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Sheltering in place during a wildfire a dicey strategy

Apr. 25, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

REDDING, California (AP) — For Californians who might have to escape wildfire again this year, the options are perilous. Many live in?communities that don't have well-thought-out?public evacuation plans and?lack the road?capacity that's needed to get everyone out fast. Does this mean people should just...

Sheltering in place during a wildfire a dicey strategy

Apr. 25, 2019 12:56 PM EDT

REDDING, California (AP) — For Californians who might have to escape wildfire again this year, the options are perilous. Many live in?communities that don't have well-thought-out?public evacuation plans and?lack the road?capacity that's needed to get everyone out fast. Does this mean people should just...

The Latest: Victim describes California crash 'like a movie'

Apr. 25, 2019 12:40 PM EDT

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on eight people injured in Northern California after a car plows into them (all times local): 9:35 a.m. One of the people injured when a former U.S. Army sharpshooter drove into a group of eight pedestrians said the crash was "like a movie." KTVU-TV reports 15-year-old...

Big gains for Facebook, Microsoft keep stocks near records

Apr. 25, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes held close to their record highs Thursday as blowout results from Facebook and Microsoft offset a sharp slump for industrial companies following earnings reports that fell short of Wall Street's expectations. Communications and technology sectors helped lead the market...

Veteran held on attempted murder counts after car hits crowd

Apr. 25, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — A former U.S. Army sharpshooter with a history of PTSD plowed his car at high speed into a group of pedestrians in a quiet Silicon Valley suburb, injuring eight people including three children, and then told authorities that he intentionally hit them but has not said why. Police in...

No charges for parents of California children found in cages

Apr. 25, 2019 11:51 AM EDT

ALTURAS, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors in Northern California say the parents of two boys found inside enclosed cribs bolted to a bedroom will not face child endangerment charges. Modoc County District Attorney Sam Kyllo tells the Record Searchlight there is no evidence that the children were being cared for...

Los Angeles County uses technology to locate missing seniors

Apr. 25, 2019 11:41 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new Los Angeles County program that uses electronic bracelets to find missing people with dementia or autism was launched partly in response to the death of Nancy Paulikas, a 55-year-old woman with Alzheimer's disease who wandered away from her husband during a visit to a museum....

California learns from Florida in wildfire evacuations

Apr. 25, 2019 11:15 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — With Hurricane Michael strengthening as it took aim at Florida's Panhandle, Mark Bowen and his employees watched the live footage through tears. They weren't looking at increasingly dire storm forecasts last October. They were watching cameras trained on rural Bay County's three main...

Many California towns lack wildfire evacuation plans

Apr. 25, 2019 10:41 AM EDT

PARADISE, California (AP) — Wildfire surrounded Darrel Wilken and the three hospital patients in his car. But instead of evacuating Paradise, they were stuck in traffic along with thousands of others. Cars burned in front of them. Trees, homes and buildings exploded into flames as the gusting firestorm...

California Editorial Rdp

Apr. 25, 2019 10:23 AM EDT

April 24 The Press Democrat on population loss in Northern California wine country: Sonoma County lost something even more vital than housing to the 2017 wildfires. We said goodbye to about 3,300 neighbors. That, according to a new U.S. Census Bureau report, is how many people moved away in the year following the...