Caldor fire bears down on Lake Tahoe as communities clouded in smoke | California

[ad_1] A wind-driven wildfire continued to advance towards Lake Tahoe, clouding the alpine vacation and tourist spot in a sickly yellow layer of smoke, as more than 14,000 firefighters battled wildfires up and down California. As the weather heated up and winds shifted, the Caldor fire, the nation’s top-priority for firefighting resources, grew to more … Read more

Lake Tahoe shrouded in smoke from surging Caldor fire – in pictures | US news

[ad_1] The pristine setting of Lake Tahoe, on the California-Nevada border, was obscured by thick plumes of smoke as thousands of firefighters worked to contain the nearby Caldor fire, which has burned more than 120,000 acres. Tourists wore masks outdoors and ducked into cafes and casinos to escape the haze and the smell [ad_2] Source … Read more

California accuses Activision Blizzard of ‘withholding and suppressing evidence’

California accuses Activision Blizzard of ‘withholding and suppressing evidence’

[ad_1] Activision Blizzard’s leaders have promised to work to make the company a safe place for women to work — but California has now accused the company of illegally “withholding and suppressing evidence” and shredding documents that it requested for its investigation (via Axios). California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) originally filed the … Read more

Michael Avenatti granted mistrial in embezzlement case in California

Michael Avenatti granted mistrial in embezzlement case in California

[ad_1] A federal judge in California declared a mistrial Tuesday in lawyer Michael Avenatti’s embezzlement case, in which he was accused of stealing nearly $10 million in settlement funds from his clients. U.S. District Judge James Selna ruled in Orange County that federal prosecutors failed to disclose data in connection with a law firm server … Read more

Breathing toxic wildfire smoke during pregnancy increases risk of premature birth, study finds | California

[ad_1] As California wildfires continue to rage and the Lake Tahoe area faces some of the highest air pollution levels in the world, a new study has found that breathing wildfire smoke during pregnancy increases the risk of premature birth. The study from Stanford University, published in Environmental Research this month, estimates that the effects … Read more

‘A combination of failures:’ why 3.6m pounds of nuclear waste is buried under a popular California beach | Nuclear waste

[ad_1] More than 2 million visitors flock each year to California’s San Onofre state beach, a dreamy slice of coastline just north of San Diego. The beach is popular with surfers, lies across one of the largest Marine Corps bases in the Unites States and has a 10,000-year-old sacred Native American site nearby. It even … Read more

Explosive California wildfire ‘knocking on the door’ of Tahoe area

Explosive California wildfire 'knocking on the door' of Tahoe area

[ad_1] An explosive California wildfire that has forced thousands of people to evacuate their homes and devastated a mountain community last week is “knocking on the door” of the Lake Tahoe basin, the state’s top fire official said Monday. Thom Porter, director of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, or Cal Fire, said … Read more

Covid got California Gov. Newsom into this recall mess. He’s banking it’ll get him out.

10 dead, dozens missing in Tennessee flooding

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — Covid-19 restrictions got Gavin Newsom into this mess. Now he’s counting on them to get him out of it. Amid a contentious national debate over masks and vaccines, California’s embattled Democratic governor is betting his political life on turning next month’s recall election into a referendum on some of the nation’s strictest … Read more

Judge rules California ride-hailing law unconstitutional

Judge rules California ride-hailing law unconstitutional

[ad_1] LOS ANGELES — A judge Friday struck down a California ballot measure that exempted Uber and other app-based ride-hailing and delivery services from a state law requiring drivers to be classified as employees eligible for benefits and job protections. Alameda County Superior Court Judge Frank Roesch ruled that Proposition 22 was unconstitutional. Voters approved … Read more