Monday, January 20
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Electric-vehicle driving employees at Silicon Valley companies are finding it hard to charge their cars at work, creating incidents of "charge rage" among drivers competing for charging access. The Mercury News reports that installation of electric vehicle charging ports at some companies has not kept pace with demand.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Police say two men have been wounded in a shooting at house party in Fresno after a San Francisco 49ers fan was taunted by fans of the Seattle Seahawks. The Fresno Bee reports two men received non-life-threatening wounds during the Seahawks victory in the NFC championship game on Sunday. Fresno County sheriff's deputies say Amado Vargas was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.
GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) — Crews are building containment lines around a wildfire near Los Angeles that destroyed several homes. The U.S. Forest Service said today the fire in the San Gabriel Mountains is 84 percent contained, with full containment expected Wednesday. Officials caution that bone-dry winter conditions remain a threat for the region.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new California law that tightens the state's recycling redemption rules is squeezing people who cash in bottles and plastic to get by. The LA Times reports that as of Nov. 1, recycling centers started paying much less for containers including wine bottles and milk jugs that do not have a specific redemption value. A load of recyclables that used to be worth $200 might now only fetch $50.