PG&E shuts off power in parts of Northern California to pre-empt wildfires

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.

Source: PG&E shuts off power in parts of Northern California to pre-empt wildfires

Sacramento County Sheriff deputy killed by gunfire, second wounded – Story | KTVU

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.

Source: Sacramento County Sheriff deputy killed by gunfire, second wounded – Story | KTVU

California shootings: Six dead in Bakersfield – BBC News

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.

Source: California shootings: Six dead in Bakersfield – BBC News

GRAPHIC VIDEO: LAPD releases video of officer being shot at point-blank range during traffic stop | Fox News

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.

Source: GRAPHIC VIDEO: LAPD releases video of officer being shot at point-blank range during traffic stop | Fox News

 

Hundreds of drivers fled Interstate 5 as the fast-moving Delta fire surrounded them

The Delta fire is a fast-moving wildfire near Redding that grew to 22,000 acres by Thursday evening.

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.

Source: Hundreds of drivers fled Interstate 5 as the fast-moving Delta fire surrounded them

‘ER’ actress Vanessa Marquez fatally shot and killed by police during wellness check at home | Entertainment | stltoday.com

The officers retrieved a weapon after the shooting and determined it was a BB gun that resembled a pistol.

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.”

Source: ‘ER’ actress Vanessa Marquez fatally shot and killed by police during wellness check at home | Entertainment | stltoday.com

In California to camp, Canadian mom, daughter have vanished, police say | Fox News

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.

Source: In California to camp, Canadian mom, daughter have vanished, police say | Fox News