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Earthquake: 4.5 quake rattles Southern California; no major damage reported

[The Los Angeles Times] A magnitude 4.5 earthquake was reported late Friday night, rattling a wide swath of Southern California. There were no immediate reports of serious damage or injuries, but the 11:38 p.m. quake was felt across the region and as far as San Diego, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, which revised its […]

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When Will the Air Quality Get Better?

[The New York Times] Over the weekend, fast-moving wildfires continued their deadly rampage across huge swaths of California, Oregon and Washington, sending tens of thousands of people fleeing from their homes and incinerating entire communities. At least 24 people have died — although those numbers are likely to rise as investigators and rescuers are able to […]

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California wildfire sparked by gender reveal party spurs creator to urge ‘stop having these stupid parties’

[FOX NEWS] Jenna Karvunidis says she ‘never foresaw’ the parties becoming so popular After a couple’s attempt to reveal their baby’s gender triggered a massive wildfire in California over the weekend, the creator of the ever-popular parties is now saying enough is enough. The El Dorado Fire, currently burning east of Los Angeles, has forced some 3,000 residents to evacuate from the area and […]

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US tops 5 million Covid-19 cases, with five states making up more than 40% of tally

[CNN] The US topped 5 million cases of coronavirus early Sunday — and as experts have highlighted before, the true number of infections could be many times higher. The number means the country holds about a quarter of global cases of the virus and also tops the list with the most reported deaths in the world. Of the country’s 5,022,187 estimated cases, […]

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Unemployed Californians Hopeless About Getting Jobs Back: Study

[NBC NEWS] A new study finds more unemployed Californians are starting to lose hope they’ll ever get their old jobs back.  Some of those in the latest filings for unemployment have been laid off twice after so many months of COVID closures and researchers say pessimism is setting in. “I’m normally optimistic,” said Barbara Bernard […]

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Magnitude 4.2 earthquake rattles Southern California – and its rich and famous

[USA TODAY] Every year, there are about 500,000 earthquakes – 100,000 of which can be felt on the Earth’s surface. But how do earthquakes work? We explain. At least two small temblors rocked an area near Los Angeles early Thursday, shaking residents out of their sleep but drawing no initial reports of damage or injury. A preliminary […]

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Couple who insisted on 100 wedding guests diagnosed with Covid-19

[The Independent] ‘This should be the poster child in why people should take responsibility,’ says infectious disease expert John Swartzberg A couple who insisted on having 100 guests for their wedding have contracted coronavirus, alongside eight of their friends. The wedding, that took place in early July, was held at the SS Peter and Paul’s Church, which overlooks […]

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California Coronavirus Update: Gov. Gavin Newsom Orders L.A. Restaurants, Movie Theaters To Shut Down Indoor Operations, Deploys Enforcement “Strike Team”

At his noon coronavirus press conference, Gov. Gavin Newsom made good on his promise to “toggle back” reopenings in California by ordering restaurants once again to shut down dine-in service. This applies to all locales on the “county monitoring list” for at least three consecutive days. There are 19 counties on that list, and Los Angeles in one of them. Restaurants […]

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Coronavirus Outbreak: Patients tested in California and Texas as WHO refuses to declare Health Emergency

[NEWSWEEK] Health officials are carrying out medical tests for the new coronavirus strain on patients who have recently returned from Wuhan, China, in Alameda County, California, and Brazos County, Texas. One of the patients is an unnamed student in Texas, who came down with a respiratory issue two weeks after traveling from Wahun. According to Reuters, […]

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950 earthquakes have hit Puerto Rico so far this year. Why? Blame it on an ‘earthquake swarm’

[USA TODAY] Story Highlights The worst quake – a magnitude 6.4 that struck early Tuesday – killed at least one person.Tectonics in Puerto Rico are dominated by the convergence between the North America and Caribbean tectonic plates.More earthquakes are possible in Puerto Rico, as is a risk for tsunamis.Following a series of earthquakes, the situation in Puerto Rico […]

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