Rain Pummels Bay Area, Northern California

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A gray four-door car sits alongside a power line, with a house and trees in the background.
A car sits stranded on a flooded street on Oct. 24, 2021 in San Rafael, California.  (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Atmospheric River Brings Flooding, Record Rain to Bay Area, Northern California

Rain and wind wreaked havoc across Northern California and the Bay Area on Sunday, causing power outages, flooding and downed trees in several areas. Several cities saw rainfall records broken.

Fresno County Farmers Struggling for Water During Drought

This weekend's record-breaking rainfall is still not nearly enough to curb the state’s drought. Governor Gavin Newsom declared a drought emergency for all 58 counties in California last week. Farmers in Fresno County, like Joe Del Bosque, have been struggling for months.  
Reporter: Madi Bolanos, Valley Public Radio

State Lawmaker Proposes Legislation on Guns Used During Filming

Hundreds of Hollywood artisans held a candlelight vigil in Burbank Sunday night for Halyna Hutchins. She's the 42-year-old cinematographer who was accidentally killed by actor Alec Baldwin last week on a film set in New Mexico.   An investigation is ongoing in New Mexico, but in California it's prompted legislative action.
Reporter: Saul Gonzalez, The California Report

California Democrats Call for Biden Administration to Shut Down Immigration Detention Centers

Two dozen Congressional Democrats from California are calling on the Biden Administration to shut down three immigration detention centers in the state. In a letter to Homeland Security Secretary, Alejandro Mayorkas, 23 members of Congress, plus Senator Alex Padilla, note that conditions in the facilities violate health and safety standards set by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. 
Reporter: Tyche Hendricks, KQED 

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