Record-Breaking Fires; Ominous Bay Area Skies: Top CA Stories


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CALIFORNIA – It was another busy news week across California. Missed the headlines on Patch?

Whether you’re looking for breaking or bizarre news, or sweet or silly features, we’ve rounded up some of the most share-worthy stories from the past week.

Take a look at some of this week’s top news stories from across the state.

As California’s searing heat wave began to subside, high winds of up to 50 mph arrived to replace the swelter, posing a major fire concern.

SEE: Ominous Bay Area Skies Darkened By Smoke Amid Wildfires

“If you told me that I was actually in hell right now, I would believe you.”

How Long Will The Bay Area’s Smoky Skies Linger?

Dreary, yellow-tinged skies and poor air quality continue to affect the Bay Area. Don’t expect that to change this week, officials say.

14 Trapped Firefighters Injured Battling Dolan Fire

Three firefighters were air lifted to Community Regional Hospital in Fresno by Life Flight.

Public Safety Power Shutoff: PG&E Cuts Electricity In 22 Counties

PG&E cut power Monday night but the East Bay, both Contra Costa and Alameda counties, are not affected.

5 CA Counties Allowed To Resume Indoor Dining, Gyms, Worship

Despite the good news, Gov. Gavin Newsom warned that cases may climb after the three-day weekend.

San Francisco Hair Salon In Nancy Pelosi Flap Closes Permanently

The set-to over Pelosi’s hair blowout was labeled a setup, and now the salon owner is fed up and has shut down, according to a report.

Man Accused Of Pointing Rifle At Pro-Trump Caravan Arrested

A 28-year-old man is accused of pointing a rifle at a pro-Trump caravan the day after a member of a similar caravan was killed in Oregon.

LA Schools To Stay Closed Until At Least November

LA schools are taking it slow. Long Beach schools will stay closed through winter. And some Orange and San Diego schools already reopened.

$20M Lotto Ticket Bought In Bay Area

The lucky ticket was purchased for Saturday’s drawing.

Forbes 400: Elon Musk Climbs Into Top 10

The founder of Tesla and SpaceX is now worth $68 billion, according to an estimate by Forbes.

Uber Vows To Switch To 100% Electric Vehicles By 2030

The platform launched “Uber Green” in 15 cities in the U.S. and Canada and will begin imposing a higher ride fee for electric vehicle trips.

Beverly Hills Student Tracks Near-Earth Asteroid

Nick Walker of Beverly Hills High School helped determine the location and orbit of a nearby asteroid.

Gucci Heiress Alleges Decades Of Sexual Abuse

Alexandra Zarini, granddaughter of the Gucci founder, says her stepfather molested her for years and her family did nothing to stop him.

‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’ Coming To A Close

On Tuesday, the Kardashian-Jenner family issued a statement confirming that hit show will end next year.

California Coastal Cleanup Expands To All Saturdays In September

This year’s environmental effort looks a little different for 2020 due to COVID-19, but opportunities to pitch in still abound.

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