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Riverside County wildfire poses no threat to Coachella music festival

A wildfire in a Coachella palm grove spread to 10 acres Sunday morning but posed no threat to the music and arts festival underway in nearby Indio, a spokeswoman for the Riverside County Fire Department said. “This poses no threat to Coachella,” public information officer Jody Hagemann said. The...

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  • Trump approves disaster funds for Thomas fire victims

    Trump approves disaster funds for Thomas fire victims

    President Trump on Tuesday declared that a major natural disaster exists in California and ordered federal assistance to help local agencies in recovery efforts in areas affected by the Thomas fire, which started Dec. 4 and is still burning. The declaration means federal funds will be available...

  • California's largest ever fire was a force that could not be stopped

    California's largest ever fire was a force that could not be stopped

    The fire left the mountains ghostly gray, vast slopes frozen still but for dust devils wandering the ash. Fire crews were conducting a last big operation in the high country, burning a ridge above Hartman Ranch to keep the main fire from mushrooming into a road-less wilderness where condors soar....

  • Light winds, smoldering brush spark flare up within Thomas fire burn area

    Light winds, smoldering brush spark flare up within Thomas fire burn area

    California’s biggest fire on record refuses to die. On Friday morning, a smoldering area of the Thomas fire came back to life when light winds ignited a patch of unburned vegetation, sending plumes of smoke into the air over Santa Barbara, according to U.S. Forest Service public information officer...

  • Brush fire scorches 13 acres in Sunland-Tujunga area

    Brush fire scorches 13 acres in Sunland-Tujunga area

    A brush fire broke out Thursday night in the Sunland-Tujunga area. The fire scorched 13 acres and no evacuations were ordered for homes situated along the hillsides.

  • Today: Know These Laws Before You Go Into 2018

    Today: Know These Laws Before You Go Into 2018

    We sorted through hundreds of California’s new laws so you don’t have to. TOP STORIES Know These Laws Before You Go Into 2018 New rules for hiring employees — and for jaywalking. Another annual vehicle fee, this time for road repairs. Legal recreational pot. Californians will face hundreds of new...

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