Wildfires

December 22, 2018 - 12:08 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In his 20 years as a paramedic, Mickey Huber assisted in two emergency deliveries. But to him, the most memorable birth is the one that didn't happen on his watch. Huber was helping people evacuate from the terrifying wildfire that tore through the Northern California town of...
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December 22, 2018 - 12:04 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In his 20 years as a paramedic, Mickey Huber assisted in two emergency deliveries. But to him, the most memorable birth is the one that didn't happen on his watch. Huber was helping people evacuate from the terrifying wildfire that tore through the Northern California town of...
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December 21, 2018 - 9:28 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California regulators said Friday they are considering splitting up Pacific Gas & Electric Co. or making other drastic changes amid concerns over the utility's role in recent gas explosions and wildfires. Among the options under consideration by the California Public...
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In this Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018 photo, California Gov. Jerry Brown discusses his time in the state's highest office during an interview with The Associated Press in Sacramento, Calif. Brown, a Democrat, will leave office Jan. 7 after serving a record four terms. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
December 19, 2018 - 8:53 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown helped make his party even more powerful in California during the last eight years and now, less than a month before leaving office, he predicts that dominance will make it difficult for his successor to control Democrats' hunger for spending...
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In this Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018 photo, California Gov. Jerry Brown poses after an interview with The Associated Press in Sacramento, Calif. Brown, a Democrat, will leave office Jan. 7 after serving a record four terms. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
December 19, 2018 - 6:23 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown helped make his party even more powerful in California during the last eight years and now, less than a month before leaving office, he predicts that dominance will make it difficult for his successor to control Democrats' hunger for spending...
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In this Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018 photo, California Gov. Jerry Brown poses after an interview with The Associated Press in Sacramento, Calif. Brown, a Democrat, will leave office Jan. 7 after serving a record four terms. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
December 19, 2018 - 4:23 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown helped his party become dominant in California politics during his eight years leading the nation's most populous state, and less than a month before leaving office, he is predicting it will be difficult for his successor to control Democrats'...
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In this Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018 photo, California Gov. Jerry Brown poses after an interview with The Associated Press in Sacramento, Calif. Brown, a Democrat, will leave office Jan. 7 after serving a record four terms. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
December 19, 2018 - 3:52 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown helped his party become dominant in California politics during his eight years leading the nation's most populous state, and less than a month before leaving office, he is predicting it will be difficult for his successor to control Democrats'...
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Gov. Jerry Brown listens to a question during an appearance at the Sacramento Press Club Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. Brown, a Democrat, will leave office Jan. 7 after serving a record four terms. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
December 19, 2018 - 3:35 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown helped his party become dominant in California politics during his eight years leading the nation's most populous state, and less than a month before leaving office, he is predicting it will be difficult for his successor to control Democrats'...
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FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2016 file photo, a fire attack helicopter makes a retardant drop during a firing operation on the ridge between Mount Manuel and the Coast Ridge Road while fighting the Soberanes Fire near the village of Big Sur, Calif. The so-called Soberanes Fire burned its way into the record books as the most expensive wildland firefight in U.S. history in what a new report calls "an extreme example of excessive, unaccountable, budget-busting suppression spending that is causing a fiscal crisis in the U.S. Forest Service." (David Royal/The Monterey County Herald via AP, File)
December 15, 2018 - 1:11 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When a wildfire burned across Big Sur two years ago and threatened hundreds of homes scattered on the scenic hills, thousands of firefighters responded with overwhelming force, attacking flames from the air and ground. In the first week, the blaze destroyed 57 homes and killed a...
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FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2016 file photo, a fire attack helicopter makes a retardant drop during a firing operation on the ridge between Mount Manuel and the Coast Ridge Road while fighting the Soberanes Fire near the village of Big Sur, Calif. The so-called Soberanes Fire burned its way into the record books as the most expensive wildland firefight in U.S. history in what a new report calls "an extreme example of excessive, unaccountable, budget-busting suppression spending that is causing a fiscal crisis in the U.S. Forest Service." (David Royal/The Monterey County Herald via AP, File)
December 15, 2018 - 12:08 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new report criticizes decisions made to stop a 2016 fire in California's Big Sur area that became the costliest wildfire fight in U.S. history. The report released this month by a firefighting group says the U.S. Forest Service spent tens of millions of dollars to fight a fire...
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