Northern California

California bill would require construction companies to disclose defects & settlements

Two Northern California state lawmakers have introduced a new bill that would require construction companies to disclose building defects like the one that could have contributed to Berkeley's deadly balcony collapse.

All construction companies in the state would be required under SB465... read more

Father of missing Northern California infant killed by police after chase

Missing Northern California infant's father, who skipped a scheduled meeting with a probation officer and disappeared last week, was shot and killed by police on Monday, authorities confirmed.

Matthew Graham, 24, reported his 6-month-old daughter missing on 2nd of July. He told police... read more

Kaiser Permanente Ready to Battle Ebola

Kaiser Permanente said in an e-mail to its members on Friday that all its facilities will remain open in Northern California. The health care provider made the announcement as the California Nurses Association has announced a two-day strike next week.

Kaiser shared that the strike is... read more

Prolific Writer J. California Cooper passes away

J. California Cooper, a prolific writer known for her folksy style as well as for stories of women stained by betrayal and violence, is no more.

Cooper’s daughter Paris Williams confirmed on Tuesday that the award-winning writer died last Saturday at age 82. She had been ill for quite... read more

Firefighters still struggling to douse wildfires in Northern California

More than 2,000 firefighters and 19 helicopters are still struggling to douse two forest fires that were sparked by lightning in far Northern California on August 11.

The two fires in the Klamath National Forest around a mile east of the gold mining town of Happy Camp are the largest... read more

Wildfires Force more evacuations in Central and Northern California

Emergency has been declared by Governor Jerry Brown as wildfires continue in many places and the many farms and homes have been destroyed. The official statement from the Governor stated that the wildfires’ magnitude was beyond the control of single local government.

The firefighters were... read more

California sheriff's deputy who shot teenager won’t face charges

The Northern California sheriff's deputy who shot and killed a teenager carrying a pellet gun he mistook for a real rifle will not face charges, prosecutors declared on Monday.

Announcing the decision at a news conference, Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch said Deputy Erick... read more

Butts Fire burns 5 sq. miles in Northern California

A wildfire in Northern California has engulfed an area of more than five square miles, forcing nearly 200 households to evacuate; a spokesperson for the California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection has confirmed.

The quickly-expanding Butts Fire in the remote Pope Valley had... read more

California tribe sponsors anti-‘Redskins’ ad

A Northern California Native American Tribe has sponsored a powerful anti-'Redskins' ad that will be aired during NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday night.

Sponsored by the YochaDehe Wintun Nation, the ad criticizes the derogatory name of the Washington... read more

Mushroom hunters raiding fire-ravaged Stanislaus National Forest

The fire-devastated Stanislaus National Forest of California is now being raided by smugglers for a pricey contraband - the succulent morel mushroom.

Officials have banned mushroom hunters from entering the forest because they believe that parched, unstable tree trunks and logging... read more

Northern Nevada, California’s wild rose to be protected under Endangered Species Act

The government has decide to protect yellow-flowering Webber's ivesia, a sort of wild rose that grows in Northern Nevada and Northern California, by including it in the federal government's list of endangered species.

The U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service has confirmed that the small,... read more

Medical pot farms causing harm to Californian streams

California's fish & wildlife officials are concerned that the state's coastal forests are being increasingly polluted and sucked dry by water-gulping medical marijuana pot farms.

The state's medical pot law allows people to grow marijuana, for personal medical purposes. But, officials... read more

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