With excessive heat forecast throughout the state Tuesday, operators of California’s electrical grid issued their first flex alert of the year and urged energy consumers to scale back power consumption over the next two days or risk outages.
Customers should turn off unnecessary lights and major…
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A wildfire in the San Bernardino Mountains continued to grow overnight as warm temperatures and low humidity helped push flames over a ridge top and deeper into rugged terrain, authorities said Tuesday.
“Compared to fire behavior during the day, the fire did lay down a bit. But the fire did remain…
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Skiers in bikini tops are showing up on California mountain slopes that could remain open into August. Hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail must cross miles of deep snowfields that should have melted a month ago, some of them scrambling for their lives in the icy water of raging mountain streams.
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Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Tuesday, June 20, and here’s what’s happening across California:
Carrie Fisher’s final chapter: No Hollywood ending here
Carrie Fisher never said she had conquered her problems. The quintessential child of Tinseltown…
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Carrie Fisher never said she had conquered her problems. The quintessential child of Tinseltown never expected a Hollywood ending. She talked openly and often about her 45-year-long fight with bipolar disorder, alcoholism and drug addiction, explaining how opioids in particular “dialed down” her…
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Pastor Kenneth Little knew the family renting out the church’s property across the street long before the violence began.
When they were younger, the tenants’ children sometimes walked over to Ebenezer Baptist Church to help out with small tasks and attend Bible study.
“They were good at first,”…
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A $7.5-billion Los Angeles schools budget set for approval Tuesday includes 121 layoffs and 180 “reassignments” that would result in pay cuts and possible additional job losses.
Among the hardest hit in the proposal are library aides: 30 would lose their jobs, leaving 43 elementary schools without…
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It is a wrenching question with vast social and political significance: What role does race play when police stop and search motorists?
Stanford researchers said Monday they have found evidence that black and Latino drivers face a double standard and that police require far less suspicion to search…
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Students and Jewish community members filed a lawsuit Monday against San Francisco State University and Cal State’s board of trustees, alleging that the San Francisco campus of the country’s largest public university system has long cultivated a hostile environment in which Jewish students are…
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Firefighters were battling a fast-moving wildfire Monday in the dry, grassy hills north of Big Bear.
The blaze, dubbed the Holcomb fire, began about 3 p.m. near Holcomb Valley Road and North Shore Drive, the Big Bear Fire Department said.
By 5 p.m., the fire had spread to 200 acres and was moving…
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