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June 23, 2019: Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposal would also protect power company customers from the kind of huge claims that have helped push Pacific Gas & Electric into bankruptcy.
June 21, 2019: California Governor Gavin Newsom has proposed a fund of up to 1 billion to help utilities pay for future wildfire damage, according to media reports on Friday.
June 21, 2019: California Governor Gavin Newsom has proposed helping utilities create a fund of up to 1 billion to compensate future victims of wildfires sparked by the companies' equipment or employees, an aide said on Friday.
June 20, 2019: To the editor: Building homes with lumber is a much bigger problem than whether they are located in the wildland-urban interface. (“California’s wildfire commission delivers its reform plan, only to be promptly ignored,” editorial, June 17) The U.S. has one of the highest rates of fire deaths in...
June 19, 2019: The settlement with the utility included 70 million to the town of Paradise, which was mostly destroyed in the fire.
June 19, 2019: Attorneys for a group of counties and cities announced the proposed settlement Tuesday to help cover taxpayer losses from wildfires dating back to 2015.
June 19, 2019: Pacific Gas and Electric Co. has agreed to pay a billion settlement to parts of Northern California for a string of wildfires blamed on the utility, including the devastating Camp Fire last year.
June 19, 2019: More than half the money would go to four towns and counties damaged by widlfires last year that killed 85 people
June 18, 2019: Three quarters of California voters believe the state should restrain home building in areas at high risk of wildfires, a new survey has found. The UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies Poll, prepared for the Times, shows bipartisan support for such restrictions after deadly fires wiped...
June 18, 2019: A poll of California voters finds they would support state restrictions on building new housing in wildfire-prone areas. TOP STORIES To Build or Not to Build in Wildfire Zones? Should California impose limits on new housing development in high-risk wildfire areas? Three-quarters of voters in the...
June 18, 2019: Tuesday: What you need to know to be ready for a power shut-off. Also: Representative Katie Porter supports an impeachment inquiry, and an appreciation of Ozomatli.
June 17, 2019: The five members of the Commission on Catastrophic Wildfire Cost and Recovery were given no small task: Dive into the highly wonky issues of electric utilities, finance and insurance to come up with a fair and workable plan to spread the cost of future wildfires caused by power lines. And do it...
June 15, 2019: In anticipation, Cal Fire has identified 35 top-priority projects to thin vegetation in vulnerable communities Last November, the deadliest wildfire in California history killed 85 and burned the town of Paradise to the ground. Now California’s fire season is starting to heat up again – and officials are bracing...
June 15, 2019: As the Southwest is drying out, the threat for wildfires is ramping up and will continue to do so through July; however, if the monsoon season is weak as AccuWeather meteorologists expect, that threat could last into August.
June 15, 2019: As the Southwest is drying out, the threat for wildfires is ramping up and will continue to do so through July; however, if the monsoon season is weak as AccuWeather meteorologists expect, that threat could last into Aug
June 14, 2019: In Big Bear Lake, officials worry about an explosive wildfire roaring through the resort city, trapping tens of thousands of people. In the Santa Monica Mountains, authorities stage a mock evacuation in Mandeville Canyon, where police discover they are too slow to rescue residents from a wildfire...
June 14, 2019: Fire risk remains moderately high for the Northwest and very high over the border into Canada -- and the wet winter and spring is the culprit.
June 13, 2019: While Pacific coastal areas settle back into a cooler, more typical June pattern, the recent heat wave has increased the risk of wildfires and flooding at the same time across the interior.
June 12, 2019: Wildfires have caused people to be evacuated from Six Flags, California.
June 11, 2019: The heatwave hitting the state is the biggest concern for emergency services now.
June 11, 2019: A newly disclosed investigation suggests that the biggest wildfire in California history was likely started by a single man and a single spark.
June 10, 2019: A popular Southern California amusement park will reopen Monday after a wildfire prompted a dramatic evacuation. Crews are battling at least six fires burning across California. Janet Shamlian reports.
June 10, 2019: Crews are battling at least six fires burning across California this morning
June 10, 2019: Authorities in Greece say dozens of firefighters are trying to contain a large wildfire that is blazing through a forested region in the south but not directly threatening inhabited areas.
June 10, 2019: A day of rides and entertainment turned to panic as guests at Six Flags Magic Mountain were forced to evacuate due to a fast-moving brush fire. Thousands of acres are also burning in Northern California. Janet Shamlian reports.