Photo of Bobbie Chandler standing outside the house he is building

Rebirth, Angst and the ‘New Normal’ of California Wildfires

SANTA ROSA — Tina Chandler walks outside her home and sniffs the air. "Do you smell smoke?" she asks. Even when the scent is no longer there, it haunts her. So does the fear of the monstrous winds of autumn, the kind that stoked the wildfires that destroyed...
Photo of a helicopter dropping water on the Getty Fire

Anger Rises as PG&E Imposes More Blackouts

SANTA ROSA — Frustration and anger mounted across Northern California as Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. began another round of fire-prevention blackouts Tuesday that could leave millions of people without electricity, some for five days or longer. The shu...
Photo of structures burning in Fountaingrove, CA in 2017

State Says Seniors Abandoned in California Wildfire

SACRAMENTO — Staff at two senior care centers abandoned residents during an evacuation as wildfires swept through Northern California last October, state officials said Thursday as they moved to revoke licenses...
Photo of a 747 air tanker dropping fire retardant in Lakeport, Calif.

Northern California Cyclone of Flames Hit 143 MPH

Experts say a deadly Northern California wildfire burned so hot at its peak that it created a cyclone of flames that reached 143 mph, ripping through the region with the force of a destructive Midwest tornado. National Weather Service meteorologist Duane Dy...