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Police search for archer after 2 injured in California

Nov. 9, 2019 6:26 PM EST

RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) — Police are searching for an archer who shot arrows at a homeless encampment in the San Francisco Bay Area, striking two men in the abdomen. The East Bay Regional Park District police said Saturday the victims were hit by arrows around midnight in Richmond, a working-class suburb...

The Latest: 70% of Southern California wildfire contained

Nov. 4, 2019 4:17 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local): 9:55 p.m. Authorities say they have now contained 70% of the wildfire northwest of Los Angeles known as the Maria fire. They say firefighters are being helped by the cooler temperatures and lighter winds. Crews are checking...

Halloween terror: 4 killed at Northern California party

Nov. 2, 2019 12:18 AM EDT

ORINDA, Calif. (AP) — Four people were killed and at least four injured at a Halloween party shooting at a Northern California home rented by a woman who falsely claimed she wanted the Airbnb so her asthmatic family members could escape wildfire smoke, police and a person with knowledge of the transaction...

The Latest: Man accused of arson in California wildfire

Oct. 30, 2019 9:22 PM EDT

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Authorities say a man was arrested and accused of arson after a crew responded to a report of a wildfire in Northern California. A CalFire statement said engine crews were able to quickly contain the small fire in...

California utility Pacific Gas & Electric reports power lines may have caused 2 weekend fires in San Francisco Bay Area

Oct. 28, 2019 2:14 PM EDT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California utility Pacific Gas & Electric reports power lines may have caused 2 weekend fires in San Francisco Bay Area.

The Latest: 2 firefighters burned in California blaze

Oct. 27, 2019 10:48 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on the wildfires in Northern California (all times local): 7:45 p.m. California authorities say two firefighters were injured Sunday battling a wildfire that has been raging since Wednesday. Cal Fire spokesman Jonathan Cox said Sunday one firefighter sustained serious burn...

4.5 earthquake shakes San Francisco Bay area

Oct. 15, 2019 4:45 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Bay Area widely felt a magnitude 4.5 earthquake. The Los Angeles Times reports moderate shaking was felt at 10:33 p.m. on Monday, with the epicenter the Pleasant Hill and Walnut Creek areas. The U.S. Geological Survey says weak shaking was felt in San Francisco,...

Utah tech CEO reported missing in San Francisco Bay Area

Oct. 12, 2019 3:33 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The CEO of a Utah-based tech company has been reported missing during a business trip to the San Francisco Bay Area. Family members say Erin Valenti, head of Tinker Ventures, was last seen in Palo Alto on Monday. Her husband, Harrison Weinstein, wrote on Facebook that phone activity...

Latest: Son: Mother, 89, missing after California homes burn

Oct. 10, 2019 11:32 PM EDT

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on power outages in California (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Don Turner says his 89-year-old mother is missing after a wind-driven wildfire destroyed dozens of Southern California mobile homes. Turner says Lois Arvickson's neighbors saw her getting into her car in her garage...

California utility faces gripes over deliberate blackouts

Oct. 10, 2019 11:19 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even as the winds gusted dangerously as forecast, California's biggest utility faced hostility and second-guessing Thursday for shutting off electricity to millions of people to prevent its equipment from sparking wildfires. Gov. Gavin Newsom criticized Pacific Gas & Electric and...