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LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. | Crews battle growing wildfire near homes in California

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. — Firefighters fought to spare homes Friday from a growing Southern California forest fire, a day after flames came perilously close to neighborhoods and destroyed one house. Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for Orange and Riverside counties as the fire carved its way along ridges in Cleveland National Forest … Continue reading LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. | Crews battle growing wildfire near homes in California

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. | Firefighters battle to curb wildfire before winds return

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. — Aircraft turned hillsides red with retardant as homeowners wet their houses with garden hoses in a battle to contain an arson wildfire, which prompted evacuation orders for more than 20,000 people south of Los Angeles. Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency Thursday night for Orange and Riverside counties as … Continue reading LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. | Firefighters battle to curb wildfire before winds return

SAN FRANCISCO | Brown asks Trump for wildfire aid as state battles 17 blazes

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — California Governor Jerry Brown on Saturday called on President Donald Trump to help California fight and recover from another devastating wildfire season. Brown, who inspected neighborhoods wiped out by a wildfire in the Northern California city of Redding, said he was confident the president he has clashed with over immigration and pollution … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | Brown asks Trump for wildfire aid as state battles 17 blazes

SAN DIEGO | APNewsBreak: California rejects border duties for troops

SAN DIEGO | April 16, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)   California has rejected the federal government’s initial plans for National Guard troops to the border because the work is considered too closely tied to immigration enforcement, two U.S. officials told The Associated Press. The state informed federal officials it will not allow its troops to fix and repair vehicles, … Continue reading SAN DIEGO | APNewsBreak: California rejects border duties for troops

California to get first female and first LGBT Senate leader

SACRAMENTO, Calif./March 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — San Diego Sen. Toni Atkins will make history Wednesday when she becomes the first woman and first lesbian to hold the California Senate’s top job. A former Assembly speaker, Atkins is taking over the post of Senate president pro tem from fellow Democrat Kevin de Leon as the chamber … Continue reading California to get first female and first LGBT Senate leader

Gov. Jerry Brown trims giant water-tunnels project

SAN FRANCISCO /February 7, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration scaled back the latest version of his four-decade effort to redo California’s north-south water system Wednesday, cutting plans to build giant water tunnels from two to one. Reducing the number of tunnels — at least for now — would help California’s quest to line … Continue reading Gov. Jerry Brown trims giant water-tunnels project

President declares disaster over deadly California wildfire

VENTURA, Calif./January 2, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday declared a major disaster in California over a wildfire that destroyed more than 1,000 buildings as fierce winds whipped it through Ventura and Santa Barbara counties last month. The declaration makes federal funding available to state and local governments and some nonprofit organizations for … Continue reading President declares disaster over deadly California wildfire