The California Report

October 24, 2017

Largest Fire Cleanup in State History Begins in North Bay

In Northern California, local, state, and federal agencies are launching what they call the biggest fire clean-up effort in state history.

Pigs Fleeing North Bay Fires Find Refuge in Half Moon Bay

Those whose homes burned in wine country have to live somewhere else for awhile. That includes animals, as well as people. I recently attended a Pumpkin Patch day at a farm in Half Moon Bay that’s offering refuge to some of those animals.

Federal Agency Promoted Ranger Five Months After His Gun Was Stolen and Used in Steinle Killing

A Bureau of Land Management ranger is expected to testify in a high-profile murder case over the slaying of Kathryn Steinle on a San Francisco pier in 2015. The trial opened in the city yesterday.
Steinle was killed with ranger John Woychowski’s gun, which was stolen after he left it unsecured in his car.

Half of California Children Live in Household with Immigrant Parent

In California, nearly half of all children live in a household where they or one of their parents is an immigrant. That’s according to a new study released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

State Senate Hires Outside Firm to Investigate Sexual Harassment

Fall out continues at the State Capitol over claims of sexual harassment within Sacramento’s political circles. The leader of the state Senate has hired two outside firms to investigate the problem.

Fierce Santa Ana Winds Predicted for Southern California

Just as extreme fire conditions are easing up in Northern California, they’re heating up down south.

Fresno Hopes ‘Nothing’ Is Enough to Attract Amazon Headquarters

Some cities are going to great lengths to get the company’s attention: New York temporarily turned the Empire State building orange, to match the Amazon logo; Stonecrest, Georgia offered to rename itself “Amazon.” And, of course, lots of cities are hoping to win the company over with massive tax breaks. But one California city is taking a gamble on a different offer: nothing.

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