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Suspect in Southern California scooter beating death ID'd

May. 14, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Police on Tuesday identified a 27-year-old man suspected of beating a Southern California woman to death with an electric scooter, while investigators try to determine a motive for the attack. Amad Rashad Redding was booked for investigation of murder and is being held on $2...

How we analyzed California's wildfire evacuation routes

Apr. 27, 2019 11:11 AM EDT

REDDING, Calif. (AP) — How many roads are enough to get out? That's the question we wondered after watching tragedy unfold in Paradise, California, last year during the Camp Fire. Paradise had five two-lane roads and one four-lane road leading out of town. But the fire forced officials to close three of...

Danger from California wildfires pushes newsrooms to unite

Apr. 25, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

REDDING, California (AP) — After the Carr Fire tore through our community of Redding, California, last summer, we mostly avoided the "what if" question. Lines of cars tried to get out of the neighborhoods near the Sacramento River. A fire whirl the likes of which few had ever seen — a towering beast...

Riding out a wildfire is risky but can be the only option

Apr. 25, 2019 2:59 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 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...

Sheltering in place during a wildfire a dicey strategy

Apr. 25, 2019 6:14 AM 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...

Column: Living in California means ignoring risk of disaster

Apr. 11, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, California (AP) — In the winter of 2009, my wife and I found a house that looked like a great place to start our family, a three-bedroom in a hilly subdivision surrounded by dry brush just outside the Redding city limits. By that point, I'd covered wildfires for the Record Searchlight newspaper...