Jocelyn Gecker

  • Governor Oct 30, 2019

    Strong Winds Fuel Flames in Tinder-Dry California

    An outbreak of wildfires outside Los Angeles on Wednesday threatened thousands of structures, narrowly bypassing the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, while Northern California also continues battling resource-straining blazes. With California tinder dry and fires burning in both the north and south, the state was at the mercy of gusty winds, on high alert for any new flames that could run...

  • Associated Press Oct 26, 2019

    New Evacuations, Power Outages Near California Wildfire

    Authorities ordered at least 50,000 residents to evacuate towns near a massive Northern California wildfire Saturday, and the state’s largest utility announced power shut-offs for an estimated 2.35 million people due to forecasts of severe winds and extreme fire danger. Two previous electricity shut-offs in recent weeks were carried out amid concern that gusty winds could disrupt or knock down...

  • Governor Oct 25, 2019

    Wind-Whipped Fires Rage Across California as Lights Go Dark

    Fast-growing fires throughout California forced tens of thousands of people to evacuate their homes Thursday as dry winds and high heat fed flames and fears in the state still jittery from devastating wildfires in the past two years. The dramatic fires and evacuations — near Los Angeles and in the wine country of Northern California — came against a backdrop...

  • Associated Press Oct 23, 2019

    Californians Hit With 2nd Round of Sweeping Blackouts

    Lights went out across large portions of Northern California on Wednesday, as the state’s largest utility began its second massive blackout in two weeks, citing the return of dangerous fire weather. Pacific Gas & Electric Co. said the rolling blackouts that initially stretched from the Sierra foothills to north of the San Francisco Bay Area would ultimately impact a half-million...

  • Gavin Newsom Oct 14, 2019

    Do California Power Shutoffs Work? Hard to Know, Experts Say

    Millions of Californians spent part of the week in the dark in an unprecedented effort by the state’s large electrical utilities to prevent another devastating wildfire. It was the fifth time Pacific Gas & Electric Co. has preemptively cut the power but by far the largest to date in the utility’s effort to prevent a deadly wildfire sparked by its...

  • California Oct 10, 2019

    ’It Was Unnecessary’: California Utility Faces Gripes Over Deliberate Blackouts

    More than 1.5 million people in Northern California were in the dark Thursday, most for a second day, after the state’s largest utility cut off electricity to more customers to prevent wind-fueled wildfires amid dry weather and strong winds sweeping through the region. Pacific Gas and Electric cut power to more than 300,000 people in the San Francisco Bay Area...

  • California Oct 9, 2019

    California Power Outage: What Happens When the Lights Go Out

    Power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses went out early Wednesday, affecting millions of people in California. Pacific Gas and Electric Co. said a forecast of extreme wind and dry weather has created fire danger of unprecedented scope, prompting it to initiate the largest preventive outage in state history to reduce the risk of wildfires sparked by faulty...

  • JUDGE Sep 23, 2019

    Opera’s Domingo Starts US Performances Amid Allegations

    When opera superstar Placido Domingo appeared in Europe last month after being accused of sexual harassment by multiple women, his performances were greeted with rapturous ovations. However, this week, the spotlight moves to the U.S., where Domingo faces two investigations into his behavior and is scheduled to help kick off the new season at New York’s Metropolitan Opera.

  • spokeswoman Sep 8, 2019

    Opera Union Launches Investigation Into Domingo Allegations

    The union that represents opera performers and staff has launched its own investigation into sexual harassment allegations against superstar Placido Domingo, saying it cannot be sure that opera companies will delve into them sufficiently themselves. The American Guild of Musical Artists said its investigation was prompted by two Associated Press stories in which multiple women accused the opera legend of...

  • Europe Sep 5, 2019

    Singer Says Opera’s Domingo Harassed Her, Grabbed Her Breast

    The glittering production was a high point of the Washington Opera’s 1999-2000 season: Jules Massenet’s “Le Cid,” about a legendary Spanish conqueror, starring a tenor legendary in his own right — Placido Domingo, then the company’s artistic director. The opera, also being filmed for broadcast on public television, was unquestionably a career break for a 28-year-old singer named Angela Turner...

  • JUDGE Aug 20, 2019

    LA Opera Names Lawyer to Lead Investigation of Placido Domingo Sexual Harassment Allegations

    Los Angeles Opera said Tuesday it will immediately open a “thorough and independent investigation” into allegations of sexual harassment against the opera star Placido Domingo, the company’s general director.

  • Associated Press Aug 13, 2019

    San Francisco Opera Cancels Placido Domingo Concert Following Sexual Misconduct Allegations

    Two music companies canceled appearances by Placido Domingo and the Los Angeles Opera said Tuesday it would launch an investigation in response to an Associated Press story in which numerous women accused the opera legend of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior spanning decades.

  • Singer Mar 14, 2019

    ‘He’s Shady’: Ringleader in College Scandal Irritated Others

    For 25 years, William “Rick” Singer was in the business of helping high school students get into some of the country’s top colleges, gaining a reputation as a master salesman who got results, but also someone who came across as devious and way too slick, say some of those who knew him professionally.

  • Maine Feb 21, 2019

    Harbor Porpoise Spotted on Boston Waterfront

    Thousands of striking teachers in Oakland, California, will bring a demonstration for higher wages into a second day, union officials said.

  • California Feb 21, 2019

    Striking Oakland Teachers Demand Better Pay, Smaller Classes

    Thousands of striking teachers in Oakland, California, will bring a demonstration for higher wages into a second day, union officials said.

  • OFFICER Feb 18, 2019

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  • Gavin Newsom Jan 12, 2019

    Suspect in Slaying of Davis Policewoman Identified; Motive Remains a Mystery

    A man who shot and killed a rookie police officer in Northern California before taking his own life during a standoff with police was a 48-year-old convict who had been ordered to surrender a semi-automatic rifle. Kevin Douglas Limbaugh’s name was released Saturday as authorities continued to investigate his motive for the attack.

  • Donald Trump Dec 30, 2018

    California Officer’s Killing Reignites Sanctuary Law Fight

    The shooting death of a California police officer has reignited the debate over sanctuary laws, with a sheriff all but blaming the statewide immigration policy for the killing as he announced the arrest of a man living in the U.S. illegally. A two-day statewide manhunt ended Friday with the arrest of Gustavo Perez Arriaga, who came out with his hands...

  • California Aug 4, 2018

    ‘Hazardous’ Smoky Air from Calif. Wildfires Shuts Yosemite in Peak Tourist Season

    Yosemite National Park’s iconic cliffs are shrouded in so much smoke from nearby wildfires that the air quality is worse than anywhere in America and is rivaling Beijing. The unhealthy haze prompted officials to close the scenic Yosemite Valley and other areas on July 25 along with hundreds of campsites and hotels in what has become the park’s longest closure...

  • Attorney Jun 5, 2018

    California Judge Who Sentenced Stanford Swimmer Is Recalled

    Northern California voters on Tuesday recalled a judge from office after he sentenced a former Stanford University swimmer convicted of sexual assault to a short jail sentence instead of prison. Voters opted to oust Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky. The judge was targeted for recall in June 2016 shortly after he sentenced Brock Turner to six months in jail...

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