The Oak Fire West of Yosemite Triggers Evacuations, State of Emergency

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The Oak Fire West of Yosemite Triggers Evacuations, State of Emergency

During a packed town hall last night, officials said the fire slowed down slightly yesterday, after a weekend of hot and dry weather. It’s now most active in the Sierra National Forest, where it's possible burn scars from previous fires will slow it down.

L.A. County Health Officials Closed the Waiting List for the Monkeypox Vaccine One Day After it Opened

Large demand for limited monkeypox vaccine is causing problems for people most at risk. Some qualified people say they are being turned away at vaccine sites and given conflicting advice.

Reporter Jackie Fortier, KPCC

Truckers at the Port of Oakland Enter Second Week of Protests Over Mandatory Employee Classification

Many truckers are upset about AB 5, the state law that reclassifies many independent contractors as employees.  Last week, the group snarled up traffic and slowed port operations. This week, have agreed not to block access to terminals and plan instead to rally in designated "free speech" zones set up by the port. 

Reporter Holly J. McDede, KQED

Oakland City Council Moves to Push for Official Repeal of Prop 8

A federal judge struck down Prop 8, but the 2008 voter approved initiative to ban same-sex marriage is still in the California constitution. State lawmakers are talking about bringing a repeal before voters, but Oakland City Council President Pro Term Sheng Thao says they're not moving fast enough.


Reporter Rachael Myrow, KQED

Mexican Officials Blame Border Wall for Record Number of Migrant Deaths

Customs and Border Protection say an unprecedented number of migrants have been injured while trying to cross the border illegally into San Diego County. Mexican officials say over 250 people were injured trying to cross the border last year, and 80% of injuries happened when people fell off the 30 foot wall.

Reporter Gustavo Solis, KPBS

New NASA Images of Lake Mead  Show Dire Effects of Drought

The water of Lake Mead helps quench the thirst of California, Nevada, Arizona, and parts of Mexico. And if you look at the satellite photos of the reservoir from the year 2000, it looks like it’s up to the job. The new photos from NASA taken this month reveal an anemic Lake Mead. The northern arm of the lake has withered dramatically – what was deep blue in the photos from 20 years ago has now been reclaimed by the arid desert. 

Reporter Matt Guilhelm, KCRW

Silicon Valley Congresswoman Anna Eshoo Warns of Issues With a Prospective National Privacy Law

The American Data Privacy and Protection Act could become the nation’s first comprehensive privacy law, after passing out of a key House Committee this week. However, Silicon Valley Congresswoman Anna

Reporter Rachael Myrow, KQED 

Two Fresno County Residents Chosen to Be Citizenship Ambassadors for First U.S. Program 

Fresno County community leaders Pao Yang and Margarita Rocha are two of three Californians and eight U.S. citizens to be citizenship ambassadors. Officials with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services say the two will asked to spread the word about the naturalization process and encourage people in their community who might be eligible to apply for citizenship.

Reporter Esther Quintanilla, KVPR