Eric Westervelt

Eric Westervelt appears in the following:

Some California Cities Criminalize Nuisance Code Violations

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

A lawsuit filed Tuesday aims to halt what it sees as the criminalization of minor property code violations, which can hit homeowners with thousands of dollars in cost recovery fees.

Comment

Experts Say Nuclear Attack Preparation Is Lacking

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The ability to react to an emergency alert is key to getting people the aid they need. But many question whether authorities are prepared to provide that initial help in the event of a nuclear attack.

Comment

In Southern California, Some Cities Are Criminalizing Nuisance Code Violations

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Some families have been slapped with giant "cost recovery" legal bills they cannot afford to pay. A non-profit law center filed suit Tuesday to try to stop the practice.

Comment

California Town Wrestles With Aftermath Of Shooting Rampage

Friday, February 09, 2018

A visit to Rancho Tehama shows a small, rural community still struggling with the fallout from last fall's massacre in which a gunman killed five townspeople and wounded 12 others.

Comment

Thomas Fire Burns An Area Larger Than Metro New York City

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Crews battling the massive wildfire in southern California are struggling to protect communities along the scenic coastline outside Santa Barbara. Authorities warn the Thomas fire continues to expand.

Comment

News Brief: Outlook For Alabama, California Fires, Honduras Election

Monday, December 11, 2017

As voters in Alabama prepare to elect a new senator, we look at the potential consequences. Also, an update on fires in California and the contested election in Honduras.

Comment

New Evacuations As California Fires Continue

Monday, December 11, 2017

California fires are spreading to the coast, threatening the suburbs of Santa Barbara. We have the latest on the high-speed winds that are fanning the flames.

Comment

Quick Acting School Staff In California Avert A Sandy Hook Massacre

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Within hearing the first 3 gunshots, staff at Rancho Tehama Elementary School immediately started lock-down procedures they'd practiced for years. Their fast action is credited with saving lives.

Comment

Northern California Gunman's Wife Found Dead, Bringing Death Toll To 6

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

More details are coming out about the shooting in northern California Tuesday. The shooter's wife is now among the dead. Investigators say his two assault rifles were home-built, unregistered and illegal.

Comment

News Brief: Army Takes Control In Zimbabwe, Republicans Respond To Roy Moore

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The army in Zimbabwe has seized control of the country, though they say it's not a coup. Also, Republican lawmakers are looking at options to keep Roy Moore out of the Senate.

Comment

4 Killed In Northern California Shooting

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

A small, rural northern California town is the latest scene of a mass shooting, leaving five dead, including the shooter. A man randomly shot people at different locations across town.

Comment

Report Calls California's Bail System 'Unsafe And Unfair' And Recommends It Be Reformed

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

An influential judicial panel recommends that California abolish commercial bail, declaring it "unsafe and unfair." The panel's report, released today, says bail should be replaced with a risk assessment system and expanded pre-trial services.

Comment

No End In Sight For Overworked California Firefighters

Friday, October 13, 2017

Officials say they have made some progress in containing the northern California wildfires, but crews have been working for days on steep terrain with little rest and no real end in sight.

Comment

California Wildfires Not Yet Contained

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Nearly two dozen deadly wildfires in Northern California are burning across eight counties. They have burned more than 100,000 acres, and they're not under control yet.

Comment

Northern California Wildfires Still Burning As Death Toll Is Expected To Rise

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Winds are expected to pick up and possibly refuel the wildfires spreading across northern California. The fires have left at least 21 people dead. But authorities say the death toll is likely to rise.

Comment

To Save Opioid Addicts, This Experimental Court Is Ditching The Delays

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Underscoring the severity of the U.S. overdose crisis, a first-of-its kind opioid intervention court aims to get drug-addicted criminal defendants into recovery before their criminal case is heard.

Comment

Investigators Working To Reconstruct Life, Movements Of Las Vegas Shooter

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Officials released more details about the weapons used in the shooting in Las Vegas and federal agents met his girlfriend when she returned to the U.S. But many unanswered questions remain.

Comment

Las Vegas Shooter's Motive Remains Unknown

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Law enforcement officials are still searching for a motive in the mass shooting. Computers found at the gunman's home may hold more clues about him and the reasons behind the attack.

Comment

Counselors In Las Vegas Lend An Ear To Those Who Want To Talk

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Volunteer counselors and therapists are reaching out to people who were on the scene of the deadly shooting in Las Vegas. Thousands of people witnessed the massacre up close.

Comment

ICE Raids Target Sanctuary Cities

Friday, September 29, 2017

In the latest battle between the Trump administration and sanctuary cities, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers this week arrested hundreds of people in a nationwide sweep.

Comment