Friday, October 22, 2021

California

2 dead as small plane hits houses in California

Aerial footage shows firefighters hosing down the charred remains of the residences in Santee, a suburb of San Diego.

Tesla moving headquarters to Texas from California

Tesla joins Oracle, HP and Toyota Motor in moving US headquarters to Texas from California, which has relatively high taxes and living costs.

California lawmakers aim to ban offshore drilling after spill

About 3,000 barrels of crude oil spilled into the Pacific Ocean, killing wildlife, soiling the coastline and forcing officials to close beaches in several cities in Orange County, just south of Los Angeles.

US gunman gets life without parole for synagogue murder, mosque arson

John T Earnest was identified as the author of a rambling, violently anti-Semitic, anti-Muslim manifesto found posted on the internet under his name minutes before the shooting began.

California mandates Covid jabs for all teachers

This is the first such state-wide mandate in the US, which is struggling with exploding infection rtes.

Sheriff refuses to enforce new Los Angeles indoor mask mandate

It says the move is not backed by science, and that the department will ask for voluntary compliance instead of expending 'limited resources'.

8 killed in Silicon Valley area rail yard shooting

Adobe, PayPal, Apple and eBay are all based in the county, south of San Francisco, California.

Mouse-tastic news! Disneyland reopening highlights California’s Covid-19 recovery

Hugs and handshakes with Mickey Mouse, Snow White and other famous Disney characters will be off limits for the time being.

4 including child shot dead in US state

This comes after two other high-profile mass shootings in March, which set off a renewed debate about gun control measures in the US.

US man who killed sons in insurance scheme jailed for over 200 years

His sons, aged 8 and 13, drowned but his ex-wife was saved by a fisherman who threw her a flotation device.

Parachuting Santa gets stuck in power lines

The Fire Department rescued him and paramedics declared him fit to fly on Christmas Eve.

California orders body bags as intensive care swamped by Covid

The situation has grown severe across southern parts of California which has seen Covid-related hospital admissions soar sixfold since mid-October.

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