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Take a look at some of this week’s top news stories from across the state.
‘Critical Fire Weather’ Ahead As 25 Major Fires Burn: 2020 Map
A look at the latest in California’s devastating 2020 fire season, including an interactive map of all the blazes burning across the state.
Discovery Channel Partners With Cal Fire In New Series
Discovery premiered a first look at its “Cal Fire” series Tuesday, taking viewers to the front lines of California’ largest fire season.
California To Ban Sale Of New Gas-Powered Cars By 2035
Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order Wednesday to ban gas-powered cars in 15 years to reduce air pollution and fight climate change.
CSU Names First Chancellor Of Color
Joseph I. Castro is the first Mexican American and CA Native to become chancellor of the largest university system in the nation.
CA Halloween: CDC Says Avoid Trick-Or-Treating And Costume Masks
See a list of Halloween activities that the CDC considers low risk and high risk.
UC Wrongly Admitted ‘Well-Connected’ Students, CA Audit Finds
At least 64 students were admitted to UCLA, UC Berkeley, UC San Diego and UCSB on a basis of their family’s social status or wealth.
CA Halts New EDD Claims For Two Weeks To Reset Outdated System
After 600,000 backlogged unemployment cases were discovered, Gov. Gavin Newsom said it was time for the EDD’s old system to go.
Firefighter Killed Battling El Dorado Fire Was San Diego Native
Charles Morton, 39, a Big Bear Interagency Hotshot Squad Boss, died Thursday while battling the El Dorado Fire in San Bernardino County.
Children’s Nature Retreat Reopens After Valley Fire Evacuations
The 20-acre animal sanctuary in Alpine, which was already impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, reopened Thursday for reservations only.
1 California City Among Money’s Best Places To Live In 2020
The 50 Best Places To Live offer great jobs, safe streets and homes you can really afford, according to the new ranking.
Marin Entrepreneur Competes To Get Pocket Pies On Walmart Shelves
As a single mom of three, San Rafael resident Kara Romanik sold her house and withdrew her retirement savings to launch Mamie’s Pies.
Pleasanton Nonprofit Expands Nationwide To Feed The Hungry
A Pleasanton tech entrepreneur started the nonprofit in March. By June, donors were feeding hungry people in New York, Chicago and beyond.
Vanessa Bryant Files Second Lawsuit In Kobe’s Fatal Crash
OC Helicopters LLC has been named in a lawsuit for not halting the flight which killed Kobe Bryant, Gianna Briant & 7 others.
Charger Team Doctor Mistakenly Punctures QB Tyrod Taylor’s Lung
Chargers Coach Anthony Lynn confirmed the incident, which is sidelining the team’s starting quarterback for at least two games.
Disneyland Resort Final Walt Disney Co. Property To Reopen
All eyes are on Sacramento for an economic recovery roadmap as Disneyland becomes the only Walt Disney property still closed amid COVID-19.
Newly Discovered Asteroid Whizzes Past Earth
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena is tasked with monitoring such near-earth asteroids that have the potential to impact Earth.
This article originally appeared on the Carlsbad Patch