Caldor fire advances towards Lake Tahoe as communities clouded in smoke | California

[ad_1] A wind-driven wildfire continued to advance towards Lake Tahoe, clouding the alpine vacation and tourist spot on the California-Nevada state line in a sickly yellow layer of smoke. The Caldor fire on Wednesday evening was less than two dozen miles (37km) from Lake Tahoe, at times burning 1,000 acres (405 hectares) of land an … Read more

Adult film star Ron Jeremy indicted on more than 30 counts of sexual assault | Los Angeles

[ad_1] A grand jury has indicted adult film actor Ron Jeremy on more than 30 counts of sexual assault involving 21 women and girls across more than two decades, authorities said. Jeremy, 68, whose legal name is Ronald Jeremy Hyatt, pleaded not guilty in Los Angeles superior court on Wednesday to all of the charges, … Read more

Lake Tahoe shrouded in smoke from surging Caldor fire – in pictures | US news

[ad_1] The pristine setting of Lake Tahoe, on the California-Nevada border, was obscured by thick plumes of smoke as thousands of firefighters worked to contain the nearby Caldor fire, which has burned more than 120,000 acres. Tourists wore masks outdoors and ducked into cafes and casinos to escape the haze and the smell [ad_2] Source … Read more

‘We work non-stop’: LA garment workers toil for top brands and earn paltry rate | Los Angeles

[ad_1] Thousands of garment workers in Los Angeles who make pants, shirts, blouses and other clothing for a variety of well-known fashion labels are paid less than minimum wage through a piece-rate payment system that compensates workers just a few cents per article of clothing. Works say they typically work from 7am to 6pm Monday … Read more

This town is the first in America to ban new gas stations – is the tide turning? | Fossil fuels

[ad_1] Emily Bit remembers a time when she didn’t feel the constant threat of climate change. Her family lives in American Canyon, in southern Napa county, California, a state now being hit by record high temperatures and devastating wildfires. “It didn’t used to be this bad,” she said. These days her family has to evacuate … Read more

Breathing toxic wildfire smoke during pregnancy increases risk of premature birth, study finds | California

[ad_1] As California wildfires continue to rage and the Lake Tahoe area faces some of the highest air pollution levels in the world, a new study has found that breathing wildfire smoke during pregnancy increases the risk of premature birth. The study from Stanford University, published in Environmental Research this month, estimates that the effects … Read more

‘A combination of failures:’ why 3.6m pounds of nuclear waste is buried under a popular California beach | Nuclear waste

[ad_1] More than 2 million visitors flock each year to California’s San Onofre state beach, a dreamy slice of coastline just north of San Diego. The beach is popular with surfers, lies across one of the largest Marine Corps bases in the Unites States and has a 10,000-year-old sacred Native American site nearby. It even … Read more