Skydiving Tragedies Persist at California’s Lodi Parachute Center Despite Calls for Closure

LODI, California – The Lodi Parachute center in California has gained notoriety as America’s most dangerous skydiving facility, with 28 fatalities occurring over the past four decades. Despite this grim reputation, the center remains operational, prompting questions about its continued existence. One tragic incident in 2016 involved 18-year-old Tyler Turner, who tragically fell to his death when the parachute he shared with his instructor failed to open. Following Tyler’s death, ‘Tyler’s Law’ was enacted in …

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California’s Wine Industry Faces Existential Threats from Wildfires and Smoke Taint

In Napa and Sonoma counties, the heart of the American wine industry, wildfires have posed a severe threat since 2017. The Tubbs, Atlas, and Nuns fires ravaged hundreds of thousands of acres, causing extensive damage to wineries and vineyards and claiming lives. The devastation of the 2017 wildfire season marked the beginning of a series of destructive fire seasons in California, surpassing records in 2018 and 2020. The impact extended beyond state lines, affecting wine …

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