Stories tagged: California
Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 10:17 a.m.
Thousands return home as flood waters recede in California
Thousands of people evacuated from a flood in San Jose, California, returned home Thursday amid warnings to be careful about hygiene and handling food that may have come into contact …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 8:46 p.m.
San Jose mayor admits failures in flood evacuation order
The mayor of San Jose acknowledged that the city failed to properly notify residents to evacuate during a flood emergency early Wednesday when some people said they got their first …
Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 11:20 a.m.
Storm brings record rainfall, gusts up to 199 mph and flooding to Northern California
Northern California was battered by another atmospheric river that produced record rainfall and wind gusts that reached 199 mph. The dramatic gusts were recorded high in the Sierra Nevada, where …
Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 5:24 a.m.
How do you cool a city in a warming world?
Globally, 2016 was the warmest year on record. In Los Angeles, temperature records were shattered last summer during scorching heat waves that saw highs of 100 degrees for five days …
Mon., Feb. 20, 2017, 3:23 p.m.
Oroville dam holding steady below flood control stage
Lake Oroville water levels have fallen below 850 feet, the flood control stage that officials normally want to keep the lake below this time of year, state figures show. In …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 20, 2017, 11:09 p.m.
Evacuations ordered amid heavy Northern California rain
Evacuations were ordered in Northern California on Monday and flash-flood warnings were issued elsewhere as downpours swelled creeks and rivers to potentially dangerous levels in the already soggy region.
Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 11:29 p.m.
Southern California rain eases; north facing renewed storm
A huge Pacific storm that parked itself over Southern California and unloaded, ravaging roads, opening sinkholes and leading to the deaths of at least three people, eased off Saturday. But …
Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 5 p.m.
‘California is a nation, not a state’: A fringe movement wants a break from the U.S.
Bolstered by the election of President Donald Trump, Yes California is collecting the signatures necessary to place a secessionist question on the 2018 ballot. Its goal is to have California …
Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 7:43 a.m.
Just how mainstream is marijuana? There’s now a ‘Congressional Cannabis Caucus’
Time to dispel any doubts you may still have that marijuana reform is truly a mainstream political issue. This week, a bipartisan group of U.S. representatives formed the first-ever “Congressional …
Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 12:23 p.m.
If California dam failed, people likely would be stuck
Communities just downstream of California’s Lake Oroville dam would not receive adequate warning or time for evacuations if the 770-foot-tall dam itself – rather than its spillways – were to …
Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 12:01 p.m.
Police detain shooter near California zoo; many shots fired
Officials say a gunman who fired numerous shots Friday morning in east Oakland near the Oakland Zoo has been disarmed and is in police custody.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 8:10 p.m.
1 dead, others stranded as storm lashes California
A powerful Pacific storm blew into Southern and Central California on Friday with wind-driven heavy rains that downed power lines and electrocuted a man, stranded others in flooded areas and …
Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 11:24 a.m.
Man pleads guilty to buying rifles in San Bernardino attack
A California man pleaded guilty Thursday to providing the high-powered rifles used to kill 14 people in the San Bernardino terror attack.
Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 1:18 p.m.
California officials rush to drain lake before new storms
Officials scrambled Wednesday to drain more water from a lake behind battered Oroville Dam before new storms hit Northern California and test the quick repairs made after water cascaded down …
Tue., Feb. 14, 2017, 5:12 p.m.
Arrest made after bacon strips left at California mosque
Authorities say a 30-year-old woman is being charged with hate crimes after police say she broke windows and left bacon at a Northern California mosque.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 14, 2017, 7:34 p.m.
Evacuation order lifted for nearly 200,000 Californians
Nearly 200,000 Northern Californians who live downstream of the country’s tallest dam were allowed to return home Tuesday after two nights of uncertainty, but they were warned they may have …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 13, 2017, 5:33 p.m.
Oroville Dam evacuees might not go home until spillway is repaired
Nearly 200,000 people who were ordered to leave their homes after a damaged California spillway threatened to unleash a 30-foot wall of water may not be able to return until …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 13, 2017, 7:43 a.m.
188,000 under evacuation orders near Northern California dam
At least 188,000 people were asked to evacuate in Northern California after authorities warned an emergency spillway in the country’s tallest dam was in danger of failing Sunday and unleashing …
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 4:09 p.m.
L.A., Orange counties are home to 1 million immigrants here illegally, analysis shows
Nearly 10 percent of the nation’s 11.1 million immigrants who are in the country illegally reside in California’s Los Angeles and Orange counties, according to an analysis released Thursday by …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 11:01 p.m.
Allonzo Trier helps No. 9 Arizona hold off Stanford
Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 10:07 p.m.
Oakland fire chief goes on leave two months after deadly warehouse fire
Oakland Fire Chief Teresa Deloach Reed, whose department has come under criticism for what many consider lax inspection at the Ghost Ship warehouse where 36 people died in December, has …
Mon., Feb. 6, 2017, 6:01 p.m.
Willie Nelson cancels three California shows because of illness
Willie Nelson has postponed three California shows because of illness.
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 4, 2017, 4:25 p.m.
LA-area mountain ice disaster leaves one dead, four injured
Authorities say one person is dead and four people have been injured after falling down an ice chute in the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles.
Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, 12:54 p.m.
Red, blue states split over Trump’s ‘sanctuary city’ order
President Donald Trump’s promised crackdown on “sanctuary cities” has triggered divergent actions from blue and red states, revealing the deep national divide on immigration as some move to follow his …
Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 4:18 p.m.
Parole recommended for follower of Charles Manson
A parole panel on Wednesday recommended the release of a former follower of cult leader Charles Manson after California governors blocked four previous parole recommendations.
Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 2:10 p.m.
Federal judge in LA orders a temporary halt to Trump’s travel ban
A federal judge in Los Angeles has added another legal challenge to President Donald Trump’s controversial suspension of travel from a group of predominantly Muslim countries, issuing an emergency order …
Tue., Jan. 31, 2017, 12:37 p.m.
California lawmakers eye statewide immigration sanctuary
The California Legislature advanced a bill Tuesday that would provide statewide sanctuary for immigrants by restricting local law enforcement from cooperating with federal immigration authorities.
Sun., Jan. 29, 2017, 8:07 p.m.
Ivan Rabb’s double-double lifts California past Stanford 66-55
Ivan Rabb had 25 points and 13 rebounds and California pulled away late in the second half to beat Stanford 66-55 on Sunday.
Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 8:03 p.m.
Judge rejects $80M penalty in Wal-Mart truck drivers lawsuit
A federal judge on Wednesday refused to force Wal-Mart to pay $80 million in penalties in a lawsuit alleging the retail giant failed to pay hundreds of truck drivers in …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 8:58 p.m.
At least four reported dead in California storms
Sunshine and rainbows alternated with thunderclaps, downpours, snow and hail on Monday as the last in a trio of storms broke up over California after flooding roads and homes and …