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Hmong American man allegedly fatally shot 60 times by cops during Lava Fire evacuation identified

A Hmong American man shot to death by police officers during a Lava Fire evacuation on June 28 has been identified this week.

What we know: Hawj Soobleej Kaub, 35, was reportedly shot at by multiple officers near a roadblock that prevented residents from entering the fire zone at the Mount Shasta Vista subdivision in Northern California’s Siskiyou County.

10,000 Exotic Birds Die After San Diego Fire Burns Taiwanese-American Family’s Aviary

A Taiwanese-American family is in shock after the wildfire that devastated northern San Diego completely burned down their property including their house and aviary, which was home to 10,000 exotic birds, three vehicles, personal belongings and bird supplies.

After a 10-day battle, California authorities have contained the wildfire — dubbed as Lilac Fire — which swept the 4,100 acres of Bonsall County, NBC San Diego reported.

Air Pollution in San Francisco is Now as Bad as Beijing

The San Francisco Bay Area is being engulfed in hazardous levels of air pollution as meteorologists predicted that it’s only going to get worse on Friday and Saturday after the wildfires that started in Napa and Sonoma, California.

The pollution in the region is being described as “the worst air quality ever recorded”, even comparable to that of Beijing, a city known for its gray haze, according to SFGate.