Archive for the ‘California’ Category
Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2015-04-10
A 44-year-old woman fatally shot by a gunman who opened fire in front of her 12-year-old son apparently was unknown to the shooter, only having laughed at him when driving by just prior to her death, authorities said Thursday. Denise Chiffon Berry, 44, was killed in a Hawthorne shooting April 1, 2015. (Credit: DMV) The woman had stopped beside a police officer to say she thought she was being followed when the gunman got out of a Cadillac and fired into her Mercedes-Benz, striking her and her son, in Hawthorne Wednesday afternoon. The officer returned fire, killing the shooter. lovelyti2013
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Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2015-04-06
As California’s record drought continues, Gov. Jerry Brown has ordered residents and non-agricultural businesses to cut water use by 25 percent in the first mandatory statewide reduction in the state’s history. One group not facing restrictions under the new rules is big agriculture, which uses about 80 percent of California’s water. The group Food & Water Watch California has criticized Brown for not capping water usage by oil extraction industries and corporate farms, which grow water-intensive crops such as almonds and pistachios, most of which are exported out of state and overseas. Studies show the current drought, which has intensified over the past four years, is the worst California has seen in at least 120 years. Some suggest it is the region’s worst drought in more than a thousand years. This comes after California witnessed the warmest winter on record. We speak with environmental reporter Mark Hertsgaard, author of the book, “Hot: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth.” Democracy Now!
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Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2015-03-03
An altercation with police led to tragedy this past Sunday in Los Angeles.
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Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2015-02-19
An explosion at an ExxonMobil refinery in Torrance, California caused a gas leak and small fire at the gasoline processing unit shortly before 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday. Four workers were injured and the explosion shattered the windows of surrounding buildings. The California Department of Industrial Relations has opened an investigation into the explosion to determine the cause of the blast. Until then, ExxonMobil is not allowed to operate the refinery’s fluid catalytic cracking unit. According to Oil Price Information Service, a trade publication, an unidentified source reports that the refinery’s electrostatic participator exploded as workers were doing maintenance on the fluid catalytic cracking unit next to it. A small ground fire was ignited after the explosion, but was quickly extinguished by firefighters. A gasoline leak also prompted the refinery to activate the flare towers in order to burn off fuel. The towers shot flames hundreds of feet into the air while creating extremely black smoke. The explosion caused the ground to shake so hard that a nearby seismometer at Caltech registered the explosion as a 1.7-magnitude earthquake. Torrance Mayor Patrick Furey has suggested that nearby residents stay indoors, turn off their air conditioners and keep the windows closed.
Published: February 19, 2015
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Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2015-02-19
Tammy Meyers, a 44-year-old mother of four, was shot in the head last Thursday night outside her Las Vegas home, and authorities are asking for the publicâ€™s help in locating the alleged gunman. Meyers was critically injured following what authorities have called a road rage incident; on Saturday, two days after she was shot, Meyers died after her family decided to end her life support.
Published Feb 19, 2015
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Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2015-02-10
A suspect is in custody after video shows him appearing to lead police on a wild car chase around Los Angeles, California, on Monday and attempting to carjack a woman at gunpoint.According to CNN affiliate KCAL, police responded to a call of a stolen vehicle and the male suspect was traveling 50-60 mph on local streets. He crashed into several vehicles. He appeared to point a gun at a driver, and he made it onto the 710 Freeway in east Los Angeles.
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Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2015-02-06
The Science Behind Santa Ana Winds The Santa Ana winds are sweeping through Southern California. We take a look at how wind can be strong enough to cause serious damage.
Source: The Weather Channel
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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 Vice.com 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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Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2014-12-12
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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Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2014-11-27
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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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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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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Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2014-09-16
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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Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2014-09-15
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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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.
Posted in California, Earthquakes | Tagged: 6.0-magnitude earthquake, California, California Earthquake: No Early Warning System, chile, David Oppenheimer, Deborah Kan, early warning system, earthquake, Japan, San Francisco Bay Area, U.S. Geological Survey, Wall Street Journal Napa residents, WSJ | Leave a Comment »