What Trump’s decision to end a federal healthcare subsidy means for Californians

In an aggressive move to dismantle Obamacare, President Trump announced Thursday that the government was ending payments to health insurers that help fund the law.

The approximately $7 billion a year in federal dollars have allowed companies to offer discounted plans to low-income Americans who…

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Santa Rosa comes to terms with the scale of devastation: 3,000 buildings lost, many dead in fire

After the fires had roared through, Sonoma County Sheriff Rob Giordano drove through the wreckage of Santa Rosa’s Larkfield-Wikiup neighborhood.

Twisted beams and garage doors crumpled like old newspapers had replaced street after street of tidy homes. The hubcaps from charred cars had melted into…

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For many immigrants fleeing wildfires and smoke-choked air, shelter is the beach

Patty Ginochio saw the long line of headlights arriving in the early-morning gloom.

When day broke, four hours later, the beaches of this coastal town straddling Highway 1 teemed with refugees fleeing the wildfires that had destroyed thousands of homes and killed dozens of people.

Many of the arrivals…

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Many killed in California firestorms were in their 70s and 80s

LeRoy and Donna Halbur moved into their hillside home on Angela Drive in Santa Rosa almost four decades ago.

The couple celebrated their 80th birthdays and 50th wedding anniversary there in August, eating good food and sipping wine with their family in the backyard. Their sons, Tim and David, played…

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Earthquake: 3.7 quake strikes near Ukiah

A shallow magnitude 3.7 earthquake was reported Friday afternoon 1.9 miles from Redwood Valley, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 4:10 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 0.3 mile.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was nine miles from Ukiah, 39 miles from Clearlake…

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She survived two earthquakes in Mexico. When she returned to California, her house burned down

Emma Migliacci helped pull the dead from rubble after an earthquake struck Mexico City. It was the second quake she’d witnessed in two weeks. During the aftershocks, she saw buildings collapse just down the street from where she had lived with her mom for the last 10 months.

She needed a reprieve…

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Former Daily Pilot and L.A. Times advertising executive killed in shooting

Lisa Cosenza, a longtime former Daily Pilot and Los Angeles Times advertising executive, died in a shooting Thursday in Aliso Viejo, sheriff’s officials said Friday. She was 51.

Orange County sheriff’s deputies responded to reports of shots fired at 6 Ashbury Court in The Hamptons condominium community…

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Former Daily Pilot and L.A. Times advertising executive killed in shooting

Lisa Cosenza, a longtime former Daily Pilot and Los Angeles Times advertising executive, died in a shooting Thursday in Aliso Viejo, sheriff’s officials said Friday. She was 51.

Orange County sheriff’s deputies responded to reports of shots fired at 6 Ashbury Court in The Hamptons condominium community…

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5% of Santa Rosa’s residences destroyed in firestorm; $1.2 billion in losses estimated

Some Santa Rosa residents may be allowed to return home Saturday or Sunday.

Officials said they were working to restore some normalcy to Santa Rosa, including turning power back on and working to reopen the Kaiser hospital near the edge of where flames burned earlier in the week.

The city has seen…

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Dream houses with dramatic views and designer touches — destroyed in minutes by Santa Rosa firestorm

In Santa Rosa almost everybody knows somebody who lost his or her house.

At a synagogue in the southeast part of the city about 30 families out of the congregation’s 460 lost their homes. A former president of the synagogue lost her life, the rabbi said.

At Santa Rosa High School, where the newspaper…

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