Stories tagged: California
Sun., March 18, 2018, 9:02 a.m.
California to get first female and first LGBT Senate leader
San Diego Sen. Toni Atkins will make history Wednesday when she becomes the first woman and first lesbian to hold the California Senate’s top job.
Tue., March 13, 2018, 6:41 p.m.
California panel rejects government-run health care
State lawmakers studying improvements to California’s health care system on Tuesday rejected on a plan popular with Democratic activists to give everyone in the state government-funded health care, saying a …
UPDATED: Tue., March 13, 2018, 7:45 p.m.
Trump views designs for border wall while bashing California
President Donald Trump on Tuesday eagerly inspected eight towering prototypes for his long-sought wall at the U.S.-Mexico border and accused California of putting “the entire nation at risk” by refusing …
UPDATED: Sun., March 11, 2018, 6:47 p.m.
Shooter had sought healing from California vets center
On Friday, police said Wong slipped into a going-away party at the program, The Pathway Home, and took three employees hostage. After an hours-long standoff, Wong and the three female …
UPDATED: Sat., March 10, 2018, 5:46 p.m.
Authorities give few clues to why Army vet gunned down women
The man who killed three women after a daylong siege at a Northern California veterans home had trouble adjusting to regular life after he returned from the Afghanistan war and …
UPDATED: Sat., March 10, 2018, 3:26 p.m.
Man arrested for shooting 2 Southern California officers, killing 1
A gunman who shot two California police officers, killing one of them, was arrested Saturday after barricading himself in an apartment and holding a SWAT team at bay for more …
Sat., March 10, 2018
Monarch butterfly reared in Idaho found in California swimming pool
A monarch butterfly born in Boise Idaho spent the winter on the California coast where it was found this week.
UPDATED: Fri., March 9, 2018, 5:39 p.m.
California bullet train costs soar to $77B; opening delayed
The projected cost of California’s bullet train between San Francisco and Los Angeles has jumped to $77 billion and the opening date has been pushed back four years to 2033, …
UPDATED: Fri., March 9, 2018, 9:58 p.m.
3 workers killed at California veterans center, gunman dead
Three workers for a program that treats veterans for post-traumatic stress disorder were found dead Friday along with the suspect who took them hostage at the largest veterans home in …
UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018, 12:35 p.m.
Authorities: California family lived in filthy desert hovel
JOSHUA TREE, Calif. – The mounds of trash, old toys and furniture caught the attention of a Southern California sheriff’s deputy passing through the desert earlier this week. As he …
UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018, 3:32 p.m.
Storm hits California, evacuations ordered in mudslide area
A major winter storm swept south through California on Thursday, bringing heavy snow and strong winds to mountains and steady rain elsewhere, while prompting mandatory evacuations for coastal areas to …
Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 6:09 p.m.
Major winter storm could threaten burn areas of California
A powerful winter storm was bearing down Wednesday on California and forecasters warned of heavy snowfall in the northern mountains while predictions of widespread rainfall elsewhere raised concern about flash …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 27, 2018, 5:01 p.m.
Judge sides with Trump on challenge to Mexico border wall
A federal judge in San Diego who was taunted by Donald Trump during the presidential campaign has sided with the president on a challenge to building a border wall with …
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 25, 2018, 9:01 p.m.
California Democratic Party isn’t endorsing Sen. Feinstein
U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein failed to win the official endorsement of the California Democratic Party as she seeks her fifth term, another sign that the party is divided over how …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018, 3:36 p.m.
California parents face new charges in kids’ torture case
A Southern California couple suspected of starving and shackling some of their 13 children pleaded not guilty Friday to new charges of child abuse.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 22, 2018, 7:45 p.m.
Trump mulls pulling immigration agents from California
President Donald Trump said Thursday that he may pull the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency out of California, an idea so unlikely that some of his staunchest critics dismissed …
Thu., Feb. 22, 2018, 10:17 a.m.
California woman gets 25 years for love triangle killing
A Southern California woman convicted of conspiring with her lover to kill her husband was denied a new trial and sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 22, 2018, 10:30 p.m.
California senator quits as Legislature grapples with sexual misconduct allegations
A California state senator accused of sexual misconduct resigned Thursday just ahead of a possible vote to expel him, delivering a scathing resignation letter that called the investigation a farce …
Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 2:11 p.m.
Construction begins to replace border wall in California
The federal government began work Wednesday on replacing border wall in California, the first wall contract awarded in the Trump administration outside of eight prototypes that were built last year …
Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 1:19 p.m.
California school shooting plot foiled, assault rifles found
A security officer overheard a student threaten to open fire at his Southern California high school, allowing officials to thwart the plot just days after a deadly shooting in Florida, …
Tue., Feb. 20, 2018, 6:29 p.m.
Investigation of California senator finds 6 misconduct cases
A California senator likely engaged in unwanted flirtatious or sexually suggestive behavior with six women he worked with, including four subordinates, according to an independent investigation released Tuesday.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 19, 2018, 7:20 p.m.
Inyo County fire grows to 2,800 acres; evacuation orders still in place
Evacuation orders were still in effect Monday morning as firefighters tried to gain ground on a wind-fueled, 2,800-acre blaze burning in rural Inyo County.
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 18, 2018, 8:16 p.m.
In California, hundreds of Inland Empire buildings face collapse in major earthquake
Danger lurks for these brick buildings: As many as 74 in the city are not retrofitted to withstand major earthquakes, putting the public at risk should the bricks start to …
Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 8:45 p.m.
Water use climbs in California enclaves as drought returns
Overall water use is climbing in Southern California as that part of the state plunges back into drought, driving state and regional water managers as they consider permanently reinstating some …
Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 5:38 p.m.
Police say hundreds of illegal marijuana shops operate in LA
Los Angeles has issued licenses to nearly 100 marijuana retailers but police estimate there are at least two times that number operating illegally in the city and undercutting those who …
Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, 1:08 p.m.
Trudeau meets with California leaders on trade, health care
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau picked up promises of investments and jobs during his first official visit to San Francisco, where he promoted Canada as a destination for California technology …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, 12:24 p.m.
California lawmaker to take leave amid sex misconduct probe
California Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia – a #MeToo advocate – took a voluntary unpaid leave of absence Friday, a day after sexual misconduct allegations against her became public.
Mon., Feb. 5, 2018, 10:22 a.m.
California to oversee San Francisco’s police reforms
California’s attorney general announced Monday that his office will oversee reforms at the San Francisco Police Department that were recommended by federal officials after the U.S. Department of Justice’s decision …
Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 12:09 p.m.
Drought deepens dramatically in Southern California
California is rapidly plunging back into drought, with severe conditions now existing in Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles counties – home to one-fourth of the state’s population, a U.S. …
Wed., Jan. 31, 2018, 7:08 p.m.
San Francisco plans to wipe out thousands of pot convictions
San Francisco’s district attorney said Wednesday that city prosecutors will toss out or reduce thousands of criminal convictions for marijuana dating back decades, a move allowed under the 2016 state …