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2 hrs ago | The Lebanon Daily News
The U.S. Geological Survey reported a magnitude 3.5 quake struck Sunday at 1:17 p.m. PDT about six miles south of Covelo in Mendocino County. The epicenter was about 120 miles from west of Sacramento.
5 hrs ago | The Union
A wildfire has grown to 25 acres along Dog Bar Road in South County, near Wolf Creek and Tiger Tail roads, threatening multiple structures. Heavy smoke from the fire along Dog Bar Road in South County can be seen from the waters of Rollins Lake.
9 hrs ago | Monterey County Herald
The San Jose Mercury News reports that rangers with the Midpeninsula Open Space District descended on Lupin Lodge near Los Gatos on Thursday, saying the clothing-optional resort was illegally taking water from a nearby upstream waterfall. The resort's owners say they are entitled to use the waterfall, which they need to keep their water tank full in case of a fire and to top off their pool for both skinny-dipping and as a backup water source for a fire.
11 hrs ago | Star Tribune
A wildfire in Northern California destroyed two homes while a much larger blaze proved stubborn amid high temperatures and dry brush in Southern California. The Northern California blaze broke out shortly after 2 p.m. in the Sierra Nevada foothills about halfway between Sacramento and Reno and grew to 250 acres, destroying two homes and three outbuildings, said Daniel Berlant, spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
The Southland heat wave is showing no signs of easing up, with three-to-five degree increases forecast for today, according to the National Weather Service. An upper-level ridge of high pressure will build over the area, resulting in an extended period of heat for the region, which combined with rising humidity and dry conditions will result in elevated fire danger and an increased risk of heat-related illnesses, according to the National Weather Service.
According to her spokeswoman, entertainer Pia Zadora is resting comfortably at a Las Vegas hospital with serious injuries after a fall from a golf cart near her home. According to her spokeswoman, entertainer Pia Zadora is resting comfortably at a Las Vegas hospital with serious injuries after a fall from a golf cart near her home.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Odile's maximum sustained winds had increased to 80 by late Saturday morning. Its centre was about 505 miles south-southeast of the southern tip of Baja California and moving to the northwest at 6 mph .
Helicopters drop water on a wildfire burning near a home in Silverado Canyon in eastern Orange County on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014.
9, 2014, a Least Sandpiper forages for food in a rice field near Knights Landing, Calif. . In this photo taken Tuesday, Sept.
Military specialists blew up dikes in central Pakistan to divert swollen rivers and save cities from raging floods that have killed hundreds of people, authorities said Saturday, as officials stepped up efforts in India's part of Kashmir to prevent the spread of water-borne diseases there. In Pakistan, the breaches at the overflowing Chenab River were performed overnight as floodwaters reached Multan, a city famous for its Sufi saints.
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Water-dropping aircraft were hitting a brush fire that broke out in the hills above Corona on Friday, just as a multiday heat wave was starting to take hold. The fire, reported shortly before 11 a.m. near Silverado Canyon, had grown to 50 acres as of 11:25 a.m. It was burning toward Cleveland National Forest as a water-dropping helicopter made multiple drops, officials said.
The second of two solar storms, in the form of a coronal mass ejection from a solar flare, hit Earth as predicted midday Friday. Second solar storm hits Earth, auroras expected tonight The second of two solar storms, in the form of a coronal mass ejection from a solar flare, hit Earth as predicted midday Friday.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says the fifth named tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season has sustained winds of 40 mph and was centered about 1,000 miles west of the Cape Verde Islands. No coastal warnings or watches are in effect.
The unprecedented spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa may be pushing the world towards a viral disaster, a commentary published in Friday's New York Times suggests. The article reveals that experts are worried ongoing transmission of the virus through people runs the risk of giving rise to mutations that will allow Ebola to spread through the air, like some of the world's most contagious viruses.
President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster in Northern California because of the Napa Valley earthquake, releasing emergency federal funding for the state. The magnitude-6.0 quake struck in the state's famed wine country on Aug. 24. A 65-year-old woman died Wednesday from injuries during the quake.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 04:23 pm
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