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Many streets were devoid of traffic during the Tuesday evening through Wednesday morning, Jan. 27, 2021, low snowfall in western Nevada County, Calif. A powerful storm packing heavy rain, snow and wind is pounding parts of California and Nevada. (Elias Funez/The Union via AP)

California remains under flood, blizzard watches from storm

Jan. 28, 2021 1:12 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A storm that pounded Northern California with rain, snow, wind and mud rolled southwards on Thursday, prompting flood warnings and threats of mudslides in areas burned bare by wildfires. An atmospheric river of moisture from the Pacific Ocean was expected to dump 1 1/2 to 6 inches (15...

Hana Mohsin, right, carries belongings from a neighbor's home which was damaged in a mudslide on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in Salinas, Calif. The area, located beneath the River Fire burn scar, is susceptible to landslides as heavy rains hit hillsides scorched during last year's wildfires. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Storm pounds California, Nevada with rain, wind and snow

Jan. 27, 2021 10:00 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A powerful storm packing heavy rain, snow and wind pounded parts of California and western Nevada on Wednesday, toppling trees, and causing power outages and mud flows in vast areas scarred by wildfires. The onslaught was being fueled by a potent atmospheric river from the Pacific...

FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, George Washington High School stands in San Francisco. The San Francisco school board has voted to remove the names of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln from public schools after officials deemed them and other prominent figures, including Sen. Dianne Feinstein unworthy of the honor. After months of controversy, the board voted 6-1 Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, in favor of renaming 44 San Francisco school sites with new names with no connection to slavery, oppression, racism or similar criteria, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

San Francisco to strip Washington, Lincoln from school names

Jan. 27, 2021 8:56 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The names of Abraham Lincoln, George Washington and other prominent figures including California Sen. Dianne Feinstein will be removed from 44 San Francisco public schools, a move that stirred debate Wednesday on whether the famously liberal city has taken the national reckoning on...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Jan. 27, 2021 7:19 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York’s newspapers: Keep the Trains and Buses Running The New York Times Jan. 21 The coronavirus pandemic is jeopardizing the long-term health of the public transit systems that provide a crucial circulatory system for major American cities...

This June 12, 2007 photo provided by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shows condemned inmate Louis Peoples. Peoples who was sentenced to death for multiple murders has died on the nation's largest death row, California officials said Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. Peoples, 58, was pronounced dead after he was found unresponsive in his cell at San Quentin State Prison north of San Francisco early Sunday, Jan. 24, the state corrections department said. (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via AP)

California man awaiting execution for multiple murders dies

Jan. 27, 2021 5:49 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A man sentenced to death for multiple murders has died from “asphyxia ... due to hanging” on the nation's largest death row, California officials said Wednesday. Louis Peoples, 58, was pronounced dead after he was found unresponsive in his cell at San Quentin State...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady reacts after winning the NFC championship NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers in Green Bay, Wis., Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. The Buccaneers defeated the Packers 31-26 to advance to the Super Bowl. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke)

Super matchup between QBs Mahomes, Brady for NFL title

Jan. 27, 2021 2:34 AM EST

There has never been a Super Bowl matchup of accomplished quarterbacks quite like the one coming up next week between Tampa Bay’s Tom Brady and Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes. This will be the sixth Super Bowl matchup between former AP NFL MVPs, the second between former Super Bowl MVP winning...

FILE — In this Thursday April 9, 2020 file photo California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly, discusses the state's response to the coronavirus at a news briefing held at the the Governor's Office of Emergency Services in Rancho Cordova Calif. Ghaly discussed the math behind the state's calculation of when is safe to lift it's stay-at-home order and overnight curfew, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

California discloses math behind easing stay-at-home order

Jan. 26, 2021 11:19 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s health director on Tuesday revealed the math behind the state's calculation that it was safe to lift all remaining stay-at-home orders, a response to criticism that Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration was hiding key data affecting people's lives and livelihoods....

A cyclist rides a bike along the Pacific Electric Trail in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. against a backdrop of the snow-capped San Gabriel Mountains on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. (Watchara Phomicinda/The Orange County Register via AP)

Potent atmospheric river storm heading toward California

Jan. 26, 2021 8:01 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A potent atmospheric river barreled toward California on Tuesday, bringing the threat of downpours that could unleash destructive debris flows from wildfire burn scars as well as a heavy dump of snow from blizzard conditions in the Sierra Nevada. Evacuation orders were in issued in...

In this Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, photo provided by the California Highway Patrol-West Valley, authorities work the scene of an accident after a hail storm on Malibu Canyon Road in Malibu, Calif. A hail storm struck the Santa Monica Mountains on Saturday, prompting the California Highway Patrol to warn drivers to slow down after officers responded to a few rollover accidents on Malibu Canyon. Up to a foot of snow fell in Southern California's mountains as the first in a series of storms move through California, bringing real winter weather after weeks of sporadic rain that has done little to ease drought. (California Highway Patrol via AP)

California storms shut down mountain highway passes

Jan. 26, 2021 1:08 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The latest in a series of storms left California mountains frosted in snow, shutting down highway passes due to dangerous conditions. The California Highway Patrol late Monday closed Interstate 5 to traffic near Tejon Pass, which rises to an elevation of more than 4,100 feet (1,249...

Eric and Tess from Pasadena, Calif., enter the Skylight Book store, decorated with a poster of American poet Amanda Gorman, in Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. California has lifted regional stay-at-home orders statewide in response to improving coronavirus conditions. Public health officials said Monday that the state will return to a system of county-by-county restrictions intended to stem the spread of the virus. Local officials could choose to continue stricter rules. The state is also lifting a 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

California reverses stay-at-home order as conditions improve

Jan. 26, 2021 1:01 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Business owners hailed Gov. Gavin Newsom's decision to lift stay-at-home orders across California in response to improving coronavirus conditions, but local health officials expressed concern that it may cause residents to let down their guard. California is experiencing a...