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Jury to decide PG&E's role in California wine country fire

Aug. 16, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A judge presiding over Pacific Gas and Electric's bankruptcy case agreed Friday to allow a state jury to decide whether the power company's equipment ignited a devastating wildfire in California wine country nearly two years ago. State fire investigators have already determined the...

The Latest: Jury to decide PG&E role in wine country fire

Aug. 16, 2019 8:22 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on rulings issued by the judge presiding over PG&E's bankruptcy case (all times local): 5:15 p.m. A state jury will get to decide whether Pacific Gas and Electric equipment ignited a deadly wildfire in California wine country nearly two years ago. State fire...

Column: 'Field of Dreams' and more bad baseball on film

Aug. 9, 2019 11:27 PM EDT

Major League Baseball is heading to the "Field of Dreams" next season to pay homage to a terrible flick. Yep, the Chicago White Sox will face the New York Yankees in a temporary stadium, to be constructed among the Iowa cornfields where that corn pile of a movie was filmed. Given my contempt for "Field of...

Message in bottle from Hawaii found in California

Aug. 3, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A message in a bottle from Hawaii was discovered floating in a California river after traveling for more than a decade across the Pacific, a newspaper reported. Eric McDermott, 30, said he found the message, dated 2006, in April with the names of three siblings, ages 4, 7 and 10,...

Watermelons to replace piglets in California fair event

Jul. 21, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Watermelons are set to replace piglets in an annual event celebrating agriculture at a California fair. The Press Democrat reported Saturday that the Sonoma County Fair has eliminated the pig scramble from Farmers Day due to rising public concern and protests over animal welfare....