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  • In pics | Resilient redwood forest a beacon of hope for California Apr 26, 2021 08:44 PM IST

    In pics | Resilient redwood forest a beacon of hope for California

    Eight months after a lightning siege ignited more than 650 wildfires in Northern California, the state’s oldest park — Big Basin Redwoods State Park - which was almost entirely ablaze — is doing what nature does best: recovering.

  • California’s Next Vaccine Eligibility Expansion Mar 26, 2021 10:54 PM IST

    California’s Next Vaccine Eligibility Expansion

    According to current estimates, state officials expect that California will be able to get 2.5 million doses per week in the first part of April — a number that will ramp up to more than 3 million by the second half. Currently, the state gets about 1.8 million doses per week. So far, some 15.7 million vaccine doses have been administered in California

  • COVID-19 | Over 400 Tesla workers tested positive after California plant reopened in May 2020: Report Mar 15, 2021 09:38 PM IST

    COVID-19 | Over 400 Tesla workers tested positive after California plant reopened in May 2020: Report

    Tesla was among the first auto companies in the United States who decided to reopen their manufacturing plants in the midst of the coronavirus scare.

  • A Year of Risk, Fear and Loss for Families in Medicine Mar 14, 2021 10:42 PM IST

    A Year of Risk, Fear and Loss for Families in Medicine

    The vaccine has eased fears about getting infected at work for those medical workers who have been inoculated, but some express deep concerns about the toll that working through a year of horrors has taken on their closest relatives.

  • What to Know About California’s COVID-19 Relief Mar 01, 2021 10:19 PM IST

    What to Know About California’s COVID-19 Relief

    Last week, the state crossed the bleak milestone of 50,000 deaths — more than any other state but far behind other states in deaths per capita. There have been an average of 5,761 cases per day over the past week, a decrease of 46% from the average two weeks earlier.

  • She Beat Cancer at 10, Now She’s Set to Be the Youngest American in Space Feb 22, 2021 10:08 PM IST

    She Beat Cancer at 10, Now She’s Set to Be the Youngest American in Space

    Hayley Arceneaux, a physician assistant at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, will be one of four people on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifting off from Florida. Scheduled to launch late this year, it is to be the first crewed mission to circle Earth in which no one on board is a professional astronaut.

  • 90,000 Packages Are Stolen in NYC Every Day, How One Building Fought Back Feb 21, 2021 10:42 PM IST

    90,000 Packages Are Stolen in NYC Every Day, How One Building Fought Back

    Veiled accusation set in motion a building-wide campaign to stop the petty theft afflicting the lobby of an unattended East Village walk-up, where the residents have lived since the 1990s.

  • How the Virus Has Made the State’s Housing Crisis Worse Feb 11, 2021 10:27 PM IST

    How the Virus Has Made the State’s Housing Crisis Worse

    With the virus still spreading and the job market on shaky ground, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill last month that extended the state’s eviction moratorium, which was scheduled to lapse this month, into the summer. The bill also allocated $2.6 billion in federal money to clear back rent, in hopes of allowing tenants who qualify to emerge with less debt.

  • US Navy veteran gets back wallet lost 53 years ago in Antarctica Feb 06, 2021 06:24 PM IST

    US Navy veteran gets back wallet lost 53 years ago in Antarctica

    Paul Grisham was sent to Antarctica for a 13-month assignment in the 1960s, as part of the "Operation Deep Freeze" spearheaded by the US Navy.

  • Mahatma Gandhi statue vandalised in United States Jan 30, 2021 02:58 PM IST

    Mahatma Gandhi statue vandalised in United States

    The statue of Gandhi, which was donated by the Indian government to the city of Davis, was installed by the city council four years ago amidst protests from anti-Gandhi and anti-India organisations.

  • What to know about California’s reopening, again Jan 26, 2021 10:44 PM IST

    What to know about California’s reopening, again

    It was an abrupt reversal by state public health officials, who said as recently as Sunday that their projections for intensive care unit capacity in the Bay Area, San Joaquin Valley and Southern California meant they were ineligible to exit the order.

  • For now, many mixed signals with the virus in California Jan 25, 2021 10:51 PM IST

    For now, many mixed signals with the virus in California

    While California’s overall case numbers have been on the decline, hospitals in Southern California are still overwhelmed, and experts worry that new variants of the virus — including one that researchers recently found in more than half of samples collected in Los Angeles — could threaten progress curbing COVID-19’s rampant spread.

  • Traveling with a purpose: For some, it’s a 2021 resolution Jan 22, 2021 10:14 PM IST

    Traveling with a purpose: For some, it’s a 2021 resolution

    The crises of 2020 — particularly the pandemic and the killings of Black Americans — have caused many travelers to rethink how and where to travel. Rather than taking luxury spa trips or sun-and-fun cruises, many are seeking to put more meaning into their future travels, either through a personal challenge like long-distance cycling, exploring their heritage or realizing a life goal such as visiting all 50 states.

  • Disneyland to become mass vaccination site in Orange County, California Jan 12, 2021 01:45 PM IST

    Disneyland to become mass vaccination site in Orange County, California

    Disneyland will be the first Super Point-of-Dispensing (POD) sites in the county and become operational later this week, the district officials said in a statement.

  • COVID-19 update | A stark divide in California’s surge Jan 11, 2021 11:02 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | A stark divide in California’s surge

    California is having two distinct pandemics, north and south. By nearly every metric — hospitalizations, cases per capita and deaths — the pandemic is much worse in Southern California.

  • Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch sold to billionaire Ron Burkle Dec 25, 2020 02:56 PM IST

    Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch sold to billionaire Ron Burkle

    In addition to a 12,500 square-foot main residence and a 3,700 square-foot pool house, the property boasts a separate building with a 50-seat movie theater and a dance studio.

  • Amid resistance, California imposes strict stay-at-home orders Dec 07, 2020 07:36 PM IST

    Amid resistance, California imposes strict stay-at-home orders

    Governor Gavin Newsom's order was triggered in areas where fewer than 15 percent of intensive care hospital beds were available, affecting more than 23 million people in Southern California.

  • Disney to lay off 4,000 more at California, Florida parks Nov 27, 2020 10:16 PM IST

    Disney to lay off 4,000 more at California, Florida parks

    The announcement by the company was made in a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing earlier this week, saying 32,000 employees will be terminated in the first half of fiscal year 2021, which began last month.

  • Coronavirus surge engulfs the US, Texas at 1 million cases, California nears Nov 12, 2020 07:13 PM IST

    Coronavirus surge engulfs the US, Texas at 1 million cases, California nears

    Texas, the second-most populous state, has recorded 1.02 million coronavirus cases and over 19,000 deaths since the outbreak began in early March, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. California, the most populous state, has logged more than 995,000 cases.

  • California wildfires burn 4 million acres this year, double previous record Oct 05, 2020 11:51 AM IST

    California wildfires burn 4 million acres this year, double previous record

    California's previous record burn area was nearly 2 million acres in 2018 when the state had its most deadly and destructive wildfire that killed at least 85 civilians.

  • California wildfires turn beloved Napa wine spots to ash Oct 02, 2020 04:22 PM IST

    California wildfires turn beloved Napa wine spots to ash

    The Silverado Trail has long been a place of dreams for Napa Valley wine lovers as it winds gently through vineyards and on to Calistoga.

  • In pics | Fueled by dry winds, fire rages in California wine country Sep 30, 2020 08:30 PM IST

    In pics | Fueled by dry winds, fire rages in California wine country

    The dramatic images are a testament to the fierceness of the fire and the determination of the firefighters: a bright red streak in the sky marks the spot where an air tanker dropped fire retardant; an inn engulfed in flames lights up the sky; embers fly off a tree in a scene reminiscent of fireworks; a tired firefighter rubs his face as he leans against a fire truck.

  • What’s next? Devastating fires are latest challenge in West Sep 13, 2020 01:50 PM IST

    What’s next? Devastating fires are latest challenge in West

    It’s an ominous harbinger of fall for the region that was the first to be hit hard by the coronavirus and where the cries for social justice have rung especially loud this summer with protests in Portland for more than 100 days.

  • In pics | A look at why the California wildfires are a sign of climate change Aug 25, 2020 03:33 PM IST

    In pics | A look at why the California wildfires are a sign of climate change

    Many scientists see California wildfires as a sign of climate change

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