Saturday, 15 December 2018

Tag Archives: California

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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Death toll from California wildfires rises as 130 still missing

The toll in the deadliest wildfires in recent California history climbed to 59 as authorities released a list of 130 people still missing. Most of those unaccounted for are from the Butte County town of Paradise, in northern California, which was virtually erased from the map by the so-called “Camp ...

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Firefighters battle blazes on two fronts in California, 50 dead

PARADISE: Thousands of firefighters battled blazes in northern and southern California on Tuesday as body recovery teams searched the remains of houses and charred cars for victims of the deadliest wildfire in the history of the US state. At least 50 deaths have been reported statewide so far from the ...

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Thousand Oaks bar shooting kills 13

LOS ANGELES: A mass shooting Wednesday night in the city of Thousand Oaks in Southern California, has left 13 people dead including an officer and a gunman, and at least 11 injured, local authorities said. The gunman was identified as 28-year-old Ian David Long, a former Marine, said Ventura County ...

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‘Multiple injuries’ in California bar shooting

CALIFORNIA: US fire department officials reported multiple injuries in a shooting at a country music bar and dance hall in southern California late Wednesday. The incident was reported at the Borderline Bar and Grill in the town of Thousand Oaks, a quiet, upscale residential suburb of Los Angeles, as it ...

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California shooting: Six, including gunman, dead

CALIFORNIA: An unidentified gunman killed five people, before turning the gun on himself, in Bakersfield, California on Wednesday police said. The shooter first targeted his wife, and then a man at a trucking company in Bakersfield, Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood said, news agency Reuters reported. He then chased another ...

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Twin blazes form California’s largest ever wildfire

CLEARLAKE OAKS: Two fires mercilessly roaring through northern California have grown so rapidly that they are now the largest ever to ravage the state, authorities said. Collectively dubbed the Mendocino Complex, the wildfires have burned through 283,800 acres (114,850 hectares) – an area nearly the size of the sprawling city ...

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Judge tosses California law allowing life-ending drugs

Betsy Davis threw herself a party before becoming one of the first people to use a California law allowing her to take her own life in 2016. Her sister and other advocates fear others won’t have the same choice after a Riverside County judge threw out the law Tuesday because ...

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In a first, all Californian homes set to install solar panels

CALIFORNIA became the first US state to require solar panels on all new residential buildings as part of efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions. The California Energy Commission said the new building standards, adopted unanimously by its members, will go into effect on January 1, 2020. “We are the first, ...

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California to allow self-driving cars on road

CALIFORNIA: Driverless cars will be tested in California for the first time without a person behind a steering wheel under new rules that state regulators approved Monday for the fast-developing technology. The regulations are a major step toward getting autonomous vehicles to dealerships and onto the streets of California, where ...

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