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UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 23, 2017

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 …


How L.A. went from bone-dry to 216 percent above average rainfall in four months

According to the latest federal maps, Southern California is still in a drought. But the dry conditions that have mired the region for more than five years have definitely shifted …


Man arrested after being found with missing Oregon teen

A runaway teen has been found and the Northern California man she was with has been arrested on sex crime charges in southern Oregon.


California scientist names moth species after Donald Trump

A scientist in California has named a newly discovered moth species after President-elect Donald Trump, saying the white and yellow scales on the insect’s head are reminiscent of Trump’s blond …


California thieves take 190K bees from Montana beekeeper

A Montana beekeeper says thieves got away with 488 bee hives he had taken to California to pollinate almond trees.


California getting soaked with series of heavy storms

Winter’s run of snow and rain goes another round with the West as the first in a series of storms soaks much of California and icy conditions close schools in …


Powder falls from plane vent, triggers emergency response

Officials say a while powder fell from an air vent of an Alaska Airlines plane and triggered a hazardous material response when the flight landed in San Jose, California.


Small tornado touches down as storm wallops California

A small tornado was whipped up as part of a powerful band of thunderstorms that moved through Northern California during the latest deluge that has downed trees, swollen rivers and …


Wine country is among areas hit hard by storms in California

Emergency crews in rescue boats and helicopters rushed to take advantage of a one-day break between storms Monday to rescue stranded people and assess damage after the heaviest rain in …


Cal fires coach Sonny Dykes after 4 seasons, 1 bowl appearance

More than six weeks after coach Sonny Dykes finished his fourth season at California, he was called into a meeting Sunday with athletic director Mike Williams and promptly fired.


Hundreds of Nevada homes evacuated in floods along mountains

Hundreds of homes were evacuated in northern Nevada, and stranded motorists were pulled from cars stuck on flooded Northern California roads as thunderstorms arrived as part of a massive winter …


Charles Manson back at Central California prison after hospital stay

Cult leader Charles Manson is back in a Central California prison after a reported hospital stay for an unspecified medical problem.


California braces for ‘once-in-10-year’ storm amid fears of flooding, avalanches, blizzards

Sierra travelers trapped by back-to-back storms that dropped more than 2 feet of snow have a brief window to pass, before the arrival of a weather system Saturday so wet …


California Legislature enlists ex-U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to defend against Trump

Bracing for an adversarial relationship with President-elect Donald Trump, the California Legislature has selected former U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to serve as outside counsel to advise the …


California snowpack measures low, but big storms coming

Surveyors plunged a pole into the Sierra Nevada snowpack on Tuesday and took the first manual measurement of the wet season, finding water content was about half of normal as …


Iconic sign could get extra security after ‘HOLLYWeeD’ prank

Days after a prankster scaled a fence and altered the Hollywood sign to read “HOLLYWeeD,” the agency that maintains and secures the Los Angeles landmark says it will explore boosting …


California DMV licensed 800,000 undocumented immigrants under 2-year-old law

On the day California officials implemented a controversial law that allows undocumented residents to obtain driver’s licenses, Department of Motor Vehicles offices throughout the state were packed with immigrants looking …


Attacker sets gas station employee on fire, killing him

Authorities say an attacker entered a Northern California gas station, sprayed an employee behind the counter with a flammable liquid and set him on fire, killing him.


Woman uses app to find missing husband’s body in California

A Northern California woman found her missing husband’s body before the authorities by using a smartphone app, officials said.


Woman dies after tree falls on wedding party in California

One person was killed and five others were injured when a large eucalyptus tree fell on a wedding party taking photographs at a Southern California park Saturday, authorities said.


Portland researcher studies urban coyotes

Coyotes are a fairly common sight in rural areas of the Pacific Northwest and Northern California, and landowners might instinctively reach for the rifle if they see one in the …


Big storm hits California; chopper saves homeless and dogs

A pre-winter storm drenched California with rain and dumped nearly three feet of snow to help bolster the vital Sierra Nevada snowpack but also triggered mud flows, street flooding and …


Mountain lion in wildlife study killed on California freeway

A mountain lion that was part of a Southern California wildlife study has been struck and killed on a Los Angeles-area freeway.


California governor seeks permanent ban on offshore drilling

California Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday asked President Barack Obama to permanently ban new offshore oil and gas drilling in the state before he leaves office.


California governor seeks permanent ban on offshore drilling

California Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday asked President Barack Obama to permanently ban new offshore oil and gas drilling in the state before he leaves office.


No cause yet in Oakland warehouse fire that killed 36

Investigators said Tuesday that they still can’t pinpoint a specific cause in the fire that killed 36 partygoers in an Oakland warehouse.


Police fatally shoot unarmed 73-year-old California man, who family said suffered from dementia

Police in Bakersfield, California, shot and killed an unarmed 73-year-old man whose family claimed was suffering from dementia.


Mexico finds 2 border tunnels leading into US

Mexican police and soldiers have discovered two tunnels in the border city of Tijuana that lead into California.


USGS: 6.5 magnitude quake in ocean off California coast

The United States Geological Survey is reporting a 6.5 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Northern California in the Pacific Ocean.


Building inspectors had not been inside Oakland warehouse in 30 years, officials say

Oakland officials said Thursday that no building code enforcement inspector has been inside the warehouse where 36 people died in at least 30 years.