California just made a change to its voting process that could have a seismic impact on the 2020 presidential race

California is determined to force 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls to make some hard choices. California, the nation’s most populous liberal state, has moved its presidential nominating contest to early in the 2020 calendar. Leaders hope this shift will give it maximum impact on the selection of a Democratic nominee and push candidates to address progressive […]

E. coli outbreak from romaine lettuce traced to at least 1 California farm

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said 59 people have now been sickened by the tainted lettuce. Officials said a water reservoir at Adams Brothers Farms in Santa Barbara County, Calif., tested positive for the bacterial strain and the owners are co-operating with U.S. officials.

A Walmart parking lot in California has become a camp for wildfire evacuees (WMT)

Noah Berger/AP Images A Walmart parking lot in Chico, California, is now the site of a makeshift evacuee camp. Californians fleeing the disastrous Camp Fire have gathered in the store’s parking lot. Volunteers have also converged in the area to help fire victims. A Walmart parking lot in Chico, California, is now doubling as a evacuee […]

Trump tours scorched Paradise, California: ‘It’s total devastation’

Evan Vucci/AP President Donald Trump visited northern California neighborhoods Saturday to survey damage caused by a wildfire that ravaged more than 200 square miles in the last week.  Hours after Trump blamed forest mismanagement for the fast-spreading fires, he said the scorched areas did not alter his opinion on climate change.  In his second trip back […]

Death toll in raging California wildfires jumps to 63, list of missing doubles to 600+

The deadliest fire in California’s history continues to burn uncontained as recovery teams find more and more bodies. With 63 victims confirmed so far, the local sheriff says there are over 600 reports of missing persons. The towns of Paradise and Butte were all but leveled in the blaze, which engulfed 8,700 homes and spread […]

California wildfire rips through nuclear waste site, fueling airborne toxin risk concerns

The Woolsey fire that engulfed over 90,000 acres in California last weekend may have spread toxic and radioactive substances from a Superfund site, according to activists who believe authorities might be downplaying the risks. The fire passed through the Santa Susana Field Lab (SSFL), a federal Superfund site in the Simi Hills that was the […]

View From Above: California Wildfires in Photos

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Death toll from California wildfires rises to 31, over 220 missing

Remains of six people have been recovered in the city of Paradise, Northern California, bringing the total number of casualties in both ends of the state to 31 people. Five people burned to death in their homes, while another person was found scorched in a vehicle on Sunday, Butte County Sheriff Cory Honea reported. Since […]

Smoke From California Wildfires Affects SFO, Visible From LAX

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Malibu is in flames as two wildfires spread through southern California — here’s what it looks like on the ground

AP Photo/Reed Saxon Flames are racing along the southern California coastline as firefighters work to contain the fast-moving Woolsey Fire. The blaze has already scorched 14,000 acres on the outskirts of Los Angeles, and the nearby Hill Fire has charred 6,100 acres in Ventura County. They’re just two of thousands of California wildfires recorded this year. […]