclists have died on San Diego County streets over the past month. Activists say local leaders must speed up the construction of protected bike lanes.

Aaron Harvey poses on the UC Berkeley campus af...

‘At The Expense Of My Life.’ Aaron Harvey’s Journey From Wrongful Gang Charges To UC Berkeley Graduation

July 26
By Claire Trageser

Harvey said the case brought a lot of change. But at what cost.

Following the Dixie Fire, scorched cars are see...

California's Largest Fire Burns Homes As Blazes Scorch West

July 26
By Associated Press

California’s largest wildfire merged with a smaller blaze and destroyed homes in remote areas with limited access for firefighters.

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