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Blanketing California in Fire Retardant Is Potentially Very Harmful

As a firestorm rages across Southern California near the end of one of the state’s worst wildfire seasons, much attention has been drawn to the bright red foam that’s dropped from planes in an effort to slow the fire’s spread. Chemical fire retardant can be an important firefighting tool. But it can also have some…Read […]

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Watch James Blake debut three new songs live

James Blake has taken a trifecta of new tracks on tour with him. The singer/songwriter surprised San Francisco and Los Angeles audiences by previewing three unheard songs, “I Can’t Believe That We Float,” “Asking For A Friend,” and “Black Lung” during his recent performances.Blake released his last album, The Colour in Everything, back in 2016. While […]

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The Best Prison Journalism Is Straight Out of San Quentin

San Quentin is beautiful from the outside. It sits on a sun-drenched point jutting out into San Francisco Bay, a short drive north from the Golden Gate Bridge, at the end of a small road overlooking the water. Right up to its front gate sit quaint houses with spectacular views, which go for around a […]

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Google Is Mapping California’s Air Pollution in Mesmerizing Detail

Residents across the country sometimes see Google Street Cars driving down their blocks. In California, these vehicles are gathering air quality data block by block, which could ultimately help shape local policy to benefit people’s health.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Google Is Mapping California’s Air Pollution in Mesmerizing Detail

Residents across the country sometimes see Google Street Cars driving down their blocks. In California, these vehicles are gathering air quality data block by block, which could ultimately help shape local policy to benefit people’s health.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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The Los Angeles Dodgers Have Not Always Been The Team Of All Of Los Angeles

For the first time in almost 30 years, the Los Angeles Dodgers are in the World Series, hosting at Dodger Stadium, third-oldest in the majors. A few miles south of the home-to-first baseline is downtown Los Angeles; over the outfield are Elysian Park’s rolling hills and palm trees with mountains further in the…Read more… Continue […]

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God Save Us All, Cenk Uygur Considers Running for Senate in California

According to the San Jose-Mercury News, Cenk Uygur, anchor and CEO of The Young Turks, may challenge incumbent California Senator Dianne Feinstein in next year’s primary. Uygur cryptically said to his viewers on yesterday’s broadcast, “Don’t miss the show next week. Interesting. Just don’t miss it. …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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God Save Us All, Cenk Uygur Considers Running for Senate in California

According to the San Jose-Mercury News, Cenk Uygur, anchor and CEO of The Young Turks, may challenge incumbent California Senator Dianne Feinstein in next year’s primary. Uygur cryptically said to his viewers on yesterday’s broadcast, “Don’t miss the show next week. Interesting. Just don’t miss it. …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Fire Truck Video Captures The Hellish Devastation Of The California Wildfires

Last week, as wildfires raged in Santa Rosa, California, fire trucks from across the state were called to assist. This video captured by a truck from Berkeley—an hour away from Santa Rosa—is as harrowing as any since the fire began consuming 220,000 acres and claiming at least 40 lives.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: Life in the Santa Rosa Firestorm

(Photo: Coffey Park, Santa Rosa, CA. Elijah Nouvelage, Special To The San Francisco Chronicle)The Banter Long Read: I’ve had an interesting week. And it all began with something inside my computer called “classpnp.sys.”…To continue reading this article, please go here. You’ll get …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: Life in the Santa Rosa Firestorm

(Photo: Coffey Park, Santa Rosa, CA. Elijah Nouvelage, Special To The San Francisco Chronicle)The Banter Long Read: I’ve had an interesting week. And it all began with something inside my computer called “classpnp.sys.”…To continue reading this article, please go here. You’ll get …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Republican Congressman Rohrabacher Brings Holocaust Denier to Senate Meeting

California Representative Dana Rohrabacher, who never took a position the Kremlin didn’t like, showed his true colors again when he brought Holocaust denier Charles C. Johnson to a meeting with Senator Rand Paul this week. Rohrabacher, who previously called the Charlottesville protests a …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Julian Assange and Russia are Offering Support to Fringe California Secession Movement

Where there’s liberal democracy, Julian Assange will be there to undermine it. Last year he supported Brexit, and he has taken meetings with one of its strongest advocates, Nigel Farage. Then he took stolen emails from the Democratic National Committee and weaponized them against Hillary …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Volkswagen To Clean Up Its Act With $1.7 Billion Investment In New Truck And Bus Tech

Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Police Video From Inside The California Wildfire Shows The Horrifying Conditions Emergency Services Face

As the California wildfire continues to spread, rescue workers and emergency services have to push themselves through unbelievably dangerous conditions, as evidenced by a dashcam video released by the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office sourced from a cruiser racing through the raging fire.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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The California Wildfires Are Hot Enough To Melt Aluminum

Twenty-one people are dead and around 142,000 acres of land have been burned in California wine country since the start of wildfires there that began on Sunday and have continued burning for days. In their wake is a sight that’s becoming increasingly familiar: the burned-out carcasses of homes, land, and cars, some of…Read more… Continue […]

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