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Government wants to take blighted property neglected after L.A. riots; owner objects 23.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Ever since the 1992 riots, there have been promises but not changes at the corner of Vermont and Manchester avenues.

Property owner Eli Sasson has over the years proposed a shopping center, a housing development and an entertainment complex for a vacant lot the size of three football fields in...

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Skipper Island Fire on Western Slope, likely started by campfire, now fully contained 21.4.2018 Denver Post: Local
A Western Slope wildfire, which forced a closure of a section of Interstate 70, has been fully contained.
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1 wounded in Florida school shooting; suspect in custody 20.4.2018 AP National
FORT LAUDERDALE , Fla. (AP) -- Panic and fear gripped another Florida school Friday when a gunman opened fire, wounding one student before being taken into custody on a day planned for a national classroom walkout to protest gun violence, authorities said....
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Fire department rescues prom in Forest Lake 16.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
It's a shame, of course, that the Forest Lake prom on Saturday fell victim to the blizzard, first at Landmark Center and then at the school. It happens and, for the most part, the kids seemed to roll with the weather punches.
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Cleveland High baseball coach is suspended after setting field on fire trying to dry puddle 13.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary
Colorado’s hot-and-cold forecast triggers wildfire and blizzard warnings on same day 12.4.2018 Denver Post: Local
A sudden wind change late Thursday will turn a balmy, breezy Colorado day into a wintry white out in the mountains and Eastern Plains, forecasters say.
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Nicaragua forest fire burns almost 9,000 acres 10.4.2018 Washington Post: World
A forest fire in Nicaragua that has been burning out of control for a week has blackened almost 9,000 acres (3,585 hectares) in a southern nature reserve.
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‘They are torturing the people’: Puerto Rico’s ‘last mile’ feels powerless with hurricane season just months away 5.4.2018 Washington Post
Crews are working against the clock to shore up a dilapidated electricity grid that has taken longer to repair than anyone expected. And the work is largely just returning the grid to its prior fragile state, which couldn’t handle a big storm.
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Massacre in Gaza: Israeli Forces Open Fire on Palestinians, Killing 18, Wounding as Many as 1,700 2.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
At least 18 Palestinians have died in Gaza after Israeli forces opened fire Friday on a protest near the Gaza Strip's eastern border with Israel. As many as 1,700 Palestinians were wounded. The deaths and injuries came as 30,000 Gaza residents gathered near the wall, as part of a planned 6-week-long nonviolent protest against the blockade of Gaza and to demand the right of return for Palestinian refugees. The protests began on Friday, March 30, known as "Land Day," marking the anniversary of the 1976 killing of six Palestinians protesting the Israeli confiscation of Arab land. Video posted online shows unarmed Palestinians being shot in the back while taking part in Friday's protest. Another 49 Palestinians were injured by Israeli forces on Saturday. Israel's actions have been condemned around the world, but Israel is rejecting calls to investigate the killings. At the United Nations, the US blocked a move by the UN Security Council to open an investigation. TRANSCRIPT JUAN GONZÁLEZ: We begin today's ...
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Orange County had delayed response to destructive wildfire, report says 31.3.2018 LA Times: Commentary

A Southern California fire agency is overhauling its procedures after a report found that missteps delayed response to a wildfire last fall that burned 15 homes.

The Orange County Fire Authority announced Friday that the agency already has taken some steps to improve its dispatch and deployment,...

9 Palestinians reported killed by Israeli fire as Gaza border protest builds 30.3.2018 L.A. Times - World News
Ahead of Palestinian protests, Israel's military said it doubled its standard troop level along the border, deploying snipers and special forces.
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What $1 million buys right now in three San Diego County cities 30.3.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Here's a look at what roughly $1 million buys right now in the San Diego County cities of Escondido, Oceanside and Poway.

ESCONDIDO: Back on the market after a $75,000 price cut, this single-story features a tiered backyard with a rock-accented pool.

Address: 3342 White Hawk Road, Escondido, 92027

Wildfires endanger not just lives, but city budgets too 30.3.2018 LA Times: Commentary

The cost of California’s historic 2017 wildfires has not been completely tallied but likely will reach into the hundreds of billions of dollars. What we do know is this: Cities and counties, in the end, will foot at least half of the bill.

This isn’t what people generally think happens after a...

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Bishop Castle fire destroys gift shop, leaves creators of Custer County attraction determined to bounce back 30.3.2018 Denver Post: Local
Jim Bishop and his wife, Phoebe, are trying to focus on the positives after a Wednesday fire burned the iconic Bishop Castle's gift shop and accessory building to the ground.
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Forest fire danger rating is reduced following recent rain 29.3.2018 LA Times: Commentary

The fire danger level in Angeles National Forest has been lowered from “very high” to “high” following weeks of off and on rain, according to a press release.

It’s the first time since early January that the forest has received nearly above average precipitation amounts, resulting in a decline...

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NTSB is investigating Tesla Model X that caught fire after fatal crash in Silicon Valley 27.3.2018 LA Times: Business

The National Transportation Safety Board is sending two investigators to examine issues raised by the fatal crash of a Tesla vehicle in Northern California.

The Tesla struck a highway barrier Friday near Mountain View and caught fire, closing freeway lanes for hours as firefighters tried to determine...

Fire ravages Forest Lake gun shop 27.3.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A large fire engulfed a Forest Lake gun shop Monday night, with multiple fire crews battling the blaze.
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Maharashtra minister builds bungalow on land meant for fire brigade 27.3.2018 Mumbai – The Indian Express
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The Energy 202: Congress finally found a new way to fund wildfire suppression 23.3.2018 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Congress finally found a new way to fund wildfire suppression
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Storm brings record rainfall, little damage to Southern California. But the worst may be yet to come 22.3.2018 LA Times: Commentary

A powerful storm moved into Southern California on Wednesday, drenching fire-ravaged neighborhoods and setting several new rainfall records for the day but so far not causing the damage and destruction that some officials feared.

The storm marked a direct hit by an “atmospheric river” system but...

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