Thursday, 17 October 2019

Tag Archives: California

1.5 million Californians in the dark for second day

CALIFORNIA: More than 1.5 million people in Northern California were in the dark, most for a second day, after the state’s biggest utility shut off electricity to many areas to prevent its equipment from sparking wildfires as strong winds sweep through. Unprecedented in scope, the deliberate outages by Pacific Gas ...

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Uber is sued over resistance to California ‘gig’ employment law

CALIFORNIA: A driver for Uber has sued the company for misclassifying its drivers as independent contractors, hours after California legislators voted to help thousands of those workers become, and enjoy the benefits of being, employees. The proposed class action filed on Wednesday night by Uber driver Angela McRay appears to ...

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25 confirmed dead in boat fire in California

SANTA BARBARA:At least 25 people were confirmed dead and nine others still missing after a tragic boat fire near an island off the Southern California coast. The dive-boat Conception, far out to sea in the middle of the night, became fully engulfed in flames as 30 passengers on a recreational ...

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At least four dead in California food festival shooting

CALIFORNIA: At least four people were killed, including a suspected gunman, and several others were injured after shooting at a food festival in California on Sunday. A video posted on social media showed people running for cover as shots were heard in the background, a Reuters report said. Fifteen more ...

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California woman killing daughter to ‘remove demons’

CALIFORNIA: A California woman has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for killing her three-year-old daughter, who was left in a hot car for nearly 10 hours to cleanse her of demons, officials said. Angela Phakhin had been convicted in June of the first-degree murder of Maiya ...

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Two US Marines arrested for migrant trafficking

LOS ANGELES: Two US Marines have been arrested for smuggling undocumented Mexican migrants into the United States in exchange for money, according to a court document. Byron Darnell Law II and David Javier Salazar-Quintero were arrested on July 3 along the Mexican border in Jacumba, California, the document said. They ...

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US Marine killed, 6 servicemen injured during drills in California

One Marine was killed and six others injured after their light armoured vehicle rolled over during training at Camp Pendleton in Southern California, AP reported. Local authorities have launched an investigation into the cause of the vehicle’s rollover with Marines from the 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division at the sprawling camp, north ...

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Picture of the day

Lightning strikes as a storm approaches Santa Barbara, California. According to the LA Times, the National Weather Service recorded 1,489 pulses of lightning off the coast of Santa Barbara

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3 dead in California bowling alley shooting

CALIFORNIA-AP: A late-night fight at a coastal Los Angeles suburban bowling alley turned deadly on Friday night, killing three men and injuring four. The Torrance Police Department responded to calls of “shots fired” at the Gable House Bowl, in Torrance, California, shortly before midnight. Multiple victims were found with gunshot ...

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At least $9bn in insurance claims from California wildfires

LOS ANGELES: Insurance claims from the recent devastating California wildfires that killed at least 89 people and destroyed 19,000 homes and businesses have reached at least $9 billion, the state’s insurance commissioner said Wednesday. “The devastating wildfires of 2018 were the deadliest and costliest wildfire catastrophes in California’s history,” said ...

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