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Police shooting decision sparks protests

by Kent Covington
Posted 3/04/19, 10:30 am

Angry protests erupted in Sacramento, Calif., over the weekend after authorities announced two police officers will not face criminal charges for fatally shooting an unarmed black man. Officers Terrence Mercadal and Jared Robinet shot 22-year-old Stephon Clark following a foot chase last March. They pursued Clark through a neighborhood and confronted him in his grandmother’s backyard, where they mistook his cellphone for a handgun and shot him numerous times.

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California utility admits link to deadly wildfire

by Rachel Lnn Aldrich
Posted 3/01/19, 12:52 pm

A Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. (PG&E) transmission line likely sparked the devastating Camp Fire in Northern California last year that killed 86 people and destroyed most of the town of Paradise, the company announced Thursday. “Based on the information currently known to the company and reported to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and other agencies, the company believes it is probable that its equipment will be determined to be an ignition point of the 2018 Camp Fire,” PG&E revealed in a statement.

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Homelessness in whose backyard?

Homelessness | As a Los Angeles resident, I empathize with both sides of the NIMBY debate
by Sophia Lee
Posted 2/25/19, 02:27 pm

Two weeks ago, WORLD Magazine published my story about the clash between NIMBYs and YIMBYs. A NIMBY—short for “Not in My Backyard”—is a person who opposes development projects such as homeless shelters in his neighborhood. A YIMBY—“Yes in My Backyard”—is a person who supports such local projects.

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