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Santa Clarita brush fire grows to 400 acres, shutting down 14 Freeway and forcing evacuations

A brush fire in Santa Clarita burned through 400 acres Sunday, shutting down a stretch of the 14 Freeway as authorities evacuated local residents. The fire had scorched just a single acre, burning at a “moderate” rate near Agua Dulce, when the Los Angeles County Fire Department first tweeted about it just after 3:30 p.m. But the flames later jumped the freeway, and the blaze exploded to 400 acres before 5 p.m. Dubbed the Soledad Fire, it broke out near Agua Dulce Canyon Road and the 14 Freeway, authorities said. It has the potential to burn through 1,000 acres, according to fire officials. By 5:30 p.m., local law enforcement officials had started evacuating residents between Agua Dulce Canyon Road and Soledad Canyon Road — in areas north and east of the freeway. #SoledadFire Evacuations being conducted between Escondido Canyon Road and Crown Valley Road. If you live near 14 fwy in these areas, be prepared to evacuate. @LACoFDPIO @LASDHQ @PalmdaleSheriff— SCV Sheriff (@SCVSHERIFF) July 6, 2020 The city of Santa Clarita tweeted a map showing which areas are under evacuation orders. UPDATE (5:40 pm): Please…

Tony-Nominated Broadway Star Nick Cordero Dies At 41 After Coronavirus Battle

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Tony-nominated Broadway star Nick Cordero has died after a lengthy battle with coronavirus. News of the 41-year-old’s death was confirmed by his wife, Amanda Kloots, on Instagram on Sunday. She said, “God has another angel in heaven now. My darling husband passed away this morning. He was surrounded in love by his family, singing and praying as he gently left this earth.” View this post on Instagram God has another angel in heaven now. My darling husband passed away this morning. He was surrounded in love by his family, singing and praying as he gently left this earth. ⠀ I am in disbelief and hurting everywhere. My heart is broken as I cannot imagine our lives without him. Nick was such a bright light. He was everyone’s friend, loved to listen, help and especially talk. He was an incredible actor and musician. He loved his family and loved being a father and husband. Elvis and I will miss him in everything we do, everyday. ⠀ To Nicks extraordinary doctor, Dr. David Ng, you were my positive doctor! There are not many…

Fire damages vacant Victorian at Pine and Rio in Red Bluff

RED BLUFF — A vacant Victorian home at the corner of Pine and Rio streets in downtown Red Bluff caught fire Saturday afternoon, damaging the structure. The Red Bluff Fire Department responded around 4:30 p.m., said Chief Ray Barber. The firefighters contained the fire around 5 p.m. and cleared the scene at 9 p.m. Cal Fire assisted with the call. Barber said the first and second floors of the home were damaged and there was extensive overhaul done to the building after the fire was contained. The fire caused an estimated $100,000 worth of damage. The home was unoccupied and there were no injuries as a result of the fire. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, which is being headed up by Division Chief Michael Bachmeyer.

2 Dead In Wrong-Way Suspected DUI Crash In Sutter County, CHP Says

SUTTER COUNTY (CBS13) – Two people were killed overnight in a wrong-way crash on Highway 99 in Sutter county. California Highway Patrol Investigators said a white BMW was headed south in the northbound lanes near Sankey Road just after 1 a.m. Authorities said the vehicle crashed into a silver Toyota – killing both drivers. Their identities were not released. Investigators said they believe alcohol was a factor in the collision. No further information was released.

Statue Of Junipero Serra Toppled In Downtown Sacramento Protest

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — A statue of Spanish missionary Father Junipero Serra in downtown Sacramento, California, was toppled by demonstrators on Saturday. The statue, which was erected in Capitol Park in 1965, was brought down amid a protest focusing on the rights and historical struggle of indigenous people. The 18th century Roman Catholic priest founded nine of California’s 21 Spanish missions and forced Native Americans to stay at those missions after they were converted or face brutal punishment. Serra died in 1784. The California Highway Patrol said that at around 9 p.m. on Saturday, a group of about 200 demonstrators moved onto Capitol grounds toward the statue. Investigators said members of the group spray-painted and beat on the statue before attempting to set it on fire. The agency said protesters then wrapped tow straps around the statue and pulled it down. The CHP said an investigation is underway to find those responsible. Statues of Serra have been defaced in California for several years by people who said he destroyed tribes and their culture. Last month protesters pulled down Serra statues in Los Angeles and San…

Boy, 8, Shot Near Eye In Stockton On July 4th

STOCKTON (CBS13) – An 8-year-old boy was shot near the left eye while sitting on a roof in Stockton during the Fourth of July, authorities said. The Stockton Police Department said the child is in the hospital and is expected to recover. The shooting happened just before 9:30 p.m. in the 700 block of Gotham Drive. Authorities said the suspect in the shooting fired gunshots from the backyard. The only suspect description released was of an individual of an unknown race with long hair and dark clothing. Any witnesses to the shooting are encouraged to contact the Stockton Police Department. No further information was released.

Travelers Brace for Airline Changes

This past week American Airlines announced it will start resuming full flights but will notify passengers when their planes are full giving them the option to switch. NBC Palm Springs spoke to travelers who had opinions on both the limited and full capacity. Many U.S. airlines have had to roll with the changes during the Covid-19 pandemic. That means mandatory face maks, heightened cleaning procedures, and encouraging social distancing as much as possible. Some airlines like Delta and Southwest have been capping their capacity around 60% as cases continue to increase in at least 40 states. “I’m not comfortable with that, the plane I was on was small enough that I had to sit two and two, there was no choice of that, they’re pretty full, but everybody I saw was wearing a mask and compliant,” said Revone Bauwens visiting from Tucson, Arizona. American Airlines did say they will notify passengers once flights are full and allow them to changes flights to lesser crowded planes until September 30th. “The amount of seat on the aircraft are in high demand,” said Ralph Lopez, VP of Integrated…

Trump, Biden fight for primacy on social media platforms

WASHINGTON (AP) — On an average day, President Donald Trump sends about 14 posts to the 28 million Facebook followers of his campaign account. His Democratic rival, Joe Biden, delivers about half that many posts to an audience of just 2 million. The numbers are similarly skewed in other spheres of the social media landscape. On Twitter, Trump’s 82.4 million followers dwarf Biden’s 6.4 million. The president has spent years cultivating a ragtag digital “army” of meme makers and political influencers who retweet campaign messages hundreds of times daily. Trump is outspending Biden on Google and YouTube advertising by nearly 3 to 1. As his reelection bid faces growing obstacles, his primacy in the dizzying digital world is one of his top advantages, giving him a massive platform to connect with supporters and push a message that ignores his vulnerabilities related to the pandemic, unemployment and race relations. Biden and his allies are now working feverishly to establish a social media force of their own. For the first time, Biden outspent Trump on Facebook advertising in June, pouring twice as much money into the platform…

The 29th annual San Diego Music Awards goes virtual on July 6th

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The 2020 San Diego Music Awards, originally scheduled to be held at House of Blues San Diego, are going virtual this year, on the evening of Monday, July 6 at 7 pm. The event will be available at no cost to worldwide online viewers via the official event website,  the SDMA Facebook page and the SDMA YouTube page. Award winners will be named in 23 categories, with multiple performances by several of the 2020 nominees. Confirmed performers include Gregory Page, MDRN HSTRY, Sully, Rebecca Jade & the Cold Fact, David Maldonado, Evan Diamond, The Sleepwalkers plus Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Richard Livoni (Blitz Brothers) with several special guests expected to be added. Each of the genre category award winners was decided by online voting, which took place between January 27, 2020 and February 26, 2020, with 35149 online votes cast. In addition, each of the various album categories was voted on by members of the San Diego Music Academy, a group of San Diego music industry professionals. All winners will be announced during the virtual awards show, on July 6. The San Diego Music…

Closing the wealth gap as inequality rises in America

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Wealth inequality is on the rise in the United States, especially now as the coronavirus continues to strike down small business owners. The president of Wilsey Asset Management, Brent Wilsey, joined Good Morning San Diego to morning to discuss how to close the wealth gap. Categories: Good Morning San Diego, In Studio Guests

Helen Woodward Animal Center Adopt a Pet: Puptain America

RANCHO SANTA FE (KUSI) – Puptain America came to Helen Woodward Animal Center with nine of her siblings. She 2-months-old and is a blend between Labrador and German Shepherd. All pets adopted from Helen Woodward Animal Center have been spayed or neutered, have up-to-date vaccinations and microchip identification. Helen Woodward Animal Center is also celebrating heroes big and small at the 8th annual PAWmicon – Cosplay for a Cause! People and their furry sidekicks can enjoy the spirit of PAWmicon from the comfort and safety of your home on July 7 and 8. Registration for Virtual PAWmicon 2020 will gain you access to our pet cosplay contests, panel discussions and interviews, trivia rounds, vendor shopping, and an exclusive mobile Augmented Reality app and WebVR experience powered by OMNISCAPE. People can use promo code FLASH10 to save $10 off registration.  Categories: Good Morning San Diego, In Studio Guests, Local San Diego News

Brush fire near Agua Dulce grows to 400 acres, shutting down 14 Freeway and triggering evacuations

A brush fire in Agua Dulce burned through 400 acres Sunday, shutting down a stretch of the 14 Freeway as authorities evacuated local residents. The fire had scorched just a single acre, burning at a “moderate” rate, when the Los Angeles County Fire Department first tweeted about it just after 3:30 p.m. But the flames later jumped the freeway, and the blaze exploded to 400 acres before 5 p.m. Dubbed the Soledad Fire, it broke out near Agua Dulce Canyon Road and the 14 Freeway, authorities said. It has the potential to burn through 1,000 acres, according to fire officials. By 5:30 p.m., local law enforcement officials had started evacuating residents between Agua Dulce Canyon Road and Soledad Canyon Road — in areas north and east of the freeway. Check back for updates to this developing story. California Wild Fire #California #la #wildfire #SantaClarita #today #LatestNews #todaynews #soledadfire #LACoFD #brushfire #firefighters @lacfd VC: @atreddy pic.twitter.com/ipjGRhXDM2— sudheer reddy (@Sudheer_reddy_d) July 6, 2020 Check back for updates to this developing story.

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