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California making new rules to fix cell phone failures by summer California regulators pledged this week to create new rules for a stronger communications network by the summer, determined to fix failures that left millions without phone or internet service as blackouts proliferated and wildfires burned last year.

Birds in California's desert are dying Maintaining groundwater and habitat which support so much birdlife is harder to do in a landscape that is hotter and drier. These networks of habitat and water that run under and across our desert are essential to stop the loss of bird species diversity.

Walmart asks court to reconsider jury award to drivers in California Has asked a federal appeals court to reconsider an appellate panel's ruling that awarded $54.6 million to a class of former California truck drivers for time spent mostly on 10-hour layovers between trips. The company said faulty guidance from a lower court influenced the award.

California bill would make utilities pay some blackout costs Californians left in the dark by electric companies that shut off their power to prevent wildfires could get paid for things such as lost wages or spoiled food under a bill being considered in the Legislature.

California restaurants' climate change 'surcharge' could quickly raise $10M, group says The new group provides funding to food growers needed to create healthy soil and foster a renewable and efficient food system, according to its mission statement.

10-year-old shot in drive-by outside California school - A 10-year-old girlon a playground was shot by a stray bullet in a drive-by shooting outside a Southern California elementary school, authorities said Thursday. Oxnard police said on Twitter the girl was struck Thursday morning during a car-to-car shooting outside McAuliffe Elementary School in the coastal city.

Student Shot, Wounded Near Oxnard Elementary School The student was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. There was no word regarding the exact proximity of the alleged shooting to the school, the nature of it or the victim's age or gender. It was also unclear if a suspect or motive had been identified.

Democrats focus Day 2 of trial on Trump’s ‘dangerous’ abuse Pressing through a second day of impeachment arguments, House Democrats scoffed at President Donald Trump's claims that he had good reasons for pressuring Ukraine to investigate his political foes. It was Trump who engaged in a shocking abuse of power, not former Vice President Joe Biden or other Trump foes, said Rep.

'Oh No! Awful Poster': Hospital Sign About Using Phones Around Babies Divides Parents I was in SCBU with a five day old and my phone was a lifeline. I was isolated and frightened and my phone meant I could stay in touch with people and read up on what had happened to us," Daisy lots of Daisies wrote. But others tweeted support for the poster.

California Has Double The Organic Farms Of Any Other State, But Expansion Is Slowing She believes there are two possible reasons. "I think the first factor is a general overall trend to consolidation," Damewood said. "So, less people growing more and taking more of the market share." Damewood said supply is also closer to catching demand than it was in 2012, with some of that produce rotating seasonally out of Arizona and Mexico.

Skelton: California Senate head showed leadership in saving housing bill State Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins showed a textbook example of how it's done last week when she rescued from certain death the year's most important housing bill. She reached into the Senate Appropriations Committee, where the legislation had been bottled up by its chairman - Sen.

Hate Crimes In LA Spiked In 2019, Report Finds There were 322 hate crimes reported in 2019, up from 292 the year before, according to new numbers from the L.A. Police Department. The LAPD unveiled the new statistics during an L.A. City Council Public Safety Committee meeting. In 2016, there were 229 hate crimes investigated by the LAPD, and 254 in 2017.

Jim Lehrer, legendary PBS NewsHour anchor, has died at age 85 Over a career that spanned 50 years, Lehrer moderated a total of 12 presidential debates, more than anyone in history, including all the ones held in 1996 and 2000. He also wrote 20 novels, three memoirs and several plays and earned dozens of journalism awards and honorary degrees.

Terry Steele to perform at Humphrey's Backstage Live SAN DIEGO - Two-time Grammy nominated singer and songwriter Terry Steele stopped by Good Morning San Diego to perform live! You can see Terry Steele premiere his show, "Here and Now: A Tribute to Luther Vandross" this Sunday, January 26th at 6:30 p.m.

Dog With 'Wonky' Face Finds Forever Home After Initial Owner Returned Him Brodie was adopted as a puppy but was returned to the Old MacDonald Kennels in rural Alberta, Canada, after just five months, The owner complained he was "too hyper." The shelter said they received hundreds of adoption requests for the "wonky" dog but ultimately decided Amanda Richter, 30, and boyfriend Brad Ames, 23, were the perfect fit.

Puppy Who Got Head Stuck In Old Tire Rescued By Firefighters In Coachella The puppy, a 3-month-old Australian cattle dog, had gotten her head stuck in the metal wheel disc of an old tire Wednesday, prompting a call to the Riverside County Department of Animal Services.

This Bay Area food bank is still feeding Camp Fire survivors More than a year after the deadliest fire in California's history, the Contra Costa and Solano County Food Bank is still regularly helping local food banks and survivors affected by the blaze, organizers say, and plans to continue the resource-heavy effort as long as there is a need.

Thrifty Thursday - Winter and Snow Apparel SAN DIEGO – Planning a trip to the slopes? Goodwill is the perfect place to find warm clothes at a great price! For more information, visit Categories: Good Morning San Diego, In Studio Guests.

Review Bios put spotlight on director Lumet, actor McKellen "Sidney Lumet: A Life" by Maura Spiegel; "Ian McKellen: A Biography" by Garry O'Connor. New biographies of director Sidney Lumet and actor Ian McKellen shed welcome if uneven light on their stellar careers in theater, film and television while exploring events that shaped their desire to entertain and challenge audiences.

Ballot Measure Could Legalize Sports Betting In California Sonora, CA - A group of Native American tribes is proposing a California ballot measure for the November General Election to legalize sports betting. Specifically, it would allow federally recognized Native American Tribes to operate sports betting, in addition to roulette and dice games.

Oklahoma governor orders ban on state travel to California Kevin Stitt on Thursday banned state-funded travel to California in response to a similar ban California placed on travel to the Sooner State.

California Explores Gaming Power Usage The misperception that computer gaming is conducted only at the “fringe” of society has dampened curiosity about their role in energy use. - A Plug-Loads Game Changer: Computer Gaming Energy Efficie…

Man's body found in manure pile at Northern California dairy farm GALT - A man's body was found in a pile of manure at a dairy farm in Northern California and authorities are investigating the discovery as a suspicious death, authorities said.

Dems' impeachment challenge: Making a case with no new facts The third day of President Trump's impeachment trial. The third day of President Trump's impeachment trial begins.House managers continue to present case. Posted by KUSI News on Thursday, January 23, 2020.

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