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CHICO, Calif. | The Latest: Rain predicted for North California fire zone

CHICO, Calif.— The Latest on California‘s wildfires (all times local): 8:10 a.m. Officials say they have contained almost half of a Northern California deadly blaze that razed a town and killed at least 63 people. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said Friday the wildfire that destroyed the town of Paradise is now … Continue reading CHICO, Calif. | The Latest: Rain predicted for North California fire zone

CHICO, Calif. | The Latest: Utility sued over fire sees huge stock drop

CHICO, Calif.— The Latest on the wildfires in California (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Pacific Gas & Electric Co. shares have plunged more than 20 percent in Wednesday trading after the utility said in a regulatory filing that it could face a significant financial hit if its equipment is found to be the cause of … Continue reading CHICO, Calif. | The Latest: Utility sued over fire sees huge stock drop

AP Essay: Aretha Franklin, John McCain and the 1960s

“Hope I die before I get old,” the Who sang at Woodstock as the 1960s hurtled to their end. Indeed, the decade and its echoes made premature legends of so many — Kennedy to King, Hendrix to Joplin to Morrison. They became emblems of an era, and the packaging of their virtues and vices has … Continue reading AP Essay: Aretha Franklin, John McCain and the 1960s