Stories tagged: California
Sun., Nov. 11, 2018, 1:13 p.m.
In the days since a ferocious, wind-whipped wildfire began tearing through this Northern California town, residents who stayed behind to try to save their property or who managed to get …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 9:48 p.m.
The gunman who killed 12 people at a country music bar in Southern California went on social media during the attack and posted about his mental state and whether people …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 9:14 p.m.
Tens of thousands of people fled a fast-moving wildfire Thursday in Northern California, some clutching babies and pets as they abandoned vehicles and struck out on foot ahead of the …
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 3, 2018, 6:35 p.m.
Embers falling on their heads, Venesa Rhodes and her husband had seconds to rush their two beloved cats into their SUV before a wildfire last summer would overtake them all.
Wed., Oct. 17, 2018, 12:30 p.m.
Police are investigating allegations that two high school students used a grandparent’s ashes to make cookies and then distributed them to fellow classmates.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 9, 2018, 3:17 p.m.
Two sagging Pacific Gas & Electric power lines made contact, sparked and ignited a Northern California wildfire last year that killed four people and injured a firefighter, officials said Tuesday.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 8, 2018, 7:07 p.m.
‘I’m sure he was trying to come home’: Former Shock player Ellison dies on side of road in California
A former starting linebacker and defensive back for Spokane Shock arena football team died last Thursday due to unknown causes on the freeway in San Fernando Valley, according to the …
Fri., Oct. 5, 2018, 6:42 p.m.
One condemned inmate killed another Friday, the first slaying of a death row inmate in California in more than 20 years, officials said.
Thu., Oct. 4, 2018, 10:45 a.m.
Thousands of housekeepers, cooks and other workers at Marriott-affiliated hotels went on strike in San Francisco and San Jose Thursday after months of negotiations for a wage increase.
Mon., Oct. 1, 2018, 3 p.m.
Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday signed a bill making California the first state to require public companies to have at least one woman on their board of directors to advance …
Mon., Oct. 1, 2018, 2 p.m.
California Gov. Jerry Brown has approved the nation’s strongest net neutrality law, prompting an immediate lawsuit by the Trump administration and opening the next phase in the battle over regulating …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 30, 2018, 7:46 p.m.
California has become the first state to require publicly traded companies to include women on their boards of directors, according to a law signed Sunday by Gov. Jerry Brown.
Wed., Sept. 26, 2018, 7:06 p.m.
Californians will have to undergo at least eight hours of training, including live-fire exercises, before carrying a concealed weapon, under one of several firearms bills acted on by Gov. Jerry …
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 …