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California Fires

'Vicious' California Wildfire Kills At Least 2, Destroys 150 Homes

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 06.26.2016 | Green

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A massive wildfire burning out of control in the foothills of central California has left at least 150 homes i...

More Than 5,000 Firefighters Battle California Blazes In Scorching Temperatures

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 06.23.2016 | Green

(Reuters) - Firefighters on Wednesday were working to gain control of two wildfires burning across drought-parched foothills northeast of Los Angeles,...

Behind the Scenes: Anna Ortiz

D. Dominick Lombardi | Posted 12.22.2015 | Arts
D. Dominick Lombardi

In this, the fifth of a series of interviews that focus on Local 829's Scenic Artists who sculpt and paint in a variety of ways the sets we see on television, in movies and documentaries, on theater stages, and in the backgrounds of television and internet commercials the spotlight will be on the fine art of Anna Ortiz.

Here's How To Beat The Heat -- Fight Forest Fires With Fire

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 09.23.2015 | Politics

Thanks to the brutal fires raging in states like Washington and California, 2015 will go down as one of the most destructive years from wildfires. Com...

Baby Mountain Lion Wounded In Wildfire Fights For His Life

The Dodo | Chloe Angyal | Posted 09.21.2015 | Green

A young mountain lion is fighting for his life after rescuers were lucky enough to find him among the rubble and ruins of California's rampant wildfir...

Lessons from the Butte Fire

In the Gold Country | Posted 07.20.2016 | Impact
In the Gold Country

Three times the fire whipped up the sides of the canyon toward our town. There are still tree stumps smoking and small fires burning. The overhead planes bringing and dumping water have stopped, and the feeling of being in the middle of Apocalypse Now is starting to subside.

Wildfires Rage On Across California

Associated Press | Kelly Chen | Posted 08.02.2015 | Green

LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Wildfires blazing in several Western states Sunday chewed up forests and threatened homes but were most numerous in Northe...

Drought-Ravaged West Erupts In Dangerous Wildfires

Associated Press | Kelly Chen | Posted 07.29.2015 | Green

A hand crew member starts a backfire along Baldy Mesa Road late Friday, July 17, 2015, as the North Fire continues to burn near Interstate 15 in the C...

This Is What It Looks Like When A Wildfire Threatens Your Home

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 05.29.2014 | Green

A scourge of wildfires tore through California's San Diego County earlier this month, scorching more than 27,000 acres and forcing thousands from thei...

California's Wildfire Threat Is So Severe That The Season Started Early

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 04.16.2014 | Green

Don’t let the recent rains and green hillsides fool you -- the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says the fresh growth is only c...

Kathleen Miles

California May Have Hit Its Driest Point In 500 Years And The Effects Are Frightening | Kathleen Miles | Posted 01.31.2014 | Green

California is dry as a bone, and the effects are like something out of an apocalyptic film. Cities are running out of water. Communities are fighti...

Red-Flag Fire Warning

Ventura County Star | Cheri Carlson | Posted 12.04.2013 | Los Angeles

Ventura County has wrapped up one of its driest rainfall seasons on record, threatening water supplies and raising fire dangers to extreme levels. Ra...

Wildfire Stories 2012: Fire Weather

W. Scott Olsen | Posted 11.03.2013 | Green
W. Scott Olsen

There has to be a moment. Imagine the fire nearly out. Your smokejumper or hotshot or engine crew is nearby, each of you working the still burning stumps, the residue on the ground that might still catch a bit of wind and grow again toward fire.

How You Can Help The Wildfire Victims

Redlands Daily Facts, Calif. | Kristina Hernandez | Posted 10.10.2013 | Los Angeles

BEAUMONT -- Red Cross volunteer Janet Upchurch had bags under her eyes Friday as she directed other volunteers to where they were needed at Silver Fir...

Yosemite Wildfire Forces Campgrounds To Evacuate

SFGate | Casey Newton, Chronicle Staff Writer | Posted 10.28.2011 | San Francisco

By TRACIE CONE, Associated Press FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- Firefighters relied on a giant air tanker to make steady progress Monday against a five-day...

A Clockwork Apocalypse: The Southern California Wildfire

Chris McGowan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Chris McGowan

Can we change our land-use patterns and fire-safety behavior to avoid tragic deaths and property loss during these wildfires, and reduce the millions of dollars spent fighting them?

California Fire's Smoke Reaches Colorado, Makes Mountain Invisible From Denver

The Denver Post | Howard Pankratz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The smoke over Colorado -- which has made the mountains west of Denver invisible from downtown Denver -- has come directly from the massive 85,000-acr...

What Dangerous Particles Did LA Residents Breathe During The Fires?

LA Times | Bettina Boxall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Los Angeles times reports on some Californians' worst fears -- that the wildfires put something bad in the air: It was full of tiny particles -- ...

Fire Unexpectedly Worsens In California As Big Sur Is Evacuated

New York Times | Jesse McKinley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Facing a stubborn fire, California officials ordered the evacuation of Big Sur on Wednesday as flames flared on nearby mountaintops and moved steadily...

Fake FEMA Reporters Promoted

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Oct. 23, the day of FEMA's now infamous phony news conference, the agency's former external affairs chief, Pat Philbin, announced plans to promote ...

Jason Linkins

BeckWatch: Californication | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Just in time for the holidays comes the gift that everyone needed: a book with a grown man fellating the state of California on its cover.

Jason Linkins

The Gift That Keeps On Giving: Perino Terms A Deliberate Attempt To Mislead The Press "An Error In Judgement" | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Friday, White House Press Secretary Dana Perino had to take up the issue of FEMA's decision to stage a Potemkin press conference on the agency's re...

Things We Lost In the Fire: 'Anti-Katrina' Efforts A Day Late and a Dollar Short | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

While he's yet to offer his amply-demonstrated brush-clearing skills to Californians in need, President Bush is bound and determined to make the California Wildfires the 'anti-Katrina.' At least that's what the wee-bit-late-to-the-story New York Times will have you believe.

Jason Linkins

BeckWatch: Pink-Eyed View of Code Pink | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As we've already seen, whenever CNN's Glenn Beck finds himself straining to maintain the surfeit on inanity his employers ask him to dispense, it's ok...

BeckWatch: The Gleefully Inane 'Hate America' Rationale | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's unbelievable that anyone would stoop low enough to insult those caught in the clutches of nature's fury, yet that is precisely what Glenn Beck, of the most trusted name in news, did.