Northern California power turned off again due to fire danger

World Nov 21, 2019

Northern California power turned off again due to fire danger

Pacific Gas & Electric turned off electricity Wednesday for about 120,000 people in Northern California to prevent power lines from sparking wildfires during a new bout of windy, warm weather. However, favorable weather allowed the nation's largest utility to drastically reduce the number of customers ...

Firefighters beat back Southern California wildfire as winds ease

World Nov 4, 2019

Firefighters beat back Southern California wildfire as winds ease

Firefighters working overnight to contain a Southern California wildfire made significant headway on Sunday, containing 50 percent of the blaze with the aid of cooler weather and lighter winds after it burned thousands of acres of dry brush and farmland. The Maria Fire, which broke ...

Airbnb bans 'party houses' after deadly shooting in California

World Nov 3, 2019

Airbnb bans 'party houses' after deadly shooting in California

Airbnb's boss announced Saturday that the online platform, which offers private homes for rent for short periods, is banning "party houses" after a deadly shooting at a Halloween event in California. Five people were killed and others wounded in a Thursday night shooting in Orinda, ...

Crews battle last stubborn Southern California wildfire

World Nov 2, 2019

Crews battle last stubborn Southern California wildfire

Crews fought a pitched battle against the last remaining large wildfire in Southern California on Saturday as the stubborn flames threatened nearly 2,000 homes and other buildings. The fire that erupted on a hilltop northwest of Los Angeles headed for what would be its third ...