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Past articles by Cornell:

PG&E power shutoffs threaten thousands as Bay Area gears up critical winds, fire danger

PG&E could cut power to approximately 386,000 customers in Northern California 38 counties starting on Sunday due to what's projected to be the strongest wind event of the year. → Read More

'PS-BS, that's what I call it': Napa County residents brace for another PG&E shutoff amid fire conditions

"I'm not the whining type but there's nothing else to do but complain," said Napa County resident Bill Fletcher. PG&E says another public safety power shutoff is likely Thursday morning within the majority in Napa County. → Read More

2 teens admit to starting 4-alarm fire on Sign Hill in South San Francisco, police say

Police say the teens are 14 and 16-years-old. They have since been released to their parents as officials complete their investigation. → Read More

Ruin to Recovery: Napa Valley slowly returns to semi-normal life after Glass Fire

Much of the Napa Valley is trying to return to something normal after the height of the Glass Fire and now, outreach and support is being offered to those affected by the wildfire. → Read More

Parts of famed winery destroyed in Glass Fire

The owner of Castello di Amorosa in Calistoga says he worst nightmare came true early Monday when part of his beloved winery caught fire and began to burn. → Read More

'The wine was destroyed': Parts of famed Castello di Amorosa Winery destroyed in Glass Fire

The owner of Castello di Amorosa in Calistoga says he worst nightmare came true early Monday when part of his beloved winery caught fire and began to burn. → Read More

'They are mocking God': San Francisco Archbishop leads march to protest COVID-19 worship regulations

San Francisco's Catholic Archbishop is blasting City Hall over COVID-19 restrictions, prohibiting indoor worship services. Hundreds took part in a protest march. Hundreds of Catholics marched through the city Sunday, to send a message: We are essential. → Read More

'I felt like crying': Bay Area police react to brazen, ambush-style shooting of 2 LA sheriff's deputies

"We're sick to our stomachs, angry," San Jose Police Officer's Association President Paul Kelly said after seeing the disturbing surveillance that captured the ambush-style attack on two deputies in Compton. → Read More

Unhealthy air quality prompts cancellation of Bay Area outdoor weekend activities

"It's dangerous to be out in this bad air, It's important to have a mask and if you have to be outside, wear one with a filter like N95 mask," Doctor Hardy says. → Read More

Walbridge Fire survivors get assistance on recovery as communities repopulate

"Our home survived, it's a miracle," said Sonoma County resident Pamela Wunderlich. She came to a new local assistance center at Healdsburg High School on Sunday, looking for some help. → Read More

Evacuees hope firefighters can control Walbridge Fire, but possible lightning strikes could pose setback

"The winds will be light, however erratic gusty winds up to 65 mph may occur and lightning could start new fires," said CAL FIRE Division Chief Jeremy Rahn. → Read More

'This is bad': Walbridge Fire triggers new evacuations in Forestville, Dry Creek Valley

As of Saturday, CAL FIRE says the Walbridge Fire has burned more than 50,000 acres and is 0% contained. The fire's path of destruction was found on Wallace Creek Road outside Healdsburg, where several homes were reduced to rubble, only the chimneys remained. → Read More

Deer Zone Fires in Contra Costa County quickly grow to 1,100 acres, 0% contained

The Deer Zone Fires burning southwest of Brentwood in Contra Costa County quickly exploded to 1,100 acres overnight. → Read More

Bay Area firefighters scramble to extinguish dozens of fires sparked by lightning

MANDATORY EVACUATIONS: Evacuations are underway for Marsh Creek Road and Morgan Territory Road as crews continue to battle the Deer Zone Fires southwest of Brentwood in Contra Costa County. → Read More

Bay Area braces for weekend heat wave after being hit by rolling blackouts amid record-breaking temps

The Bay Area is bracing for another weekend of scorching weather as officials urge residents to stay away from beaches amid the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

COVID-19 impact: San Mateo County rolls back reopening, forces some businesses to close or pivot outdoors

Another Bay Area County is taking a few steps back due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Starting Sunday, many Indoor businesses and churches in San Mateo County have been told to close or move outdoors because of spiking numbers of COVID-19. → Read More

Struggling Alameda County hairstylists rally to reopen salons, group ready to defy COVID-19 orders

"I can't feed my family, we need to open," said stylist Miranda H. who joined a dozen other salon owners in Pleasanton to rally for reopening their barbershops safely. → Read More

'This is a bad image for Oakland': Residents, mayor react after courthouse, police station damaged

Hundreds of people took part in a protest Saturday night in Oakland that led to "several" arrests and damage to the Alameda County courthouse and police station. The protest was in support of the ongoing demonstrations in Portland. → Read More

Coronavirus Impact: Some restaurant owners outraged after Alameda County suspends outdoor dining

"IT'S ABSOLUTE CHAOS": Alameda Co. business owners are confused and frustrated after the county suspends outdoor dining due to recent tightening of state guidelines. → Read More

Giant pink triangle illuminates San Francisco's Twin Peaks for Pride weekend

A giant illuminated pink triangle was installed on San Francisco's Twin Peaks in commemoration for Pride week despite the canceled events amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. → Read More