Napa Valley’s Chateau Boswell winery destroyed by Glass Fire | Daily Mail Online

The Glass Fire in northern California’s Sonoma County and Napa Valley wine country that burned down the Chateau Boswell more than quadrupled in size overnight to 11,000 acres on Monday.

  • Chateau Boswell in St. Helena Napa Valley was destroyed Sunday in the Glass Fire
  • It’s one of only a handful of family-run wineries in the famous California wine region and opened in 1979 
  • Fire has also ravaged the likes of Castello di Amorosa and Venge, plus Merus Wines and Davis Estates were under imminent threat
  • Officials said 64 other wineries were within the evacuation or evacuation warning areas 
  • The Black Rock Inn bed and breakfast was also up in flames as 1,000 firefighters struggled to contain the blaze
  • Around 2,000 people have been told to leave their homes, and a further 3,000 to prepare to do so as the wildfires ripped into Santa Rosa and St. Helena
  • California wildfires have scorched more than 3.7 million acres so far in 2020, far exceeding any single year

Source: Napa Valley’s Chateau Boswell winery destroyed by Glass Fire | Daily Mail Online

More people are leaving California than ever before due to wildfires, high costs, and politics | Daily Mail Online

More people are leaving California than arriving, driven out by worsening wildfires, power outages, the skyrocketing cost of living and politics.

  • More people are leaving California than arriving, driven out by worsening wildfires, power outages and the skyrocketing cost of living
  • In 2018 more than 86,000 people left California for Texas, nearly 70,000 left for Arizona and about 55,000 left for Washington 
  • Between 2007 and 2016, some 5million residents moved to California and 6million people moved out to other states 
  • According to a poll locals say they consider leaving due to the high cost of housing, heavy taxation, or political culture
  • Today more than two dozen fires are blazing, ripping through a record 3.1million acres of land and killing 22 people, the worse inferno in the state’s history 

Source: More people are leaving California than ever before due to wildfires, high costs, and politics | Daily Mail Online

2 Los Angeles County deputies are ‘fighting for their lives’ after being shot in Compton – CNN

The two officers were transported to a local hospital and are “both still fighting for their lives,” LASD says.

(CNN)Two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies were shot while in the city of Compton on Saturday night, according to the department’s official Twitter account.

“One male deputy and one female deputy were ambushed as they sat in their patrol vehicle,” the tweet read. “Both sustained multiple gunshot wounds and are in critical condition. They are both currently undergoing surgery. The suspect is still at large.”
Sheriff Alex Villanueva and Capt. Kent Wegener said during a briefing that the incident took place at 7 p.m. local time (10 p.m. ET). Wegener said the suspect approached from behind the deputies’ vehicle and walked along the passenger side of the car. He acted as if he was going to walk past the car, raised a pistol and shot multiple times hitting both deputies, Wegener said.

Source: 2 Los Angeles County deputies are ‘fighting for their lives’ after being shot in Compton – CNN

Los Angeles County hits 121 degrees during oppressive heatwave, a record | Fox News

The Los Angeles Police Department tweeted that the temperature reached 121 degrees at about 1:30 p.m. at the official recording site at Pierce College in the San Fernando Valley. The neighborhood looked like a ghost town and was still 100 degrees at 7:30 p.m.

High temperatures in the San Fernando Valley are not unusual during the late summer months, but the Labor Day weekend heatwave has prompted the California Independent System Operator to declare a Stage 2 Emergency.

Source: Los Angeles County hits 121 degrees during oppressive heatwave, a record | Fox News

Owners connected to downtown L.A. explosion face 300 charges – Los Angeles Times

The L.A. city attorney has filed more than 300 charges against the owners of four downtown buildings after a May 16 explosion burned 11 firefighters.

The Los Angeles city attorney on Friday filed more than 300 criminal charges against the owners and operators of four downtown buildings after a massive explosion in May shot a huge fireball into the air over downtown L.A. and left 11 firefighters severely burned.

Prosecutors allege the defendants illegally stored hazardous materials and endangered public health.

The criminal charges stem from an investigation of the May 16 explosion inside an East 3rd Street warehouse by the U.S. Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives as well as the Los Angeles Police Department and other agencies.

Source: Owners connected to downtown L.A. explosion face 300 charges – Los Angeles Times

Fire And Explosion In Downtown L.A. Leave 11 Firefighters Injured – Deadline

A massive fire broke out in downtown Los Angeles Saturday evening, touching off an explosion and leaving nearly a dozen firefighters injured.

“There was a significant explosion that caused a mayday report,” Los Angeles Fire Department Capt. Erik Scott said in a briefing carried live on Twitter. “This was upgraded to a major emergency category.”

Several firefighters suffered injuries while trying to bring the raging flames under control.

“Tragically, we have 11 firefighters with burn injuries,” Scott said. Their exact conditions were not known.

The fire was initially reported at 327 East Boyd St. just before 6:30 p.m. It started in a single-story commercial building, and quickly spread to other nearby structures.

Source: Fire And Explosion In Downtown L.A. Leave 11 Firefighters Injured – Deadline

Surfer dies in shark attack off California coast | WFLA

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, Calif. (KRON) — The person attacked by a shark on Saturday at a Santa Cruz County beach has died, according to authorities.

The 26-year-old man was surfing at Manresa State Beach when he was attacked.

California state park officials responded around 1:30 p.m. on Saturday. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Department.

The type of shark species that attacked the victim is unknown.

Officials say the shark attacked the victim within 100 yards of the shore.

Under Santa Cruz County’s current COVID-19 social distancing beach rules, between 11 a.m.-5 p.m. the only place beach-goers are permitted to be is in the water. The sand is off-limits, but surfers are allowed to traverse the sand to reach the ocean.

Source: Surfer dies in shark attack off California coast | WFLA

San Diego Synagogue Shooting: Multiple People Including Children Injured at Synagogue Chabad of Poway, Suspect in Custody

At least four people were injured, including children, following a shooting at a San Diego area synagogue, local authorities said.

The San Diego Sheriff’s Office said that a man is in custody and being question by investigators and they do not believe there are other suspects.

“We don’t believe there are any other suspects,” a spokesperson for San Diego police told The Daily Beast.

Source: San Diego Synagogue Shooting: Multiple People Including Children Injured at Synagogue Chabad of Poway, Suspect in Custody

Sunnyvale, California: Car rams into 8 people at intersection, possibly on purpose – CBS News

Car stopped when it hit tree, and driver was taken into custody

A car plowed into eight pedestrians at a Sunnyvale, California intersection Tuesday evening and it might have been intentional, authorities said. Some of those hit have serious injuries and all were brought to area hospitals, the city’s Department of Public Safety told CBS News.

Source: Sunnyvale, California: Car rams into 8 people at intersection, possibly on purpose – CBS News

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