Stories tagged: California
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 10, 2017, 9:55 p.m.
New evacuations as huge Southern California fire flares up
A major flare-up on the western edge of Southern California’s largest and most destructive wildfire has sent residents fleeing as flames churned through canyons and down hillsides toward coastal towns.
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 9, 2017, 8:33 p.m.
‘Firefighting at Christmas’ may become normal in California
A week of destructive fires in Southern California is ending but danger still looms.
Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 9:41 p.m.
California opens online system to license new pot industry
LOS ANGELES – California on Friday began accepting applications from businesses that want to operate in the state’s legal marijuana industry next year, a milestone for the emerging market. After …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 7:31 p.m.
California lawmaker resigns after bathroom sex assault claim
California Assemblyman Matt Dababneh announced Friday that he’s resigning after a lobbyist alleged he sexually assaulted her in a bathroom last year.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 2:16 p.m.
Idaho firefighters heading to California to help with fires
Idaho fire departments are sending firefighters to help with blazes in Southern California.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 9:49 p.m.
Fast-moving flames force people to flee on a moment’s notice
On Friday, the first fire-related death in the California wildfires was confirmed by the Ventura County medical examiner’s office.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 10:01 p.m.
Wildfire destroys mobile homes in California retirement park
A brush fire driven by gusty winds that have plagued Southern California all week exploded rapidly Thursday north of San Diego, destroying dozens of trailer homes in a retirement community …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 9:56 p.m.
New blaze erupts in tony Bel Air area of Los Angeles
A wildfire erupted in Los Angeles’ exclusive Bel-Air section Wednesday as yet another part of Southern California found itself under siege from an outbreak of wind-whipped blazes that have consumed …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 8:28 p.m.
California communities under siege from wind-driven fires
Wind-driven fires tore through California communities Tuesday for the second time in two months, leaving hundreds of homes feared lost and uprooting tens of thousands of people.
Sat., Dec. 2, 2017, 7:09 a.m.
Not real news: A look at what didn’t happen this week
A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week.
Fri., Dec. 1, 2017, 8:44 a.m.
Oregon police seize pounds of heroin, cocaine from vehicle
Two Washington state residents face felony drug possession and delivery charges after Oregon State Police seized 6.6 pounds of heroin and 2.2 pounds of cocaine from a vehicle they were …
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 27, 2017, 5:49 p.m.
California farmworker unions win battle to ensure contracts
The California Supreme Court handed a victory to organized farm labor Monday in a lawsuit that pitted the union launched by iconic labor leader Cesar Chavez against one of the …
Mon., Nov. 27, 2017, 11:30 a.m.
California lawmaker resigns following misconduct allegations
California Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra resigned Monday following multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, making him the first lawmaker to leave office amid a spate of reports rocking the state Capitol.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 12:04 p.m.
‘France is a Feast’ photo exhibit celebrates Julia Child
Mention Julia Child and the image that comes to mind is a tall woman with a spoon in one hand, saying in a high voice, “Bon appetit!”
Mon., Nov. 20, 2017, 8:32 a.m.
Self-taught rocket scientist plans to launch over ghost town
The countdown to launch creeps closer and there’s still plenty for self-taught rocket scientist “Mad” Mike Hughes to do: Last-second modifications to his vessel. Pick up his flight suit. Leave …
Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 8:06 p.m.
Montana U.S. Senate hopeful received California tax breaks
U.S. Senate hopeful Troy Downing has been receiving California tax exemptions for claiming a house near San Diego as a primary residence at the same time the Republican said he …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 4:08 p.m.
California pot rules open way for potentially larger fields
California released long-awaited rules Thursday that will govern the state’s emerging legal marijuana industry, while potentially opening the way for larger-scale cultivation that some fear could strangle small-farm growers.
Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 11:27 a.m.
Official says Charles Manson is alive, can’t comment on his health
A spokeswoman for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said mass killer Charles Manson is alive Thursday.
Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 11:23 a.m.
California shooting rampage highlights ‘ghost guns’
The gunman who killed his wife and four others in a rampage in Northern California this week found an easy way around a court order prohibiting him from having guns: …
Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 8:46 a.m.
Wave Broadband brings gigabit-speed internet to all customers in Washington, Oregon, California
More ultra-high-speed internet is coming to a home near you.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 6:16 p.m.
California may limit liability of self-driving carmakers
California regulators are embracing a General Motors recommendation that would help makers of self-driving cars avoid paying for accidents and other trouble, raising concerns that the proposal will put an …
Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 10:05 a.m.
Agricultural groups challenge California weed-killer warning
A coalition of national and Midwestern agricultural groups is suing to overturn a California declaration that the popular weed-killer Roundup can cause cancer.
Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 9:46 p.m.
Search for Hawaii psychiatric patient moves to California
The search for a dangerous man who escaped from a Hawaii psychiatric hospital moved to California after authorities said Tuesday he boarded a flight to the state from Maui two …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 2:06 p.m.
California wineries assess wildfires’ long-term effects
A month after deadly wildfires swept through California’s famed wine country, hot-air balloons are floating again over Napa Valley vineyards splashed with fall colors. On the heels of the disaster, …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 10:04 p.m.
Gunman targeted neighbors then continued rampage
A Northern California man killed two neighbors with whom he had been feuding before he went on a shooting rampage Tuesday at apparent random sites – including an elementary school …
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, 1:32 p.m.
Harassment case puts U.S. Senate candidate under spotlight
News that a sitting California senator is being investigated for sexual harassment against a young female employee has put a fresh spotlight on a legislative leader this week as he …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 5:35 p.m.
California asks for $7.4 billion to help wildfire recovery
California Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers asked the U.S. government Friday for $7.4 billion to help rebuild after a cluster of fires tore through the heart of wine country, killing …
Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 3:10 p.m.
California wildfire insurance claims top $3.3 billion
Property damage claims from a series of deadly October wildfires now exceed $3.3 billion, California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones said Tuesday.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 8:15 p.m.
Police: Teacher rescued, suspect shot in school standoff
A man who barged into his child’s Southern California elementary school and allegedly held a 70-year-old teacher hostage for nearly seven hours was shot by police who forced their way …
Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 9:43 a.m.
Trump opposes massive California water project
The Trump administration said Wednesday that it will not support a massive water project proposed by California, the latest and most serious blow for Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to re-engineer …