Stories tagged: california
Fri., April 19, 2019, 11:53 a.m.
A California couple who inflicted years of torture and abuse on 12 of their 13 children and were only discovered when one of their daughters fled their home and pleaded …
UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 7:54 p.m.
Officials say the drinking water in Paradise, California, is contaminated with the cancer-causing chemical benzene after a deadly wildfire last year. Experts say fixing the problem could cost $300 million …
UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 11:18 a.m.
Legionnaires’ disease bacteria that killed one inmate and sickened another is more widespread than expected in a California state prison, officials said Wednesday, citing new test results.
Tue., April 16, 2019, 12:09 p.m.
The hue and cry over the placement of a bright American flag graphic on police cars has leaders in a small coastal Southern California city considering whether to tone down …
Tue., April 16, 2019, 12:05 p.m.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday seemed inclined to rule against workers on oil drilling platforms off California who want to be paid for the off-work time they spend on the …
UPDATED: Thu., April 11, 2019, 10:07 p.m.
Federal prosecutors have described Michael Avenatti as a scheming lawyer who bilked clients, cheated on his taxes and shuffled money between accounts and businesses to avoid being caught
UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019, 9:10 p.m.
Declaring “our country is full,” President Donald Trump insisted the U.S. immigration system was overburdened and illegal crossings must be stopped as he inspected a refurbished section of fencing at …
Thu., April 4, 2019, 6:47 p.m.
A special coroner’s jury in California ruled the deaths of two women and their six adopted children was a murder-suicide after hearing testimony that one of the women had searched …
UPDATED: Thu., April 4, 2019, 6:35 p.m.
Towering dinosaurs stand among fanciful mushrooms in the sloping backyard. A life-sized Fred Flintstone welcomes visitors near the front door. And by the driveway on the lawn is a giant …
Thu., April 4, 2019, 11:30 a.m.
A California business owner says store surveillance video recorded a man stealing a small chain saw by stuffing it down his pants.
Wed., March 27, 2019, 2:38 p.m.
Park officials in California’s Antelope Valley, about 70 miles north of Los Angeles, said Tuesday that in recent days someone landed a helicopter in a field of poppies – part …
Wed., March 20, 2019, 2 p.m.
Jason Windus gave his California neighbor something to look at during a dispute over the height of a backyard fence – naked mannequins having a garden party.
Mon., March 18, 2019, 9:10 p.m.
Poppy-viewing crowds anxious to see a super bloom flocked to a small Southern California city.
Wed., March 13, 2019, 6:18 p.m.
One of the largest fires in California history was sparked by Southern California Edison power lines that came into contact during high winds, investigators said Wednesday.
Wed., March 13, 2019, 9:15 a.m.
The 737 inmates on California’s largest-in-the-nation death row are getting a reprieve from Gov. Gavin Newsom, who plans to sign an executive order Wednesday placing a moratorium on executions.
UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 8:48 a.m.
A Montana man dubbed the AK-47 bandit and accused of holding up banks in several states has pleaded guilty to robbing a bank in Nebraska.
Fri., March 1, 2019, 2:23 a.m.
You might expect California, America’s biggest consumer marketplace, to be bursting with cannabis stores since recreational weed became legalized in 2018.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 12:15 p.m.
Floodwaters that turned two Northern California wine country communities into islands reachable only by boat began receding Thursday after a rain-engorged river finally peaked after swamping thousands of homes and …
Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 12:08 p.m.
Pacific Gas & Electric says its equipment may have ignited the 2018 Camp Fire, which killed 86 people and destroyed an entire town in Northern California.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 27, 2019, 10:40 a.m.
Two California communities north of San Francisco were accessible only by boat Wednesday after a rain-swollen river overflowed its banks and inundated low-lying areas around them overnight, authorities said.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019, 12:33 p.m.
A winter storm slamming the western U.S. was dumping rain in Northern California on Tuesday and raising the threat of floods while heavy mountain snowfall created a risk of avalanches …
Tue., Feb. 26, 2019, 11:02 a.m.
A California irrigation district with the highest-priority rights to water from a major Western river is using its power to demand federal funds to restore the state’s largest lake, hoping …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 10:34 p.m.
Teachers in Oakland, California, went on strike Thursday, part of a national wave of discontent by educators over classroom conditions, pay and other issues. Recent walkouts have taken place in …
Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 9 a.m.
This former ghost town on the fringes of LAX is now teeming with owls, legless lizards and butterflies
When the Los Angeles beachfront community of Surfridge disappeared decades ago to make way for the jet age, nature was slow to reclaim the sandy dunes and upscale lots that …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:10 p.m.
Disputes over President Donald Trump’s border wall and California’s bullet train are intensifying the feud between the White House and the nation’s most populous state.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:03 p.m.
The Trump administration said Tuesday that it plans to cancel $929 million awarded to California’s high-speed rail project and wants the state to return an additional $2.5 billion that it …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 11:55 a.m.
President Donald Trump is criticizing California’s lead role in a multistate lawsuit challenging his emergency declaration to pay for a U.S.-Mexico border wall.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 9:39 p.m.
California turned to cleanup and damage assessment Friday as a powerful storm that drenched the state brought flood dangers to Arizona, and other parts of the West dealt with impacts …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 2, 2019, 8:13 p.m.
The second in a string of powerful storms battered California on Saturday, bringing down trees, flooding roadways and prompting evacuations in wildfire burn areas where intense downpours could loosen bare …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 6:35 p.m.
A colony of elephant seals took over a beach in Northern California during the government shutdown when there was no staff to discourage the animals from congregating in the popular …