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Nov 26 2023
A California man disappeared after cliff diving along the coast of Maui into “very rough” ocean conditions on Monday during his Hawaiian vacation, according to authorities. The 42-year-old man, whose name hasn’t been released, went missing after he jumped from rocks into the ocean at a popular diving area called “Cliffhouse,” SFGate reported, adding that he might have been swept out to sea.The Messenger
Dec 10 2017
Firefighters continue to work to contain the wildfires that have ravaged Southern California and killed at least one person. Authorities have warned that the fires could still continue to spread, and California Governor Jerry Brown stated on Saturday that fighting wildfires is "kind of the new normal."Fox News (Online News) CNN (Online News) Washington Post
Nov 15 2023
BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. (WFXR)—The U.S. Forest Service have provided an update on the current wildfire near Matt’s Creek in Bedford County. In a statement to WFXR News by Stephanie Chapman with the forest service, the fire is currently burning 2,500 acres and there is no current update on the containment level. The fire is still all within the James River Face Wilderness, meaning there are noABC 8 WRIC
Nov 15 2023
There is a significant haze in the area due to smoke from active wildfires in Virginia. Smoke is being seen in Staunton, Augusta County, Harrisonburg and Rockingham County.
According to the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Emergency Communications Center, today’s wind shift is the cause of the smoke.
There are active fires in Pendleton, Madison and Rockbridge counties.Augusta Free Press
May 29 2023
State Farm Insurance has announced it will no longer offer new home insurance policies in California due to rising wildfire risks and construction costs.
The insurance company blamed its decision, which took immediate effect Saturday, on “historic increases in construction costs outpacing inflation, rapidly growing catastrophe exposure, and a challenging reinsurance market.”
Sep 02 2020
Wildfires in California are caused by bureaucracy. That's not the claim of some rabid free marketeer such as myself but of ProPublica, a significantly less froth-at-the-mouth-inclined organization than others in the media.
Still, that's also not quite what ProPublica says but rather that the damage caused by big wildfires is caused by California's interlocking and self-confusing layersWashington Examiner
Nov 19 2023
The California Democratic Convention was canceled on Saturday after thousands of protestors gathered to call for a ceasefire in Gaza. The protest began as a sit-in at the Safe Credit Union Convention Center in Sacramento, where the Democratic convention was taking place, CBS Sacramento reported. The protest halted the convention for several hours. California Democrats later canceled allThe Messenger
Nov 19 2023
SACRAMENTO, California — Two security guards were injured during a pro-Palestinian protest that canceled meetings and events at a California Democratic convention in Sacramento. California Democratic Party chairman Rusty Hicks acknowledged he was "both deeply saddened and disappointed" by the protests, mostly by non-delegates, encouraging party members to "reconnect with one another" and "Washington Examiner
Nov 28 2023
Vice President Kamala Harris has one advantage over Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) if a Democratic presidential primary were held tomorrow, according to party members in their home state of California.
That edge is that she is not a white man, those Democrats say.
Regardless of who contests next year's general election, the political chattering class is talking about the prospects ofWashington Examiner
Nov 24 2023
More than 20 people died, while others were injured, in car accidents that spanned the entire country on Thanksgiving Day. In Georgia, there were 14 reported traffic fatalities — with five of the deaths linked to a Ford van slamming head-on into a Ram pickup truck, according to the Georgia Department of Public Safety. The five individuals who died were all inside the van, while the pickupThe Messenger