Mountain Lion Caught in Sacramento Neighborhood
Wildlife authorities captured a 100-pound mountain lion that was roaming a Sacramento neighborhood. Sunday morning a mountain lion was spotted on Bessemer Way in the Natomas neighborhood. The lion was captured after being tranquilized by Fish and Wildlife staff. They will released the lion in a wild area far away from any residential neighborhood. (Source: CBS)
California Commission Figuring Wildfire Financial Responsibility
A state commission met for the first time yesterday, to figure out who should pay for California's wildfires. Under California law, utilities are responsible for most of the costs of wildfires sparked by their equipment, even if they aren't negligent. PG&E said it was filing for bankruptcy in January due to tens of billions of dollars in wildfire liabilities. Lawmakers are tasked with competing interests, the biggest is how to balance wildfire costs between utilities, their shareholders and their customers. (Source: KBAK TV)
Tehachapi Mountains Plan Crash Victims Identified
The names were released Monday for three people killed last week in a plane crash in the Tehachapi mountains. The Kern County coroner’s office identifies the victims as 74-year old Ruben Piranian, 53-year old Felipe Iniguez Plascencia, and 38-year old Marina Villavicencio. The twin-engine Beechcraft plane was traveling from San Luis Obispo to Los Angeles, and pilot’s son called authorities when the plane was overdue last Thursday night. (Source: KBAK TV)
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