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Diesel truck soot likely sparked major California wildfire

Diesel truck soot likely sparked major California wildfireA California wildfire raging through dry brush and timber east of Los Angeles, forcing thousands of people from their homes, was likely sparked by burning soot from the exhaust of a diesel truck, investigators said on Monday. The blaze, dubbed the Apple Fire, has scorched more than 26,000 acres (10,500 hectares) since erupting last Friday in the Riverside County community of Cherry Valley, about 70 miles (120 km) east of Los Angeles, and was only 5% contained as of Monday, fire officials said. The fire posed an immediate threat to some 2,400 homes, prompting mandatory weekend evacuations of some 7,800 residents, said Fernando Herrera, a Riverside County Fire Department captain and spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CalFire).



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California governor issues order allowing state to commandeer hotels if needed to treat coronavirus patients

California governor issues order allowing state to commandeer hotels if needed to treat coronavirus patientsCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) issued an executive order on Thursday addressing the coronavirus pandemic, saying his goal is to "fully implement these procedures and protocols to slow down the spread, to get through a peak, and to get through the next few months, so we don't overwhelm our health care delivery system."His executive order allows the state to take over hotels and medical facilities if necessary to treat coronavirus patients, and also gives government officials the ability to hold private teleconferences without violating open meeting laws.In California, 198 people have tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus, Newsom said, a 10 percent increase from Wednesday. Earlier in the day, he called for the statewide cancellation of all gatherings of 250 or more people.More stories from theweek.com Trump just gave the worst speech of his presidency Why Trump fears Biden Trump says he doesn't 'take responsibility at all' for lack of coronavirus testing



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California governor issues order allowing state to commandeer hotels if needed to treat coronavirus patients

California governor issues order allowing state to commandeer hotels if needed to treat coronavirus patientsCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) issued an executive order on Thursday addressing the coronavirus pandemic, saying his goal is to "fully implement these procedures and protocols to slow down the spread, to get through a peak, and to get through the next few months, so we don't overwhelm our health care delivery system."His executive order allows the state to take over hotels and medical facilities if necessary to treat coronavirus patients, and also gives government officials the ability to hold private teleconferences without violating open meeting laws.In California, 198 people have tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus, Newsom said, a 10 percent increase from Wednesday. Earlier in the day, he called for the statewide cancellation of all gatherings of 250 or more people.More stories from theweek.com Trump just gave the worst speech of his presidency Why Trump fears Biden Trump says he doesn't 'take responsibility at all' for lack of coronavirus testing



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In California: Closed, canceled and possible state takeovers in a time of coronavirus

In California: Closed, canceled and possible state takeovers in a time of coronavirusDisneyland, March Madness, NHL, NBA: canceled. And Gov. Gavin Newsom follows up a public health directive that events over 250 people should be canceled or postponed with an executive order that allows the state to take over private assets for coronavirus treatment. But the Razzies must go on.



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