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Owl boards helicopter along firefighters to help drop water over Creek fire

A helicopter in California that was dropping water over the Creek fire had an unusual firefighter, an owl. Dan Alpiner, the pilot with aircraft charter company Sky Aviation, said he was  taking on the wildfire burning in Fresno and Madera counties when the bird flew into his helicopter and calmly sat by the window. “It’s […]

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Man grown 1,065kg pumpkin wins $16,450 in prize money

A man based out of Minnesota cultivated a pumpkin that weighs a massive 1,065 kg and he won a huge amount of money after he took home the first prize in a Northern California pumpkin-growing competition. Mr Gienger won the first prize in the 47th annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Half Moon in […]

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Company unveils robot dolphin that could replace captive animals at theme parks one day

A robotic dolphin that looks much like those that jump through hoops and perform acrobatics at theme parks, replace captive animals was unveiled by a U.S. engineering company in California. Edge Innovations, designed the dolphin for an educational pilot program. “When I first saw the dolphin, I thought it could be real,” said a woman […]

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California asks diners to wear a mask ‘in between bites’

The Governor of California has asked diners in the Golden State that if they go out to eat, they should be wearing a mask “in between bites” to protect themselves from COVID-19. “Going out to eat with members of your household this weekend?” an Oct. 3 tweet from the governor’s office says. “Don’t forget to […]

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‘GIGFIRE’ California wine country fire burns over 1 million acres so far

The fires in northern California wine country grew to over 1 million acres as on Monday. In Napa Valley’s wine-growing region, diminishing gusts late on Sunday and early on Monday helped crews gain some ground over the Glass Fire, after heavy gusts and scorching weather kept firefighters on the defensive over the weekend. The 2020 […]

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Lana Del Rey faces criticism for wearing mesh mask while meeting fans in California

American singer-songwriter, Lana Del Rey upset her fans due to her choice of face mask at a recent book signing in California. The star appeared at a branch of Barnes and Noble in Los Angeles, where she read passages from her new poetry book Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass. At the event, Del Rey […]

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IN PICTURES: Glass Fire California

Wildfire in Northern California’s Napa Valley more than quadrupled in size overnight to 4,500 hectares as thousands of residents received mandatory evacuation on Monday. The blaze, named the Glass Fire, ignited on Sunday morning near Calistoga about 100 kilometres north of San Francisco and was fanned through the area’s famed vineyards by dry wind gusts. […]

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Napa County bush fire grows rapidly forcing hospital and thousands of residents to evacuate

A fire in Napa County, California, has rapidly burned 2,500 acres, forcing a local hospital to evacuate while placing more than 7,000 people under evacuation notices. The fire is burning near St. Helena, about 25 miles east of Santa Rosa. California Fire said the cause of the fire is under investigation. There are 743 homes […]

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White supremacist killed in a shootout with California deputies

A white supremacist was killed in a shootout with deputies in Templeton, California, according to a San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s Office press release on Friday. The shooting took place Thursday morning when deputies at first tried to conduct a traffic stop on Christopher Michael Straub, 38, near a cemetery. Straub got out of his vehicle […]

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Horse airlifted to safety after it falls into a 60 feet ravine in the United States

A horse that fell 60 feet down a ravine was airlifted to safety and delivered back to its owner. The incident occurred in Orange County in California on Monday this week. Diana Johns, the owner of the horse in a Facebook post narrated the story. She, along with a friend had set off to ride […]

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Man starts wildfire so he could be arrested, deported back to Mexico

A man was arrested California’s Kings County after he told firefighters that he started a wildfire so that he would be arrested and deported back to Mexico. The Kings County Sheriff’s Office said deputies assisted the Kings County Fire Department with an investigation into a fire on the north side of Highway 41. Kings County […]

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4.5-magnitude earthquake strikes Southern California

A 4.5-magnitude earthquake jolted the Southern California area late Friday night. The quake struck at 11:39pm local time 10 miles from Los Angeles, the US Geological Survey reported. The earthquake shook buildings and rattled windows, and was felt in San Diego, Valencia and the San Fernando Valley areas. There were no immediate reports of damage […]