Orange County, A Conservative Bastion, Turns Blue For The First Time In Decades

In 2016, the conservative bastion of Orange County, California, voted for a Democratic presidential candidate for the first time since the Great Depression. Two years later, Democrats succeeded in capturing all of seven of its congressional seats ― a stunning feat in what has traditionally been a seat of Republican power that catapulted both Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan to […]

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Trump to view California fire devastation he blamed on forest mismanagement

President Donald Trump headed to Northern California on Saturday for a first-hand view of the still-raging Camp Fire, the deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century that has left at least 71 people dead. Trump will “meet with individuals impacted by the wildfires,” according to White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters. The fire has destroyed 148,000 acres and is only 55 percent contained. Fire officials do […]

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CORRECTED-UPDATE 8-California presses search for fire victims, number of missing soars

(Corrects typographical error in number of evacuees in shelters to 1,100, instead of 11,000, paragraph 6) By Terray Sylvester PARADISE, Calif., Nov 16 (Reuters) – Recovery workers with cadaver dogs pressed on with their search for more victims in a flame-ravaged northern California town on Friday as authorities sought clues to the fate of more than 600 people reported missing […]

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30-year-old commutes 4 hours to work every day to avoid $4,500-a-month San Francisco rent

It’s dark and cold. The alarm clock flashes 4:30 a.m. Danny Finlay drags himself out of bed and mentally prepares for the two-hour, 72-mile commute ahead of him. And that’s just the first half of his journey. For almost a year, Finlay, 30, has been commuting to the San Francisco Bay Area from the rural town of Dixon, California, where […]

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California Wildfires Kill At Least 9 as Trump Blames the State

A Northern California wildfire has killed at least nine people and forced thousands more to evacuate their homes while two other major fires rage in Southern California. Dry Santa Ana winds and drought conditions in the state are contributing to the fast-spreading flames. Firefighters across the state are working to contain the fires while more than a quarter of a […]

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California shooting, Trump heads to Paris, ‘White Album’: 5 things to know Friday

Authorities search for more answers after deadly California shooting Investigators are working Friday to determine the motive behind the deadly shooting in Southern California after a gunman opened fire inside a country-western dance bar.At least 12 people, including a sheriff’s sergeant, were killed during College Night at Borderline Bar and Grill, a country western dance bar in Thousand Oaks, about 40 miles west of Los […]

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Thousand Oaks, California, rampage: 307th mass shooting in the U.S. this year

When the thunder of gunfire broke through the revelry of a country music dance hall packed with young people kicking back on “college night,” Thousand Oaks, California, added its name to a dark roster: The site of the 307th mass shooting in the U.S. this year.    The Wednesday night massacre at the Borderline Bar and Grill, which left 13 people dead, including the gunman, […]

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5 toss-up California races could help determine which party wins House control

California Democrats eye traditionally Republican seats Democrats need 23 pickups to win majority in the House; chief correspondent Jonathan Hunt reports from Seal Beach, California. SEAL BEACH, Calif. – There are five critical toss-up House races in California, and as the election results map unfolds through the night, there is every chance that those races could be the ones that […]

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California blasts Trump plan to rollback emissions standards

California officials are blasting the Trump administration's plan to freeze vehicle emissions standards, saying it threatens public health and the environment. The California Air Resources Board on Friday submitted more than 400 pages of analysis rejecting the administration's proposal and the research behind it. Continue Reading Below The agency's executive officer, Richard Corey, writes that the administration's proposal "does not […]

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