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Airbnb to ban party houses in wake of Halloween shooting in California

Airbnbs CEO said the company must do better after five people were killed at a party in San Francisco Airbnbs chief executive has said the company will ban party houses following a November 2, 2019 The four-bedroom home had been rented on Airbnb by a woman who told the owner her dozen family members had asthma and needed to escape smoke from a wildfire, a person with knowledge of the transaction told the Associated Press. A fire burning in Sonoma County about 97km (60 miles) north of Orinda earlier in…

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California Residents Will Get Cell Phone Alerts Seconds Before Earthquakes

A new earthquake warning system unveiled Thursday will send an alert to all cell phones in California up to 20 seconds before the ground starts to shake. The statewide early warning system, the first of its kind in the country, is designed to provide residents with the precious seconds needed to find cover. The alerts will be made through the states wireless emergency system, which is also used to send out Amber Alerts. An app known as MyShake has also been made available for those in California without cell phone…

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Governor says California could take over PG&E after wildfires linked to utility

Maria fire near Los Angeles remains tough to tackle as red flag warning extended to 6pm Saturday California could take public ownership of Pacific Gas & Electric, the states largest utility which has been blamed over a series of deadly fires, Governor Gavin Newsom said. PG&E filed for bankruptcy protection in January, in the wake of billions of dollars of claims related to wildfires. The company has recently cut off the power to thousands of households in a largely unsuccessful attempt to prevent fires that have again wracked the northern…

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Rare Tornado in California

I live in California and people always say that we cannot have tornadoes here. My children and I were at church and my children said mom there was a tornado outside, so I picked up my phone and started videoing this enormous tornado of dirt going through the field. My children were concerned the tornado was going to hit their friend’s house. It continued for a long time. More Read more: https://viralviralvideos.com/2019/10/04/rare-tornado-in-california/

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Ronald Lee Haskell Sentenced to Death for Executing Ex-Wifes Family

A California man sentenced to death in a Texas court on Friday. Ronald Lee Haskell, 39, was was seeking revenge against anyone who helped his ex-wife, Melannie Lyon, after their bitter divorce when he drove from California to Texas to carry out the execution. [Haskell] is a manipulator, he is a liar, he wont change, and quite frankly, he doesnt want to change, Harris County Assistant District Attorney Samantha Knecht put her head down and cried in thecourtrooms front rowas his sentence was read. Stay previously told jurors she played…

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California: July earthquake caused fault to move for first time on record

Ruptures in Ridgecrest sequence ended a few miles from the Garlock fault, which is slowly creeping, says study The for the first time on record, researchers said on Thursday. Ruptures in the study released in the journal Science. Its surprising, Zachary Ross, assistant professor of geophysics at Caltech and lead author of the paper, said. In California, weve been monitoring earthquakes for a long time. We think we have a pretty good sense of what typical behavior is over long timescales and then when something happens thats anomalous, that obviously…

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How e-cigarettes went from celebrity accessory to product non grata

Several states have enacted a ban on sales of vaping products amid more than 800 reports of lung injuries nationwide Up until a month ago, it sometimes seemed like everybody vaped, from everybody is trying to quit. Amid reports of at least New York, Michigan and everyone to refrain from vaping and the governor launching a a federal flavored e-cigarette ban. Theyve been touted as safer than cigarettes, even to the extreme of being safe, period, said John Maa, a past president of the San Francisco Marin Medical Society. But…

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The blockbuster that wasn’t: inside an alleged $14m scam to make the next Netflix hit

A California man was charged with fraud after securing millions in funding and using most of the money on himself, prosecutors say On paper, Legends looked like a box-office hit. Adam Joiner billed his movie as an anachronistic mash-up of legendary 19th-century American figures, a steampunk Avengers tailor-made to satiate the ever-expanding appetite for big-ticket, fantasy-action pictures. With Endgame, the latest Avengers installment, Game of Thrones or the recently Disney-fied Star Wars universe have inspired an undeniable gold rush for premium content so much so that the genre has, in…

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4 People Dead, 29 Missing in California Boat Fire

Source: Ventura County Fire Department via AP Los Angeles (AP) — The Latest on a dive boat on fire off the coast of California (all times local): 1:15 p.m. The boat with 33 passengers aboard that burned while anchored close to shore of one of Southern California's Channel Islands had no recent safety violations. The Santa Barbara-based Conception was carrying recreational scuba divers and caught fire early Monday. Five crew members jumped to safety but all 33 passengers were missing. Four bodies were later recovered and the search for others…

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I Experienced Porns Sexual Harassment Problem Firsthand. It Must Be Stopped.

I watched as he locked the door, a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach. We were in his office, which doubled as a makeshift dressing room, and Id just changed into the outfit hed requesteda yellow crop top with jean-short cut-offs, white cotton panties, and no bra. Id been hired to film a became normalized. If a stranger slapped my ass on set or pulled my shirt up to tweak my nipples, I learned to accept it as common on-set behavior, as complaining about it

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WeWork CEO Adam Neumann has reportedly cashed out of over $700 million ahead of its IPO

Adam Neumann, the co-founder and chief executive of the international real estate co-working startup WeWork has reportedly cashed out of more than $700 million from his company ahead of its initial public offering. The size and timing of the payouts, made through a mix of stock sales and loans secured by his equity in the company, is unusual, considering that founders typically wait until after a company holds its public offering to liquidate their holdings. Despite the loans and sales of stock, first reported by The Wall Street Journal, Neumann remains…

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Four dead after gunman goes on 12-hour ‘violent spree’ in Los Angeles

Police have arrested suspect who fatally shot his father, brother and two others in the San Fernando Valley A man shot and killed his father, brother and two others on Thursday during a 12-hour rampage in Los Angeles San Fernando Valley, eluding an intense manhunt until plainclothes officers arrested him soon after he gunned down a city bus passenger, authorities said. Police said they did not know what had motivated the suspect, identified as Gerry Zaragoza, 26, in the attacks. It is obviously an individual that went on a violent…

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A school’s mural removal: should kids be shielded from brutal US history?

Every day at a San Francisco high school, students pass artwork depicting slavery and violence against Native Americans Depending on whom you ask, a 1,600-sq-ft art installation at George Washington high school in San Francisco is either an unflinching look at American history, a stark depiction of violence against oppressed minorities or both. In New Deal-era murals spanning the staircase and lobby, the Russian emigre Victor Arnautoff depicted Washington in 13 scenes. Two in particular have generated student complaints for more than 50 years, and in April, an ad hoc…

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San Francisco politicians champion civil liberties – but back police raid on journalist

After authorities seize reporters notes, Democratic leaders say they support the raid and decline to address press freedom concerns San Francisco politicians pride themselves on defending civil liberties in the face of unprecedented attacks by the White House. But when a Donald Trump-style crackdown on citizens rights took place in their own backyard, the citys Democratic leaders had a different kind of response. They supported it. San Francisco police (SFPD) uncover a police leak to the reporter. The states newspapers, along with first amendment advocates across the US, have decried…

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More than 900 quarantined amid measles fears at Los Angeles universities

Students and faculty at two schools have been exposed as number of US measles cases hits 25-year high More than 900 students and staff members at two Los Angeles universities were quarantined on campus or sent home this week in one of the most sweeping efforts yet by public health authorities to contain the spread of measles in the US, where cases have reached a 25-year high. By Friday afternoon, two days after Los Angeles county ordered the precautions, about 200 of those affected had been cleared to return after…

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