Power was shut off to about 118,500 customers in parts of more than a dozen Northern California counties late Sunday in an unprecedented move to pre-empt wildfires with strong winds and extreme weather conditions.
Utility company Pacific Gas and Electric, or PG&E, said it was shutting off power to help reduce the risk of wildfires. Some of the deadly infernos that engulfed the state this time last year were caused by downed power lines and damaged electrical equipment.The National Weather Service warned Sunday of critical fire-related weather conditions in the North Bay Mountains and East Bay Hills continuing through Monday morning due to a combination of strong, gusty offshore winds and low relative humidity.
One sheriff’s deputy was killed and another was wounded Monday after a shootout with a suspect in Sacramento County, California, according to multiple reports.Deputy Mark Stasyuk, 27, was fatally shot in Rancho Cordova, Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones said, according to Fox 2 KTVU. Deputy Julie Robertson was reportedly shot in the arm, but is expected to recover from her injuries.
Six people have been killed in linked shootings in the city of Bakersfield in California, police say.
A man and his wife drove to a trucking business in the city, where the man shot dead two men and his wife.
The man then drove to another residence where he shot dead two more people.
After hijacking a vehicle with a woman and child in it, the man was then confronted by a deputy and shot himself dead. Police are still investigating the motives behind the killings.
The Los Angeles Police Department on Monday released video footage of July 28 shootout that occurred during a routine traffic stop that resulted in the death of the suspect.
The Los Angeles Times reported that Mendoza was hit multiple times in his head a torso and died later at a nearby hospital.
Less than 24 hours after the blaze broke out Wednesday in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, the Delta fire had grown to more than 15,000 acres. By Thursday evening, it had scorched 22,000 acres and was 0% contained.
She grabbed headlines last year when she accused her “ER” co-star George Clooney of helping to blacklist her from the series. In her Twitter account, which has since been deactivated, Marquez called out Clooney for condemning Harvey Weinstein and the many sexual allegations against the filmmaker, E! News reported in October. Marquez claimed Clooney had derailed her career when she spoke out about such harassment on the set of “ER.”
Humans were unhurt, but the machines suffered moderate damage.
Apple’s car is understood to be part of an ambitious but secretive programme – Project Titan. Apple has not commented on the 24 August collision, understood to be the company’s first.
Police are searching for a young Canadian mother and her daughter, who vanished this week after arriving in California for a camping trip.
San Mateo County sheriff’s spokeswoman Rosemerry Blankswade said that Rodrigue and her daughter may have been spotted on Tuesday at Six Rivers National Forest campground, roughly 340 miles north of San Francisco.