Janie Har, The Associated Press

Janie Har

The Associated Press

San Francisco, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Janie:

Media access to wildfires, disasters varies widely by state

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Journalists have captured searing, intimate images of active and... → Read More

Media access to wildfires, disasters varies widely by state

Journalists have captured searing, intimate images of active and dangerous wildfires burning California, due in large part to a state law that guarantees press virtually unfettered access to disaster sites → Read More

PG&E trying a new tactic in power cuts to prevent wildfires

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - People in nearly 172,000 homes and businesses in parts of California were sweltering Tuesday without electricity as Pacific Gas & Electric intentionally shut off power to prevent wildfires amid high winds. The outages that began overnight are the first since critics blasted a series of shut-offs a year ago that cut power to 2 million customers as poorly executed and overly… → Read More

Pelosi says hair salon should apologize for 'set-up' visit

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she trusted the word of a San Francisco hair salon when staff told her they could take customers even though the city still does not allow indoor beauty services because of the pandemic → Read More

Pelosi says hair salon should apologize for 'set-up' visit

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A testy Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday she takes responsibility for trusting the word of a San Francisco hair salon that it was OK to come in for a solo visit - even though the city still does not allow indoor beauty services because of the coronavirus pandemic. But the Democratic House Speaker called Monday's visit a "set-up" and said the salon owes her an apology for… → Read More

Pelosi says hair salon should apologize for 'set-up' visit

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A testy Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday she takes responsibility for trusting the word of a San Francisco hair salon that it was OK to come in for a solo visit — even though the city still does not allow indoor beauty services because of the coronavirus pandemic. But the Democratic House Speaker called Monday's visit a "set-up" and said the salon owes her an apology for… → Read More

Some Californians didn’t get evacuation alerts in wildfires

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When Debra DeAngelo went to sleep, she thought the flames chewing through Northern California wine country were too far away to be dangerous. Plus, she had signed up for all the alerts that emergency officials pressed on people after years of catastrophic wildfires. A frantic phone call from her friend woke […] | Local News from KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico → Read More

Some Californians didn't get evacuation alerts in wildfires

SAN FRANCISCO — When Debra DeAngelo went to sleep, she thought the flames chewing through Northern California wine country were too far away to be dangerous. Plus, she had signed up for all the alerts that emergency officials pressed on people after years of catastrophic wildfires. A frantic phone call from her friend woke her … → Read More

Some Californians didn't get evacuation alerts in wildfires

Some residents who barely escaped a fast-moving wildfire in Northern California wine country say they didn't get warnings or the alerts went out too late → Read More

Some Californians didn't get evacuation alerts in wildfires

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - When Debra DeAngelo went to sleep, she thought the flames chewing through Northern California wine country were too far away to be dangerous. Plus, she had signed up for all the alerts that emergency officials pressed on people after years of catastrophic wildfires. A frantic phone call from her friend woke her up two hours later: The ranch where they both boarded their… → Read More

Crews keep working to pen in huge California wildfires

Firefighters helped by weather and reinforcements are hoping to continue progress toward extinguishing the California wildfires that have killed at least seven people and ravaged the San Francisco Bay Area and wine country → Read More

Floyd's death sparks new activism among communities of color

When Washington, D.C.’s NFL team dropped the offensive reference to Native Americans... → Read More

California faces huge fires before usual peak of season

VACAVILLE, Calif. (AP) — California’s firefighting agency is in talks with the National Guard and California Conservation Corps about providing reinforcements as an already devastating wildfire season threatens to get even worse. Lightning-sparked fires that have grown to some of the largest in state history have pushed firefighters to the breaking point as they also deal with complications from… → Read More

George Floyd's death sparks new activism among communities of color

When Washington, D. C. ’s NFL team dropped the offensive reference to Native Americans from its name last month after decades of resistance, activist Frances Danger knew why: the Black Lives Matter movement. Danger said the change would never have happened without the massive marches to protest the death of an African American man under the knee of a white police officer in Minneapolis.… → Read More

Crews hoping to keep momentum in California wildfire battles

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (AP) - Aided by weather and reinforcements, firefighters were cautiously optimistic Tuesday as they struggled to pen in California wildfires that have killed at least seven people and burned more than 1,200 homes and other buildings. A warning about dry lightning and strong winds that could spark more fires was lifted for the San Francisco Bay Area on Monday morning, a huge… → Read More

Crews hoping to keep momentum in California wildfire battles

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Aided by weather and reinforcements, firefighters were cautiously optimistic Tuesday as they struggled to pen in California wildfires that have killed at least seven people → Read More

California wildfires: Prepare to be away from home for days

California fire officials are cautiously optimistic after dodging a major lightning storm, but they are pleading with residents to stay out of evacuation zones and prepare for days away from home → Read More

California wildfires: Prepare to be away from home for days

California fire officials are cautiously optimistic after dodging a major lightning storm, but they are pleading with residents to stay out of evacuation zones and prepare for days away from home → Read More

Cautious optimism in fight against massive California blazes

California fire officials are sounding cautiously optimistic after dodging a potentially major lightning storm → Read More

Reinforcements arriving to help in deadly California fires

Firefighters and aircraft from 10 states began arriving in California Friday to help weary crews battling some of the largest blazes in state history as weekend weather threatened to renew the advance of flames that have killed six people and incinerated hundreds of homes. → Read More