Stories tagged: California
Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 1:27 p.m.
A Southern California prosecutor said Friday his office has received leads to more than 12 possible additional victims in the investigation of a surgeon and a female companion already charged …
Sun., Sept. 16, 2018, 11:30 a.m.
California professor, writer of confidential Brett Kavanaugh letter, speaks out about her allegation of sexual assault
Christine Blasey Ford wrote a confidential letter to a senior Democratic lawmaker alleging that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her more than three decades ago. Since Wednesday, she …
Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 10 a.m.
A gunman went on a rampage in Kern County, California, killing his wife and four other people before shooting himself to death, authorities said.
Mon., Sept. 10, 2018, 11 a.m.
California has set a goal of phasing out fossil fuels from the state’s electricity sector by 2045 under legislation signed Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown.
Sat., Sept. 8, 2018, 3:08 p.m.
Hundreds of common dolphins in a ‘superpod’ sliced through slate-gray waters off Monterey Bay, California, while on the ravenous hunt for bait fish.
Sat., Sept. 8, 2018, 10:24 a.m.
A roaring wildfire that has shut down a stretch of a major interstate in a rural area near the California-Oregon border has nearly doubled in size overnight.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 8, 2018, 3:58 p.m.
Former President Barack Obama said Saturday that November midterm elections would give Americans “a chance to restore some sanity in our politics,” taking another swipe at his successor as he …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 6:58 p.m.
A California jury found a pipeline company guilty Friday of nine criminal charges for causing a 2015 oil spill that was the state’s worst coastal spill in 25 years, prosecutors …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 3:06 p.m.
A stretch of a major highway near the California-Oregon border will remain closed through the weekend as crews try to tame a roaring wildfire burning on both sides of the …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018, 10:10 p.m.
Truckers abandoned big-rigs and motorists screamed in fear as they came dangerously close to an explosive wildfire that shut down about 45 miles of a major California interstate near the …
Wed., Sept. 5, 2018, 6:29 p.m.
A fast-growing wildfire in Northern California prompted officials Wednesday to close both directions of Interstate 5 connecting California and Oregon and issue evacuations.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 9:47 p.m.
We’re entering a new era in the Northwest’s long, depressing tango with racist extremists, and there’s a lot about this era that’s new – from the methods to the mediums …
Mon., Sept. 3, 2018, 2 p.m.
A major interstate that connects California and Oregon reopened Monday after a wildfire roared along the roadway and forced a six-day closure while burned trees and charred vehicles were removed.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 10:04 p.m.
Authorities say a 16-year-old boy was killed and an 18-year-old critically wounded when a gun battle broke out near a Northern California high school.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 23, 2018, 5:47 p.m.
Alarmed by as much as $20 million in lost tourism revenue in July due to visitors’ fear of wildfires, California’s state tourism agency said Thursday it is teaming up with …
Sat., Aug. 18, 2018, 4:08 p.m.
California lawmakers are abandoning a proposal by Gov. Jerry Brown to shield electrical utilities from some financial liability for wildfires. For now.
Sat., Aug. 11, 2018, 12:35 p.m.
The import tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump are adding thousands of dollars to the cost of building homes. That especially squeezes homeowners who seek to rebuild quickly after losing …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 9:21 p.m.
Firefighters fought to spare homes Friday from a growing Southern California forest fire, a day after flames came perilously close to neighborhoods and destroyed one house.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 7:01 p.m.
Firefighters said for the first time Wednesday that they have made good progress battling the state’s largest-ever wildfire but didn’t expect to have it fully under control until September.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 11 a.m.
Wildfires tearing through trees and brush, rampaging up hillsides and incinerating neighborhoods: The places and names change, but the devastation is showing signs of becoming the new normal in California.
Mon., Aug. 6, 2018, 8:04 p.m.
Twin Northern California blazes fueled by dry vegetation and hot, windy weather grew Monday to become the largest wildfire in state history, becoming the norm as climate change makes the …
Sun., Aug. 5, 2018, 3:01 p.m.
Five people on board a small airplane were killed but nobody on the ground was hurt when the twin-engine Cessna crashed Sunday in a Southern California parking lot, authorities said.
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 9:39 p.m.
Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday called on President Donald Trump to help California fight and recover from another devastating wildfire season.
Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 10:27 a.m.
Yosemite National Park’s iconic cliffs are shrouded in so much smoke from nearby wildfires that the air quality is worse than anywhere in America and is rivaling Beijing.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 8:30 p.m.
A massive wildfire in Northern California has torched more than 1,000 homes in and around the city of Redding, authorities said Wednesday as some evacuees were allowed to return home …
Tue., July 31, 2018, 7:05 p.m.
Residents of a Northern California neighborhood can breathe a sigh of relief now that a 14-foot python that went missing after a pet store was evacuated during a wildfire has …
UPDATED: Tue., July 31, 2018, 8:50 p.m.
Firefighters struggling to contain destructive Northern California wildfires found themselves facing a new blaze that erupted Tuesday and drove through a rural area near a national forest.
UPDATED: Mon., July 30, 2018, 11:43 a.m.
Thousands more people fled their homes after wildfires surged near a small lake town in Northern California, and the advance of the state’s largest, deadliest blaze slowed slightly after days …
UPDATED: Sun., July 29, 2018, 8:59 p.m.
The deadly Northern California wildfire that has forced tens of thousands of people to flee their homes slowed down Sunday after days of explosive growth, giving officials hope even as …
UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 9:04 p.m.
The death count from a Northern California wildfire rose to five Saturday after two young children and their great-grandmother who had been unaccounted for were confirmed dead.