Northern California

SAN FRANCISCO | California storm triggers crashes, fears in wildfire areas

SAN FRANCISCO—January 16, 2019— Rain and snow falling across California have forced the closure of a major freeway, snarled commutes and triggered deadly wrecks on slick roads Wednesday as wildfire-ravished communities braced for dangerous mudslides and mountain residents faced a “potentially life-threatening” blizzard. A series of storms have hit this week, and the latest one could … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | California storm triggers crashes, fears in wildfire areas

SAN FRANCISCO | Storm hitting California sets off crashes, highway closures

SAN FRANCISCO—January 16, 2019—  Rain and snow falling across California have forced the closure of a major freeway, snarled commutes and triggered deadly wrecks on slick roads Wednesday as wildfire-ravished communities braced for dangerous mudslides and mountain residents faced a “potentially life-threatening” blizzard. A series of storms have hit this week, and the latest one … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | Storm hitting California sets off crashes, highway closures

LOS ANGELES | New storm brings risk of blizzard to Northern California

LOS ANGELES—January 15, 2019—Another Pacific storm was set to hit California on Wednesday, bringing a threat of mudslides to the site of the deadliest wildfire in state history and a rare blizzard warning in the Sierra Nevada. An evacuation warning was in place into Thursday morning for Pulga, a canyon community in Northern California. Its … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | New storm brings risk of blizzard to Northern California

RENO, Nev. | APNewsBreak: Agency built pen for possible horse slaughter

RENO, Nev. —Jan 15, 2019— The U.S. Forest Service has built its first corral for wild horses, which could allow it to bypass federal restrictions and sell the animals for slaughter. The agency acknowledged in court filings in a potentially precedent-setting legal battle that it built the new pen in Northern California for mustangs gathered … Continue reading RENO, Nev. | APNewsBreak: Agency built pen for possible horse slaughter

DAVIS, Calif. | Authorities name man who killed rookie California officer

DAVIS, Calif. —Jan 12, 2019—A man who shot and killed a rookie police officer in Northern California before taking his own life during a standoff with police was a 48-year-old convict who had been ordered to surrender a semi-automatic rifle. Kevin Douglas Limbaugh’s name was released Saturday as investigators continued to investigate his motive for … Continue reading DAVIS, Calif. | Authorities name man who killed rookie California officer

SAN JOSE, Calif | Alabama, Clemson arrive in NoCal for fourth playoff meeting

SAN JOSE, Calif. —Jan 04, 2019—No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Clemson have arrived in Northern California, where they will play for the College Football National championship a long way from home. The Tigers were first to arrive at Mineta San Jose International Airport on Friday at about 4:15. Clemson, South Carolina, is about 2,560 … Continue reading SAN JOSE, Calif | Alabama, Clemson arrive in NoCal for fourth playoff meeting

SAN FRANCISCO | California alleges utility falsified pipeline safety records

SAN FRANCISCO  — Regulators on Friday accused one of California’s largest utilities of falsifying safety documents for natural gas pipelines for years following its criminal conviction and multimillion-dollar fine for a pipeline explosion that killed eight people near San Francisco. The California Public Utilities Commission said an investigation by its safety and enforcement division found … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | California alleges utility falsified pipeline safety records

SAN FRANCISCO  | With 11 names left, search for wildfire missing winds down

SAN FRANCISCO  — The search for people unaccounted for after the deadliest U.S. wildfire in at least a century is winding down in Northern California, with just 11 names left on a fluctuating list that once approached 1,300 and prompted fears that hundreds had died in the flames. The declining number released late Monday came … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO  | With 11 names left, search for wildfire missing winds down