SAN QUENTIN, Calif. (AP) — A veteran guard at San Quentin State Prison has died as a result of the coronavirus, marking the first COVID-19 death of an employee at the California lockup where a large outbreak has infected staff and inmates, corrections officials said.
All of this was discovered after the governor made public comments last week, saying the state was making progress and the numbers were lower than expected. Administration officials say they did not know the extent of the problem when those comments were made.
California has about 17 million renters, and just over 5 million of them are at risk of eviction, according to an analysis by the Aspen Institute. Many of California’s local governments, including most of its large cities, have passed eviction protections that would extend beyond Sept. 1. But advocates worry some tenants could fall through […]
The number of infections is thought to be higher because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected with the virus without feeling sick. For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some — […]
“Until then, as a nonprofit organization, we will turn our attention back to the mission of inspiring the next generation through free educational programs and scholarships, as well as honoring our region’s rich aviation heritage,” the board said. “We are tremendously grateful for your patience, support and encouragement during these trying times.”
On Wednesday, firefighters focused their attack on the northwest and northeast edges of the blaze to prevent it from getting it closer to Lake Pillsbury, Cal Fire said. Ground crews started firing operations to burn the fuel even farther away from the blaze to prevent growth, while bulldozer operators worked throughout the day to remove […]
“The biggest concerns are on the Ranch Fire, which we still have active fire burning in the northern portion of the fire,” said Cary Wright, a public information officer for the Mendocino Complex. “It’s very rugged terrain, mountainous, very thick, dense forest area, but they’ve been working on those areas for the last few days.”
Republicans in Congress, with the support from the Trump administration, have been pushing for changes in federal environmental policy that would reduce the level of review required for timber operations on public lands. Their latest proposal is being debated for inclusion in the Farm Bill. The goal, they say, is to reduce fire risk.
Bright, compassionate, funny, professional — those were the descriptions from those who knew him well. He had an infectious smile and loved to bring his young son into the firehouse. And he was a good listener. At the end of long work days, he would sit in the backseat of his pickup with colleagues and […]
It’s one of 11 large wildfires burning in California that has more than 12,500 firefighters working. So far, the fires have burned some 740,000 acres and damaged or destroyed more than 2,000 structures, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.