Scorching Heat Sets off Power Outages Across California 

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Lightning streaks across the Bay. (Photo courtesy Huxley Dunsany, Twitter: @Huxley_D)

Scorching Heat Sets off Power Outages Across California

Hundreds of thousands of people across California lost power beginning Friday evening and again on Saturday as hot temperatures became unbearable. The California Independent Systems Operator, instructed utilities to power down parts of the system.

'Firenado' Spotted as Crews Battle Blazes Throughout State

Observers of the Loyalton Fire in the Tahoe National Forest reported a fire-induced tornado on on Saturday. That blaze is one of several burning throughout the state, and firefighters have yet to gain any ground on it. Meanwhile, four fire fighters have been injured battling the River Fire in Monterey County. 

Federal Court Strikes Down California's Ban on High-Capacity Magazines

State Attorney General Xavier Becerra says his office is reviewing a decision by the 9th Circuit of the Court of Appeals that struck down California's ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines. A three-judge panel ruled  on Friday that the blanket ban is an unconstitutional violation of the 2nd amendment.

Golden State Killer to be Sentenced this Week

Joseph DeAngelo will be sentenced by a Sacramento County Superior Court judge this week. The former police officer was arrested in 2018 after DNA evidence linked him to a series of brutal rapes and murders that took place in the '70s and '80s across the state.
Reporter:Julie Chang, KQED 

Democratic Party National Convention Kicks Off Tonight — from a Distance

The Democratic Party begins its national convention tonight, and what was supposed to be a massive gathering in Milwaukee is now a dramatically pared down event.
Reporter: Katie Orr, KQED 

Fresno School District Superintendent Outlines Priorities for Distant Learning

Today is the first day of school for a lot of students around California. It's all remote for now, and Fresno Unified Superintendent Bob Nelson says he's taking it one day at a time.
Guest: Bob Nelson, Fresno Unified Superintendent Bob Nelson 

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