Aug 11, 2017

California court orders billionaire to reopen beloved beach

A San Francisco Bay Area billionaire needs to open an access road to a beloved beach, upholding a lower court ruling against a co-founder of a giant tech company, a California appeals court ruled. The First District Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled 3-0 ...

Electric car startup Faraday Future inks California factory deal

Aug 8, 2017

Electric car startup Faraday Future inks California factory deal

Electric car startup Faraday Future said Monday it had signed a lease for a new assembly plant in California and reaffirmed its intention to start deliveries in 2018. The company, whose backers include the head of the financially strapped Chinese tech group LeEco, said its ...

Aug 6, 2017

Gunfire caused destructive blaze near Yosemite in California

Fire investigators say gunfire caused a wildfire near Yosemite National Park that destroyed 131 structures, including 63 homes, last month. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said Friday that a gun fired on public lands caused the wildfire, which burned 127 square miles ...

Crews finally slow spread of huge California wildfire near Yosemite

Jul 24, 2017

Crews finally slow spread of huge California wildfire near Yosemite

Crews contending with triple-digit temperatures slowed the spread of an aggressive wildfire that destroyed dozens of homes in a rural area of California near Yosemite National Park, officials said Sunday. The blaze burning for a week has scorched just over 118 sq. miles (305 sq. ...

3,000 battle wildfire spreading rapidly near Yosemite

Jul 21, 2017

3,000 battle wildfire spreading rapidly near Yosemite

A raging wildfire in Central California that has forced thousands from their homes spread rapidly on Thursday, threatening a town outside Yosemite National Park, fire officials said. The so-called Detwiler Fire, which is menacing Mariposa and other communities in the Sierra Nevada foothills, is only ...

Northern California besieged again, this time by wildfires

Jul 11, 2017

Northern California besieged again, this time by wildfires

Five months ago, it was fears over flooding. Now it's flames. When Chuck Wilsey was ordered to flee over the weekend as a wildfire roared near his ranch home in Oroville, he was ready. He started keeping his truck and camper loaded with supplies back ...