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Flames and smoke overtake a tree as the LNU Lightning Complex fire spreads in Fairfield, California on August 19, 2020. (JOSH EDELSON/AFP via Getty Images/TNS)

Many wildfires near full containment, but officials fear continuing hot weather

By Molly Burke The Sacramento Bee Thousands of firefighters continue to battle…

Flames and smoke overtake a tree as the LNU Lightning Complex fire spreads in Fairfield, California on August 19, 2020. (JOSH EDELSON/AFP via Getty Images/TNS)
Blue Ridge Hot Shots crew members from Arizona join forces with California firefighters from Northern and Southern California on a backfire operation North of Mt. Wilson on Angeles Crest Highway on Tuesday Sept. 22, 2020. Firefighters continue to battle the Bobcat Fire as it continues to burn. (Robert Gauthier/ Los Angeles Times)

Trump administration blocks California wildfire relief

By Andrew J. Campa Los Angeles Times The Trump administration has rejected…

Blue Ridge Hot Shots crew members from Arizona join forces with California firefighters from Northern and Southern California on a backfire operation North of Mt. Wilson on Angeles Crest Highway on Tuesday Sept. 22, 2020. Firefighters continue to battle the Bobcat Fire as it continues to burn. (Robert Gauthier/ Los Angeles Times)
Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris, left, and Congressman Dwight Evans arrive to meet with a local business owner in the West Oak Lane neighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Sept. 17, 2020. ( Olivier Douliery/AFP/Getty Images/TNS)

Positive coronavirus test for staffers upends Biden-Harris campaign travel

By Janet Hook Los Angeles Times Two people on Kamala Harris’ campaign…

Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris, left, and Congressman Dwight Evans arrive to meet with a local business owner in the West Oak Lane neighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Sept. 17, 2020. ( Olivier Douliery/AFP/Getty Images/TNS)
An official mail-in ballot drop box is posted outside of a library ahead of Election Day on October 5, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images/TNS)

California elections officials order GOP to immediately remove unofficial ballot boxes

By John Myers and Stephanie Lai Los Angeles Times California’s attorney general…

An official mail-in ballot drop box is posted outside of a library ahead of Election Day on October 5, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images/TNS)
Trump says he won’t participate in virtual debate with Biden, will hold rally instead

Trump says he won’t participate in virtual debate with Biden, will hold rally instead

By Chris Megerian Los Angeles Times President Donald Trump rejected the idea…

Trump says he won’t participate in virtual debate with Biden, will hold rally instead
The vice presidential campaign debate between Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Vice President Mike Pence in Salt Lake City, Utah, is seen on TV in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. (Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)

Harris, Pence defend their tickets with an eye on their political futures

Pence portrays Harris as ‘more liberal than Bernice Sanders’ with a ‘radical environmental agenda’

The vice presidential campaign debate between Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Vice President Mike Pence in Salt Lake City, Utah, is seen on TV in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. (Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)
Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin listens as U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the press outside the White House on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Sarah Silbiger/Pool/Abaca Press/TNS)

Trump calls off coronavirus relief package talks until after Election Day

By Lindsey McPherson CQ-Roll Call Republicans will stop negotiating a new COVID-19…

Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin listens as U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the press outside the White House on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Sarah Silbiger/Pool/Abaca Press/TNS)
Eric Trump (center) winks from the stage, flanked by his brother Donald Trump Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle, ahead of President Trump’s acceptance speech for the Republican Party nomination for reelection during the final day of the Republican National Convention from the South Lawn of the White House on August 27, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images/TNS)

Eric Trump testifies in New York AG’s probe

By Erik Larson Bloomberg News U.S. President Donald Trump’s son Eric was…

Eric Trump (center) winks from the stage, flanked by his brother Donald Trump Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle, ahead of President Trump’s acceptance speech for the Republican Party nomination for reelection during the final day of the Republican National Convention from the South Lawn of the White House on August 27, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images/TNS)
White House physician Sean Conley, center, answers questions surrounded by other doctors, during an update on the condition of U.S. President Donald Trump Oct. October 5, 2020, at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images/TNS)

Trump aides unsure they can keep president contained once he returns to White House

By Josh Wingrove, Jennifer Jacobs and Justin Sink Bloomberg News President Donald…

White House physician Sean Conley, center, answers questions surrounded by other doctors, during an update on the condition of U.S. President Donald Trump Oct. October 5, 2020, at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images/TNS)
On September 29, 2020, in Angwin, California, a firefighter stands amid smoke during a lull in the fire with little wind as the Glass fire continues. (Paul Kuroda/Zuma Press/TNS)

Red flag warning reissued in Glass Fire burn zone

By Vincent Moleski and Molly Burke The Sacramento Bee Oct. 3—Nearly 4…

On September 29, 2020, in Angwin, California, a firefighter stands amid smoke during a lull in the fire with little wind as the Glass fire continues. (Paul Kuroda/Zuma Press/TNS)
President Donald Trump arrives with Judge Amy Coney Barrett to introduce her as his Supreme Court Associate Justice nominee in the Rose Garden of the White House on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. The growing number of COVID-19 diagnoses among Republicans could complicate efforts to confirm Barrett before the November election. (Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)

Questions emerge about timing and severity of President Trump’s coronavirus infection

By Noah Bierman, Chris Megerian and Eli Stokols Los Angeles Times White…

President Donald Trump arrives with Judge Amy Coney Barrett to introduce her as his Supreme Court Associate Justice nominee in the Rose Garden of the White House on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. The growing number of COVID-19 diagnoses among Republicans could complicate efforts to confirm Barrett before the November election. (Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)
President Donald Trump departs with First Lady Melania Trump after introducing Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his Supreme Court Associate Justice nominee in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. (Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)

Trump, first lady test positive for coronavirus

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump tested positive for COVID-19…

President Donald Trump departs with First Lady Melania Trump after introducing Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his Supreme Court Associate Justice nominee in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. (Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)
Key takeaways from chaotic first presidential debate between Trump and Biden
Key takeaways from chaotic first presidential debate between Trump and Biden
Nearly 50,000 facing evacuations as fires besiege California wine country

Nearly 50,000 facing evacuations as fires besiege California wine country

By Luke Money, Anita Chabria, Rong-Gong Lin II and Hayley Smith Los…

Nearly 50,000 facing evacuations as fires besiege California wine country
President Donald Trump arrives with Judge Amy Coney Barrett to introduce her as his Supreme Court Associate Justice nominee in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. (Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)

Trump nominates Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court

By Larry McShane New York Daily News President Donald Trump’s nomination of…

President Donald Trump arrives with Judge Amy Coney Barrett to introduce her as his Supreme Court Associate Justice nominee in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. (Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)
Police officers shot in protests after grand jury fails to indict officers for Breonna Taylor’s death

Police officers shot in protests after grand jury fails to indict officers for Breonna Taylor’s death

By Noah Goldberg, Leonard Greene and Nancy Dillon New York Daily News…

Police officers shot in protests after grand jury fails to indict officers for Breonna Taylor’s death
(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Newsom orders 2035 phaseout of gas-powered vehicles, calls for fracking ban

By Phil Willon, Tony Barboza Los Angeles Times Emphasizing that California must…

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
California halting new unemployment claims for 2 weeks during ‘reset’ with staff, technology

California halting new unemployment claims for 2 weeks during ‘reset’ with staff, technology

By Adam Ashton The Sacramento Bee California will not accept new unemployment…

California halting new unemployment claims for 2 weeks during ‘reset’ with staff, technology
Jimmy Kimmel hosts the “72nd Emmy Awards” on Sunday, September 20, 2020. (Image Group LA/ABC/TNS)

The first ever virtual Emmys were the perfect awards for our times

By Meredith Blake Los Angeles Times “Succession,” “Watchmen” and “Schitt’s Creek” were…

Jimmy Kimmel hosts the “72nd Emmy Awards” on Sunday, September 20, 2020. (Image Group LA/ABC/TNS)
California’s troubled unemployment agency needs immediate overhaul, report says

California’s troubled unemployment agency needs immediate overhaul, report says

By Patrick McGreevy Los Angeles Times California’s antiquated unemployment benefits system requires…

California’s troubled unemployment agency needs immediate overhaul, report says