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Trump's health subsidy shutdown could lead to free insurance

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:25:27 GMT

The website is seen on a computer screen Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in Washington. If President Donald Trump succeeds in shutting down a major "Obamacare" subsidy, it would have the unintended consequence of making basic health insurance available to more people for free, and making upper-tier plans more affordable.

IRS gives tax relief to victims of California wildfires; extension filers have until Jan. 31 to file

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:02:50 GMT

WASHINGTON Victims of wildfires ravaging parts of California now have until Jan. 31, 2018, to file certain individual and business tax returns and make certain tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service announced today. This includes an additional filing extension for taxpayers with valid extensions that run out this coming Monday, Oct. 16. Currently, the IRS is providing relief to seven California counties: Butte, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Nevada, Sonoma and Yuba.

California's gun safety sham

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 03:49:13 GMT

California lawmakers love gun control. Gov. Jerry Brown signed no less than six different bills designed to restrict gun and ammunition sales in the Golden State last year alone, and a number of the leading candidates to replace him as governor are running on a platform of even more regulation.

Trump has no immediate plans to visit Calif. wildfire damage

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:14:16 GMT

President Donald Trump, who has made four visits to hurricane zones in recent weeks, isn't rushing to survey the damage from California's wildfires. The president has no immediate plans to visit the state to inspect the aftermath of the wind-whipped wildfires, which have swept through parts of Northern California, including the region's famed wine country.

Death Toll From Northern California Fires Rises to 42

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 20:58:21 GMT

In California's hard-hit wine-making region, tens of thousands of people began drifting back to their neighborhoods after wildfires swept through last week. Some returned to find their homes gone.

Sheriff's office: Multiple injuries at office park shooting

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:27:01 GMT

A judge in Hawaii has blocked the latest version of the Trump administration travel ban just hours before it was set to take effect. A judge in Hawaii has blocked the latest version of the Trump administration travel ban just hours before it was set to take effect.

Rising rents a symptom of California's housing crisis

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:09:51 GMT

A woman walks next to a "For Rent" sign at an apartment complex in Palo Alto Calif., Wednesday, July 19, 2006. The high cost of home ownership is continuing to drive up the cost of renting, according to a recent report by the University of Southern California Lusk Center for Real Estate.

Californians head back home to altered lives, communities

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:38:22 GMT

PETALUMA, Calif. - Some have lost loved ones. Many have survived near-death experiences.

Family loses all to California fire: 'We're going to start again'

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 05:34:55 GMT

Family loses all to California fire: 'We're going to start again' Only remnants of the life the Ashton family spent 50 years building remained in Glen Ellen, Calif. Check out this story on Firefighters were busy Tuesday on the front lines of another wildfire in Northern California, in the Santa Cruz mountains.

Will Chinaa s new recycling standards mean higher taxes in California?

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 03:40:47 GMT

But that's about to change. In July, China notified the World Trade Organization that on Jan. 1 it will impose much stricter quality standards and will turn away shipments that don't make the grade.

New fires break out in California as wine country fires dim

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 22:59:28 GMT

As crews gained on the wildfires in California wine country, new blazes broke out in other parts of the state, including a fire in the mountains above Los Angeles that threatened a historic observatory Tuesday and more flames in the Santa Cruz mountains. Firefighters on the ground and in the air raced to protect the Mount Wilson Observatory and nearby communications towers from a growing brush fire northeast of LA.


Tue, 17 Oct 2017 22:59:27 GMT

Residents in California wine country are increasingly worried about the ab... . In this Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 photo, people visit the Pine Ridge Vineyards tasting room after it reopened following the wildfires in Napa, Calif.

Man believes bodies in California desert are son, girlfriend

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 18:29:08 GMT

Joshua Tree National Park in California. Authorities say the bodies of two adults have been found in Joshua Tree National Park, near the area where a Southern California couple vanished while hiking nearly three months ago.

Triple-digit heat returns to Southern California

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:56:57 GMT

Southland temperatures will be running almost 20 degrees above normal in some areas today, with the high forecast to hit a summer-like 101 degrees in Woodland Hills. The high heat results from a weak offshore flow, which is keeping away cool marine breezes, said National Weather Service meteorologist David Sweet, adding that high pressure aloft is also a factor.

Californians brace for emotional toll from wildfires

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:30:58 GMT

"It's never going to be the same," said Rob Brown, a supervisor in Mendocino County, where all 8,000 evacuees were cleared to go home Monday. "You're going to have to seek a new normal."

Gov. Brown vetoes bill that would have closed loophole in the California Environmental Quality Act

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 05:22:21 GMT

Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill from a Riverside assemblyman inspired by a massive warehouse complex planned for Moreno Valley. Brown's office announced the veto of AB 890 on Monday, Oct. 16. The bill by Assemblyman Jose Medina, D-Riverside, would have closed a loophole in the California Environmental Quality Act, also known as CEQA, that allows projects approved by voters to bypass the act's review process.

Better weather gives leg up to crews on California wildfires

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:37:56 GMT

"We are going to rebound, rebuild and get this community back," sai... . Howard Lasker, right, comforts his daughter, Gabrielle, who is visiting their home for the first time since a wildfire swept through it Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, in Santa Rosa, Calif.