#California Lighting will strike twice in the Bay Area as forecasters predict thunderstorms will continue Tuesday after nearly 1,200 ground strikes overnight that are forming from low pressure in the area, picking up moisture from the Pacific Ocean #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Sept.12: Lightning to make encore performance in the Bay Area: About 7,000 flashes lit up the sky across the Bay Area Monday night along with actual ground strikes, and forecasters said residents can expect similar conditions starting around lunchtime on Tuesday #AceNewsDesk reports

Published on September 12, 2017 at 04:59AM: “The threat exists again today. It’s hard to say how much lightning any particular area will get,” said Scott Rowe, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service…….The wet season typically exists in the winter months for most of California, but storms are forming from low pressure in the area, picking up moisture from the Pacific Ocean #AceNewsDesk reports are provided by Sterling Publishing & Media News

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CALIFORNIA: ‘ Secretary of State reverses decision allowing 45,000 State Felons right to vote ‘

#AceNewsReport – CALIFORNIA:Aug.05: California Secretary of State Alex Padilla today reversed the course set by the state elections chief before him and dropped efforts to prevent some 45,000 state felons from voting.

The move brought cheers from those seeking greater rights for former prisoners and comes as California is rethinking some of its get-tough criminal justice policies.

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CALIFORNIA: ‘ Wasters beware: #DroughtShaming on the rise’

#AceNewsReport -Headlines:June.11: Watch out #DroughtShaming is coming:

 LOS ANGELES (AP) – Pssst. Ready to water that beautiful lush lawn of yours? The one that’s the envy of the entire neighbourhood.

If you live in Southern California you’d better wait until after midnight. Preferably on a cloudy, new-moon night during a power outage when it’s so dark even night-vision goggles won’t give away your position.

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CALIFORNIA: ‘ Salton Sea Threatened with Urban Transfer of Waters ‘

#AceNewsReport – California(Salton City):June.03: Once-bustling marinas on shallow water in California’s largest lake a few years ago are bone-dry.

Carcasses of oxygen-starved tilapia lie on desolate shores.

Flocks of eared grebes and shoreline birds bob up and down to feast on marine life. An air of decline and strange beauty permeates the Salton Sea:

The lake is shrinking – and on the verge of getting much smaller as more water goes to coastal cities.

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CALIFORNIA: ‘ SILICON VALLEY START-UP DEVELOPS TECHNOLOGY FOR POLICE GUNS ‘

#AceWorldNews – CALIFORNIA – October 24 – A Silicon Valley start-up

'CALIFORNIA START UP UNVEILS GUN TECHNOLOGY FOR COPS '

CALIFORNIA START UP UNVEILS GUN TECHNOLOGY FOR COPS ‘

has developed technology to let dispatchers know when a police officer’s weapon has been fired.

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‘CALIFORNIA START-UP UNVEILS GUN TECHNOLOGY FOR COPS’

The latest product by Yardarm Technologies would notify dispatchers in real time when an officer’s gun is taken out of its holster and when it’s fired.

It can also track where the gun is located and in what direction it was fired.

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‘ US FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE SERVICES BLAMES RUSSIA FOR ONE OF OUR NUKES IS MISSING IN FORT CARSON ‘

#AceNewsServices – UNITED STATES (Colorado) – October 12 – The Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) is reporting today that President Putin’s order to begin deploying tactical nuclear weapons throughout the Crimean Federal District is “intensely/directly related” to a “missing”, and believed stolen, low-yield atomic cannon shell from its storage bunker in Fort Carson, Colorado, which is a United States Army installation located near the city of Colorado Springs.

One of the main entrance signs at Fort Carson

One of the main entrance signs at Fort Carson (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

According to the SVR, the atomic weapon missing from Fort Carson has been identified as a W48 nuclear artillery shell that measures 155 mm (6.1 inches) in diameter and 845.82 mm (33.3 inches) long.

This report notes that the W48 was produced in two models, Mod 0 and Mod 1, which weighed 53.5 and 58 kg (118 and 128 pounds) respectively and have an explosive yield equivalent to 0.072 kiloton (72 tons of TNT).

Though the US had reported that all of their W48 nuclear shells had been “retired” by 1992, this report says, the SVR has long noted their continued “use for training” by US Army 4th Infantry Division forces head quarter’s at Fort Carson and under the command of North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) forces operating from the Cheyenne Mountain nuclear bunker complex, all of whom are located in El Paso County, Colorado.

The specific US weapons platform designed to fire the W48, this report notes, is the Paladin M109A6 155mm Artillery System [3rd photo left] which is currently operated by  forces belonging to the 1st Brigade Combat Team of the 4th Infantry Division.

Over the past few days when this W48 nuclear shell “disappeared”, this report continues, the forces of the 1st Brigade Combat Team were involved in training exercises with the 1st Battalion of the 66th Armored Regiment at Fort Carson ahead of their planned deployment in the next few weeks to the Fort Irwin National Training Center, in California, which will span much of November, after which they will be prepared to deploy to combat worldwide.

US media reports about this missing W48 nuclear shell are “nonexistent”, this report further notes, other than their noting that Fort Carson has been put on a “total lockdown” as US military forces there continue their search for what they call a lost “sensitive item“, a term they use that refers to gear including weapons, ammunition and night vision goggles – items that cause high-level concern when missing.

These media reports further report that whatever is missing, it must be small enough to fit in a car causing Fort Carson security officers to spend about two hours inspecting all vehicles leaving Fort Carson’s gates yesterday and their spokesman stating: “As part of random searches at the gate, we are conducting outbound vehicle searches in order to prevent the unauthorized removal of government property from the installation.”

Of critical concern to the Kremlin regarding this missing W48 nuclear shell, SVR intelligence analysts in this report state, is that if fits nearly exactly to the strange and mysterious war game sprung on world leaders this past March by President Barack Obama that he named “nukes on the loose” and involved a terrorist attack with an atomic “dirty bomb” that takes place in the financial heart of an unnamed but Western metropolis.

London’s Telegraph News Service in their report on this “nukes on the loose” war game further noted:

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CALIFORNIA: ‘ Industry Illegally Injected Three Billions of Fracking Wastewater into Drinking Water ‘

#AceNewsServices – CALIFORNIA – October 11 – ​Industry illegally injected about 3 billion gallons of fracking wastewater into central California drinking-water and farm-irrigation aquifers, the state found after the US Environmental Protection Agency ordered a review of possible contamination.

According to documents obtained by the Center for Biological Diversity, the California State Water Resources Board found that at least nine of the 11 hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, wastewater injection sites that were shut down in July upon suspicion of contamination were in fact riddled with toxic fluids used to unleash energy reserves deep underground.

The aquifers, protected by state law and the federal Safe Water Drinking Act, supply quality water in a state currently suffering unprecedented drought.

The documents also show that the Central Valley Water Board found high levels of toxic chemicals – including arsenic, thallium, and nitrates – in water-supply wells near the wastewater-disposal sites.

Arsenic is a carcinogen that weakens the immune system, and thallium is a common component in rat poison.

“Arsenic and thallium are extremely dangerous chemicals,” said Timothy Krantz, a professor of environmental studies at the University of Redlands, according to the Center for Biological Diversity.

“The fact that high concentrations are showing up in multiple water wells close to wastewater injection sites raises major concerns about the health and safety of nearby residents.”

The Center for Biological Diversity obtained a letter from the state Water Board to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that said the Central Valley Regional Water Board discovered the health violations.

Following the July suspension of the 11 injection sites, the EPA ordered a review of aquifers in the area to be completed within 60 days.

The state Water Board also said that 19 more injection wells may have also contaminated sensitive, protected aquifers, while dozens more wells have been the source of waste-water dumped into aquifers of unknown quality.

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UNITED STATES: Pilot of Californian State Air Tanker Plane is Killed Battling Fire in Yosemite National Park ‘

#AceBreakingNews – UNITED STATES (California) – October 08 – The pilot flying a California state air tanker plane that crashed while battling a fire at Yosemite National Park has died, fire officials said late Tuesday.

The pilot’s name was withheld until all immediate family were notified.

“This crash underscores just how inherently dangerous wildland firefighting is and the job is further compounded this year by extreme fire conditions,” said Chief Ken Pimlott, Cal Fire director.

' Pilot Fighting Fire in Yosemite Dies '

‘ Pilot Fighting Fire in Yosemite Dies ‘

Cal Fire spokesman Daniel Berlant said the plane was one of the state’s S-2T air tankers, originally made for the Navy and converted by the agency for use as a tanker to combat wildfires.

Investigators from the National Traffic Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration were expected at the scene early Wednesday, FAA spokesman Ian Gregor said.

He said authorities at the scene report the pilot was the only person believed on board the plane.

The plane went down in unknown circumstances, he said.

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‘ California Battling with Renewable Energy Paradox ‘

#AceNewsServices – CALIFORNIA – September 24 – That giant sucking sound you hear on the West Coast these days is the state of California, hoovering up as much renewable energy as neighbouring states can produce.

' Giant Wind Farm in Wyoming '

‘ Giant Wind Farm in Wyoming ‘

The latest development: a proposal from four major energy companies to build an $8 billion wind energy farm in Wyoming to power the city of Los Angeles.

' Wyoming Wind Farm to Los Angeles Homes '

‘ Wyoming Wind Farm to Los Angeles Homes ‘

Within the next decade, some cities like L.A. are expected to see power needs increase by as much as 18 percent, and a lot of that energy needs to be clean. The state has some of the most ambitious renewable standards in the entire country: By 2020, nearly a third of its power has to come from renewable sources.

Though the wind project would be supplying power to Southern California, all of it would be sourced from outside the state. Bloomberg reports:

The project includes a 2,100-megawatt wind farm in Wyoming, a 525-mile (845-kilometre) power line and a $1.5 billion storage facility, the developers said today in a statement. Duke-American Transmission, a joint venture of Duke Energy Corp. (DUK) and American Transmission Co., Dresser-Rand Group Inc. (DRC) and two others will propose the project to the Southern California Public Power Authority by early 2015.

This project would be the 21st Century’s Hoover Dam — a landmark of the clean energy revolution,” Jeff Meyer, managing partner of Pathfinder Renewable Wind Energy, said in the statement. 

All told, the wind project is expected to produce about 9.2 gigawatt-hours per year.

' Hoover Dam '

‘ Hoover Dam ‘

To compare, the Hoover Dam, which supplies hydroelectric power for Nevada, Arizona, and California, produced an annual average of 4.2 gigawatt-hours of electricity from 1999 to 2008.

Officials are still grappling with the “renewable energy paradox” — finding the balance between the push for clean energy and its unintended environmental consequences. A day before Bloomberg’s coverage of the proposed wind project, officials announced plans to parcel out 22.5 million acres across southern California deserts like the Mojave for large-scale energy projects and new habitat conservation areas, amid reports birds being scorched mid-air at the state’s Ivanpah solar plant near the Nevada border.

There’s no word yet on the potential environmental impacts of the proposed wind farm and if passed, it probably would not be completed until at least 2023. 

But for now, Hoover Dam, enjoy the limelight as one of America’s most beloved feats of engineering.

Your days as a tourist trap could be numbered.

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NORTH KOREA: ‘ Supreme Court Sentences American Matthew Miller to Six Years Hard Labour ‘

#AceBreakingNews – NORTH KOREA (Pyongyang) – September 14 – North Korea’s Supreme Court on Sunday sentenced a 24-year-old American man to six years of hard labour for entering the country illegally to commit espionage.

Matthew Miller, a U.S. citizen, sits on the dock at the Supreme Court during his trial in Pyongyang, North Korea, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. North Korea's Supreme Court on Sunday sentenced Miller to six years of hard labor for entering the country illegally and trying to commit espionage. (AP Photo/Kim Kwang Hyon)

Matthew Miller, a U.S. citizen, sits on the dock at the Supreme Court during his trial in Pyongyang, North Korea, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. North Korea’s Supreme Court on Sunday sentenced Miller to six years of hard labor for entering the country illegally and trying to commit espionage. (AP Photo/Kim Kwang Hyon)

At a trial that lasted about 90 minutes, the court said Matthew Miller, of Bakersfield, California, tore up his tourist visa at Pyongyang’s airport upon arrival on April 10 and admitted to having the “wild ambition” of experiencing prison life so that he could secretly investigate North Korea’s human rights situation.

Matthew Miller, 24, of Bakersfield, California, who was detained in April at Pyongyang’s airport after tearing his visa to pieces and demanding asylum, has been tried on Sunday, AP reports.

Also apart from Miller, there are two more Americans currently being held in North Korean jails. One of them, Jeffrey Fowle, 56, was arrested in May for leaving a Bible at a provincial club while another one, Korean-American missionary Kenneth Bae, currently serving out a 15-year sentence for alleged “hostile acts.”

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CALIFORNIA: ‘ Six California’s Plan Fails to Qualify for 2016 Referendum ‘

#AceNewsServices – UNITED STATES (California) – September 13 – A proposal to split the US state of California into six independent states failed to qualify for November 2016 referendum as it did not get enough signatures, the California secretary of state’s office said.

The initiative was proposed by Tim Draper, an American venture capital investor, who called the “Six Californias” plan an“opportunity to reboot and refresh our state government.”

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The opponents say the initiative would cause inequality and political chaos.Six Californias was a solution in search of a problem that didn’t address any of our state’s challenges,” said a statement from Fabian Nunez, a former State Assembly speaker.

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EL SALVADOR: ‘ Gang Culture Changing To Protect And Serve ‘

#AceNewsServices – EL SALVADOR (Ilopango) – September 07 – Marvin Gonzalez waves to shopkeepers as he enjoys a morning walk through the sunny, working-class resort of Ilopango.

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His cellphone rings non-stop with residents seeking his support for anything from dealing with a drunk who won’t pay his bar bill to reporting an attempted rape. Gonzalez is not a police chief, nor a politician.

The 31-year-old plug of a man is the local leader of the Mara Salvatrucha, a gang formed by Central American immigrants in California and now designated by the U.S. as a transnational criminal organization.

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SACRAMENTO: ' Wildfire Forces Evacuation of 1,200 Residents '

#AceWorldNews – UNITED STATES (California) – July 27 – A wildfire has forced the evacuation of about 1,200 residents in a rural area east of the California state capital of Sacramento, according to fire officials.

​The fire, which is centred about 8 km north of the town of Plymouth and 50 kilometres east of Sacramento, destroyed five residences and two outbuildings, causing one injury, said Lynne Tolmachoff, spokeswoman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, as cited by Reuters.

Since the blaze began on Friday, 515 have been evacuated in Amador and El Dorado counties, fire officials said.

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Russian Bombers Fly Within 50 Miles of California Coast


In this U.S. Navy stock picture, a F-18 Hornet strike fighter intercepts a Russian Tu-95 Bear long rang bomber

USAF jets scrambled TWICE as nuclear-capable Russian bombers go on practice run off Alaska… then fly within 50 miles of Californian coast

Four Russian strategic bombers triggered U.S. air defense systems while conducting practice bombing runs near Alaska this week, with two of the Tu-95 Bear H aircraft coming within 50 miles of the California coast, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (Norad) confirmed Wednesday. “The last time we saw anything similar was two years ago on the Fourth of July,” Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Norad spokesman, told the Free Beacon. Davis said the latest Bear H incursions began Monday around 4:30 p.m. Pacific time when radar detected the four turbo-prop powered bombers approaching the U.S. air defense zone near the far western Aleutian Islands.

Two U.S. Air Force F-22 jets were scrambled and intercepted the bombers over the Aleutians. After tracking the bombers as they flew eastward, two of the four Bears turned around and headed west toward the Russian Far East. The bombers are believed to be based at the Russian strategic base near Anadyr, Russia. The remaining two nuclear-capable bombers then flew southeast and around 9:30 P.M. entered the U.S. northern air defense zone off the coast of Northern California. Two U.S. F-15 jets were deployed and intercepted the bombers as they eventually flew within 50 miles of the coast before turning around and heading west. A defense official said the four bombers also were supported by two IL-78 aerial refueling tankers that were used for mid-air refueling during the operation this week.

The Tu-95 is a long-range strike aircraft capable of carrying nuclear cruise missiles. Other versions are equipped with intelligence-gathering sensors and electronic warfare gear. It has a range of around 9,400 miles without refueling. Davis said the aircraft “acted professionally” and the bombers appeared to be conducting a training mission. “They typically do long range aviation training in the summer and it is not unusual for them to be more active during this time,” he said. “We assess this was part of training. And they did not enter territorial airspace.” The bomber incursion is the latest Russian nuclear saber-rattling amid stepped up tensions over Moscow’s military annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea.


A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor aircraft had to intercept two Tu-95 Bear H aircraft last week

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Rep. Mike Conaway (R., Texas), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, called the Russian flights “intentional provocations.” “Putin is doing this specifically to try to taunt the U.S. and exercise, at least in the reported world, some sort of saber-rattling, muscle-flexing kind of nonsense,” Conaway said in an interview. “Truth of the matter is we would have squashed either one of those [bombers] like baby seals.” “It’s a provocation and it’s unnecessary. But it fits in with [Putin’s] macho kind of saber-rattling,” he said, adding that he expects Russia will carry out more of these kinds of incidents in the future. Retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney, a former Alaska commander for the North American Aerospace Defense Command, said he does not remember a case of Russian strategic bombers coming that close to the U.S. coast. “Again we see the Obama administration through their covert—but overt to Mr. Putin—unilateral disarmament, inviting adventurism by the Russians,” McInerney said in an email.

“At the height of the Cold War I do not remember them getting this close. Mr. Putin had to approve this mission and he is just showing his personal contempt for President Obama right after meeting him in Normandy less than a week ago,” McInerney said. McInerney said no American president has been treated with such disrespect in U.S. history. “A sad day indeed and at the same time Mosul and Tikrit [Iraq] fall to radical Islamists after the Obama administration’s failed Iraq policy,” he added. “He snatched defeat from the jaws of victory yet again.” The Alaska-California bombers flight also came a month after a Russian Su-27 interceptor jet flew dangerously close to a U.S. RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft flying over the Sea of Okhotsk, north of Japan.

In that incident on April 23, the Su-27 jet flew close to the RC-135, turned to reveal its air-to-air missiles to the crew, and then flew dangerously close to within 100 feet of the cockpit in a maneuver military officials called reckless. Davis said in the past 10 years, 50 Bear H bombers were intercepted near U.S. air defense zone, although he acknowledged that Monday’s flight near California was unusual. In April, a telephone conversation between two Russian ambassadors was posted on YouTube and appeared to show the diplomats joking about the Ukraine crisis and discussing the possible incursions in the United States and Eastern Europe. The leaked conversation between Igor Nilokaevich Chubarov and Sergey Viktorovich Bakharev, Russian ambassadors to the African nations Eritrea and Zimbabwe and Malawi, respectively, includes references to post-Crimea Russian imperialism to include Eastern Europe and “Californialand” and “Miamiland.” Russian Bear H flights elsewhere have increased in recent years. In February 2013, two of the bombers were intercepted as they circled the U.S. Pacific island of Guam, in a rare long-range incursion.

Two Bear Hs also were intercepted near Alaska on April 28, 2013.

A Russian Bear H incursion in Asia took place in in July 2013 when two Tu-95s were intercepted by Japanese and South Korean jets near the Korean peninsula and Japan’s northern Hokkaido Island. The July 4, 2012, bomber flights near the West Coast were the first time since the Cold War that Russian jets has traveled so close to the U.S. coastline. That action followed an earlier intrusion by Tu-95s near Alaska that were part of large-scale strategic nuclear exercises by the Russians aimed at practicing strikes on enemy air defenses. Russia has stepped up provocative nuclear war games in recent years as part of propaganda efforts to display Moscow’s dislike of U.S. missile defenses in Europe.

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` Earthquake Measuring 5.7 Magnitude Hits Alaska ‘

#AceBreakingNews – A 5.7 magnitude earthquake rocked south-eastern Alaska, about 73km from Haines, near Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.

The earthquake hit on Wednesday at 11:58 GMT southwest of Haines, which has a population of over 2,500 people. The epi-center was 10km deep, according to United States Geological Survey.

The quake was first reported at a magnitude of 5.8, however it was subsequently downgraded to 5.7.

There have been no reports of casualties.

The circum-Pacific seismic belt, the earth’s most active seismic feature, brushes Alaska and the Aleutian Islands, resulting in frequent earthquakes. More than 80 percent of the planet’s tremors occur in the circum-Pacific belt, according to USGS data.

One of the strongest earthquakes in the history of Alaska occurred in the Anchorage area on March 27, 1964, according to the USGS.

The magnitude was recorded at 8.5 on the Richter scale, then recalculated to 9.2, while the shock devastated down-town Anchorage.

It was followed by a tsunami that destroyed many of Alaska’s coastal towns and spread along the West Coast of the United States and Canada, and as far as Hawaii.

One hundred and twenty-two were drowned by the ensuing tsunami waves – 107 in Alaska, 11 in California, and four in Oregon.

More soon ………………………………………… CBC and Reuters and RT. 

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` Earthquake Magnitude 6.6 Has been Registered South of Port Hardy Muncipality of British Columbia ‘

#AceWorldNews- PORT HARDY – April 24 – A 6.6 magnitude earthquake has been registered 94km south of Port Hardy municipality, British Columbia, western Canada, according to the US Geological Survey.

The quake occurred at 03:10 GMT at a depth of 11.4km.

No tsunami danger has been issued for potentially affected US and Canadian areas, including Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and California, according to the US tsunami warning office.

Currently there is no information on possible casualties or damage.

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` Nine People Reported Killed and at least 50 Injured in Crash Involving FedEx Truck and Tour Bus CHP ‘

#AceWorldNews – CALIFORNIA – April 11 – At least nine people have been killed and dozens injured when a FedEx truck crashed into a tour bus with high school students in Glenn County, northern California, a California Highway Patrol (CHP) spokeswoman said.

Local media report that up to 50 people were injured in the incident.

The bus was heading to Humboldt State University for a tour.

According to the spokeswoman, the truck driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed first into a passenger car and then into the bus.

Among the victims are the drivers of the truck and seven passengers on the bus.

ORLAND, Calif. (KABC) — Reported – A tour bus carrying high school students on their way to visit a college campus collided with a FedEx tractor-trailer on the Interstate 5 Freeway north of Highway 32 near Orland in Northern California, killing at least nine people.

The collision happened between Sacramento and Redding, west of Chico, at about 5:40 p.m. A FedEx truck was travelling southbound on I-5 when it crossed into oncoming traffic, striking a northbound Nissan Altima, then the tour bus, California Highway Patrol officials said.

Investigators said the truck may have been trying to avoid the Altima when it collided with the bus http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?id=9499903

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` 100 arrested, 44 hospitalized after `California Party ‘ Descended into Street Brawl ‘

#AceWorldNews – CALIFORNIA – April 07 – One hundred people have been arrested and 44 others injured after a California college spring break party descended into a brawl.

Clashes broke out at approximately 9:30 p.m. local time on Saturday at the 15,000-strong party known as ‘Deltopia,’ the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office told AP.

The situation became violent after a University of California Santa Barbara police officer was struck in the head with a bag full of alcohol bottles. As the situation intensified, the crowd began throwing rocks, starting fires, and vandalizing police vehicles.

Tear gas was reportedly used, and five of the injured are thought to have been officers. Clashes diffused by Sunday morning.

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` Oakland California have agreed a `Multi-million ' settlement with Military Veteran injured by Police '

#AceWorldNews – California – March 20 – Military veteran who was critically injured by the police during an Occupy Wall Street protest in October 2011 will be awarded $4.5 million by the city of Oakland, California.

Attorneys for the man, 26-year-old Scott Olsen, said on Friday this week that city officials have agreed on a multi-million dollar settlement that will resolve a federal lawsuit filed after the Oct. 25, 2011 incident.

Olsen was with around 1,000 other demonstrators that evening who had decided to protest the local police department’s recent clearing of Occupy activists from an encampment they established in a city park.

During a march through down-town, Olsen was hit in the head with a non-lethal projectile fired by an unknown police officer and quickly admitted to an area hospital in critical condition where he was diagnosed with a fractured skill, broken neck vertebrae and swelling of the brain.

The marine served two tours in Iraq between 2006 and 2010, and then joined the group Iraq Veterans Against the War.

He was employed as a systems administrator in the San Francisco Bay area at the time of the 2011 protest.

Read More :
1. http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/4-5M-settlement-for-Oakland-protester-wounded-by-5337743.php
2. http://www.democracynow.org/2014/3/21/scott_olsen_us_vet_nearly_killed?autostart=true
3. http://on.rt.com/kwrnqm
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` Japans Leaking `Fukushima Nuclear Plant ‘ could reach Pacific Coast of USA ‘

#AceWorldNews – Alert – 16th March 2014

American scientists are aware that radiation from Japan’s leaking Fukushima nuclear power plant could reach Pacific coast in the nearest future.

English: Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant. Tigh...

English: Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant. Tight crop showing reactors 4, 3, 2 and 1, reading left (South) to right (North). Area shown is approximately 600 by 350 metres. 日本語: 福島第一原子力発電所。 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ken Buesseler, a chemical oceanographer at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution on Cape Cod, Mass., reported, that four coastal monitoring sites in California and Washington have detected no traces of radiation from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant destruction – “not yet,” he said during a telephone press briefing, but noted that it might reach the coast by April.

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