California Fires Claim 6 Lives, Threaten Thousands of Homes

SANTA CRUZ — Sky-darkening wildfires that took at least six lives and forced tens of thousands of people from their homes blazed throughout California on Friday as firefighting resources strained under the vastness of the infernos authorities were trying to co...
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Newsom Says New Rules Coming for Reopening Counties

With many areas of California seeing a significant slowdown in the spread of the coronavirus, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday his administration is working with local health officials on rules for businesses t...

Newsom Declares Emergency Over Wildfires

SAN FRANCISCO — Gov. Gavin Newsom declared an emergency Tuesday over wildfires burning throughout California as the state’s power grid operator pleaded with residents and businesses to continue conserving energ...
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Blackouts & Record Temps: 112 in Fresno, 130 in Death Valley

Heat records fell throughout the Valley on Sunday as a relentless heatwave baked California and sapped the state's power supply. But Fresno's record high of 112 degrees for Aug. 16 — which bettered the mark of 110 set in 1920 — was no match for the 130 degr...