Latest University of California Davis News

FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2018, file photo, Laura Martin mourns her father, TK Huff, who died during the Camp Fire, during a vigil in Chico, Calif. A scathing grand jury indictment unsealed Tuesday, June 16, 2020, into a Northern California wildfire that killed 85 people found that Pacific Gas & Electric officials repeatedly ignored warnings about its failing power lines, performed inadequate inspections to focus on profits and refused to learn from past catastrophes. Those who died were mostly elderly or disabled, the oldest 99 years old and the youngest 20. Their remains were found in showers and bathtubs, clutching a beloved photograph, cuddling pets, trapped in getaway cars and even seeking safety under a vehicle. TK Huff of the nearby town of Concow was found outside his home, 10 feet (3 meters) from his wheelchair. Evidence suggested the 71-year-old tried to drag himself away to escape the fire, the report said. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, Pool, File)

Who they were: Victims of the deadliest California wildfire

Jun. 16, 2020 7:06 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric pleaded guilty Tuesday to killing 84 of the 85 victims of a 2018 wildfire in Northern California. A report released by the Butte County district attorney listed the names of all but two who have not been identified and how they died. ___ Joyce Acheson, 78,...

FILE— In this Tuesday April 14, 2020, file photo, California Gov. Gavin Newsom discusses an outline for what it will take to lift coronavirus restrictions, during a news conference at the Governor's Office of Emergency Services in Rancho Cordova, Calif. Newsom says the state will have thousands of workers to track down everyone who may be infected by each person who contracts coronavirus. Newsom said Monday, May 4, 2020, that counties will have to show they can perform so-called contact tracing as a prerequisite to reopening businesses. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Viral sleuths needed to track California coronavirus cases

May. 4, 2020 9:33 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California's ambitious plan to double the current number of coronavirus tests is being paired with a massive campaign to track down every person who may become infected by each new person who tests positive for the virus. Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday that as part of statewide plans to...