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    (CNN)As record heat bakes the Southwest and an intensifying drought tightens its grip, vegetation in California has dried to historic levels, putting the region at even greater risk of wildfires, officials say.In the Los Angeles area, moisture levels in vegetation have fallen to lows not seen since 2016, when the region was in the grip of "exceptional drought," the most...
    PALO ALTO — Stanford University’s 130th commencement on Sunday morning lacked some of the usual traditions, but few of the participants complained amid the celebratory proceedings that marked another sign of California’s imminent grand reopening. The in-person ceremony at Stanford Stadium, which was not afforded the Class of 2020 last June, came just before the lifting of many of the...
    PASADENA, Calif. (KABC) -- After being closed to the public last year, the Rose Bowl is preparing for a reopened July 4 fireworks show next month.But with the enthusiasm for the official display, comes a warning: Let the pros handle the shows.The city of Pasadena, among others, is already receiving complaints about illegal fireworks being set off, even with the...
    Los Angeles (CNN)Dr. Jerry Abraham is determined to ensure California's most vulnerable communities have access to the Covid-19 vaccine. Abraham has spent the last several months calling state officials to demand vaccine doses for Black and brown people in hard hit South Los Angeles, developing vaccine sites that welcomed walk-in patients, hosting mass vaccination events featuring entertainers and deploying mobile...
    By DAVID PITT, Associated Press JOHNSTON, Iowa (AP) — Iowa added another 123 coronavirus-related deaths on Wednesday, boosting the state's death toll to 3,021, according to state public health records. The count continues to grow as hospitalization rates, although significantly lower than a week ago, remain high with 900 people hospitalized and 111 COVID-19 patients admitted in the previous 24...
    General Motors is abandoning support for the Trump administration effort to limit California’s ability to set its own tailpipe greenhouse gas limits as it looks to be in the incoming Biden team’s good graces. “We are confident that the Biden Administration, California, and the U.S. auto industry, which supports 10.3 million jobs, can collaboratively find the pathway that will deliver...
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom last week attended a birthday party for political adviser Jason Kinney with at least a dozen attendees, The San Francisco Chronicle first reported Friday. News of the Nov. 6 outdoor party at French Laundry, an upscale restaurant in Napa Valley, came the same day Newsom -- as well as Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee -- announced...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — As the president-elect and vice president-elect transition into their new roles, California’s political landscape is a flurry of activity. “It’s a bit of a jigsaw puzzle,” Marcia Godwin, a professor at the University of La Verne, said. Many of the state’s heavy-hitters and rising stars are being talked about for cabinet positions or to complete Sen....
    A dangerous heat wave is dragging on across the western U.S. for Labor Day but an abrupt return to winter is in store for the Mountain West. Excessive heat warnings have been issued for Monday across the Desert Southwest, California and into southern Oregon. Over 37 million Americans are currently under excessive heat warnings, according to the National Weather Service (NWS)....
    Gov. Gavin Newsom provided an update Friday on the state's efforts to close the digital divide as the school year gets underway across the state amid the coronavirus.The governor said companies such as Apple, T-Mobile, Office Depot and Staples have set aside hundreds of thousands of devices for California schools, as the state works to ensure all students and teachers...
    Gov. Gavin Newsom is giving a coronavirus update at noon Friday amid concern that the incoming heat wave will bring large crowds to public places like beaches.There's also concern that Californians will take their masks off in public places when it gets too hot.Check back here to watch the governor's press conference, or visit our Facebook page.RELATED: California becomes first...
    Gov. Gavin Newsom is giving a coronavirus update at noon Friday amid concern that the incoming heat wave will bring large crowds to public places like beaches.There's also concern that Californians will take their masks off in public places when it gets too hot.Check back here to watch the governor's press conference, or visit our Facebook page.RELATED: California becomes first...
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