Stories tagged: California
Sat., April 29, 2017, 8:10 p.m.
Biologist: Orca attacks on gray whales up in California bay
Killer whales are on an unprecedented killing spree in California’s Monterey Bay, attacking and feeding on gray whale calves, a marine biologist said.
UPDATED: Fri., April 28, 2017, 2:42 p.m.
Experts: Long road ahead for Trump offshore drilling order
President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that could open large parts of the Pacific, Arctic and Atlantic oceans to new oil and gas drilling, creating yet another clash …
Thu., April 27, 2017, 9:04 a.m.
Police arrest suspect in sexual assault of Oregon girl
Authorities have arrested a suspect in the sexual assault of a 9-year-old girl.
UPDATED: Thu., April 27, 2017, 7:19 a.m.
Neanderthals in California? Maybe so, provocative study says
A startling new report asserts that the first known Americans arrived much, much earlier than scientists thought – more than 100,000 years ago – and maybe they were Neanderthals.
UPDATED: Wed., April 26, 2017, 11:36 a.m.
Air Force launches test missile off Central California coast to show nuclear deterrent capability
An unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile was launched just after midnight Wednesday from Vandenberg Air Force Base as part of an operational test to show the country’s nuclear deterrent capability, according …
Tue., April 25, 2017, 1:08 p.m.
Fiery, deadly wreck snarls Interstate 5 in Los Angeles
A fiery collision Tuesday involving two big trucks and several smaller vehicles killed one person and injured nine others while triggering a massive traffic jam on Interstate 5 just north …
Mon., April 24, 2017, 10:57 a.m.
California beauty pageant winner pleads guilty to child porn
A former winner of California’s Mrs. Orange County beauty pageant has pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography and lewd acts with a child.
Sun., April 23, 2017, 1:24 p.m.
Small earthquake rattles California coast near Santa Barbara
A small earthquake has rattled parts of the Southern California coast.
UPDATED: Sun., April 23, 2017, 9:39 p.m.
California moves – slowly – toward resuming executions
California has long been what one expert calls a “symbolic death penalty state,” one of 12 that has capital punishment on the books but has not executed anyone in more …
Fri., April 21, 2017, 11:28 a.m.
Fresno killing suspect shouts out during 1st court hearing
The suspect in this week’s racially motivated shooting rampage in Fresno entered a cramped courtroom early Friday shouting that natural disasters striking America will increase.
Thu., April 20, 2017, 11:36 a.m.
Missing Tennessee student found safe; teacher arrested in California
A 15-year-old Tennessee girl who disappeared with her teacher more than a month ago was found safe in California and the teacher was arrested, authorities said Thursday.
Sun., April 16, 2017, 7:01 p.m.
More California rainstorms prompt reopening of damaged Oroville Dam spillway
State officials have reopened the damaged spillway at Oroville Dam as another set of rainstorms began moving across Northern California.
Fri., April 14, 2017, 1:36 p.m.
After hundreds of suicides off Golden Gate Bridge, new net could save lives
The Golden Gate Bridge is among the most photographed bridges in the world, recognized internationally as a majestic symbol of San Francisco, and the United States. But for decades, and …
Thu., April 13, 2017, 5:21 p.m.
Water releases to resume at damaged California dam spillway
With stormy weather approaching, state water managers announced Thursday they will resume releasing water down a damaged spillway at the nation’s tallest dam.
Wed., April 12, 2017, 7 p.m.
Vaccination rate jumps in California after tougher inoculation law
The vaccination rate for California’s kindergartners jumped this fall from the previous year, with the percentage of students with all required vaccinations rising to 96 percent from 93 percent.
Wed., April 12, 2017, 5:23 p.m.
Teenager believed drowned off San Diego was Syrian refugee
A 17-year-old boy adjusting to a new life as a refugee in the United States after fleeing war-torn Syria with his parents and four sisters is presumed dead after disappearing …
UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 7:53 p.m.
San Bernardino school shooting: Veteran killed wife after making threats
The man who opened fire in a San Bernardino school was a deeply religious Navy veteran who accused his newlywed wife of infidelity.
Tue., April 11, 2017, 12:41 p.m.
California officer on leave after takedown of jaywalker
A California police officer has been placed on administrative leave after throwing a jaywalker to the ground and striking him in the face multiple times in an incident captured on …
UPDATED: Mon., April 10, 2017, 7:53 p.m.
Teacher, boy die when husband opens fire in California class
A man walked into his estranged wife’s elementary school classroom in San Bernardino and opened fire without saying a word, killing her and an 8-year-old student before shooting himself in …
Fri., April 7, 2017, 4:54 p.m.
Gov. Brown says California drought emergency is over
Startlingly green hills, surging rivers and the snow-wrapped Sierra Nevada had already signaled what Gov. Jerry Brown made official on Friday: The long California drought is over.
Thu., April 6, 2017, 3:33 p.m.
Judge sets date for murder trial of former rap mogul Suge Knight
A California judge on Thursday said the murder trial of former rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight will begin in January without any further delays, a move that was welcomed by …
Thu., April 6, 2017, 6:08 a.m.
Bald eagles make big comeback in San Francisco Bay Area
Endangered bald eagles are making a comeback in the San Francisco Bay Area as part of a national boom following decades of environmental investment.
Mon., April 3, 2017, 3:51 p.m.
Harrison Ford won’t face any penalties over runway incident
Harrison Ford will not face any penalties over mistakenly landing on a taxiway at a Southern California airport earlier this year, the actor’s attorney said Monday.
Sat., April 1, 2017, 3:57 p.m.
California has fewer arrests, but not necessarily less crime
The number of arrests by police in California has plunged in recent years, but that doesn’t necessarily represent good news on crime, according to an analysis published Saturday.
UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017, 5:09 p.m.
California’s robust mountain snowpack boosts flood concerns
As big snowflakes fell high in California’s Sierra Nevada this week, surveyors on snowshoes measured the deepest springtime snowpack in years and said it boosted concerns about destructive floods when …
Thu., March 30, 2017, 7:43 p.m.
Oakland officials: Candle started fire that killed four
A burning candle started a building fire that killed four people and displaced dozens more in Oakland, officials said Thursday.
Thu., March 30, 2017, 8:40 a.m.
Burglars of a feather ‘flock’ together in Los Angeles
The gang members start their days in the impoverished neighborhoods of South Los Angeles, but their real work begins in some of the city’s wealthiest enclaves.
UPDATED: Tue., March 28, 2017, 8:41 p.m.
Felony charges for two who secretly filmed Planned Parenthood
California prosecutors say two anti-abortion activists who made undercover videos of themselves trying to buy fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood have been charged with 15 felonies.
Tue., March 28, 2017, 6:49 p.m.
Transgender California inmates could have bras, cosmetics
Transgender California prison inmates would be allowed to have bras, cosmetics and other personal items corresponding to their gender identities under proposed rules filed with state regulators on Tuesday.
UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017, 11:19 p.m.
Multiple violations found days before apartment blaze kills 3 in Oakland
Building inspectors found multiple fire code violations at a Northern California building just three days before a blaze erupted, killing three of the low-income residents.