California Lawmakers Eye Bills on Vaccines, Guns, Housing

SACRAMENTO — California state lawmakers have just two weeks remaining in their session to sort through hundreds of bills, some addressing volatile topics such as vaccinating children and shootings by police. The session that began in January will end Sept. ...
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Report: PG&E Ignored Repairs on Aging Power Lines

SAN FRANCISCO — Pacific Gas & Electric, which is blamed for some of California's deadliest recent fires, knew for years that dozens of its aging power lines posed a wildfire threat but avoided replacing or repairing them, it was reported Wednesday. ...
Photo of search boat looking for pilot and plane that sank at Lake Tulloch

Small Plane Hits Power Lines, Sinks in Lake Near Jamestown

JAMESTOWN — Witnesses said a small plane crashed into Lake Tulloch and sank just before noon Sunday after striking unmarked power lines. The Tuolumne County Sheriff's Office said the pilot was the only person on board when the plane hit the water nose first...