The unfounded rumors that “antifa” are responsible for the wildfires in California and Oregon appears to stem from posts on Twitter and Facebook, alleging that members of a loosely connected network of anti-fascist protesters had come to the small town of Molalla, Oregon to commit arson. They were bolstered by a post from the Molalla Police Department on Wednesday urging individuals in the region to report “suspicious activity” to 911 based on rumors of looting in the area. … [Read more...] about How the Right Spread a False Rumor About Antifa and Wildfires
In California, a “fire-generating pyrotechnic device” used during a gender reveal party caused a wildfire that has burned through more than 10,000 acres of land, causing families to be evacuated from their homes and firefighters to work around the clock to contain it. The incident went viral via social media, prompting massive outcry and even the “inventor” of gender reveal parties, an influencer named Jenna Karvunidis, to publicly denounce the trend. “Stop it. Stop having these stupid parties,” Karvunidis wrote on Facebook. “For the love of God, stop burning things down to tell everyone about your kid’s penis. No one cares but you.” … [Read more...] about After Gender Reveal Party Causes Wildfire in California, Are We Finally Done?
These images are from around midday Wednesday, and as you can see, there's a creepy haze created by plumes of smoke blanketing the city ... making the day seem almost like night. Locals are standing in awe in the streets recording the unique sight. … [Read more...] about San Francisco Sky Glowing Orange from California Wildfires
“Restoring neighborhood outages affecting groups of 5-20 homes takes our crews much longer than larger circuit level or partial circuit outages where a single crew may be able to restore power to 500 to 1000+ customers in the same amount of time,” a utility statement said. “In contrast, neighborhood outages typically take a single crew 4-6 hours to restore power to a much smaller group of customers.” … [Read more...] about 50-60 MPH Santa Ana Winds To Rake L.A. This Week As Fires Rage; Utilities May Cut Power
“We are doing everything we can to get everyone dealt with, both the large outages and the small outages,” DWP General Manager and Chief Engineer Marty Adams said. “We hope that we will make significant progress today and get everyone back in power as quickly as we can.” … [Read more...] about California Governor Gavin Newsom Insists, “I Have No Patience For Climate Change Deniers” Amid Largest Fire Season In Recent Memory