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One officer is killed and another is injured in Whittier shootout

One officer is killed and another is injured in Whittier shootout

LOS ANGELES — One officer was killed and a second injured in a shootout with a gang member who was wounded in the Monday morning altercation in Whittier, authorities said. Two Whittier Police Department officers responding to the scene of a traffic collision were getting out of their vehicle about 8 a.m. when a gang […]

‘High risk’ of flooding Monday in Northern California as waterways reach their limits

‘High risk’ of flooding Monday in Northern California as waterways reach their limits

LOS ANGELES — Officials said there was a high risk of flooding in parts of already-saturated Northern California as the latest “atmospheric river” storm moved in. The National Weather Service on Sunday said the highest risk for flooding was in a large swath of the region from Monterey to Marin County on the coast then […]

California Bill Looks To Make Election Day A Paid Holiday

California Bill Looks To Make Election Day A Paid Holiday

Lawmakers in California have introduced a bill into the State Assembly aimed at increasing voter turnout by making Election Day a paid holiday, according to local reports Friday. Private businesses would not be required to halt operations, but the bill’s sponsor, state Rep. Evan Low, said he hoped that employers give their workers the day […]

Single-Payer Health Care Bill Proposed In California

Single-Payer Health Care Bill Proposed In California

With the future of health care in the United States uncertain, lawmakers in California have proposed a bill to revamp the system in the Golden State. Two Democratic senators, Ricardo Lara and Toni Atkins, planned Friday to introduce the Healthy California Act. The bill was short on details regarding how it would be executed, according […]

Fed Agency Orders Major Probe Into California’s Faulty Dam

Fed Agency Orders Major Probe Into California’s Faulty Dam

The federal agency responsible for regulating the nation’s power grid ordered California to open an investigation into a massive dam failure that forced thousands of people to relocate down stream. Cheryl LaFleur, chairwoman for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), told reporters Tuesday night the commission is monitoring the Oroville Dam. It’s currently hitting flood […]

Google takes lead on California driverless cars

Google takes lead on California driverless cars

By James Poulos As Silicon Valley rushes to stake out a lead in what’s hoped to be a robust market for driverless cars, the company spun off of Google has established a clear lead — perhaps giving the competition a reason to consider focusing their efforts outside the Golden State.  “New data on tests of self-driving car technology […]

Extra electricity, but no price relief

Extra electricity, but no price relief

By James Poulos Fueled by a dated system that does not always respond to market incentives or pressure, costs and surpluses of energy have both grown in California, raising pointed questions about what residents should expect from rates and regulations alike. “California has a big — and growing — glut of power,” as the Los Angeles Times announced […]

GOP Accuses Gov. Brown Of Prioritizing Pet Projects Over Maintaining Dams

GOP Accuses Gov. Brown Of Prioritizing Pet Projects Over Maintaining Dams

Gov. Jerry Brown is facing withering criticism for concentrating too much on California’s high speed rail projects and immigration and not enough on maintaining a weakened Oroville Dam. Republicans are thrashing the California Democrat amid reports that state officials have for years ignored calls to maintain the massive 50-year-old dam. “What’s Governor Brown doing?” former […]

Authorities Release Water As Shasta Lake Reaches Capacity

Authorities Release Water As Shasta Lake Reaches Capacity

Shasta Lake had been decimated by the state’s  five year drought.  Now authorities are releasing water as levels near overflow.  From SFGate:  “The lake stood at 96 percent of capacity and 137 percent of the historical average, as of midnight Monday, according to the California Department of Water Resources. Water officials are releasing 70,000 cubic […]

FEMA Activates To Support California with Potential Oroville Auxiliary Spillway Failure

FEMA Activates To Support California with Potential Oroville Auxiliary Spillway Failure

Oakland Regional Response Coordination Center Moves to 24-Hour Operations The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), through its Regional Response Coordination Center (RRCC) in Oakland, Calif. and its National Response Coordination Center (NRCC) in Washington, D.C., are monitoring impacts of the severe weather in California and the erosion to the Oroville […]

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