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“Drought in the Golden State: California Soul (Trailer)

Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2015-01-27

California is in the middle of the worst drought it’s seen in nearly 500 years. We’re heading out to the driest towns to see just how screwed we really are and what people are doing to carry on. California tends to be thought of as a home to movie stars, cults, gangs, hippies, and bronzed beach babes. But beyond the facade of Hollywood, some darker issues loom over Tinsel Town. VICE will delve into some of the Sunshine State’s seedier stories, as well as explore the oddest sub­cultures, practices, problems, and pseudo­legal operations in the state. The new series CALIFORNIA SOUL takes us into these bizarre worlds, painting a realistic picture of the glamorously strange side of California. Source: Vice

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“Raw: California in the Midst of Damaging Storm”

Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2014-12-12

Associated Press
Published on Dec 11, 2014

Strong gales and sheets of rain that knocked out electricity, flooded freeways and toppled trees in Northern California churned Thursday to a slide-prone Southern California bracing for its own beating. (Dec. 11)

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Students take a stand to topple teacher tenure

Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2014-11-27

PBS NewsHour

Students take a stand to topple teacher tenureA 2012 legal case brought by nine public school students in California, who argued the state’s teacher tenure laws denied their right to a quality education, ended a few months ago after a judge declared the laws unconstitutional. Shortly after the ruling, legal action regarding teacher tenure laws began in another state, with parents in New York filing a similar lawsuit.

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California river running dry

Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2014-10-23

Al Jazeera English

When you think of the world’s great rivers, you’ll probably think of the likes of the Nile or the Amazon. And in north America, the mighty Mississippi. But on the other side of the US, another great river, the San Joaquin is in a much more precarious position. It’s America’s most endangered river, with farmers blamed for causing the crisis. Al Jazeera’s Jennifer London reports along the San Joaquin River.

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9/21/2014 — Glacier breaks off Mt. Shasta Volcano in North California – Lahar mud flow

Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2014-09-22


Glacier breaks off Mount Shasta Volcano in North California — Lahar mud flow

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September 21, 2014

A lahar mud flow occurred from the Southeast flank of Mt. Shasta in Northern California.

The professionals are vexed at the moment, however I have a suspicion that some will soon realize this is related to volcanic / seismic activity in the region.

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Hurricane Odile Slams Mexico’s Baja California

Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2014-09-16

Associated Press

Hurricane Odile blazed a trail of destruction through Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula that leveled everything from ramshackle homes to big box stores and luxury hotels, leaving roads and entire neighborhoods as disaster zones Monday. (Sept. 15)

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Fires Forcing Evacuations in California

Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2014-09-15

Associated Press

Two fires are forcing hundreds of people to evacuate their homes in California. A separate fire has burned at least one and a half square miles in Oregon. (Sept. 15)

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California Earthquake: No Early Warning System

Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2014-08-25

Wall Street Journal

Napa residents weren’t warned of the recent 6.0-magnitude earthquake because the state doesn’t have an early warning system like ones found in Japan and Chile. The WSJ’s Deborah Kan speaks to David Oppenheimer of the U.S. Geological Survey about the latest quake to strike the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Raw: 6.0 Earthquake Shakes California’s Bay Area

Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2014-08-24

Associated Press

A large earthquake rolled through California’s northern Bay Area early Sunday, damaging some buildings, knocking out power to thousands and sending residents running out of their homes in the darkness. (Aug. 24)

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Raw: California Mudslide Strands Thousands

Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2014-08-05

Thunderstorms that swept across Southern California on Sunday led to the death of one person and caused mountain mudslides that stranded more than 2,000 people, authorities said. (Aug. 4)

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“Northern California Wildfire Forces Evacuation Of Hundreds Of Homes”

Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2014-07-27

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“Border Patrol Harassing People Far From Border, Just Ask Snoop Dog & Willy Nelson”

Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2014-07-26

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“Calif. Police Investigate Peacock Shooting Death”

Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2014-07-25

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“Mexico Border Crisis: National Guard Deployed to Texas Border”

Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2014-07-22

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“Candidate: Six Californias is ‘absolutely madness'”

Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2014-07-22

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